Privacy Policy

This policy outlines how Horizon handles user data.

At Horizon.Pics (Horizon), we take user-privacy extremely seriously. Whenever developing features and handling user information, we always take privacy into consideration. As privacy enthusiasts and activists, we strongly believe that privacy is needed more than ever in today's digital age. The pronouns "we" and "us" represent Horizon.Pics as a whole, including its operators and developers, while the pronoun "you" represents you, the end-user.

Scope

This privacy policy outlines how Horizon.Pics collects and handles user information. Other services have their own privacy policies which do not apply to Horizon.Pics.

Data Collection

Horizon collects user information to operate the service. The following is a list of types of data we collect, as well as the justification.

Login & Registration

  • Username

Horizon uses your username to identify you across the service.

  • Argon2id Hashed Password

Your password is used for authentication. It is never stored in plaintext, but instead in an irreversible format (hashed).

  • SHA-512 Hashed IP Address

Your IP address is logged in an irreversibly hashed format to combat against abuse while maintaining privacy.

  • Timestamp

The timestamp of login and registration is used for anonymous aggregated statistics.

User Content

  • Timestamp

The timestamps of file uploads, short link creations and paste creations are used for anonymous aggregated statistics.

  • Uploaded Files, Links, Pastes & Associated Metadata

Your uploaded files and associated metadata are persistently stored until deletion so that we can host your files.

Links are stored so we can redirect users who access them.

Unencrypted paste content is stored so we can host it. Encrypted pastes are stored but cannot be read by anybody, including developers of Horizon, without their encryption/decryption keys. These keys are never stored by Horizon and are solely generated, stored and shown locally.

  • Settings

Your settings are stored so the service can adhere to your customization preferences.

Data Sharing

We have never and will never sell, rent or sublease our users' personal information to any third party.

Explicit Consent

With your explicit consent, we may transfer your personal information.

Legal Requirement

If prompted by a legal entity with a valid warrant and/or subpoena, Horizon may share personal user information with them. If it is legal to do so, we will put out a public announcement on our website and/or social media platforms.

Data Retention

User-uploaded content is retained indefinitely until they are deleted. Users may delete their content at anytime instantly by going into their dashboards. After a file is deleted, it cannot be recovered. We do not keep logs of deleted content.

Personal user information is retained indefinitely until we receive a deletion request. Please send an email to privacy@horizon.pics if you would like to request permanent account deletion.

Data Security

Horizon stores user data securely on servers that have limited access. We take precautions in attempt to prevent unauthorized access to user information. For example, sensitive information, such as passwords and IP addresses, are hashed and salted before being stored in our database.

Disclosure

If Horizon knows of any breach or compromise of user information, we will notify users by placing a public announcement on our website and social media platforms within 7 days of discovering the incident.

Data Processing

User information is stored on servers located in Germany and is subject to GDPR guidelines.

We regularly back up data to prevent total data loss in the event that a malfunction occurs. These backups are permanently deleted after a maximum of 7 days to protect user privacy.

Children's Data

Horizon does not knowingly collect the personal information of users under the age of 13 years old. If you know of users under the age of 13 using Horizon, please report them to contact@horizon.pics immediately. We will then permanently delete their personal information from our systems.

Questions?

Send an email to contact@horizon.pics and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Policy updated on October 17, 2021.

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