We promise never to collect any personal information about your behaviour or choices when you use any Privacore service or product.
Many online services collect, store, and sell data about your online behaviour – without your knowledge or consent. Because of how the web works, all you have to do is click a link, and you unwittingly opt into whatever data tracking and analysis scheme the resulting page uses. Once a user profile on you has been built, it is kept forever. You are not given a fair chance to negotiate, reconsider, or opt out.
That’s why, in today’s hyper-connected world, we believe that you should care about your privacy, just like we care about it.
If we ever suspect that our services might put your personal information at risk, we will change the way we do things in order to maintain your privacy, even if it means we are less profitable. For us, your privacy trumps everything.
Since your data belongs to you, we work hard to make it as easy as possible for you to control your personal information. To us, privacy is all about what we do with the data you entrust us with when you use our services.
Providing services guided by our “Less is More” principle, is a complex problem, because you provide a lot of data involuntarily. However, we are committed to maintaining your privacy and we do not hesitate to make the extra effort to avoid collecting that data. This means removing or masking information that can identify you, for example:
Other search engines and browser software record your behaviour (search history, cookies with behavioural tracking, etc.). They use your data to build a user profile and deliver targeted ads. Some – without your permission – then sell your user profile to third-parties, so they can also track and target you. We promise never to do any of this.
To provide you with a better browsing and searching experience, we collect some generalised data. For example, we store and analyse data about what is and isn’t clicked on – we do not collect data about who is doing the clicking. We never store your IP address or any other data that can identify you. We only capture aggregate, anonymous data.
Privacore services do not share your personal data with anyone – we do not even collect it.
Findx.com, our private web search engine, logs search terms, which we use to provide features like “Did you mean —___” suggestions, and display contextualised advertisements. If you choose to save your settings, findx saves the setting cookies (in a folder called findx.com) on your device. Findx reads these cookies to use the settings you chose.
Privacontrol, our tracking controller, connects to our server to read lists for blocking online tracking scripts.
If you like (or dislike) our services and want to send us a personal message, you are more than welcome to do so. In that case, we have to collect some contact information so we can reply to you. We also use the web to share content and raise awareness about online privacy. Of course, we want to know which content performs well – so we do collect some (anonymous) information to improve our services.
Using our “Less is More” principle, we log a tiny bit of data about your behaviour when you visit our website www.privacore.com, with these restrictions:
Note: We analyse the data using PIWIK analytics (self-hosted) – Your IP address is not logged.
We run a forum to support the community – You can ask questions and contribute to provide feedback and help us improve our services. In order to participate, we ask that you let us know how to get in contact with you and fill out a user profile.
Please read the forum guidelines for further information.
Note: We collect data for usage analysis using the log-files in the forum (self-hosted) – We use log file analytics via PIWIK (technically it is 3rd-party since Matomo (formerly PIWIK) is installed on www.privacore.com). We do not collect your IP address for analytics.
If you send us a support email, we have to log the data we get from you (email address, email content), in order to respond to any questions or concerns you might have.
When you subscribe to receive our newsletter – we take it as a sign that you trust us. To make sure we can keep that trust, we use Sendy (self-hosted) for mail distribution.
We do not share the information you provide us with when you contact us, and we do not correlate it with your use of any Privacore services or software.
We only share data when required to by law. Of course, we will comply with court-ordered legal requests for data. But since we don’t store any personal data about you, there is almost nothing to provide. The only data we have that could be directly attributed to you, would be the information you provided in our forum and any emails you sent to us.
In our efforts to keep your personal data safe, we may revise our privacy promise from time to time. If we do, we will make every reasonable effort to let you know when it happens and what we decided to change.