linkr Privacy and GDPR compliance

Effective: May 15, 2018

Privacy

Personal data deserves to be protected, particularly in educational contexts. So, linkr has always ensured that your personal information is protected. Our procedures guarantee that you control the information you share on linkr and enable you to know who can see your content. You can access or remove any or all of your data from linkr, and we ensure the following of all applicable data protection and privacy laws.

GDPR Compliance

As of May 15, 2018, we have updated our terms to reflect that linkr follows the requirements of the European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018.

For linkr, achieving GDPR compliance was easy!

Our company’s values and mission has always guaranteed that users have complete control over all the data provided to linkr. Users control the visibility of the information they submit and publish using linkr’s publishing and collaboration tools and linkr protects that data.

As our company has always focused on guaranteeing that users control their information, confirming that our practices and policies comply with GDPR regulations has been in large part a matter of articulating our practices more effectively. This enhanced privacy page is part of that improved communication.

Here are some general ways linkr satisfies GDPR requirements:

  • There are no ads on linkr.
  • No user data provided to linkr is ever shared with any other company, apart from that which is shared with linkr’s hosting companies.
  • Users control the visibility of content submitted to linkr.
  • Users can delete any content submitted to linkr at their discretion.
  • Users can access any and all data they’ve contributed to linkr at any time.
  • Users can delete their linkr accounts and all associated content.

Data Gathering

When you use linkr, we may collect and store your Internet Protocol address. We may collect information about your mobile device (such as device or browser type), information you send us (such as an email address and your name, used to register or communicate with us), and information about what linkr pages you access, and referral information. We do so to offer users the best user experience and to protect users against SPAM.

When you provide content to linkr, in the form of original content or comments on other users’ content, or when you explore linkr, this information about your use may be used to help us suggest other linkr material that may interest you. For example, if you are viewing and commenting on material about a new form of medical treatment in Portugal, you may be shown other material related to either Portugal or health care.

When you create your linkr account and authenticate via a third-party service like Twitter or Facebook, we may collect, store, and periodically update the contact lists associated with that third-party account, so you can connect with existing contacts from that service who are on linkr.

Users who purchase paid services must provide personal and financial information required to process those transactions. Be assured, we only collect as much information as is necessary

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies and other tracking technologies (like Google Analytics) to help us recognize your visit and track visitors' use of and interaction with the Services. We use Google Analytics to improve our site and user experience, and have enabled certain features within Google Analytics including their DoubleClick platform, demographic and interest reporting, and a remarketing tool. Some of these features, in particular the remarketing tool, are advertising features.If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies, but should be aware that certain features of our Services may not function properly without them. You can also visit the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative pages to opt-out of cookies. To opt-out of third party tracking technologies used on our Services, please click here (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Data Storage

If you are outside the United States, you should know that any personally identifiable information you enter into the Services will be transferred out of your country and into the United States, and possibly to other countries, as much of our data is stored in the cloud. By using the Services, you consent to such transfer and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country. We currently store data in data centers provided by Microsoft Azure (see https://azure.microsoft.com) for information on their security practices).

Age

We do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us at [email protected] If we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we'll delete it.

Otherwise private Information published on linkr

Some users may elect to publicly post personally identifying or sensitive information about themselves in their normal use of our Services. Information voluntarily posted in publicly visible parts of our Services, is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. We don't control it; you do, so it is up the user to be responsible for information publicly shared at linkr. Voluntarily publicizing such information means that you lose any privacy rights you might normally have with regards to that information and it may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications, like spam. Please be careful about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through our Services.

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