Privacy Policy

Privacy policy


At ESET we respect and value your privacy. We believe in technology – and we want to make sure that you can enjoy it in safety. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide you information about how we may collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information. It also contains important information about your rights over your Personal Information.

By using ESET’s Site, you expressly accept and consent that your information may be transferred across international borders to server locations supporting the Site (including but not limited to transfers from those locations back to the country of your registration) for operating and developing the Site. This includes transfers to ESET subcontractors, agents, or representatives who perform tasks related to the Site and services, and transfers for the purpose of storing the data in relevant databases.

1. What Data We Collect

Non-Personal Information Automatically Collected
ESET is committed to the protection of privacy of the Site’ visitors. Non-personal information is information automatically collected about your use of ESET services that does not identify you in any way. Please note that ESET may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related Site information to trusted third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

Personal Information 
Personal Information is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you. ESET collects Personal Information for the purposes of provision, development, and personalization of the Site, services and/or products, research and demographics, statistics, and customer care. Specifically, ESET collects Personal Information for the purposes of personal communication with you in order to respond to your questions and fulfill your requests.

Such information includes your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We may also collect your payment information and commercial information, like your purchase history when you make purchase with us. In addition, to provide you with customer service related to our products and services, we may collect instant chat information and we may record customer service phone calls.

This information may be used to contact you for direct marketing purposes via mail, e-mail, or phone to conduct market research, and to inform you of and get your feedback on upcoming products, services, and/or promotions. If you send us product orders, service requirements, or if you send any material to the Site, we might have to contact you in order to gain additional information necessary for processing or fulfillment of your orders and/or requirements.

Accuracy of Collected Data 
ESET will on its own initiative, or at your request, replenish, rectify, or erase any in-complete, inaccurate, or outdated Personal Information retained by ESET in connection with the operation of the Site.

2. How We Share Data

Sharing Data with Third-Party Partners and Customers
ESET may share your Personal Information with third party businesses in order to process your order, fulfill your requests, provide you with a better experience, determine your interest in our products, improve the quality of our offerings, and for personalized advertising.

Disclosures to Law Enforcement
We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you if we believe it is reasonably necessary to respond to legal requests (including court orders, subpoenas, or government inquiry), to protect the safety, property, or rights of ESET, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

3. How We Use Automatic Data Collection Tools

Internet or Network Activity
ESET may use automatic data collection tools to collect your internet or network activity, including your IP address, cookie data, type of operational system in your computer, internet browser type, and addresses of connected sites, in order to improve provided services.

Cookies, please see Cookie policy tab.

4. Children’s Privacy

Our Site is intended for users who are 13 years or older. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years old. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can call us at (619) 876-5424 or email us at

If we learn that we have collected the information of a child under 13, we will delete such information from our records.

5. Changes to Our Privacy Statement

Modification of the Privacy Policy 
This Policy is reviewed and updated at least annually to ensure it accurately captures our practices and procedures. The effective date of each version of this Policy is identified below. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will use reasonable means to inform you and, where necessary, obtain your consent.

6. Terms of Usage

Service Specific Terms 
ESET may have separate terms for different services (for example the Terms of Usage), in which the service specific terms and conditions might be set forth (including data protection).

7. California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you may have additional privacy rights. For a complete discussion of such rights, please see Your California Rights tab.

8. ESET LLC EU-US Privacy Shield Compliance

ESET complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Information from European Union member countries. ESET has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access and Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit

In compliance with EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, ESET commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your Personal Information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy should first contact ESET at:

ESET has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to JAMS US-EU PRIVACY SHIELD, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. To file a complaint with JAMS click here.
If your complaint is not resolved through the above channels, under limited circumstances you may be able to invoke binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel.

ESET is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission or any other U.S. authorized statutory body.

9. Privacy Policy Contact

If you have any comments or questions regarding ESET's Privacy Policy, please contact Mr. Chad Nelley, Privacy Officer, by telephone at: (619) 876-5424; by facsimile at: (619) 876-5845; by email at:; or by mail at:

Privacy Officer
ESET North America
610 W. Ash Street, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101

Last Updated: January 17, 2020

Your California rights


Introduction. We collect information that identifies, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with you (“personal information”) when you use our website and purchase products or services from us. Personal information does not include publicly available information in government records or any data that has been deidentified, aggregated, or otherwise anonymized.

