Last updated: May 23, 2018
The term "grabify.link URL Shortener" or "us" or "we" or "Service" refers to the owner(s) of the website. The term "you" or "User"refers to the user or viewer of our website. The term "Content" refers to the website you are using in conjunction with the Service.
grabify.link allows you to track, in real-time, the clicks and referrers on the shortened URL and views of the IP-informers and counters generated by our users using our website. Please remember that short links shortened with grabify.link URL Shortener direct you to content that is already in existence on the internet. This is not content hosted by grabify.link. There is some content to which we do not permit our url shortener to redirect users. Be sure to check back from time to time, as these policies may change. Please also refer to grabify.link Terms and Conditions for more information.
Be aware that it is prohibited by this Policy and grabify.link Terms and Conditions for you to share or publish the short URLs, IP-informerts and IP-counters generated using grabify.link website or mobile application without prior acknowledgment and full consent from the users with whom you intend to share it. It is your obligation to receive a full and clear consent from your users or your website visitors prior to publish or share any short links, informers or counters generated using grabify.link. It is your obligation to ensure that your users or your website visitors are fully aware what information you collect using grabify.link tools and services, how you are going to use it and store it.
We will use your personal data only for the purposes and in the manner set forth below, which describes the steps we take to ensure the processing of your personal data is in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and any subsequent data protection and privacy legislation (the “Acts”), European Union Law including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and any subsequent amendments (together the “Data Protection Legislation”).
If you do not agree with or are not comfortable with any aspect of this Privacy Statement, your only remedy is to not use grabify.link URL Shortener.
We seek to maintain the privacy, accuracy, and confidentiality of personal information (including your personal data) that we collect and use concerning our customers.
In case of an abuse or misuse of grabify.link and using short URLs, IP-informers or IP-counters without prior consent, the individual who clicked on the URL or viewed the IP-informer or IP-counter generated with grabify.link can remove any records related to his click/view using special form on grabify.link website or contacting grabify.link via feedback form on grabify.link website.
1. Identity of the controller of personal information
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, grabify.link URL Shortener is a data controller, which can be contacted via feedback form provided on the website.
2. Contact details of the privacy officer
The data protection officer appointed in respect of your entity (if applicable) can be provided if needed under request via feedback form provided on our website.
3. When does this privacy statement apply
This Privacy Statement applies to personal information that we collect, use and otherwise process about you in connection with your relationship with us as the user of our website.
4. Collected Information
Data can be collected and processed during the operations of our website. The following are ways we may perform these actions.
The grabify.link website collects a series of general data and information when a user (or data subject) or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. The following information may be collected:
the browser types and versions used,
the operating system used by the accessing system,
the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers),
the date and time of access to the Internet site,
an Internet protocol address (IP address),
the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and
any forms you filled out on our site allows us to collect data,
any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, grabify.link URL Shortener does not draw any conclusions about the data subject and cannot identify a data subject as an individual. Rather, this information is needed to
deliver the content of our website correctly,
optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement,
ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and
provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Therefore, grabify.link URL Shortener analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. grabify.link URL Shortener may also collect the following information:
If for any reason you communicate with our personnel or site we may collect information.
You may decide to share your location information with other people via grabify.link services. It that case grabify.link may collect information about location of your device, however, this information will not be shared with anyone without your consent and the sharing of that information will be fully under your control as it will be only shared with the people to whom you decide to send your special location-sharing link.
For registered users we collect email address and password that you set to access to your account.
We store the information about your acceptance or not-acceptance of this Policy and Terms and Conditions.
grabify.link collects the following information about clicks on the short URLs and views of the invisible IP logger that you can generate using grabify.link Service:
the browser types and versions used,
the operating system used by the accessing system,
the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers),
Information send by your browser or application in "user_agent" http header,
the date and time of the click on the short URL or view of the User website or social media chanel with published IP-informer or IP-counter on it,
an Internet protocol address (IP address) of the user that clicked on the short URL or view of the User website or social media chanel with published IP-informer or IP-counter on it,
the Internet service provider (ISP) of the user that clicked on the short URL or view of the User website or social media chanel with published IP-informer or IP-counter on it, information about geographical location of the ISP available from the publically available databases.
