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Privacy policy

Your privacy issues are important. Be assured that any information provided to MapsMarker.com will be held in strict confidence.

This privacy statement describes how we collect and use the personal information you provide on our website www.mapsmarker.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information, and how you can access and update this information.


Collection and Use of Personal Information

When purchasing a product, we collect the following personal information from you:

  • Contact information, such as name (required), email address (required), mailing address (optional), phone number (optional)
  • Unique identifiers, such as user name, account number, license number, password

As is the case  for most web sites, we automatically gather information about your computer/device  such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.

We use this information to

  • Fulfill your order
  • Send you an order confirmation
  • Respond to customer service requests
  • Respond to your questions and concerns

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Plugin update checker data

Maps Marker Pro uses a plugin update checker library, which checks every 24 hours if a new version is available. The following unpersonalized info is transmitted and gets logged on our server with those requests:

    • IP address and domain of the server (e.g., www.domain.com)
    • timestamp of the request (e.g. 2017-05-31 17:10:33)
    • Maps Marker Pro version number (e.g. 3.1)
    • WordPress version number (e.g. 3.1)
    • PHP Version (e.g. 7.2.1)
    • locale (e.g. en_US)

This data is only used in the context of the plugin update mechanism and is not shared with third parties.

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User generated location data

All the location data (like markers, layers, longitude, latitude, pop-up text…) that you create with your plugin instance within your WordPress installation is stored in your database only – we do not collect this data, nor do we get notified about it.

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Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may also disclose your personal information

        • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
        • when we believe in good faith, that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request
        • if MapsMarker.com is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information
        • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

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Payment provider

You have to choose a payment processor like PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club or Sofort AG through our payment provider payunity.com to finalize your order. You have to provide your credit card number directly to this provider and its privacy policy will apply to the information you provided on the corresponding website. We don’t store any credit card or PayPal login information on our servers.

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Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies; for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information, which does not include personal information.

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MapsMarker.com uses the open-source web analytics tool Piwik to track visits on the website MapsMarker.com. Due to privacy reasons and to meet legal requirements from several countries, the IP addresses of the visitors are anonymized ( –> 123.45.xx.xx).

Opt-Out of Analytics: if you do not wish to be tracked when visiting www.mapsmarker.com, you can opt-out here:

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Links to Other Websites

Our site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of MapsMarker.com. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

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When we collect personal information directly from you, we follow generally accepted industry standards – like SSL encrypted transmission – to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission, and when we receive it. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us.

In order to make a purchase from us, you must use our shopping cart provider to finalize and pay for your order. Its privacy statement and security practices will also apply to your information. We encourage you to read that privacy statement before providing your information.

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Additional Policy Information

Correcting and Updating Your Personal Information

To review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, please log into the customer area and check your profile. If you have any additional requests, please contact us.

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Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement please contact us.

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Privacy Policy History

Effective since March 13, 2013


  • May 2016 (edited wording, corrected typos)
  • February 2018 (added paragraph about usage of Plugin update checker data)
  • March 2018 (updated Analytics paragraph about anonymisation of IP addresses – 123.45.x.x instead of 123.45.67.xx is anonymised; added opt-out for analytics)

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