Privacy Policy ( PA Security )

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies beginning Apr 27, 2019.

PA Security is phone security and antivirus app, packed with Virus Cleaner, Virus Protection, Junk Clean. Your privacy is a top priority to us and we appreciate that you put your trust in us. We are committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) explains how your information is collected, used, stored and shared by us with respect to your access and use of our services. By using or accessing our App or our Service, you agree to the privacy policies outlined below.

What information do we collect?

Device Information

We collect your device and network connection information for analytical purpose only when you use our App. This information includes your device brand, the model of your device, your network status, etc. The device information that we collect does not contain any user sensitive information, such as device ID or anything that can be used to permanently identify a user or device.

Information collected by Third-Party SDKs from our Monetization Partners

Some of the third-party monetization SDKs integrated in our app may access your information for the purpose of ad optimization.  Such information includes GAID (Google Advertising ID on Android devices) or IDFA (Identifier for Advertising on iOS devices), region (defined as the location where a given language is used), location information and IP address. This Policy does not govern our third party monetization partners, as they have their own privacy policies which can be viewed on their websites. We have no access to or control over such third parties. However, we have a routine procedure to scan all third party SDKs to detect if they collect sensitive user information. The partners we select to work with include but are not limited to Google AdMob (monetization platform of Google LLC), DoubleClick Ad Exchange (monetization platform of Google LLC), DoubleClick for Publishers (monetization platform of Google LLC), Facebook Audience Network (monetization platform of Facebook, Inc.), MoPub (monetization platform of Twitter, Inc.), Amazon, Fyber, Smaato, etc.

Information collected by Third-Party Analytical Tools

Our app integrates SDKs from several analytical service providers for app optimization purpose. These third-party SDKs may also collect your information such as GAID (Google Advertising ID on Android devices) or IDFA (Identifier for Advertising on iOS devices), region (defined as the location where a given language is used), location information and IP address. This Policy does not govern our third party analytical tools. You can find their privacy policy on their websites. The partners we select to work with include but are not limited to Flurry (Oath Inc.), AppsFlyer (Appsflyer Inc.) and Firebase (analytical platform of Google LLC), etc. The information they provide to us is aggregated analytical data.

How do we use this information?

To provide services

We may use this information to provide service or features in our App. For example, we may access the apps installed on your phone to detect whether there is malware or virus and give you 24/7 real-time protection.   

To improve our product

As mentioned above, we collect your information for analytical purpose. This analytical data is only for app optimization. Some third-party monetization partners such as Facebook and Google may use the information they collected to optimize advertisement experience. Their use of information is governed by their privacy policy. We don’t have access to any such information they collected.

How is your information stored?

For the information we collect, some is only stored on your device locally and some is stored safely in encrypted format in our servers located in AWS. We have strict policies to control access and usage of such data. 

How is your information shared?

We never share your information with third parties. All the information we collect is only for the purpose of optimizing our product and is safely stored in our server in an encrypted format. The information will not be disclosed to any third parties.

What important permissions we request

Here we explain all important permissions that our app requests. These permissions are necessary for our app to perform certain features.

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE

– This permission is used to monitor data’s consumption.


ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

– This permission allows you to test your Wi-Fi speed.

BATTERY_STATS

– We use this permission to let users know that how much power battery be used by different apps.


CALL_PHONE

READ_CONTACTS

– We only use these permissions to detect which phone call should be blocked.


CAMERA

– For phone’s safety, we only use this permission to snap on intruders.  

PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS

– We need this permission to know whether lock the app which just open.


DISABLE_KEYGUARD

– This permission is used in Toggle, in order to support a quick entrance of some functions.

EXPAND_STATUS_BAR

– This permission only used to guide users when using notification organizer for the first time.

FLASHLIGHT

– This permission allows you to turn on/off flashlight in our toggle bar.

GET_TASKS

– This permission is used in Memory Booster to get usage of memory.

INTERNET

– This permission is used in Antivirus to download Virus Database.

KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES

– This permission is used in Phone Boost to clean useless background processes.

READ_PHONE_STATE

– We Only use this to prevent App Locker screen from popping up during a call.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED

– This is used to activate App Locker and Phone Boost to ensure normal use after the boot

SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW

– This is used to ensure the normal use of App Locker and display clean progress when using Battery Saver

USE_FINGERPRINT

– Allow using fingerprint to unlock apps

VIBRATE

– This permission allows you to get a vibrate feedback after wrong password input.

WAKE_LOCK

– This permission is used to keep the phone awake during scanning virus and junk.

READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

WRITE_INTERNAL_STORAGE

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

CLEAR_APP_CACHE

MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS

GET_PACKAGE_SIZE

– These Permissions are used in Junk clean to get external junk information, also used in Photo Vault and Duplicate Photos to access gallery

BIND_ACCESSIBILITY_SERVICE

-This is used in BatterySavert force stop the apps that is consuming the power in the background

-This is also used in App Locker to reduce the power consumption

REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES

– This is only used in App Manager to install apps for phone

ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION

ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION

– These permissions are only used in App Locker to locate the intruder who has tried to peeked at the locked apps

AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS

GET_ACCOUNTS

MANAGE_ACCOUNTS

READ_SYNC_SETTINGS

WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS

– We need these permissions to help the users reset the password of App Locker when it’s forgotten.

Changes to the Policy

Any information that is collected is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. We may, however, modify the Policy from time to time. If we make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of our App or Services following the posting of changes will mean you accept those changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, you can contact us at email: contact@pharid.com