We collect information to provide you with better service and a more satisfying user experience. Below we explained how and what we collect, it includes: (1) the information you provide for us, such as the information you filled with when you registered the account; (2) the information we obtained from your use of our products or services, for example, we collect through the advertising or videos you watched. Further, according to the different characteristic of each product, we may collect different information from your use of services, for example, your device information, browser type, location information, and other data that can be obtained through your use of browser, cookie, etc. We collect this information to continuously improve our services, and may provide you with content recommendation services, such as, recommendation of news, advertisings and other content that you are interested in.
Ⅰ. How we collect and use information - APUS Security
- Read phone status and identity
This permission is used to acquire a unique ID of each device, and we will then apply a non-invertible encryption on the data. It does not include any personal identity information.
- Read the contents of USB storage
Used in our junk files cleaning feature to scan junk from device’s hard drive.
- Modify or delete the contents of USB storage
Used in our junk files cleaning feature to remove junk from device’s hard drive.
- Find accounts on the device
Used to check if user has logged in to Google Play, and provide the corresponding installation and download services.
- Read Google service configuration
Used to retrieve anonymous advertising ID so as to provide high-accuracy advertising recommendation service.
- Full network access
Used to achieve network-based services, e.g. performing version update notification. GPRS traffic may be needed.
- Check network connections
Used in our smart settings and quick access function to check network connections.
- Modify network connectivity
Used in our smart settings and quick access function in notification bar to turn on/off cellular data..
- Check Wi-Fi connections
Used in our smart settings and quick access function to check Wi-Fi connection.
- Access Bluetooth settings
Used in our smart settings, turning on/off Bluetooth connection
- Close other apps
Used to close apps running in background with 1-Tap Acceleration and APUS Security.
- Retrieve running apps
Used to check running apps with 1-Tap Acceleration and APUS Security.
- Run at startup
Used to wake cleaning and app lock services at device startup.
- Draw over other apps
Used to provide floating window feature as well as displaying windows over other apps when using memory boost feature.
- Read sync settings
Used to provide battery saver feature, checking sync status to save power; Used to support app lock feature, to retrieve forgotten password through email.
- Toggle sync on and off
Used to support battery saver feature to toggle on/off sync.
- Install shortcuts
Used to create shortcuts on other launcher’s home that users may continue to use APUS Security services
- Measure app storage space
Used in our apps management feature, retrieving the amount of storage used by other apps.
- Uninstall shortcuts
Remove app shortcuts on other launchers.
- Receive data from Internet
Allows programs to receive data from internet in order to provide immediate content updates.
- Read, modify or delete contents on SD card
Allows apps to read and modify contents in SD card as user instructions.
- Read or modify system settings
Used to support battery saver feature to control and adjust vibration, screen rotation and screen brightness, and we may use this permission to read device’s default input method.
- Use of system-level dialog
Used for confirmation process in feature settings.
- Retrieve recently used applications
When providing app lock feature, this permission is needed to monitor the app that is currently displayed on the platform.
- Use of Accessibility Service
To improve phone performance even further and keep users away from malicious Websites , this app needs to retrieve window content of apps such as Settings ,third-party browsers etc and sometimes perform actions on behalf of users ,but no information will be uploaded . With accessibility service , this app can find and click "force stop" button in application details page to stop an specific app , also "clear system cache" button in storage settings to free up storage and "app standby " button in development settings to frezze apps. This app may retrive url in browsers to check if it is safe to visit while Websites protection is on. Users don't have to worry about their privacy , because we will never ever upload any of those information.
- Delete system’s cache
Used to provide junk files cleaning feature with removing system’s cache data.
- Information Automatically Collected Through the Service.
