Last Revision: February 28, 2016

Information Collection

Franca Translation Inc. is the owner of and its related sites (“Ribbon”). Ribbon is an online service that provides users with short links that can be used in lieu of longer URLs and provide information regarding visitors to those short links.

When you submit a Project on Franca you provide two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose and Web Site use information collected by Ribbon as you interact with and related sites (the “Website”, “Ribbon sites”).

In the course of using Ribbon (whether as a Guest or Registered User), we may ask you to provide us with, or grant us access to, or permission to obtain, certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact you, identify you, or provide enhanced security; personally identifiable information may include, but not limited to, your name, email address, or mobile phone number (“Personal Information”).

Links submitted for short link creation on the Ribbon site is considered to be public information and may be utilized by Ribbon for other business-related purposes.

Information acquired through the use of our short links such as visitor information of internet users who click on Ribbon-created short-links is considered property of Franca.

Information Use

Ribbon does not Rent or sell user personal information in any part to 3rd parties. Ribbon does not share your contact information with other users or 3rd parties. All user information is secured with industry standard protocols and technology. By submitting a link as a Guest User or Registering as a Registered User you agree to the Ribbon Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Ribbon reserves the right to share aggregated demographic information with its partners and/or advertisers, such information will not be linked to personal information that identifies registered users, except in the case of fraud.

Changing or Deleting Your Information

All registered users may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their registration profile by contacting us or by making edits via their accounts. All users may deactivate their profile from your user accounts. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics tracking to review visitor website activities, including: page views, referrals, and advertising performance. In order to preserve privacy, the collected information is depersonalized and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals.

Cookies and Log data

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that stores information that can be used to make your experience on the Ribbon web site easier. Cookies are used solely for enabling functions on our web site such as automatically logging in a user. Cookies can be deactivated by logging out of an account. Cookies can be destroyed via the user’s browser. Guest users do not receive cookies.

When you enter the Website, Ribbon collects your IP address. This information is gathered for all Ribbon visitors and helps provide information for our development teams.


The Website may contain links to other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. Ribbon encourages its members to read the privacy policies of all websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Ribbon.


Ribbon takes industry standard protocols and technology to protect registered user information. All transactions performed through Ribbon are conducted in a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session. The Secure Socket Layer encrypts all transaction data for transmittal in a format that prevents data theft. This process protects all private information from being disclosed to third parties. While on a secure page, the lock icon at the bottom of a Web browser (i.e. Firefox or Chrome) becomes locked.

Ribbon also protects registered user information offline. All registered user information is restricted within our offices. Servers used to store personally identifiable information are housed in a secure, supervised environment. In addition, only Ribbon employees who need specific information to perform a task are granted access to personally identifiable information.

All credit card transactions are processed using secure encryption—the same level of encryption used by leading banks. Card information is transmitted, stored, and processed securely on a PCI-Compliant network.


Any photography used on this website is prohibited for downloading, republication, retransmission, reproduction or other used as a standalone file.


Ribbon sends all newly registered users a welcome email to validate their email address. At times, Ribbon sends service announcements to its registered Users. Registered Users cannot unsubscribe from service announcements that discuss upcoming changes that affect their Ribbon accounts. In addition, we communicate with registered members via personal emails or phone calls to provide requested services.

Notification of Changes

Ribbon reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Please review its contents frequently. If this Privacy Policy is altered, a notification will be placed on this website and in user Dashboards. By continuing to use Ribbon after changes have been made to this policy, you are consenting to the changes within.

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