Privacy Policy

Checkpanel, a project by Florian Sander, ("Checkpanel") operates a website and web application for easy organization of repeating checklists. It is Checkpanel’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Checkpanel 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 visitor request. Checkpanel’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Checkpanel’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Checkpanel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Checkpanel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Checkpanel only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Checkpanel’s websites choose to interact with Checkpanel in ways that require Checkpanel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Checkpanel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register for an account at Checkpanel to provide a an email address. Those who engage in transactions with Checkpanel – by purchasing paid plans, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Checkpanel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Checkpanel. Checkpanel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Checkpanel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Checkpanel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Google Analytics

Checkpanel uses Google Analytics, a service by Google Inc. ("Google") to generate detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measure conversions and sales. Google Analytics uses cookies (see section "Cookies" below) to facilitate analysis of your usage of the website. Information about your usage will be transferred to and stored on servers in the USA. IP addresses will be shortened to protect your privacy (see Google's information about IP Anonymization in Google Analytics). See Google's information about privacy for more information about how Google Analytics collects and processes data. If you do not wish Google Analytics to collect any data from your visits, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Checkpanel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Checkpanel’s behalf or to provide services available at Checkpanel’s websites, and (ii) 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 Checkpanel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Checkpanel 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, Checkpanel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Checkpanel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Checkpanel, third parties or the public at large. Checkpanel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

eMails

If you are a registered user of Checkpanel and have supplied your email address, Checkpanel 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 Checkpanel and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you are subscribed to a free plan at Checkpanel, we might also send you occasional reminders and offers in regard to our paid plans.

You will also receive status messages as intended by your usage of Checkpanel. For example, these messages may include notifications if one of your testcases has been reported as failed, or validation requests if you change your email address.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Checkpanel uses cookies to help Checkpanel identify and track visitors, their usage of Checkpanel website, and their website access preferences. Checkpanel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Checkpanel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Checkpanel’s websites and the Checkpanel aplication itself may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Checkpanel, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Checkpanel goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Checkpanel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Checkpanel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Checkpanel’s sole discretion. Checkpanel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions and Requests

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

Last changed: February 4, 2013

The above Privacy Policy is based on the privacy policy of Automattic. The fine folks at Automattic decided to place it under a Creative Commons License because "[Automattic] spent a lot of money and time on [the privacy policy], and other people shouldn’t need to do the same." Therefore, Checkpanel's privacy policy is also under the same license.