Consent Policy

This Consent Policy applies to the products and services of Avast Software s.r.o. and its affiliates (collectively as “we,” “us” or “our”).

If you live in the European Economic Area, the Controller of your personal data is Avast Software s.r.o., which has its principal place of business at 1737/1A Pikrtova, Prague 4, Czech Republic, 140 00.

This Policy was last updated in September 2023.

How You Can Give and Withdraw Consent

You may give us consent by:

  • Ticking an opt-in box when visiting an internet website;
  • Choosing privacy preference dashboard settings;
  • Choosing technical settings for online services (such as settings in a web browser);
  • Selecting from comparable product options (such as between free or paid versions); or
  • Making another statement or conduct which clearly indicates your acceptance of the proposed processing of your personal data.

You may reconsider and withdraw your consent. Depending on the particular case, you can withdraw your consent by:

  • Using the “Unsubscribe” link in your email;
  • Adjusting privacy preference dashboard settings;
  • Choosing technical settings for online services (such as settings in a web browser);
  • Selecting another product version that does not require your consent for the processing (such as upgrading to a paid version without 3rd party ads);
  • Sending us email with the request to withdraw to contacts described in the Privacy Policy; or
  • Following other specific instructions described while asked for the consent.

If you withdraw consent, we stop the processing.

Please see below the information on the relevant purpose for which we asked for your consent:

Subscription to a Newsletter or the Avast Forum

If you have subscribed or supplied us your email address for these purposes, we will send you commercial communications through this channel in the form of newsletters, blog notifications or refer-to-a-friend function.

Please note, if you don’t want to be on our marketing mailing list, you may unsubscribe anytime by using the “Unsubscribe” link available in every commercial communication we send you.

Personalized Ads

We have free versions of our mobile products, such as mobile antivirus, that serve relevant third-party advertisements.

These advertisements are delivered to you by our advertising partners, who process your personal data in order to deliver personalized advertising. Only in case of IronSource, we process your resettable IronSource Advertisement ID and provide it to this advertising partner for advertising. With respect to all other partners, the only information we get in this particular scenario is the minimum necessary to manage our relationship with the advertising partners. This information is relevant to a specific advertising partner and the report does not list the specific ad that was clicked on.

When our product serves third-party ads, we will inform you and ask you for consent during the installation process. Your personal data is used by our advertising partners to serve the third-party ads. We understand you may not want to see third-party ads, and if that is your preference, we have an equivalent product version for a fee that does not show ads.

We want to be transparent about our advertising partners. Therefore, we indicate below for the sake of your information the data categories processed by these third parties, as disclosed in their privacy policies.

Please note that data categories and granularity may differ due to recent updates. Therefore, make sure you always consult the source privacy policy which is decisive and available under the indicated link for the relevant advertising partner.

We use third-party ads to support Avast CleanupAvast Mobile Security and its white-label versions with the help of the following advertising partners. Please refer to the appropriate link to learn about the particular processing of each partner: