First Posted: 2019-02-15
Last Update: 2019-12-10 (change history)
What Information Do We Collect?
None. We don’t collect your Personal Data, period.
Explicitly Shared Data Will Be Publicly Available over IPFS
We do not collect, rent, store or sell your Personal Data to anyone. However because IPFS Companion is a web extension that provides access to the real-time, peer-to-peer IPFS Network (which is a public platform for which anyone may join and participate) the data that you import to the IPFS Network using IPFS Companion is then publicly available and accessible to everyone participating in IPFS Network.
Additional Privacy Protocols
If you add files to the IPFS Network using the IPFS Companion extension, they will be stored on your local IPFS Network node. Those files are also then cached by anyone who retrieves those files from the IPFS network and co-hosted on that user’s local IPFS Network node. Generally, cached files will eventually expire, but it’s possible for a user with whom you have shared access to such files (by sharing the relevant Content Identifier or CID) to pin that data, which means the cached files then will not expire and will remain stored on such user’s local IPFS Network node.
All content shared with the IPFS Network is public by default. This means your files and data that you’ve added will be accessible to everyone who knows the CID or queries the data on the IPFS Network. If you want to share certain materials or data privately, you must encrypt such data before adding it to the IPFS Network.
If you are using embedded JS IPFS node it will connect to bootstrap servers hosted by Protocol Labs and some of your Personal Information, such as public key and IP address of your IPFS node will be stored on the IPFS network publicly as well to facilitate p2p exchanges.
If you are using “window.ipfs”, “Linkify IPFS Addresses” or “Catch Unhandled IPFS Protocols” experiments, websites will be able to detect you are running IPFS Companion. This behavior can be changed on Preferences screen by disabling mentioned experiments.
What If I Have Questions About This Policy?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.