Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs and explains how Mio Browser and its affiliates (“Mio Browser”, “we” or “our”) access, collect and use information that is generated by your use of the Mio browser (“Browser”). The Browser is built using the Google Chromium open source code. Use of the search box available with the Browser is governed by the privacy policy of the default search engine you choose.

Some of the web search services provided herein are provided by CodeFuel and powered by CodeFuel’s search partners. For information on the web search services data collection, please visit http://www.codefuel.com/legal/end_user_privacy_policy, and the search provider's privacy policy, as applicable, both as updated from time to time and at any successor locations.

It is not necessary for you to provide any Personally Identifying Information to use the Browser. “Personally Identifying Information” is information that identifies an individual including your login credentials to a third party website, name, postal address, and email address.

Information Mio Receives

When you download the Browser, the Browser interacts with the servers. Information is sent from the Browser to Mio through the servers. Mio may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your Browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal experience. “Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website places on your computer device's browser while you are viewing a website. Persistent Cookies can be removed or blocked through the “help” menu available in the Browser or as otherwise may be provided in this privacy policy. If you block Cookies, your Browser experience may be affected and some of the Browser features may be limited or inaccessible. The Browser sends non-personal information to the Mio servers including:

IP address (which also identifies the country of the user); selected language; selected Browser preferences and/or options; usage and activity of or connected to the Browser; add-ons or applications you choose to add to the Browser;

all other Internet browser(s) you have installed on your computer device and your default browser; and the Browser version.

We use this information for business and operations purposes including to notify you of Browser updates (as applicable), to provide us with usage data for statistical purposes and/or to facilitate our operation and improvement of the Browser. The Browser may also store bookmarks and browsing history on your computer device locally (which means the information is not transferred to our servers). You can delete bookmarks and browsing history information at any time. The Browser may automatically check to determine if you are using its most current version and may, through pop-up boxes or similar mechanisms, inform you if you need to upgrade the Browser version or may automatically update it and/or its components to their most current version. During this process, an IP address or computer device identifier identifying your computer device and the Browser version may be sent to our servers.

Information Stored on Your Device

The Browser stores certain information on your device (to the extent applicable) about your browsing history. This information includes:

Basic browsing history information: the URLs of pages that you visit, a cache file of text and images from those pages, and a list of some IP addresses or device identifiers linked from pages that you visit.

Cookies or web storage data deposited on your device by websites you visit.

A record of downloads you have made from websites.

You can limit the information the Browser saves only on your computer device by using incognito mode. In this mode, the Browser will not store basic browsing history information such as URLs, cached page text, or IP addresses or computer device identifiers of pages linked from the websites you visit. It will also not store snapshots of pages that you visit or keep a record of your downloads (although this information could still be stored elsewhere on your computer device, e.g. in a list of recently opened files). New Cookies received in incognito mode will not be saved after you close the Browser or close all open incognito windows. You can see when you are in incognito mode because the incognito icon appears in the top corner of the Browser; in some cases the border of the Browser window may also change color.

Information the Browser Shares with Third Party Sites:

Whenever you use the Internet, or software with Internet-enabled features, information about your computer device ("standard computer information") is sent to the websites you visit and online services you use. Standard computer information includes your computer device's IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses (which means the web addresses of the site you came from). This information might be logged on those websites' web servers. Which information is logged and how that information is used depends on the privacy practices of the websites you visit and web services you use.

If you use the Browser in incognito mode, it will not transmit any pre-existing Cookies to websites that you visit. Websites may deposit new Cookies on your computer device while you are in incognito mode, however, these Cookies will only be temporarily stored and transmitted to websites while you remain in incognito mode. They will be deleted when you close the Browser or close all open incognito windows.

In the event Mio goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, bankruptcy, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personally Identifying Information may be among the assets transferred.

Mio also abides by the following privacy practices:

Third Party Features and Content – Mio may offer you additional features and/or content you may add to the Browser. These features or content may be in the form of apps, buttons, gadgets and other components. In the event that these features or content may require the collection of your Personally Identifying Information, the third party providing the features or content should present to you a clear disclosure of the information that will be accesses, collected and/or used and you should have the opportunity to decide whether or not to share such information or alternatively not use or remove such features or content. These features and content are subject to the privacy policies of the third parties.

Third Party Websites – the Browser enables you to reach third party websites. The privacy practices of those websites are governed by third parties unrelated to Mio. You should review the privacy policies of any website(s) you access through the Browser.

Easy Uninstall – To uninstall the Browser just use the standard uninstall processes that are available as part of your operating system (for example: add/remove programs in Windows).

Control over Preferences – you have full control over the Browser and can modify your preferences at any time (including the components and features you have added to the Browser), from the different options available in the Browser control panel.

Report – The security of your information is important to us, and we take steps to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have a reason to believe that your rights have been infringed upon while using the Browser, please contact Mio via email at [email protected]

Terms applicable to our European users

If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, our processing of your personal data may be subject to additional privacy laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which requires us to have a lawful basis to process your data. In most cases, the GDPR doesn’t apply, because we simply don’t collect or keep much data about you. But where the GDPR does apply, we do comply with its requirements. For example, our “lawful basis” for processing information about you comes from (1) the consent you give by using the Mio Browser, (2) the contract you have with us by virtue of your acceptance of our Terms of Service & License Agreement, and (3) the legitimate interest we have in keeping the information that is necessary to provide you the services. Please note that aggregated and anonymized data that is not identifiable to you and is not connected with your IP address (for example, the raw number of searches done for “pink flamingos” in a given time frame and the number of people who click on which results) is not personal information, and we may use or sell that information.

European individuals have the right to obtain our confirmation of whether we maintain personal information relating to you in the United States. Upon request, we will provide you with access to the personal information that we hold about you. You may also correct, amend, or delete the personal information we hold about you. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data transferred to the United States should direct their query to us at the e-mail address listed below. If you request us to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.

Updates – From time to time we may update this privacy policy. We encourage you to visit this page frequently to stay informed.

Last updated: Jun 15, 2021