Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers

You’ll find some disclaimers and statements here required by law, by our partners, or by our own obligation to inform our visitors. Boring? Yes, very boring! Absolutely boring…!

1. Terms of Use for the web portal www.wincert.net

1.1. General Terms

1.1.1. The partnership HeiDoc V.O.F., Ir Em Mélottestraat 33, 6291 HD Vaals, The Netherlands (hereinafter referred to as operator) is the owner and operator of the website www.wincert.net. On this website, the operator provides a variety of free online services as described in this document.

1.1.2. The present Terms of Use apply to all services and legal relationships of the operator in connection with free services as defined in point 1.1.1.

1.2. Disclaimer

1.2.1. The operator is not liable for technical failures, by whomever these are caused, of the equipment used by him and thus not for the constant accessibility and performance of his online services (websites).

1.2.2. Hauftungsausschluss gemäß Telemediengesetz

The following disclaimer is valid to you if you access WinCert.net from Germany and/or access the German subforum.

Gemäß § 7 Abs. 1 TMG sind wir ausschließlich nur für die eigenen Inhalte verantwortlich. Für Links auf fremde Inhalte dritter Anbieter sind wir gemäß § 7 Abs. 2 TMG nur verantwortlich, wenn wir von einem rechtswidrigen oder strafbaren Gehalt positive Kenntnis haben und es technisch möglich und zumutbar ist, deren Nutzung zu verhindern. Auch sind wir nicht verpflichtet, in periodischen Abständen den Inhalt von Angeboten Dritter auf deren Rechtswidrigkeit oder Strafbarkeit zu überprüfen. Sobald wir von dem rechtswidrigen Inhalt der Web-Seiten Dritter erfahren, wird der entsprechende Link von unserer Seite entfernt. Weiterhin möchten wir ausdrücklich betonen, dass wir keinerlei Einfluss auf die Gestaltung und die Inhalte der gelinkten Seiten haben. Deshalb distanzieren wir uns hiermit ausdrücklich von allen Inhalten aller gelinkten Seiten auf der gesamten Website inkl. aller Unterseiten. Diese Erklärung gilt für alle auf der Homepage ausgebrachten Links und für alle Inhalte der Seiten, zu denen Links oder Banner führen. Sollten Inhalte dieser Internetangebote gegen geltendes Urheberrecht oder das Markengesetz verstoßen, werden diese auf Hinweis schnellstmöglich entfernt.

1.3. Final Provisions

1.3.1. Changes and amendments to these terms and conditions and additional agreements must be in writing to be effective. This also applies to a change or amendments of the requirement of written form under this section.

1.3.2. Should one or more of the above agreed terms be invalid or immoral, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms. The invalid or immoral provisions shall be replaced by valid provisions which most closely reflect the will of the contracting parties.

1.3.3. These Terms of Use are valid in the version of 2018-03-13 until further notice, and may be changed or amended at any time with or without prior notice.

1.3.4. By using WinCert.net, you consent to our Terms of Use.

1.3.5. Place of general jurisdiction is Vaals, The Netherlands.

2. Privacy Note

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices.

2.1. What information do we collect and how do we use it?

We collect your personal information automatically submitted by your web browser (IP address, browser version, referring pages etc.), which will be stored on our server logs for no longer than two months. Aggregated and anonymised data will be stored long term in our server statistics. Our server is based in Seattle, WA, USA.

We use technology to detect whether you have ad blocking software installed, so that we can optimise your user experience. However, we don’t store the result of the detection.

We collect your personal information whenever you submit it to us through email, contact form, or forum registration (such as name, email address). We will only use it to contact you if you specifically indicate that you wish to be contacted, to confirm that we’ve received your message, or — if you explicitly confirm through double opt-in — subscribe you to forum messages. Any messages that you send to us, or that we send to you, we might retain indefinitely. We will never use your personal information for marketing, or sell it to any third party. We may reveal your personal information to others when required by law (such as to assist a criminal investigation), or by our advertising partners (such as to verify our compliance with their respective agreements).

Third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads or “Like” buttons being served on our website.

2.1.1 WinCert Community (Forum)

If you register for the WinCert Community, your profile will be stored on our database. Some profile information as well as your community content will become visible and accessible to administrators, moderators, other community members and guest visitors.

2.2. Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

2.3. Do we use Cookies?

WinCert.net uses only session cookies for temporary user tracking. Unless you explicitly select to be remembered, closing your browser will delete these cookies. We do not use tracking cookies other than Google Analytics.

Third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads or “Like” buttons being served on our website.

2.4. Your consent

By using WinCert.net, you consent to our privacy policy.

3. Statement as an eBay Affiliate

When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.