Any Search Manager by SafeFinder - Privacy Policy

[Last Updated: July 9, 2018]

The company ("Company", "we" or "us") is the owner of the well-known Any Search Manager By SafeFinder search application, including a search toolbar or search box, default search features as well as Home Page and New Tab features ("Search Application") and the Any Search Manager By SafeFinder website available at www.anysearchmanager.com ("Website") (“Website” and “Search Application” shall collectively be referred to as “Service”). We respect your privacy, and we understand the importance of the information you entrust to us. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our practices concerning the information collected by us through the use of (i) our Website; (ii) our Search Applications in which you can access our search services.

This Privacy Policy is a legally binding agreement between you (“you” or “user”) and us.

By using the Services and by accepting this Privacy Policy and the EULA, you also consent to the following privacy policy of Yahoo, whose product is offered to you as part of the Services (as explained in the EULA). We recommend that you review such privacy policy. Yahoo privacy policy, available in the following link: https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/search/details.html ("Third Party's Policies"). Nothing herein shall deem to imply an affiliation between us and any third parties whose products are included in the Services.

The definitions in the end user license agreement apply to this Privacy Policy unless stated otherwise. IN ADDITION TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE REVIEW OUR END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE, TOGETHER WITH SUCH OTHER POLICIES OF WHICH YOU MAY BE NOTIFIED OF BY US FROM TIME TO TIME.

Below we describe what information we collect when you use our Services, how we protect that information, how long we retain it, with whom do we share it, and what your privacy options are.

We will continue to evaluate this Privacy Policy against new technologies, business practices, and our users’ needs, and may make changes to the Privacy Policy accordingly. Please check this page periodically for updates. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy here, along with its updated date, and notify you by means of a notice on our Website. Your continued use of the Services after our posting of changes to this Privacy Policy means that you agree to be bound by such changes.

We have included below information about which data is collected, how we process and use your data, but before we would like to explain the basis on which we do so:

  • Where you sign up for any of our services, we process your personal data in order to perform our contract with you;

If we have a legitimate interest in processing data, such as for direct marketing or online identifiers; or

We will also process your personal data where you have provided us with consent to do so.

What information do we collect about you?

Non-Personal Information

The first type of information we collect is aggregated, non-personal non-identifiable information which may be made available or gathered via the users’ use of the Services ("Non-Personal Information"). We are not aware of the identity of the user from which the Non-Personal Information is collected. We may disclose or share this information with third parties as specified below and solely if applicable. We collect the following Non-Personal Information from you when you access or use the Services: the type of browser you are using as well as operating system, your time zone, the date and time you access the Service, screen resolution, browser and operating system language, default search, country, etc.

We also collect information regarding your usage of the Services locally on your device, this information includes, among others, pages browsed and content viewed, offers and services that interest you, the time and date of your search, etc.

Personal Information

The second type of information is individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or entity or may with reasonable effort identify an individual (“Personal Information”). The Personal Information we collect on or through the Services includes the following:

  • Contact Information: if you voluntarily contact us, you might provide us with your contact information such as your name and e-mail address, etc. we will use this information in order to respond to your request and support your needs as well as to send you updates and other commercial messages.
  • Identifiers”: we may collect certain identifiers such as your IP addresses.

Note that, while these identifiers are considered personally identifiable information in many jurisdictions (such as the EEA), there are some jurisdictions in which such data sets are not considered as Personal Data. Therefore, we treat such information as Personal Data, in accordance with applicable laws. The data collected may be also stored on your device. Please see opt – out options below.

The Personal Information voluntary provided by you is used solely to correspond with you and comply with your requests.

For avoidance of doubt, in the event Non-Personal Information is combined with Personal Information we will treat it as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

 

How do we use the information we collect?

We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • verify your eligibility for our Services;
  • respond to your queries with the best possible answers and search results;
  • understand our users and provide a better Service;
  • the legitimate interest of operating and updating the Service and provide you with existing and new functionality and features;
  • administer our Services, diagnose technical problems and otherwise manage our business;
  • to provide you with communications that you have requested or that may be of interest to you in accordance with your preferences.

We may also generate, use and disclose aggregated or anonymized information and statistics about your use of the Services to third parties for analytical and strategic purposes. However, no user of our Services will be individually identifiable from the aggregated or anonymized information and statistics.

We collect Non-Personal Information for the following purposes

  • The legitimate interest of operating the service.
  • To provide the Search Application and Website.
  • To perform research, analytics or for statistical purposes.
  • To detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.

 

How do we share the information we collect?

