Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of ShortMyLink. (“ShortMyLink”, “we” or “us”) on the collection, use and disclosure of information about you on ShortMyLink (the “Site”) and the services, features, content or applications offered by us (collectively as the “Site”, the “Services”). We receives information about you from various sources, such as: (i) when you use the Services; and (ii) from third party websites and services. You are consenting to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. The information you provide may be transferred, processed and/or accessed by us in any country where we (or our service providers) operate.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of the information gathered by us when you are using or accessing the Services. This Privacy Policy also covers our treatment of any information about you that our business partners share with us or that we shares with its business partners. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of other businesses that we does not own or control, including other companies websites, services and applications (“Third Party Services”) that you can access through the Services, such as Facebook or Twitter, or to individuals that we does not manage or employ. While we attempt to partner with only those Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or Privacy Policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policies of any Third Party Services you access.

What Information Does We Collect and How is it Used?

The information we collect is primarily used to provide the Services, to process and complete any transactions, to respond to inquiries, to personalize and improve the Services, to monitor and analyze usage and trends of the Services, to provide you with related, relevant information, and for any other purpose for which the information was collected. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some information about you. We collect the following types of information from our users.

URL INFORMATION:

    One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites. We collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL. We also collects and stores the time and date on which you shortened the original URL.

METRICS AND ANALYTICS:

    We collects information about accesses (such as clicks) of every link created through the Services. This information includes, but is not limited to: (i) the IP address and physical location of the devices accessing the link; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; and (iv) information about sharing of the links on Third Party Services such as Twitter and Facebook.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY:

  • We automatically receives and records information from your web browser when you interact with the Services, such as your IP address, browser type, your general location and cookie information. This information may be used to help us understand how users transit a website, to fight spam/malware, to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., what links you have clicked on) and for other similar purposes.

  • We also automatically receives and records information that your mobile device transmits when you access the Services, like a device identifier, device settings, and operating system. This information is used to facilitate your access and use of the Services, to access and use other Third Party Services, and for other similar purposes.

  • Generally, the Services automatically collect usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.

  • We will collect information about your general location (such as your city and state) when you visit the Site (which is derived from your IP address) and we may use various technologies to determine your location, when you access and use the Services through a mobile device.

COOKIE POLICY:

  • Cookies are pieces of text that may be provided to your computer through your web browser when you access a website. Your browser stores cookies in a manner associated with each website you visit. We use cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and tell us how and when you visit our Site and use the Services through the web.

  • Our cookies also allow us to track when you have clicked on a link. Each click of a link is tracked using a unique identifier assigned to you in one or more cookies stored by your web browser and associated with us.

  • Our cookies do not, by themselves, contain any personal information about you, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with your personal information to tell us who you are. We do, however, use cookies to identify that your web browser has accessed a link.

  • 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 use most features of the Services.

  • You can also manage other companies cookies used for online advertising here: Consumer Choice Page

  • This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by us only and does not cover the use of cookies by any Third Party Services. We does not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer, such as when you visit the website from one of our links.

What Information Is Shared?

The Services are designed to help you share information with others. As a result, much of the information generated through the Services is shared publicly or with third parties.

OUR LINKS AND USAGE INFORMATION:

    Much of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. This includes, but is not limited to, the original URLs you have shortened, their corresponding link, the time and date those URLs were shortened, and metrics and analytics information for your links if available. Our links and the general use of the Services may be shared in anonymized and/or aggregated form (in other words, non-personally identifiable) with our customers and business partners, like with the owners of the URLs that are shared through the Services. This information enables them to do things like better understand how people use their products and services and other products and services, to learn about the interests their users have and how our Services interoperate with their services, to do product development, marketing optimization and research, and to improve the relevancy of any online advertisements or marketing that is displayed through their services (or to tailor it to your interests).

IP ADDRESS INFORMATION:

    While we collect and store IP address information, that information is not shared publicly. We do at times, however, share IP address information with our partners, service providers and other companies with whom we conduct business. In most cases, when we share your IP address with other third parties, we will use a cryptographic hash of the IP address, which cannot feasibly be reversed into the actual IP addresses themselves or linked to you individually.

INFORMATION YOU ELECT TO SHARE:

    When creating a link, you can share that link through Third Party Services. Any information that you elect to distribute through Third Party Services is provided to them and 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 some of our links. We recommend that you review the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies of such Third Party Services that you access through the Services, since we does not control and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Services.

INFORMATION SHARED WITH OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS:

    We may employ and contract with people and other entities 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 products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Service Providers do not have any right to use the information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.

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. In such a case, the acquirer of us may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy.

INFORMATION DISCLOSED FOR OUR PROTECTION AND OTHERS:

    We also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of our company, its users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH YOUR CONSENT:

    We will share information about you when you instruct us to do so, such as when you share 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).

How Is My Information Protected?

We protect the information we collects about users using industry-standard security processes and controls, however, despite these efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable and we does not guarantee or warrant that such measures will prevent unauthorized access to the information about you that is stored by us.

What Happens When There Are Changes to this Privacy Policy?

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. You are agreeing to be bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Services after those changes become effective.