Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy


This Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy was last updated on November 26, 2018.

  1. What data do we collect?

    We collect data you enter yourself and data about the device you use and your geolocation.

    • Data you enter yourself (not all the data you enter is publicly viewable)

      - Account data
      In order to access features on Devlob, an account is needed.
      When you create (or update) your account, we store the data you provide, such as your email, password, and username.

      - Profile data
      Profile data is again part of the account creation (or update), but includes more personalized information.
      Some of that data includes name, gender, date of birth, etc.

      - Shared content
      Devlob has a lot of features, one of them is the social network and social interaction in forums, blog, etc.
      We store all that information, your timeline posts, comments, likes, etc.

    • Technical data (not all the data we collect is publicly viewable)

      - System data
      Information about the device you use, IP address, browser, etc.

      - Usage data
      This is mostly for statistics. This is necessary for us to provide you with better quality.
      Some of that data includes blog posts viewed, profiles viewed, etc..

      - Geo data
      This is an approximate, we DON'T store your exact location. Geo data includes, country, city, etc.

  2. How do we collect data?

    Cookies by Devlob are used only for authentication and security. However, we use third party services such as Google Analytics and Hotjar. We don't have control over 3rd parties and what they use to track your activities.

    Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

    Examples of Cookies we use:
    Security Cookies: we use Security Cookies for security purposes.

    • Analytics

      We use two third-party services, Google Analytics and Hotjar.
      In combination with our data, we are able to provide you with better services. Furthermore, we can identify the services that under-perform and improve them or eliminate them.

      Online advertising
      We use third-party advertising services like Facebook and Google, to deliver ads about our services on other platforms and websites.
      To reduce cost on advertising and have better targeting ads, we utilize the data we gather.

    • Data you enter yourself and technical data stored automatically

      As explained above, we store data you enter on Devlob and we store technical data like your device and location.

  3. What we do with your data?

    We use your data to provide better services, secure your account and data, analyze the use of our services, serve personalized ads, etc.

    • Better services

      The data we collect helps us to find what works best for you and the platform.

    • Security

      An example is gelocation. Everytime you login on Devlob, we save your device and geolocation information.
      Doing that, it helps us to identify the user that authenticated to your profile. Suppose you live in Canada and somebody in a different country logs-in to your account, we can let you know for that unknown location that you never authenticated before!

    • Use of services and personalized ads

      A big amount of money is spend for marketing and advertising. In order to reduce our cost we use the collected data to improve our services and better target new users.

  4. Who we share your data with?

    Some of your data is publicly viewable, like your profile. However, you have the option to change the privacy of your timeline posts to private and only Devlob users that follow you, can view your private timeline posts.

    Furthermore we share certain data about you with third-party services to provide you with better services. An example is your email address that is shared with SparkPost to send emails.

    We may also share your data as needed for security, legal compliance, or as part of a corporate restructuring. Lastly, we can share data in other ways if it is aggregated or de-identified or if we get your consent.

  5. Transfer of data

    Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

    If you are located outside Albania and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Albania and process it there.

    Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

    Devlob will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

  6. Disclosure Of Data Legal Requirements
    Devlob may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    • To comply with a legal obligation
    • To protect and defend the rights or property of Devlob
    • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
    • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
    • To protect against legal liability
  7. Security

    The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Your password is an important part of our security system, and it is your responsibility to protect it. You should not share your password with any third party, and if you believe your password or account has been compromised, you should change it immediately and contact [email protected] with any concerns.

  8. Links to other sites

    Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

  9. Changes to this privacy policy

    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

    We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

    You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

  10. Accessing, updating, and deleting your personal data and account

    To update data you provide directly, log into your account and update your account at any time.

    To terminate your account or delete all your personal data, email us at [email protected].

    Even after your account is terminated, we retain your data for as long as we have a legitimate purpose to do so (and in accordance with applicable law), including to assist with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may retain and disclose such data pursuant to this Privacy Policy after your account has been terminated.

  11. Concerning children

    Devlob is a platform for software developers and software engineers. Programming is pure and can be practiced by children. Devlob encourages children to use Devlob in order to expose themselves to the programming world.

    However, we have no control over what your child might find on Devlob. Programming can be used for unethical activities as well and your child might earn some of that knowledge on Devlob.

    To make sure your child visits only the good parts of Devlob (we take actions against unethical posts, etc.) you are strongly advised to be next to your child while your child browses Devlob.