From time to time, we would like to collect usage data from New Tab Tools users, for the purposes of improving the software. No data will be collected if you do not opt in. No data for purposes other than improving New Tab Tools will be collected.
New Tab Tools will not collect any information that identifies you, or directly identifies the websites you visit. If web addresses are collected by New Tab Tools (currently there are no plans to do so), they will be anonymized (by hashing the URL), although it may be possible to indirectly identify some websites, due to their popularity.
Data collected will not be sold or given away to a third party. It is very unlikely that any data would be useful to a third party anyway. A broad summary of the data collected might be published, for example on the developer's blog.