Safeguarding of your personal data
General information and data we collect on our Websites
The Padden Press, LLC websites automatically collect and store information transmitted by the user’s browser in server log files.
This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, in order to optimize our internet appearance and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files that a site or its service provider transfers to a user’s hard drive through a Web browser. If cookies are allowed, they enable the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information, such as IP address, the type of browser used for accessing the website, a computer’s operating system and Internet connection. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can monitor and analyze site traffic, customize our sites and services to improve site navigation and user experience.
Registration on our Websites
By registering, subscribing, downloading or participating via a corresponding standard form, you agree that Padden Press, LLC processes and stores the given personal data for the intended service. You agree that you may receive occasional information about news, product updates, specials and promotions from us by email or telephone. You can revoke your consent and unsubscribe any time.
Data collected by Third-Party Apps
Google Analytics Cookies
Our Websites and Services use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter called: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, thus text files, that are stored on your computer and that allow us to track and analyze the pages of the Websites and Services you use. We do this only to better understand how you use our Websites and Services to improve our business and marketing activities for you and for other users as well. Google Analytics cookies do not provide us with any personal information. The information about your use of our Websites generated by the Google Analytics cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. However, we point out that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of our Websites. You may also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
Learn more about privacy at Google and the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our Websites and Services, we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plugins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will be informed about which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
Our Websites and Services use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”.
When the website user calls a web page of the website containing such a plugin, the browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the browser and embedded by it into the website. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that the website user has accessed the corresponding page of the website. If the website user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If the website user interacts with the plugins, for example, presses the ‘Like’ button or leaves a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from his browser directly to Facebook and stored there.
If you do not want Facebook to collect data about your visit to this website, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.
The website includes features of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use Twitter and especially the function “Re-Tweet”, Twitter links your Twitter account with the websites you use. This will be announced to other users on Twitter, especially your followers. In this way, there is also a data transfer to Twitter.
We have no access to the information collected by Twitter, nor do we know about the extent of the transmitted data or the data usage by Twitter. Please visit the following link for more information: https://twitter.com/privacy. Please note, that you have the option to change your privacy settings for Twitter in your Twitter account settings: https://twitter.com/settings/account.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
-Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
-Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
-Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
-LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Our Websites use Google Conversion Tracking. If you have accessed our website via an advertisement sent by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google-served ad. These cookies lose their validity after a maximum of 90 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords advertisers? websites. The information gathered by using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Advertisers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.
If you do not want to participate in the conversion tracking, you can refuse the required setting of a cookie – for example via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies or sets your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com”.
Please note that you cannot delete the opt-out cookie as long as you want to prevent Google from gathering data. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you will have to reset the corresponding opt-out cookie.
Registration for our Apps and Services
Provision of Paid Services
To provide Paid Services we ask for additional data, such as payment details.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques according to the current status (such as SSL) over HTTPS.
Publishing of press releases / editorial/journalistic publications
By nature, our PR Services, such as PR-Gateway and affiliated news sites, are intended for publishing information. The user may provide personal information that is intended for public relations or that is part of the copy or contact information within the press releases. This information is also passed on to Third Party web sites for the purpose of publishing If selected by the user, this data may also be shared with sites located outside the European Union.
Use of the data within the plugin and the web app Blog2Social
Blog2Social ist a social media management tool. By its nature, the service enables users to share content on social networks.
When using the plugin Blog2Social no personal user data of the blog is collected on the WordPress website of the blog owner.
Within the social media application Blog2Social, the personal data of the user is collected. These are email address, blog user ID and blog URL. A unique user ID is generated from this data for technical purposes.
The service allows users to connect to other third-party services including supported platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. When the user of the plugin/web app connects to the social networks in the admin area, the following data will be collected:
-network account ID,
-network account token,
-network account name, and
-password, if applicable, depending on the network.
When user register for premium/paid services or subscribes to our newsletter in the administrator area, the following personal data is collected to provide the contractual service:
-credit card information or account data for payable services.
The payment processing partner is PayproGlobal.com in Toronto, Canada.
Data Retention, Use, Access, Corrections and Removal
You have the right to request information about your stored personal data any time. You also have the right to amend, correct or remove your personal data or cancel your accounts and subscriptions, except for the required data stored for still pending business transactions or the contact information in press releases, required for publishing.
Blocked data will be required to be stored in a locked file for purposes of record keeping. You may also request the deletion of this data, as long as this data
-is not subject to any legal retention period or obligation,
-was not given for the intended purpose of publishing on the Internet or social media networks, where this information is public by nature,
-is not subject to the media privilege, or
Padden Press, LLC has no direct access for deleting the data, i.g. on Third-Party sites or apps
If there is an obligation to lock or delete your data, we will do so on request.
However, we will use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
You can revoke your consent and subscriptions any time, with effect for the future, by notifying us per email, fax or letter.
If you would like to revoke your consent or unsubscribe from our emails, you will find a link to unsubscribe at the end of each email you receive from us. Or you can send an email and indicate the email address for which you do no longer want to receive any email information.
Alternatively, you can send a letter to
13481 Piedmont Vista Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
In any case, please do not forget to indicate the email address with which you have registered or which email address you want to unsubscribe, or which service you would like to terminate or revoke.