Mozilla Ion - Managing Account Data

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Mozilla Ion is an experimental initiative led by Mozilla to better understand the Web, how people interact with it, and how people use their browsers. It is currently available in the Firefox browser through an add-on.

The privacy notice is currently available in about:ion in Firefox Nightly. It will be shown to you when you click Join Ion.

JoinIon

What data do you receive from me?

Technical and Interaction Data

We collect basic information about your device’s operating system, including information about your Firefox version and language; device operating system and hardware configuration; memory, basic information about crashes and errors; outcome of automated processes like updates.

We also collect data about your interactions with Firefox, such as which features you use, how many tabs you have open at a time, and how long your browsing sessions last.

Location Data

We will use your IP address to approximate your city, state, and country location.

Content

Each Ion study will have its own set of data collection in addition to the data we are collecting by default or optionally (outlined above). This may include information such as search URLs. You have the opportunity to learn about a study’s goals, the data it collects, and its research team before you enroll.

How do I access my data?

To access your raw data:

  1. Click the IonPioneer icon pioneer icon 80 in your toolbar.
  2. Find your study and click the three-dot menu.
  3. Click Export your data.

How do I delete my data?

If you choose to unenroll from an active study or the Ion program, we stop collecting data from you and delete that data. If an individual study has closed (is no longer collecting data) that data cannot be deleted in order to maintain the integrity of the study itself.

To delete your data, you will need to opt-out of a particular study or the Ion program.

To withdraw from a specific study

  1. Click the IonPioneer icon pioneer icon 80 in your toolbar.
  2. Click Leave Study for the study to opt out.
    firefox pioneer leave 80

To withdraw from Ion

  1. Click the IonPioneer icon pioneer icon 80 in your toolbar.
  2. Click the Leave button near the top of the page.
    leave pioneer 80

How long do you keep my account data?

We keep your data for as long as you participate in an individual, active study or the Ion program. If an individual study has closed (is no longer collecting data) that data cannot be deleted in order to maintain the integrity of the study itself.

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