AdBlock Suite

Privacy Policy

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This policy shall inform you about the types of information that we collect and describes how and what exactly for we use that information. We want to make sure you are aware of this data processing so that you always see the whole picture of your interaction with us. Please read this Privacy Policy entirely since by installing our Extension, purchasing our Services and products, or visiting our website you express your acceptance of the processing we list here. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, don’t hesitate to contact our Support service using the contact details below.

1. About

AdBlock Suite (hereinafter also the “Extension” or the “Services”) is a content filtering and ad blocking browser extension for Chrome (also available for Firefox and Safari as “Adblock for YoutubeTM”) which blocks all ads on YouTube and on any website. It allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed. Banners, Ad-Clips or even preroll ads you usually see before and during the actual video on YouTubeTM are blocked by this Extension. AdBlock Suite protects your privacy by preventing ad tracking and leads to faster loading of websites. It enables users to get comprehensive statistics and insights, kill unwanted elements on websites with one click, analyse and edit website elements, gain insights into elements loaded on each website and keep a detailed log of your browsing history and elements blocked, one click disabling of popups, large media elements, cosmetic filtering, remote fonts and JavaScript elements, keep filter lists up to date and add own custom filters, customize blocking settings and advanced display settings, hide placeholders for blocked elements, set own adblocking rules, temporary and permanent and to manage own list of trusted sites.

The technology is simply based on filter lists which block external ad URLs on websites and on YouTube. Any advertising detection happens on your computer, and we do not see or track it. We do not change anything on the website itself besides removing ads. But, for this purpose, it is necessary for the Extension, as with all common ad-blocking extensions, to have the permission to read and change all your data on websites in order to remove ads or popups. Of course, we use this permission only to provide our adblocking Services as described herein.

The premium version of AdBlock Suite includes a VPN software solution, provided by Nord VPN and distributed by us as a reseller for Nord VPN. This policy is only applicable to websites, software and services provided directly by us. Except as stated herein, this policy is not applicable to any third-party services we offer as a reseller as part of our Services, like currently VPN Nord. For Nord VPN the privacy policy is available under, we collect and process (personal) data
  1. when you visit our website,
  2. when you install and use AdBlock Suite and
  3. when you buy/subscribe to premium or other fee-based products and Services.
Our Services are aimed exclusively at persons who have completed their 18th year of age. Therefore, in principle, no data of persons under 18 years of age will be processed. If you suspect that data of persons under 18 years of age is being processed, please inform us.

2. Controller

Nonlinear Marketing GmbH

Companies Register No 581758b, Commercial Court Vienna
Krotenthallergasse 8
1080 Vienna

(hereinafter also “we“ or “us”)

Please direct any privacy inquiries to

3. Website data processing

3.1 General

When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. when no action is taken on the website, no personal data is collected, except for the data that your browser automatically transmits to enable you to visit the website. This includes, for example, the browser used, the IP address, the time zone and some cookies that are stored on your device. In addition, when you browse the website, information about the individual pages or products you view, which websites or search terms led you to the website and information about how you interact with the website is being collected. This information is collected using the technologies listed below:
These data are generally processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”), namely, to optimize the website and to ensure security and stability, as well as to be able to identify and prosecute misuse. For the processing of cookie data, see below.

Log file data is stored for a period of 14 days. For the storage period of cookie data, see below.

3.2 Cookies

Our website uses cookies to ensure the functionality of individual elements of the website and to enable certain functions. For general information about cookies, please visit

The cookies used are indicated in the website’s cookie notice, displayed when you first visit the website or after changes have been made. This cookie notice can be called up at every time using privacy settings.

The processing of these cookie data and, in general, with regard to necessary and useful cookies, is based on a legitimate interest in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit f) GDPR, in order to guarantee and improve functionality, stability and security of the website, to better understand the use of the website and the shop and thus to be able to optimize the website, but also to make it easier for you to use the website or the shop.

