We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on this Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any information you provide to us or collected about you will be used.
4shared collects Personal Data during your registration at our Digital Purposes, when you choose to provide it, such as your name and email address.
The decision to provide such data is optional. However, if you choose not to register or provide this data, you may not be able to access certain features or services available within our Digital Properties.
Your consent to the collection and use of Personal Data will be logged by us.
In addition, you can voluntarily provide us with additional data in forms as part of the registration process. The voluntary provision of this data is a consent to the use of the data.
4shared may use the Personal Data you choose to provide to us to operate and improve our Digital Purposes, such as to provide notices about our Website, Services and Apps, process your Service inquiries, and request customer feedback.
4shared may also use such Personal Data to send you the information regarding new Products, Services or features available within our Digital Properties; solely in accordance with your granted permissions.
You may unsubscribe from our newsletters and marketing emails anytime.
We may also collect additional data through our Digital Properties that may include (a combination of) Personal Data elements, such as:
Such Personal data is collected and stored in the pseudonymized manner and can not be attributed separately to identify or reveal a natural person's individual identity.
The collected Personal Data may be used for such purposes as:
4shared allows you to sign up and log in using your Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts.
If you sign up using Facebook, Facebook will ask your permission to share certain information from your Facebook account with 4shared. This information is collected by Facebook and is provided to us under the Terms of Facebook Data Policy.
For more details, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
For more details, please visit: https://twitter.com/privacy.
For more details, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
While you are visiting the Website, our web servers for the operation of the Service temporarily collect general technical information, in particular about the software and hardware you use, the IP address of the requesting computer, which websites you have visited and when, and the Duration of your visit.
We use such service provision cookie technology to help you navigate our Website and enhance your experience with our Services and features.
Such cookie technology is non-privacy intrusive, as the collected data has no personal reference to you.
In case of a user login, however, we set a cookie, which then remains stored to enable automatic login (permanent cookie).
We may use third-party analytics and research services, such as Google Analytics to better understand how visitors interact with our Digital Properties, e.g. collect data such as where visitors came from, what actions they took, and where visitors went when they left Digital Properties.
This data is collected and stored in the pseudonymized manner and can not be attributed separately to identify or reveal a natural person's individual identity.
We use this information to improve your experience when visiting our Digital Properties. We may also work with other partners to conduct research surveys in order to improve the user experience on our Digital Properties.
For more information on data collection via Google Analytics cookie technology, please refer to Google Analytics privacy practices: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
We may share (a combination of) Personal Data elements with:
We may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers who may assist us in responding to your inquiries or requests, or otherwise perform some business or operational function for us.
We require that such third-party service providers confirm their Personal Data Privacy and Protection practices are consistent with those applicable via our Digital Properties.
Any use of Personal Data by such Service Providers for the purposes other than performing business or operational function for 4shared and its Digital Properties is strictly prohibited.
We partner with third-party ad networks to display advertising within our Digital Properties. Our ad network partners use Web beacons and log files to collect data about your activities on our Digital Properties to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.
This data is collected, stored and disclosed in the pseudonymized manner and can not be attributed separately to identify or reveal a natural person's individual identity.
Notwithstanding any other provision, we partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising to you or your business.
Our partners may link the hashed or obfuscated personal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information.
Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms, including but not limited to, computers, mobile devices, and Smart TVs, over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. Your data may be transferred outside of the country from which it was originally collected.
For more details on the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Data, and instructions on how to opt out of interest-based advertising, please refer to information provided below or visit websites of advertising networks and data providers:
We may also disclose your Personal Data if required by law, including without limitation, by search warrant, subpoena or court order; to protect our and third-party rights; and for purposes disclosed at the time of collection.
We do our best to provide you choice and control, with regard to Personal Data and other information you provide to us.
It is not necessary for you to provide us with any Personal Data in order to visit our Website and use our Services, although certain information is being collected automatically during your visit (as described above).
To opt out of data collection via Google Analytics cookie technology, please refer to the Google's opt-out instructions at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions.
For more information on how to manage cookies in your web-browser, please refer to www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you register a 4shared account, you can control your Personal Data in a number of ways within your your 4shared account settings on our Website.
You may withdraw your consent to the collection and use of Personal Data by 4shared - generally or with regard to the additionally voluntarily communicated data in accordance with effect for the future.
However, in the event of your cancellation, certain features that require registration may no longer be provided. This does not apply to the revocation to collect further voluntary data, provided to us.
To withdraw your consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data by 4shared, please send us a corresponding inquiry via email email@example.com.
To unsubscribe from our newsletters and marketing emails:
You may also unsubscribe from our newsletters and marketing emails by clicking on the Unsubscribe links, provided in such emails.
The Social Networks tab within your account Settings on our Website enables you to control the information you share with social networks via connected accounts.
To opt out of your data collection by Facebook, Twitter or Google, use the "Disconnect" option for the corresponding account in the Social Networks tab within your 4shared account Settings on our Website.
4shared doesn't claim ownership of Your Content.
4shared doesn't use what you say in email, chat, your files, documents, photos, videos and other Content to target advertising to you.