We will not share the Personal Information collected about you with any third party for their own marketing purposes without your consent. We will share your information in the following ways:

  • Our suppliers, subcontractors and business partners (“Service Providers”): We may share your data with our Services Providers who process your information to provide services to us or on our behalf. We have contracts with our Service Providers that prohibit them from sharing the information about you that they collect or that we provide to them with anyone else, or using it for other purposes.
  • Our Search Partners (e.g., search engine and feed providers, content providers, etc.): If you have installed a Search Application, our Search Application partners may collect or receive information about you including the queries you submit via the Services, the Search Application functionality or website, the version of your Search Application or your browser settings, the search results and ads you click on, and the address of the web pages you previously visited. Oath may use cookies when you use their services through our software, for more information please review the applicable privacy policy: https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/products/searchservices/index.html
  • Fraud prevention: We may disclose the personal information we collect about our users when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.
  • Law enforcement purposes: If requested or required by government authorities, such as law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law, we may disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose information collected about you in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • Sale or merger of our business: We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we or any of our affiliates are involved in a corporate restructuring (e.g., a sale, merger, or other transfer of assets).
  • We may disclose or share identifiers collected by us (as detailed above), for the purpose of operating our business and providing the Services, as well as to calculate payments and detect fraud, security or technical issues in connection with the Service;

Cookies and Online Advertising

We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons and other such similar technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your computer, device and Service usage. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer and a pixel tag is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier, embedded invisibly on a webpage.

There are two broad categories of cookies: (1) first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or device, and (2) third party cookies, which are served by a third party.

Cookies may store search queries made through the Service, the web pages you accessed, your interaction with advertisements presented to you via the Service, features you used, your session duration and your configurations and preferences of the Service. Such cookies and other technologies allow us and our partners to recognize you on your next use of, access or visit to the Service or on your visits or access to our partner’s network. In addition, our cookies enable us to recognize you when you visit our Site and to store your preferences and settings. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance or analytics, advertising and social media purposes. Cookies from advertising companies, for example, help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies but you can reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a cookie is sent. However, some functions of the Service may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Cookies: The Website may use Cookies (also known as first party Cookies), however, the cookie is not used as a data tracking technology, neither it is used to  identify you or to collect personally identifiable information about you.

User Rights

Applicable data protection and privacy laws may provide you with the ability to exercise some user rights regarding your Personal Information collected by the Company (which might be different in each jurisdiction). The user rights are as follow;

(i) you may request to access your Personal Information that we hold; (ii) you may request the rectification of your Personal Data that we hold; (iii)you may request the erasure of your Personal Information that we hold (as long as we do not have a legitimate reason for retaining the data); (iv)you may request to restrict processing of your Personal Information; (v) you may object to processing of your Personal Information by us; (vi) you may request to exercise your right of data portability; (vii) you may exercise your right to file a complaint to a supervisory authority in your jurisdiction; and (viii) you have the right to withdraw consent.

 

To exercise any of the above user rights, please contact us at: support@anysearchmanager.com In the event you make such request, note that we may require certain information from you in order to verify your identity and locate your data and that the process of locating and deleting the data may take up until one (1) month, in accordance with applicable laws. Data privacy and related laws in your jurisdiction may provide you with different or additional rights related to the data we collect from you, which may also apply. Please note we may charge a small fee for such request, all in accordance with applicable laws.

Transfer of Data

The Service is provided over the Internet and we may store and process information in various locations throughout the globe (including locally on your device as well as by using third party servers). If you are a resident of a European Union Member State or another jurisdiction where transfer of your Personal Information to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then your consent to this Privacy Policy includes your express consent to such transfer of your data. We will take appropriate steps to ensure that your Personal Information receives an adequate level of data protection upon its transfer outside of the EEA.

How do we keep the information we collect secure?

Your privacy is very important to the Company and therefore we are committed to protecting your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We have implemented physical, technical and administrative security measures for the Services that comply with applicable laws and industry standards. The Personal Information collected by the Company is stored in the Google Big Query Cloud servers, for more information regarding the data security provided by Google, please see: https://cloud.google.com/security/.

Company seeks to minimize the amount of data that it stores on its servers in the first place. If you feel that your privacy was treated not in accordance with our policy, or if any person attempted gain unauthorized access to the Personal Information please contact us at: support@anysearchmanager.com

Further, in the event of a data incident, in which we discover your Personal Information may be at risk, then we will take reasonable efforts to notify you and the applicable authority (if required, subject to applicable laws).

How long do we keep the information we collect?

We retain the Non-Personal Information we collect about and from you for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or comply with a legal request. We may also choose to anonymize certain of the information you provide to us so that it can no longer be attributed to you if we would like to retain it for longer periods of time.

Further, we retain your Personal Information such as IP Address, for up until a period of six (6) months, all in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Do Not Track Disclosure 

The Service does not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please see http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.

Minors

You represent and warrant that, (i) if you are located within the US, you are at least 13 years of age; or if you are located in any other GEO, you are above the age defined as “child” under applicable laws in your jurisdiction (collectively “Child” or “Children”); and (ii) you are of legal competence to enter into this Privacy Policy. If you are under 18, please be sure to read the terms of this Privacy Policy with your parents or legal guardians. The Services are not directed or intended for Children, as defined under applicable law, and we do not knowingly collect or solicit information from children. If we obtain actual knowledge that a User is considered as a Child under applicable law, we will take steps to immediately delete such User’s Personal Information. If you become aware or have any reason to believe that a Child has shared any information with us, please contact us at: support@anysearchmanager.com

Amendments and Updates

We may, from time to time, change this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to visit and review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay informed. We will update the "Last updated” date at the title of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Service after any change takes effect will indicate your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any of the amended terms, you must avoid any further use of the Service.

 

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions with respect to any matter covered by this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by email at: support@anysearchmanager.com

Data Protection Officer

Our data protection officer's contact details are: dpo@anysearchmanager.com

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