About SearchSafe

The SearchSafe search engine and our SearchSafe browser extension are committed to protecting the privacy of users online. We use SearchSafe everyday for our daily web activities. In fact the genesis of SearchSafe and related suite of products lies in our mission of being transparent and accountable for what we do. Staying true to our mission of protecting your identity and be transparent while at the same time clearly outlining to you our mission.

  • Help consumers protect and control their digital fingerprint
  • Search and browse the web with ease, speed and ultimate discretion
  • For your eyes only

Everything we build and share with you will be focused on the aforementioned fundamentals and it is those principles that drive our product development goals.

Serving our mission we will always be transparent with you about:

  • How SearchSafe works
  • What SearchSafe is and what it is not
  • Who SearchSafe is suitable for
  • How our technology works
  • What our computer systems do when you use SearchSafe

The content on this page has been written in very simple language to remove any ambiguity about how SearchSafe works. The bottom line is that the SearchSafe extension does not store or collect any personally identifiable information. Period.

SearchSafe Privacy - The Quick Summary:

The SearchSafe search engine and SearchSafe extension do not store or collect any personally identifiable information.

The More Detailed Version:

SearchSafe takes protecting the privacy of our users very seriously. This privacy policy outlines the limited and non-personal information the SearchSafe Extension and SearchSafe.co ("SearchSafe") may gather, and our disclosure policy.

SearchSafe Does Not Know Who You Are

Unlike most search engines, SearchSafe does not record your IP address or full User Agent string on our servers. This means that we do not record your searches in a way that could identify you or be traced back to you.

We Do Not Collect or Store Personal Information

When you search at other search engines, your search query is usually saved along with information that can identify you such as information about your computer (like your user agent string or IP address), the date and exact time of your search, and your account information if you are signed in (such as your email address and name).

SearchSafe takes the approach of not storing search queries together with any identifiers. In other words, we can't trace your searches back to you nor tie your searches together.

Data We Collect

We do collect a limited amount of non-personal information and review it in aggregate to help us improve our service. This information is NOT tied to anything that could identify you personally. This information includes your basic details about your web browser (type and version), operating system, from where you initially heard about SearchSafe (for example: Facebook), a numerical count of how many searches, ad clicks, and result clicks are performed daily (we don't record which result or ad is clicked, just that a click event occurred), search terms (logged without any identifying information about you or your computing device whatsoever, used to improve our search results), and the date you installed SearchSafe. Again, none of this information can be used to identify you in any way nor be tied back to you.

Data Collected by SearchSafe's Advertising Partners and Affiliate Relationships

SearchSafe is free to its end users. However, in order to fund the operational costs of SearchSafe we display advertisements within our search results. SearchSafe carefully selected our advertising partner to ensure that they comply with our privacy principles. The search term you enter is encrypted and passed to the advertising partner that powers our sponsored search results in order to return interest-based advertisements. They take additional steps to ensure that the data collected are not associated with personally identifiable information.

We also maintain affiliate relationships with merchants such as Amazon and eBay and e-commerce affiliate networks. These relationships enable SearchSafe to earn commissions when you make purchases after clicking through to their sites. We do not share search terms or personally identifiable information with these merchants or e-commerce affiliate networks.

What Constitutes Personally Identifiable Information?

We define personally identifiable information as information that can be used on its own to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify you as an individual. While the SearchSafe extension and search engine do not collect your IP or full user agent information, this information is collected by our advertising partner for the purposes of ensuring that the sponsored ads are relevant and for preventing click fraud. To that end, our advertising partner takes additional steps so that data collected and used to customize interest-based advertising are not associated with personally identifiable information.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent and saved to your computer's hard drive when visiting sites. SearchSafe uses two non-identifying cookies. The first is called 'settings' and it saves the state of the adult content filter and any other display settings. The other is from get.SearchSafe.co and it helps us determine where users like you are found out about us (i.e. An advertisement for SearchSafe on Facebook). Neither of these cookies are associated with your search activity in any way.

Our advertising partner may also place or recognize a cookie (named RX). This cookie is used in connection with their ad serving and quality systems. Our advertising partner takes additional steps so that data collected and used to customize interest-based advertising are not associated with personally identifiable information.

