Last Updated April 23, 2018
Brave is not in the business of selling personal information. We believe the best way to ensure your private and personal information is protected is to make every effort to ensure that we do not receive your private personal information in the first place.
Collection & Use
We are committed to ensuring that Brave users’ private and personal information remains private. As such, we do not collect user-identifiable data, browsing history, or IP addresses when you browse with Brave. Brave ships with optional features, such as Sync and Payments. When you turn on these features, we receive and store additional information, as described below.
Brave Sync can be enabled to store and synchronize encrypted settings, bookmarks, history, and related data. An encrypted copy of this info is sent to Brave, but we do not have the keys to decrypt the data.
When you use Brave Payments, we sometimes collect additional information. Brave payments interactions always include an unique identifier for your wallet. We sometimes collect IP addresses and use them to help identify and prevent fraud in the area of token promotions and giveaways, and to maintain and improve the performance of Brave Payments. Even with Brave Payments enabled, we never collect your browsing history or similar information, and we can’t derive this information from your contributions to content creators and sites. Instead, we aggregate contributions among all Brave users, and we cannot trace contributions to individual users, or link any of your contributions together.
From time to time, we may make pre-release or experimental builds available that have different privacy characteristics than those of released Brave products. These experimental builds will come with a description of any changes from this policy.
We value your assistance in helping us improve Brave products, but you can opt out of Brave data collection in Preferences or Settings.
Whenever we make a material change to the information collected through Brave or how we use it we’ll update the policy posted here. When this policy changes, we’ll announce it to let you know — or you can check back here after each update. We hope you’ll find any changes agreeable, but if you’re not comfortable with the info we collect or how we use it, we understand your choice to stop using Brave.
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