Guardian Firewall Privacy Policy


EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 15, 2019

Guardian Firewall values your privacy. In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how we use and disclose information that we receive from visitors to our website https://guardianapp.com (the “Site”), users of our mobile application (the “App”) and the services available through our Site and App (collectively, the “Services”).

By visiting the Site, using or downloading the App, or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy.


Information We Collect About You

How We Use Your Information

How We Share Your Information

Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

Do-Not-Track

Third-Party Sites

Security of My Personal Information

What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?

Children Under 13

Contact Us

Changes to this Policy


Information We Collect About You

The only information we collect about you is information which you directly supply to our Site and Services. We purposefully limit the amount of personal information that we collect about you because we consider retention of any sort of personal information to be a business liability. For example, rather than using unique usernames that identify you, our App provides the Services by creating non-attributable identities in order to minimize the amount of your personal information that we collect. Our App locally stores (1) a “receipt” from the App Store to validate that you are a paying user, (2) a randomly-generated device identity for the purposes of routing alerts to your device and other device-specific actions, (3) a randomly-generated device group master identity for the purposes of enabling future capabilities, which will allow users to add multiple devices to their subscription, (4) a listing of alerts to be sent to and displayed on your device in the “Alerts” tab of the Guardian Firewall app when specific network traffic has been detected, blocked, or otherwise flagged by our system for your attention and review, and (5) a listing of custom parameters entered by the user, such as IP addresses and DNS hostnames, used for block-listing or exception-listing purposes. When we discuss below the information we collect, how we use it, and how we share it, we are only talking about the minimal amount of personal information that we collect.

Information We Collect Directly From You. We may collect optional information from you, such as an e-mail address if you use “Sign in with Apple” to join our e-mail list; however, you are not otherwise required to provide us with this information to use the Site or App.

Information We Collect From Third Parties. In addition, if you made a payment for our Early Adopter Program or other Services using Stripe, we may have access to the information that you provided directly to Stripe for the payment, such as your e-mail address or the last four digits of your credit or debit card. For more information, please see “Third Party Sites” below.

Information We Collect Automatically. We do not collect information about you which you did not directly and intentionally supply to us.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information, including your supplied e-mail address, for the following purposes:

How We Share Your Information

We may share your information, including e-mail address, as follows:

We do not share your information with third parties for advertising purposes.

Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

We do not use use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information.

Do-Not-Track

Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests, because we do not make use of tracking cookies or other tracking mechanisms.

Third-Party Sites

Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. For example, our Site and Services may direct you to use third-party payment services to make payments. If you wish to make a payment using a payment service, you will be directed to a webpage that is hosted by the payment service and not by us. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.

Security of My Personal Information

We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite these measures, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?

If you have supplied us with an e-mail address to learn more about our products, we may send informational emails to you. You may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests.

Children Under 13

Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at hello@guardianapp.com.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site, at https://guardianapp.com/privacy.html and a summary post describing changes will be available at https://guardianapp.com/blog/. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site.