Last updated: June 11, 2015
Thank you for using Private Browser (the "App"). The App is owned and licensed to you by Pinch of Awesome, LP, ("we", "us" or "our"). Downloading and installing the App may result in the display of various types of advertising, which is how we are able to make the App available to you for free. As you use the App, we want you to be clear how we're collecting and using your information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
Your privacy matters to us, so if you have any questions please contact us.
2. What Information Do We Collect?
In the event that you use our custom search bar or search homepage that is available within the App, the search terms and results that you receive from that search will be accessible to us when the App communicates with our server and will be stored on our servers.
3. Cookies and Automatic Information Gathering Technologies
As stated above, the App supports cookies set by websites you visit while browsing the Internet using the App, which may be used by those websites to track and collection information. While we may store cookies during a browsing session, the cookies will be automatically deleted when you log out or exit the App.
4. Personal Information
We do NOT knowingly collect any personal information through the App. However, it is possible that, in very limited and rare circumstances, personal information could be collected incidentally and without our knowledge (for example, the App may collect the URLs of the websites you visit and the search terms you enter into our custom search engine homepage, and so if a URL you visit or search term you enter includes the name of an individual, this name would be collected by us).
5. Partnership Supported Features of the App
The App may be supported by our partnerships with search engines, advertisers, and various websites. When you install and use the App you may use our custom search bar or search homepage that directs your search queries to a particular search engine. You may also see various types of ads on our partners' websites as you visit locations on the Internet, or other interactive content displayed through the App.
6. How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
We collect this non-personal information to better understand the user's experience with the App, for statistical analyses, and for product improvement. We may publish this non-personal information in connection with certain reports that we provide in marketing our product and services.
As previously discussed, we may also use device generated identifiers, in order for us, our service providers, or a third-party partner to collect non-personal information. We will not use this information to personally identify you, and will not try to discover your name or other personally identifying information about you using the data. We may use this information to help us get a better understanding of our overall user base and for other internal purposes, such as to help us diagnose problems, to perform research, reporting and analysis aimed at improving our App and other technologies, to manage our systems, and to evaluate the performance of our relationships with other companies.
You should be aware that when you click on links such as search results displayed through the App or submit information to a third-party website, advertiser, or marketer, that third party may also collect your information for their purposes, and that collection is governed by their own privacy and data policies.
7. Disclosure of Your Information
We disclose information we collect about you to third parties (including without limitation our corporate affiliates, search providers, distributors, and other partners) as reasonably necessary to provide the App's features, to track the performance of our relationships with these third parties, and to determine compensation and manage our respective business relationships. We may also share web log information with our search provider partners and other partners so that they can deliver relevant results in response to your search queries. Finally, we disclose information to service providers engaged to perform other functions on our behalf (such as providing data storage, hosting, ad serving, content distribution, marketing of our App and other products, auditing, and web analytics). Since we do not knowingly collect personal information, we do not share it with third parties for their own direct marketing or any other purposes.
We may also disclose your information, anonymously aggregated with information about other users of our products and services, to our clients, business partners, merchants, advertisers, investors, potential buyers and other third parties if we deem such disclosure, in our sole discretion, to have sound business reasons or justifications. For example, when a third party recommends our App through its website, we may share with the third party the total number of installations of the App our systems have recorded attributable to users who visited that website.
Finally, we may disclose your information to third parties when we believe, in good faith and in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) enforce or apply the end-user license or other terms and conditions for the App, including investigation of any potential violations, (b) comply with legal or regulatory requirements or a governmental request, (c) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or other third parties, (d) prevent a crime or protect national security, or (e) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
8. Accessing Your Information; Transparency and Choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.
As mentioned above, we do not knowingly collect personal information. Since we do not collect personally identifying information (such as your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, or credit card number) ("PII") we do not maintain a process for an individual to review and/or request changes to his or her PII. However, if you believe that we have inadvertently collected any personal information about you, please contact us and we will try to locate and delete this information. We may ask you to identify yourself and the information requested to be accessed or deleted before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backups), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, where we provide information access and deletion, we will perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
You can stop all data collection and other features of the App if you uninstall it by following the instructions:
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.
9. Third Party Links, Sites and Applications
10. International Users
The App is not intended for users under 18 years of age. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete that data from our systems.
12. Information Security
We utilize reasonable information security measures to safeguard your Information. For example, we utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology when data is transmitted over the Internet, and have installed firewalls to help prevent external access into our network. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet and no method of data storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its security.
13. Changes to this Policy