Introduction

On this page you will find all the documentation about our terms of service and our privacy policy.

Internet agents and intellectual property holders will also be pleased to know that we have implemented a convenient system that helps them report violating/infringing content.

You will also be able to read more information regarding our strategy against phishing.

Terms of Service

The Safelinking.net Redirect Service ("Service"), is a service of links redirect and protection, using CATPCHA or other technologies, and is completely free of charge. Safelinking.net Redirect Service is provided to you ("Member") under the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service and any operating rules or policies that may be published by Safelinking.net. The Terms of Service comprises the entire agreement between Member and Safelinking.net and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.

BY USING OUR SERVICE THROUGH THE USE OF OUR INDEX PAGE (BY CLICKING ON "GENERATE SECURE LINKS"), THROUGH OUR APIs OR ANY KIND OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE USING THE SERVICE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE.


DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

The Service makes use of the Internet to receive and redirect requests for uniform resource locators ("URL"). Safelinking.net provides Members with a capability to use a URL via the World Wide Web and on Safelinking.net's own system. Member may use the URL to redirect the URL request to another URL of their choice provided it meets the guidelines of the Terms of Service.


MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS OF SERVICE

Safelinking.net may make change to the terms and conditions. Upon any change in the terms and conditions, Safelinking.net will notify you by posting the changes in their weekly newsletter. Member's continued use of the Service constitutes an affirmative: (1) acknowledgment by Member of the Terms of Service and its modifications; and (2) agreement by Member to abide and be bound by the Terms of Service and its modifications.


MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

Safelinking.net reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the Member. Safelinking.net Redirect Services shall not be liable to Member or any third party, should Safelinking.net exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service for any reason.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Safelinking.net expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Safelinking.net makes no warranty that the service will meet Member's requirements, or that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does Safelinking.net make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the service or that defects in the software will be corrected.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by member from Safelinking.net or through the service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Safelinking.net shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or for cost of procurement of substitute service or goods or alterations of transmissions, or data, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangible, even if Safelinking.net has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Member acknowledges and agrees that Safelinking.net neither endorses the contents of any Member sites or pages nor assumes responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom or any crime facilitated thereby.


NO RESALE OF THE SERVICE

Member's right to use the Service is personal to Member. Member agrees not to resell the Service without the express consent of Safelinking.net


REDIRECT FAILURE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS

Safelinking.net assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to redirect requests for uniform resource locators (URLs).

Safelinking.net has set no fixed upper limit on the number of redirects a Member may receive through the Service; however, Safelinking.net retains the right, at Safelinking.net's sole discretion, to determine whether or not Member's conduct is consistent with the letter and spirit of the Terms of Service and may terminate Service if a Member's conduct is found to be inconsistent with the Terms of Service.


MEMBER CONDUCT

Member is solely responsible for the contents of his or her transmissions through the Service. Member's use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.

Member agrees: (1) to comply with law regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States and Netherlands through the Service; (2) not to use the Service for illegal purposes; (3) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the Service; and (4) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to the Service.

The Service makes use of the Internet to receive and redirects requests for uniform resource locators; therefore, Member's conduct is subject to Internet regulations, policies and procedures. Member will not use the Service for chain letters, junk mail, spamming or any use of distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process.

Safelinking.net feels very strongly that the sending of unsolicited bulk email ("spamming") constitutes theft of service, and we do not condone or tolerate the use of our service for this purpose. If we receive complaints that a redirect url has been used for this purpose, we will investigate the complaints thoroughly, insure the member is infact spamming, and take legal action against the owner of this url.

Member agrees not to transmit through the Service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, intimidating, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. Member further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Member shall not interfere with another Member's use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services. Safelinking.net may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate Service should Member's conduct fail to conform with these terms and conditions of the Terms of Service.


INDEMNIFICATION

Member agrees to indemnify and hold Safelinking.net, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Member's use of the Service, the violation of the Terms of Service by Member, or the infringement by Member, or other user of the Service using Member's computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.


TERMINATION

Either Member or Safelinking.net may terminate the Service with or without cause at any time and effective immediately. Safelinking.net shall not be liable to Member or any third party for termination of Service.

Should Member object to any terms and conditions of the Terms of Service or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, Member's only recourse is to immediately: (1) discontinue use of the Service; and (2) terminate Service access through IP restriction. Upon termination of the Service, Member's right to use the Service and Software immediately ceases. Member shall have no right and Safelinking.net will have no obligation thereafter to forward any requests for url's to Member or any third party.


NOTICE

All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. Safelinking.net may broadcast notices or messages through the Service to inform Member of changes to the Terms of Service, the Service, or other matters of importance; such broadcasts shall constitute notice to Member.


PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTIONS OF ADVERTISERS

If a Member enters into correspondence with or participates in promotions of an Advertiser listed on on Safelinking.net then any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between the corresponding Member and the Advertiser. Safelinking.net assumes no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.


PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO CONTENT

Member acknowledges that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material contained in either sponsor advertisements or email-distributed, commercially produced information presented to Member by the Service ("Content") by Safelinking.net or Safelinking.net's Advertisers, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws; therefore, Member is only permitted to use this Content as expressly authorized by the Service or the Advertiser. Member may not copy, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from this Content without expressly being authorized to do so by the Service or the Advertiser.

