Privacy & Cookie Policy

  1. General Information
    1. This Privacy Policy has been designed to inform you and notify you of the kinds, the scope and the purpose, as well as your rights concerning your data collected and processed by WP Lab, Matthias Krok web development, Mergelgasse 26, 40591 Düsseldorf, Germany (hereinafter referred to as „we“ or „us“).
    2. By visiting WP Lab websites and services you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
  2. Cookies
    1. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. We use Cookies in order to improve the usability of our services as well as for analyzing and personalizing purposes.
    2. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may some features of our site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly.
    3. Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
    4. You may opt-out from many ad-serving cookies by using the services provided by http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ for users form the European Union.
  3. Collection, Processing and Use of Personally Identifiable Data
    1. We will collect, process and use personally identifiable data beyond the scope already permitted by law and without your required further consent only to the extent necessary for the conclusion and execution of a contractual relationship, performing requests or for billing purposes.
    2. Your personal data are used for the following purposes:
      • The provision of our services and within them the acceptance, processing and execution of your orders.
      • Ensuring an efficient customer service and / or technical support. When you contact us your details will be stored in order to process the enquiry and in case additional questions arise.
      • Technical notifications concerning our service.
      • Sending newsletters or other advertising material, providing that you have given us your corresponding approval.
    3. We pass your data on to third parties where this is necessary for invoicing purposes (e.g. carrying out transactions or posting invoices) or for other reasons to enable us to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.
    4. We use the Akismet anti-spam service, provided by Automattic, Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA in order to separate out spam from regular user comments. Comment data will be sent to and processed by Akismet solely for this purpose. Akismet does not save the comment data permanently on its servers unless a comment was marked as false positiv, in which case akismet stores it long enough to use it to improve the service to avoid future false positives. For further information please refer to Akismet’s Privacy Policy: http://automattic.com/privacy/
    5. To protect your personally identifiable data collected and processed by us from unauthorized access and abuse, we have put a number of technical and organizational security measures in place. These security measures are monitored on a regular basis and updated according to technical progress as necessary. Our staff is well informed about privacy rules and obliged to follow them.
    6. As provided for by applicable provisions we are entitled to disclose and submit data for criminal prosecution and risk prevention purposes.
  4. Sending Information by Newsletter and Email
    1. Newsletters and emails that are not service-related, are not fulfilling our duties to perform our service and contain advertisement will only be send to you, if you have given us your prior consent.
    2. The content of the newsletter or email follows from its respective description. If no description is available, the content sent comprises information about us and our services.
    3. If you no longer want to receive our newsletter you can opt to stop receiving it at any time. Opt-out possibilities are included in each mail.
    4. You also give us the consent to store your IP addresses as part of the sign-up process. We are legally bound to record the log-on process so as to be able to verify that logging on is done in accordance with regulations.
  5. Server Log-Files
    1. During every visit of our websites information about IP address, referring URL, date/time, browser version and operating system, amount and state of transferred data is stored in the web server log files.
    2. We use the log data without any other personal or pseudonymous profiling as required by law only for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of our service
  6. Incorporation of third party services and content
    1. Third party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds and graphics from other websites, for example, can be incorporated on the website.
    2. This always presupposes that the provider of this content (hereafter referred to as the “third party provider”) always uses the user’s IP address. This is because without the IP address, they cannot send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is thus required for displaying this content.
    3. We endeavour only to use content of which the respective provider uses the IP address only for distributing the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third party provider saves the IP address for other purposes, such as statistical purposes, for example. If we are aware of this, we will clarify this in the following paragraphs.
  7. Google Analytics
    1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
    2. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
    3. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
    4. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
    5. As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website domain in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.
  8. Kissmetrics
    1. We use Kissmetric, a service provided by Kissmetrics, Chartbeat Inc. 847 Sansome St., Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94111 to obtain information regarding the activities that users engage in while visiting our website in order to analyze and improve the usage of our website and our service. The information includes browser information, operating system information, mobile device information, time of visit, and the referring site, application, or service.
    2. For information regarding the scope of data collection and further processing and usage by Kissmetric, as well as your rights and setting options pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please refer to Kissmetric’s Privacy Policy: https://www.kissmetrics.com/privacy.
    3. You can opt-out from being tracked by Kissmetic: https://www.kissmetrics.com/user-privacy
  9. HitTail
    1. We use HitTail, a service provided by HitTail.co, PO Box 7775 #46481, San Francisco, CA 94120-7775 to obtain information regarding the activities that users engage in while visiting our website in order to analyze and improve the usage of our website and our service. The information includes browser information, operating system information, mobile device information, time of visit, and the referring site, application, or service.
    2. For information regarding the scope of data collection and further processing and usage by HitTail, as well as your rights and setting options pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please refer to HitTail ‘s Privacy Policy: http://www.hittail.com/privacy/.
  10. Jetpack
    1. We use Jetpack, a service provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929 that applies the technology provided by Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153 to obtain information regarding the activities that users engage in while visiting our website in order to analyze and improve the usage of our website and our service. The information includes browser information, operating system information, mobile device information, time of visit, and the referring site, application, or service. Your IP-Adress will be anonymized.
    2. For information regarding the scope of data collection and further processing and usage by Jetpack, as well as your rights and setting options pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please refer to Quantcast ‘s Privacy Policy: https://www.quantcast.com/how-we-do-it/consumer-choice/privacy-policy/.
    3. You can opt-out from being tracked by Quantcast: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out.
  11. Crazy Egg
    1. We use Crazy Egg, a service provided by Crazy Egg, Inc, 16220 E. Ridgeview Lane, La Mirada, CA 90638 to obtain information regarding the activities that users engage in while visiting our website in order to analyze and improve the usage of our website and our service. The information includes browser information, operating system information, mobile device information, time of visit, and the referring site, application, or service.
    2. For information regarding the scope of data collection and further processing and usage by Crazy Egg, as well as your rights and setting options pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please refer to Crazy Egg ‘s Privacy Policy: https://www.crazyegg.com/privacy.
    3. You can opt-out from being tracked by Crazy Egg: http://www.crazyegg.com/opt-out.
  12. Use of Twitter Buttons
    1. This website uses Twitter-Buttons (e.g. “Twitter this”, “Twitter”, “Follow @twitter”) provided by the service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Twitter-Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the Twitter-Button’s content to user’s browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Twitter and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Twitter, its buttons doesn’t collect any personally identifiable data on users. If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Twitter, please log off from Twitter and delete all Twitter related cookies in your browser before entering our website.
    2. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user’s rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user’s privacy please visit Twitter’s privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.
  13. Contact and Notices
    1. In compliance with legal requirements we will at any time provide you with information on your personally identifiable data stored by us, free of charge and without undue delay.
    2. Furthermore, you are free to revoke the approvals granted by confirming this Privacy Policy, at any time and with future effect. If you wish to do so, please feel free to contact us using the contact data in our imprint.
  14. Necessary Amendments
    1. We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy with view to the provision of new services, if and to the extent necessary.
    2. The same applies if the current Privacy Policy is found to contain any gaps. Upon such amendment, we will contact our Users by email sent to the email address provided to us.