Every time you visit our website, your browser automatically sends information to the server of our website and temporarily stores it in a so-called log file. The following files are recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
– the IP address of the requesting computer,
– the date and time of access,
– the name and URL of the retrieved file,
– the website from which the access was made,
– the operating system of your computer and the browser you use,
The collection and processing of this data is for the purpose of facilitating the use of our website (connection establishment), to ensure the system security and stability on a permanent basis, the technical administration of the network infrastructure and the optimization of our Internet offerings and for internal statistical purposes. The IP address is evaluated only in case of attacks on the network infrastructure as well as for statistical purposes, without it being possible to draw any conclusions about yourself.
Cookies neither damage the hard disk of your computer nor are personal data transmitted to us by setting cookies.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a note always appears when you receive a new cookie. You can also delete already stored cookies.
Disabling cookies may mean that you can not use all features of our website.
Disclosure of your data to third parties
We only disclose your personal data if you have expressly consented to a legal obligation to do so or if this is necessary for the enforcement of our rights, in particular for the enforcement of claims arising from a contractual relationship with you.
Information, correction, blocking and deletion of your data
You are entitled to a right to information about personal data stored about you and a right to correction of inaccurate data as well as their blocking and deletion. Please see above else you can send us an e-mail for further information on the use of your personal data.
We need to take a small Fee for the administration of these E-mails requests.
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
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Our Web Hosting Platform and what they say about 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: 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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