UpdateStar is serious about protecting your private sphere. This privacy policy statement concerns UpdateStar and the use and compilation of data. By using UpdateStar you confirm your agreement with the privacy policy outlined in this document.

Secure Compilation of Information

In order to make programs and updates available to you, UpdateStar must first analyse specific information from your computer and send it to our servers. Such information includes:

  •  Program Names
  •  Version Numbers
  •  Language Versions
  •  Installation Dates

as well as general information regarding your computer when executing program searches, updates and/or the retrieval of notifications:

  • Operating System
  • Language Version
  •  IP Address
  •  Access Time

Your Data Security

All data are saved in a secure environment that is protected from unauthorized access, copying or use. In addition, all data are made anonymous by using a randomly created ID that in no way could by traced back to you. This ID is only used for identification purposes in conjunction with recurring requests and delivering notifications. No personal names or e-mail addresses are saved.

Using The Data

UpdateStar analyses data for the purpose of improving our UpdateStar service and for the purpose of offering interesting insights into software market developments and movements aggregated from the hundreds of thousands of anonymous users. These commercial offerings are used to refinance the UpdateStar project.

UpdateStar may also conduct surveys from time to time to get your opinion on current products/services and other products/services that may be offered in future releases. At no time you will have to give us any personal information, as UpdateStar is a free and anonymous service for our users.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website and for the downloads we offer. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

During the process of software download, we, or our affiliates and partners, may present advertisement or commercial offerings and may bundle the software with other software applications ("Advertising"). If you have any objection or you are aware of any restraint, legal, contractual or otherwise, which prohibit such advertising, you are required to expeditiously notify us.

We may allow you to submit software through our site or services. By submitting a software, you grant UpdateStar, its subsidiaries, affiliates and partners a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, display, copy and make available the software. By submitting the software you confirm that, to the best of your knowledge, there is no restraint, legal, contractual or otherwise, which prohibit you from enabling UpdateStar to distribute the software, alone or bundled with other software and that you lawfully authorize Us and our subsidiaries, affiliates and partners to bundle the software with commercials or advertisement. If you become aware of any such restraint or limitation with regard to the software, you would expeditiously notify Us. Any software developer/publisher may inform us at any time that it no longer wishes to be part of our program.

Third Party Technology

We may use third parties' technology to operate and manage the download and installation process of our products. For the terms of service
and privacy policy of the InstallCore technology which may be used by us, please see here.
Distribution of Your Data Due to Legal Requirements

UpdateStar will distribute data to a third party without notifying you only when it is legally necessary or a substantiated claim has been made, for which UpdateStar is obliged to take action. Such instances requiring action would include:
  • Acting in compliance with UpdateStar's legal obligations to adhere to lawful business and operational practices
  • Acting in protection or defense of UpdateStar's rights or property
  • Acting in protection of the personal security of users of UpdateStar's products, websites or the general public.

Changes to this Document

UpdateStar reserves the right to update this document from time to time to take into account feedback from companies and customers. UpdateStar recommends that you check this document on a regular basis to remain up-to-date on UpdateStar's privacy policy.

Contact Information

Your comments regarding this privacy policy are always welcome at UpdateStar. If you are of the opinion that UpdateStar is not adhering to the guidelines set out in this policy, please let us know. We will take your problem into consideration and, where necessary, find a solution.

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