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Privacy Policy

The privacy policy of Sorting Thoughts (by Hendrik Ebel) is clear and simple: I will collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to provide that information to me.

The following statements gives you an overview which data I will collect:

Desktop and Mobile Apps

Sorting Thoughts for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and webOS contains no user-tracking or usage-analysis software and shows no advertisements. All entered data will only stored on the device. To sync data between devices, the user can use the Sorting Thoughts Sync Service.

Sorting Thoughts Sync Service

The service is developed by the ‘privacy first’ principle, that means no personal data are needed and the data transfer is completely end-to-end encrypted. Full end-to-end encryption with high standard encryption techniques like RSA, AES and SSL/TLS. Only the device owner can decrypt the sync data because only the owner holds the private key. Furthermore, the sync data will be deleted after a successful sync or after 30 days if the target device don’t pick-up the data. Server location is Germany and the service fulfilled the strict European and German data protection guidelines.


The support of Sorting Thoughts will be processed by email communication. The email address of an user will only be used for support purpose and not shared with 3rd parties.

This website

Sorting Thoughts does not collect any personally identifiable information about you other than information that you choose to submit to me, such as your email address, name and address, bank account data, credit card information, etc., for example, when you buy a software product from my website or subscribe to my e-mail-based newsletter service, if offered. Sorting Thoughts also may automatically collect aggregate information about the use of my site, including the following browser dependent data in temporary server log file:

  • browser typ and version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • hostname of the computer
  • time of the request

Sorting Thoughts does not use services like Google Analytics or other user tracking services.

How do I use the information?

The personally identifiable information I collect from and about you may be used to provide e-mail-based newsletters and other information to you and to notify you from time to time about entities associated with Sorting Thoughts. If you buy software on this site, the necessary personal data will be handled by my reseller Fastspring (Bright Market, LLC), see Privacy Policy of Fastspring.

With whom will I share information?

I may disclose information about you if I have a good-faith belief that I are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect and/or enforce and/or exercise the rights, property or safety of Sorting Thoughts, the users of my websites, or others.

If you have any questions

If you have any questions about the your saved data or the wish to delete your personal data, please writing to:

For Germany, the German version of the Privacy Policy (“Datenschutzerklärung”) shall prevail

For the territory of Germany, the German version of my Privacy Policy (“Datenschutzerklärung”) shall prevail. You can find the German Datenschutzerklärung here.

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