With regard to analysis as well as reporting and marketing cookies (“non-essential cookies”), processing is based on your consent within the cookies settings being displayed when you first visit this website.

Session cookies are generally deleted when you close your browser. If you consent to tracking, then the non-essential cookies are upgraded to persistent cookies, which are not deleted when you close your browser. You can adjust this consent at any time within the cookies settings and thus withdraw your consent at any time with effect for future processing.

You can also prevent the use of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, as a consequence you may not be able to use some functions of this website to their full extent. The following links explain how to access cookie settings in different browsers:

Cookie-Settings in Firefox
Cookie-Settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie-Settings in Microsoft Edge
Cookie-Settings in Google Chrome
Cookie-Settings in Safari (OS X)
Cookie-Settings in Safari (iOS)
Cookie-Settings in Android

3.3 Google Analytics

Our website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For users based in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, the data controller responsible is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland – “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transferred to Google and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on our website, your IP address will be shortened even within the European Union or the EEA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to Google and be shortened. On behalf of us, Google will evaluate your use of our website in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to us in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is generally not combined with other data from Google.

Google Analytics is used to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained can be used to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. In exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has provided for appropriate safeguards.

The processing of these data is based on your consent pursuant to Art 6 para 1 lit a) GDPR within the cookies settings being displayed when you first visit this website. You can adjust this consent at any time within the cookies settings and thus withdraw your consent at any time with effect for future processing.

You can also prevent the processing of cookies as described above by adjusting your browser settings; accordingly, in this case, however, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), its transmission to Google and the processing of this data by Google by installing the plugin available at

More information about this third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use:, Data protection overview:, and the data privacy policy: website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID.

4. Data processing in course of providing the extension

4.1 Information collected during the download/install process

When downloading the Extension, certain required information can be transmitted to the respective browser store selected by you (e.g. Chrome Web Store), which can include the ID of your account, the e-mail address, the time of the download or installation and the individual device identification number. This data is processed exclusively by the respective store and is beyond our control. You will therefore find more detailed information on this data processing in the privacy policy of the respective store operator. For Chrome Web Store the privacy policy is available here.

4.2 Information processed by using AdBlock Suite

4.2.1 Aggregated usage and location data
After installing AdBlock Suite, an individual ID is being assigned to each user. Only based on this ID we collect and process statistical, i.e. anonymized or non-personal data, including the number of users, the approximate location of users (maximum to city level) and which search engines were used (including the search terms used).
The location is derived from the user’s IP-Adress, which will be deleted 7 (seven) days after retrieving the location data (independent from the log file processing pursuant to section 3.1).
We look at the aggregated usage statistics to better understand where AdBlock Suite needs improvement and to monitor overall speed issues and error rates. We consider language and other local information to determine what possible localizations would be most useful to our users and to improve the Extension functionality in different geographics.
We only process non-personal data in this regard. Where personal data is being processed, e.g. the IP-Adress for a short period to derive the location, this data is generally processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit f) GDPR, namely, to gain insights about the usage of our Services, optimize the Services and to ensure security and stability, as well as to be able to identify and prosecute misuse.
If you want to opt out of the – although anonymized – AdBlock Suite browser Extension tracking, you can do so by unchecking the option in the settings popup of the Extension.

4.2.2 Dashboard data
To enable you to personalize AdBlock Suite, your personal settings in the dashboard, including personal settings, filter lists as well as personal filters and rules are being processed. This data is saved only within the Extension and not transmitted to us. In case of a premium subscription this data is also saved in your personal user account.
This data processing is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with you to provide the Services in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit b) GDPR.
This data is processed as long as you have installed the Extension or – if applicable – as long as your user account is active.

4.2.3 Notifications
From time to time or in case of certain events, we will notify you of possibilities to upgrade your browsing and user experience, e.g. by using a VPN solution, and provide you special offers. Such notifications will be displayed directly in your browser as a banner or pop-up window.
To evaluate the effect, reasonableness and acceptance of such notifications and offers we use Google Analytics as explained in section 3.3 above.
By installing and using the Extension you consent to receiving such notices and the use of Google Analytics to the extent described above.

