DutchReader is a Chrome extension for learning Dutch


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  • FAQ

    How does it work didactically?

    DutchReader has a proven learning effect through the use of contextual learning. You always see the words in their original context and get the chance to practise new vocabulary in the form of simple tasks.


    By focusing on reading news, DutchReader targets understanding of articles. This facilitates the memorisation of new words, which is a by-product of text comprehension.


    How does it work technically?

    In order to assess your level and progress, DutchReader tracks your interaction with the target words (translations, tasks, etc).

    It can then suggest articles that best correspond to your level and highlight words that you need to learn.


    For whom is it?

    DutchReader is ideal for anyone who wants to practise and improve his or her Dutch. It requires at least a basic (A1+) knowledge of Dutch.


    DutchReader can be used either independently or as extra practice in combination with a language learning method (course, book, etc).


    Does it cost anything?

    DutchReader is now available in its Beta version for free. A pricing element might be added in the future. You will however never be charged without your permission.


    Who are we?

    ​DutchReader is offered to you by Knowble, a company that develops innovative language learning software.


    Does DutchReader show advertisements?

    DutchReader does not make any use of advertisements.

    However, as it will navigate you through original newspaper articles, you will often come across advertisements used by the newspaper on the article website. These ads are not related to DutchReader in any way and appear on the different newspaper websites regardless of whether you have DutchReader installed.


    DutchReader and your privacy

    DutchReader does not access any personal data of the user, with the exception of the provided name and email address. These are exclusively used for authentication and communication purposes. No data is ever made available to any third party.


    DutchReader stores information regarding articles read by the user using the extension. This includes the words he/she translates and practises. Storing of this information has no other purpose than to recommend articles and vocabulary. DutchReader has no access to any data from websites visited by the user. It does not store information about visited URLs.


    Cookies need to be accepted in order for the website content to be shown correctly. Cookies are used by the news websites themselves and not by DutchReader.


    Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

    A score is calculated based on the number of articles you read and the number of exercises you complete. This score keeps improving as you progress.

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Terms & Conditions
DutchReader is a language-learning Service provided by Knowble. It consists in offering personalized reading and learning support (including translations, highlighting of unknown words, exercises, etc.) to language learners.  By using this Service you have agreed with the Terms & Conditions, including the Privacy Policy, set out below.

This Agreement between you and Knowble is a valid and binding legal contract that governs your use of the Service, regardless of where and through what device you access or operate the Service. Knowble may at any time and without any notice or liability, terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any feature of the Service, including the availability of any features.
While Knowble attempts to ensure that the Service is normally available 24 hours a day, Knowble shall not be liable if for any reason the Service is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to the service may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond Knowble’s control.

1. Account Registration
In order to use the Service, you must provide certain information, including your e-mail address, a password and any other identification information that may be required. The registration information will be used in accordance with the Service’s privacy policy. Knowble shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorized use of your account. If you are residing in a jurisdiction which restricts the use of internet-based applications according to age, or which restricts the ability to enter into agreements such as this Agreement according to age and you are under such age limit, you may not enter into this Agreement or use the Service.

2. Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances and under no legal theory, including, but not limited to, tort, contract, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, shall knowble or its officers, directors, employees, agents, or suppliers be liable to you or any other person for any indirect or consequential damages of any character including, without limitation, damages for:
1. errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of the service or content contained therein;
2. personal injury or property damage of any nature (including, but not limited to, computer failure, lost profits and lost data), resulting from your access to and use of the service;
3. any unauthorized access to or use of the service and/or any and all personal information stored therein;
4. any interruption of the service; or
5. any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or similar problems, which may be transmitted to or through the service.

3. Amendments
Knowble reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time. Any amendments will be posted below. If you do not agree to the Agreement as amended, you must stop using the Service immediately. Your continued use of the Service will be deemed as acceptance of the Agreement as amended.

4. Language and Governing Law
This agreement was originally written in English. To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under Dutch law.

Privacy Policy

1. Collecting and Processing Personal Data
In order to offer the Service, Knowble collects personal information such as your name, username and email address; and any other additional personal or preference information that you freely enter. Knowble also records your vocabulary knowledge and usage of the Service in order to deliver you a personalized language learning experience.

2. Uses and Disclosure of Personal Data and Purpose Specification
Knowble can use your personal information for the following general purposes: (i) to provide you with the Service; (ii) to respond to your questions and comments; (iii) to communicate with you via regular mail and email (or other electronic means) about Services; for (iv) statistical purposes.
Occasionally, the non-personally identifiable information that we collect may be used to improve the design and content of our Service. We also may utilize this information to analyze the usage. The personally identifiable information may be used to personalize each unique visitor’s experience of the Service.
We may be required by law to disclose personal information, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, in response to law enforcement agencies or other public agencies request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime.

3. Security and Confidentiality
The Service has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with regulations to protect personal information about you. However, data transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, Knowble cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

5. Contacting Knowble
You may obtain a copy of the personal information about you that you provide through the Service or otherwise request that Knowble updates, makes changes or deletes personal information by sending an email to info@dutchreader.com. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, you can contact Knowble by e-mail at info@dutchreader.com.