Last Updated: 2020年08月27日
Information We Collect
When You Register for a ShortURL Account
When you create an Account, we may collect personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, company name, industry, job title, company size and email address. If you create an Account using your login from a third-party account, such as Google, Facebook or Twitter, we will access and collect the personal information about you that the third-party account provides (which is based on your privacy settings with the third-party account), so that you can log into your Account with us. We use your contact information to send you information about our Services and communicate with you about your Account, your activities on our Site and Services and policy changes. You may unsubscribe from receiving certain types of these messages through your Account settings, although ShortURL reserves the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as for administrative and account management purposes.
When You Create a ShortURL Link
One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites. Users can create ShortURL Links without registering for an account. When you create a ShortURL Link, ShortURL collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL and, if you are logged in to your Account, we will associate that information with your Account. ShortURL also collects and stores your IP address, your location, which we derive from your IP address, the time and date on which you shortened the original URL, and if you share a ShortURL Link on a social networking platform, the name of the platform and your username on that platform.
When You Interact With a ShortURL Link
Other Information We Automatically Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect (i) your IP address and location derived from the IP address; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; (iv) device settings, such as browser type, operating system, and language; and (v) cookie information. This type of data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Site so that we can analyze and improve them.
We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service.
ShortURL may use third-party APIs and software development kits (SDK) to provide certain functions in our Services.
Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
ShortURL cookies also allow ShortURL to track when you have clicked on a ShortURL Link. Each click of a ShortURL Link is tracked using a unique identifier assigned to you in one or more cookies stored by your web browser and associated with ShortURL. We may associate the unique identifier in our cookies with the other information we automatically collect when you use the Services, as described above, including your IP address, ShortURL Links you click, ShortURL Links you create, and information with your Account if you have one.
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some features of the Services.
You may ask ShortURL not to associate your web browser or IP address with visits to the ShortURL website or ShortURL Links that you create or click by clicking on the appropriate links below. If you would like to opt-out of the ShortURL Links, please click on the opt-out choice for ShortURL Links below. This will install a cookie on your browser that instructs our servers not to associate your IP address and browser with ShortURL Links you create, click or view. If you clear your cookies in your browser, you will need to click on the opt-out choice again after each time you clear your cookies. To be clear, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. Cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may limit tracking via their device settings. Please note that if you use these opt-out mechanisms, will still automatically collect the IP addresses of computers or mobile devices that click on or create ShortURL Links; we just won’t associate them with your browser or ShortURL account.
Note Regarding Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 (or older as required by applicable law), we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
How We Use Information
We use the personal information we collect for a variety of administrative and business purposes to:
- operate our Site and provide the Services,
- process and complete any transactions,
- verify individual identity,
- respond to inquiries, questions and comments and provide customer and technical support,
- provide access to certain functionalities of our Services,
- personalize and improve the Services and develop new products and services,
- to communicate with our current and prospective customers concerning our services,
- measure interest and engagement in our Site and Services,
- monitor and analyze usage and trends of the Site and Services,
- provide services to our customers to allow them to understand how you interact with our Services and to help detect, deter and prevent malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity,
- comply with any legal obligations, and
Usage Across Devices
We may use the information we collect to make inferences that a unique individual has created or interacted with ShortURL links on different devices so that we can to detect, deter and prevent malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity and analyze how users use our Services. For example, if you created a ShortURL link on a computer connected to your residential WiFi network, and you soon thereafter clicked on a ShortURL link on a mobile device connected to the same WiFi network, we may infer that a single individual created and clicked on the ShortURL links because both events were associated with the same IP address in the same time period.
Other Legitimate Interests
We also may use personal information to pursue legitimate interests, such as direct marketing, research (including marketing research), network and information security, prevention of fraudulent, malicious and unlawful activities, or any other purpose disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or allowed by law.
Information We Share
The Services are designed to help you share information with others. In addition, we provide Services to our Customers that use ShortURL Link Metrics. As a result, some of the personal information generated through your use of the Services is shared publicly or with third parties as described below.
ShortURL Links You Create
Much of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. For example, when you create a ShortURL Link, the original URLs you have shortened and the corresponding ShortURL Links are publicly available.
Where permitted by law, if you register aShortURL Account with an email address on a domain owned by an organization, (for example, an employer or educational institution where you have an email account), we may share your email address and information about your Account, such as the number of links you have created, with that organization to explore the organization’s interest in creating or managing an enterprise account or for related purposes.
Information We Share With Customers
Information You Elect to Share
When creating a ShortURL Link, you can share that ShortURL Link through Third Party Services. Any information that you elect to distribute through Third Party Services, such as a social network post you create, may then become accessible to users of those services. You can also access other Third Party Services through the Services, for example by clicking on links in the Statistics page for a ShortURL Link. We recommend that you review the terms of services and privacy policies of such Third Party Services that you access through the Services since ShortURL does not control and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Services.
Information Shared with Service Providers
We may employ and contract with third parties to perform certain tasks on our behalf and under our direction (our “Service Providers”). We may need to share information about you with our Service Providers in order to provide our product with research and analytics on user behavior and to provide advertising products and services to users, to process payments, and to provide email marketing and support services. Our agreements with these Service Providers authorize them to use your information only as necessary to provide services to us. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the service agreements with our Clients.
Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers
We may transfer and/or provide information about our users in connection with an acquisition, sale of company assets, or other situation where user information would be transferred as one of our business assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website.
In such a case, the acquirer of ShortURL may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy or as otherwise allowed by law.
Information Disclosed for the Protection of ShortURL and Others
Information We Share With Your Consent
We will share information about you when you instruct us to do so, such as when you share ShortURL Links or content with others through the Services or if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information (like sharing/posting it with a third-party Service).