Gan Jing Browser Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information that’s collected, stored, and shared when you use the Gan Jing Browser (“GJB”) provided by Ganjingworld Corporation (“GJW”) on your computer and when you enable Safe Browsing in GJB.

1. Browser modes

You do not need to provide any personal information to use GJB, but GJB has different modes that you can use to change or improve your browsing experience. Privacy practices are different depending on the mode that you’re using

A. Basic browser mode

The basic browser mode stores information locally on your system. This information might include:

  • Browsing history information. For example, GJB stores the URLs of pages that you visit, a cache of text, images, and other resources from those pages, and, if the network actions prediction feature is turned on, a list of some of the IP addresses linked from those pages.
  • Personal information and passwords, to help you fill out forms or sign into sites you visit if you choose to save such information.
  • A list of permissions that you have granted to websites.
  • Cookies or data from websites that you visit. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
  • Data saved by add-ons.
  • A record of what you downloaded from websites.

You can manage this information in several ways:

  • You can delete your browsing history information.

  • You can manage or delete stored browsing data by going to GJB’s settings page and selecting “Clear Browsing Data” under the “Privacy and Security” page.

  • You can stop GJB from accepting third-party cookies by going to GJB’s settings page and selecting “Privacy and Security” → “Third Party Cookies” → “Block Third-Party Cookies”.

  • You can review stored passwords in GJB under “Settings” → “Autofill” → “Password Manager”.

  • You can view and manage your stored Autofill information under “Autofill”.

The personal information that GJB stores will be stored locally and will not be sent to GJW.

How GJB handles your information

Information for website operators. Sites that you visit using GJB will automatically receive standard log information, including your system’s IP address and data from any cookies.

Preloading. GJB currently does not support preloading.

Location. To get more geographically relevant information, GJB gives you the option to share your location with a site. GJB won’t allow a site to access your location without your permission. If you provide such permission, GJB will use Google Location Services to estimate your location. The information that GJB sends to Google Location Services may include:

  • The Wi-Fi routers closest to you
  • Cell IDs of the cell towers closest to you
  • The strength of your Wi-Fi or cell signal
  • The IP address that is currently assigned to your device.

GJW doesn’t have control over third-party websites or their privacy practices, so be cautious when sharing your location with a website.

Updates. GJB periodically sends information to GJW to check for updates.

Search prediction service. To help you find information faster, GJB uses the prediction service provided by your default search engine to offer likely completions to the text you are typing. When you search using the omnibox or the search box on the new tab page in GJB, the characters you type (even if you haven’t hit “enter” yet) are sent to your default search engine. If Google is your default search engine, predictions are based on your own search history, topics related to what you’re typing in the omnibox or in the search box on the new tab page, and what other people are searching for.

Autofill, password management, and payments. To improve GJB’s Autofill and password management services, GJB stores information about the web forms that you encounter or submit while Autofill or password management is enabled. This information is stored locally on your computer and is not sent to GJW or any third party.

GJB may offer to save passwords, payment methods and related information. If you elect to do so, such information will be stored locally on your computer and is not sent to GJW or any third party.

Media licenses. Some websites encrypt media to protect against unauthorized access and copying. For HTML5 sites, this key exchange is done using the Encrypted Media Extensions API. In the process of allowing access to this media, session identifiers and licenses may be stored locally. These identifiers can be cleared by the user in GJB using “Clear Browsing Data” with “Cookies and other site data” selected. For sites that use Adobe Flash Access, GJB will provide a unique identifier to content partners and websites. The identifier is stored on your system. You can deny this access in the settings under Content Settings, Protected content, and reset the ID using Clear Browsing Data with “Cookies and other site data” selected. If you access protected content in GJB on certain mobile systems, or access certain higher quality or offline content, a content provider may ask GJB for a certificate to verify the eligibility of the device. Your device will share a sitespecific identifier with the website to certify that its cryptographic keys are protected.

Other services. This notice describes the services that are enabled by default in GJB. In addition, GJB may offer other Google web services. For example, you may enable translation whereby if you encounter a page in a different language, GJB can send the text to Google for translation. You can enable these features by going to the “Settings.” → “Language”.

B. Sign-in Mode

You also have the option to use the GJB browser while signed in to your Google Account. GJB may offer to save your passwords, payment methods and related information to your Google Account. This personal information will be saved locally and will not be sent to GJW or any third parties.

C. Incognito mode and guest mode

You can limit the information GJB stores on your system by using incognito mode or guest mode. In these modes, GJB won’t store certain information, such as:

  • Basic browsing history information like URLs, cached page text, or IP addresses of pages linked from the websites you visit.
  • Snapshots of pages that you visit.
  • Records of your downloads, although the files you download will still be stored elsewhere on your computer or device.
How GJB handles your incognito or guest information

Cookies. GJB won’t share existing cookies with sites you visit in incognito or guest mode. Sites may deposit new cookies on your system while you are in these modes, but they’ll only be stored and transmitted until you close the last incognito or guest window.