Privacy Policy

Safelinking.net's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. Safelinking.net will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent with a few special exceptions (see last paragraph).

Safelinking.net may share non-identifiable aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. For example, we will say Safelinking.net's members consist of x percent females and y percent males.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Safelinking.net can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Safelinking.net may disclose user information in special cases when we are forced by US law to disclose this information as it has become necessary in order to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Safelinking.net rights or property, other Safelinking.net users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does the Safelinking use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the membership only pages. If a member opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a membership entitles them to.

2. Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your preferred options for generating safelinks every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in.

4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

Safelinking.net and our advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, if you go to a safelink from a car website or to a safelink that points to a car website, a car manufacturer might infer you are interested in this topic and serve you with its car advertisements. You might see these advertisements on Safelinking.net and on other sites that you visit. However, we do not tell our advertisers who you are.

Does anyone else use cookies on Safelinking.net websites?

Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to Safelinking.net. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.

All our cookies are being injected with your consent, as you are actually required to press a button or select an option for enabling an input of cookies. We try to inform as much as we can when this is the case by giving your recalls through tooltips.

However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on www.aboutcookies.org.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

Do we track whether users open our emails?

Our emails may (in rare cases) contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

More Information

You may find below the list of all the cookies Safelinking.net is directly serving to you when you use the service as well as the function for which they were designed.

language - If you change the language of safelinking then this cookie stores your preference.
cookie_user - When logging in, your username is stored here so we can indentify you next time instead of you having to log in again.
cookie_hash - A unique hash to you to validate your saved username.
options_cookie - If you are not logged in then your safelinking options from the main page are saved here.
PHPSESSID - Used to indentify you on safelinking for the duration your browser is open.
__cfuid - An internal cookie used by our server for performance monitoring.
__utma - An internal cookie used by our server for performance monitoring.
__utmb - An internal cookie used by our server for performance monitoring.
__utmz - An internal cookie used by our server for performance monitoring.
__utmc - An internal cookie used by our server for performance monitoring.

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you have any queries regarding this Cookie Policy please contact us via our contact form on www.safelinking.net/info.

Phishing Notice

In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Most methods of phishing use some form of technical deception designed to make a link in an e-mail (and the spoofed website it leads to) appear to belong to the spoofed organization. Misspelled URLs or the use of subdomains are common tricks used by phishers. In the following example URL, http://www.yourbank.example.com/, it appears as though the URL will take you to the example section of the yourbank website; actually this URL points to the "yourbank" (i.e. phishing) section of the example website.

An old method of spoofing used links containing the '@' symbol, originally intended as a way to include a username and password (contrary to the standard). For example, the link http://www.google.com@members.tripod.com/ might deceive a casual observer into believing that it will open a page on www.google.com, whereas it actually directs the browser to a page on members.tripod.com, using a username of www.google.com: the page opens normally, regardless of the username supplied. Such URLs were disabled in Internet Explorer, while Mozilla Firefox and Opera present a warning message and give the option of continuing to the site or cancelling.

A further problem with URLs has been found in the handling of Internationalized domain names (IDN) in web browsers, that might allow visually identical web addresses to lead to different, possibly malicious, websites. Despite the publicity surrounding the flaw, known as IDN spoofing or homograph attack, phishers have taken advantage of a similar risk, using open URL redirectors on the websites of trusted organizations to disguise malicious URLs with a trusted domain. Even digital certificates do not solve this problem because it is quite possible for a phisher to purchase a valid certificate and subsequently change content to spoof a genuine website.

Everyday, Safelinking.net tries to keep its service clean by tackling  most of phishing technics. However, as our activity can be of important size, it is necessary that we count on our visitors to report any phishing activity. If you are subject to phishing while using our service, please use our contact form at the Info page to report directly to us this activity. Safelinking.net will then block from generation any kind of link that appears to be hosted on the same domain.

Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Safelinking respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to helping third parties protect their rights. Our Terms of Service (see above) prohibit users from submitting content that is lawful. This includes content that violates another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive a valid notice of IPR infringement, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. We also terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

Rights holders will find information below regarding how to report copyright and other intellectual property infringements by users using our service.

All claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this website should be delivered to safelinking's copyright agent at the following address:

Agent: Julie N.
Submission platform: https://safelinking.net/ipr
Email: ipr@safelinking.net
Unit 89, Orion Mall
Palm Street
1001, Victoria
Mahé, Seychelles

Custom Domain Policy

When you register an account at Safelinking.net, you are given the non-transferable right to run a clone of the service on an Internet domain name you own, using a method referred to as DNS pointing. By doing so, you agree to become responsible for running this clone to public and to make sure of respecting the terms of service stated above. Safelinking reserves the right to disconnect your clone at any time for any reason. Furthermore, Safelinking will continue to monitor your clone's activity as well as respond to third-party demands in relations to our intellectual property rights policy and other policies. Finally, it is important for you to understand that Safelinking will continue running your clone as it runs its service, and therefore Safelinking also reserves the right to become off-line whenever it considers it as appropriate, to change its software and hardware, to do some moderation of users and content and any implicit right that an original service operator is entitled to.