The Hide My Search extension expires your searches from your local browser history and encrypts your search terms between your computer and hidemyhistory.co. Searches are intercepted, encrypted locally, and redirected to our privacy-enhanced search engine. This extension will add custom web search from your new tab.
For added security, your local browsing history for any search we protect expires and cannot be viewed after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Hide My Search is a search engine, so it's used to find websites and information on the internet. It's a private search engine so people rely on Hide My Search for sensitive searches that they don't want other people to know about. People also use Hide My Search to avoid seeing ads everywhere they go for something they've searched for recently.
We use these permissions to protect information you enter into forms on the sites we protect you on. Some sites use keystroke logging to track any words you enter into a search field. These permissions allow us to block those logs and let you know which fields are safe, by displaying a tooltip.
We use these permissions to block the searches that you don't want to be tracked, and allows us to redirect those searches to our secure search engine so you can still find the information and the search results you're looking for.
We use these permissions to store and clear the encryption keys that we use to ensure that your searches are secure and expire within 30 minutes of your final search.
These permissions let us give you the browser interface to control our product and its settings. You can use the context menu to disable, uninstall, and reactivate our extension as needed.
These give us permission to protect you throughout the internet.
Without these permissions we wouldn't be able to block things like background search logging and sneaky forms that track you from one website to another.