Please refer to grabify.link Terms and Conditions for more information about tools and services provided by grabify.link.
Any information collected will not have any data directly identifying you as an individual. It is statistical data about our visitors and how they have used our site and the IP addresses they use. No personal details will be shared that could directly identify you.
We may assemble information about your common internet use with a cookie file. When used, the cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. The cookie is stored on the hard drive, with transferred information. The data sought by the cookie helps us improve our website and any service offered to you.
Your browser has the ability to decline cookies. This is done by setting your browser options to decline all cookies. Note: if you do decline the download of cookies, some aspects of our site may not work or allow you access.
Our advertisers may download cookies to which we have no control. If used, these cookies are downloaded by clicking on an advertisement found on our website.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• DoubleClick Platform Integration
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
6. What Do We Use Your Personal Information For?
The main purposes for which we use your personal information are:
process your account;
provide services relating to your account and to work on improving our services to you (including service communication, insight, research, customer surveys and feedback);
to provide you with relevant marketing communications;
to support other administrative purposes;
comply with all legal and regulatory requirements; and where you have given us permission, contact you from time to time to keep you up to date with limited offers, new services, company news and other promotions.
The legal basis for this use and other processing will include (as relevant):
if you have provided us with your consent to the processing of your personal data;
to enable us to perform our obligations under any contract with you;
processing for legitimate interests provided these are not overridden by your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms, in particular this is relevant when we use and process your personal data in order to respond to your enquiries and to address our good governance obligations; and
we may also disclose your personal information to governmental and regulatory bodies and other third parties where required to do so by applicable law, such as to comply with a court order or a request from a regulator or similar legal process or where otherwise necessary to comply with a legal obligation or for the administration of justice.
In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets to a third party, we may also disclose your personal information to the third parties concerned or their professional advisors. In the event of such a transaction, the personal information held by grabify.link will be among the assets transferred to the buyer.
The provision of personal data may be a contractual requirement and may also be a statutory requirement, and is necessary to process your application or for the performance of a contract. If your personal data cannot be processed this may have an impact on fulfilling our rights and obligations.
We do not knowingly process personal data from persons under the age of 13 years. If it comes to our attention that we are processing such personal data, we shall delete such personal data immediately. If it comes to your attention, please report it via Abuse feedback form.
When you close your account, we may continue to process your personal data, to the extent permitted by applicable law, for the purposes detailed above.
7. Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data
We may disclose your personal information to third parties, including the following:
third party service providers;
relevant industry bodies;
professional advisers; and
others, where it is permitted by law, or where we have your consent.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is adequately protected in accordance with the Acts and the GDPR and not shared with 3rd parties without your consent.
8. Period for which the personal data will be stored, or if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
Your personal data will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the specific purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement and Cookies Policy and to allow us to comply with our legal requirements.
The criteria we use to determine data retention periods includes the following:
Retention in case of queries
We may retain your personal data for a reasonable period after you have enquired about Services, in case of follow up queries from you.
Retention in case of claims
We may retain your personal data for the period in which you might legally bring claims against us (this means we will retain it for at least 7 years) if and to the extent this is relevant.
Retention in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements
We will consider whether we need to retain your personal data after the period of retention in the case of queries or claims (above) because of a legal or regulatory requirement. Some or all of these criteria may be relevant to retention of your personal data collected from you in connection with our Services.
Retention permitted under applicable law
We will continue to retain personal data where necessary to provide our services to you and the retention of such personal data is necessary for the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests or where it is necessary for public interest purposes.