4.3 PermissionsThe Extension requires a certain number of permissions so you can enjoy its full potential. For security reasons we use the narrowest permissions available to still provide you the full functionality. These permissions are:
A description of the permissions can be viewed at the following link:

5. Data processing to fulfill orders/subscriptions

To distribute our premium and fee-based Services and subscriptions we use, Market Limited of Judd House, 18-29 Mora Street, London, EC1V 8BT, UK (“Paddle”) as re-seller and merchant of record of our products and Services, including products and Services for which we act as re-seller ourselves (as currently Nord VPN).

Hence, as the purchase contract is concluded between you and Paddle, primarily the Buyer Terms and Conditions as well as the Privacy Policy of Paddle are applicable to these transactions and your contractual relationship with Paddle.

For the purposes of user management, support, offering your personal user account and generally to be able to provide the purchased Services we receive and process your order information (order ID, service/product, price, etc.) and certain information about you, including your e-mail address, payment method, invoice and your country of residence (for tax purposes) as well as certain optional data if provided from you, including your VAT ID, address and full name. We use your contact details to send you necessary product or subscription related messages.

You can change your user and subscription data in your personal account.If you purchase third-party services for which we act as a re-seller, as currently VPN Nord, we use the information provided by you to set up and manage your account to use these services and will forward to the third-party service provider all data necessary to provide the purchased Services to you. With regard to the provision, licensing and the fulfilment of these third-party services the data processing and service terms of the respective third-party service provider apply. For Nord VPN these are available under and

This data processing is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with you to provide the purchased Services in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit b) GDPR. This data is stored for 7 (seven) years in accordance with statutory storage obligations.

Data according to this section 5. is not linked or combined in any way to the anonymized user statistics pursuant to section 4. and is not transferred to recipients other than described herein.

6. Contact

If you use the contact form or support forms provided or contact us via other means, the text of the message sent and – if applicable – any additional information provided, such as name, (e-mail) address, sending date and the e-mail address of the web server from which the message is sent, will be processed for the purpose of answering your request.

This data is processed in order to be able to answer your enquiry, therefore, to carry out (pre-)contractual measures in accordance Art 6 para 1 lit b) GDPR. In the case of a purchase, the communication data are processed together and in the same way as order information (see above section 5). In addition, in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit f) GDPR, both we and you have a legitimate interest in communicating with you when you contact us.

If no order is made, this data will be deleted by us after 12 (twelve) months. The retention period of conversations in third-party support forums, e.g., of the respective browser extension stores, is governed by the policies of the respective forum operator.

7. Storage period

In addition to the storage or retention periods specified in detail in the explanations of the individual processing purposes, data is generally not stored for longer than it is necessary for the purpose to which it was collected, to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, in particular to defend against possible claims for liability.

8. Recipients/processors

In addition to the recipients specifically mentioned in the explanations of the individual processing purposes, (personal) data is transmitted to the following recipients:
These recipients act as data processors pursuant to Art 28 GDPR and will process data solely on behalf of us and only on our instructions.

9. Rights

As a data subject, you have the right to request access to your processed personal data, its source and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to rectification, data portability, restriction of processing, and blocking or deletion of incorrect or illegally processed data at any time.

Where personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to such processing at any time. In addition, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6 para 1 lit e) or f) GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation.

You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect.

Please address any inquiries regarding the exercise of your above-mentioned rights and any withdrawal of your consent by e-mail to the contact details stated above in section 2. Please consider that you can also change your personal and subscription data in your user account.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the applicable data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. In Austria this is the Data Protection Authority.

10. Amendments

This privacy policy may be changed and updated regularly. If necessary, you will be asked again, for example via the cookies settings or comparable technologies, to take note or renew your consent.

Version 2.0 (October 2022)