Privacy Policy

This privacy policy specifies the privacy practices of Padawan, including all the information collected from the content submitted and the metadata associated to each submission.

Collection and use of submitted files and personal information

We ask you and collect different types of information when you create an account on Padawan.

  • User email address: To provide you a private account and Padawan services.
  • Company name: You can optionally tell us your company name to help us understand if researchers and industries are using Padawan.

We collect different types of information for each submission.

  • Submission metadata: Account used for the submission. An optional text stored as side information about the submission.
  • Cookies: We use cookies to collect and store information in your browser when you use our service, in order to keep session information and provide a better user experience. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Nevertheless, certain features of the web-site may not properly function if cookies are disabled.

How we use information we collect

The information we collect may be used to improve, maintain and protect Padawan, as well as to develop new services.

When you contact Padawan, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may send you administrative messages.

The files submitted from an specific account, and the metadata collected for each submission may be used for research or statistical purposes, and we reserve the right to publish the results from this research in any way that may help to improve/help the research/industry communities.

Padawan will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information we share

When you submit a file to Padawan for scanning, you can choose between making a public report or one private to your account only. In the first case, the generated report will be accessible from a publicly accessible URL. In the latter case, the generated report will only be accessible from your account.

In both cases, Padawan (Software and System Security group at Eurecom) reserves the right to use the submitted files and the submission metadata for research and statistical purposes.

We may also share this information with research collaborators from institutions different from Eurecom, always for research or statistical purposes, with the goal of improving or helping the research community or the AntiVirus / security industry.

We may share aggregated, anonymised information publicly and with our collaborators – like research institutions, the Anti Virus and security industry. For example, we may share information publicly to show statistical trends about the general use of our services.

In addition, we may also share your information in the following circumstances:

  • For legal reasons. We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside of PackerInspector if we believe that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
    • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
    • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
    • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
    • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Padawan, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

You should not share files, URLs, comments or any other content with Padawan unless you have authority to share it.

Information security

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone, and to avoid reusing that password in other online services or systems.

Your Rights

According to the new GDPR regulation, we inform you that you have the right to access, modify, cancel or oppose the information held about you by forwarding a written and signed request directed to Padawan (see contact information ).


Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our collaborators. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding any of the terms or policies specified in this page, please forward them to us. For information about how to contact Padawan, please visit our contact page.