As part of normal operation, ArtisBrowser does NOT connect to
any services in the background.
ArtisBrowser does NOT automatically update itself or the add-ons
and plugins that it uses.
This service will only receive your IP address and generic
browser data through a normal http request.
Secure Certificate Verification
When you visit a secure website (i.e. "HTTPS"), ArtisBrowser
will validate the website's certificate which may involve
communicating with a third-party status provider (e.g. OCSP)
specified by the certificate. ArtisBrowser sends information
identifying the site's certificate to this third-party.
Search and Search Suggestions
When you perform a web search from the address bar or search
bar, your query and standard web browser information will be
sent to the search provider to service your request. Search
suggestions are a feature to help you to find out common phrases
that other people have searched for. These search suggestions
are offered by your search engines (such as DuckDuckGo, Yahoo,
etc.) and not by ArtisBrowser. If you enable this feature, and
your chosen search engine supports suggestions, ArtisBrowser may
send the terms you type in the address bar or search bar to your
chosen search engine provider to retrieve suggestions.
How this data is handled is governed by the applicable Privacy
Policy of your chosen search engine provider.
ArtisBrowser related sites and services are operated under the
Your personal privacy is important to us. This is why we adhere
to common sense and best practice principles in the way we
operate our sites and services. To clarify these principles,
your visits, your data, and our handling thereof.
How We Collect Data
We collect data about your visit and use of our sites and
services in industry-standard ways. Normal operational data is
collected in site access logs, and your session data for parts
of our sites where you log in (e.g. the forum) will be collected
and stored in the relevant databases.
What Data We Collect
As part of your visit, we will collect your IP address, user
agent, and any referrers sent by your browser. We also log the
nature of your visit and which parts of the sites and/or
services you have accessed.
In addition, for account-relative actions (that require you to
set up an account and log in, e.g. the forum), we collect
personal information like your name, a password and e-mail
address. Only those items of personal information necessary to
operate the accounts or provide services will be required. Any
other volunteered information is at your own discretion. We do
not collect telemetry on your browser use or extension use.
Occasionally, we may collect data on specific update requests
over a short period of time to measure the approximate size of
our user base.
Data Disclosure to Third Parties
Data about your visits is not transmitted to any third parties.
Any backup and inspection of such data will be restricted to
transfer over encrypted connections to prevent eavesdropping.
In principle, we never disclose visitor data to third parties,
including our partners. An exception to this non-disclosure
principle is if your visit or behavior is either suspect of
abuse or criminal activity (i.e.: if you perform misconduct, we
may report you to the relevant authorities), or if such
disclosure is mandated by a court order that is valid in the
country where either the domain owner or the hosting server
resides (i.e.: we will not obstruct justice, but will not
volunteer this information unless legally required to do so).
We may also disclose this information in order to establish,
exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing
information to third parties to prevent fraud).
User Trust and Disclaimer
By using our sites and services, you indicate, as a user, that
you trust our integrity and handling of your data. If you
cannot, for any reason, place this kind of trust in us, then you
should refrain from using our sites and services.
Additionally, although we will do our best to provide full
transparency and privacy of your personal information, we cannot
100% guarantee your data's safety due to the distributed nature
of our sites and global distribution of assets, and reliance of
our sites and services on third party providers. We cannot be
held liable for any losses , monetary or otherwise, resulting
from your visits, the use of our sites and services, or the
personal information collected on/by them.
publishing a new version on our website. You should check this
page occasionally to ensure you are still in agreement with this
policy and are happy with any changes to it.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information
we hold about you. Providing said information will be subject to
(in that order):
The payment of a non-refundable fee (fixed at US$25).
- Submission of sufficient information for us to contact you
- Verification of your identity to ensure no personal
information is disclosed to unauthorized parties.
- You may also request for us to remove any personal
information linked to your visits, insofar this personal
information is easily accessible (e.g. a forum account).
- You must provide us with sufficient information to verify
the validity of your request.
- We will follow up on your request for such within a
reasonable amount of time.