Privacy Policy

At PasteCode.io, we take your privacy and GDPR very seriously. For this reason, we take all safety precautions and comply with the regulations.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting PasteCode.io; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged-in user. The cookies PasteCode.io sets are essential for the operation of the website, or are used for performance or functionality. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.

When you use PasteCode.io various cookies get stored.

  • 'user' - is used to store PasteCode.io user-id and JWT. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: Various.
  • 'tos_accepted' - is used to remember Terms of Service and Privacy Policy accepted status while creating snippet. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: 1 year.
  • '__gads' - is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. It serves purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on our domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking. Retention period: Various.
  • '__cfduid' - is used by Cloudflare and used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary. Retention period: 30 days.
  • '_ga_*' - is used by Google Analytics. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking. Retention period: 1 year.
  • '_gid' - is used by Google Analytics to store and count page views. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking. Retention period: 1 day.
  • '_gcl_au' - is used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
  • 'CookieConsent' - is used for Cookie Consent pop-up. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: 1 year.
  • '_dc_gtm_UA-*' - is used by Google Analytics to store a number of service requests. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking. Retention period: 1 minute.
  • '_gat_UA-*' - is used by Google Analytics to store a number of service requests. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking. Retention period: 1 minute.
  • 'new_registration' - is used to reminder email verification to newly registered users. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: Until verification.
  • 'G_AUTHUSER_H' - is used by Login via Google feature. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: None.
  • 'G_ENABLED_IDPS' - is used by Login via Google feature. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: None.
  • '_hj*': - is used by Hotjar. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking. You can click link below for more information about their cookies. https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookie-Information . If you want to know more about Hotjar or opt-out, you can read the section about it below.
  • '__stripe*' - is used by Stripe. The main purpose of this analytics and fraud prevention. Retention period: 1 year
  • 'banner_*' - is used for showing or hiding promotional or announcement banners. Retention period: Various

Our use of cookies and tracking

PasteCode.io uses cookies to make interactions with our service easy and meaningful. We use cookies (and similar technologies, like HTML5 localStorage) to keep you logged in, remember your preferences, and provide information for future development of PasteCode.io.

Google Analytics

Our website (https://pastecode.io) and blog (https://blog.pastecode.io) uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, www.google.com (“Google Analytics” or “Google”). Google Analytics employs cookies that are stored on your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension “anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from EU/EEA member states. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to our website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google states that it will never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly as noted elsewhere in this Privacy Policy. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Google Analytics also offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provide you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit any information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services, we may engage. Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used. You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en . For the cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has self-certified pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework ).

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager ("GTM") is a tag management system to manage JavaScript and HTML tags used for tracking and analytics on websites. Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used to measure traffic and visitor behaviour: to understand the effect of online advertising and social channels; to set up remarketing and orientation towards target groups; and to test and optimize websites. GTM makes it easier for us to integrate and manage our tags. We use GTM on our website.

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Ads Conversion Tracking
  • Hotjar

If you have performed deactivation, GTM takes this deactivation into account. For more information about GTM’s privacy practices can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and terms of use at https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/

Remarketing and Retargeting

We've activated Google Analytics Advertising Features. You can opt-out from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Adsense

We are using Google Adsense as a revenue program. Google Adsense advertising cookies enables to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

You can opt-out via visiting https://www.google.com/settings/ads

You can opt-out third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting https://youradchoices.com

For additional information please visit https://www.cookiechoices.org

Google Ads

We are using conversion tracking to collect ads' return of investment.

Google Invisible reCAPTCHA

We are using Google Invisible reCAPTCHA in snippet creation form to prevent spams. Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service will apply.

Hotjar

Hotjar is a product experience insights tool that gives us behavior analytics and feedback data to help us empathize with and understand our users through tools like Heatmaps, Session Recordings, Surveys, and an Incoming Feedback widget. You can check blog post and their privacy policy for detailed information about Hotjar. If you want to opt-out from Hotjar as a visitor, you can follow their instructions .

Stripe

We use Stripe for payment, analytics, and other business services. Stripe collects identifying information about the devices that connect to its services. Stripe uses this information to operate and improve the services it provides to us, including for fraud detection. You can learn more about Stripe and read its privacy policy at https://stripe.com/gb/privacy .

When you click the buy button on the Pro Membership page, you will be redirected to the Stripe Checkout page. As PasteCode.io, we do not have your credit card information, in other words, all card transactions pass over Stripe. We only store and process data about your order such as quantity, product, prices etc.

Google Optimize

Google Optimize is an online split-testing tool from Google that plugs into your website and enables you to experiment with different ways of delivering your content. It facilitates three types of testing – A/B testing, multivariate testing, and redirect tests. Optimize is typically used for conversion rate optimization (CRO). We are using Google Optimize for A/B tests and showing banners. Google Optimize utilizes Analytics cookies to target content variants to a user and a content experiment cookie to determine a user's participation in an experiment. For more information: https://support.google.com/optimize/answer/6292487?hl=en&ref_topic=6315913

Logs

We collect personal data through our internet access/error logs. When you access our website, create snippet, like snippet, report snippet, run snippet, register, login, forgot password request etc. (any action); your IP address and User Agent are automatically collected and placed in our logs (i.e., log files on server or database). We also record the URLs of the websites and pages you visit, the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, user agent information, browser type and version, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data, number of visits, websites from which you accessed our site (Referrer), and websites that are accessed by your system via our site, email address, user identification number. The processing of this data is necessary for the provision and the security of our website. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We can link these data to certain individuals for tracing user / visitor specific issues. After the processing for the mentioned purposes, the data will be deleted in maximum 20 days.

Email Address

After creating snippet, if you use "send snippet detail form", we may log your email address as we do for all other user actions. These data won't be sold, shared with 3rd parties or won't be used for any marketing material.

User Account

We store your user nick name and email address which you provided while registering PasteCode.io.

Your user's password one-way hashed then saved our database. But you should always choose a strong password. If you want to extract all data, you can send an email to [email protected] Also; you can purge all your data and delete your account by visiting profile page.

If you login/register via one of Social Logins (for example: Google), we will store your id_token metadata in our database. Please check OAuth providers privacy policies for more information.

Your user account information won't be sold, shared with 3rd parties or won't be used for any marketing material.

Changes to the Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time and will note the date of any updates. In the event of any material and significant changes we will endeavour to provide a more prominent notice of the changes to this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

You have the following rights:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • In principle, you have the right to receive information on the points mentioned in Art. 15 GDPR. You also have the right to request a copy of your personal data in accordance with Art. 15 (3) GDPR.
  • Right to rectification or erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR)
  • You have the right to have incorrect personal data corrected. In addition, you have the right to demand that your personal data is deleted if further processing is no longer necessary, if the processing is unlawful or if you have withdrawn your consent.
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • If the conditions in Art. 18 GDPR are met, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted, i.e. to prevent further processing for the time being.
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • If the processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 (1)e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing if the further requirements of Art. 21 GDPR are met.
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Within the limits of Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data in a machine-readable format in order to forward it or have it forwarded to another controller.

You can require this by sending us an email at [email protected]

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the location of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the applicable data protection laws and regulations.

Last Update: 24.11.2021