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Privacy policy

If you have any questions, please reach out to Support <support at> via email.

What we collect and why

The only data we require of your account is your email address; a name of your choosing; your timezone; and a password. Your email, name, and timezone are stored in "plain text". Your password is stored after processing with bcrypt, from which the original password cannot be devised without a computationally expensive process. However, given your password, we can determine that it matches our stored key without expensive processing. The purpose of this step is to ensure that should our database become compromised, your original password will be difficult to recover. Regardless, you are strongly encouraged to use a unique password for your Five Years Back account.

We also obtain some information from your web browser as you use our services and store it for up to 30 days:

You are not able to delete this information. The purpose of this data collection is to inform Five Years Back of any unknown activity on your account. If we permitted deletion of this information, someone who obtains unauthorized access to your account would be able to delete it, too.

If you choose to use our paid services, we will store a token which is used to bill your payment method. Information like your credit card number cannot be recovered from this token.

We also use cookies to store long-lived authorization data, to remember that you're logged into your account between visits without prompting you for your password again. We also use cookies to store short-lived information, like the fact that we have to tell you on the next page you load that we completed some operation sucessfully for you.

How we share your information with third-parties

None of your information is shared with third parties. We do not embed third-party content in our website, with one exception: on the billing page, we embed a script from Stripe. This measure is taken to improve your privacy and allows us to avoid directly handling your credit card information.

We permit user-generated content to include images from and links to third-party sites. On pages displaying this content, information may be sent to these third-parties. This information includes:

We are not responsible for any additional information your web browser may send to these third parties.

If you use any of our paid services, we will transmit your payment information to a third-party payment processor. You will be notified of this before the information is transmitted, and given an opportunity to prevent its transmission. We will be unable to provide you with paid services if you decline to transmit this information.

We may also be required to remit your data upon receiving an order from a court of the Republic of Poland. If permitted by the order, you will be notified if this happens.

How to access and control the information we've collected

You may submit a request via email to Support <support at> to request an archive of the information we've collected about you, or to request that we remove any information we've collected about you.

Changes to this document

We may make changes to this document with no less than 2 weeks notice. Notice of these changes will be sent to the email on file for your account.