Updated: October 14th, 2019
Changes: Documenting Chrome Web Store permissions per Google's project Strobe requirements


Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Blackfish Software, LLC (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at privacy@blackfishsoftware.com.

When you use the IE Tab extension (“our application”, or “application”), you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we describe our privacy policy. We seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our application.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our application, ("Apps"), and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the "Sites").

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

IE Tab for Windows

Please note that the IE Tab for Windows product is a client-only product that uses the local IE rendering engine that is a component of Windows (not necessarily dependent on IE).

No browsing activity or options are sent off of the client machine. For more details on our IE Tab for Windows privacy policy, please see the following document: IE Tab for Windows Privacy Policy

The IE Tab extension for Chrome permissions

The IE Tab extension is a powerful and mature product with functionality to meet the requirements of consumers and enterprises on many different platforms and it therefore leverages a variety of the functionality available to Chrome extensions.

Below are a list of the specific permissions that the IE Tab extension requires and an explanation of the reasons it needs these permissions:

IE Tab for Mac, Chromebook, Linux

IE Tab for Windows uses a client-only solution by leveraging components that are included with Windows. Such components are not available on Mac, Chromebook, or other Linux devices. As such, IE Tab for these devices uses a different mechanism and that mechanism is a remotely hosted virtual machine running Windows.

To protect your information we use standard cryptographic protocols to communicate with the session on the remote machine and we uniquely create a new user account for every single session and only one user is assigned to a VM at a time. When that user session is done that unique user account and all data associated with it is completely removed.

For more details on our IE Tab for non-Windows devices privacy policy, please see the following document: IE Tab for Mac & Chromebook Privacy Policy

IETAB.NET Web Site Privacy Policy

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on ietab.net to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.