Privacy Policy of Royal Road

Royal Road collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data processed for the following purposes and using the following services:

    • Advertising

      • Google AdSense, AppNexus, Google Ad Manager, PubMatic, 33Across, Sovrn , OpenX Ad Exchange, Verizon Media (EMEA), Amazon Mobile Ads and district m

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

      • Index Exchange and NitroPay

      • Venatus

        Personal Data: Tracker; Usage Data

      • Direct Email Marketing (DEM)

        Personal Data: email address

    • Analytics

      • Google Analytics and Analytics collected directly

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

      • Google Analytics 4

        Personal Data: browser information; city; device information; latitude (of city); longitude (of city); number of Users; session statistics; Trackers; Usage Data

    • Commercial affiliation

      • Amazon Affiliation

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Contacting the User

      • Contact form and Mailing list or newsletter

        Personal Data: email address

    • Content commenting

      • Comment system managed directly

        Personal Data: Cookies; email address; Usage Data; username

    • Content performance and features testing (A/B testing)

      • GrowthBook (self-hosted)

        Personal Data: browser information; browsing history; clicks; crash data; device information; device logs; interaction events; operating systems; page views; scroll position; scroll-to-page interactions; Trackers; Usage Data

    • Displaying content from external platforms

      • Google Fonts

        Personal Data: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Handling payments

      • PayPal

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Infrastructure monitoring

      • Sentry

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Managing contacts and sending messages

      • Sendgrid

        Personal Data: email address

      • Firebase Cloud Messaging

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Registration and authentication

      • Direct registration

        Personal Data: date of birth; email address; gender; password; profile picture; username; website

      • Facebook Authentication, Google OAuth and OneDrive OAuth

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Direct registration and profiling

        Personal Data: date of birth; gender; password; User ID; username; various types of Data; website

    • Social features

      • Public profile

        Personal Data: picture; username

      • Inviting and suggesting friends

        Personal Data: various types of Data

    • SPAM protection

      • Google reCAPTCHA

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

      • Akismet

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Tag Management

      • Google Tag Manager

        Personal Data: Usage Data

    • Traffic optimization and distribution

      • Cloudflare

        Personal Data: Cookies; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

Information on opting out of interest-based advertising

In addition to any opt-out feature provided by any of the services listed in this document, Users may learn more on how to generally opt out of interest-based advertising within the dedicated section of the Cookie Policy.

Further information about the processing of Personal Data

    • Interest Based Advertising

      We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out

    • User-Generated content and activity

      By using this service, you may engage in a lot of activities, including stating your personal information in your user biography, leaving comments, messages, reviews, forum posts, blog posts among other things. If you so choose to provide public information, you should be aware that this information can be read, and collected by other users of the service, and we are not responsible for any of the information you choose to submit.

    • Customize the service

      The data collected is used to customise the service for you, from providing a reading history list, to personalised content and recommendation.

    • Regarding Data Retention

      The data will only be retained in for as long as needed for the purposes it was collected or permitted by the applicable laws. We might keep specific data if there is a legal obligation to do so.

    • Your rights concerning personal data:

      You can download the data collected on the site about you using the following link:

      You can request for the deletion of your collected data by deleting your account:

    • The Service is not directed to children under the age of 13

      Users declare themselves to be adult according to their applicable legislation. Minors may use Royal Road only with the assistance of a parent or guardian. Under no circumstance persons under the age of 13 may use Royal Road.

    • Selling goods and services online

      The Personal Data collected are used to provide the User with services or to sell goods, including payment and possible delivery.
      The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by Royal Road depends on the payment system used.

    • Push notifications

      Royal Road may send push notifications to the User to achieve the purposes outlined in this privacy policy.

      Users may in most cases opt-out of receiving push notifications by visiting their device settings, such as the notification settings for mobile phones, and then change those settings for Royal Road, some or all of the apps on the particular device.
      Users must be aware that disabling push notifications may negatively affect the utility of Royal Road.

    • localStorage

      localStorage allows Royal Road to store and access data right in the User's browser with no expiration date.

    • Browser Fingerprinting

      Browser Fingerprinting creates an identifier based on a device's unique combination of characteristics (e.g. IP address, HTTP header, browser properties etc.), that allows to distinguish the User from other Users, thereby enabling to track the User's browsing behavior across the web. Browser Fingerprinting does not have an expiration date and cannot be deleted.

    • Analysis and predictions based on the User’s Data (“profiling”)

      The Owner may use the Personal and Usage Data collected through Royal Road to create or update User profiles. This type of Data processing allows the Owner to evaluate User choices, preferences and behaviour for the purposes outlined in the respective section of this document.
      User profiles can also be created through the use of automated tools like algorithms, which can also be provided by third parties. To find out more about the profiling activities performed, Users can check the relevant sections of this document.
      The User always has a right to object to this kind of profiling activity. To find out more about the User's rights and how to exercise them, the User is invited to consult the section of this document outlining the rights of the User.

    • Preference Cookies

      Preference Cookies store the User preferences detected on Royal Road in the local domain such as, for example, their timezone and region.

Contact information

    • Owner and Data Controller

      Nazareth, Galilee 16040

      Owner contact email: