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How does Maxthon Use Your Personal Information?

Here at Maxthon, we understand the need for privacy and how important it is to our users. So before we jump into a broader ‘Privacy 101’ series of articles we thought it wise to share with you what Maxthon products do regarding data collection and how we as a company manage that data.

We may collect some personal information in order to personalize your web browsing experience while understanding you better as a consumer. This information can be used to better understand your needs and wants, and enable us to provide software updates and product announces.  In that way we are no different from any other web browser.

We understand many users want to keep this information and browsing history private and secure. Maxthon strongly believes that your browsing history is your business. This is why we take a number of steps to ensure our users feel like their web browsing experience is their own and isn’t being shared with the world.

Here are a few ways Maxthon has approached privacy and what we use user’s personal information for:


We DO NOT use or disclose information about your individual use of Maxthon or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside companies or governmental agencies.

Geo-Location Information:

Some Devices allow applications to access real-time location-based information (for example, GPS). Our applications do not collect such information.  


Maxthon collects some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of  our browsers,  to increase their functionality and ease of use, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests.

Your Use:

We will display your Personal Information in your profile page and elsewhere on our Services according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want others to know about you.

Changing or Deleting Your Information:

If you are a registered user, you may review, update and correct the Personal Information provided in your registration or account profile by changing your “account settings.” To delete your account you will need to email a request to us.  (This is to prevent losing your account and data should you experience identity theft.)

Data Retention:

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, you may request to delete your account.

We deeply care about our users and their privacy, making it one of our stop priorities when using Maxthon as your browser. For more information about our Privacy Policy, please click here.

Karl Mattson
Vice President of Maxthon

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