Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 31, 2023

Thank you for visiting the Privacy Policy of This Privacy Policy explains how (collectively, “”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, and shares information about you (“you”, “yours” or “user”) when you access or use our website (“Site”).

Users are responsible for any third-party data they provide or share through the Site and confirm that they have the third-party's consent to provide such data to us.

  1. Information We Collect
    We may collect and combine information about you when you access or use the Site, including:

    Contact Information: such as:

    • first and last name
    • email address
    • phone number
    • address (street address, city, state, zip code)
    • user profile photo
    • user profile name
    • if you use the Site on behalf of an organization, the company name, industry, website URL

    Log and Usage Information: such as browser type you use, hardware model, operating system, IP address, unique device identifiers, access times, pages viewed, links clicked, and browsing behavior such as time spent, what site you came from, what site you visit when you leave us, browsing behavior, and whether you have opened our marketing emails or clicked links within them.

    Account Information: if you create an account on the Site, we collect the information you provide to us related to the account, such as first and last name, username, password, and email address.

    Profile Information: if you add information to your account profile, we may collect information such as social network handles, biographical details, photographs, links and descriptions that you add to your profile, interests, preferences, and any other information that you add to your account profile. We may collect and use your public profile photo (e.g., Google profile or Instagram) as your default profile photo until you change it to a different photo.

    Content: such as which content and profiles you view, upload, interact with, follow, link to, post, save and/or share via the Site.

    Communications: such as when you contact us with questions, requests or feedback, and that you exchange with others on or through the Site.

    Marketing data: such as your preferences for receiving communications about our or our partners’ products, services, activities, and events, and details about how you engage with our communications.

    Other information: if we collect any other information which is not specifically listed here, we will use it as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise described at the time of collection.

  1. Sources of information
    We collect information that you directly provide to us, such as when you submit a form, create an account, update your profile or send us a message with your information.

    We may also receive information about you from:

    • public sources, such as social media platforms
    • our business partners, including but not limited to data services and marketing firms.

    You may have the opportunity to refer friends or other contacts to us. Please do not refer someone to us or share their contact information with us unless you have their permission to do so.

    We may combine this information with other information we collect from or about you. In these cases, our Privacy Policy governs the handling of the combined information. 

  1. Tracking Technologies

    We and our partners may collect the information noted in this privacy policy using cookies, web beacons, pixels and other similar technologies. These technologies are used for authentication, to store your preferences or progress, and for advertising and analytics. Cookies are small text files stored on the User’s computer. Users can set their browser to reject cookies altogether, to reject our cookies in particular, or to delete cookies. However, this may cause some or all of our Site not to function on such user’s computer or device.

  1. How We Use Your Information

    We use information we collect about you to provide, maintain, and improve our Site and other interactions we have with you. For example, we use the information collected to:

    • Facilitate and improve our online experience.
    • Provide and deliver products and services and related communications, perform authentication, process transactions, and send you related information, including confirmations, customer experience surveys, and product or Site-related notices.
    • Allow other users to subscribe to your profile on the Site in order for them to be able to view content that you post or link to, if enabled through your privacy choices in your account.
    • establish and maintain your user profile on the Site.
    • Process and deliver promotions.
    • Respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service.
    • If you have indicated to us that you wish to receive notifications or promotional messages.
    • To review your content and domain names for compliance with our Terms of Service.
    • Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect our rights and property and others.
    • Comply with our legal and financial obligations; Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities.
    • provide support for the Site and respond to your requests, questions and feedback.
    • Provide and allow our partners to provide advertising and marketing targeted toward your interests.
    • Customize and personalize your Site experience and the content that you see on the Site.
    • To inform our algorithms so we can deliver the most relevant recommendations to you, including of other users’ profiles that you may be interested in.
  1. How We May Share Information

    We may share your Personal Information in the following situations:

    Third Party Providers. We may share data with service providers, vendors, contractors, or agents who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf, such as those that assist us with our business and internal operations like payment processing, fraud prevention, customer service, experiences, personalization, marketing, and advertising;

    Affiliates. Our corporate parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates, for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy. 

    Change in Business. We may share data in connection with a corporate business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company, joint venture, corporate reorganization, insolvency or bankruptcy, financing or sale of company assets;

    To Comply with Law. We may share data to facilitate legal process from requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement demands as permitted by law.

    With Your Consent. We may share data with third parties when we have your consent.

    With Advertising and Analytics Partners. See the section entitled “Advertising and Analytics” below.

    Aggregated Information. We may use your information for research and development purposes, including to analyze and improve the Site and our business. As part of these activities, we may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data from personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Site and promote our business.

    Other Users and the Public. The domain name you choose to use in conjunction with your profile will be on the Site will be publicly available and may be indexed by search engines. You may choose to make publicly visible some of the other information on your profile, such other information may be publicly visible in accordance with such choice. Any information that is public may be associated with your profile and can be collected and used by others. We cannot control who reads the information that you make viewable or what they may choose to do with it.

