Lawyers and trials are expensive, and we'd prefer to settle any issues or disputes that might come up as amicably as possible. If we need an outside party to resolve something, the agreement requires that we arbitrate the dispute (rather than file an action in court). Generally speaking, this is easier and less costly for everyone. In addition, should the arbitrator agree with you that we've done something wrong, and our last offer to you turns out to be lower than what the arbitrator says you are owed, we'll pay twice your attorney's fees AND pay you at least $500. In our humble opinion, this is a better deal for everyone than having lawyers in expensive suits arguing in court.


Last Updated: June 11, 2015

Thanks for using Private Browser (for simplicity's sake, let's just call it the "App"). Before downloading and using the App, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. You may only download and use the App if you read and agree to these terms, which are a legally binding contract between you and Pinch of Awesome, LP (that's "us" or "we", and sometimes "the Company"). However, because we understand that reading our legalese may be less than thrilling, we have provided brief explanations of the key points in the boxes on the right-hand side of the page. These explanations are not legally binding; they are intended to help you better understand the terms of this agreement.

Please also check out our privacy policy, which describes how the App collects your information and how this information may be used and shared.

What Exactly Does the App Do?

The App is a free mobile application designed to enhance your mobile Internet browsing experience by limiting access to the information generated in connection with your browsing activity and searches within the App. That information will only be available within the App and only if you have logged into the App with your custom PIN. If you choose to delete the information that you generate in connection with the App, it will no longer be available to you and will not be stored.

The App may also provide various other features and be supported through several types of partnerships, including but not limited to a custom search bar or search homepage that directs your search queries to a particular search engine, advertising, or other interactive content displayed through the App.

The App is meant to be helpful, but there are some features we want you to know about up front so that you don't get confused. For example, since we give you the App for free, we may need to partner with search engines and advertisers to keep the lights on. For example, we may work with search providers or websites to provide you with search results through our custom search bar or homepage, or to show ads directly through their webpages.

If you don't want the App anymore, you can uninstall it from an Android mobile device by:

Tapping on the Menu button (either a hard or soft button);

Tapping on Settings: Apps: Manage applications;

Tapping on the name of the App; and

Tapping on uninstall.

Age Restrictions

The App is not for kids. You must be at least 18 years of age and able to enter into legally binding contracts to use the App. By downloading and using the App, you are representing and warranting (i.e., promising) to us that you are at least 18 and able to enter into contracts under the law where you live.

No Kids!

License and Intellectual Property Rights

The App is our valuable intellectual property, and we want to protect it and our trade secrets from being stolen or misused. You may download and use the App only for your personal, non-commercial purposes and only so long as you don't violate any of these terms. All other uses of the App are prohibited. We can revoke your license at any time and for any reason, with or without notice to you. As a condition of our granting you a license, you are not allowed to share your use of the App with anyone else or use it for profit, modify, resell or distribute the App, make copies of our App, or reverse-engineer, decompile or take our App apart to try to discover its inner workings.

The App and our product website also contain our trademarks and product names (such as the name of the App and our logos), our designs and our look and feel. All copyrights, trademark and trade dress rights in these elements belong to us, and you may not duplicate, imitate or reuse them without our prior approval.

The App belongs to us. You can use it for your own private purposes and only as long as we're cool with that. If you steal our intellectual property or trade secrets or try to rip us off, we will stop being cool VERY quickly.


You may not do anything to interfere with or disrupt the systems we use to provide the App or its associated website or services, or to interfere with anyone else's use of the App. You may not use the App to commit unlawful acts or violate the rights of third parties, such as hacking, defamation, copyright or trademark infringement or invasion of privacy. You also may not use automated programs, such as bots, spiders or web crawlers, to access or interact with the App or its associated website or services. Any of these activities will cause your license to be terminated and you to be subject to civil or criminal liability.

Don't use the App to hurt or abuse anyone else. When in doubt, follow this golden rule: if you wouldn't want it done to you, don't do it to anyone else.

Termination; App Features

We may stop providing the App, any App feature or the services associated with the App, or suspend them in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice or liability. We may also terminate these terms at any time and for any reason whatsoever without prior notice or liability, including without limitation, if you violate these terms. Any termination will automatically revoke your license to use the App, which will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate these terms, you may simply discontinue using the App. All provisions of these terms which by their nature should survive termination shall do so, including, without limitation, intellectual property ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitations of liability and provisions relating to dispute resolution.

The App and these terms can and will change and evolve. We will notify you of major changes to these terms. Also, while we love providing the App, who knows where any of us will be next year, so we can terminate these terms and stop providing the App (to you or to everyone) anytime we want.

