uBlock Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 11, 2018

This Privacy Policy describes uBlock's information practices for its website and browser extension. We take your privacy seriously and want you to understand exactly what information we collect, how we use that information, which pieces of information you can request us to remove, and how to contact us about this policy. Please read this policy carefully. Your continued use of the uBlock extension and/or the uBlock website constitutes your agreement to this policy.

When it comes to your personal information, most of this policy applies to users who choose to donate to support uBlock. If all you do is use the extension then you're practically invisible to us.

Information uBlock collects

Personal information

The uBlock website does not collects or stores any personal information. uBlock 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 (Stripe)

Anonymous information

The uBlock extension captures anonymous usage information, including but not limited to: current version of the extension, preferred language, number of blocked requests, and browser and operating system type.

Analytics

uBlock uses various analytics services to aggregate information about traffic patterns and how our website and extension are used. We limit the data sent to these services, and only do so to improve our extension and website. uBlock currently uses Google Analytics (privacy policy here).

How uBlock uses and discloses collected information

We try to make uBlock better

We use the collected usage and analytics information to maintain and improve the uBlock 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

uBlock sometimes share anonymized and aggregated information that cannot be associated with an individual with third parties or the public.

uBlock discloses personal information as required by law

uBlock 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": uBlock 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.

Data security

All anonymous usage information that uBlock collects is stored in our databases and uBlock 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 uBlock's website and browser extension at your own risk.

Changes and updates to this policy

uBlock reserves the right to change this policy for any reason, and may make small, inconsequential changes to this policy with or without notice. Each time this policy is changed we will revise the "Effective Date" at the top of this page. When substantial changes are made to the disclosure of your personal information uBlock will attempt to notify you through the email that was provided during the payment process. Your continued use of the uBlock website or browser extension constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any revisions or updates.

Contact

You can always contact us with questions or feedback about our privacy policy by sending us an email at here.