MobileRead has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to ensuring your privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for our website.

None of this is new or a change in our policies. Ever since we started MobileRead in 2004, we have always kept our members' personal information confidential. This privacy statement just formalizes what we have always done.

General Statement

You can visit MobileRead without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about you. Our servers automatically collect IP addresses, browser details, and how you got to the site. This information is aggregated to measure things such as the number of visits, time spent on the site, pages viewed etc. MobileRead uses this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the service we offer to you. Personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address is only known when voluntarily provided by you for the purpose of registration.

MobileRead appreciates the sensitivity of any private information that you choose to disclose to us. It is our intention to treat your account information with the highest level of care.

We do not and will not disclose any personal details except where required to do so by law or where a user has elected to make details available.


In order for you to participate at MobileRead, such as submitting new posts to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require basic personal information (including a username, password, and e-mail address). We will never provide your e-mail address to a third party without your explicit permission. MobileRead may send out e-mails to inform you of actions that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive e-mails from us, please visit the Messaging section of your User Profile.

Public Forums

Any information that is disclosed in the MobileRead discussion forums becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

External Links

MobileRead contains links to other sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such web sites.

Use of Cookies

We use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide to us.

Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies (or web beacons) on our website to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of MobileRead and services that depend on cookies.

Use of Log Files

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. MobileRead automatically receives and records certain "traffic data" on our server logs from your browser including your IP address and the page you requested. We use this traffic data to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends and administer the website.

Third-Party Advertisements

We use third-party ad serving companies, including ad networks, to display advertisements on MobileRead pages. These companies currently include, but are not limited to: Amazon, Chitika, Google AdSense, and Yahoo! Publisher Network.

Anonymous aggregated information based on users' activities or demographics may be passed to advertisers. No personal information that you provide us with will ever be passed to a third party.

Third-Party Statistics

We use the Google Analytics and Quantcast services to analyze traffic to this web site. All analytic data is recorded anonymously and there is no exchange of personally identifiable information, such as username or e-mail address.


MobileRead has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please try and keep your log-in information secure at all times. If you suspect that the security of your login information has been breached, you can change both your password and email address in the the E-Mail and Password section of your User Profile.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

MobileRead may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time, at its sole discretion. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, and/or by means of a notice on our home page.

We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how MobileRead is protecting your information.

Last updated: 23 June 2008

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