Url Shortener: Privacy Policy

Section 1 – What information do we collect

Url Shortener is an extension that lets you shorten site addresses (urls) and generate QR Codes with shortened url encoded. The extension uses one of the selected url shortening services.

As such we need to be able to collect certain information about you and your devices to offer a secure and stable service. Below we outline what we collect:

E-mail & IP address

We don’t store your emails and IP-addresses. But when you visit our site your IP address is kept by web server software for 7 days for logging purposes.

Payment information

We don’t collect your payment information.

Billing Address

We don’t collect your billing address information.

Unique Identifiers for each device

We don’t store any identifiers of your devices. But when you use our website we use cookies to collect usage statistics without any personal data.

User generated information

We don’t collect any information generated by our users and even have no access to it.

Section 2 – How do I manage my information

There is no information you can edit because we don’t collect such information.

If you have any additional questions, you can always email support-url.shortener@gmail.com with your request.

Section 3 – Third party services

We cannot build all services required to operate on our own, and thus rely on third party services in these cases. To function these third-party services will come in contact with some of your data (url of a page you want to shorten, cookies, etc.), please see the list below for a breakdown of what and how. We carefully select which third party services we use, and take great care to make sure they meet our rigorous standards.

Below is a list of all third-party services used by this extension, and how they relate to your personal information:


To be able to develop Url Shortener in the best and most efficient way possible, we use analytics tools to get a high level, aggregated view of patterns in our product. The following services are used for that. All data used is anonymized and aggregated, and can’t be tied back to you.

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Tag Manager
  • WordPress Jetpack


In some cases we will sell advertising in the Url Shortener via third party ad networks. Extension will notify you in the correct manner and inform you about the privacy implications of this. We may also buy ads on other platforms to attempt to grow our business. Below is a list of the networks we use (planning to use).

  • Google AdWords
  • Google AdMob


To sharpen Url Shortener’ look-and-feel, we use 3rd party services that deliver fonts and allow us to purchase the correct font licenses. These are:

  • Adobe TypeKit
  • Mozilla‘s Hosted Fonts
  • Google Fonts

Url shortening services

To shorten urls we use 3rd party services. These are:

  • Bit.ly
  • Clck.ru
  • Tiny.cc
  • Cutt.ly
  • Ow.ly

Updates to this list can happen over time, and to stay updated check please this document sometimes.

Section 4 – Consent

How do you get my consent?

From first page load your IP address will be stored on our servers for logging purposes. These logs are stored for 7 days and then deleted without backups. We need to do this to guard against abuse.

Analytics cookies are set and administered under our Cookie Policy page. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for that.

For all other personal data listed above, it is simply a result of you taking voluntary action and a result of us following our contractual obligation requested by you.

How do I withdraw my consent?

For cookie related matters, please see our Cookie Policy for details on how cookies are withdrawn.

Section 5 – Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or a breach in our Terms of Service requires us to do so. We will notify you via your listed e-mail or contact address in accordance with the law if and when this happens.

Section 6 – Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Upon material breaches of security that affect personal identifiable information, we will take all necessary action to inform you and the correct authorities about it.

Section 7 – Cookies

Please see our Cookie Policy for details on how cookies are used, stored and consented.

Section 8 – Age Of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

Section 9 – Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. If we are acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

Questions And Contact Information

If you would like to: access any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information open a ticket with support-url.shortener@gmail.com.