Effective Date: July 23th, 2018
Information We Collect
When You Create a Pimpurl Link
One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites. When you create a Pimpurl Link, Pimpurl collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL. Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl Link on a social networking platform, the name of the platform and your username on that platform.
When You Interact With a Pimpurl 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.
Pimpurl may use third-party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) to provide certain functions in our Services.
To enable us to infer the location from the IP addresses of computers or devices that visit our website or click, view or interact with Pimpurl links as described in this policy, we receive IP-based location information from our third-party service provider. We also receive business contact information of our business customer contacts and prospects from our third party service provider.
Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
Pimpurl cookies also allow Pimpurl to track when you have clicked on a Pimpurl Link. Each click of a Pimpurl Link is tracked using a unique identifier assigned to you in one or more cookies stored by your web browser and associated with Pimpurl. 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, Pimpurl Links you click, Pimpurl Links you create.
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.
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 Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl link on a computer connected to your residential WiFi network, and you soon thereafter clicked on a Pimpurl link on a mobile device connected to the same WiFi network, we may infer that a single individual created and clicked on the Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl 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.
Pimpurl Links You Create
Much of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. For example, when you create a Pimpurl Link, the original URLs you have shortened and the corresponding Pimpurl Links are publicly available.
Information We Share With Customers
Information You Elect to Share
When creating a Pimpurl Link, you can share that Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy or as otherwise allowed by law.
Information Disclosed for the Protection of Pimpurl 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 Pimpurl 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).
EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD AND SWISS-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD
Pimpurl, Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We are committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Economic Area (EEA) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. [https://www.privacyshield.gov]
Pimpurl, Inc. is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under each Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Pimpurl, Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EEA and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Pimpurl, Inc. is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, we may disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Please direct any inquiries or complaints regarding our compliance with the Principles to the point of contact listed in the “Questions” section below. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider at https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield. JAMS is located in the United States and their services are provided at no cost to you.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website [https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint], you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
The information you provide may be transferred, processed and/or accessed by us in the United States or another country where we (or our service providers) operate.
If you are located in the European Economic Area, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our Processing of your Personal Information violates applicable law.