Archive: Google Chrome Frame Privacy Notice
September 17, 2009
Information Google receives when you use Google Chrome Frame
You do not need to provide any personally identifying information in order to download and use Google Chrome Frame. When you download Google Chrome Frame or use it to contact Google’s servers, Google receives only standard log information including your machine’s IP address and one or more cookies. In addition, Google Chrome Frame sends limited additional information to Google:
- Your copy of Google Chrome Frame includes one or more unique application numbers. These numbers and information about your installation of the browser (e.g., version number, language) will be sent to Google when you first install and use it and when Google Chrome Frame automatically checks for updates. If you choose to send usage statistics and crash reports to Google, the browser will send us this information along with a unique application number as well. Crash reports can contain information from files, applications and services that were running at the time of a malfunction. We use crash reports to diagnose and try to fix any problems with the browser.
- Google's Safe Browsing feature periodically contacts Google's servers to download the most recent list of known phishing and malware sites. When you visit a site that we think is a phishing or malware site, your browser will send Google a hashed, partial copy of the site's URL so that we can send more information about the risky URL. Google cannot determine the real URL you are visiting solely from this information. In addition, if you have chosen to share usage statistics with Google and you visit a site that we think could be a phishing or malware site, certain other data will be shared with Google, including the full URL that you visited, the "referer" header sent to that page, and the URL that matched the Google Safe Browsing malware list. Currently you cannot disable the Google Safe Browsing feature.
- You may use Google Chrome Frame to access other Google services such as Gmail. The Privacy Policies of Gmail or other services apply when you access them, no matter which browser you use. Using Google Chrome Frame to connect to Google services will not cause Google to receive any special or additional personally identifying information about you.
Information website operators receive when you visit a site using Google Chrome Frame
Sites that you visit using Google Chrome Frame will automatically receive standard log information similar to that received by Google. These sites may also set their own cookies on your machine. You can restrict cookies by setting your preferences inside the host browser's cookie settings.
Information that Google receives when you use Google Chrome Frame is processed in order to operate and improve Google Chrome Frame and other Google services. Information that other website operators receive is subject to the privacy polices of those websites. Google Chrome Frame stores information on your machine in order to improve the browser’s performance and provide you with features, such the option to review snapshots from pages you have visited.
Google adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce's web site.
Further information about Google Chrome Frame is available here.
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