Extension Privacy Statement
Effective Date: April 21, 2014
This Privacy Statement describes our information practices for the Ghostery® browser extension. The Ghostery browser extension 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 Ghostery, Inc., formerly Evidon, Inc. (“Ghostery”), and can be downloaded onto your computer, subject to the Ghostery browser extension End-User License Agreement (“EULA”).
With the information that the Ghostery browser extension provides you can learn more about these Trackers and exercise personal control over this activity. The Ghostery browser extension does not collect any personal information about you such as your name, address, or email address.
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 browser extension download process, or by selecting to participate via Ghostery’s options page. When you opt-in to Ghostrank, you allow the Ghostery browser extension to find and catalogue any trackers that may appear as your browser traverses the Internet.
What Information is collected for Ghostrank
The Ghostery browser extension collects and sends the following anonymous information to Ghostery each time a tracker is encountered: the tracker identified by the Ghostery browser extension, the blocking status of the tracker, domains identified as serving trackers, the time it takes for the page and the tracker to load, the tracker’s position on the page, the browser in which the Ghostery browser extension 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 Ghostrank Information Used For
The Ghostrank 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 Ghostery at email@example.com or visit www.ghosteryenterprise.com
Withdrawing Opt-in Consent
You can always withdraw your opt-in consent by opening the Ghostery browser extension, going to the settings, unchecking the “Enable Ghostrank” box and saving your new preferences. Once that is done you will no longer be in the Ghostrank Panel and therefore we will not collect any of the information described above.
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 Reorganization of Ghostery
If Ghostery should ever file for bankruptcy, or have its assets sold to or merged with another entity, the Ghostrank data is a Ghostery 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 the Ghostery browser extension constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement and any revisions or updates.
All inquiries, comments or concerns about our information practices should be sent either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular mail to Ghostery, Inc., 10 E. 39th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016, Attention: Privacy Department. You can also call us at 917-262-2528.