Logs are kept for an undefined period of time

Logs are text files containing some information about web visitors, such as user agents (showing for instance that you're connecting from Firefox for Android) and ip addresses (which reveal your approximate location). This case applies to Services that may keep logs indefinitely, allowing user sessions to be tracked over time. Logs that are kept for a time "consistent with applicable law" also fall under this case, since this period of time may be murky or undefined.

Classification: bad

Weight: 100



Service Title Rating Status Author
tinyurl logs are kept forever DECLINED user 447
Google "In some cases, we retain data for limited periods when it needs to be kept for legitimate business or legal purposes. You can read about Google’s data retention periods, including how long it takes us to delete your information." DECLINED import script Bot
Bitwarden "We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs." DECLINED phileas
Huawei "Huawei will automatically collect and log some information, such as the time of access, access count, IP address, and information about incidents (such as errors, crashes, restarts, and upgrades)" DECLINED mikkkael Curator
Ubisoft "We will keep your Data for the time needed to apply these sanctions. This Data may include for example your Account identifier, your game data, your IP address, the identifier of your device and your chat history." DECLINED (deactivated)
devsoap "We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data" DECLINED johndevs
LinkedIn "We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology (e.g., our off-site plugins), such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.</p>" DECLINED radiorahim Curator
Bitwarden "web server logs." DECLINED phileas
Shopify "In general, we keep your personal information throughout your relationship with us. For merchants, this means we will keep your information as long as you maintain a store on your platform. For partners, this means we will keep your information until you inform us that you wish to terminate your partner relationship with us. For our merchants’ customers, we generally process your information solely as a data processor on behalf of our merchants, and it is up to the merchant to determine how long they will store your information in our systems." DECLINED ToS;DRemuedu Curator
Moddb.com "Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods." APPROVED ToS;DRemuedu Curator
Telegram "Unless stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy, the personal data that you provide us will only be stored for as long as it is necessary for us to fulfill our obligations" DECLINED FreeWee
Fandango "<p>We will keep your information only for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, unless a longer retention is required or permitted by law. We may delete or de-identify your information sooner if we receive a verifiable deletion request, subject to exemptions under applicable law. The retention period that applies to your information may vary depending on the Services you use and how you interact with them.</p>" APPROVED Peepo Staff
Bitwarden "What information Bitwarden collects and why Information from website browsers <p> If you're <strong>just browsing the website</strong>, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether they have an account or not. </p> <p> The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the visitor's browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. </p> <p> We collect this information to better understand how our website visitors use Bitwarden, and to monitor and protect the security of the website." DECLINED Joe
pixel8ednerds "Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics" DECLINED Esmooth Curator
Redbubble "7. STORAGE TIME <p>We will only store your personal data as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they were collected or – where the law provides for longer retention periods – for the duration of the retention period required by law. After that your personal data will be deleted.</p>" APPROVED Peepo Staff
MiiCharacters "Like many other Web sites, MiiCharacters.com makes use of log files." APPROVED jamesjpk123
WhatsApp "Your messages are stored on your own device. If a message cannot be delivered immediately (for example, if you are offline), we may keep it on our servers for up to 30 days as we try to deliver it. If a message is still undelivered after 30 days, we delete it. To improve performance and deliver media messages more efficiently, such as when many people are sharing a popular photo or video, we may retain that content on our servers for a longer period of time. " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
WordReference "To keep the site enjoyable and safe for all users, we log IP address from registration and posting messages and save old email addresses of registered forum members. This information is invaluable for security of the site and its members. <br>We generally do not retain IP logs of unregistered visitors in more than 30 days. </p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Discord "We generally retain personal data for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes identified herein." APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Pocket "We will keep your information only for as long as we need it to provide you services, manage our business or as required by law or contract.</p" APPROVED Sandova
Temp Mail "Like most standard apps and web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use." DECLINED Xilor
Kahoot! "We keep your personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include (i) for as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide our Services to you. (ii) as required by a legal obligation to which we are subject to. (iii) or as advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations)." DECLINED Peepo Staff
Auttaja "We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.</em> <br>We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than ." APPROVED pederdm000 Staff
Dailymotion "The records of Dailymotion are stored on our systems in accordance with standard safety practices and applicable laws. The Dailymotion records shall be considered proof of emails exchanged, registration forms sent, videos uploaded, and other activity within the Dailymotion Service, being agreed that, in the event of a discrepancy between our records and any paper or electronic documents in Your possession, our records shall be authoritative and controlling" DECLINED (deactivated)
f.lux "Whenever you interact with our Website or Software using your browser or device, we automatically receive and record information in our server logs, which may include your IP address, device identification, “cookie” information, system and display information, and the type of browser and/or device on which you’re using or accessing our Website or Software." DECLINED napen123
Crain's Chicago Business "We may log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet required for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.</p> <p> <em>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Instagram "For example, when you search for something on Facebook, you can access and delete that query from within your search history at any time, but the log of that search is deleted after 6 months." DECLINED Photon Curator
Instagram "We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services and Facebook Products, or until your account is deleted - whichever comes first." APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
