Saturday, May 25th, 2024

The trust of our readers is essential.


Our readers should know how we handle their data.

We created this page to answer our readers’ questions about how we use their personal data. This topic is important to many readers, and we value their right to understand how it works.

This F.A.Q. applies to readers. If you want to dive deeper into the details, please see our Terms and Conditions.


1.Why does collect (and use) my data?

At, we aim to create the best possible reader experience across every medium. This involves knowing certain things about our readership. For example, knowing which articles you read helps us understand your interests. That information lets us select the types of articles we show you in certain parts of the app or site. (This article selection process is still guided by our journalistic judgment, and doesn’t impact large portions of the app or site.)

It is important to note that is primarily funded by donation and advertising. Both functions require the use of readers’ data. For example, we use readers’ data to identify who may be interested in a subscription in order to show you ads on other websites. Our advertisers ask us to use reader data so their ads can be targeted at the right audiences.