Ghostery® Privacy Statement
Last modified and effective as of: 12 December 2013
This Privacy Statement describes our information practices for the Ghostery browser extension. Ghostery is a free downloadable browser extension that helps you to see what companies are tracking you ('Trackers') on any given website. It is owned by Evidon, Inc. ('Evidon'), and can be downloaded onto your computer, subject to the End-User Licence Agreement ('EULA'). With the information that Ghostery provides, you can learn more about these Trackers and exercise personal control over this activity. Ghostery does not collect any personal information about you such as your name, address or email address. We don’t want that information. We will tell you more about what we DO collect later in this Privacy Statement. But know this: We don’t track you, that isn’t what we do. We don’t know who you are when you download Ghostery.
Ghostery users can opt-in to be on a volunteer panel called 'Ghostrank'. The only way to be in Ghostrank is to affirmatively opt-in as part of the Ghostery installation process, or by selecting to participate via Ghostery’s options page. When you opt-in to Ghostrank, you allow Ghostery to find and catalogue any trackers that may appear as your browser traverses the Internet.
What information is collected for Ghostrank?
Ghostery collects and sends the following anonymous information to Evidon each time a tracker is encountered: the tracker identified by Ghostery, the blocking status of the tracker, domains identified as serving trackers, the time it take for the page and the tracker to load, the tracker’s position on the page, the browser in which Ghostery has been installed and standard web server log information like your web request, the data sent in response to that request, the browser type, the browser language and a timestamp for the request. The information we gather is about tracking elements only (we find out and inform you who is tracking you on the Internet) and is never about individuals who encountered those trackers.
What is the information used for?
The information we collect helps to increase our tracker intelligence, and to improve our products and solutions for businesses. We do not use any collected information to track individuals or to target ads to them. Ghostrank data may be licensed commercially and incorporated into our solutions for businesses. To learn more, contact Evidon or visit www.evidon.com
Withdrawing opt-in consent
You can always withdraw your opt-in consent by opening Ghostery, going to the settings, unticking the “Enable Ghostrank” box and saving your new preferences. Once that is done you will no longer be in the Ghostrank Panel.
Information sharing policy
We reserve the right to disclose any information as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety of a third person.
Merger, sale, or reorganisation of Evidon
If Evidon should ever file for bankruptcy, or have its assets sold to or merged with another entity, the Ghostrank data is an Evidon asset and may be transferred.
Changes and updates
We may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also revise the 'Effective Date' at the top of the Privacy Statement. That means it is your responsibility to periodically review this Privacy Statement to stay informed about our information practices. Your continued use of Ghostery constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement and any revisions or updates.
To access your information, ask questions about our information practices, to make comments or to share concerns regarding Evidon’s information practices as they pertain to Ghostery, you can email us at email@example.com, or send us a letter to our physical address at Privacy Department Evidon, Inc. 10 E 39th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10016. You can always reach us by telephone at 001-917-262-2528.