likee "We use the following criteria to determine the period for which we will keep your information:</p> <ul> <li>our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;</li> <li>obligation(s) under the applicable laws and regulations to retain data for a certain period of time;</li> <li>statute of limitations under the applicable laws;</li> <li>our reasonable business purposes. and</li> <li>disputes or potential disputes.</li> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
IRecommend.ru " Данные также могут храниться дольше, если у нас есть основания полагать, что они могут понадобиться нам в будущем, например, для защиты от судебных исков.</p> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Artspace "<p>We will retain your information for as long as is necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested from us or for as long as we reasonably require to retain the information for our legitimate interests." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Neurohr Bytes Software "<strong>In backup systems</strong> your data cannot be deleted due to technical limitations. However only technical personnel of the data processors have access to these backups. </p> <p>After one year this access is further limited. Only the management of Neurohr Bytes Software e.U. has access on backups aged one year and older.</p> <p>The management of Neurohr Bytes Software e.U. is obliged to access this data only with the consent of Neurohr Bytes Software e.U.'s Data Protection Officer</p> Transmission within member states of the European Union " APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Doxy "<p>Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.</p> <p>Therefore:</p> <ul> <li>Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.</li>" DECLINED Dr_Jeff Staff
Facebook "For example, when you search for something on Facebook, you can access and delete that query from within your search history at any time, but the log of that search is deleted after 6 months. If you submit a copy of your government-issued ID for account verification purposes, we delete that copy 30 days after review, unless otherwise stated. Learn more about deletion of content you have shared and cookie data obtained through social plugins. " APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
xda-developers " Information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Prezi "<b>We may retain logs of automatically collected information (for internal analytics). your email address. your tax information. communications with you. and your transactional information (for auditing, tax, and financial purposes). When we no longer have a legitimate business interest in retaining data, we will delete or anonymize it." APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Fiverr "We will retain personal information for the following purposes:</p> <ul> <li> <p>as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations, e.g. so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenge. and</p> </li> <li> <p>in relation to personal information from closed accounts to comply with applicable laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Site terms and take other actions as permitted by law.</p> </li>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Okta "<p>We will retain your Personal Data for a period of time that is consistent with the original purpose of the data collection, or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data by considering the amount, nature and sensitivity of your Personal Data processed, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data and whether we can achieve the purposes of the processing through other means, and on the basis of applicable legal requirements (such as applicable statutes of limitation).</p>" DECLINED dayxhtrtbv
Forbes " Log Files <p>The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user's IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user's browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used for our business purpose of internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Site." APPROVED welda Curator
Simply Earth "When you use the Site, we automatically receive and record certain information from your computer (or other device) and your browser." APPROVED welda Curator
ADT " <b>Log Files:</b>&nbsp;We gather certain information automatically and store it in log files" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Guiding Tech "As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
USSeek " <b>Log Files</b> </p> <p> Like many other Web sites, USSeek makes use of log files." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Alibaba "We will collect details of user activities, transactions and interactions on the Platform including information relating to the types and specifications of the products and services purchased, pricing and delivery information, dispute and complaint records, communications between users and any information disclosed in any discussion forum.</p>" APPROVED private prawn Curator
NordVPN "Access logs. As most websites on the internet, our website collects access logs (such as IP address, browser type, operating system) to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Science News "These log files are stored in a secure location and used in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Websites.</p>" APPROVED (deactivated)
APK Pure Logs are kept for an undefined period of time APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
EDRi "The server software retains access logs (which contain individual IP addresses and pages visited) for the purposes of troubleshooting and generating aggregate statistics. We use this information to provide an indication of faults and to identify peak usage times so that we can decide when to make major site modifications." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
SpanishDict "Log data: </strong>When you use the SpanishDict Services, our servers record information ("Log data")." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Cloudflare "Log files:</b> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
ExploreLearning "ExploreLearning collects information about your use of this site through tracking, cookies, and log files" APPROVED (deactivated)
Index Education "<li> <b>Gestion de nos serveurs</b> <br> INDEX ÉDUCATION stocke des informations sur vos connexions à ses sites internet.<br> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Calendly "When you use Calendly, our servers automatically record information (“log data”), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
JulMan " Pour fournir les produits JulMan, nous recueillons des donnés que nous pouvons stocker et réutiliser. </p> Informations sur votre connexion et votre ordinateur <p> Nous récupérons ces informations sur votre appareil : </p> <ul> <li> Si vous être sur téléphone ou sur ordinateur . </li> <li> Le navigateur vous utilisez . </li> <li> Le thème de votre navigateur </li> </ul> Votre adresse IP est aussi temporairement collectée et stockée dans les fichiers journaux de nos serveurs. " DECLINED Agnes de Lion Staff
mail.com Logs are kept for an undefined period of time APPROVED User_green
CodeSandbox "Our servers keep log files" APPROVED private prawn Curator
W3Schools ""Log files", and User Accounts, track actions occurring on the Site" APPROVED private prawn Curator
Privacy "We may retain data about you for a period of time consistent with applicable law." APPROVED private prawn Curator
invited.tv "Retention of Data<p>We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy." PENDING pederdm000 Staff
Universal Minecraft Converter "This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.<br>Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies." CHANGES REQUESTED pederdm000 Staff


Comments:
On 2019-04-02 11:36:21 UTC, ps Curator wrote:

Should this be just in general "logs" and not user logs? In that case it would cover also server logs which are way more often mentioned in ToS.