SearchFX Privacy Policy



Effective Date: June 01, 2017

I. Introduction

The SearchFX is owned by GreenSearchSecurity, which is located at 1010 De La Gauchetière Ouest #1230. The Company as the responsible body under the Canada federal data protection law takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and will always offer you the SearchFX and its functionality with your privacy in mind.

We share the belief that privacy, when done right, is empowering, and that is why privacy is central to the SearchFX and new functionality that we may add. Therefore we only collect data to build our products for the benefits of our users and we believe that we as a company should never have any personal data about our users unless they affirmatively provide it to us.

The core functionality of the SearchFX is to help users protect their privacy and by allow them to search anonymously through secure SSL channel (private browsing).


II. Basis to Collect and Use Personal Data

There is no obligation on your part to provide your Personal Data. However, if you do, we have a legitimate interest to collect and use it, namely so we can provide products or services, or complete a transaction with you.


III. Notion of Personal Data

Personal Data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual such as name and age. Non-personal data are all data that cannot be used to identify an individual, such as statistics about usage of a website.


IV. What Personal Data are collected

IP-Address: We do not differentiate between static or dynamic IP addresses – that is driven at the user level – but please see the Security section below to learn more about the security measures we take to protect data – including your IP-address – which SearchFX collects.


V. How Personal Data are used

The use of the SearchFX Personal Data that we collect:
(i) IP-addresses are solemnly collected for geolocation purposes and analytic purposes only.
(ii) User visited web site are used to provide site verdict and site ranking (see Alexa section). We never store visited web sites addresses.


Withdrawing Consent: You can always withdraw your opt-in consent by uninstall SearchFX using "Remove from Chrome" when right click on SearchFX icon.


VI. Collection of Other Non-Personal Data

Data Collection: The data we collect are based on application behaviors only. SearchFX do not collect personal data or user behaviors.

When you download the SearchFX it collects on an ongoing basis the following data: web browser, operating systems, when an installation, upgrade, or uninstallation occurs, and whether the SearchFX is active or engaged by you.

Data Use: The data that we collect so Search protection can work is anonymized, aggregated and transmitted through the Web Proxy Network and used to improve the extension.


VII. Security

The Company has reasonable and appropriate technical, physical and administrative safeguards in place for a company of our size and complexity to protect the data that is collected. Some of the specific security measures we take include instantly hashing the origination IP addresses using very strong encryption technology to protect your privacy, where upon the collected IP addresses and user agent information is destroyed. In addition, to further preserve your security, the SearchFX does not collect any information on URLs beyond the path query string.


VIII. Contacting the Company

At any time the user has the right to object any use of data provided by an installation of SearchFX and can do so by writing to the Company at the physical address provided in the beginning of the document or by emailing the Company at [email protected] .


IX. Changes to Privacy Policy

We may occasionally change this Privacy Policy and when we do, we will also revise the “Effective Date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will try to inform you via SearchFX. Ultimately, however, it is your responsibility to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our data practices and any changes to them. Your continued use of the SearchFX constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any changes to it.