ESET Social Media Scanner

Privacy policy

ESET, spol. s r. o., having its registered office at Einsteinova 24, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, registered in the Commercial Register administered by Bratislava I District Court, Section Sro, Entry No 3586/B, Business Identification Number: 31 333 535 (hereinafter referred to as the "ESET") respects the privacy of the users and take great care to protect your personal data. The general Privacy Policy published by ESET applies to your use of the ESET Social Media Scanner (hereinafter referred to as the "App").

General privacy policy

Global Privacy Policy is available on

Following rules are Addendum to Global Privacy Policy:

Facebook protection conditions

In order to ensure protection of end user’s Facebook Account, our App shall request permissions to access information located in end user’s Facebook Account. Granting of access right is solely in discretion of end user (hereinafter referred to also as the "You") and scope of scanning and protection is based on and limited to the scope of granted rights.

Requested permissions

App requests from the user following permissions:

  • to access user’s basic information;
  • to access status updates shared with the user;
  • to access Likes of user’s friends;
  • to access user’s primary email address;
  • to access posts in user’s News Feed;
  • to access messages in user’s inbox;
  • to post on user’s behalf.

During the period of authorization the App has access to information such as user’s email, posts and comments on user's Wall and News Feed, private messages in user’s inbox, URL Likes, user’s demographics and permissions granted to the App and stores also scan details, list of scanned objects and user’s settings of App. After the end of authorization information shall be deleted. The App then keeps only anonymized user data and data with scanned URLs are stored in App database.

Security Center

App consist a feature evaluating privacy level of end user. It identifies data which are not recommended to be shared publicly with others (such as Location or Religion) and suggests to make changes in your social network privacy settings.

Personal data

The information gathered in process of protection and/or detection may contain data, including but not limited randomly or accidentally obtained personal data, about the You or other users. By using this App, You are agreeing to information being sent to ESET and You are also granting the necessary approval, as specified under the relevant legal regulations, for processing information obtained, including personal data. 

ESET shall only use information for research of infiltrations, improvement of App and shall take appropriate measures to ensure that information remains confidential.

Client data

Data stored in client by App include cookie with session identifier (standard PHP session handling) and cached static content (images, css, javascripts, data for ESET's Threatsense map).