Privacy Policy

Read our summary of's Privacy Policy.


  • Medium allows you to create and maintain an account, personalizing your content experience.
  • Medium collects a wide range of personal information, including your activity and device usage.
  • Your personal information may be shared with third-party vendors and service providers.
  • Medium may transfer your information internationally, which may affect your data protection rights.
  • You have the option to opt-out of certain communications and reject browser cookies.
  • California residents have specific privacy rights, including data access and deletion rights.
  • Medium may disclose personal information if they believe it's necessary to protect their rights or comply with legal obligations.
  • Third-party embeds on Medium may collect information as if you were visiting their site directly.
  • European users have additional protections and rights regarding their personal data.
  • Medium uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to collect usage data.

Things to watch out for

  • Medium's policy allows sharing of personal data with third parties, which could lead to privacy concerns.
  • Information collected through third-party embeds is governed by the third party's privacy policy, not Medium's.
  • International users should be aware that their data may be transferred to countries with different data protection standards.

AI recommendations

When using Medium, it's important to be mindful of the personal information you share, as it can be collected and potentially shared with third parties. If privacy is a major concern for you, regularly review your account settings and adjust your communication preferences. For those in California or Europe, take advantage of your rights to access and control your personal data. Always be cautious when interacting with third-party embeds, as Medium does not control the data they collect.


How can I control the personal information I've shared with Medium?

You can access, correct, or delete your account information through Medium's Settings page, and opt out of certain communications and cookies through your browser settings.

Does Medium sell my personal information?

According to the privacy policy, Medium does not sell personal information.

What rights do I have regarding my data if I'm a California resident or located in Europe?

California residents have rights under the CCPA to request access to and deletion of their personal information. European users have rights under GDPR, including data portability, correction, erasure, and the right to object to processing.

(Last updated: 09th December, 2023)

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