whereonthe.net Privacy Policy

Version 1.0 - November 26, 2015

1. Introduction

Our Privacy Policy sets out how your personal information is collected and used while you use the Site. We believe your personal information belongs to you, so we are very open about how we use it. The Privacy Policy is meant to be read together with the Terms, so words that are capitalized have the same meaning in the Privacy Policy as they do in the Terms.

If you have a question about the Privacy Policy, email terms@whereonthe.net and we will try to answer it for you.

2. Our policies

We collect and use information in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), or with your specific and express consent.

We respect the Do Not Track header. Check out our Do Not Track policy to find out more.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 without consent from a parent or guardian. If we learn a child has provided personal information, we may delete it.

3. What information we collect and how we use it

When you visit the Site, your web browser sends information to us so we can send you the page you asked for. That information includes your IP address (so we know where to send the page you asked for), and your browser version and operating system (so we know if we should send you the full site or the mobile site). We may log some of this information so we can improve the site and keep it secure.

When you ask us to track a file by giving us a link to it, we store the link to the file, but we do not store the file.

If you ask us to track a file you upload, we will store the file so you can share the link with your friends.

4. How information is shared

Personal information will not be shared with anyone except as described in the Privacy Policy. It will never be given or sold to advertisers.

When you ask us to track a file, only you see the page with the results. You can choose to share it with other people by using the share tools on the page or by sharing the web address. If you want something to stay private, don’t share it!

We store the files you upload on Amazon Web Services.

We may use third party similarity search services to improve the results we show you. We may transfer files you ask us to track to those providers.

We may share non-personal or aggregate information, such as usage statistics for the Site.

5. Cookies

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The Site uses the following cookies: - [ ] Cookie pop-up remembering cookie, so we remember you don’t need to see the cookie pop-up again (unless you clear your cookies, which makes the cookie pop-up remembering cookie forget). Sorry about that—the European Commission made us do it. - [ ] Google Analytics, which provides us information about our users and how they use the Site. We use this information to make the Site better.

You can just say no to cookies by installing a browser add-on such as Ghostery or Privacy Badger.

6. Plugins

We use plugins from Facebook and Twitter to make it easy for you to share your results. Loading and interacting with those plugins may transfer information to the companies that made them, including the address of the page you are on.

You can stop these plugins from loading by installing a browser add-on such as Ghostery or Privacy Badger.

7. Updating your personal information or revoking consent

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You may ask us correct and update your personal information in cases where you cannot update it yourself. You may ask us to block or delete your personal information unless we are under a legal obligation to store it. If you revoke consent to store your personal information, it will be deleted. If you want to correct or update your personal information, or revoke your consent, you can email us at terms@whereonthe.net.

8. Business transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information may be transferred as part of that transaction. If this happens we will post a notice on the News section of the Site to advise of any change of control or use of personal information or files, and of any choices you may have regarding the information.

9. Law enforcement requests

One does not simply hand over personal data

We may disclose personal information to law enforcement if we believe disclosure is necessary to: - [ ] Comply with a law, regulation, or mandatory request such as a warrant or court order. - [ ] Protect the any person from death or serious bodily injury. - [ ] Protect the Site or BigchainDB GmbH from unlawful abuse or attacks.


We’ve never received a request from law enforcement.