Privacy Policy

This Application PrivacyPolicy (“Application Privacy Policy”) outlines the information that DNSSense gathers, how we use that information, and the options you have to access, correct, or delete such information when you use the DNSSense. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Application Terms of Service.

1. Scope of Policy

Our mission to help build a better Internet is rooted in the importance weplace on establishing trust with the Internet community globally. To earn and maintainthat trust, we commit to communicating transparently, providing security, andprotecting the privacy of data on our systems.

This Policy only applies toDNSSense’s collection, use, and disclosure of personal information inconnection with the use of the DNSSense Application(s). This Policy does notapply to DNSSense’s collection, use, and disclosure of personal informationthrough the Application when the Application is used as part of a DNSSense forTeams account, as described in more detail in Section 3.

2. Information We Collect

We only collect and store the minimum amount of data we believe is required to operate and improve the Application. There are three categories of data that we collect: Account Data, Operational Data, andDNS Resolver Information as described more fully below. Your Account Data and Operational Data are pseudonymized. Your DNS Resolver Information is anonymized at our edge data centers.

We do not collect your name, phone number, or credit card information (or records of any payments collected by the applicable App Store). The only information we receive from the applicable App Store is a limited amount of information that we need to confirm your subscription for a Service. We do not receive from the App Store any of your personal data or other information about your App Store account. We only receive your email address if you have decided to give us feedback and/or report bugs.

We recognise that the correct and lawful treatment of Personal Data will maintain confidence and will provide for successful business operations.Protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personal Data is a critical responsibility that we take seriously at all times.

We promise to keep your personal information personal and private. We will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. We will not share or otherwise disclose your personal information except as necessary to provide our services or as otherwise described in this Application Privacy Policy without first providing you with notice and the opportunity to consent. We will only use this data for reporting to you.

2.1 Account Data

When you install theApplication on your MACOS, create or update your account, we collect and store the “Account Data” described below, depending on your use of the Application.

Account Data

Information Type
Account, country information
Account, country information
We do not use account information. Only your country info for determining traffic through our app.

2.2 Operational Data

DNSSense also collects and stores “Operational Data” when you connect to our network. This data is required to operate and improve our Application.

Operational Data

Information Type
Request data (Source IP,Source Port, Destination IP)
The Application is not designed to hide your identity from the Internet properties you access from your device. As a result, we may retain your request data when you use DNSSense for a period of 24 hours for emergency purposes, such as responding to emergency law enforcement requests.
Performance data
We track the services you have enabled and the amount of data you havetransferred via the Application. We also use performance data to understand howthe Application impacts your Internet connection and to improve ourApplication. Performance Data does not include personal information.
Crash Logs
We use crash log informationregarding your device’s use of the Application for troubleshooting and toimprove our Application. Crash logs do not contain your IP addresses or otherpersonal information.

3. How We Use Information We Collect

DNSSense only processes personal information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized. We use the information we collect, as described in Section 2 to operate and improve the Application, such as to assist us in our debugging efforts if an issue arises. We may also use the information we collect to comply with legal obligations as well as to investigate and prevent violations of the Application Terms of Service. We will not combine the information collected from DNS queries with any other DNSSense or third party data in any way that can be used to identify individual endusers.

4. Retention

We will maintain retention policies and procedures to ensure Personal Data is deleted after an appropriate time, unless a law requires that data to be kept for a minimum time.

We store your personal data only as long as is necessary to provide ourApplication and the associated services, pursue legitimate interests, and comply with applicable laws. Your Account Data and Operational Data will be stored for no longer than two years after your last use of the Application.

We will keep your email data until you unsubscribe and delete access log data which contain your IP address after 120 days.

Children’s privacy protection

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Information associated with feedback and bug reports may be retained longer as needed.

5. Information Sharing

We do not sell, rent, or share personal information with third parties. These Service Providers may only process personal information pursuant to our instructions and in compliance both with this Application Privacy Policy, DNSSense’s Privacy Policy and other applicable confidentiality and security measures and regulations.

