AliCompare is a small project that aims to help AliExpress shoppers to save time and money efficiently while finding products that interest them. We are not related in any way to Alibaba Inc, AliExpress Inc or any of the Alibaba subsidiaries.
We provide our service through the Google Chrome Extension named AliCompare, hereinafter the extension.
What information does the service receive?
We get new installs through advertising on different platforms such as Facebook Advertising or Google Adwords, and we use their targeting features to find users who can be interested on our services. You can find more information about their policies here and here.
Besides the anonymous ID, we might save other advertising targeting information into Google Analytics, such us your country and language, in order to better understand what are the common characteristics of our audience. That information will allow us to improve our service: for example, if we notice that nobody is using our extension in Germany, we might find out that there is some bug that makes impossible to install it in a browser in german language.
Of course, we don’t store any personal information that could allow us to identify you: no name, no email, no address…
Also, through Google Analytics tracking enabled on the extension we track the user’s interactions with the extension, such as sessions on AliExpress site and clicks on the “Find cheaper on other sellers” feature.
We don’t track your browsing on other websites. After the install, the extension browses once the History just to extract the parameters from the Google Chrome page, in order to understand where did you install came from. After that, we don’t need your History at all.
We left the “Read all websites” permission enabled in case some day we decide to expand our service to other stores, but for now the extension doesn’t have any activity outside AliExpress.com
How can I have my information deleted?
You can easily remove the extension from the chrome://extensions page, after some time of inactivity your data will be automatically deleted from Google Analytics. If you just want to unlink your future tracking from the past one, you can delete the information stored on your browser on Google Chrome Settings page and the extension will create a brand new ID automatically.
If by any chance you want us to manually remove your past browsing data, it will be a bit tricky: you’ll have to browse into the Google Chrome extensions page, find the AliCompare one and click on See Background Activity. There you will need to open the Chrome Inspector and find your personal ID. You can email it to [email protected] and we’ll delete your past information immediately.
Besides that, the extension requires the permission of deleting cookies in order to provide a better service: the main goal of the extension is to help users finding the same product sold by other sellers. To achieve this, when the user clicks on “Find cheaper on other sellers”, we might delete some AliExpress cookies to skip personalization and to find all the available products.
This means that if you are participating in any cashback program, the extension might interfere with it and remove the cookies that were supposed to attribute the sale to your cashback service. Therefore, maybe you have to choose between our extension or your cashback program: when you are about to make a purchase, if you want the cashback to work, you can disable our extension easily from the chrome://extensions page.
Also, in order to keep providing our service for free, we might participate into the AliExpress Partners affiliate program and be economically rewarded from some of the purchases generated after an active use of the extension (for example, clicking on the “Find cheaper on other sellers” button).
This rewards don’t involve any increase on the price the user is paying from his purchase. We believe this is a fair deal: we provide a useful service, the user doesn’t have to pay for it and AliExpress increases his amount of sales. However, if by any reason you don’t want us to be rewarded for our service, you are free to uninstall the extension or simply to delete the cookies before making the purchase (that way you’ll be certain that we won’t get paid).
If you have any suggestion or questions about this, feel free to contact us to [email protected]
Acceptance of the terms of service
If you don’t agree with any of the previously stated conditions, we politely ask you to remove the extension from your browser.