Last updated: 2023-04-26
TLDR: Omnivore does not sell your data, we store your data on our servers so it can be accessed via the web and synced to devices. We use a limited set of analytics and logging tools to ensure the service is functioning and to debug issues. We use email to contact you, send you marketing messages, and send you in-app messages (but you can always opt out of our emails).
We understand that data privacy is a big concern to many of our users, and that many potential users are cautious of new services (especially free ones). As a free and open-source project run by a small team, sometimes our documentation isn't as thorough as it could be. If you have questions or feedback on anything, please don't assume maliciousness and feel free to contact us.
What Personal Information we collect
When you sign up for an Omnivore account we ask you for an email address, name, and username. If you choose to sign up using a social login (Google or Apple), we will request an avatar image.
Your email address is used for the following purposes:
- Authentication: (Email verification, password reset emails)
- In-app messaging: Omnivore will sometimes forward emails from newsletters if they are not classified as articles (for example a confirmation email from a newsletter you sign up for).
- Onboarding emails: When you sign up for Omnivore we will send you a series of emails (usually three) to help get you started with the service.
- Marketing messages: We will occasionally send marketing messages to our users with things like product updates. You can unsubscribe from these messages from the email.
Selling your Personal Information
Omnivore does not sell your data or personal information or exchange it with any third parties besides those listed below. These services are used for site functionality.
We use a cookie in the browser to authenticate your API requests.
We use the open source Posthog for analytics. We do not share our analytics data with third parties.
Third party services
The app does use third-party services that may collect information used to identify you. These services are used to run parts of the service and ensure the application's health.
Using Omnivore creates log data. This data is used to debug issues and provider customer support.
This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing my Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.