Privacy policy

Last updated: 12 Oct 2016

Privacy was the one of the main goals behind the creation of this site. Read on to see how your privacy is protected.

So how private is this site exactly

By default images are covered with multiple layers of protection. The SSL encryption prevents unauthorised interception of the data that your browser exchanges with unsee web server. Images are not stored on the server indefinitely. They are not actually stored as files at all. Instead they are stored in memory for exactly the period that is specified in sharing settings. After the said period, they are wiped from RAM. No temporary backup files or other ways exist to recover the images.

It’s not impossible, but pretty hard for a 3rd party to download the images shared on Unsee. For instance it’s not possible to just right-click and save image. It’s not allowed to open developer tools in browser and to modify the DOM tree to get to images. Due to the way the images are loaded, they are not registered as a resource by the browser at all. But even if all of the above is bypassed, every image is watermarked with the viewer’s IP address as the last resort. Coupled with stripping of internal image data and a blocking system to prevent malicious users from opening the same album again, this site should prove to be one of the safest after not sharing images at all.

Browser data

Every time you load an unsee page your browser makes a request to the unsee web servers. Every such request contains quite a bunch of data such as

The example of one such request could look like the following:

12.123.12.123 https://unsee.cc - [21/Aug/2016:18:50:09 +0000] "GET /babababa HTTP/1.1" 200 1259 "https://unsee.cc/babababa" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_5) AppleWebKit/601.6.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/9.1.1 Safari/601.6.17" 0.233 127.0.0.1:9000 - This is what the web server puts into a log file and what is stored for up to a year.

Chat messages

Whenever you use a chat window to send messages the following data gets stored:

Chat messages are stored as a plain text file dump for future reference (if need arises) for about a year.

The example of a single message looks like the following:

babababa(2): I've added 1 new image

Image uploads

The fact of image upload and information about it is also stored in a separate csv log file. Mor specifically the log record includes date of the upload, album name, your IP and user-agent(browser fingerprint) name.

The example of a single log file row for a single image upload looks like the following:

2016-10-02T22:19:04+03:00,zarebonu_57f15da8558bb,172.17.0.1,"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:49.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/49.0"

Data in this file is stored for up to a year

Exceptions to storage period

In case you willfully violated the terms of service and were caught doing so, your data may be stored indefinitely to prevent you from using the site in future. As well as to be provided to possible requests from law enforcement.

Cookies and Tracking:

Unsee.cc uses Google Analytics to understand how site performs and to know the needs of its audience. Google Analytics uses cookies to track users. The cookies are set for the unsee.cc domain, effectively meaning that the site itself sets and uses cookies. Please refer to Google Analytics privacy policy for more information. Cookies are sparsely and rarely used by the site itself to facilitate its functionality. Cookies are created for specific users and for specific use-cases and usually are stored only for a few seconds. No private or technical information is stored.

Do Not Track

It's understandable that you might want your privacy in terms of tracking. Unsee respects the DNT header. You can easily opt out of being tracked by flipping the DNT header checkbox in your browser’s settings.

Please be advised that this does not disable the webserver log

Reasons for logging

The only reason behind logging of users' actions (specifically image uploads and chat messages) is to assist in catching a criminal.

Under no circumstances will the said logs be passed or shown to somebody, who is not trying to catch a bad guy, who made a bad thing and involved Unsee in doing it.

Such bad things might involve (among others) harassment, child pornography, drugs, terrorism and any other ill-minded stuff that is punished by law in EU.

Under no circumstances will people behind Unsee.cc be liable for something that you might upload here. But we will do our best to stop you from doing it, or help people that can.

But please keep in mind, that only the user data for a particular album would be released to the authorities (when/if they request it), not all the data for all uploads there is.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Privacy Policy page may be updated from time to time to reflect the current state of things. Please check this page regularly to keep yourself informed.

Contact a human

For questions, help and feature requests feel free to send emails to info@unsee.cc.