1. What do we do with your information?
When you install Oribi Speak, you grant us access to the text you write and select in your browser and/or document when Oribi Speak is activated. The text you wish to be spoken out gets sent over an encrypted connection (https) to a server where it gets synthesized and then sent back to your browser in the form of an .mp3 file that Oribi Speak then plays back.
If you have enabled the word prediction feature in the browser extension, the text you are writing will also be sent over an encrypted connection to our server so that Oribi Speak can give you suggestions as you type.
When you use the OCR feature in the browser extension, a screenshot is taken of the currently active tab you’re on, which is then cropped to the area that you selected. The screenshot is then sent to a third-party service (OCR.space) that converts the image to text. The text is then synthesized as described above.
We never store the your text on the server. When the text has been synthesized and sent back to us, it is immediately deleted. The server also doesn’t receive any personal information about you, it only receives the text you want to listen to.
If you type something into a password field (any HTML element where the type attribute is set to “password”), the browser extension stops listening and thus doesn’t know what you are typing.
If you unlock Oribi Speak with a license key, this key is sent to our website along with your email address for verification.
How do you get my consent?
When Oribi Speak is being installed, the person installing the extension will be prompted to agree to our terms before it can be used. If you decide to purchase a license key, we might need more information depending on the size of your order.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent by following these steps:
Oribi Speak extension for Chrome
- Go to Manage apps with account access in your Google account settings
- Locate and click on extension
- Click on Remove access
Oribi Speak add-in for Microsoft Word
- Uninstall the add-in
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
4. Google & Microsoft
The Oribi Speak browser extension is hosted on Google’s servers and downloaded to your machine via Chrome Web Store. If you use Google or Microsoft services you agree to their terms as well.
The add-in for Microsoft Word is hosted on Netlify and installed via Microsoft AppSource.
5. Third-party services
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
6. Limited uses of personal or sensitive user data
As extension developers we are obligated to request the narrowest permissions possible and tell our users exactly what we do with any collected user data.
We request the narrowest permissions possible in order for Oribi Speak to work properly. The user's email address will be used for license validation and will only ever be shared in clear text with us when using a license key purchased via Oribi Web Store. In order to provide text-to-speech and OCR support, Oribi Speak needs access to the website content in the user's current active tab. No website content is sent to our servers or stored by us in any way.
We will never transfer user data to others unless that transfer is (a) necessary to improve the extension, (b) to comply with applicable laws, (c) if necessary for security purposes (for example, investigating abuse); or, (d) as part of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets.
We are never allowed to use or transfer user data to serve users personalized, re-targeted, or interest-based advertisements.
Prohibited human interaction
We do not allow humans to read collected user data unless:
- We obtain a user's consent to read specific data (for example, for tech support)
- It's necessary for security purposes (for example, investigating abuse)
- To comply with applicable laws
- It's aggregatet and anonymized and only used for internal operations (for example, reporting aggregate statistics in an internal dashboard)
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and sent to our payment gateway provider. No credit card information is stored by us.
The browser extension’s settings are stored on Google’s servers and/or on your local machine using the chrome.storage API. Only you have access to your saved settings.
The add-in for Microsoft Word stores user settings in a database hosted on Glesys. Oribi can access your settings but can't tie them to an email address.
9. Questions and contact information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at: