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Updated: Oct 23, 2018

At dive.site, we are committed to our duty of protecting any information we collect from you. As personal data can be especially sensitive, we collect as little of it as possible and safeguard it as well as we can.

Because we believe in a culture of transparency, below you can see detailed explanations of what personal information we collect from you, how we collect it and what we use it for.

What personal data we collect and why

When you register

  • We collect email addresses for the account system. Every account is unique due to the uniqueness of the email address, which is used to identify you as a user, log you in, notify you, connect you with your collaborators.
  • We collect names in order to make the interaction between you and other users easier.
  • We collect IP addresses in order to detect the misuse of the system, combat abuse, and for logging purposes.
  • If you register with Facebook or Google, we collect your profile’s avatar URL.

When you upload a file:

  • We store the files on Amazon servers.

How long is the data processed

The processing starts when you create an account and ends when you delete it or ask us to remove the data.

Where your personal data is stored

All the data is stored in data centers in EU countries for optimal performance. All other third party services are located within the EU.

What do we do to safeguard the data

dive.site has high standards for security and actively maintains appropriate technical and organizational measures for protection of the security, confidentiality and integrity of data.


  • We set a cookie for logging you in. There's no way to avoid that. Cookies are essential for keeping you authenticated.
  • We use Google Analytics and they set a few cookies on their own. While this service monitors your behavior, Google promises all data is anonymized.
  • We use UserReport for user feedback, and they set cookies as well to track your movement. We don’t tell them who you are, so they shouldn’t know any personal information about you.
  • We use Google reCaptcha to prevent spam.
  • You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting, you won't be able to use your account.

You have the right to:

  • Access your data. You can contact us at sharks@dive.site and ask for a copy of your personal data.
  • Update your data. You can access your account and update any of your data. All your personal data is viewable and editable in your account.
  • Delete your data ("The right to be forgotten"). You can achieve that by deleting your account. We do not keep your personal information after your account is deleted.

3rd parties with whom personal information may be shared

Party name Data disclosed Purpose Observations
Amazon AWS
email, name We use Amazon SES for email delivery.
files We use Amazon S3 for file storage.
email, name, IP Some events are notified in a private channel dive.site uses. Name and email are used to identify the user. For example, we get notified when the system detects an abuse so we can act swiftly.

PS: this sharing is made via a secure, encrypted connection.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time by giving notice on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the top. If you object to any of the changes to this policy, you must cease using this service and can request removal of the personal data.

Get in touch with us

If you have any concern about the well-being of your personal data you shared with us, please contact us at sharks@dive.site. We'll work with you to sort things up and make sure your data is and remains safe.