Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of picca.io  ("Picca", "we" or "us") on the collection, use, security and disclosure of information about you on https://picca.io (the "Site") and the services, features, content or applications offered by Picca (collectively with the Site, the "Services"). It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. Picca receives information about you from various sources, such as: (i) when you register for the Site and the Services, through your user account with Picca (your "Account"); (ii) when you use the Services; and (iii) from third party websites and services. When you use the Services, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. The information you provide may be transferred, processed and/or accessed by us in the United States or another country where we (or our service providers) operate.

WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVER?

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of the information gathered by Picca when you use or access the Services. This Privacy Policy also covers Picca treatment of any information about you that Picca business partners share with Picca or that Picca shares with its business partners. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of other businesses that Picca does not own or control, including other companies' websites, services and applications ("Third Party Services") that you can access through the Services, such as Facebook or Twitter, or to individuals that Picca does not manage or employ. While we attempt to partner with only those Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES Picca COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

The information we collect is primarily used to provide the Services, to process and complete any transactions, to respond to inquiries, to personalize and improve the Services, to monitor and analyze usage and trends of the Services, and to allow our business partners to understand how you interact with our Services, as described in this Policy. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some information about you. We collect the following types of information from our users.

Registered User Information: When you create an Account, we will collect personal information from you, such as your name and email address. If you create an Account using your login from another account, such as Facebook or Twitter, we will access and collect the personal information about you that the account provides (which is based on your privacy settings), so that you can create your Account with us. We use your contact information to send you information about our Services. You may unsubscribe from receiving certain types of these messages through your Account settings, although Picca reserves the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as for administrative and account management purposes.

Note regarding children: We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

URL Information: One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites ("Picca Links"). When you create a Picca Link, Picca collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL and, if you are logged in to your Account, we will associate that information with your Account. Picca also collects and stores your IP address, the time and date on which you shortened the original URL, and when you share the Picca Link and information on the channels through which the Picca Link was shared.

Metrics and Analytics: Picca collects information about accesses (such as clicks) of every Picca Link created through the Services. This information includes, but is not limited to: (i) the IP address and physical location of the devices accessing the PiccaLink; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; and (iv) information about sharing of the Picca Link on Third Party Services such as Twitter and Facebook. This information is used by Picca and its partners to improve their websites and services by, for example, providing value-added features, and to analyze clicks on Picca Links, for example, to understand how, when and where Picca Links are clicked.

 

Information Collected From Third Party Services: Some features of the Services allow you to share your content and Picca Links through your accounts with other companies such as Facebook and Twitter. If you choose to connect Picca to such Third Party Services, we may collect information related to your use of those Third Party Services, such as authentication tokens that allow us to connect to your Third Party Service accounts. We will ask you for permission before you authorize our collection of this information. We will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. We may also collect information about how you are using the Services to interact with those connected Third Party Services. Note that Third Party Services may have the ability to restrict the information that is provided to us based on your privacy settings of that account.

Information Collected Automatically:

Cookie Policy: Picca and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

 

WHAT INFORMATION IS SHARED?

The service is designed to share a short URL so we do just that. We share the shortened URL produced, and essentially the place you want visitors to reach when it is clicked. Outside of that, we don’t share anything. If you have a member account we will share metrics of your shortened URLs with you, but not with 3rd parties. We do use Google Analytics and with that, some data is tracked but you have that with just about every website you visit.

Picca Links and Usage Information: Much of your activity on and through the service is public by default. This includes, but is not limited to:

 

Registered users may have some of this information associated with their Accounts. Unregistered users will not have this association, but, as described above, Picca collects and stores information concerning their use of the Services (such as what Picca Links they click on, when they clicked, the IP address of their computers when they clicked, etc.) through the use of cookies and automatically collected information.

IP Address Information: While we collect and store IP address information, that information is not shared publicly. As described above, we may share IP address information we collect when you create or click an Picca Link with our business partners, service providers and other organizations with whom we conduct business for the purposes described in this policy.

Information You Elect to Share: When creating a Picca Link, you can share that Picca Link through Third Party Services. Any information that you elect to distribute through Third Party Services is provided to them and may then become accessible to users of those services. You can also access other Third Party Services through the Services.

 

User Profile Information:

User profile information including your username, Twitter handle and Facebook account name (to the extent you have linked your Account with those services), and other information you enter may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. Users' email addresses will not be revealed to other users by Picca.

Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers: We may transfer and/or provide information about our users in connection with an acquisition, sale of company assets, or other situation where user information would be transferred as one of our business assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information. In such a case, the acquirer of Picca may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy.

Information Disclosed for the Protection of Picca and Others: Picca may access, read, preserve, and disclose any information it collects when it has a good faith belief that doing so is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with a law, regulation, or compulsory legal request, including process from a governmental law enforcement or national security agency (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Picca, its users, and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

 

HOW IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?

Your Account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You can prevent unauthorized access to your account by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. Picca endeavors to protect the information it collects about its users using industry-standard security processes and controls, however, despite these efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable and Picca does not guarantee or warrant that such measures will prevent unauthorized access to the information about you that is stored by Picca. In the event we experience a breach of security, we will promptly notify you if your personal information has been compromised, in accordance with applicable law. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at support@Picca.io WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE AND WHAT INFORMATION OF MINE CAN I ACCESS? You don't need an account to create Picca Links and you can use the link shortener without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that is collected about you individually.

 

Upon request, Picca will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. In order to identify you, we may need to request additional information from you in order to respond to your request. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by logging into your account or contacting us at support@Picca.com. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. In certain circumstances, we may be required by law to retain your personal information or may need to retain your personal information in order to continue providing a service.

 

Picca acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information. Picca has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct their query to the Picca's Client (the data controller). If requested to remove data we will respond within a reasonable timeframe. In certain circumstances, we may be required by law to retain your personal information or may need to retain your personal information in order to continue providing a service. If you are a registered user, you can access information associated with your Account by logging into the Site. This information includes a history of the URLs you have shortened and access to the metrics pages for those URLs. You can deactivate your Account at any time through your Account settings page. If you deactivate your Account, you will no longer be able to access or use the Services. Please note that in the interest of ensuring that existing Picca Links continue to function for all of our users, the Picca Links that you have created and shared cannot be deleted or disabled (even if your Account is deactivated), and any shortening and sharing activity that has already occurred on your Account also cannot be deleted (but your user history can be set to private from within your Account settings). If you have concerns about any unauthorized use of your Account, please contact us at support@Picca and we will disable future shortening activity on your Account.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE ARE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY?

Picca may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make material changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Services or sending you an email and we will indicate when those changes will become effective. You are agreeing to be bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Services after those changes become effective.