    Third Party Platforms. If you choose to connect to the Site through your account on a social media platform, or to connect your profile on the Site to your account on a social media platform, we may receive information from such social media platform and/or we may share information you submit on the Site with the social media platform, in accordance with your choices. You may be able to use your settings in your account with the social media platform to limit the information we receive from it. If you revoke our ability to access information from a third party platform, that choice will not apply to information that we have already received from that third party.

  1. Advertising and Analytics

    We use advertising and analytics technologies to better understand your online activity on our Site and to provide personalized products and services that may interest you.

    We may, and we may also allow third-party companies (including ad networks) to, serve advertisements, provide other advertising services and/or collect certain information when you visit our Site. We may, and third-party companies may, use pseudonymized personal data (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visit to this Site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you, on this Site and others. To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit or

    Some third-party companies may also use non-cookie technologies, such as statistical IDs. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these non-cookie technologies, and those browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on such techniques. If the third-party company uses non-cookie technologies for interest-based advertising, you can opt out using the methods listed at Please note the industry opt outs only apply to use for interest-based advertising and may not apply to use for analytics or attribution.

    Following an opt-out using the options offered by the Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative, you may still be shown advertisements by companies who participate in these programs, but such advertisements will be less relevant to your interests. In addition, if you have consented to third party cookies at our Sites using our cookie preference tool, you can withdraw your consent using the tool. Please note that if your browser causes an opt-out mechanism to expire, or if you delete your cookies or change computers or devices after opting out, you will need to opt out again by clicking the links in this Section.

    Some websites have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals.

  1. Google Analytics

    We use Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google LLC. We use this service to help analyze how users use the Site, with a view to analyzing usage across devices and offering improvements for all users. To learn more about Google Analytics, please visit their Privacy Policy.

    To opt-out of this feature by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, please click here.

  1. Data Security

    We implement commercially reasonable security measures designed to protect your information. Despite our best efforts, however, no security measures are completely impenetrable.

  1. Data Retention

    We store the information we collect about you for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it or for other legitimate business purposes, including to meet our legal, regulatory, or other compliance obligations.

  1. Supplemental Notice to Residents of California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Nevada

    10.1 Introduction.

    In this section, we provide information for residents of California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Nevada, as may be required under applicable privacy laws of such states from time to time (“State Privacy Laws”). For instance, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), require that we provide their respective residents certain specific information about how we handle their personal information. Because certain State Privacy Laws require that we disclose specific information about how we handle certain personal information collected about residents of their states, the scope of this section may be different than the scope of the rest of our privacy policy.

    10.2 Definitions of key terms.

    Under State Privacy Laws, subject to certain exceptions, “personal information” is generally any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular resident or household in the applicable state.

    A “Sale” of personal information under State Privacy Laws such as CCPA and VCDPA may occur any time a business sells or makes available any personal information to a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

    A “Share” of personal information under the CPRA generally means disclosing, making available or communicating personal information by a business to a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising, whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration, including transactions between a business and a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising for the benefit of a business in which no money is exchanged.

    “Cross-context behavioral advertising” means the targeting of advertising to a consumer based on the consumer’s personal information obtained from the consumer’s activity across businesses, distinctly-branded websites, applications, or services, other than the business, distinctly-branded website, application, or service with which the consumer intentionally interacts.

    “Sensitive information” under State Privacy Laws is generally defined as personal information that reveals sensitive information about a consumer, such as social security, driver’s license, state identification card or passport numbers, account log-in, financial account, debit card or credit card numbers in combination with any required security or access code, password or credentials allowing access to an account, precise geolocation, data revealing racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, physical or mental health diagnosis, sexual orientation, or citizen or immigrant status, as well as processing of genetic or biometric data for identification, and personal data collected from a known child.

    10.3 Rights under applicable laws.

    Depending on where you reside, you may have additional legal rights with respect to your information under State Privacy Laws, beyond those described under the “Advertising and Analytics” section above. These rights are described below. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply in limited cases. Consistent with State Privacy Laws, this Supplemental Notice provides a way to exercise such rights for residents of the above states. This section does not apply to any matters exempted from State Privacy Laws during the period of exemption, nor to matters covered by an applicable law prior to the relevant portion of the applicable State Privacy Laws going into effect.

    Right to Know

    You may have the right, depending on your jurisdiction, to request the following about the personal information we have collected about you during the past 12 months:

    • The categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you;

    • The categories of sources from which we collected the personal information;

    • The business or commercial purpose for which we collected the personal information;

    • The categories of third parties to whom we Sold or with whom we Shared the personal information;

    • The categories of personal information about you that we disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed that information for a business purpose;

    • The specific pieces of personal information about you that we collected, disclosed to third parties for a business purposes, Sold to and/or (if you reside in California) Shared with, third parties;

    • The right to receive requested information in a readily-usable format if provided electronically; and

    • The right to update or correct any personal information which is out of date or incorrect.

