1. Website Visitors: Collection and Use of Your Information
Information You Provide:
Except as explicitly described below, you can use the Website and access the Browser (collectively, "Service") without providing any personally identifying information such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers ("Personal Information").
Information We Automatically Collect:
When you visit the Website, Shield Browser may also automatically receive and record certain other non- personally identifiable information of the type that servers typically collect on Shield Browser server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), cookie information, and the webpages that you visit. Shield Browser collects non-personally identifiable information for general purposes, including but not limited to analyzing trends, administering the Website, tracking user movements, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting to internal and external clients. Shield Browser will not link any Personal Information, including e-mail addresses, with the aggregate data of its users. Please be aware that some non-personally identifiable information such as Uniform Resource Locators ("URL's") or Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses could become Personal Information when combined by third parties with the ISP’s records. Shield Browser does NOT do this with your information.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Shield Browser does not rent, sell, or share any information about you with any third-parties. Shield may disclose your information if Shield Browser believes such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Shield Browser; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Shield Browser (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Shield Browser services or members of the public. Shield Browser may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help it provide, analyze and improve the Website and Browser (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, information processing and improvement of the Website's features and services. These third parties may have access to your information only for purposes of performing these tasks on behalf of Shield Browser and under obligations similar to those in this Policy.
Third party advertisers and websites
2. Shield BROWSER: Collection and Use of Your Information
Information Shield Browser receives when you use the Browser
You do not need to provide any Personal Information in order to download or use the Browser.
When you use the Browser (like most other web browsers), Shield Browser may automatically receive non- personally identifiable information, such as your system's IP address, when you contact our servers and any cookies attached to such search from third parties. Shield Browser itself does not set any cookies.
However, if you use the "Share" feature that links the Website URL to your personal Facebook or Twitter page, you will be asked to provide certain Personal Information, which will include your username and password, in order to link with your Facebook or Twitter account. This information is transmitted directly to the respective social network. Shield Browser does not store this information. It is entirely optional for you to use the 'Share' feature or any other Browser features that Shield Browser may make available to you.
Information Shield Browser sends to websites and ISP's
Information Shield Browser Stores when you use the Browser
Unless you are in Shield Mode (see below), the Shield Browser stores some of your information locally on your system. For example, the Shield Browser may store basic browsing history such as URL's of pages you visit, text and images from those pages, IP addresses linked from the pages, index of most pages you visit, cookies deposited on your system by and a record of downloads you have made.
You have the ability to conduct searches and browsing through "Shield Mode". When you use the Shield Mode the websites you visit and files you download are not recorded in your browsing and download history by the Shield Browser. Websites you visit may deposit new cookies on your system while you are in Shield Mode, but these cookies will be deleted after you close all your Shielded windows. Of course the websites you have visited may still have a record of your visit to their website. Also, when you exit the Shield Mode, any files saved to your computer will remain on your computer.
Secure DNS Features
The Shield Browser application updates your DNS settings to prevent you from navigating to undesired or dangerous websites. Below we describe what information we collect when you install and use the Shield Browser application and when you visit the website that is accessible through the Shield Browser application. For more information on the terms and conditions for use of the Shield Browser application, please consult the Shield Browser end user license terms:
Information we collect:
Date and time and domain name of each DNS request you make through the Shield Browser application
The Application and associated Services are tools intended to improve your web navigation, including but not limited to direct navigation, search services and blocking of known malicious sites. The Application embodies proprietary technology intended to determine and categorize web domains to redirect you away from undesired or non-existing domains.
The Shield Browser Application once installed and activated will make the following changes to your DNS Settings and Browser Search Behavior:
- Updates your DNS settings;
- Redirects you from Non-Existent Domains (where no domain exists) and from "typo squatting" domains (domains that take advantage of a typographical error to lead you away from your intended website destination) to the web pages where you aimed to navigate, to category relevant web pages where Shield Browser may have a partnership, or to a search results page giving you additional navigation or search choices;
- Blocks you from navigating to malicious domains;
- Improves your DNS performance speed.
- Redirects you from known takeover domains (where page may have been hijacked without your knowledge) to category relevant web pages where Shield Browser may have a partnership, or to a search results page giving you additional navigation or search choices.
Display of Advertising. You acknowledge that while use of the Application and Services is provided free of charge, Advertising may be displayed as part of your use of the Application. Advertising may be displayed on any site owned by Shield Browser or through affiliates; or on any website not owned or affiliated with Shield Browser.
How to Uninstall the Application. You can easily uninstall the Application as follows: Make sure all your browser windows are closed before starting the uninstallation process. Click on the "Start" button; then click on the "Settings" button, then click on the "Control Panel" button, then click on the "Add or Remove Programs" button, then select "Shield Browser", then click on the "Change/Remove" button.
Website and Browser
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. Shield Browser operates its Website and Browser in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Website and Browser are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide any personally identifying information through the Website.
Shield Browser takes reasonable precaution to protect Personal Information from misuse, loss and unauthorized access. Although Shield Browser cannot guarantee that Personal Information will not be subject to unauthorized access, Shield Browser has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the Personal Information. Personal Information is protected by secured networks and access is limited to a few authorized employees and personnel. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Shield Browser will retain your information for only as long as needed to provide you services and fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy. Shield Browser may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce its agreements. Consistent with these requirements, Shield Browser will try to delete your information as quickly as possible.
In the event that Shield Browser goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. Shield Browser will post a notice on this Website of any such change in ownership or control of the Personal Information Shield Browser may have prior to such transfer.
Changes to Policy