Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 21, 2019

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Delight sites, services, mobile applications and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

In order to give you the best possible experience using Delight, we collect information from your interactions with our network. 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 Delight, such as what pages you access and your interactions with our features (like 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.

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Medium Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Medium Services

Information Disclosure

Delight 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.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonomization; (4) 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.

Data Storage

Delight uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Medium. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Delight is not hosted by Delight. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Delight. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear within a Delight post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Delight post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Delight does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Delight are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.

Delight doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Delight network (which encompasses and custom domains hosted by Delight).

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

Delight complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, Delight’s analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Delight Services to work. When you use Delight while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT. Here’s some more information about Delight’s Do Not Track policy.

Changes to this Policy

Medium 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 and we will archive former versions of the policy here.