In these guidelines, we provide a little background about what Pastebin is, the types of data we have, and the conditions under which we will disclose private user information to law enforcement personnel. Before we get into the details, however, here are a few important details you may want to know:
▶ We will notify affected users about any requests for their account information, unless prohibited from doing so by law or court order.
▶ We will not disclose location-tracking data, such as IP address logs, without a valid court order or search warrant.
▶ We will not disclose any private user content, including the contents of private pastes, without a valid search warrant.
There is a variety of information publicly available on Pastebin about users and their pastes. User profiles can be found at a URL such as https://pastebin.com/u/username. User profiles display information about when the user created their account as well their public activity on Pastebin.com and social interactions. Public user profiles can also include additional information that a user may have chosen to share publicly. All user public profiles display:
Optionally, a user may also choose to share the following information publicly:
▶ An avatar
▶ Their location
▶ Their personal web page
Private account data
▶ Private email addresses
▶ Security access logs
Public paste data
Pastebin is home to millions of public pastes. You can browse public pastes in our archive. Pastes can include:
▶ The paste content itself
▶ Previous versions of the paste
▶ Username of the paste creator
▶ Logs of paste visits
Private paste data
Pastebin collects and maintains the same type of data for private pastes that can be seen for public pastes, except only the pastes owner can access private paste data.
Please make your requests as specific and narrow as possible, including the following information:
▶ Full information about authority issuing the request for information
▶ The name and badge/ID of the responsible agent
▶ An official email address and contact phone number
▶ The user, paste name/url(s) of interest
▶ The URLs of any pages of interest
▶ The description of the types of records you need
Please allow at least two weeks for us to be able to look into your request.