Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 29, 2020

1. About Us

This website/service is owned and operated by Intango. We respect the privacy of users of our website products and have developed this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your privacy.

MyPrivateSearch is a private search engine that provides you a quick and easy search experience without tracking you and targeting you with advertisements.


2. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through MyPrivateSearch (“we”, “us” or “our”), whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology (collectively, the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy explains what information we may collect through the Service, how such information may be used and/or shared with others, how we safeguard it and your choices about such uses and disclosures.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, prior to using the Service. By using the Service, you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to the terms hereof as well as the Terms and Conditions set forth on the Site.


3. What Information We Collect

Information collected directly from your usage and interaction of our Service, is as follows:

Category Examples
Online Identifiers User Agent, IP address, Operating System
Usage Information Page served, time, referring URLs
Geolocation Geographic location associated with your IP address
Other Search Queries, page load, ad clicks

4. How We Collect Your Information

The data detailed in the table above is collected Automatically, mainly through our internally developed data collection system by collecting server logs and detecting website behaviors, which is event-based.


Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on a Device when the Device is used to visit the Service or the Site. The Site collects information about your website Settings of MyPrivateSearch with cookies in order to perform the core functionalities.

We, at MyPrivateSearch, do not advocate the use of cookies and therefore no cookies are used by default. If you have changed any of your website Settings, then cookies will be used to store those changes. However, in such cases, they are not stored in a personally identifiable manner.


5. How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you for:


  1. Operating the Website
  2. Internal operation of debugging, support, fraud detection and security
  3. Improving conversion rate
  4. Monetization with third party search partners

6. How We Share Your Information

We do not disclose information collected from you with any third party, other than with the service providers we use solely for the purposes detailed in Section 5. Below is a detailed list of our third-party service providers that we share information with:

  1. Cloudflare (name server, DNS, caching)
  2. Google Cloud (web hosting)
  3. Zoho Form (administrative)
  4. Trello (administrative)
  5. Yahoo search feed (third party search monetization partner)

We also reserve the right to disclose your information with third parties if we are legally required to do so, to cooperate with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Service, solely to the extent needed to enforce our policies and agreements and to investigate potential violations thereof.


7. How We Protect Your Information

We maintain tight controls over all the data we collect, retaining it in secured databases with limited and controlled access rights. Please remember that unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, so although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via the Service; any transmission is at your own risk.


8. How Long We Keep Your Information

We only keep your personal information as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy including for legitimate business purposes and as permitted by applicable law. We will only use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any legal issues, enforce our agreements, and as otherwise described in this policy.


In order to protect our users, we opted to use one-way encryption of IP addresses in a way that does not allow for it to be associated with any person nor linked to the other information we may have, which we store in a non-identifiable way.


9. Notice to EU Residents under the ”GDPR”

This section applies to you if you are a national of a European Economic Area (“EEA”) member state. This section describes our good faith effort to meet our obligations under the GDPR.


Personal Data

The GDPR, defines “personal data” as “…any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”

For the purposes of our Privacy Policy, the “data subject” is “you” (“your”, “user”). The personal data we collect may include: unique User ID we assign you.


We do not directly collect your IP address. We opted to protect our users and use one-way encryption of IP addresses in a way that does not allow for it to be associated with any person nor linked to any other information we may have.


Our basis for processing personal data: GDPR Recital 47: “The processing of personal data strictly necessary for the purposes of preventing fraud also constitutes a legitimate interest of the data controller concerned.”; GDPR Article 6(1)(f): “processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party…”


Your Rights

Your rights as a GDPR data subject, includes the following:


  1. Request a copy of information, if any, stored about you.
  2. Correct information, if any, stored about you.
  3. Erase information, if any, stored about you.
  4. Restrict how information, if any, about you is used.
  5. Transfer the information, if any, about you.
  6. Object to how your information, if any, is used in certain cases.
  7. Request why we are unable to fulfill your request, if applicable.

You can contact us to submit any GDPR related inquiry or request by submitting an inquiry to [email protected]


Please note that we can only meet sufficiently verifiable user requests. Sufficiently verifiable user requests refer to requests that allow us to reasonably match the information provided by the user making the request with the information already available with us, insofar non-pseudonymous Personal Data is available. In view of the above, and due to opting to use one-way encryption for IPs, in pseudonymous manner, we may not have any personal information of you on record we can provide you with.



10. Notice to California Residents under the ”CCPA”

This Section applies to you if you are a natural person who is a California resident, as defined in the California Code of Regulations. This section describes our good faith effort to meet our obligations under the CCPA.


Personal Information

The CCPA, defines “personal information” as including “…information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.”

For the purposes of our Privacy Policy, the “person” is “you” (“your”, “user”). The personal information we may collect includes: unique User ID we assign you; the User Agent and version of your web browser; and the Operating System and version used by your hardware.

The personal information we collect will only be used and disclosed for the business purposes detailed in sections 5 and 6 to this Privacy Policy, which are necessary for us in order to provide you with the Service.


Your Rights / Opt-Out for “Sale of Personal Information”

You can contact us to submit a CCPA inquiry via the following 2 methods:

  • Sending a physical inquiry to Rue Le-Corbusier 12 #357 Genève, Switzerland 1208
  • Submitting an inquiry to [email protected]

Please be advised that we do not explicitly sell your personal information (nor do we use non-pseudonymous Personal Data) therefore, there is no need for you to opt-out of the potential sale of your personal information.


Please note that we can only meet sufficiently verifiable user requests. Sufficiently verifiable user requests refer to requests that allow us to reasonably match the information provided by the user making the request with the information already available with us, insofar non-pseudonymous Personal Data is available.


In view of the above, and due to opting to use one-way encryption for IPs, in pseudonymous manner, we may not have any personal information of you on record we can provide you with.


11. Children

The Service is not directed to children, as defined under applicable laws and specifically under 16 in the EEA or 13 in the U.S.A (“Child”).. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone that is considered to be a child. If we determine upon collection that a user is a child, we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Information without the parent/guardian’s consent. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records. We encourage parents and legal guardians to be familiar with the Internet activity of their children.


12. Updates to Privacy Policy

Please note, we may modify information presented via the website and/or this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should check back here periodically to see if the Privacy Policy has been updated. We will always show the date of the latest modification of the Privacy Policy at the top of the page so you can tell when it was last revised.


13. Contact us

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected] You may also submit inquiries to our appointed Data Protection Officer by the above email address or deliver a physical inquiry to Rue Le-Corbusier 12 #357 Genève, Switzerland 1208