This policy explains what information we collect when you use VoblaSoft’s sites (based at voblasoft.com and it’s sub-domains *.voblasoft.com), services, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information.
Browsing this site and other our Services approves you agree to this policy.
VoblaSoft doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at VoblaSoft is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like allowing our metered paywall to work and key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using VoblaSoft, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using VoblaSoft, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like button click and etc.). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).
We use this information to:
provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
fight spam and other forms of abuse
generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services
When you create your VoblaSoft account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.
VoblaSoft won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including:
with your consent
to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards
with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization
when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process
when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Search engines may index your VoblaSoft user profile page, public interactions and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, Yandex or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
VoblaSoft uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, Digital Ocean, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run VoblaSoft. By using the Services, you authorize VoblaSoft to transfer, store, and use your information in the Germany, France and any other country where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on VoblaSoft is not hosted by VoblaSoft. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a VoblaSoft page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTubevideos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets that appear within a VoblaSoft blog of FAQ. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a VoblaSoft blog post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
When posting on VoblaSoft, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from VoblaSoft to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead VoblaSoft to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to VoblaSoft’s basic functionality.
VoblaSoft saves data about the URLs you Save to VoblaSoft (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off VoblaSoft Services. We track your interactions within the VoblaSoft Services (which encompasses voblasoft.com, custom domains hosted by VoblaSoft, and your interactions with our mobile application).
If you have a VoblaSoft account and have any troubles modifying or deleting account details, please contact us [email protected]
To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. VoblaSoft may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account).
When you interact with an email sent from VoblaSoft (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to us at [email protected] so we can investigate.
VoblaSoft may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here https://voblasoft.com/privacypolicy.html
We welcome feedback about this policy at [email protected]
VoblaSoft collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
Provide, test, promote, and improve the Services
Gather usage statistics of services
Publish and distribute user-generated content
Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services
Where VoblaSoft collects and stores personal data about non-users mentioned in user-generated content, it does so under performance of contract obligations to users who use the Services to publish content on web sites hosted by VoblaSoft. In such cases, users authoring such user-generated content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. VoblaSoft will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.
Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Services in the form of clapping for a post, highlighting parts of a post, following other user accounts, sharing links on connected social media accounts, or writing original posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of the Services.
Search engines may index your VoblaSoft user profile page, public interactions (such as claps or highlights), and post pages. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Logged out users:
Logged in users:
Email address (no publishing)
Session activity (security)
Reading history (on VoblaSoft Services only)
Posts, responses, or series published by user
VoblaSoft shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:
Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure
Communication & Support
VoblaSoft collects and stores personal data about its users to customize their reading experience by displaying content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the users (including through their reading history and Services interactions). This does not constitute automated decision-making as that phrase is used in the GDPR because it does not produce any legal effects or similarly significant effects for users. VoblaSoft also moderates content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse, and may rely on algorithms as part of doing so.
By creating and using an account on VoblaSoft, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.
Due to the public nature of information posted to VoblaSoft, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.
Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the Services.
VoblaSoft is hosted in EU. By using the Services, you authorize VoblaSoft to transfer, store, and use your information in the EU and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
VoblaSoft retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can delete your account at any time. Deleted account profile pages will yield an error 404 “file not found” page, immediately upon initiating deletion, and will become unrecoverable in our system after a period of fourteen days. It may take several additional days for your personal data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which VoblaSoft may have limited or no control.