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Privacy Policy


This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decides to use our Software or Website.

We will not use your information except as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, we will not share your information with anyone.

Information Collection and Use

Website Analytics

The Website is not using Google Analytics or any other cookie-based analytic. The server logs, collected by the ionos.de website hosting provider, store a partially masked IP address. Namely, the last octet of an IP address is set to zero. Therefore, we assume that such masked server logs do not qualify as Personal Information. The Website Hosting Provider stores server logs for a period of 9 weeks. We are archiving the logs locally.

Generating License

Trial or paid license for premium features of ZofzPCB is related to the licensee (yours) email address.

The email address, your real name (if acquired), and license type and date are stored in the license database. Your email address and name are stored in encrypted form. Database and server software have no means to decrypt this personal information due to asymmetric encryption. This approach is equivalent to pseudonymization - in case of a database breach, the data are useless.

We can decrypt the data locally, offline.

The database data is not shared with any of the third parties.

We may send you an email about the product, e.g., new features, very occasionally.

Trial License

For purposes of a trial license key generation, we require you to provide us with your email address only. The website will verify the email address by sending an email with a link to follow.

We may send you a marketing email during the trial period or after.

The email address is stored in the database for three years, and then it is erased automatically. That also means that you can generate the trial license again after this period.

Paid License

  1. The website uses 2checkout.com, a third-party service via external linking to manage payments. You will receive the license key at the end of the payment process and inside the confirmation email. Please consider checking out the 2checkout Privacy Policy and their terms of services.
  2. You can also buy the license via Digikey.com. Unfortunately, this form of purchase is only available to US accounts. You will receive the license in an email about 10 minutes after closing the purchase. As a Digikey client, having an account, you are already familiar with their privacy policy and terms.

As the license key check mechanism may change in the future, involving periodic online database checks, we are storing the license data indefinitely.

Log File and Bug Reports

We want to inform you that whenever you use the program, in case of an error in the program, We collect data and information on your computer, called Log File. This Log File may include information such as the operating system version, the configuration of the program, the time and date of your use of the program, and other information related to the error. In case of a program error, you have the option to send a bug report. The bug report contains the information you enter at the time. You can include or exclude the Log File in the report. In addition, you can review and alter the Log File before sending it.

We receive the bug report in the form of an email. It will contain your (return) address if you provide it.

New Version Query

You have an option to check for the new software version, automatically or manually. The request sent to the server includes the User-Agent String. In this case, the User-Agent String contains OS version, CPU, and GPU type, and it is stored in the server logs. We might refer to this information when making decisions about the new hardware requirements. This information is anonymous.

Forum

We use Opensource phpBB forum software, hosted on the ZofzPCB.com website. The forum provides email notifications. Therefore, it needs to store users' emails. As the forum is still in development, default phpBB privacy protection mechanisms are used. At the moment, the data storage of the forum, including identification, is independent form the license key generating system.

The forum has all tracking/advertisement mechanisms switched off.

Please refer to the privacy section of the forum.

Cookies

The entire website uses a technical cookie of CloudFlare, called "__cfduid". CloudFlare is a CDN service provider. Find out more...

Additionally, the forum part of the website uses three technical cookies. The cookies maintain the user-id, status of the viewed posts, navigation in the forum, etc. Please refer to the privacy section of the forum.

Security

We value your trust in providing us with your Personal Information. Thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Website contains links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that we do not operate these external sites. Therefore, we have no control over and assume no responsibility for any third-party sites or services' content, privacy policies, or practices.

External links examples: 2checkout.com - payment processor, youtube.com - playlist

Children’s Privacy

The Website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please get in touch with us so that we will be able to take the necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

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