At URLExpander.me, safeguarding the privacy of our visitors is a core commitment we wholeheartedly uphold. We recognize the utmost importance of protecting your personal information. To provide clarity on our approach, we offer an overview of the types of personal data we collect and store when you access URLExpander.me, as well as the protective measures we have in place. It is crucial to emphasize that we never share your personal information with third parties.
Throughout the URL unshortening and expansion processes, we securely retain the website URLs in our database. It's important to note that only the URLs themselves are stored, and no other information is preserved in our database.
Similar to most other websites, we gather and utilize data contained in log files. These logs may include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to access our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the timestamp of your visit, and the specific pages you explored on our site.
Furthermore, URLExpander.me displays third-party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may employ technologies such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our platform. These technologies enable them, including entities like Google through the Google AdSense program, to access information such as your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to access our site, and occasionally, whether Flash is installed on your device. Typically, this information is used for geotargeting purposes, such as displaying New York real estate ads to users in New York, or showing ads tailored to specific interests based on your browsing history.
You have the option to disable or selectively manage our cookies and third-party cookies through your browser settings or by configuring preferences in programs like Norton Internet Security. However, it's important to be aware that this may impact your ability to interact with our site and other websites. Consequences could include being unable to log into various services or programs, including forums or user accounts. We encourage you to adjust these settings according to your preferences while keeping these potential effects in mind. Your privacy and online experience are of paramount importance to us, and we are dedicated to maintaining a secure and user-friendly environment on URLExpander.me.