Evernote allows you to opt out of machine learning technologies (next to “Allow Evernote to use my data to improve my experience”), but Twitter user Adron Buske highlights the fact that opting out doesn’t exactly get you anywhere in regards to the other reasons employees might look at your notes:
— Adron Buske (@AdronBuske) December 13, 2016
- If they believe you’re violating a Terms of Service
- For troubleshooting purposes or to “maintain and improve the service”
- If they deem it necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Evernote and its users
- To comply with legal obligations like warrants, court orders, subpoenas or other government requests
If you’re worried about the content of your notes falling under the eyes of an employee or through a government request, you can always encrypt them so even employees can’t read them, but it’s still an off-putting practice for some people.