Please note that, although reasonable efforts will be taken, it may not always be possible to completely remove or delete all of your personal information from our databases because of back-ups and other technical reasons. Where this is the case, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is suppressed in order to render it unusable
Information such as IP address, browser, operating system, HTTP Referrer and Useragent, collected for your shorten URLs, counters and informers, designed for you to be able to collect statistics about visitors for your website, blogs or other resources in the Internet, will be removed from the database after 1 year from the date of collection. Note that you have to get a prior consent from anyone you are collecting information and make sure that they are aware about you collecting the information.
9. Your rights
You may have various rights under data privacy laws in your country (where applicable). These may include (as relevant):
the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data. However, we may continue to process your personal information if there is an alternative legal basis for the processing;
the right to request access to or a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that there is no fee for this request and any request for a copy of your personal data will be processed within thirty (30) days in accordance with the GDPR;
the right to rectification including to require us to correct inaccurate personal data;
the right to request restriction of processing concerning you or to object to processing of your personal data if:
processing is based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest or exercise of official authority;
processed for direct marketing; or
processed for the purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics;
the right to prevent further processing in specific circumstances and where there is no other lawful ground for continuing to process that information. These include for example:
where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed;
where you withdraw consent; or
where you object to us processing your information;
the right to request the erasure of your personal data where it is no longer necessary for us to retain it;
the right to block or suppress processing of personal information. While we are entitled to store your personal information, we cannot further process it if you request it to be blocked;
the right to data portability including to obtain personal data in a commonly used machine readable format in certain circumstances such as where our processing of it is based on a consent; and
the right to object to automated decision making including profiling (if any) that has a legal or significant effect on you as an individual; and the right to withdraw your consent to any processing for which you have previously given that consent.
You have the right to be informed of the identity of the privacy local representative (if we have a local representative and we are required by law to have a local representative);
You also have the right to any details of any persons to whom grabify.link disclosed your personal data (unless grabify.link is prohibited from providing such information pursuant to applicable law)
IF YOU CLICKED ON A GRABIFY.LINK LINK ACCIDENTALLY OR WITHOUT PROVIDING PRIOR CONSENT
If you click a short URL, or viewed a webpage with invisible image logger generated by someone using grabify.link without your prior acknowledgement and consent we recommend you to immediately remove the information that could potentially be recorded in our database regarding your click or view. Although none of your personal identifiable information can be collected with grabify.link URLs and IP-loggers, this measure will help you to minimize the risk of making your personal information available to someone else. You can remove the record with your personal information from grabify.link database by providing us with the short URL that you clicked or the URL that you viewed and letting us to detect your current IP address in order to find and remove it from our database via "Remove my data from grabify.link" function available on the main page. Please note that if your IP address has changed since you clicked on short URL, or viewed a webpage with an invisible logger generated by someone using grabify.link, and you don't know what your IP address was at the time, it may not be possible to identify your record in the database as it doesn't have an information that can identify you.
Please see clause 13 if you wish to exercise any of these rights (as relevant).
10. Your Right To Lodge A Complaint With A Supervisory Authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy you might have, you may have the right under data privacy laws in your country (where applicable) to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority in your country (i.e. the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland) if you consider that we have infringed applicable data privacy laws when processing your personal data. This means the country where you are habitually resident, where you work or where the alleged infringement took place.
We endeavour to use appropriate technical and physical security measures to protect your personal data which is transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by us, from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access. These measures include: storing personal data in a private database which is accessed via an internal control panel protected with the username, password and IP address of our authorized users; storing hashed information as opposed to passwords and using secure cloud storage on Azure for database backups. Our service providers are also selected carefully and required to use appropriate protective measures.
As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Data transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of Data is at your own risk. Once we receive your Data, we will use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available.
In the event that there is an interception or unauthorised access to your personal data, we will not be liable or responsible for any resulting misuse of your personal information.
12. Updating The Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time in our sole discretion. If we make changes, we will send you an in app notification so that you can see what information we gather, how we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it.
13. Contacting Us