Privacy Policy

This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the Metalens app for iOS devices. If you choose to use Metalens, then you agree to the collection and use of information concerning this policy.

Information we collect

Metalens collects anonymous statistics such as crash reports and anonymized feature usage statistics. Metalens does not use third-party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Ads and analytics

Metalens does not serve ads. Metalens does not use any third-party analytics service.

Information usage

The collected crash reports and anonymized feature usage statistics are used to improve the app experience and plan future improvements.


Metalens uses public Hacker News API and a proprietary Metalens API to provide past snapshots and analytics of Hacker News feed items.

Usernames and passwords are only used to securely authenticate with Hacker News servers, credentials are not stored anywhere.

Metalens uses locally stored cookies to keep the users logged in, this is optional, users may use the application without logging in.

Metalens contains links to other sites. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. These websites have their independent privacy policies. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Metalens complies with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. I, therefore, will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Metalens does not knowingly store or collect information from anyone under the age of 13, Metalens is not designed or marketed towards audiences under 13.

Information for European Union Customers

By using Metalens and providing your information, you authorize us to collect, use, and store your information outside of the European Union.

International Transfers of Information

Information may be processed, stored, and used outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may apply to your data depending on where it is processed, stored, or used.

Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, e-mail me at [email protected]