Effective Date: January 1st, 2023
Information We Collect
When You Register for a Bynd.li URL shortener Account
When you sign up for an Account, we may gather personal details from you, such as your name, phone number, company name, sector, job title, size of company, email address and sign-in credentials. If you create an Account using your account details from a third-party service, e.g. Google, Facebook, Apple or Twitter, we will collect and access the personal info they provide about you (which is contingent on your privacy settings with the third-party service) so that you can log in to your Account with us. We use your contact details to send you info about our Services and to correspond with you regarding your Account, your activities on our Website and Services, and policy changes. You may opt out from receiving certain types of these messages via your Account settings, however Bynd.li URL shortener still has the right to get in touch with you when we assess it as necessary, for example for administrative and account management reasons.
When You Create a Bynd.li URL shortener Link
It is possible to generate shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites through the Services of Bynd.li URL shortener (“Bynd.li URL shortener Links”) without signing up for an account. Bynd.li URL shortener will store the original and shortened URLs, as well as the IP address, geolocation data determined from the IP, the date and time of the link creation, and if shared on a social networking platform, the platform name and the user's username.
When You Interact With a Bynd.li URL shortener Link
Other Information We Automatically Collect
When you visit our Site, we automatically collect data such as (i) your location (geo) and an encrypted version of your IP address that is deleted periodically; (ii) details of the websites or services you visited; (iii) the time and date of access; (iv) device settings like browser type, operating system and language; and (v) cookie information. This data helps us and our authorized third parties to understand how frequently people use different parts of the Site and make improvements accordingly.
We may also obtain a confirmation when you open an email from us, which allows us to improve our customer service. Additionally, Bynd.li URL shortener may employ third-party APIs and SDKs to provide certain functions in our services.
Third Party Services
Some features of the services allow you to share your content and Bynd.li URL shortener Links with Third Party Services such as Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Google Ads, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Snapchat, Reddit, Quora, Pinterest and more. If you choose to connect Bynd.li URL shortener to such Third Party Services, we may request your permission to collect information related to your use of those Third Party Services, like authentication tokens that permit us to link to your Third Party Service accounts. This information will only be utilized for the specific purpose for which it was delivered to us. Additionally, we may collect data about how you are using the Services to interact with those linked Third Party Services. Be aware that Third Party Services may have the ability to restrict the information that is forwarded to us depending on your privacy settings on that account.
We can use the IP addresses of computers or devices that visit our website or interact with Bynd.li URL shortener links to infer their location. This is done with the help of a third-party service provider. Additionally, we obtain business contact information of our business customer contacts and prospects from the same third-party service provider.
Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
Most internet browsers offer the choice to turn off cookies which will stop your browser from taking in new cookies and (depending on the complexity of your browser software) permit you to choose whether to accept each new cookie in a variety of ways. If you opt to disable cookies, certain features of the Services will not be available. We do not acknowledge do-not-track signals as of now.
If you wish to opt-out of Bynd.li URL shortener Links, please contact us.
Note Regarding Children
We do not purposely collect any data from minors. If we are aware that we have obtained personal information from someone under the age of 13 (or any age specified by applicable laws), we will promptly remove such details from our records.
How We Use Information
Usage Across Devices
We may employ the data we obtain to deduce that an individual person has created or engaged with Bynd.li URL shortener links on various devices to determine, avert and prohibit illicit, fraudulent or illegitimate activity and inspect how people make use of our Services. For example, if you make a Bynd.li URL shortener link on a computer that is linked to your residential WiFi network and soon afterwards click on a Bynd.li URL shortener link on a mobile device that is connected to the same WiFi network, we can likely deduce that one person created and clicked on the Bynd.li URL shortener links as both occurrences were linked to the same IP address in the same period of time.
Other Legitimate Interests
We may use personal information for legitimate purposes, such as direct marketing, researching (including marketing research), safeguarding networks and information, preventing fraudulent, malicious and unlawful activities, or any other purpose made known to you when you provide your personal information or as allowed by law.
Information We Share
The Services are intended to enable you to share data with other people. Moreover, we offer Services to our Customers that use our Bynd.li URL shortener Link Metrics. As a consequence, the personal information collected because of your use of the Services is disclosed to the public and/or to certain third parties for the business purposes mentioned beneath.
Bynd.li URL shortener Links You Create
By default, most of the actions you take within the Services are visible to the public. For instance, when you create a Bynd.li URL shortener Link, the original URLs that have been shortened and the Bynd.li URL shortener Links will be publicly accessible.
If required by applicable law, when a Bynd.li URL shortening Account is registered with an email address hosted on a domain owned by an organization (e.g., an employer or educational institution where the user has an email account), we may disclose their email address and details about their Account, such as the number of links they have created, to that organization to assess their interest in setting up or managing an enterprise account or for other related objectives.
