Firefox Send

Firefox Send is a free-to-use, online file-sending service, able to handle files up to 2.5 GB.

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Handling

Does the policy allow personally-targeted or behavioral marketing? No

10/10

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Yes, but you can opt-out3.5/10
Yes, but you must opt-in7/10
No10/10

Note

No data is collected that can identify a user. When logged in with a Firefox Account, no identifiable information will be shared with third parties.

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Does the service allow third-party access to private personal data? No

10/10

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This may come in the form of outright data sharing or by using local third-party analytics software (such as Google Analytics, which collects a plethora of user information).

Note that whether the policy allows sharing aggregated user data does not affect this question.

If the personal data is encrypted when it passes through the third-party, it does not count as third-party access (as the data is inaccessible to that party).

If personal data has been made public by, for example, posting it to a blog, it does not count as private personal information (and is therefore not considered by this question).

Possible Options

Yes, not all parties specified0/10
Yes, all parties specified (including non-critical service providers such as advertisers)3/10
Yes, not all parties specified (but only to critical service providers)7/10
Yes, all parties specified (only to critical service providers)8/10
No10/10

Note

No excess data is collected that can be connected back to a user

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Does the service allow you to permanently delete your personal data? N/A (no personal information collected)

5/5

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Even if there is a reasonable delay before the data is fully deleted (as is common), the data still counts as "permanently deleted" and satisfies the parameters for this question.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes, by contacting someone3/5
Yes, using an automated mechanism5/5
N/A (no personal information collected)5/5

Note

You cannot register for an account. If you have a Firefox Account, you are held by the separate respective clauses for this response.

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When does the policy allow law enforcement access to personal data? N/A (no personal data to share)

5/5

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

The service would have no personal data to share with law enforcement.

Possible Options

Always0/5
Not specified0/5
When reasonably requested3/5
Only when required by a court order or subpoena4/5
N/A (no personal data to share)5/5
Never (special legal jurisdiction)5/5

Note

No personal data is gathered that can be shared

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Transparency

Does the policy require users to be notified in case of a data breach? N/A (the service collects so little personal data that notification would not be possible)

7/7

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 8% of the final score.

Note that all companies operating in the EU are subject to Art. 33 of the GDPR, which requires companies to notify their data protection authority of a data breach within 72 hours of discovering it.

Possible Options

No0/7
Yes, eventually5/7
Yes, within 72 hours7/7
N/A (the service collects so little personal data that notification would not be possible)7/7

Note

Without an account, you cannot be contacted (you can use the service anonymously, essentially). With an account, you fall under the Mozilla Privacy Policy.

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Will affected users be notified when the policy is meaningfully changed? N/A (no personal data—or contact information—collected)

5/5

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes5/5
N/A (no personal data—or contact information—collected)5/5

Note

No contact information is collected

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Is the policy's history made available? Only the date it was last modified

3/5

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Only the date it was last modified3/5
Yes, with revisions or a change-log5/5

Citation

Version 1.0, dated March 12, 2019

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Does the policy outline the service's general security practices? Yes

2/3

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 4% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/3
Somewhat1/3
Yes2/3
Yes, including audits2.5/3
N/A (no personal data collected)3/3
Yes, including independent audits3/3

Citation

Mozilla receives an encrypted copy of the file you upload but we cannot access the content or name of your encrypted file.

Note

Only a file is stored/collected by the service; there is not much they can do to protect said file

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Collection

Is it clear why the service collects the personal data that it does? Yes

10/10

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This question deals with transparency. Even if the service uses data for reasons that aren't ideal for privacy, provided they list all of those uses, the service can still receive full credit for this question. However, if they are not explicit about their uses (by employing language like "such as"), a lower score is assigned.

Possible Options

No0/10
Somewhat4/10
Mostly7/10
Yes10/10
No personal data is collected10/10

Citation

IP addresses: We receive IP addresses of downloaders and uploaders as part of our standard server logs. These are retained for 90 days, and for that period, may be connected to activity of a file’s download URL. Although we develop our services in ways that minimize identification, you should know that it may be possible to correlate the IP address of a Send user to the IP address of other Mozilla services with accounts; and if there is a match, this could identify the account email address. Firefox Account: This is required for authentication only if you wish to upload larger file sizes. Your Firefox Account record will retain aggregate data on your usage of Send: for example, if you created a Firefox Account in connection with Send, number of files sent and approximate file sizes, and how many times you’ve used the service.

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Does the policy list the personal data it collects? Yes, exhaustively

10/10

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

All types of collected personal data are listed specifically

Possible Options

No0/10
Only summarily3/10
Yes, generally7/10
Yes, exhaustively10/10
N/A (no personal information is collected)10/10

Citation

Personal data: The following is necessary to provide the service: IP addresses: We receive IP addresses of downloaders and uploaders as part of our standard server logs. These are retained for 90 days, and for that period, may be connected to activity of a file’s download URL. Although we develop our services in ways that minimize identification, you should know that it may be possible to correlate the IP address of a Send user to the IP address of other Mozilla services with accounts; and if there is a match, this could identify the account email address. Firefox Account: This is required for authentication only if you wish to upload larger file sizes. Your Firefox Account record will retain aggregate data on your usage of Send: for example, if you created a Firefox Account in connection with Send, number of files sent and approximate file sizes, and how many times you’ve used the service. Non-personal data: We receive the following to improve our service and performance: Interaction data: This includes information such as number of people sending and receiving files, number of files uploaded and approximate file sizes, percentage of file downloaders who become uploaders, how people engage with the website (time spent, clicks, referrer information, site exit path, use of passwords). Technical data: This includes information such as operating system, browser, language preference, country, timestamps, duration for file transfer, reasons for errors, reasons for file expiration.

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Does the service collect personal data from third parties? No

10/10

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This includes the use of data brokers and independent verification authorities (such as background check providers).

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Only for critical data7/10
No10/10

Note

No third party data is collected

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Does the service allow the user to control whether personal data is used or collected for non-critical purposes? N/A (no data used for non-critical purposes)

5/5

Decided May 18, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Some services allow users to opt-out or opt-in to of non-critical collection or use of personal data, such as collecting data for personalized advertisements.

Possible Options

No0/5
On an opt-out basis, but only for some non-critical data/uses1.5/5
On an opt-out basis, for all non-critical data/uses3/5
N/A (no data used for non-critical purposes)5/5
On an opt-in basis5/5

Note

No non-essential data is collected.

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Warnings

Firefox Send has no warnings published on PrivacySpy. PrivacySpy publishes warnings when it learns a service has announced a data breach or is found misusing user data. If you believe a warning should be published for Firefox Send, submit one here.


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9.6/10

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May 18, 2020

Ratings Updated

May 18, 2020

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