Monday, May 22, 2006

Foxmarks Privacy Policy Updated

When we first unveiled our Privacy Policy last month, some users were rightfully concerned that it appeared that we were reserving the right to spam them: the policy said that we might use the email address you provided when you registered to "contact you regarding services or products that we believe may be of interest to you." And that certainly sounds like spam.

When we set out to construct our privacy policy our lawyers gave us a generic policy which we adapted to the particulars of our service. The generic policy had in place the spam provision, which, in our haste to get the policy out the door, we neglected to curtail. That's been fixed now. We agree not to spam you unless you ask to be spammed; and even then, it seems unlikely that spam will ever be part of the Foxmarks experience. From where we sit, spam is, like, totally un-foxmarxian.

If you're interested,  check out the Privacy Policy here.