In order to protect your privacy, we minimise the amount of information we collect about you on our servers.
In keeping with most other websites, we log the IP address of every visitor to SearchScene.com and these IP addresses are stored on our secure servers. This helps us combat fraud, fight spam and gather statistical data about which countries our visitors come from.
We do not store your search terms on our servers. This means that our logs cannot be used to tie you to your searches and that your searches cannot be tied together to form a profile of you.
If you use our Contact Form to make contact with us or if you email us, your email and email address will be stored on our mail server. We will not share the contents of your email or your email address with anyone.
We do not sell your data and we do not share your personal information (IP address, user agent or search queries) with any website or organisation that is not integral to providing you with your search results.
We need to store some information about your settings, such as which wallpaper resolution you prefer and other settings that you can set on the user settings page. This improves your search experience with SearchScene because you don't have to keep setting these things every time you visit our site.
Since we do not collect or store any of this information on our servers (and because we need to store this information somewhere) we store it on your device using tiny text files called cookies. We may also store some of this information in a local storage area on your device. This information is only accessible by yourself and our website. So if, for instance, you choose to view wallpaper images at HD resolution, you've set all your search results to open in a new window and you've set your family filter to "Strict" within the settings page, then all of these preferences would be stored locally on your device.
Sign in to SearchScene to synchronise your search counter and charitable votes across all your devices. This also ensures that you will never lose your search counter, as it will be stored on our secure servers.
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