Effective August, 2019
1. Hide My Searches does not track search history in any user identifiable way.
The most popular search engines create search profiles of specific users in order to retarget ads based on those search queries as the user navigates the internet. Hide My Searches does not track your search history in any user identifiable way.
2. Hide My Searches does not retain server logs.
Hide My Searches does not use tracking tools or maintain logs that compromise your privacy.
3. Hide My Searches prevents your ISP from tracking your search terms.
Some search engines do not encrypt your queries, which means your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can intercept and access them and connect them to your web and/or cable account. When you use Hide My Searches, your search queries are encrypted so that your ISP cannot read them.
4. Hide My Searches does not associate your searches from your online accounts.
Hide My Searches completely disconnects your searches from being tied to your email accounts and social profiles.
5. Hide My Searches helps hide your search history on your device.
Hide My Searches uses proprietary technology to hide you search history from others who may use your device after you search. This may save you from some embarrassing situations.
6. More Information.
We store aggregated search data and error log data to improve product performance, but never store IP addresses or unique user identifiers in connection with such data in order to ensure that none of the information collected in connection with your search activity is personally identifiable.
When using a browser extension built by Hide My Searches, we collect the extension version, browser user agent, url referrer, extension platform identifier, and a setting for if remote searches should be encrypted. As part of encryption within the extension, the encryption version date, encryption key, and an expiring encryption search token are stored locally.
In some circumstances, we may append an affiliate code to certain sites linked to our Hide My Searches product, either directly or through search results delivered to you. In doing so, we may collect a small commission in connection with your activity, but do not pass any of your personally identifiable information to any such third party sites. We do not utilize any third party to assist us with appending such affiliate code and we do not work with any third party site that collects personally identifiable information in connection with our participation in such affiliate programs. As such, no personally identifiable information is shared from our Hide My Searches product and the only information that is collected is product information that is not relatable to any particular end user and we do not retain such information in any case.
To the extent you provide us with feedback, we may store your email address if you provide it (but you are not required to do so).
To the extent we receive any legally binding request to comply with a court order or applicable law, we will share the information requested of us to the extent we have it, but, as noted above, we would expect this information to be very limited and likely of little use given our limited information collection.
To the extent we receive any legally binding request to comply with a court order or applicable law, we will share the information requested of us to the extent we have it, but, as noted above, we would expect this information to be very limited and likely of little use given our default settings.