4shared enables you to store or share Your Content, access or download content, shared by other users. When you share Your Content with others, you acknowledge that they may be able to save, record, reproduce, share, transmit, broadcast, display or otherwise use Your Content without providing any compensation to you.
If any of your Content contains (a combination of) Personal Data elements or any other information that you would not like to share, you can limit other users' access to this Content within your 4shared account - by making a file "Private" or setting up "Private access" to a folder, correspondingly.
For more details on how to secure and protect your Content, please visit 4shared Security page.
To opt out of interest-based advertising, please refer to the following opt-out options and mechanisms:
Recommended for Canada-based users:
Digital Advertising Alliance Canada (DAAC): youradchoices.ca/choices
Recommended for EU/EEA-based users:
Digital Advertising Alliance EU (EDAA) opt-out program: youronlinechoices.eu
To opt out of data collection via mobile applications, please visit the DAA AppChoices page: youradchoices.com/appchoices.
Please note that even if you opt out of interest-based advertising, 4shared may continue to collect data for other purposes, 4shared will still display generic ads (i.e. not targeted to you), while using our Digital Properties.
For more information on the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Data via 4shared Applications and your opt-out choices, please refer to 4shared App Privacy Statement.
We take reasonable measures to help maintain data we collect through our Digital Properties in a secure manner.
For more details, please visit our 4shared Security page.
4shared will not retain, use or process shared Personal Data, such as your email address, for longer than necessary to fulfill our business purpose.
We store non-personally intrusive data and the Personal Data obtained from the Use of our Digital Properties, in a pseudonymized manner, up to one year in order to ensure that our Digital Properties function properly.
We process information in a way that is compatible with and relevant to the purpose for which it was collected as described above. To the extent necessary for those purposes, we take reasonable steps to ensure that any information in our care is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.
4shared takes reasonable steps to ensure that information is accurate, complete, current, and reliable for its intended use.
For the Data you choose you provide us with, you may review, correct, update, or change your Personal Data, request that we deactivate your account, or remove your Personal Data from our direct marketing efforts, at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Digital Properties are designed for people 18 years of age and older.
4shared does not knowingly collect Personal Data from anyone under the age of 18. If 4shared is made aware that it has received Personal Data from someone under 18, it will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from its records.
4shared is committed to compliance and adherence to Personal Data privacy and protection laws, rules and regulations, including:
Retention of personal information of EEA and Swiss individuals will be handled in accordance with 4shared Data Retention policy (as described above).
EEA and Swiss individuals have the right to access the personal information that 4shared maintains about you, as that term is defined in EU data protection and privacy regulations, including GDPR principles, and you may be able to correct or amend that information if it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the GDPR principles, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
EEA and Swiss individuals have the right to:
To exercise this right, please send us a corresponding email inquiry at email@example.com.
For any requests or information regarding the rights set out above, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may request disclosure, notification of the intended purpose, correction, addition, deletion, and cessation of use or cessation of disclosure to third parties of your Personal Data by emailing us at email@example.com.
Where 4shared has disclosed Personal Data of its User to any third parties, and the User has subsequently exercised any of the rights of rectification, erasure or blocking, 4shared will promptly notify those third parties of the User's exercising of those rights. In no case 4shared shall be liable for the failure of any third party to comply with such User's request.
4shared is exempt from this obligation if it is impossible or would require disproportionate effort.
Where 4shared has made Personal Data of its User public, and the User exercises any of the rights as described above, 4shared will take reasonable steps to inform third parties that the User has exercised those rights.
4shared does not knowingly collect, store or in any other way process Sensitive or Special Categories of User Data, such as: Personal Data, revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership; Data concerning health or sex life and sexual orientation; genetic data or biometric data; Personal Data of Children below the age of 18 years.
If 4shared is made aware that it has received (a combination of) such Sensitive Personal Data elements, we will use reasonable efforts to remove this Data from our records.
4shared is committed to compliance to Personal Data privacy and protection laws and regulations, including California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Pursuant to California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), registered 4shared Users who are California residents have the right to:
(i) access Personal Data 4shared has collected from them,
(ii) request deletion of Personal Data collected,
(iii) request disclosure of Personal Data shared, or sold to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
We do not collect Personal Data from Users who do not have a registered 4shared account.
If you are a California resident and have a registered account at 4shared, you may exercise any of those rights - by following the instructions below.
To exercise any of your privacy rights under CCPA mentioned herein:
Pursuant to Civil Code Section 1798.120, registered 4shared Users who are residents of California have the right to opt out of the Sale or of their Personal Data collected via our Website and Mobile Applications anytime.
If you are a California resident, have a registered account at 4shared, and wish to exercise this right, please follow the opt-out instructions below.
To opt out of the sale of Personal Data collected via our Website:
For more information on how to opt out of the sale of Personal Data collected via out Apps, please please refer to 4shared App Privacy Statement.
Non-discrimination: please note that your choice to opt out of the Sale of Personal Data does not affect the amount and quality of services, provided by 4shared.
Our Services are intended for use by individuals 18 years of age and older.
If we are made aware that 4shared has obtained Personal Data of Children below the age of 18 years, we will use reasonable efforts to remove this Data from our records.