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Privacy Policy


We respect your privacy, and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We understand the importance of the information you entrust to us. In general, we respect your information and treat it as private and confidential. We will not typically give, sell, rent, exchange or otherwise provide your information with anyone else without prior consent or full disclosure.

This policy was last amended January 15, 2013. Policy effective October 5, 2011.

The following sections below describe our privacy practices concerning the information collected through our websites, our toolbars, and our applications in a clear and concise way. Below we generally describe what information we collect when you use our service, how we protect that information, how long we retain it, whom we share it with, and what your privacy options are.

By using our website, toolbars, or applications, you consent to our collection and use of your data as described in this privacy policy. If you install the Hoist Search Enhancer application(s), you will be subject to Hoist Media S.a.r.l. End User License Agreement (EULA) that describes what information we collect when you use our applications and how that information may be used.

Information Collected:

We collect the following personal information from you when you use Hoist Search Enhancer web sites and/or the applications. We use cookies on our sites to collect and store this information:

When you install the Applications, we assign a unique identification code to your copy of the Applications, and such code is written to your computer's registry. This identification code is for application support purposes only.

We use this information to:

Further, the data collected does not provide personally identifiable information nor will this data be provided to any third parties.

Third Party Collection:

We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

Information we collect is not supplemented with information from other sources.

If you would like to access your personal information to correct, update, or delete it, please contact us as described below:
Hoist Media, S.a.r.l.
Socitè a responsabilitè limitèe
1 Siege social: L-2530 Luxembourg
10A, rue Henri M. Schnadt
E-mail: info[at]
Contact Us Form:

Purpose of Information Collection:

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to diagnose and correct system errors, and to improve the site. We do not connect this information to your name or identity, and we periodically delete this information from the server.

In addition, the data collected can help us to understand our users (their demographics, what site features they like, how they use them, etc), to show you ads on our site and in our applications that are more relevant to you, to respond to your queries with the best possible search results, and to distinguish the install of the application in order to monitor the quality of our partner sites and distribution channels.

We make limited use of cookies on this site for convenience features and to identify and prevent click fraud patterns. These cookies are only accessible within our servers and are typically deleted as soon as possible.

Data Collection Time Period:

Your search queries are always anonymous in our system and not subject to data collection time period schedules.

Cookies and configuration settings in connection with our application(s) are reset every 24 hours, but the information collected is stored in a query log for up to six months.

Data Collection and Sharing with Third Parties:

Our sites contains links to other websites, including sites that we do not own or operate. Unless otherwise expressly stated, Hoist Media S.a.r.l. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such sites use of any information collected when Site visitors click through links to those sites. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of websites linked to our sites.

Advertisers and advertising networks place ads (including sponsored links in search results) on our sites and in our applications. These companies may collect information, such as your computer's IP address, browser information, and search queries, as you use our services. They also may use web technologies such as cookies to collect data about you when you visit our sites.

We will not share information we collected about you with any third party for other purposes (including direct marketing) without first obtaining your consent.

We may disclose data we collect about our users when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others. However, we do not collect any personally identifiable information.

We may transfer your information to a third party if we or any of our affiliates are involved in a corporate restructuring (e.g., a sale, merger, or other transfer of assets).

Opt Out:

If you want to disable the cookies placed on your computer by advertising companies that display ads on our site to prevent them from using information about you for targeting purposes, you can use the opt-out feature at

Security of Collected Information

Although we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you, we have implemented security measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful access to and misuse of the information we collect, including technological and physical security measures as well as procedural safeguards. However, because no security system can be 100% effective, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information we may have collected from or about you.

Information From Children Under 13

We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we determine that a user is under 13, we will immediately delete all information pertaining to that user.

Government Authorities and Legal Rights

If requested or required by government authorities, such as law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law, we may disclose any information we have about our users or modify other practices described in this policy, such as how long and in what form we keep information. We also may disclose information collected about you in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Information Collected From Users Located Outside the USA

If you are visiting our sites from outside the United States, your data will be transferred to and stored in our servers in the U.S. By using our sites, you consent to our collection and use of your data as described in this privacy policy.