Privacy Policy

Version: 1.3
Last updated: 20th January 2021

Version 1.3 Changes

On this page

1. Introduction
2. Personal Information
General
Accounts
Google Analytics
Hotjar
User Submitted Content
Cookies
Local Storage
3. Third Party Websites
4. Privacy Policy Updates
5. Contact
6. Consent

The availability of this Table of Contents is for reference only. This Privacy Policy must be read in its entirety.

1. Introduction

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain what data is collected and stored when you access ZODE (encompassing the ZODE website, API, and browser plugins, and herein referred to as 'ZODE' or the 'Service'), and the purposes for which this data may be used.

Please read this Privacy Policy in its entirety and ensure that you understand it. Should anything be unclear or should you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to support@zode.co.

2. Personal Information

General

ZODE collects anonymous data from every visitor of the Service to monitor traffic, fix bugs, and to provide dashboard functionality to ZODE creators. This includes, but is not limited to, information such as web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address (and IP-based geolocation), the device, operating system, and browser type, language, and version, a timestamp for the request, and methods of interacting with ZODE. Data is also gathered about any errors encountered while using the Service, including data about the actions a user was taking leading up to the error. If you are logged into a ZODE account, this information may be linked to your user account.

The information collected by ZODE will only ever be used by ZODE, or shared with ZODE creators at an anonymous, aggregated level.

Accounts

Should you choose to create and use a ZODE account, ZODE will collect and store your email address, first name, and last name (if provided). This data will not be sold or used to send unsolicited emails, and is collected solely for account and security purposes.

By using a ZODE account, information collected by ZODE as described in General above may be linked to your account, primarily to provide additional functionality such as My History and Dashboard.

Google Analytics

ZODE uses Google Analytics which captures additional information not outlined in General above. This information is processed and stored by Google Analytics, and analysed by ZODE to better understand how the Service is being used and to determine ways to improve the user experience. To provide this service, Google Analytics creates and stores cookies in the web browser.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics, configure Do Not Track on your device or web browser. ZODE will not send analytics data to Google Analytics when Do Not Track is enabled.

You can view the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more information about how Google Analytics collects, stores, and uses Google Analytics data.

Hotjar

ZODE uses Hotjar which captures heatmaps and recordings of how users interact with the ZODE website. This information is processed and stored by Hotjar, and analysed by ZODE to better understand how the Service is being used and to determine ways to improve the user experience. To provide this service, Hotjar creates and stores cookies in the web browser.

If you wish to opt out of Hotjar, configure Do Not Track on your device or web browser. Hotjar will not collect data about your visit when Do Not Track is enabled.

You can view the Hotjar Privacy Policy for more information about how Hotjar collects, stores, and uses Hotjar data.

User Submitted Content

It is recommended that all User Submitted Content is sanitised of personal information before being submitted to ZODE. You are reminded that your personal information may appear in User Submitted Content where it is not necessarily expected, such as in the query string portion of a URL, and to take extra caution when submitting this content.

In submitting data to the Service, you accept the responsibility of ensuring that all User Submitted Content is clear of personal information, and/or accept that any personal information that is submitted will be stored indefinitely, may be transmitted, transferred, or stored in an unencrypted format, and may be accessible to anyone with the correct retrieval code.

No attempt is made on ZODE's behalf to treat User Submitted Content as personal information.

Cookies

As mentioned in the Google Analytics and Hotjar sections, by accessing ZODE some cookies will be stored in the web browser by these services. You may opt-out of cookie storage by configuring Do Not Track on your device or web browser.

Local Storage

ZODE stores some information related to your use of the Service in your browser's local storage. This includes draft URLs and text, and other flags such as whether the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have been viewed. If you wish for this information not to be stored (e.g. you may be using a shared computer or dealing with sensitive information), you should access ZODE using your browser's private browsing mode.

3. Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third party websites that you may be redirected to by using ZODE. It is your responsibility to read and understand the Privacy Policies of all third party websites you visit.

4. Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy will be periodically reviewed and may be updated at any time. You will be notified of any modifications the first time you access ZODE following the publishing of an updated Privacy Policy, via a banner at the bottom of the page. Your continued use of ZODE following the publishing of an updated Privacy Policy means that you accept and agree to the changes.

5. Contact

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy (or your privacy in general when using ZODE), please send an email to support@zode.co.

Minors and children should not use ZODE. By using ZODE, you consent that you have the legal capacity to enter into a binding agreement, and you hereby consent to this Privacy Policy and to ZODE's Terms of Service.