Browser configuration changes. When you make changes to your browser configuration, like bookmarking a web page or changing your settings, this information is saved. These changes are not affected by incognito or guest mode.

Permissions. Permissions you grant in incognito mode are not saved to your existing profile.

Profile information. In incognito mode, you will still have access to information from your existing profile, such as suggestions based on your browsing history and saved passwords, while you are browsing. In guest mode, you can browse without seeing information from any existing profiles.

2. Managing Users in GJB

Managing users for personal GJB use

You can set up personalized versions of GJB for users sharing one device or computer. Note that anyone with access to your device can view all the information in all profiles. To truly protect your data from being seen by others, use the built-in user accounts in your operating system.

Managing users on GJB for Enterprise

Some GJB browsers are managed by a school or company. In that case, the administrator can apply policies to the browser.

3. Safe Browsing practices

GJB and certain third-party browsers, like some versions of Mozilla Firefox and Apple’s Safari, include Google’s Safe Browsing feature. With Safe Browsing, information about suspicious websites is sent and received between the browser you are using and Google’s servers.

How Safe Browsing works

Your browser contacts Google’s servers periodically to download the most recent “Safe Browsing” list, which contains known phishing and malware sites. The most recent copy of the list is stored locally on your system. GJW does not collect any account information or other personally identifying information as part of this contact.

Each site you visit is checked against the Safe Browsing list on your system. If there’s a match, your browser sends Google a hashed, partial copy of the site’s URL so that Google can send more information to your browser. Google cannot determine the real URL from this information.

Safe Browsing may include the following features, as may be modified by Google from time to time:

  • If you have turned on Safe Browsing’s Enhanced Protection mode, GJB provides additional protections, and sends Google additional data, as described in GJB settings. Some of these protections may also be available as standalone features, subject to separate controls, where Standard Protection is enabled.
  • Some versions of GJB feature Safe Browsing technology that can identify potentially harmful sites and potentially dangerous file types not already known by Google. The full URL of the site or potentially dangerous file might also be sent to Google to help determine whether the site or file is harmful.
  • GJB may use Safe Browsing technology to scan files downloaded via the browser , to detect unwanted software that prevents you from changing your settings or otherwise interferes with the security and stability of your browser.
  • You can choose to send additional data to help improve Safe Browsing when you access a site that appears to contain malware or when GJB detects unwanted software on your computer.
  • If you use GJB’s password manager, Safe Browsing checks with Google when you enter any saved password on an uncommon page to protect you from phishing attacks. GJB does not send your passwords to Google as part of this protection. In addition, Safe Browsing protects your Google Account password. If you enter it on a likely phishing site, GJB will prompt you to change your Google Account password. If you sync your browsing history, or if you are signed into your Google Account and choose to notify Google, Google will also flag your Google Account as likely phished.
  • If you are signed into your Google Account, Google may also warn you when you use a username and password that may have been exposed in a data breach. To check, when you sign into a site, GJB sends Google a partial hash of your username and other encrypted information about your password, and Google returns a list of possible matches from known breaches. Google uses this list to determine whether your username and password were exposed. Neither Google nor GJW learns your username or password, or whether they were exposed, as part of this process. This feature can be disabled in GJB settings. .
  • You can always choose to disable the Safe Browsing feature within the GJB settings page.

4. Privacy practices of apps, extensions, themes, services, and other add-ons

You can use apps, extensions, themes, services, and other add-ons with GJB, including some that may be preinstalled or integrated with GJB. Add-ons developed and provided by third parties may communicate with third party servers and are subject to their privacy policies unless otherwise indicated. Add-ons developed and provided by others are the responsibility of the addon creators and may have different privacy policies.

Managing add-ons

GJB does not contain any pre-installed add-ons. However, you can install addons at your own risks. Before installing an add-on, you should review the requested permissions. Add-ons can have permission to do various things, like:

  • Store, access, and share data stored locally or in your third-party account.
  • View and access content on websites you visit.
  • Use notifications that are sent through third party servers.

GJB can interact with add-ons in a few different ways:

  • Checking for updates
  • Downloading and installing updates

Some add-ons might require access to a unique identifier for digital rights management or for delivery of push messaging. You can disable the use of identifiers by removing the add-on from GJB.

From time to time, Google might discover an add-on that poses a security threat, violates the developer terms for the applicable web store, or violates other legal agreements, laws, regulations, or policies. If so, Google may periodically download a list of these dangerous add-ons, to remotely disable or remove them from your system.

5. Other Website Operators

Information that other website operators and add-on developers receive, including cookies, is subject to the privacy policies of those websites.