4shared Privacy Policy
Last Revised: March 2, 2017

This privacy policy ("Policy") explains how information you provide to us is collected, used and disclosed by 4shared ("we" or "us") with respect to your access and use of 4shared's online file storage and sharing service located at www.4shared.com, (the "Service") and our mobile applications ("Apps" or "App"), collectively, our Digital Properties, so you can make an informed decision about using the Service.

We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on this Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any information you provide to us or collected about you will be used.

What Information Do We Collect?

The following types of information may be collected while you use our Digital Properties:
- Personal information you choose to provide to us such as your name, mailing address, and email address.
- Non-personal information including, but not limited to, location, browser type, IP address, mobile device type and identifier, screen resolution, operating system, the date and time of a visit or use, the pages visited on this Service and areas accessed in the App, the time spent viewing the Digital Properties, and return visits to the Digital Properties.
- Wireless Network usage information including, but not limited to, network performance, mobile identity, and network access point identifier.
- Aggregated information as you and others browse and use our Digital Properties.

We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies", beacons and other similar technology to improve the Service and your experience. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services made available via the Service.The use of cookies and beacons by our partners is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

Uses of Information

The information we collect may be used for such purposes as:

- To respond your inquiries and requests.
- To operate our Digital Properties and improve your experience.
- To identify or repel possible threats to Digital Properties security.
- To conduct research about Digital Properties usage.
- For advertising purposes in order to deliver the most relevant ads to you.
- To plan and evaluate wireless networks.
- To analyze aggregate consumer trends.
- To conduct cybersecurity research.

Analytics and Research Services

We may use third-party analytics and research services to better understand how visitors interact with Digital Properties. These services provide non-personally identifiable data including but not limited to data on where visitors came from, what actions they took, and where visitors went when they left Digital Properties. We use this information to improve your experience when visiting our Digital Properties. We may also work with other partners to conduct research surveys in order to improve the user experience on our Digital Properties. Their data practices are regulated by the privacy statements of these partners.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

We partner with third-party ad networks to display advertising within our Digital Properties. Our ad network partners use Web beacons and log files to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on our Digital Properties to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.

We may also share non-personally identifiable information with third-party targeted interest-based advertising data providers for the purpose of facilitating advertising services for their customers, such as ad networks and other third-party websites and applications.

You can opt out from interest-based advertising by visiting websites of advertising networks and data providers. You can also use opt-out instructions from websites of self-regulatory organizations:

Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) – www.networkadvertising.org/choices
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) – www.aboutads.info/choices
Digital Advertising Alliance Canada (DAAC) – youradchoices.ca/choices
Digital Advertising Alliance EU (EDAA) – www.youronlinechoices.com
DAA AppChoices page – www.aboutads.info/appchoices

Additionally, we may share information with service providers who may assist us in responding to your inquiries or requests, or otherwise perform some business or operational function for us. We may also disclose personal information about you if required to do so by law, including without limitation, by search warrant, subpoena or court order; to protect our and third-party rights; and for purposes disclosed at time of collection.

Anonymous Data Collection: Airpush, Inc. collects data relating to your use of this and other apps and your device and use of the device, such as Bluetooth beacon data, hashed or encrypted values of your email or phone number, geolocation, and other permission-based user information. You will see the ↓ icon whenever data is being collected. Collected data will be shared with third parties for advertising, analytics and market research purposes. For further information Airpush, Inc.'s data collection and use practices, please see Airpush, Inc.'s Technology Privacy Statement and Privacy Policy. You may opt-out of interest-based ads by clicking here.

We share location, network diagnostic information, sensor diagnostic information, and other data related to your use of our application with our partner, OpenSignal, Inc., but such information that we share will not include any personally identifiable information about you. OpenSignal will use the information that we share about you to create aggregated anonymous data and OpenSignal is the sole owner of that data.

To learn more about the use of this aggregated anonymous data, we recommend that you review OpenSignal's Privacy Policy. To opt-out of our sharing of this information with OpenSignal, please contact us at legal@4shared.com with a request that we not share your information with OpenSignal and we will honour this request.


We take reasonable measures to help maintain data we collect through our Digital Properties in a secure manner.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our Digital Properties may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. We do not own or control such websites and this Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected through our Digital Properties. Their data practices are regulated by the privacy statements of these websites.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at legal@4shared.com