Effective Date: Jan 20th, 2022
Information We Collect
When You Register for a tt.vg Account
When You Create a tt.vg Link
One feature of the Services is the ability to create shortened uniform resource locators (URLs) of websites (“tt.vg Link” or “Bitlinks”). Users can create tt.vg Links without registering for an account. When you create a tt.vg Link, tt.vg collects and stores both the original URL and the shortened URL and, if you are logged in to your Account, we will associate that information with your Account. tt.vg also collects and stores your IP address, your location, which we derive from your IP address, the time and date on which you shortened the original URL, and if you share a tt.vg Link on a social networking platform, the name of the platform and your username on that platform.
Other Information We Automatically Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect (i) your IP address and location derived from the IP address; (ii) the referring websites or services; (iii) the time and date of each access; (iv) device settings, such as browser type, operating system, and language; and (v) cookie information. This type of data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Site so that we can analyze and improve them. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service. tt.vg may use third-party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) to provide certain functions in our Services.
Third Party Services
Some features of the Services allow you to share your content and tt.vg Links through your accounts with other companies such as Facebook and Twitter. If you choose to connect tt.vg 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 will ask you for permission before you authorize our collection of this information. We will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. We may also 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 based on your privacy settings of that account. To enable us to infer the location from the IP addresses of computers or devices that visit our website or click, view or interact with tt.vg links as described in this policy, we receive IP-based location information from our third-party service provider. We also receive business contact information of our business customer contacts and prospects from our third party service provider.
Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
You may ask tt.vg not to associate your web browser or IP address with visits to the tt.vg website or tt.vg Links that you create or click by clicking on the appropriate links below. If you would like to opt-out of the tt.vg Links, please click on the opt-out choice for tt.vg Links below. This will install a cookie on your browser that instructs our servers not to associate your IP address and browser with tt.vg Links you create, click or view. If you clear your cookies in your browser, you will need to click on the opt-out choice again after each time you clear your cookies. To be clear, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. Cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may limit tracking via their device settings. Please note that if you use these opt-out mechanisms, will still automatically collect the IP addresses of computers or mobile devices that click on or create tt.vg Links; we just won’t associate them with your browser or tt.vg account.
Note Regarding Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 (or older as required by applicable law), we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
How We Use Information
Usage Across Devices
We may use the information we collect to make inferences that a unique individual has created or interacted with tt.vg links on different devices so that we can to detect, deter and prevent malicious, fraudulent or unlawful activity and analyze how users use our Services. For example, if you created a tt.vg link on a computer connected to your residential WiFi network, and you soon thereafter clicked on a tt.vg link on a mobile device connected to the same WiFi network, we may infer that a single individual created and clicked on the tt.vg links because both events were associated with the same IP address in the same time period.
Other Legitimate Interests