Information We Share With Customers
Information You Elect to Share
When making a Bynd.li URL shortener Link, you can share it through external services. Any data you decide to share with these services (like a post on a social network) might be accessible to users of those services. You can likewise access other external services through the Services (e.g. by clicking on links in the Statistics page for a Bynd.li URL shortener Link). We advise you to read the terms of services and privacy policies of these external services that you access through the Services as Bynd.li URL shortener does not control or take responsibility for the privacy practices of these Third Party Services.
Information Shared with Service Providers
We may hire and enter into agreements with third-party entities (our "Service Providers") to carry out certain tasks for us and under our direction. To fulfil certain business purposes, such as providing research and analytics on user behaviour and advertising products and services to users, processing payments, and providing email marketing and support services, it may be necessary to share information about you with our Service Providers. Our contracts with these Service Providers permit them to utilise your data just as essential to supply services to us. Subsequent transfers to third-parties are included in our contracts with our Service Providers.
Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers
In the event of a company asset sale, acquisition, or other similar transition of our user data, we will send out a notification to our users via email and/or a visible notice on our website. The recipient of our URL shortener (Bynd.li) may then use this information in accordance with this policy and any applicable laws.
Information Disclosed for the Protection of Bynd.li URL shortener and Others
Information We Share With Your Consent
When you direct us to do so, such as when you share Bynd.li URL shortener Links or content with others through the Services, we will provide information about you. This also applies when you intentionally utilize or direct us or the Services to interact with third parties, or when we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a certain way and you still offer it (for example, by posting it to a third-party Service).
Depending on where you are, your data may be transferred to nations outside the EU or European Economic Area (EEA) for processing or storage. These transmissions are required for us to fulfil the services mentioned in this policy.
To make sure that your information is secure, we make use of appropriate legal basis for each transfer. This includes Standard Contractual Clauses, which have been approved by the European Commission. Additionally, where applicable, we carry out data transfers in accordance with the adequacy decisions issued by the European Commission.
If you would like to know more about international data transfers, please contact us.
Your Account details are kept secure with a password for your confidentiality and safety. You can help stop unauthorised access to your Account by creating a strong password, implementing two-factor authentication, and by logging off after you have finished accessing your Account from your computer and browser.
Bynd.li URL shortener takes reasonable steps to safeguard the data it holds about its users, however, no security measure is infallible. Bynd.li URL shortener does not guarantee that such measures will stop unauthorised access to the user information stored by Bynd.li URL shortener. In the event of a breach of security, we will notify you if your personal information is affected, as required by law. For queries related to the security of your personal information, you can contact us at [email protected]
Choice and Access
You don't need to sign up for a Bynd.li URL shortener account to create links, and you can access a lot of features without registering. However, if you do create an account, you can access and make changes to your personal information stored with us. Once logged in, you can view a list of the URLs you have shortened, along with the metrics for each of them. If you would like to retrieve a copy of all the personal information, and request further information on how to obtain access to your information, please contact us.
You may delete your Account at any time from your Account settings page. Upon deletion, you will no longer have access to or be able to use the Services. If you are unable to access your Account, you can get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will respond to your query in a reasonable timeframe. If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you have the right to ask for your personal data to be amended, updated or deleted. You may also have the right to obtain a copy of your personal data being processed and to object to, or ask that we limit, certain types of processing.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you may contact us. We will then ask you to authenticate yourself through your Bynd.li URL shortener account. If you do not have an account, Bynd.li URL shortener will be unable to identify and verify that you created or clicked on a Bynd.li URL shortener link.
You may be able to have an authorized representative to act on your behalf, depending on the applicable law. You will need to provide a written authorization in either physical or digital form, as required by the law. In some cases, we may be legally obligated to keep your personal information.
To ensure that all our users can keep using the existing Bynd.li URL shortener Links, these Links may not be deleted or deactivated even if you delete your Account. Any shortening and sharing activity which has already happened on your Account also may not be removed. If you have any worries about any unapproved use of your Account, you can delete your Account through your Account settings or contact us. Please see the Cookies section for any other options you may have.
If you are a resident of California, you may ask for access to, or deletion of, your data. You can also ask for information regarding how we collect, employ, and reveal your personal information. We will not discriminate you for exercising your choices and privileges. The Information We Collect section explains the categories of personal information we gathered in the course of the preceding twelve months, and their sources. The How We Use Information section outlines our businesses' reasons for collecting personal information.
If you are situated in the European Economic Area, you have the right to submit a complaint to a regulatory body if you feel our handling of your Personal Data does not abide by applicable law.
If you have any queries or worries concerning privacy while using the Services, please send us a comprehensive message to: [email protected] or [email protected]. We will strive to address your issues.