Mobile Browser Privacy Policy

Mobile Browser Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 8, 2018

Introduction: The Ghostery Mobile Browser (“GMB”), recently purchased from Ghostery, Inc., now renamed Evidon, is owned by Cliqz International GmbH (“Cliqz”), headquartered at Arabellastrasse 23, 81925 Munchen (Munich), Germany (“Company”). The core functionality of the GMB, giving you the ability to browse mobile websites from a mobile device and see and control what companies are tracking (“Trackers”) you on any given site, has not changed under our ownership. Over the coming months we will add more functionality as we incorporate the GMB into the Cliqz products and services. We are a privacy centric company so as we add new functionality, we will try to do it the right way, with your privacy in mind. This Mobile Browser Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is subject to the End User License Agreement (“EULA”).

International Visitors and Customers: The Company is located in Germany and partly operates out of the United States. The data we collect, personal or otherwise, are located in the United States. If you accessing or using the Website from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you may be allowing the collection or transferring of your personal data in or  to the U.S. However, we have a strong data privacy framework in place to ensure an adequate level of protection for your personal data.

Section I: Ghostery Mobile Browser: We bought the GMB for a number of reasons, one of which is because of the loyal following of people like you. We share the belief that privacy, when done right, is empowering, and that is why our data practices are not materially different from the prior owner.  In other words, except as otherwise provided below, the GMB does not collect any Personal Data about you unless you affirmatively provide it to us.

Basis to Collect and Use Personal Data – There is no obligation on your part to provide your Personal Data. However, if you do, we have a legitimate interest to collect and use it, namely so we can provide products or services, or complete a transaction with you.

What Data is Collected – When you download the GMB, we collect on an ongoing basis the following data: Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, web browser, operating systems, and opt-in settings to share Tracker information with us, when an installation, upgrade, or uninstallation occurs, and whether the GMB is active or engaged by you.  

How is this Data Used – The use of the GMB data that we collect is limited to internal analytical purposes such as accurately counting the number of downloads.

Section II: Miscellaneous – This Section applies to Section I.

Acknowledgement: By downloading or using the GMB you acknowledge that: (i) that the Company’s data practices are essential to the performance of the GMB, and (ii) the Company has a legitimate interest in collecting and using any Personal Data you provide.

Data Retention and Sharing Policy: The Company retains the collected data for as long as it is reasonably needed for the purpose for which it was collected, or as otherwise may be required by law, judicial order, or to protect our rights or the rights or safety of others. Likewise, we reserve the right to disclose or share any information as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety or rights of a third person.

Security: The Company has reasonable and appropriate technical, physical and administrative safeguards in place for a company of our size and complexity to protect the data that is collected.

Merger, Sale, or Reorganization of Company: If the Company should ever be sold or merged with another entity, or have its assets sold in whole or in part, or file for bankruptcy, all data and information are Company assets and may be transferred or sold without recourse.

Changes to Privacy Policy: We may occasionally change this Privacy Policy and when we do, we will also revise the “Effective Date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. Ultimately, however, it is your responsibility to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our data practices and any changes to them. Your continued use of the GMB constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any changes to it.

Contacting Company: All inquiries, comments or concerns about these practices should be sent either by email to privacy@ghostery.com , or regular mail to Cliqz International, doing business as Ghostery, Inc, 22 W 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10010, Attention: Privacy Department.