This is our data protection and privacy centre that contains all the information you need on what we do with your data. WP-Optimize is a brand of Simba Hosting Ltd. Many of the policies below are linked to our the website of our flagship product, UpdraftPlus, which shares the same policies. All of these policies are written to protect you, your data, and our ongoing ability to provide you and everybody else with sustainable services. Not everybody likes having lots of documents of this sort, but, they are largely mandated by the law (e.g. the EU GDPR law), and intended for everybody’s good. They are not because we are eager to find some smallprint to use to pounce upon our valued customers! You can read about our general approach in this blog post.
How we collect and process your data
- Please tell me how I can request that you delete the data that you hold on me, and what this involves (GDPR “right to erasure”, “right to be forgotten”)
- What data do we send to Mailchimp?
- Does using WP-Optimize cause any cookies to be set for my website visitors? (No)
- What happens If a cart is abandoned?
Terms and conditions
Data protection policies and agreements of/with relevant third parties
- N.B. It’s normal to have lots of suppliers. Don’t get worried and think “gosh, my data goes to a lot of people”. The point of the General Data Protection Regulation is to ensure the opposite. The agreements all generally say something equivalent, as required by law, to “though data may be processed on our systems, we have no permission to do anything with it that was not required by the customer (whether through direct action or necessarily to provide the service they purchased)”. The agreements are part of the process of assurance that data is being handled according to best privacy practices. As required by law, we do not have any suppliers who cannot provide such assurances.
- Simba Hosting Ltd to XIBO Ltd (Xibo are a UK company who process data that we have gathered as part of our provision of support and other services)
- Stripe (our payment processor for card payments) – general policy on data transfers, and privacy shield policy.
- Linode (a supplier used by us for technical resources for various servers (not all of which process any customer data)) comply with the EU-US “Privacy Shield” framework – see here. Here is a copy of the Data Processing Agreement with them.
- ReSmush.it (compression image service) – We do not store any information on our servers during compression and the ReSmush.it service, pictures are stored for no more than 15 minutes after which are removed from the server. Only information is saved is filesize, time of process and picture name which are for statistics only. See here for a response from the ReSmush.it team.