Last updated Sep 05, 2021
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at
windirstat.org (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are
committed to protecting your personal information and your right to
privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our notice or our
practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at
When you visit our website https://www.windirstat.org and use our
services, you trust us with your personal information. We take your
privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we seek to explain to you
in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it
and what rights you have about it. We hope you take some time to read
through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this
privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our
Sites and our services.
This privacy notice applies to all information collected through our
website (such as https://www.windirstat.org/), and/or any related
services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in
this privacy notice as the “Services”).
Please read this privacy notice carefully as it will help you make
informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information automatically collected
In Short: Some information — such as IP address and/or browser and device
characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Services.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or
navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific
identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device
and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device
characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs,
device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our
Services and other technical information. This information is primarily
needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our
internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and
2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate
business interests, the fulfilment of our contract with you, compliance
with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our Services for a variety of
business purposes described below. We process your personal information
for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, to
enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for
compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing
grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information we collect or receive:
Request Feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to
contact you about your use of our Services.
For other Business Purposes. We may use your information for other
Business Purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends,
determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate
and improve our Services, products, marketing and your experience. We may
use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that
it is not associated with individual end-users and does not include
personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information
without your consent.
3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with
laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfils
We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to
use your personal information in a specific purpose. Legitimate Interests:
We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our
legitimate business interests.
Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you,
we may process your personal information to fulfil the terms of our
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally
required to do so to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a
judicial proceeding, court order, or legal processes, such as in response
to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public
authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is
necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential
violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving
potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or
as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal
information in the following situations:
Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share
your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or
agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to
such information to do that work. Examples include payment processing,
data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and
marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking
technology on the Services, which will enable them to collect data about
how you interact with the Services over time. This information may be used
to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity
of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described
in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your
information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in
connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company
assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to
Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to
serve ads when you visit the Services. These companies may use information
about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained
in web cookies and other tracking technologies to provide advertisements
about goods and services of interest to you.
and store your information.
pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we
use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in
5. WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES?
In Short: We are not responsible for the safety of any information that
you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated
with, our websites.
The Services may contain advertisements from third parties that are not
affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services
or mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data
you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is
not covered by this privacy notice. We are not responsible for the content
or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties,
including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to
or from the Services. You should review the policies of such third parties
and contact them directly to respond to your questions.
6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfils the
purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary
for the purposes set out in this privacy notice unless a longer retention
period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other
legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping
your personal information for longer than 90 days.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal
information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not
possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored
in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information
and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of
organisational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security
measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we
process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the
internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect
your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and
from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the services
within a secure environment.
8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
In Short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children
under 18 years of age.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years
of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or
that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such
minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal
information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we
will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly
delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have
collected from children under age 18, please contact us at
9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have
rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal
information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any
In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have certain rights
under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to
request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to
request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your
personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In
certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the
processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please
use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any
request by applicable data protection laws.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information,
you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note
however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before
If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are
unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right
to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can
find their contact details here:
Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept
cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your
browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove
cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services
of our Services. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers
on our Services visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
10. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile
applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can
activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your
online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology
standard for recognising and implementing DNT signals has been finalized.
As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other
mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked
online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow
in the future, we will inform you about that practise in a revised version
of this privacy notice.
11. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted
specific rights regarding access to your personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light”
law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain
from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of
personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct
marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with
which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar
year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a
request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact
information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a
registered account with the Services, you have the right to request
removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To
request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact
information provided below, and include the email address associated with
your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make
sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be
aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from
12. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant
with relevant laws.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version
will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version
will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes
to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a
notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We
encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of
how we are protecting your information.
13. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?
If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at
HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Based on the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request
access to the personal information we collect from you, change that
information, or delete it in some circumstances.