The Tab Cleanup Tool, powered by Guppy Games, is a small, configurable extension that helps keep you organized by closing inactive browser tabs. The tool must be installed with the Consumer Input software that collects data from your browser to help brands improve their marketing/services based on insights from behaviors and overall profiles of millions of consumers like you.
Guppy Games is working with Consumer Input, owned and operated by Compete, Inc., to collect and store information for this research program. Once the software is installed and activated, it may collect the following kinds of information from your computer:
- Online browsing: This includes the sites you visit, including news sites or social networks, and your interactions with those sites, and interactions that they make on your behalf.
- Online activities: This includes the search terms you enter and the results of such searches, the videos you view, the products you shop for online, information you enter into forms, the materials you download or upload, the advertisements you see, information and content on web pages you visit or with which you interact and may include personal, financial and health information.
- Information on secure pages: This includes information and content from protected or secure pages that you access, such as online accounts or the content of complete and incomplete consumer transactions when you are checking out through a website's shopping cart, even if the website makes this information unreadable to others.
- System information: This includes information about the computer and browser that you are running on, including the IP address of the computer, unique identifiers used by websites and applications (such as those found in cookies), how the software is operating, and which other applications are installed or running.
The above list contains examples, and is not a comprehensive list of every data element.
The software may also modify or replace content or ads that you see as part of a market research study.
Filtering of certain personally identifiable or sensitive information - Compete has established certain procedural and technical privacy rules designed to try to avoid the collection of certain types of personally identifiable and sensitive information that can be identified by those processes, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, email addresses and email content from most web-based email accounts. Despite our efforts, certain personally identifiable or sensitive information might get through the privacy rules and procedures. However, we do not knowingly use any inadvertently retained personally identifiable or sensitive information in our services.
We may combine data collected by the service, data collected outside the service but part of the program, data collected by our related programs, and data obtained from other sources. We use this information to conduct research and analysis, and may share the information with our customers, partners, and affiliates. However, we prohibit our customers, partners, and affiliates from using your information to target advertising to you individually, although they may use the analysis to improve the way they generally target advertising to consumer market segments to which you may belong. We may use the information to determine whether to invite you to participate in a research survey.