Mozilla is the company the produces the Firefox web browser. They collect some personal data from you when you use their services and products.
Personal data collected
Mozilla collects information from your use of Firefox, for example any open tabs and windows, webpages visited, how many Firefox add-ons you have and which ones they are, what internet searches you do, and session length. Firefox also shares what version and language it is in, hardware information, operating system, memory, information on any errors or crashes, and information about updates, activation, and Google’s SafeBrowsing service. Temporarily your IP address is stored when Firefox sends data to Mozilla. When clicking on a Snippet link, they receive information about the link you followed. Mozilla does not receive information on your browsing history, but they get data on the Pocket Recommendations you have seen and clicked. Mozilla also collects data from you if you interact with them on social media, submit a job application, volunteer as a community member, submit feedback or a request, sign up for an account, and interact with a product.
Personal data usage
Mozilla uses data to:
- Set your default search provider based off of your location information.
- Suggest content relevant to your interests.
- Send you Add-on Recommendations.
- Suggest Top Sites for new Firefox users.
- Suggest Pocket Recommendations.
- Recommend Firefox Features.
- Improve security for everyone.
- Check for browser updates.
- Protect you from malicious add-ons.
- Protect you from malicious downloads.
- Validate an https link’s certificate.
- Receive reports on crashes if you consent to it.
- Research their marketing efforts.
- Show relevant advertisements.
- Communicate with you.
- Send you marketing emails.
Cookies and similar tech
Having a Firefox account allows you to send tabs across devices, use lockbox to remember passwords (Apple), sync your bookmarks, use Pocket to listen to articles, and sync your notes (Android).
Data shared with Mozilla
How to protect your privacy
Mozilla gives you options within Firefox when it comes to your privacy. You can:
- Opt out of Firefox sending data from their installer.
- Opt out of Firefox sending technical data about your browser.
- Opt out of cookies.
- Unsubscribe to their emails.
- Install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to Firefox so you can stay anonymous.
- Do not download or install Firefox.
How to contact Mozilla about your privacy
You can contact Mozilla through email or postal mail:
Attn: Legal Notices – Privacy
331 E. Evelyn Ave,
Mountain View, CA 94041