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 name of your internet access provider.
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.
When ordering our newsletter
If you have expressly consented, we will use your e-mail address and personal information to send you regularly our newsletter. Only necessary personal information will be collected and it will include (not limited to) the following:
We are using Mailchimp Services – so you can always correct, control or delete your information. Additionally at the end of each newsletter you will find a link where you can unsubscribe at any time.
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 (see point 4) 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.
More information about Google Analytics can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
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.
Finally, a plugin for the short message service Twitter is also included on our website. You can recognize these plugins by the Twitter logo. When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you press the Twitter button while logged in to your Twitter account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. 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.
If you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter account.
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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