Privacy Policy

gdURL is a public service provided for the greater good. Your privacy is very important to us. Please review this Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information may be collected and used. This policy may be changed at any time without notice, however you may receive notifications about Privacy Policy updates by following @gdURL on Twitter.

Your Concessions

As a condition of using gdURL, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. gdURL understands that your privacy is important to you. You do, however, agree that gdURL may monitor or disclose any personal information if required to do so in order to comply with a valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order), or as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy. Information collected by gdURL may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which gdURL or its agents maintain facilities. By using gdURL, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

IP Address

Your IP address may be logged whenever creating a new permalink on gdURL or viewing the statistics for an existing permalink on gdURL. This is done for internal record-keeping and for reference in case any potential abuses of gdURL are detected.

Google Drive File Data

When a gdURL permalink is created, the publicly-available meta data provided by Google Drive is recorded. This is retained solely for the purposes of allowing your gdURL permalink to continue functioning properly. If ever a permalink's Google Drive file is Not Found (404), all content and statistics related to that permalink may be permanently deleted from gdURL.

The permalinks you create with gdURL may be made available for display on for the general public to browse. Permalinks may be included in this display by default, though you may exclude any of your own permalinks by modifying its preferences on its statistics page, but you must either be connected through Google Drive with the same account or using the same valid IP address from which the permalink was created.

Connecting with Google Drive

By connecting your Google Drive account to gdURL, you are allowing gdURL access to your Google Drive files and folders. Your files and folders are never examined or modified by gdURL except to immediately fulfill an action initiated by you. The only such modification gdURL may perform on your Google Drive files or folders is to alter permissions so that the individually-requested object (file or folder) may be made accessible by anyone with the object's URL. This permission alteration is required to allow a gdURL permalink to be created because the permalink would be unable to function otherwise.

Connecting Google Drive to gdURL requires that the bare minimum is recorded about your Google Drive account. Specifically, only a single field is recorded by gdURL: your Google Drive unique account ID. This is recorded solely to allow you to be automatically connected to Google Drive from gdURL. No other information about your Google Drive account, including files and folders, is ever known by gdURL, even when listing such details for your interaction on gdURL.

Third-Party Advertising

gdURL allows third-party companies to servce ads and/or collect anonymouse information. Such companies may use non-personally-identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements likely to be of interest to you. A cookie is typically used to collect said information. To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out, visit Network Advertising Initiative.

Last updated January 27, 2014 at 7:50am PST