DATA PROTECTION

As the operator of these pages, we treat your personal data, e.g. Name and e-mail address, in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. The use of our website is basically possible without providing personal data. Personal data can usually only be entered in contact forms on our pages. This is done only on a voluntary basis, the use of the site in no way depends on it. However, the inclusion of additional services in our site may result in different rules. We therefore inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data. Please bear in mind that the transmission of data on the Internet may have security gaps and that complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. Some cookies are for ease of use, others are used to track user behavior. When we use cookies on our website, this serves to optimize our website and our offers. These are mostly so-called “session cookies”, which are deleted after the end of your visit. You can prevent the installation of cookies by activating the corresponding security settings in your browser. For details, please refer to the explanations of the browser manufacturer.

SERVER LOG-FILES

For technical reasons, our web space provider collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits. These are essentially: type and version of the browser; used operating system; the website from which you visited us; Website (s) you visit with us; Host name of the accessing computer; The date and time of your access (i.e., the server request); Your IP address. According to the provider, this data can not be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. However, if we are aware of specific indications of unlawful use, we reserve the right to review these data retrospectively.

CONTACT FORM

We offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail and / or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent. A comparison of the data collected with data, which may be collected by other components of our site, is also not done.

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE BUTTONS

We have prepared our website for the use of social media share buttons. By clicking on the corresponding graphic you will be redirected to the services of the respective network. The Share button does not establish direct contact between the social network and our visitors until the visitor actively clicks on the share button. Only then will your data be transmitted to the respective social network. If the share button is not clicked, there will be no exchange between you and the social networks.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF YOUTUBE

Our website is prepared to use components of the Google-powered YouTube site. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages that has a video embedded in it, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. It tells the Youtube server which of our pages you visited when watching the video. If you are logged in to your YouTube account at the same time, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information about how to handle user data, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK

On our website the “SHARE” button of the social network Facebook is integrated. If you visit a page of our website that contains this plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by him into the website.

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you press the “SHARE” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published via your Facebook profile, corresponding to your preferences.

Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and tailor-made Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook uses user, interest and relationship profiles, eg. For example, to evaluate your use of our website in relation to the advertisements displayed on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF TWITTER

Our website is prepared for use of features of the Twitter service. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in Account Settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), for the needs-based design and ongoing optimization of our website. In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies  are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website such as

– browser type / version;

– used operating system;

– Referrer URL (the previously visited page);

Host name of the accessing computer (IP address);

– Time of the server request.

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us, and providing other website and internet related services for the purposes of market research and tailoring our website. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. The IP addresses are also anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to the full extent. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the cookie-generated and related to your use of our website data (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

You can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Click here. More information about Google Analytics can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

SSL ENCRYPTION

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from “http: //” to “https: //” and the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

INFORMATION, DELETION, LOCKING

It is your right that you receive on request information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can always contact us for further information on personal data.

Our Web Hosting Platform and their Security

WP Engine continually monitors developments in data security, privacy, and compliance around the globe, and we have invested considerable resources in preparing for EU Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”). We have always upheld the core privacy principles behind GDPR, as evidenced by our early adoption of the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield programs, and take very seriously (and humbly) the trust our customers place in us when they choose to store personal data on our platform.

WP Engine will comply with GDPR’s requirements, both as a controller of our customers’ account data and a processor of the end-user personal data our customers store on our platform. In support of our customers’ compliance efforts, we have updated our terms to reflect the obligations we have as a processor under GDPR. (Such additional contractual obligations are commonly referred to as a Data Privacy Addendum , or a “DPA.”) These changes became effective May 10, 2018, and our DPA already applies to you by reference in your existing agreement. We encourage you to view this changelog and familiarize yourself with our terms to better understand how we support you and protect the security and privacy of your data.

We also encourage our customers to begin assessing their own internal readiness if they haven’t already done so. A good resource for understanding the changes implemented by GDPR can be found here, or you can read the full text of the regulation.

DATA PRIVACY ADDENDUM (DPA) FAQ

Q: Do WP Engine’s terms include a Data Privacy Addendum?

A: Our DPA is linked from both our Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. The DPA applies to everyone, automatically, without the need to sign anything.

Q: Does a DPA need to be signed or can it just exist in the Privacy Policy?

A: No, the DPA does not need to be signed. The exact language of the GDPR says: “The contract … shall be in writing, including in electronic form.” It is an accepted tenet of contract law that a written agreement includes online or clickthrough terms, and GDPR even calls out electronic contracts as being perfectly acceptable.

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