PasteNord.Org Privacy Statement

Thank you for entrusting PasteNord Organization with your pastes and your personal information. Holding onto your private information is a serious responsibility, and we want you to know how we're handling it.

In Short Hacks
We only collect the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us; we don't sell it to third parties; and we only use it as this Privacy Policy describes. Capitalized terms below have the same meaning as in the Terms of Service. Of course, the short version doesn't tell you everything, so please read on for more details!


What information PasteNord collects and why 


Information from website browsers 
We collect basic information that most websites collect when anyone visits our Website, whether they have an account or not. To do this, we use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. The information we collect in this manner includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the date and time of each visitor request. 

We collect this information to better understand how our website visitors use our site and to monitor and protect the security of the Website. 

Information you provide to create an account; User Personal Information 
If you create an account, we require some basic information at the time of account creation. You will create your own username and password, and we will ask you for a valid email account. You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include "User Personal Information." 

"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our users who could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or her. Information such as a username and password, and email address, a real name, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.” IP addresses potentially can constitute User Personal Information, though they are not usually used in that manner. 

User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally-identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, improve, and optimize our Website and Service. 

We collect User Personal Information for the following purposes: 
 ▶ To create your account, and to provide the services you request. 
 ▶ To identify you on PasteNord. 
 ▶ To fill out your profile and share that profile with other users if you ask us to. 
 ▶ For security, anti-fraud, and other similar purposes when necessary 
 ▶ To communicate with you, if you've said that's okay, and for any additional reasons you’ve said are okay. Please see our section on email communication for more information. 
 ▶ We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement. If we need to use your User Personal Information for other purposes, we will ask your permission first. You can always see what information we have, how we're using it, and what permissions you have given us in your user profile.

What information PasteNord does not collect 
We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information. Although PasteNord does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you might store this kind of information in your account, such as in a paste. If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are in the United States. 

We do not intentionally collect information that is stored in your pastes or other free-form content inputs. Information in your pastes belongs to you, and you are responsible for it, as well as for making sure that Your Content complies with our Terms of Service. PasteNord employees do not access private pastes unless required to for security or maintenance, or for support reasons, with the consent of the paste owner. 

If your paste is public, anyone (including us) may view its contents. If you have included private or sensitive information in your public paste, such as email addresses, that information may be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. In addition, while we do not generally search for content in your pastes, we may scan our servers for certain tokens or security signatures. 

If you're a child under the age of 13, you may not have an account on PasteNord. PasteNord does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a user who is under the age of 13, we will, unfortunately, have to close your account. Please see our Terms of Service for information about account termination.

How we share the information we collect 
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes. We may make such information available to trusted third-party service providers who help us make the Website and Service available but subject to the strict requirements to limit usage to such purposes. You may request a list of such service providers, and the purpose for which your User Personal Information was shared with them, by contacting us. 

We do not disclose User Personal Information outside PasteNord, except in the situations listed in this section or in the section below on Compelled Disclosure. 

We allow others to display advertising on PasteNord. We use various third party ad networks to facilitate this process. These third-party ad networks might make use of tracking cookies to show targeted advertisements to you. We do not share ANY information about you with these third-party networks.

We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the same confidentiality of User Personal Information as described in this privacy statement. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Statement or in our Terms of Service. 

Public Information on PasteNord
Much of PasteNord is public-facing. If Your Content is public-facing, third parties may access and use it in compliance with our Terms of Service. We do not sell that content; it is yours. However, we do allow third parties, such as research organizations or archives, to compile public-facing Pastenord Organization information, excluding User Personal Information, per our Terms of Service.

Google Analytics 
We use Google Analytics as a third-party tracking service, but we don’t use it to track you individually or collect your User Personal Information. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our Website performs and how our users, in general, navigate through and use our services. This helps us evaluate our users' use of PasteNord; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our content and website performance. 

Google Analytics gathers certain information over time, such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, time stamp, and similar data about your use of PasteNord. We do not link this information to any of your personal information such as your username. 

PasteNord will not, nor will we authorize any third party to, use the Google Analytics tool to track our users individually; collect any User Personal Information other than IP address; or correlate your IP address with your identity. Google provides further information about its own privacy practices and offers a browser add-on to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking. 

Certain pages on our site may set other third-party cookies. For example, we may embed content, such as videos, from another site that sets a cookie. While we try to minimize these third party cookies, we can’t always control what cookies this third party content sets. 

"Do Not Track" is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third-party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time and we do not authorize third-party services to track your activity on our site beyond our basic Google Analytics tracking, which you may opt-out of here. Because we do not share this kind of data with third party services or permit this kind of third party data collection on PasteNord for any of our users, and we do not track our users on third-party websites ourselves, we do not need to respond differently to an individual browser's Do Not Track setting. 

If you are interested in turning on your browser’s privacy and Do Not Track settings, the Do Not Track website has browser-specific instructions.