You can choose to accept or refuse cookies by changing the settings of your browser. It is also usually possible to only accept cookies from selected sites.

As a search engine and extension and as an advertising publisher, we have various links on our site, including but not limited to search results and sponsored results. The SearchSafe extension or search engine may also redirect your queries to other privacy-minded search providers if the SearchSafe service is offline or unavailable for any reason.

Information Collected During Use of Help Desk

In regards to the personal information submitted to us during use of our helpdesk and community areas, we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Additionally, we promise to never associate this information with your search behavior or usage of our extension.

SearchSafe Will Not Sell or Disclose Your Contact Information to Any Third Parties

When you send comments, questions, suggestions, or feedback to SearchSafe via email, and include an email address and/or contact information SearchSafe may use this information to respond to you. SearchSafe will not sell or disclose your contact information to any third parties. We may, however, occasionally send emails to community users with SearchSafe company news. This service is opt-in and always includes the option to unsubscribe.

If you would like access to your personal information to correct, update, or delete it, please contact us by emailing support@searchsafe.co or by mailing your request the contact information found below.

SearchSafe.co is for Users Age 18+

Even though SearchSafe does not collect personally identifiable information during your use of the search engine and extension, SearchSafe.co is for users age eighteen (18) and above due to the potential for adult-related links and/or content to appear in our results when the "Filter" feature is turned off.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a notification on our search results pages for your acceptance. Use of SearchSafe after such an update and notification constitutes your acceptance of the modified policy.

Should You Wish to Uninstall SearchSafe

If you would like to uninstall or disable the SearchSafe extension, please follow the instructions outlined on this page: Uninstall Instructions.

About this Privacy Policy and Compliance With the Law

Any request or demand from any government will be thoroughly checked by our attorneys, and we will not comply unless a law which applies to us would undeniably require us to do so.

For the SearchSafe Browser Extension, downloadable at Searchsafe.co

This End-User License Agreement (EULA) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and the mentioned author (Audience Media LLC) of this Software for the software product identified above, which includes computer software and may include associated media, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT").

By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bounded by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not install or use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

SOFTWARE PRODUCT LICENSE

a) The SearchSafe Extension is being distributed for your personal, non-commercial use. You are NOT allowed to redistribute this Software for any reason (either for profit or not for profit).

1. GRANT OF LICENSE.

This EULA grants you the following rights: Installation and Use. You may install and use an unlimited number of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

2. DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS.

Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, Disassembly and change (add,delete or modify) the resources in the compiled the assembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

Update and Maintenance

SearchSafe Extension upgrades are free of charge.

For Users 18 and Above

SearchSafe may only be used by users ages 18 and older.

Separation of Components.

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as a single product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer.

Software Transfer.

You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this EULA, provided the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA.

Termination.

Without prejudice to any other rights, the Author of this Software may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and all of its component parts.

COPYRIGHT.

Software Transfer.

All title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT (including but not limited to any images, photographs, clipart, libraries, and examples incorporated into the SOFTWARE PRODUCT), the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT are owned by the Author of this Software. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the SOFTWARE PRODUCT like any other copyrighted material. The licensed users or licensed company can use all functions, example, templates, clipart, libraries and symbols in the SOFTWARE PRODUCT to create new diagrams and distribute the diagrams.

LIMITED WARRANTY

NO WARRANTIES.

The Author of this Software expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT and any related documentation is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT remains with you.

NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES.

In no event shall the author of this Software be liable for any special, consequential, incidental or indirect damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if the Author of this Software is aware of the possibility of such damages and known defects.

3. Searchsafe.co SEARCH RESULTS

Privacy-safe search results will be provided by the SearchSafe search engine. The SearchSafe search results may contain adult-oriented content, however results may be filtered to remove adult content by switching the "Filter" feature "on." The Filter feature is located near the top of all search results pages. In addition, shopping results may be displayed on the search results page.

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SUPPORT

Should you need help with the SearchSafe extension or search engine, you can get help by emailing at support@searchsafe.co, or by filling out the form on this page: Contact Us.