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We respect your privacy - that is one of the main reasons why we made AxCrypt available, and we believe that you as one of our users are more concerned about this than the average computer user.

During installation you are asked for an e-mail address and your notification preferences. You are welcome to decline, but please do not enter a dummy e-mail address, just leave the field blank instead. It only wastes bandwidth and our time we could be spending bringing you new features.

During the installation procedure it will 'phone home', i.e. contact one of our servers and send us some minimal information.

This information includes, and is limited to:

  • Your e-mail, if you specified it.
  • Your Windows version, i.e. Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/7/8 etc.
  • Your selected language, i.e. English or French etc.
  • Your selected preference, i.e. 'Update', 'Critical' or 'Decline'.
  • The context, i.e. during install, after installation etc.
  • The product, i.e. AxCrypt.
  • The current product version, if any.
  • The product version being installed.
  • The information that is always sent whenever you use a web browser, as this is the way the contact is made with our server.

Some of the information is obvious why we need.  When you have selected 'Update' or 'Critical' we need your e-mail to be able to notify you for example.

The other information is very, very useful to us to see how and where AxCrypt is being used, so as to better prioritize development and also to give us a nice warm feeling seeing how much it's being installed!

[Version or later: If you really want to withhold all information, you have the option to do so during the installation process in which case no Internet connection at all will be established.]

If you select the 'Notify Me' Start-menu option at a later time then it's assumed that you do want to talk to our server.

We will only use your e-mail address for the stated purposes.

We may in the future ask you to give us extended permission to inform you about features and related software from us, but will never disclose any individual information to a third party.

We may also in the future publish aggregated statistics such as how many users we have, and such.