This policy helps you to understand how we collect, share and use information about you. It applies to this website as well as to services and products connected with it (e.g., ad reviews).

If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our services or interact with any other aspect of our business.

Our aim is to offer this information as complete and helpful as possible, so please reach out in case something is missing or incomprehensible.

Who we are

Our company webgilde GmbH is located in Germany and provides IT services and solutions. We maintain websites like https://webgilde.com or https://wpadvancedads.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

When you use a contact form, your message is sent via email to one of our inboxes. The content of your email and metadata like address or IP can be stored there as well.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Our websites are using 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.

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.

IP-anonymisation is activated. We also made use of the feature that automatically removes personalized information after 26 months.

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 addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

We may enable server logs if needed (e.g., to prevent or avert an attack on our server). Server logs contain the time, IP address, user agent, and page visited. We are keeping them only as long as needed. We are not cross-referencing them with other information.

Newsletter

We maintain a newsletter with information about ad-related topics. By subscribing, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

To prevent misuse, a double opt-in is required, which means that you will receive an email to confirm your subscription before we can send you anything else.

Once you are subscribed, you can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By subscribing, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Who we share your data with

Locally stored data is only visible to those team members who have a viable reason to access it. They are not shared with external parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are only using services that are currently needed and try to limit especially external solutions. Only team members with a viable interest have access to personalized data as well.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We react to any information regarding potential data breaches within 48 hours on working days. The detailed process depends on the nature of this breach. We start by estimating whether personalized information is affected and inform the appropriate parties about it.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. If changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice on this website.

Contact

You can reach our data protection team here.