Our application is designed to support Mozilla Firefox (57+) and Google Chrome (64+).
Where can I find it
The Data Manager is accessible from 2 locations: The Main menu and the Toolbar.
To access the Main menu, click on the OI logo next to your browser’s navigation bar (top right). It is the same logo as the orange one shown below.
To display the Toolbar, go in the Main menu and retrieve it from the Settings if it was hiding in there...
The Data@ Manager is symbolized by a stack of paper.
While both icons open the Data Manager, the Toolbar is designed to show you at a glance the information relative to the website you are currently visiting and allow quick actions. The Main menu gives you access to all the data you have collected over time.
Next to each icon is a circle with a number. The number next to the "stack of paper" icon is 5, then it means that the current website collected some data about you.
Let's say you are visiting acme.com, then it means that, over time, ACME collected some information about you. It probably has at least one set of login credentials, a list of your searches, shipping addresses, banking information...
To see the details of the collected data:
- Position your mouse on top of the stack of paper --> it turns blue.
- Click on it
The Data Manager opens up and shows you the details of the personal data Acme collected about you during your visits (with the date the collection happened).
What is a data? A sensitive data? A personal data? A Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? What we call a data is a piece of information about you that you wish to keep safe for reasons that are yours and yours only. That's why we give you the option to encrypt any data you may have left behind on the web and that you consider important (we encrypt your passwords by default but you can encrypt any data you wish).
From the Toolbar, you can:
Add new data manually from the Toolbar
You can add manually as many personal data as you wish: passport numbers, bank account information, social security number... The Data Manager is a vault that allows you to encrypt any data you want. To do this:
- Click on "+" --> It opens the Data Manager and positions you on a new line.
- Fill the fields
- Save your data with the "+" icon on the right
- Close with the "x" icon if nothing to save
If you are visiting a webpage with input fields and the data requested has been saved in your data Manager at some point (let's say they are asking about your phone number and it just so happen that you gave this information on another website and allowed Privowny to collect a couple days ago) then you can retrieve the data easily to fill the form:
- Go to the website
- Click on the ">" icon
You then need to enter your Master Password (this is the prerequisite for your data to be truly safe - No way around it) and the appropriate data is retrieved and entered in the field.
This action can be done directly from the input fields on the website you are visiting. Yes, we designed an even easier way to generate and retrieve data and it is hiding in plain sight in the Privowny Icon in fields.
Learn more about how to use the Icon in fields here.
Block/Allow data collection
You can choose to allow data collection on some sites and not on others, just click on the toggle.
Red means that the Data Manager will not collect the data you leave behind on the website you are currently visiting. Green means it will.
Of course your preference will be remembered for every visit to the same website.
Unfortunately, voicing your preference about data collection with us will not stop websites from collecting your data... If this is what you want, then you need to request the site to delete the data it has collected about you. if you are a European resident you will be supported in this request by the European Union and the GDPR.
From the Data Manager, you can:
Add new data manually from the Data Manager
You can add manually as many personal data as you wish: passport numbers, bank account information, social security number... The Data Manager is a vault that allows you to encrypt any data you want. To do this :
- Click on the big blue "+" button (bottom right) --> It opens a new row on top of your list.
- Enter the data information in the fields (Company/Type of Data/Data)
- Click on the "+" icon on the top right to save
- Click on the "x" icon if you don't want to save
Unless you decide to encrypt it, the data collected in the data Manager is kept "in the clear" (not encrypted) by default (unlike the Password Manager which encrypts your passwords by default). Not all the collected data is worthy of encryption but some certainly are (bank information, IDs, etc.) To do that:
- Check the box next to the data you wish to encrypt
- Click on the Closed Lock icon
If you want to decrypt:
- Check the box next to the data you wish to decrypt
- Click on the Open Lock icon
- Enter your Master Password (this is the prerequisite for your data to be truly safe - No way around it)
Your Master Password is a sequence of characters that you created and that you and only you know. It is the seed that generates the encryption keys used to encrypt all of your data in your Managers. You know it and we don't so we can't lose it or misuse it or put it at risk. BUT since you are its only guardian, make sure to keep it safe and not lose it or your encrypted data would stay in gibberish form forever. The good news is: this is the only password you now need to remember!
Since the Data Manager can be used as a secured storage vault, we built-in a powerful search engine to help you find what you need easily.
You can use the filters to find where you left important data like passport numbers, personal addresses, credit cards, etc.
- Check the box next to the company/data you decided to remove
- Click on Trash icon
- Enter you Master Password to confirm it's you
Warning! When you delete a company/data from your Data Manager, the data will disappear from your Manager but it doesn't mean that they are deleted from the site who gathered them. To remove your data from a company's database, you need to contact them directly.