Written by Maxim Makedonskyi 12.April 2020


What Information Does godli.be 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 (“godli.be Links”, or “godli.bes”). godli.be collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL and, if you are logged in to your Account, we will associate that information with your Account. godli.be also collects and stores the time and date on which you shortened the original URL and when you share the godli.be Link, information on the channels through which the godli.be Link was shared.

User Information:

When you create an Account, we will collect personal information from you, such as your name and email address. If you create an Account using your login from another account, such as Facebook or Twitter, we will access and collect the personal information about you that the account provides (which is based on your privacy settings), so that you can create your Account with us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13, we will take necessary steps to delete such information from our systems upon notification.

Metrics and Analytics:

godli.be collects information about accesses (such as clicks) of every godli.be 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 godli.be Link; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; and (iv) information about sharing of the godli.be Link on Third Party Services such as Twitter and Facebook. These metrics and analytics are used by godli.be and its partners to improve their websites and services by, for example, providing value-added features.


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.

godli.be 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 godli.be Links, the time and date those URLs were shortened, and metrics and analytics information for your godli.be Links, as described above;
  • Aggregate non-personal information about what godli.be Links you have clicked on and associated metrics and analytics information, as described above; and

Registered users may have some of this information associated with their Accounts. Unregistered users will not have this association, but information concerning their use of the Services (such as what godli.be Links they click on, when they clicked, from where they clicked, etc.) is tracked anonymously through the use of cookies and stored by godli.be.

For registered users, some of this information is publicly accessible through a unique URL, which you can make non-public through your Account settings when you are logged in. Removing access to the unique URL does not, however, make this information non-public, and it may still be accessible through other means, such as godli.be’s API services.

 This information enables them to do things like better understand how people use their products and services and other products and services, learn about the interests their users have and how our Services interoperate with their services, do product development, marketing optimization and research, and improve the relevancy of any online advertisements or marketing that is displayed through their services (or tailor it to your interests).

Please also remember that if you choose to provide information about you using certain features of the Services, then that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly available to others.

Information You Choose to Share:

When creating a godli.be Link, you can share that godli.be 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 links in the Statistics page for a godli.be 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 godli.be does not control nor is responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Services.

User Information:

User profile information including your username, Twitter handle and Facebook account name (to the extent you have linked your Account with those services), and other information you enter may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. Users’ email addresses will not be directly revealed to other users by godli.be.

Information Shared with Service Providers of godli.be:

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 We Share With You

We will share information about you when you instruct us to do so, such as when you share godli.be 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 Data Protected?

Your Account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You can prevent unauthorized access to your account by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

godli.be endeavors to protect the information it collects about its users using industry-standard security processes and controls, however, despite these efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable and godli.be does not guarantee or warrant that such measures will prevent unauthorized access to the information about you that is stored by godli.be. In the event we experience a breach of security, we will promptly notify you if your personal information has been compromised, in accordance with applicable law.

My Rights What Information of Mine could I see

You don’t need an account to create godli.be Links and you can use many of the features of the Services without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that is collected about you individually.

If you are a registered user, you can access information associated with your Account by logging into the Site. This information includes a history of the URLs you have shortened, and access to the metrics pages for those URLs. You can deactivate your Account at any time through your Account settings page. If you deactivate your Account, you will no longer be able to access or use the Services.

Please note that in the interest of ensuring that existing godli.be Links continue to function for all of our users, the godli.be Links that you have created and shared cannot be deleted or disabled (even if your Account is deactivated), and any shortening and sharing activity that has already occurred on your Account also cannot be deleted. If you have concerns about any unauthorized usage of your Account, please contact us at rwebmaster@rund-news.com and we will disable future shortening activity on your Account.

If you are not a registered user, you can access the metrics pages for your godli.be Links by adding the “+” symbol to the end of the URL.

What Happens When There Are Changes to this Privacy Policy?

godli.be 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. If we make material changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Services or sending you an email and we will indicate when those changes will become effective. You are agreeing to be bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Services after those changes become effective.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to: webmaster@rund-news.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

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