Business-to-Business Personal Information. The majority of information ESET collects is business-to-business personal information. This means that we collect personal information from employees, owners, directors, officers, and contractors of another company when doing business. To the extent you are an individual providing ESET personal information in a business-to-business transaction, you do not currently have rights under CCPA.

Effective January 1, 2021, you may have the right to request additional information from ESET about your personal information. ESET will update its notice related to such rights when they become available.

Personal Information We Collect. To the extent you are a consumer who provides ESET personal information outside of a business-to-business transaction, you may have additional rights over your personal information. The below table describes the personal information we may have collected in the last twelve (12) months.

Audio, Electronic, Visual, Thermal, Olfactory, Or Similar Information

Such as audio messages or instant messages.

This data is collected from you when you chat online or over the phone with customer service.

We may use this data to diagnose technical and service problems, as well as provide customer support.

We may share this data with our third party vendors and service providers.

We may also share this data with public authorities, courts, or litigants to comply with the law.

Commercial Information

Such as records of your products or service purchase, as well as review or consideration history.

This data is collected from your “My ESET” account which records your product or service purchase history.

We may use this data to evaluate our business, provide you relevant product updates and promotions, and improve your user experience.

We may share this data with our third party vendors and service providers.

We may also share this data with public authorities, courts, or litigants to comply with the law.

Financial Information

Such as debit and credit card number.

This data is collected from you when you purchase our products or services.

We may use this data to process and collect payments, as well as prevent fraudulent transactions.

We may share this data with our third party vendors and service provider.

We may also share this data with public authorities, courts, or litigants to comply with the law.

Internet or Network Activity

Such as browsing history, IP address, search history, cookie data, or interaction with our advertisements or website.

This data is collected indirectly from you when you visit our website.

We use this data to evaluate the effectiveness of our current products and services, and improve our business, including developing new products and services. We also use this data to customize your experience and provide relevant products and services.

For more information about how we use cookies, please see Cookies section in our privacy policy above.

We may share this data with our third party vendors and service provider.

We may also share this data with public authorities, courts, or litigants to comply with the law.

Personal Identifiers

Such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

This data is collected from you when you visit our website or purchase our products or services.

We use this data to establish and manage your user account, provide products and services you request, process and collect payment, provide customer support, or offer our other products or services or the products and services of others to you. We also use this data to communicate special events and other promotions. We may also contact you to review our products or services.

We may share this data with our third party vendors and service provider.

We may also share this data with public authorities, courts, or litigants to comply with the law.

Requesting More Information. You may have the right to request information about how we have treated your Personal Information in the past 12 months including:

  • The categories of Personal Information we collected;
  • The categories of sources from which we collected that information;
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that information;
  • The categories of third parties with whom we shared that information; and
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you.

Requesting Access. You may also have the right to receive a copy of the Personal Information collected about you in the past 12 months.

Requesting Deletion. You may have the right to request that we delete the Personal Information we have collected about you. Not all requests to delete can be fulfilled. If we are unable to comply with your request, we will provide a response explaining why your data cannot be deleted.

Exercising Your Rights. If you want to exercise any of these rights, you may also contact us at:
Phone: (800) 657-6149

For all requests submitted via email, please clearly state that the request is related to “Your California Privacy Rights” and provide your name, mailing address, and phone number where you may be reached.

Verification. Before we can respond to your request, we must first verify your identity using your Personal Information. If we are unable to verify your request, we will contact you for more information. If we are unable to verify your identity after a good faith attempt, we may deny the request and, if so, will explain the basis for the denial.

Designating an Authorized Agent. You may designate someone to submit requests and act on your behalf (an “Authorized Agent”). To do so, you must provide us with written permission to allow your Authorized Agent to act on your behalf.

Third-party Marketing and Selling. We do not provide your information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We also do not sell or intend to sell your Personal Information to third parties.

Do Not Track. We may collect information about your usage and activity through cookies. Some web browsers or smartphones have the ability to set “Do Not Track” requests to block user activity from being tracked across web pages or devices. Our site does not recognize “Do Not Track” browser signals.

We Will Not Discriminate Against You. We will not unlawfully discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights.

Changes to This Notice. We will continue to review and revise our privacy practices and policies as our technology, services, and use of data evolves. We will not retroactively use or share data in a manner that is materially different from this policy without first providing you notice. This Notice is reviewed and updated annually and we will use reasonable means to inform you of any changes.

How to Contact Us. If you have questions or concerns regarding your information or your rights, please contact us at (800) 657-6149 or email us at

Date last updated: December 31, 2019