Specifically, we do not permit our Service Providers to sell any personal information we share with them, or to use any personal information we share with them for their own marketing purposes or for any other purpose than to perform the services they provide to us.

In addition to sharing withService Providers as described above, we may also share your information with others in the following circumstances:

-Within the DNSSense Group(defined for the purposes of this Application Privacy Policy as the DNSSense entities listed at the end of this policy);

-When we are required to disclose personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; or in the case of an emergency to protect any person from the danger of death or serious physical injury; or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. (Learn more about how we handle law enforcement requests here);

-In the event of a merger, sale, change in control, or reorganization of all or part of our business;

-Where we have a good-faith belief sharing is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required to comply with our legal obligations; or as you may otherwise consent from time to time.

6. Legal Basis for Processing

If you are an individual from the European Economic Area (EEA), please note that our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information will depend on the personal information collected and the specific context in which we collect it. We normally will collect personal information from you only where: (a) we need your personal information to perform a contract with you (e.g. to deliver the services you have requested), or (b) the processing is in our legitimate interests. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you, or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person. We will obtain your consent where required by law. Where we rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal data, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us at

7. Data Subject Rights and Choices

In the event you elect to contact us to report an issue with the Application, to share feedback or to send console logs, we may receive limited personal data about you, such as your email address, that we retain for a limited period of time. You will have the right to access, correct, update, export, or delete your limited personal information that we retain. You may email us at with any such subject access requests (“SAR”), and we will respond within thirty (30) days.Please keep in mind that except for when you provide feedback, we don’t receive personally identifiable information from you, and we are unable to associate your identity with your Account Data or Operational Data. As a result, our ability to comply with data subject rights is limited to those circumstances in which we have your personally identifiable data.

8. Data Security, Data Integrity and Access

We take all reasonable steps to protect information we receive from you from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. We have put in place appropriate physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard and secure your information, and we make use of privacy-enhancing technologies such as encryption. We will regularly evaluate and test the effectiveness of those safe guards to ensure security of our Processing of Personal Data. We are responsible for protecting the Personal Data we hold. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at

9. Notification of Changes

If we make changes to this Application Privacy Policy that we believe materially impact the privacy of your personal data, we will promptly provide notice of any such changes (and, where necessary, obtain consent), as well as post the updated Application Privacy Policy on this website noting the effective date of any changes.

10. Business Transactions

We may assign or transfer this Application Privacy Policy, as well as information covered by this Application Privacy Policy, in the event of a merger, sale, change in control, or reorganization of all or part of our business.

11. English Language Controls

Non-English translations of this Application Privacy Policy are provided for convenience only. In the event of any ambiguity or conflict between translations, the English version is authoritative and controls.

12.Your rights

You have the right to request; the information about how your personal data is processed, a copy of that personal data and you have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

You can also; raise an objection about how your personal data is processed and request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it and ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances.

If you have any of these requests, get in contact with our Privacy Team.

13. Cookies that we use

DNSsense uses cookies to create pseudonymous user profiles in compliance with legal requirements, but also to make the use of our website as optimal as possible.We can evaluate usage profiles in order to understand the use of our website. When we create pseudonymous user profiles, we do not directly associate this data with you and therefore cannot trace specific activities back to you.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit our website and allow your browser to be reassigned. Cookies store information such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the information you enter there. This avoids the need to re-enter all necessary data for each use. Cookies also enable us to recognize your preferences and to tailor our website to your interests.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you want to prevent cookies from being saved, select “do not accept cookies” in the browser settings. You can find out how this works in detail from your browser provider’s instructions.You can delete cookies that are already stored on your computer at any time.However, we would like to point out that our website may only be of limited use without cookies. Alternatively, you can prevent the collection and forwarding of your data (particularly your IP address) and the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of Java Script in your browser or by installing a tool such as “NoScript.” 

You can also disable the use of cookies by third parties by using theNetwork Advertising Initiative’s disabling tool. However, we and the providers will continue to receive statistical information on how many users visited our website and when.

14. Contact Information