Last Updated: June 1st, 2022
Please note that this Policy does not apply to information collected through third-party websites or services that you may access through the Services or that you submit to us through email, text message, support tickets, or other electronic message or offline.
If you are visiting this site from the European Union (EU), see our Notice to EU Data Subjects below for our legal bases for processing and transfer of your data.
Information we do not collect:
We do not store your search terms.
We do not track or store your GPS location.
We do not use third-party cookies.
We do not track users across sites.
Information we may collect:
To provide account customization and combat fraud and abuse, Presearch may collect the following information:
Anonymous data collection:
For analytics and aggregate reporting purposes, we collect certain data points around the usage of our services which are disassociated from any account, IP address, or specific timestamp information. These anonymized data points are used for aggregate analytics, and may include:
Fraud and abuse signals:
In order to prevent fraudulent use of our services, Presearch may implement anonymized fingerprinting of certain behaviors on the platform. For example, while we don’t store your search terms, we may store certain heuristic information to help detect fraud which can be used to help algorithmically identify the use of bogus queries.
Notwithstanding the above, if you repeatedly or flagrantly exhibit activity that appears to violate the Terms & Conditions, we may notify you that you have violated the Terms of Service and require you to explicitly reaccept the Terms of Service to continue using the service. Upon receiving such notice and reaccepting the Terms of Service, you opt-in to allowing Presearch to perform any additional monitoring or data collection that Presearch may deem necessary or helpful to detect and prevent further violations.
Use of external sites and apps:
Because Presearch is a search engine, you will be directed to external websites and applications beyond the control of Presearch. While Presearch limits its collection and storage of information as described above, external resources each have their own data collection and storage policies that are not necessarily the same as those practiced by Presearch. Please do your own research and exercise caution when using other non-Presearch websites and applications.
To provide Presearch services your personal information may be used in the following ways:
Your information may be used to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity, and we will ensure that this right is not abused and is highly controlled.
The Company has offices outside of the EU and has affiliates and service providers in the United States and in other countries. Your personal information may be transferred to or from the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.
EU users should read the important information provided below about transfer of personal information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Accessing, Updating, Correcting, and Deleting your Information
You may access information that you have voluntarily provided through your account on the Services, and can review, correct, or delete it by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information and preferences. You must log into your account to make such changes.
We welcome your comments or questions about this Policy, and you may contact us at: email@example.com.
If you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, you may use the Services only with the consent of or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian. Consistent with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 13 without first receiving his or her parent's verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Site and subsequently we will delete that information.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Legal Basis for Processing
We only use your personal information as permitted by law. We are required to inform you of the legal basis of our processing of your personal information, which are described in the list below. If you have questions about the legal bases under which we process your personal information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These processing activities constitute our legitimate interests. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impacts on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal information for activities where our interests are overridden by any adverse impact on you (unless we have your consent or are absolutely required by law).
With your consent
Where our use of your personal information is based upon your consent, you have the right to withdraw it anytime in the manner indicated in the Service or by contacting us at email@example.com.
Under the GDPR, you have certain rights regarding your personal information. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
You can submit these requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us at email@example.com or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.
Cross-Border Data Transfer
Whenever we transfer your personal information out of the EEA to the U.S. or countries not deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of personal information protection, the transfer will be based on a data transfer mechanism recognized by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for personal information.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information out of the EEA.
Some Cookies are necessary for certain uses of the Site, and without such Cookies, we would not be able to provide many services that you need to properly use the Site. These Cookies, for example, allow us to operate our Site so you may access it as you have requested and let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content and features. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.
We also use functional Cookies and Cookies for analysis purposes. Functional Cookies enable certain parts of the site to work properly and your user preferences to remain known. Analysis Cookies, among other things, collect information on how visitors use our Site, the content and products that users view most frequently, and the effectiveness of our advertising. Cookies are either "session" Cookies which are deleted when you end your browser session, or "persistent," which remain until their deletion by you (discussed below) or the party who served the cookie.
How to disable Cookies.
To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
Third-party resources may install additional cookies - ex. Youtube videos embedded on portions of the site. We are taking steps to eliminate these resources to ensure that Members cannot be tracked and that cookies are kept to a minimum.