Privacy policy

Last updated: May 25, 2020

1. About Us

This extension is owned and operated by mySafeBrowsing. We respect the privacy of users of our extension products and have developed this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your privacy.

2. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through Safe Browsing (“we”, “us” or “our”), whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy explains what information we may collect through the Service, how such information may be used and/or shared with others, how we safeguard it and your choices about such uses and disclosures. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, prior to using the Service. By using the Service, you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to the terms hereof as well as the set forth on the Site.

3. What Information We Collect

Information collected directly from your usage and interaction of our Service, is as follows:

  • Online Identifiers - User Agent, IP address, User ID, Operating System
  • Usage Information - Page served, time, referring URLs
  • Geolocation - Geographic location associated with your IP address
  • Others - Search queries

4. How We Collect Your Information

The data detailed in the table above is collected Automatically, mainly through the use of cookies, and other similar tracking technologies (as detailed below).


Cookies are small text files placed on a Device when the Device is used to visit the Service or the Site. The extension collects your information with cookies on the search domain level.

Managing Cookies/Opt-Out

If you do not want to receive interest-based ads displayed by us or otherwise object to collection of

information based on our use of cookies, you can disable or delete them.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via this link:

In addition, we may offer Oath search feed as part of our Extension and thus it may include cookies on its behalf - more information is available here: In addition, opt out information which will enable you to limit the data collection by OATH is available here: Please note that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you might not be able to use all the features of our extension.

5. How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you for:

  1. Operating the Extension
  2. Providing customized Service
  3. Internal operation of debugging, support, fraud detection and security
  4. Monetization with third party search partners

6. How We Share Your Information

We do not disclose information collected from you with any third party, other than with the service providers we use solely for the purposes detailed in Section 5.. Below is a detailed list of our third party service providers that we share information with:

  1. Cloudflare (name server, DNS, caching)
  2. Google Cloud (web hosting)
  3. Google Ads and Google Analytics (tracking and analytics)
  4. Yahoo search feed (third party search monetization)

We also reserve the right to disclose your information with third parties if we are legally required to do so, to cooperate with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Service, solely to the extent needed to enforce our policies and agreements and to investigate potential violations thereof.

7. How We Protect Your Information

We maintain tight controls over all the data we collect, retaining it in secured databases with limited and controlled access rights. Please remember that unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, so although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via the Service; any transmission is at your own risk.

8. How Long We Keep Your Information

We only keep your personal information as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy including for legitimate business purposes and as permitted by applicable law. We will only use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any legal issues, enforce our agreements, and as otherwise described in this policy. Please note, that once the Extension has been removed from your browser by you, we can no longer trace any user activity nor can we link you with any unidentifiable information we may have in our database.

9. Notice to EU Residents under the ”GDPR”

This section applies to you if you are a national of a European Economic Area (“EEA”) member state. This section describes our good faith effort to meet our obligations under the GDPR.

Personal Data

The GDPR, defines “personal data” as “…any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”

For the purposes of our Privacy Policy, the “data subject” is “you” (“your”, “user”). The personal data we collect may include: IP Address and the unique User ID we assign you.

The personal data we collect will only be used and disclosed for the purposes detailed in sections 5 and 6 to this Privacy Policy.

Our basis for processing personal data: GDPR Recital 47: “The processing of personal data strictly necessary for the purposes of preventing fraud also constitutes a legitimate interest of the data controller concerned.”; GDPR Article 6(1)(f): “processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party…”

Your Rights

Please contact us by submitting the following form, in case you wish to exercise your rights as a GDPR data subject, including:

  1. Request a copy of information, if any, stored about you.
  2. Correct information, if any, stored about you.
  3. Erase information, if any, stored about you.
  4. Restrict how information, if any, about you is used.
  5. Transfer the information, if any, about you.
  6. Object to how your information, if any, is used in certain cases.
  7. Request why we are unable to fulfill your request, if applicable.

10. Notice to California Residents under the ”CCPA”

This Section applies to you if you are a natural person who is a California resident, as defined in the California Code of Regulations. This section describes our good faith effort to meet our obligations under the CCPA.

Personal Information

The CCPA, defines “personal information” as including “…information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.”

For the purposes of our Privacy Policy, the “person” is “you” (“your”, “user”). The personal information we may collect includes: IP Address; the unique User ID we assign you; the User Agent and version of your web browser; and the Operating System and version used by your hardware.

The personal information we collect will only be used and disclosed for the business purposes detailed in sections 5 and 6 to this Privacy Policy, which are necessary for us in order to provide you with the Service.

Your Rights / Opt-Out for “Sale of Personal Information”

You can contact us to submit a CCPA inquiry via the following 2 methods:

Please note, that we do not explicitly sell your personal information, therefore, there is no need for you to opt-out of the potential sale of your personal information.

11. Children

The Service is not directed to children, as defined under applicable laws and specifically under 16 in the EEA or 13 in the U.S.A (“Child”).. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone that is considered to be a child. If we determine upon collection that a user is a child , we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Information without the parent/guardian’s consent. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records. We encourage parents and legal guardians to be familiar with the Internet activity of their children.

12. How to remove extension

As a user of our extension, you can remove the extension from your browser at any time. For simple steps to remove our extension, please click here.

13. Updates to Privacy Policy

Please note, we may modify information presented via the extension and/or this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should check back here periodically to see if the Privacy Policy has been updated. We will always show the date of the latest modification of the Privacy Policy at the top of the page so you can tell when it was last revised.

14. Contact us

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected].