AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October
Your secrets sold to advertisers
We collect non-personal data to make money from our free offerings so we can keep them free, including:
- Advertising ID associated with your device.
- Browsing and search history, including meta data.
- Internet service provider or mobile network you use to connect to our products.
- Information regarding other applications you may have on your device and how they are used.
AVG will also collect and broker information about apps it finds on a user's computer or device.
The security software firm says it will not sell personal information such as names, emails, addresses, or payment card details, and will try to "anonymize the data we collect and store it in a manner that does not identify you."
"If we become aware that part of your browsing history might identify you, we will treat that portion of your history as personal data, and will anonymize this information." ®