EFFECTIVE: Tuesday, 3 December 2019

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Headlines Today's sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content ("Services"). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information.

Information We Collect & How We Use It
Headlines Today doesn't make money from ads. So we don't collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Headlines Today is to make our product work as well as possible. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Headlines Today, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Headlines Today, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like Save to Headlines Today, highlights, follows, and applause). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page). We use this information to:
  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalise the Services
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services

  • When you create your Headlines Today account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Apple) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.

    Information Disclosure
    Headlines Today won't transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won't sell information about you to a third-party.

    We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

    If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we'll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we're prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. If you do not respond to our notice, we shall assume you do not intend to challenge. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

    Data Storage
    Headlines Today uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Google, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Headlines Today. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorise Headlines Today to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

    Third-Party Embeds
    Some of the content that you see displayed on Headlines Today is not hosted by Headlines Today. These "embeds" are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Headlines Today page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: when you open up articles with Safari. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Headlines Today article page with a BBC article embedded in it, that articles appears because of a pointer to files hosted by BBC, and in turn BBC receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the article you read).

    Headlines Today doesn't control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they ultimately do with it. So, third-party embeds on Headlines Today are not covered by this Privacy Policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service (so, when you watch a BBC article embedded in a Headlines Today, the use of data about your interactions with the article would be covered by BBC's privacy policy).

    We do our best to keep bad actors off of Headlines Today. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party through the safari view, we don't know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see forms on safari when hosted on Headlines Today asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not use the safari view as we cannot protect you on it.

    Tracking & Cookies
    Headlines Today saves data about the URLs you Save to Headlines Today (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Headlines Today Services. We track your interactions within the Headlines Today Services.

    Some third-party services that we use to provide the Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Headlines Today only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

    Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information
    To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Headlines Today may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.

    Data Security
    We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can't guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you're responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

    Email from Headlines Today
    Sometimes we'll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can't opt out of this type of "transactional" email.

    We won't email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please dm it to us on twitter @rubensystems so we can investigate.

    Changes to this Policy
    Headlines Today may periodically update this Policy. We'll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here.

    We welcome feedback about this policy. Dm us on twitter @rubensystems.

    Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
    Description of Processing Activity
    Headlines Today collects and stores personal information about its users to customise their reading experience and enable personalised distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
    Purposes of Processing
  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the Services
  • Gather usage statistics of services
  • Provide customised reading experience

  • Legal Bases
    In order to provide the Services, Headlines Today collects and stores personal data about its users to fulfil its contractual obligations to users as described in our Terms of Service and to users as described in our Terms of Service.

    Headlines Today also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the Services, as outlined above. These legitimate interests are not outweighed by (nor do they violate) our users' privacy interests because we collect minimal user data for these purposes and we are fully transparent about these activities.

    Where Headlines Today collects and stores personal data about non-users mentioned in user-generated content, it does so under performance of contract obligations to users who use the Services to publish content on web sites hosted by Headlines Today. In such cases, users authoring such user-generated content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Headlines Today will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation's rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

    Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of the Services. Categories of Personal Data Collected

    Logged out users:
  • If you decide to create an account

  • Logged in users (not public):
  • Username
  • Avatar image (if you used "Sign in with Google" on a previous version of Headlines Today)
  • Email address
  • Meta-data about articles saved or read by using the optional save and read features
  • Network interactions (reads, etc.)

  • Categories of Recipients
    Headlines Today shares personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:
  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Analytics

  • Use of Algorithms to Personalise User Experience
    Headlines Today collects and stores personal data about its users to customise their reading experience by displaying content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the users (including through their reading history and Services interactions). This does not constitute automated decision-making as that phrase is used in the GDPR because it does not produce any legal effects or similarly significant effects for users.

    Potential Consequences of Processing
    Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users who use "Sign in with Apple" will be given the option to give an anonymised email. Users may also choose to use the service without engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the Services.

    We will use your ISO 3166-1 Alpha2 code (e.g USA = US, Great Britian = GB) to provide you with more relevant news articles. We do not store this nor do we share this.

    Cross-border Transfers
    Headlines Today is hosted in the United States. By using the Services, you authorise Headlines Today to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.