Privacy Policy for printfu.org

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At printfu.org, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by printfu.org and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, printfu.org makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
printfu.org does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on printfu.org.
.:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to printfu.org and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on printfu.org send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

printfu.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. printfu.org's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

About

DMCA, legal, and useful information

How does PrintFu work?

PrintFu is a PDF search engine and does not store, hold or retain any of the files it indexes. When a user searches, the list of files displayed are available for preview in the web browser using a Google Doc widget, on the preview page there is a link in the upper right corner marked "Download PDF" which links to where the file is located.

Who owns the files on PrintFu?

The original creator or rights holder owns the files. PrintFu merely displays links and previews of files available freely on the web.

How can I stop my files appearing on PrintFu?

PrintFu searches the web and displays details of PDF files that are freely and publicly available on the internet. If you do not want search engines to index your PDF files (or other specific filetypes) you can use an X-Robots tag within your HTTP header to prevent this.

Here is a Google page about the topic: http://code.google.com/web/controlcrawlindex/docs/robots_meta_tag.html

I'm thinking of filing a DMCA notification or claim

Your claim will be invalid, PrintFu has not copied or published your files, PrintFu is a PDF search engine, the files that appear through PrintFu are being loaded from your server where you have published the files and made them publicly available.

Your PDF files will also appear if you use the Advanced Search function of any major search engine and specify a filetype or file-format of PDF.

Is PrintFu the only PDF search engine?

PrintFu is the original PDF search engine, but there are hundreds of imitators and alternatives. It is likely your PDF files are appearing in much the same manner on all of those sites too.

Is PrintFu evil?

No, we're the good guys. We're not infringing your rights, we haven't copied your files and we're not doing anything wrong. If you really need us to remove a file whilst you sort out your server or get a file removed from your site then we encourage you to contact us at the following email address: