Shortcodes.org uses both Google Analytics and Google Adsense on our site, and by continuing to use our site you acknowledge this. Google Analytics is used to gather data on our site’s users and traffic and make better decisions on user experience. Google Adsense is used to generate revenue from ads served to our site’s visitors, often Google Adsense will collect personal data on users to better serve them with more targeted advertisements. To learn more about how Google manages its data and its ad products, please visit this link: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/
Do note, we do track the IP addresses of our users to be able to know which of the visitors of our site fall under the GDPR so that we can show the proper consent message for them to opt into.
When you submit a report on our site, you MUST manually click the checkbox acknowledging that you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. When you submit a report, your IP address, email address, and name may be stored along with your submitted report. This information is kept to identify which users are leaving which reports. This information is stored on our site’s database. We intend to store this data for a minimum of 3 years. You may view this data, other than the user’s IP addresses, by viewing user submitted reports on the various different short code pages. If at any time you would like us to remove your data from our site, you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner. When contacting us, please make sure to provide us the email address you used to leave the report, the name that was used for the report, and the short code number the report was left on. This information will be helpful for us quickly find and remove your information from our site.
While we do our best to keep our records accurate and correct, we can not and do not guarantee accuracy or any sort of quality of any of our data available throughout our website. We refuse to be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies of our data, user submitted information, or any damages or losses incurred from the data/information available on shortcodes.org.
We are an aggregate of information and in no way are affiliated, associated with, or endorsed by any of the companies, brands, providers, wireless carrier companies, the Common Short Code Administration, Mobile Marketing Association, or the Cellular Telephone Industries Association. All logos, trademarks, copyrights, and other individually owned intellectual property are owned by the respective companies themselves.
If you have a complaint or would like us to consider removing any specific content, please contact us at: our email here
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When commenting on or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, zip code or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form, enter information on our site, or leave a Comment
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, leave a comment, fill out a form, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
• To follow up after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
• We do not need an SSL because:
We do not process payments or have users input any credit card or payment info.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
Do we disclose the information we collect to Third-Parties?
We sell,trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your name, any form or online contact identifier email, name of chat account etc., phone number, and zip code
We engage in this practice because:
We or any 3rd party companies we may choose to work with may use this information to contact site users with potential attorneys, lawyers, or other services that may be able to assist them.
Personally Identifiable Information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Remarketing with Google AdSense
• Google Display Network Impression Reporting
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
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Last Edited on 2018-02-24