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.

1- Our use of cookies and tracking

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.
  • '_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
  • 'cookie_banner_accepted' - is used for cookie consent banner. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functional. Retention period: 1 year.
  • '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.
  • '_pk_*' - is used by Matomo. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking / Analytics. Retention period: various. You can check details on https://matomo.org/faq/general/faq_146/
  • 'matomo__*' - is used by Matomo. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking / Analytics. Retention period: various. You can check details on https://matomo.org/faq/general/faq_146/
  • 'mtm_*' - is used by Matomo. The main purpose of this cookie is: Tracking / Analytics. Retention period: various. You can check details on https://matomo.org/faq/general/faq_146/

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.

hCaptcha

We use the hCaptcha anti-bot service (hereinafter "hCaptcha") on our website. This service is provided by Intuition Machines, Inc., a Delaware US Corporation ("IMI"). hCaptcha is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a login page or contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, hCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website or mobile app visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website or mobile app visitor enters a part of the website or app with hCaptcha enabled. For the analysis, hCaptcha evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website or app, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to IMI. hCaptcha analysis in the "invisible mode" may take place completely in the background. Website or app visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place if the user is not shown a challenge. Data processing is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (DSGVO): the website or mobile app operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam. IMI acts as a "data processor" acting on behalf of its customers as defined under the GDPR, and a "service provider" for the purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). For more information about hCaptcha and IMI's privacy policy and terms of use, please visit the following links: https://www.hcaptcha.com/privacy and https://www.hcaptcha.com/terms

Matomo

1- About Matomo

Matomo is an open source web analytics platform. A web analytics platform is used by a website owner in order to measure, collect, analyse and report visitors data for purposes of understanding and optimizing their website. If you would like to see what Matomo looks like, you can access a demo version at: https://demo.matomo.cloud.

2- Purpose of the processing

Matomo is used to analyse the behaviour of the website visitors to identify potential pitfalls; not found pages, search engine indexing issues, which contents are the most appreciated… Once the data is processed (number of visitors reaching a not found pages, viewing only one page…), Matomo is generating reports for website owners to take action, for example changing the layout of the pages, publishing some fresh content… etc.

Matomo is processing the following personal data:

  • Cookies
  • IP address
  • User ID & Email
  • Custom Dimensions
  • Location of the user
  • Date and time
  • Title of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
  • Screen resolution
  • Time in local timezone
  • Link clicks to an outside domain
  • User Agent of the browser
  • Form interactions
  • Pages generation time

The processing of personal data with Matomo is based on legitimate interests, or: The processing of personal data with Matomo is based on explicit consent. Your privacy is our highest concern. That's why we will not process any personal data with Matomo unless you give us clear explicit consent.

3- The legitimate interests

Processing your personal data such as cookies is helping us identify what is working and what is not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not and how we can organize the structure of the website better. Our team is benefiting from the processing of your personal data, and they are directly acting on the website. By processing your personal data, you can profit from a website which is getting better and better. Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.

4- Recipient of the personal data

The personal data received through Matomo are sent to: Our service provider: Hetzner (https://www.hetzner.com/) - Germany

5- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you think that the way we process your personal data with Matomo analytics is infringing the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

6- Whether the provision of personal data is part of a statutory or contractual requirement; or obligation and possible consequences of failing to provide the personal data

If you wish us to not process any personal data with Matomo, you can opt-out from it at any time.

Also you can open browser's Do Not Track feature. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761

7- Retention period or criteria used to determine the retention period

We are keeping the personal data captured within Matomo for 365 days. Also you can request instant deletion from [email protected] before retention period.

8- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and information about how decisions are made, the significance and the consequences

Matomo is not doing any profiling.

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

2- Logs

We collect personal data through our internet access/error logs. When you access our website, create snippet, like snippet, report 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 15 days.

We are using logging as a service solution from LogDNA and all logs are stored in their data center with 15 days retention time. You can check their privacy policy and gdpr page for more information.

3- User Account

We store your user nick name and email address which you provided while registering PasteCode.io. In addition, your IP address information are saved along with your user account information. Unlike in logs, these records are not deleted as long as your account active.

Your account's nickname will be shown publicly on snippet detail page. So please choose wisely.

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.

We are using Gravatar as a avatar solution. Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload an image and create your public profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site (like PasteCode.io), your Gravatar image and public profile will automatically follow you there. Gravatar is a product of Automattic, Inc. and is covered by their privacy policy. Gravatar needs your hashed email address to show your selected avatar. Gravataring an email address (MD5 hashing) is effectively making a single ID that identifies you publicly. Even if you never signed up with Gravatar. This ID can be found on other sites, so if someone does a full transitive search across all public Internet forums, they could see what the same ID has posted. So, if you don't want to show your avatar (email hash) publicly, you can disable it from the profile page.

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.

5- 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: 06.11.2020