we do not share your data with anyone and there are many ways to control the visibility and storage life of your data here.
but the internet is a public space and you should always assume your data could be compromised.
be smart with your password, use tor or a vpn, and use pgp for sensitive communications.
Sounds like you either got a faulty unit or its a Chinese knockoff (yeah, they do that too..). What you described is not how the device should be working. Clean it off with cotton swabs and 99% alcohol and send it back.→