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 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.
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 for verification.
- 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.