We automatically collect information about you when you use the Service. If you access the Service through a mobile device, we may be able to identify the general location of your mobile device. We will collect information including, but not limited to: your mobile device’s brand, model, operating system, resolution, screen size, system version, Bluetooth settings, internet connection, RAM, history, the apps(including application details) you have installed, the apps you have running in the background, mobile device’s Android Advertising ID, Android ID along with your account activation time, content displayed to you and whether you clicked on it, advertisements displayed to you and whether you clicked on them, URLs you have visited, notifications that have appeared on your mobile device, your IP address, your mobile country code, and your identity. We will also request access to your photos, media and files, your device’s camera and microphone, your Wi-Fi connection information and your device ID and call information. You may be able to limit the amount of information collected from your device (phone, or tablet) with us by adjusting your mobile device’s settings. We may upload the above stated information to our own server for the purpose of making sure that our app's functionalities can run as expected, like anti-virus and cache cleaner. We do not, in any way, share this information with any other parties.
- Had you enjoyed our service and provided with us your account, password or other personal information, we will only use such information for our own service in accordance with the purpose we committed in this policy. If you disclose any your Google account information, we will only visit your Google account with your consent, and the usage of such information shall be subject to this policy.
- Directory names on sdcard
We collect the encoded directory names to identify if it can be delete safely. None of the directory names will be exposed to anyone or any institution.
- Read Contacts and Call Log
It applies to Call Blocker function to help identify and block call numbers. With your permission (manually turn on/off is available), we’ll collect your mark information (Number&Mark Tag) and call times through mark & identify function. In this way, we can provide incoming/ outgoing numbers identify function for other users who enables Call Blocker function.
- Read Mac Address and Wi-Fi information
We will read information about your WI-FI to fufill WI-FI Security check, Including but not limited to : MAC address , DNS ,SSID . None of those information will be uploaded.
- Android Advertising ID
The advertising identifier is required for providing advertisements, but it will not be associated with any persistent device identifier (for example: SSAID, MAC address, IMEI, etc.)
Ⅱ. How we protect your information
We will use commercially and technically reasonable means and efforts to properly arrange and protect your information, for example, to protect through use of newer asymmetric encryption techniques, to hold your personal information harmless from accidental loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, unauthorized access and disclosure, and so on. Except as required by law or expressly allowed herein, we will not disclose your personal information:
For legal reasons
To disclose your information as required by law or administrative regulations, or the disclosure is necessary to comply with legal procedure served on APUS Security websites;
With your consent
To disclose your information with authorization or consent given by yourself;
For user or public safety
To protect APUS Security right, APUS Security users or public safety, to guarantee the safety of APUS Security customers and products in case of emergency;
With other agreement
To comply with APUS Security related terms of services and software license agreement.
Ⅲ. How we share your information
We will not share your information with any other companies, organizations or individuals, except as expressly allowed as below:
With your consent
Any sensitive personal information (including personally identifiable information, financial and payment information, authentication information, phone book or contact data, collectively known as "personally identifiable information") shall not be shared with any other companies, organizations or individuals without your consent or authorization.
Share with third parties adhere to this Policy
Please be noted that some links connected with third-party web pages. APUS Security does not make any warranties and shall not take any legal responsibilities of any products, content, privacy statements, operational policies, and other business activities of any other websites of third parties. If you wish to use the services of any other websites of third parties, please read carefully and understand their privacy policies and other related statements.
Probably we may share non-personally identifiable information with our business partners (such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliated websites) and may be publicly available. For example, we may disclose information to the public to let them know the overall user data and the overall trend for the use of APUS Security. Meanwhile, APUS Security reminds you to pay attention to protect your personal information in your use of our services. Please be careful to disclose your personal information when using APUS Security services (for example, you are likely to make comments in the news comment section or posting your own email ID, and so on),APUS Security does not take any responsibility for personal information disclosure or collection by any third party arising out of your personal disclosing actions. Please attach importance to protect your personal information with considering carefully whether the disclosure is necessary.
Ⅳ. Privacy Protection of Minors
If you are a minor, you shall use our services with obtaining prior consent of your parent or legal guardian (collectively, "guardian"). We recommend that the guardians of minors shall read this Policy carefully, and we also recommend minors to obtain guardians’ prior consent and guidance before submitting personal information in your use of our services. We are committed to the protection of children's privacy that we will not intentionally collect personal information of children under the age of 13.
Ⅵ. Contact us
If you have any suggestion, feedback or request for this Policy, you may send us an email at