We may also modify, add features to or delete features from, the App or its associated services, at any time without prior notice or liability. From time to time the App may automatically download and install updates and bug fixes through the Android store, which are designed to enhance your user experience and deal with known problems and security issues. Whether and when we provide any updates or bug fixes is totally at our discretion. However, if we add a feature to the App that is a lot different from its existing features, we will notify you. (Please see the next section about changes to these terms.)

Changing These Terms

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these terms at any time. If the modifications materially change the terms, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the [LS3] website or otherwise sending you a notice through the App. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modification to these terms. If you continue to use the App after we post or send a notification of a material change to these terms, you will have accepted the changed terms.

We may make changes to the App, including updating it to keep it working or to make it more effective, adding new features, modifying new features, or discontinuing features. If we change something really big, we will let you know through the App or by posting the change on the App's website.


Because the App is provided to you free of charge, we don't make any warranties or representations about it or your experience in using it. You use the App "as is" and entirely at your own risk. If the App doesn't work, or unintentionally contains buggy or harmful code, or if you experience errors and interruptions when you use the App or its associated services, we are not liable. Similarly, we don't make any promises that the App is secure or fit to be used by you or that it will meet your expectations.

Because you use the App at your own risk, in no event will we be liable under any legal claim or theory (including contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or anything else) with respect to the App or its associated services or website for any lost profits or data, damage to your computer, or special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever.

Some jurisdictions do not allow these disclaimers of warranties and limitations of liability, so they may not apply to you.

Because the App is free, we can't make any promises about it, and we're not liable if you have a bad experience, even a really bad one. It's up to you to decide whether or not the App is right for you. If it isn't, uninstall it and get rid of it.

Release And Indemnity

You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Pinch of Awesome, LP, its affiliated companies, and their respective directors, officers, partners, employees, agents, representatives, contractors, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, liabilities, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use (or inability to use) the App or its associated website or services. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pinch of Awesome, LP, its affiliated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, contractors, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees), resulting from or arising out of your actual or alleged breach of these terms or your use of the App or its associated website or services.

As we said, since we give you the App for free, we're not liable for anything. And if you do something that gets us sued or hurts us, you are liable for the costs.

Third-Party Websites, Content, and Applications

When you use the App, you may see links and advertisements for websites, videos, products and services provided by third parties. We are not responsible for and have no control over any of these sites, products or services, or the content offered through them. When you use or interact with any of these sites, products or services, you will be subject to the third-party advertiser's or owner's privacy and security policies and terms of use, which are different from ours. Before you use a third-party site or service, access or view any third-party content, or download a third-party application, you should always read and make sure you understand the owner's privacy and security policies and terms of use.

If someone else's website or content does something bad to you, we're not responsible for that. Whenever you're using a third-party site or product, make sure you read the terms of use and privacy policy to familiarize yourself with their practices, what personal information of yours may be collected, and how that personal information may be shared.

Dispute Resolution

The laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall govern the validity, construction, and performance of this Agreement, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof to the extent that the application of the laws of another jurisdiction would be required thereby.

Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of this agreement or your use of the App shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration. Such arbitration shall take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and shall be administered by a single arbitrator pursuant to the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. The arbitrator shall be empowered to award any form of individual relief, including injunctive relief. In order to keep hearing costs down, hearings may, at your request, be conducted telephonically or entirely upon submissions. In addition, in the event that you prevail at the hearing, and the amount awarded to you by the arbitrator is greater than the Company's last written settlement offer to you, the Company agrees to pay twice the amount of your reasonable attorney's fees and costs, and a minimum award of five hundred dollars ($500).

Notwithstanding the above, if we think you are violating your license to use the App or our intellectual property or trade secret rights, we may bring an action for injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction (including, but not limited to, the state and federal courts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

In addition to the above, both you (and the Company) waive the right to bring any claim or dispute between you and us, or related to this agreement as a class action, consolidated, multi-district or collective action, or private attorney general action. You also agree not to participate in any class action, consolidated, multi-district or collective action, or private attorney general action regarding any claim or dispute related to this agreement.

If you have an issue, you need to deal with us directly (through arbitration, as described above), and not as a plaintiff in a class action (or similar action).


No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for in these terms shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. We will not be liable for any failure to perform any obligations of ours where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, electronic or communications failure, acts of God, government or third parties, or earthquakes, storms or other big or scary things. If any provision of these terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. We may transfer, assign or delegate these terms and our rights and obligations without consent, but you may not. Both parties agree that these terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these terms. Except as provided in the "Changing These Terms" section above, any modification of these terms must be in writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver by a party of its rights under these terms must be in writing and signed by that party.

We don't work for you, and you don't work for us, so let's just be friends. We're not liable if you have a bad day as a result of a hurricane, earthquake, nuclear war or other big or scary stuff that we don't control. We also don't control the Internet (we wish we did!).