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SP Page Builder (Pro) 4.x

Updated Last: 22 November 2022

Membership, Privacy Protection & Hosting

What Happens After My Membership Expires?

Once your subscription expires, you will still be able to use the component and SPPB module - but you will NOT be able to download updates, get technical forum support, access page layout bundles & predesigned sections.  Do not worry all the pages you’ve built with SP Page Builder Pro will work after the subscription expires, but you would not be able to use some Pro features while creating NEW pages. You can still use the free features.

Once the subscription expires, your Pro license key becomes invalid.

GDPR, EuGH, and CCPA - Privacy Protection Law

Google Fonts 

Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. To display our site, Google servers are called up, namely fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. In order to display those fonts on site (in the component area) as quickly and efficiently as possible, such requests are stored by Google resulting in fonts and preferences being cached by your browser. The use of Google Web Fonts follows from an interest in a uniform and appealing online presentation of text and headers. This represents a legitimate interest within the scope of Article 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR. With regard to the transfer of personal data to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. More information about Google Fonts and privacy can be found here.

In SP Page Builder Pro/Lite you have a choice to disable Google Fonts.

Simply navigate to the Components > SP Page Builder. From the dashboard go to Settings. Scroll down to find ‘Disable Google Fonts’ and enable it if you don’t want the Google Fonts to load. 

Video addon - Embedded Vimeo Videos 

You can embedded video clips using the Vimeo portal. Every time a page that offers one or many Vimeo video clips is called up, a direct connection is created between your browser and a Vimeo server in the US. Information about your visit and your computer’s IP address is stored there. In addition, the data mentioned under point 4.1 of this declaration may be transmitted. Your interaction with the Vimeo player (e.g. clicking the Start button) is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. We have no influence on the data collected and the data processing processes, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of the processing, or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by Vimeo. If you have a Vimeo account but do not want Vimeo to collect data about you via our website and connect it with data that you have stored at Vimeo you will have to log out of Vimeo before visiting our website. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by Vimeo, however, you must contact Vimeo to exercise this right. We use the Vimeo plug-ins to provide the moving image works of the artists we represent so that you are able to view them. This is a legitimate interest. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) 1 lit. f GDPR. Vimeo will process your data in the US and has submitted it to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Regarding the purpose and scope of said data collection and further processing and use of this data by Vimeo, as well as your rights and optional settings with regard to the protection of your privacy, please refer to the Vimeo privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Video addon - Embedded Youtube Videos 

We offer an improved GDPR compliance option: YouTube no cookie mode. If enabled there is no cookie set when the page with the YouTube embed loads. Instead, YouTube utilizes something called Local Storage in your browser to store a unique device identifier. Note that this is done without anyone’s consent and GDPR is violated already in this step. GDPR is not only about cookies.

Contact & Form Builder Addon

These two addons don't store any data in the Joomla database, they just simply send messages to a chosen e-mail box. Both of them have a privacy checkbox where you can add information about Privacy laws.

GDPR / EuGH applies to companies with users in the European Union, and it regulates how companies can collect the same kind of personal information as CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act from 1st Jan 2020) does. Both laws both aim to guarantee strong protection for individuals regarding their personal data and apply to businesses that collect, use, or share consumer data, whether the information was obtained online or offline. However, the European law puts some stricter controls on how companies must approach collecting user data:

  • GDPR requires companies to get consent to collect data or to have some other valid reason for collecting user information.
  • It requires companies to minimize the data collected. CCPA doesn't require companies to go through these steps to collect personal information, so any limits on data collection will be imposed by individual users who make requests to delete and opt out.

The comparison document with more information you will find here (pdf).

Essential/necessary Joomla and SPPB cookies (e.g. session cookie) do not require consent. In this case, you can use the website without a cookie banner completely. The EU regulation is primarily about marketing/tracking cookies (e.g. Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Pixel, Matomo, and Piwik). These types of cookies require the active consent of the user and tracking cookies must be blocked in the EU until consent is given / the user accepts it. 

Rochen

Although Rochen provides services for some other applications. They are mostly optimized for Joomla-based website hosting. Being the official hosting provider for Joomla.org, Rochen provides fast, secure, and reliable hosting with a 24/7 support team aiding you with all the Joomla supports.

They provide two types of pricing, $4.95/month for one website with 20GB SSD web hosting and $8.95/month for multiple websites and 60GB SSD web hosting. Their available premium features are:

  • Backups
  • Assisted migration service
  • WAF protection
  • Optimized MySQL
  • SSL encryption
  • Free domain
  • Site segregation

Cloudaccess.net

Cloudaccess hosting is highly optimized for Joomla websites with very effective and unique Joomla 3 free tutorials, a skilled support team, and a free hosting plan that offers a single application, fewer hosting space, limited support, and a basic cloud control panel before upgrading to their Mini, Standard and Business plan. Their well-equipped cloud control panel featured backups, database access, secure file transfer protocol, and much more. Their Bolt-DNS platform is built for ensuring higher speed for their clients.

Cloudaccess exclusive premium features include:

  • An innovative cloud control panel
  • Migration support
  • 24/7 support
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Cloud Mail support
  • Fast Bolt-DNS service

SiteGround

With the experience of hosting more than 80,000 Joomla websites, SiteGround received the “Best Joomla Host” award in 2010, offering exemplary attractive and rich features like LXC technology-driven platform, free SSL certificate, NGINX performance enhancer, and automated monitoring system. Their jHackGuard extension, isolated custom-made server setup, and security audit procedure remit all the vulnerabilities and security issues for their clients. Their SSD-based shared hosting starts from $3.95/ month.

SiteGround provides premium features, such as:

  • SSD storage
  • NGINX web server
  • Geeky Supercacher speed optimizer
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • HTTP/2 enabled server