gkurl.us Privacy Policy & Terms Of Service

Last modified: February 21, 2012

By using gkurl.us you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the accompanying Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, in our discretion, to change, modify and delete provisions of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time. If we do so, we will post the changes on this page or email you a notice, in each case indicating the effective date. Your continued use of the Site after such notice constitutes your acceptance of the modified Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, you are not permitted to use or access the Site. This Site is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone under 13 is unauthorized and in violation of these Terms of Use.

Rules of Conduct

You agree that you may only use the Site for your own personal and non-commercial purposes. You also agree that you will not do or permit to be done through your account or log-in any of the following:

You agree that gkurl.us may refuse your registration or terminate your access and account for violating these Terms of Use, for any behavior that is inconsistent with gkurl.us's image or values, or for any other reason, entirely in its discretion.

Site Content

You acknowledge that gkurl.us and its licensors own all rights, title and interest in all content on the Site , including but not limited to the Site's design, text, graphics and files, and their selection and arrangement (the Content ), and you agree not to modify, copy, distribute, frame, republish, display, post, transmit, or sell the Content, except as may be expressly permitted by gkurl.us. You may download and print reasonable portions of the Content, solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you leave intact all copyright notices and identifying information appearing on the original. You may not republish Site Content on any other website or business network or incorporate the information into any database or compilation. Any use of the Content not authorized by gkurl.us is prohibited.

All trademarks, logos, trade dress and service marks on Site, with the exemption of fair use material from other sites, are copyright of gkurl.us or its licensors and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without written permission.

Copyright Policy

It is gkurl.us's policy to respond promptly to claims of copyright infringement, and to remove, or disable access to, infringing material. If you believe that any of the Content or materials appearing on this Site contains infringing materials or infringing property, please send a notice to us at help at http://gkurl.us/contact or email [email protected]

Your notice should contain the following: a physical or electronic signature of a person (i.e., claimant) authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed; identification of the content or material claimed to be infringing; a reference or link to the infringing material or activity, or the subject of the infringing activity, including information to enable us to locate that material or reference; the address, telephone number or email address of the claimant; a statement that the claimant has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and a statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the claimant is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Links and References

This Site may contains links to websites operated by unrelated parties. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. gkurl.us does not control these sites and is not responsible for their contents. Our inclusion of these links does not imply any association with these sites or any endorsement or approval of the services, merchandise, materials or contents available from or on these sites. We do offer a reasonable sense of spam/link removal, and you can send us a tip at the report page and we may choose to take a reasonable action to the request.

This Site may also contain descriptions of or references to products, services, and firms. These references do not imply our endorsement of those products, services or entities. Under no circumstances shall any of our providers be liable for any loss or damage caused by a user's reliance on or exposure to information obtained from or contained on the Site. Rather, you are responsible to evaluate the information, advice, and other content available through the Site, and any products, services or firms referenced here.

If you decide to leave the Site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. In particular, you should review the terms of use and privacy policies of these sites, as they may differ from ours. Again, we do not control or review the usage terms or privacy practices of linked sites.


Privacy Policy

gkurl.us takes the private nature of your personal information very seriously. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit and use any website available from gkurl.us. Please read this notice very carefully. It is gkurl.us's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, gkurl.us. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. gkurl.us's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how gkurl.us visitors use its website. gkurl.us releases non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

gkurl.us also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. gkurl.us does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, but may disclose the information to third-parties for uses such as tracking for ads, and third party apps. Please be aware that gkurl.us cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, including those to which we link or whose products or services we reference. We encourage you to read the terms of use and privacy statements of each Web site you visit.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to gkurl.us websites choose to interact with gkurl.us in ways that require gkurl.us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that gkurl.us gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at gkurl.us to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with gkurl.us are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, gkurl.us collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with gkurl.us.** gkurl.us** does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information by adjusting their browser settings, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Information:

When you create an Account, you will provide information that could be Personal Information, such as your username, password and email address. You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you, and by creating an account on gkurl.us and providing Personal Information to us, you allow others, including gkurl.us, to identify you and therefore may not be anonymous. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, but only rarely when we feel such information is important. You may unsubscribe from these messages through your Account settings, although gkurl.us regardless reserves the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as for account recovery purposes.

Third-party Sign-In Information:

gkurl.us may use third-party sign-in functionality from other websites, such as Twitter, OpenID's many providers, and Facebook. If you choose to connect gkurl.us 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 may otherwise 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. We will never use the login information you send to those sites to login to your account on respective sites; but may use Oauth functionality to post messages, tweets, posts, updates, etc. on your behalf with your explicit permission.

URL Information:

One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (“URLs”). gkurl.us collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL and, if you have an Account and are logged in or created the shortened URL with an API key, associates that information with your Account. gkurl.us also collects and stores (i) the time and date on which you shortened the original URL (ii) the number of clicks the URL has received, and (iii) if the URL has received enough clicks, may be displayed publicly with a username associated with it; throughout the website, including on the 'Popular' page.

Aggregated Statistics

gkurl.us may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, gkurl.us may monitor the most popular links on the site. gkurl.us may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, gkurl.us does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

gkurl.us discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on gkurl.us‘ behalf or to provide services available at gkurl.us websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using gkurl.us websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. gkurl.us will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, gkurl.us discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when gkurl.us believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of gkurl.us, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a gkurl.us website and have supplied your email address, gkurl.us may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with gkurl.us and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. gkurl.us takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. However, if gkurl.us or any of its products is sold to a new owner, whether by merger, stock sale, asset sale or other means, we retain the right to transfer your profile, Site Data and all other content, data and information to this new owner, provided the owner agrees to respect the Privacy Policy in effect with respect to this personal data.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. gkurl.us uses cookies to help gkurl.us identify and track visitors, their usage of gkurl.us websites, and their website access preferences. gkurl.us visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using gkurl.us's websites, with the drawback that certain features of gkurl.us websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Email Communications:

We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service.

How Can I Delete My Account?

You can request account deletion by emailing [email protected] from the email account you provided with your account.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, gkurl.us may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in gkurl.us's sole discretion. gkurl.us encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


gkurl.us is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Site regardless of the cause or source, or for the conduct, online or offline, of any member or other user of the Site. Without limiting the above, gkurl.us assumes no responsibility for:

Under no circumstances will gkurl.us be responsible for any loss or damage incurred or resulting from anyone's use, including your use, of the Site, any Content posted on the Site or communicated to members, or any interactions between users of the Site, online or offline. THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED AS IS AND gkurl.us DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some states limit or prohibit the disclaimers of warranties in certain cases, so this disclaimer may not apply to you.

Limitation on Liability


Governing Law and Venue

If there is any dispute about or involving the Site, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of California, as they apply to residents situated within the state. You also agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the state and federal courts of California, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction or that the forum is not convenient, except that gkurl.us may bring suit against you in any court that has jurisdiction over your person or property. Any cause of action by you with respect to the Site must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.


You agree to indemnify and hold gkurl.us. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners and employees harmless from any damage, liability, claim, or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of the rights of a third party or any law.


These Terms of Use, and the accompanying Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and gkurl.us regarding the use of the Site and supersede any prior agreements between us on the same subject. gkurl.us's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remaining terms shall continue in full force and effect.