For the purposes of the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), NewsGuard is the “data controller” of, and is responsible for any European personal information collected through the browser extension.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Attn.: Privacy Counsel
By telephone: +1-740-480-1850
VeraSafe has been appointed as NewsGuard’s representative in the European Union for data protection matters, pursuant to Article 27 of the GDPR. VeraSafe can be contacted, in addition to NewsGuard, for matters related to the processing of your personal data only. To make such an inquiry, please contact VeraSafe using the details set out below:
By email form:
By post: VeraSafe Ireland Ltd.
Unit 3D North Point House
North Point Business Park
New Mallow Road
By telephone: +420 228 881 031
Information We Collect
When you use our HealthGuard browser extension, we may collect “Electronic Identification Data,” including: Internet protocol (IP) address; Information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the browser extension, such as web browser type, language and version, screen size and other transactional information; Geolocation information (this is limited to the region from which you access our browser extension); and Information about your visit, including pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page.
When you use our Browser Extension, we collect the above information as a part of the HTTP protocol specification, but we do not track or store it.
Information We Do Not Collect
When you use our Browser Extension, we do not collect your Personal Information. We use only your Access Code, which is not connected to any Personal Information, in order to activate the Extension.
Data Processing in the United States
If you are using our HealthGuard Browser extension from outside the U.S., be aware that when we authorize your access code, the servers are located and operated inside the U.S.
We also allow select third parties (e.g. Google Analytics) to collect Electronic Identification Data about our browser extension users to provide us with better insights into the use of the browser extension provided you have given your valid consent to such collection. Such Electronic Identification Data is received on an aggregated basis and cannot be used to identify you personally. When using the browser extension, this tracking only occurs if you interact with the browser extension (e.g. hovering/clicking on a shield). We do not track when a shield appears on a page or what pages they appear on.
When you visit a website with the HealthGuard browser extension enabled, the browser extension sends the website domain to NewsGuard’s servers to check whether a rating and nutrition label exists for that site and, if one does, to display that rating and nutrition label in your browser.
However, NewsGuard does not collect or store this information or any information about the websites you visit. The servers and load balancers that receive this information do not store or transmit any logs of this traffic.
NewsGuard cannot and does not use data about the websites you visit for any purpose other than to serve its ratings and nutrition labels to you as you use the browser extension.
Last updated: September 9, 2020