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. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our Businesses Section
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.
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
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.
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