Reading poetry is an intimate, subversive act. It deserves to be protected.
Like virtually all websites, Verse retains logs of which pages you visit and which pages you read. Verse will not voluntarily share this information with others.
This list of service providers will likely change. Verse uses services from Heap Analytics and Google to collect and analyze data about use of this site. Verse uses Heroku and CloudFlare to host and deliver Verse to you. If you Log In using Facebook, Verse will have access to your public Facebook profile and email address. Where possible, we request that our vendors keep visitor data private and use it only to help you read and discover poetry.
In order to provide recommendations to other readers, Verse will use data about the poetry you read, save or share. In doing so, Verse will not disclose what you read, save or share.
You can delete all data associated with your account. (For now, you'll have to contact us directly to accomplish this.)
Verse seeks to comply with the EFF DNT policy and the W3C Tracking Compliance standards. Regardless of your DNT setting, Verse does not track your activity on other sites, except as necessary for securing this service.
Communications between Verse and your device are end-to-end encrypted, using HTTPS. Typically, this prevents your telecommunications provider and local government from easily determining which poems you're reading.
Please contact Nick Doty with any questions or concerns about this policy or your privacy while reading poetry.