We highly value your privacy and data ownership. It’s at the core of what we do.
Your personal data is fully stored locally on your device. Noone will ever have access to it unless you share it, or back it up to one of your favorite cloud providers.
If you use Memex.Link (where you can share links to highlighted text) we only store the the url and the highlighted text on our servers.
We do not save any personally identifiable information with it, like IP addresses of you or the people requesting those links.
Our business model does not depend on analysing and/or selling your data.
We want to be profitable because we deliver real value to you and other users through the premium services we offer now and in the future.
To protect your privacy and not lock you into our services for the necessity to grow at all costs, worldbrain.io does not take venture capital funding. Instead we finance the company through a model called Steward Ownership. It is a profit sharing model with capped returns for investors and team members.
To improve Memex usability and gain statistical data about its use, we collect anonymized usage statistics about how people use the extension and its features. Those will not contain anything personally identifiable like the urls visited, terms searched or annotation content.
We only track interactions with the software itself to improve user experience and features.
Our software is open-source so you can verify these claims yourself by looking at our source code.
Yeah, that can be a bit scary. However, those permissions are necessary for the extension to function properly. Memex does only index text that is visible on first page load. It does not index password and text fields.
As you can see in our source code we do not send any of your personal data anywhere. It is all on your computer.