Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. We at VIRTEXXA Cloud Services SRL, the operator of ihost24 (further named as “ihost24”) we have a few fundamental principles:

Your contact information and any form of communication will be saved in your account profile. We only share information with trusted partners when neccessary in order to provide services.

ihost24 will never share your information with any third parties, even if marketing offers could be interesting to you. We also do not sell any information to marketing companies nor do we share your email address with others.

We prohibit censorship and will prevent any attempt of such. We also prevent surveillance of and reporting on any data connected to services used by our customers or others.

Below you find our data protection:

  • Website Users

    ihost24 collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each customer request. ihost24’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ihost24’s customers use its website. From time to time, ihost24 may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its service.

    ihost24 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. ihost24 only discloses logged in users IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information. The collection of IP addresses is necessary for us to monitor the usage of our infrastructure as well to detect security issues or erros.

  • Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

    Certain customers to ihost24’s website choose to interact with ihost24 in ways that require ihost24 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ihost24 gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with ihost24 – by purchasing a package or domain, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, ihost24 collects such information only insofar as it is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the service with ihost24. ihost24 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And customers can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the cave at that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

  • Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

    ihost24 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

    – need to know that information in order to process it on ihost24’s behalf or to provide services available at ihost24’s websites, and

    – that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

    Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using ihost24’s website and service, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ihost24 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, ihost24 discloses potentially personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when ihost24 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ihost24, third parties or the public at large.

    If you are a registered user of ihost24 you have supplied your email address. ihost24 may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with ihost24 and our products.

    We primarily use our various product blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. ihost24 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.

  • Cookies

    A cookie is a string of information a website stores on a customer’s computer in a small text file. The customer’s browser provides this information to the website every time the customer returns. ihost24 uses cookies to help ihost24 identify and track customers in general without personal information, their usage of ihost24 website, the online shop and client area. ihost24 customers who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ihost24.

    However, certain features of ihost24 may not function properly without cookies, especially the client area. All cookies set by ihost24 can only be used by ihost24 services and never will be shared or stored for other purposes.

  • Ads

    We do not place any ads on our web site. This ensures that cookies and any other private information ist not used for ad servers or any other third parties.

  • Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

    Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, 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 merged with other Google data.

    You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link. Download and install in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • Usage of Social Plug-Ins

    Facebook
    The ihost24 website integrates plug-ins from the Facebook social network, 1601 South California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”). An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
    When you visit the ihost24 website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited the ihost24 website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of the ihost24 website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to the ihost24 website with your user account. Please note that as the provider of the ihost24 website, we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at www.facebook.com/policy.php.
    If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to the ihost24 website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

    Twitter
    The ihost24 website uses so-called social plugins of the social network twitter.com (“Twitter”). Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Detailed information on the features of each plug-in and its appearance can be found on the following website: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/twitter-for-websites.
    Those ihost24 sites that include Twitter social plugins connect directly to Twitter’s servers through your browser when you open them. This will tell Twitter on Twitter that you have visited the ihost24 website containing the social plug-in. If you are logged in to Twitter at this time, visiting the ihost24 website and all of your interaction with the social plug-ins (such as clicking the “Tweet” button) may be associated with your Twitter profile and stored on Twitter. Even if you do not have a Twitter profile, it can not be ruled out that Twitter stores your IP address.

    Regarding the purpose and extent of the data collection as well as the processing and use of the data by Twitter, we refer to the Twitter Privacy Policy. There you will also find an overview of the settings options in your personal Twitter profile for the protection of your privacy and your related rights.
    To prevent Twitter from collecting the above information from your stay on the ihost24 website, log out of Twitter before visiting the ihost24 website. To prevent general access from Twitter to your data on our and other websites, you can exclude Twitter social plug-ins with an add-on for your browser (e.g., “Twitter Blocker”, https://disconnect.me).
    Please note that as the provider of the ihost24 website we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in Account Settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

    AddThis
    We use plug-ins on our website from the AddThis service operated by AddThis, LLC, 1595 Spring Hill Rd, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA (“AddThis”). AddThis provides web site creation and design tools (www.addthis.com) designed to make it easier for website visitors to share their current page with other internet users via email or social media. The plugins recognize you by the “Tweet”, “E-Mail”, “LinkedIn” and “g +1” buttons integrated on parts of our website. AddThis also provides tools for website operators to help to analyze and improve the use of their own website or to provide a direct user approach. AddThis also uses cookies and web beacons (small graphics, “counting pixels” that enable log file recording and log file analysis). If you use an AddThis plug-in, your Internet browser establishes a direct connection with the AddThis servers and, if applicable, the selected social network. The generated data (such as time of use or browser language) are transferred to AddThis and processed there. When you send content from our website to social networks, a link can be made between visiting the website and your user profile on the appropriate social network. For more information about data processing and privacy through AddThis, see http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

    We do not process the affected data or pass it on to third parties. By using the AddThis plug-in you agree to the data processing by AddThis. You can also object to the collection and storage of data by AddThis at any time with effect for the future by setting an opt-out cookie. Visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

  • Facebook Pixel

    Within our website we use the “visitor action pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). With its help, we can better understand how visitors use our website after they’ve seen or clicked a Facebook ad. This allows us to track the effectiveness of Facebook advertising for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous for us, we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, about which we inform you according to our knowledge. Facebook can connect this data with their Facebook account and also for their own advertising purposes, according to Facebook’s data usage policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can enable Facebook and its affiliates to display ads on and off Facebook. For these purposes a cookie may also be stored on your computer.

  • Access Information/Server Log files

    As a hosting provider, we collect logs about every access to our servers (so-called server log files). Access data includes:

    Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider, as well as by mail Logs the IP address, the port, the IP address of the sending server, as well as the own IP addresses, sender e-mail address and delivery e-mail address.

    We need this data for technical operation, to detect problems and to evaluate the load on our servers, as well as to ward off dangers or attacks. Because we do not merge data or create user profiles, the IP number in logfiles is completely anonymous and does not allow any conclusion of the personal data of the internet-access owner.

    ihost24 uses historical data only for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of our technical infrastructure. Server log files are deleted on ihost24 withing a period of 14 days.

  • Data Security

    Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure, which is why ihost24 can not guarantee the security of the data transmitted to the ihost24 systems over the Internet. However, ihost24 secures its systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, your personal data is encrypted with us. ihost24 uses encryption with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) [resp. TLS (Transport Layer Security)].

  • Your Rights and Obligations

    You always have the right to receive information about the data stored by us. You can even see in your customer area which data from you is stored on our systems.
    In addition, you have the right that we delete your data at your request, if they are not mandatory for the provision of a service we offer you based on our business relation on your behalf as a customer.

    You will keep your data up-to-date with us. You can do this yourself in your customer area. When you process data from your customers or employees with us, you need a data processessing agreement according to the GDPR. We, as your data importer offer you a contract as data exporter where we confirm compliance with applicable data protection rules in accordance with the GDPR by the European Union. You can also create this contract in your customer area and download it as a PDF.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ihost24 may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in ihost24’s sole discretion. ihost24 encourages customers to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.