Speed Read the Web

License agreement

End-user license agreement for Textcelerator: This is an agreement between you and the author of Textcelerator. By installing, copying, or otherwise using Textcelerator, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. Textcelerator is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property law and treaties. Textcelerator is licensed, not sold.

Grant of License

Licenses to use Textcelerator are tied to email addresses. There are two types of licenses: trial and full. Both are covered under this same agreement. You may obtain a single, time-limited trial license at no charge. You receive a full license when you purchase Textcelerator.

Trial licenses expires after thirty days. Textcelerator contains a mechanism that will render it inoperable when the trial period has expired; you may not tamper with or circumvent this mechanism. You may only have one trial license; after it expires you cannot get another. Acquiring multiple trial licenses for the same person, such as by using different email addresses, is a violation of this agreement.

A full license gives you the right to install and use Textcelerator on every computer you own or are the primary user of. For example, you may install Textcelerator on both a home computer that you own and an office computer that your employer owns, under the same license; and you can reinstall Textcelerator as needed if you upgrade or replace your computer or web browser. Note that if you sell or transfer your computer, then you must uninstall Textcelerator, unless the recipient has their own full license.

Other Rights and Limitations

No claim to pages you read: Textcelerator is used for speed-reading text on web pages, which may be created by third parties. We make no claim to and accept no responsibility for the content of such web pages.

Prohibition on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation and Disassembly: You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble Textcelerator, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

No rental: You may not rent, lease, or lend Textcelerator.

Updates and Support services: We may provide you with software updates and support services related to Textcelerator. Any supplemental software code provided to you as an update to Textcelerator or as part of the support services shall be considered part of Textcelerator and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA.


Without prejudice to any other rights, we may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of Textcelerator in your possession.


All title, including but not limited to copyrights, in and to Textcelerator are owned by its author, James Babcock.

No Warranties

Textcelerator is provided 'as is', without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, noninfringement, or fitness of a particular purpose. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages rising out of use or inability to use Textcelerator.

Privacy policy

If you use the browser plugin, we store your name and email address, so we can keep track of trials and give you your license key if you need to reinstall. The plugin does not and shall not collect or share any information about what you read or what pages you visit. If you buy Textcelerator, we do not store or have access to your credit card number; it is encrypted by our transaction processor, Stripe, before reaching our server.

We may collect anonymized, aggregate statistics about usage of Textcelerator such as reading speed, number of words read, configuration options and usage of program features, for research and development purposes. We will take steps to ensure that none of these statistics cannot be tied to individual users, and that no information is collected about what pages are visited or what texts are read.

We may occasionally send you email, but we will not abuse this privelege or share your email address with third parties.

Textcelerator for Sites

Textcelerator for Sites is a script which webmasters can include on web pages to allow visitors to speed-read their sites contents using Textcelerator. Textcelerator for Sites is free to use for sites that meet certain conditions, detailed below. This license agreement applies to you if you are a site owner or operator and use Textcelerator on your site. By incorporating any component of Textcelerator into your site, whether by hosting it yourself or by referencing it on Textcelerator's servers, you are agreeing to the Textcelerator for Sites license agreement.

Conditions for Use

Important: Textcelerator for Sites is only free for sites and content which meet certain conditions. If your site or content does not meet these conditions, you may trial it on your site for 30 days, after which you must either remove it from your site or purchase a separate license agreement. Specifically, you may not use Textcelerator for Sites for more than thirty days on sites which:

  • Are paywalled - that is, where a purchase or subscription is required to view the content.
  • Are primarily intended for use in, or promotion of, any reading or speed-reading course or instruction (unless that course is associated with a Textcelerator volume purchasing agreement, or otherwise separately licensed to use Textcelerator).
  • Additionally, Textcelerator may not be used at all (even for a trial period) on any site which:

  • Hosts material which is illegal anywhere in the United States, or in the jurisdiction where it is hosted
  • Is hosted, owned, or operated in a country subject to US export restrictions which would apply to Textcelerator
  • Is pornographic
  • Knowingly hosts material which is copyright-infringing
  • Privacy

    When users visit sites that have Textcelerator for Sites installed, their browser receives a cookie which is used to save configuration information such as the user's preferred reading speed. When the user's browser loads Textcelerator's scripts and configuration, it may provide a Referer header containing the URL of the originating page. We don't associate configurations/cookies or referers with individuals. We don't store referers unless our server software makes it inconvenient to avoid doing so. We don't disclose any of this information to third parties unless required by law.

    Limitation of Liability

    No liability for downtime: Under no event shall we be liable for any downtime, loss of traffic, loss of revenue, or damages of any kind resulting from use of or defects in Textcelerator software, updates to Textcelerator software, or downtime of Textcelerator servers.

    No liability for security breach: Under no event shall we be liable for any breach of security, release of private information, malware, or damages flowing therefrom resulting from a defect in Textcelerator software or a security breach in Textcelerator servers. You agree not to incorporate Textcelerator into sites which handle private information. If you do incorporate Textcelerator into a site which handles private information, you accept all liability for any security breach.

    No warranties: Textcelerator is provided 'as is', without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, noninfringement, or fitness of a particular purpose. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages rising out of use or inability to use Textcelerator.