FeedGhost – Privacy Statement

If you want to see a fairly well written and fair Privacy Policy, look at FeedGhost.

Here’s some straight-up statements I just like seeing in a Privacy Policy:

  • Under no circumstances does BinaryComponents divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
  • “E-mail this to a friend” policy Our site and product users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
  • Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. BinaryComponents may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
  • We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Basically it is one of the most liberating Privacy Policies I have reviewed. It does have a couple of minor issues though:

This is essential to keeping our service free.

But the service isn’t really free – so I don’t know why this is in there, and:

    • By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by BinaryComponents . If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Of course, this goes back to one of my pet peeves – conditions of use should not be in the Privacy Policy. I shouldn’t be expected to agree to anything in a Privacy Policy – the Privacy Policy is what a company agrees to guarantee me, the user.

Regardless of that – it is a very user-friendly Privacy Policy!


Source: FeedGhost – Privacy Statement


  1. Stu – I liked the old one – but you are right, the new version is even more simple. Well done!


  2. Oops, that was a very old placeholder privacy policy. In the rush to complete the new website, fix bugs in the application, and handle customer suggestions, we managed to overlook that page.

    I’ve completely re-written it now, hopefully in clear English rather than a rather boring legalese.

    Stu Smith (FeedGhost)