Our Privacy Commitment
Last revised February 12, 2013
Summary of Key Policies (click for details)
We collect limited information.
Standard Log Files. When you visit privacychoice.org, privacyscore.com or use our services through other sites, our servers log typical technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you followed a link to our site. This information is kept by our hosting provider, and we only access it in aggregate form via an analytics application. We do not retain any of this information collected on privacyfix.com.
Analytics. On privacychoice.org and privacyscore.com, we use Google Analytics, which Google provides as a free service. Although Google processes and stores usage information about the use of this site (all the same information described above), it does so strictly as our agent. Based on options we have selected, Google's policy is to refrain from any other use or sharing of this information. Read Google's policy. Visit this page to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics. We do not use Google Analytics on privacyfix.com.
Registration Information. If you sign up for site scanning, policy generation or other services, we may ask for your name, title, email address, city, state, postal code, country of residence, and phone number, and we may invite you to select a password. We never associate any of your personally identifiable information with information about your activities through our services.
Information Collected Through Privacyscore and Privacyfix Healthbar. When you opt in to see ratings in your browser as you surf the Web, your browser submits to us data about tracking attempts on the page that you are viewing in order to provide the rating you have requested. We also use this information (only in aggregate) to maintain our database as to which tracking companies are generally present on individual websites. However, individual pages you may view are never collected across websites, nor are they associated with any anonymous or personally identifiable information you may otherwise provide to us.
Third-Party Data Collection. We do not allow any other company to collect information on this site for their own use. We provide a link to the Facebook "Like" button, but Facebook cannot collect information unless and until the user clicks on the Facebook image.
We collect and use additional data through MobileScan.
When you use MobileScan to scan apps, we need to collect and retain additional information, including your email address (to identify your scans and provide reports to you) and network activity of your device during each test (in order to create your scan report). Network activity includes all data sent or received by your device while connected to the proxy. For each individual app, we may aggregate and publish data from one or more scans, but we will not publish your email address. We will delete all scan data associated with your email address promptly upon your request. Otherwise, our systems are designed to delete the network activity information or remove its association with your email address within 90 days after the test.
We only use your information to provide the services that you request.
If you use a PrivacyChoice service that requires registration, we use the information you provide solely to process and fulfill the services we provide. If you have provided your email address, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts about our services.
We don't share information with other parties for their own purposes.
We do not convey any information about your use of this service to any other party for their use, other than for their use solely in providing services to us.
We may publish reports with aggregate information, such as trends in the interests of PrivacyChoice users. This never includes information about any individual user.
To operate the service, we also need to make your information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor in a merger or acquisition. We will attempt to notify you in any such case, to the extent permitted by law to do so. From time to time, we may work with consultants or other third parties who may have access to information about our users, including contact information. We restrict their use of any information in accordance with their assigned tasks and subject to all of the limitations of this policy.
You are in control of your information.
You may choose to correct, update, or delete the membership information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to email@example.com. You may unsubscribe from email communications by clicking on a link in the bottom of each email you may receive from us.
We take steps to keep your information secure.
We and our data hosts employ security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store information in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.
We only keep information for a limited time.
We maintain information collected for no more than one year after your last interaction with our service or the termination of your membership.
You have additional privacy rights under California law.
Residents of California have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship the following: (i) a list of the categories of personal information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, and the type of services provided to the customer) that a business has disclosed to third parties, during the immediately preceding calendar year, for the third parties' direct marketing purposes, and (ii) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at PrivacyChoice, 101 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, with a reference to California Disclosure Information. We will respond to such written requests promptly.
We will let you know if this policy changes in a substantive way.
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