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Mcafee Siteadvisor Privacy Policy Has Changed


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:58 AM

FYI to our members using SiteAdvisor:

A recent update notification for SiteAdvisor displayed the following message:

Our Privacy Policy has changed

McAfee SiteAdvisor has a new privacy policy. The change allows our software to send a unique, anonymous number to McAfee SiteAdvisor which helps us know our software is functioning correctly. As always, we never store any personally identifiable information or any information about what you do online.

Updated Privacy Policy confirms this.
After uninstalling, and reinstalling, this is what McAfee SiteAdvisor's End User License Agreement states:

...McAfee SiteAdvisor will not track or collect any information about you, your data, or your use of the software except as we disclose in our privacy policy or as you specifically authorize....


After the reinstall the following McAfee SiteAdvisor - Privacy Disclosure is displayed.

How McAfee® SiteAdvisor™ Works and How we Protect Your Privacy

As you use McAfee's SiteAdvisor software, it asks our master database for safety ratings about the sites you visit. We do this because the database is too large and dynamic to send it to you in advance.

We never store information about what you do online. We do keep master logs of the sites our users visit so those sites can be prioritized for retesting, but the logs never contain personally identifiable information, not even your IP address. Periodically our software will also send us a unique, anonymous number so that we know that it is functioning properly.

For more information on how we protect your privacy, see our privacy policy.


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