Protect your privacy

How many times did you actually read the Privacy Policy when you signed up to an online service? We understand... Privacy Policies are often long, boring and confusing. To help you take care of your privacy, we listed what data the largest internet companies might collect about you.


Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on 689,003 users, manipulating their news feeds to assess the effects on their emotions. Forbes, 2014

Data based

  • Ad clicks
  • Browser
  • Device specific information
  • Email address
  • Face scan
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • Location
  • Operating system
  • Phone number
  • Profile information
  • Search queries
  • Third-party connect data
  • Time, date
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Transaction History
  • Occupation
  • Ad name

Behavioral based

  • Interests
  • What you read
  • Parental status
  • Political leaning
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Purchase Behavior

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You can opt out of Facebook’s targeted advertising and we recommend you to check your settings at least once a month. Manage your preferences here

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Google admitted that its cars outfitted with roof cameras were not just taking pictures; they were collecting data from computers inside homes, including passwords, e-mails and other personal information from unsuspecting computer users. NY Times, 2013

Data based

  • Ad clicks
  • Browser
  • Device specific information
  • Email address
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • Location
  • Operating system
  • Phone number
  • Profile information
  • Search queries
  • Third-party connect data
  • Time, date
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Transaction History
  • Occupation
  • Browsing history
  • Ad name

Behavioral based

  • Interests
  • What you read
  • Parental status
  • Political leaning
  • Sexual orientation
  • Purchase Behavior

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You can review and manage your privacy and account-access settings, and your personal data in your My account page

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After iOS users upgraded the software, a new hidden file began periodically storing location data, apparently gleaned from nearby cellphone towers and Wi-Fi networks, along with the time. NY Times, 2011

Data based

  • Ad clicks
  • Browser
  • Device specific information
  • Email address
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • Location
  • Operating system
  • Phone number
  • Profile information
  • Search queries
  • Third-party connect data
  • Time, date
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Transaction History
  • Occupation
  • Ad name

Behavioral based

  • Purchase Behavior

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For personal information Apple holds, they will provide you with access for any purpose. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made through the regional Privacy Contact Form

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Microsoft might access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications [..] to protect the rights or property of Microsoft. The Verge, 2014

Data based

  • Ad clicks
  • Browser
  • Device specific information
  • Email address
  • Face scan
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • Location
  • Operating system
  • Phone number
  • Profile information
  • Search queries
  • Third-party connect data
  • Time, date
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Transaction History
  • Browsing history

Behavioral based

  • Interests

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Take these steps to protect your privacy and deactivate most of the intrusive features of Windows 10. Read tips

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In late 2013, Yahoo was hit with six lawsuits over its practice of using automated scans of e-mail to produce targeted ads. [..] Yahoo won't stop scanning e-mails. Instead, they have agreed to make a technical change to when they scan e-mails. Ars Technica, 2016

Data based

  • Ad clicks
  • Browser
  • Device specific information
  • Email address
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • Location
  • Operating system
  • Phone number
  • Profile information
  • Search queries
  • Third-party connect data
  • Time, date
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Transaction History
  • Occupation
  • Browsing history
  • Ad name

Behavioral based

  • Interests

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You can opt out of interest-based advertising, by visting the Ad Interest Manager.

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"Anticipatory shipping patent" - Predicting buyer behaviour - Amazon will ship an order before the customer has even bought it. WSJ, 2014

Data based

  • Ad clicks
  • Browser
  • Device specific information
  • Email address
  • Face scan
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • Location
  • Operating system
  • Phone number
  • Profile information
  • Search queries
  • Third-party connect data
  • Age
  • Transaction History
  • Occupation
  • Ad name

Behavioral based

  • Interests
  • Purchase Behavior

TIP

"..make sure that Amazon.com doesn’t advertise your identity by changing your account settings so that reviews don’t list your full name, and your wish lists are only visible to those you invite to look at them."

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The data used here is publicly available on the websites of the listed services. Tresorit does not assess or make representations to the adequacy of any organization’s privacy policy or its adherence to that policy. Furthermore, Tresorit does not guarantee the accuracy of the list and assumes no liability for the erroneous inclusion, misidentification of any organization of the type of personal data, or any other action related to the maintenance of the list.

Sources: Facebook.com, Google.com, Apple.com, Microsoft.com, Yahoo.com, Amazon.com

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