Medium Privacy Policy

  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity
Medium collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

  • Gather usage statistics of services
  • Provide customized reading experience
  • Publish and distribute user-generated content
  • Provide access to paid content
  • Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • DNT status
  • Display name
  • Bio
  • Avatar image
  • Email address (non-public)
  • Session activity (security)
  • Linked social media accounts (optional)
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • Reading history (on Medium network only)
  • Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)
  • Posts, responses, or series published by user
  • Business information, if applicable
  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Communication & Support
  • Payment Processors
  1. You may correct information associated with your account from the Settings page, and the Customize Your Interests page to update your interests.
  2. You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the Settings page, which will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Medium is prevented by law from deleting your information).
  3. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting privacy@medium.com. If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
  4. Under EU law you have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Medium with the dedicated Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.
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