We want you to know that we care about your privacy and will never intentionally collect personally identifiable information.
Information collected during the installation and any subsequent removal or uninstallation of the Programs
The information reported and collected is for business reporting purposes, and includes the following:
Date and time of installation
Originating IP address and the user's country at time of installation/un-installation
Partner ID at time of installation
Extension/Program version at time of installation
A unique identification number of Your computer
A numeric identifier of the product that distributes the Program (channel id)
Your actions during the offering of the Program, and the downloading/installation process of / relating to the Program
Information we collect during Usage of the Program
We do not monitor the web pages you visit. When you perform a search, your search may be sent through our servers in order to optimize the search result. This will record the following information:
Date and time of any of your actions in or relating to the new tab page set by the Program, in the extension/Program right or left click options, and in the address bar (or omnibox)
Originating IP address
A unique identification number of Your computer
Partner/Channel ID of your Extension/Program
Any clicks from the extension/Program right/left click menu and any options you select or unselect
Any clicks on extension/Program pop-ups
The default search engine in your new tab page
Any clicks on a new tab page during which you select a new search engine
Number of searches from the addressbar
Number of searches from the new tab page
Program settings preferences of users
In addition, your web browser will communicate to us information it gives to every web server that has placed one or more active cookies on your browser: e.g., ip address and browser user agent that contains information about your computer hardware and software attributes.
How we use the Information we collect
All information collected is reported by us on an aggregate basis. We may use this information, for example, for diagnostics analysis (to study browser trends, for example), and the total number of Programs installs/uninstalls and usage (mostly in order to pay our partners)
Information collected by Third Parties
Search results pages you visit when performing a search using the Programs may be provided by search engine partners (e.g.,Yahoo, Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, etc., we have directed or indirect affiliate relationships with). These search engines can track the following:
Search term that was entered into the search box
Originating IP address and the user's country or OS language setting
Sponsored listings, other advertisements, or links that you click on
Number of clicks and searches
That the search request came from the Program and its associated revenue tag
MAC and operating system data
If you have not already agreed to the terms and privacy policies of these search engines (and in downloading and using the Programs you have) we strongly suggest that you consider visiting the sites of these search engines to learn their privacy policies and more information about what they collect, as well as to determine how you may attempt to prevent the collection of such information, or clear such information. Some of these search engines are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). To opt out of other ad networks or to learn more about network advertising, please visit the NAI site and Digital Advertising Alliance website. In addition, some browsers have "do no track" functionalities or setting, which you might consider learning about.
The Programs do not collect personally identifiable information or monitor your surfing behavior.
The Programs do not launch pop-up or pop-under advertisements, or any other obtrusive forms of advertising.
Also, please refer to the section titled "Information collected by Third Parties"
Programs Updates Automatically
The Programs or the browser may communicate with our servers (or the Google Chrome store) from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the Programs, you agree to automatically request, receive and install updates and upgrades without any additional notice.
We recognize the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. The Programs are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not target the Programs or our Services to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE or ACCESS THE PROGRAMS AT ANY TIME or IN ANY MANNER. IF WE LEARN THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13 YEARS OF AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON or THROUGH THE PROGRAMS, WE WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.
IF YOU ARE THE PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS BECOME AN EXTENSION/PROGRAM USER, THEN PLEASE CONTACT Search Assistant AT PRIVACY_at_SearchAssistant_dot_CO TO HAVE THAT CHILD'S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING YOUR CHILDREN'S ACCESS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET. WHILE WE DO NOT ENDORSE THESE SITES, SERVICES, or PRODUCTS, AND DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THEM, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE.
OnGuard Online, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted business affiliates who work with us or on our behalf under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help us communicate with you about offers from us and our marketing partners.
We have a parent's permission to share the information if the user is a child under age 13. Parents have the option of allowing Search Assistant to collect and use their child's information without consenting to Search Assistant sharing of this information with people and companies who may use this information for their own purposes.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company, or entering into liquidation or reorganization proceedings.
Notice to European Users
Questions and Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions, please send us a note at support_at_searchassistant.co.
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