Effective Date: October 2, 2015
When it comes to your personal information, most of this policy applies to users who choose to donate to support AdBlock. If all you do is use the extension then you're practically invisible to us.
Information AdBlock collects
The AdBlock website collects and stores all information, excluding the credit card number, given during the payment process. AdBlock does not handle or have access to full credit card numbers or payment account login information. Each payment processor stores and uses the data you provide them differently; please consult their privacy policies (PayPal, Stripe)
The AdBlock extension captures anonymous usage information, including but not limited to: current version of the extension,
preferred language, Acceptable Ads opt-in, number of blocked requests,
and browser and operating system type.
The iOS extension captures connection type (wifi or mobile) in addition to the data that the browser extension captures.
Extension error information
An error report is automatically sent to AdBlock's servers whenever an error occurs in the extension. The report contains the anonymous information stated previously along with the current browser version and a description of the error. If a URL exists in the error description then the extension will attempt to remove it.
Logs for general requests made to getadblock.com or its infrastructure are kept for up to 90 days.
These logs include the IP address, browser, operating system, and page address.
Logs for payment processing requests are kept for 90 days. Information in these logs includes IP address, email (if provided), address (if provided), name (if provided), browser type and version, operating system, payment amount, and card type, expiration date, and last four digits of the card if a card is used.
How AdBlock uses and discloses collected information
We try to make AdBlock better
We use the collected usage and analytics information to maintain and improve the AdBlock extension and website, gain insight into how our services are being used, and in our efforts to prevent fraud. The information is only used internally.
Your information is not for sale
AdBlock never has and never will sell your personal information to any third party without your consent. We sometimes share anonymized and aggregated information that cannot be associated with an individual with third parties or the public.
AdBlock discloses personal information as required by law
AdBlock cooperates with all valid United States law enforcement requests and court orders. If possible, we'll notify you of requests for your information using the email stored in our system. Some circumstances prohibit us from contacting you about a request or order (e.g. an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b) or § 215 of the Patriot Act). "Warrant canary": AdBlock has never received an order under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and if this sentence ever disappears, you'll know it's because we have received such an order -- or similar order -- and the U.S. Government made us delete it.
Your information choices and options
Personal information removal
If you have attempted a payment on the AdBlock website then you can request to have your email and name removed from our system. To do this, please open a private ticket on our support site that contains your Order ID or email for the purchase. Please note that AdBlock can only remove information from our own systems and cannot make changes to data that you give to a payment processor.
All personal and usage information that AdBlock collects is stored in our databases and AdBlock takes reasonable steps to keep it secure. That said, no database or server is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data in our system or while being transmitted over the Internet. Our best effort is given, but you use AdBlock's website and browser extension at your own risk.
Changes and updates to this policy