    Right of Deletion

    You have the right to ask us to delete the personal information we have collected from you, subject to exceptions the law provides.

    For example, to the extent permitted by State Privacy Laws, we may deny a deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to: (a) complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you; (b) detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities; (c) debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; (d) protect our legal interests, to defend our rights in a case of potential, threatened, or actual litigation, and to enforce our rights; (e) comply with a legal obligation and/or (f) fulfill internal and lawful uses that are compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

    Right of Non-Discrimination

    You have the right to not be discriminated against if you exercise these privacy rights. We will not discriminate against you, deny, charge different prices for, or provide a different quality of goods or services if you choose to exercise these rights.

    Right to Opt-Out of Sales and/or Sharing of Personal Information

    Under certain State Privacy Laws, you have the right to opt of the Sales (and/or Sharing, if you reside in California) of your personal information to third parties.

    Right to Limit Use & Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information

    We do not collect, use, or disclose information we believe to be sensitive under State Privacy Laws.

    Notice at Collection

    At or before the point of collection, notice must be provided to the individual of the categories of personal information collected and the purposes for which such information is used.

    Exceptions to These Rights

    The law provides for certain exceptions to the rights described above. We reserve the right to avail ourselves of these exceptions where applicable.

    10.4 How to Exercise Your Rights.

    If you live in a relevant jurisdiction and would like to send us a request to exercise one of your above rights, you may do so by visiting our Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information link on our Sites or calling us toll free at 1800 272 1765.

    You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf as permitted under law, though before we process that request, we will require that you provide the authorized agent written permission to do so and verify your identity directly with us.

    To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps where required to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request. We may not be able to respond to your request if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you.

    We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

    10.5 Sources and Use of Personal Information.

    We collect Personal Information from the sources listed in Section 2 of this Privacy Policy. We use Personal Information for the business and commercial purposes listed in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy.

    10.6 California “Shine the Light” law.

     The California “Shine the Light” law requires some businesses to respond to requests from California customers about the disclosure of certain personal information to third parties for third party marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may adopt a policy of not disclosing such personal information to third parties for marketing purposes if a California customer has opted-out of such information sharing. We have adopted an opt-out policy. In order to opt-out, please contact us at the email or postal address listed in Section 17. In addition, see the instructions above regarding the Sale or Sharing of Personal Information.

  1. EU Privacy Rights

    11.1 Individual rights. Individuals located in certain countries, including the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom, have certain statutory rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to their personal data. To the extent information we collect is associated with an identified or identifiable natural person and is protected as personal data under GDPR, it is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Personal Data”.

    11.2 Data Subject Requests. Subject to any exemptions provided by law, you may have the right to request:

    • a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you;
    • to correct the Personal Data we hold about you;
    • to delete your Account or Personal Data;
    • to object to processing of your Personal Data for certain purposes;

    To access your privacy rights, send us an email at

    We will generally process requests within one month. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and/or the jurisdiction in which you reside. If your request is complicated or if you have made a large number of requests, it may take us longer. We will let you know if we need longer than one month to respond.

    11.3 Legal Bases For Processing Personal Data. We may process your Personal Data under applicable data protection law on the following legal grounds:

    • Contractual Necessity: we may process your Personal Data to enter into or perform a contract with you.
    • Consent: where you have provided consent to process your Personal Data. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
    • Legitimate interest: we process your Personal Data to provide our Site to you, such as to provide our online user experience, communicate with you, provide customer service, market, analyze and improve our business, and to protect our Site.

    11.4 [U.S-E.U Data Privacy Framework]

  1. Other Sites and Services

    The Site may contain links to websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or other online services that are not associated with us. We do not control websites, mobile applications or online services operated by third parties, and we are not responsible for their actions.

  1. Age Limitations

    Our Site is intended for adults ages 18 years and above. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, please email or write to us at the address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.”

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

    We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to visit this page to stay informed. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on the Site. If required by law we will also provide notification of changes in another way that we believe is reasonably likely to reach you, such as via email or another manner through the Site. Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the modified version (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your use of the Site after the effective date of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

  1. Newsletters

    You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails and/or newsletters by contacting us as described under “Contact Us” below. We may still send you transactional messages, which include Site-related communications and responses to your questions.

  1. Storage of Information in the United States

    Information we maintain may be stored both within and outside of the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your information to the United States, and that U.S. laws may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country.

  1. Contact Us

    If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:

    ShareThis, Inc.
    3000 El Camino Real
    Building 4, Suite 200
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Attn: Privacy