ThreatSwitch's Privacy Policy

What you need to know about how ThreatSwitch protects your privacy.

Written by John Dillard
Updated over a week ago

Your privacy is critically important to us. ThreatSwitch has a few guiding principles:

  • We don't allow ThreatSwitch employees to see critically important information like your passwords, or social security numbers; instead your ThreatSwitch password is used locally to encrypt important data. 

  • Only two ThreatSwitch technical employees have rights to view customer databases, and our policies carefully monitor and restrict access even for them.

  • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

  • ThreatSwitch operates several websites including It is ThreatSwitch's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Below is our privacy statement which incorporates these goals:

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, ThreatSwitch collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ThreatSwitch's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ThreatSwitch's visitors use its website. From time to time, ThreatSwitch may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

ThreatSwitch also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. ThreatSwitch does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to ThreatSwitch's websites choose to interact with ThreatSwitch in ways that require ThreatSwitch to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ThreatSwitch gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with ThreatSwitch are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, ThreatSwitch collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the customer's interaction with ThreatSwitch. ThreatSwitch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Use of personal data

ThreatSwitch may collect aggregated statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, ThreatSwitch may monitor the most popular website account on the site. ThreatSwitch may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ThreatSwitch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

ThreatSwitch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on ThreatSwitch's behalf or to provide services available at ThreatSwitch's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using ThreatSwitch's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ThreatSwitch employees are exclusively United States citizens. ThreatSwitch will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, ThreatSwitch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when ThreatSwitch believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ThreatSwitch, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an ThreatSwitch website and have supplied your email address, ThreatSwitch may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with ThreatSwitch and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. ThreatSwitch takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ThreatSwitch uses cookies to help ThreatSwitch identify and track visitors, their usage of ThreatSwitch website, and their website access preferences. ThreatSwitch visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ThreatSwitch's websites, with the drawback that certain features of ThreatSwitch's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Statement Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ThreatSwitch may change its Privacy Statement from time to time, and in ThreatSwitch's sole discretion. ThreatSwitch encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Statement.

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