We (the "Company", "we" or "us") operates a number of websites, and desktop, browser, and mobile services, applications, extensions, and SDKs (collectively the "Software"). The Software offers value adding stand-alone services, enhances your interaction with various websites by adding features, functionality and content through your browser, and provides other functional and entertainment services.
The desktop version of the Software may be downloaded from websites maintained by the Company or its affiliates (the "Sites"). Mobile versions of the Software do not require the download of the desktop version. The Software, the Sites, and any related features, updates, functionalities, products, services, software, websites, programs, promotions or content provided by the Company or its affiliates shall be referred to collectively as the "Services".
The Services are not targeted to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 16, please contact us through the provided contact method described below.
The Software is free to download and use, and is supported by various monetization mechanisms, including but not limited to search, banner, video, image, affiliate, inline text, and transitional advertising, and data sales. These ads are not necessarily associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites.
2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
User Submitted Information.
Personal Information You Submit:
When contacting us for issues related to the Services, you may submit personal information (such as your full name, e-mail address, and other identifying information) to allow us to respond to your inquiry. In addition, when you install the Software on your device, you may be asked to allow us access to certain information on your device, including your address book, contact data information, SMS messages, SD card contents, and other system information and tools. If you do not want us to have access to this information, please do not install or use the Software.
Public Information and Posts:
This consists of comments or content that you may voluntarily post on or through the Services, and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, such as a user name and/or user picture. Public Information and Posts will always be publicly available to anyone, and will be displayed in search results both on the Services and on external search engines and sites.
Third Party Information and Content:
Accessing and Using the Services.
When users access or use the Services, certain non-personally and personally identifiable information (the "User Information") is collected, stored and used for business and marketing purposes such as maintaining and improving the Services, conducting research, and monetization. This User Information includes, without limitation: IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser information, URLs visited, data from URLs loaded and pages viewed, search queries entered, social connections, profile properties, contact details, usage data, and other behavioral, software, and hardware information. If you access the Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other information for that device in order to serve content to it. This collected data may also be supplemented with information obtained from third parties or submitted by users. For our primary use-case of research, PII scrubbers attempt to remove all personally identifiable information before analysis and archiving. Individual users are regularly re-assigned randomly generated identifiers which, when combined with PII scrubbing, provides anonymity. Retention of Information. Both personal and non-personal Information will only be retained for as long as required to fulfill purposes for collection. As a general rule, regular scheduling of identifier reassignment will occur after 6 months of activity.
Tracking and Data Collection Technologies.
The Company may use browser cookies, web and DOM storage data, Adobe Flash cookies, pixels, beacons, and other tracking and data collection technologies, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. These technologies may be used to collect and store information about your use of the Services, including without limitation, web pages, features and content you have accessed, search queries you have run, referral URL information, links you have clicked on, and advertisements you have seen. This data is used for business purposes such as providing more relevant ads and content, and market research. The Company may also use these technologies and other similar tools to relate your use of the Services to personal information obtained from you, through the Services, or a third party. For example, cookie, clickstream or other data about your activities using the Services may allow us to limit the offers and content provided to you through the Services to items we think you will find interesting and relevant to you, based on your prior online activities and preferences.
Third Party Tracking and Data Collection.
For more information about third party ad networks that use these technologies, see http://www.aboutads.info/. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies).
Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website (http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html).
Please note that by blocking cookies or implementing other restrictions, you may not have access to the Services or certain features thereof.
3. USE & DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Transfer of Information
The Company may need to make your information available to certain affiliated companies located in various countries around the world for the interests and purposes described below. We may also work with third parties who operate under guidelines set forth by standard contractual clauses. Transfers of personal data will be made under adequate safeguards and in compliance with applicable laws. We always handle the user data securely, including transmitting it via modern cryptography.
Use of Information
Any information about users that we collect or receive may be used and shared for the following purposes:
To provide and manage the Services.
To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing, monetizing, and managing the Services.
The Company may make your User Information available to certain third party vendors, partners and service providers, such as contractors, agents, data buyers, or sponsors, who help us manage, monetize, or provide the Services. Examples of such services include, without limitation: advertising and marketing, developing or supporting products and features, processing payments, administering message boards, processing data or statistics, or supplementing or organizing information and data. For example, we may provide anonymized and aggregated versions of this data to third parties who synthesize it into reports analyzing online consumer trends.
To contact you.
The Company may periodically send promotional materials or notifications to you at email addresses you may have provided to us or we have acquired from third parties or through your use of the Services. We may also send periodic alerts on your mobile device. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from the Company or any of our affiliates, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each promotional email or other method of notification. There are certain service notifications and emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are registered with or subscribed to the Services, such as notifications of changes to the Services or policies.
To deliver relevant advertising.
We may use the User Information and information we collect about your use of the Services through tracking and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads and content when you use the Services. We may work with third party advertising networks and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you. We may share your information (such as search queries you have run, referral URL information, links you have clicked on, etc.) or aggregated information with third parties to improve the relevancy of the ads and content you see using the Services.
To find out more about third party online advertising and to opt out of this type of advertising, visit the following websites:
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
To protect the rights of the Company and our users.
There may be instances when the Company may disclose User Information without providing notice or choice, including situations where the Company has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of the Company, our affiliated companies, or any of their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
To complete a merger or sale of assets.
If the Company sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, the Company may transfer your User Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Advertised or Linked Services
We always handle the user data securely, including transmitting it via modern cryptography. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. The Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information transmitted to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem via the contact method provided below and suspend or terminate your use of the Services immediately.
Processor Security Certifications
The Company’s cloud processor is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield Framework and ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018. This processor stores and processes all data of the Company and maintains a high degree of security with its data protection methodology.
Data Subject Rights
The General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union provides certain data subject rights, which can be read in full detail in English on Chapter 3: https://gdpr-info.eu/chapter-3/.
In addition, users may also request information regarding how long data is stored by the Company, where information is sourced from, categories of personal data concerned, and for what purposes processing was performed. In addition, users have the right to lodge complaints with appropriate data protection authorities if you have concerns over processed data, to request the cease of using data for direct marketing purposes, to request personal data to be transmitted to yourself or another controller, to rectify (correct) inaccurate records of personal data, and to request the erasure of data or cease processing of it.
Requests will be addressed in a reasonable time of approximately one month, but if a reasonable time cannot be established, the Company will provide a date in which the request will be addressed.
6. USER CONTROL AND UNINSTALLING SOFTWARE
You may uninstall the Company's downloadable browser add-on Software at any time by following the instructions provided by your browser, on the Software's support page, or by contacting us for help. Note that after you uninstall the Software, certain related files may remain on your system. These remnant files are a record of your previous download and are not executable programs. These files help the Company to prevent fraud on the Services and to better service you if you choose to download the Software again. You may uninstall the Company's mobile applications Software by following the customary operating system procedures on your mobile device platform. You may unsubscribe to Company promotional materials by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the applicable e-mail. Remember that even after you uninstall the Software copies of some information that is publicly viewable may remain viewable in circumstances where, for example, you have commented on content on the Services or if another person copied, stored or shared your information.
7. LOCATION OF DATA
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via the method provided below.
8. CONTACT US
Last Updated: June 29, 2018