Privacy Policy

plug&paid UG (herein also referred to as “We”, “Our” and “Us”) operates and administers the site available at www.plugnpaid.com (herein referred to as the “site”). We provide buyers and sellers (referred to respectively as “merchants”, “buyers”, “sellers” and, together, “users”) with an e-commerce platform, plug&paid, (referred to as the “service”, “services”), that facilitates the sale and purchase between buyers and sellers of products and services (referred to as “items” ) via a button, link or widget (referred to as “plug”, “plugs”).  Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to the same. We care about your privacy. This policy sets out in detail how we manage the personal information you provide to us. Your use of this site will be governed by this Privacy Policy, among other things.

You may not use this site if you do not agree to this policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated version of the policy on this site - please check back from time to time to check for any changes to this policy.

We respect your rights to privacy under the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and the data protection requirements set out in GDPR (effective May 25, 2018), as may be amended from time to time.

We will not use or disclose your personal information other than for the purposes of collection described in this policy or for purposes for which we have received your consent, and always in accordance with the privacy settings you have selected.

Please also visit our Terms of use section detailing the use, disclaimers and limitations of our site and services. 

Collection of information

We collect, use and disclose information that is required to enable us to manage your account, for identification and authentication purposes, for service improvement, to provide our services, to maintain customer/visitor lists, to respond to inquiries, and to address malicious use of our services.

“Personal information” is any information that can be used to identify you. We collect personal information about you if you provide it to us knowingly. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, or financial details.

We may also collect personal information from third parties, such as our payment service providers, business affiliates and credit reporting agencies. Generally speaking, we will provide you on request with access to the information we hold about you. If there is a reason why we cannot give you access to such information, we will let you know. If you advise us of any errors relating to your personal information held by us, we will amend your personal information to correct them. Please direct such requests by email to  with Privacy as subject heading.

What information do we collect?

When you register as a user of this site, or contact us, we collect your full name, email address, telephone number, address, and in some cases, your financial details, together with other information as may be requested on the registration form, transactions, user support or surveys from time to time.

We will collect personal information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. It is the choice of the user whether to provide personal information, however if a user does choose not to provide certain requested personal information that user in certain circumstances will not be able register or able to use certain features of the site.

We may collect personal information from our third party service providers, such as credit reporting agencies. We use this information to provide our services to you, to administer this site and to enable third parties to provide services to you, as well as for the other purposes set out in this policy.

We may collect non personal identification information about users whenever they interact with the site. Non personal identification information is of an anonymous nature such as IP address, browser name, type of computer, technical information about the user’s means of connection to the site, or aggregate information about site usage. 

What do we do with the information?

We will only use or disclose your personal information or sensitive information for the purposes for which you have provided it to us, and as set out in this policy, unless:

  1. You have consented to the use or disclosure; or

  2. It is necessary to comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials as we believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process, to protect the property and rights of us or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.

Your personal information may be disclosed to and used by credit reporting agencies and fraud checking agencies to check your credit worthiness and to conduct other credit related checks or to conduct fraud checks. Our related entities and business affiliates may also contact you about our other services or products that may be of interest to you. In each case, this will be done only in accordance with the privacy settings you have selected.

We collect information for the following purposes:

  • In order to facilitate the buying and/or selling of items and services on our site;
  • To personalise the user experience;
  • To provide users with transactional notifications such as unsubscribing, registration confirmations, confirmation of account changes, or emails relating to a users account or changes in the site terms or policies;
  • This site may use web beacons (which is a graphic image 1x1 pixel). The web beacon collects non personal identification information and is used to monitor the behaviour of users visiting the site, target advertisements, and provide aggregated reports.

To properly operate and administer this site, we need to provide your personal information to plug&paid staff and technical contractors. Such staff and technical contractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality to us, and you authorise them to gain access to personal information as part of their services to us.

Some of our technical contractors are located outside of Germany. By using this site and accepting this Privacy Policy, you consent to the transfer of your personal information, sensitive information and other information to our technical contractors located outside Germany that assist us in administering this site. We take reasonable steps to ensure such technical contractors are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your information. 

Do we share personal information with third parties?

Yes. Your personal information is collected so that we, as well as our related entities and business affiliates can promote and market our/their services to you (including by way of direct mail, telemarketing, email, SMS and MMS messages). This is to keep you informed of products, services and special offers and may continue even after you have stopped using this site. However, this will be done only in accordance with the privacy settings you have selected. 

We require that third parties with whom we share your personal information safeguard it the same way we do. If you do not wish plug&paid, its related bodies and business affiliates to promote and market products, services and special offers to you, please email . 

How do we use “cookies” and “log files”?

As part of offering and providing customisable and personalised services, we use cookies to store and sometimes track information about your use of this site (such as your preferences, session information and information on how you visit and access our web pages). A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your Internet web browser from our web server and stored on your computer, but does not contain any of your personal information. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser so that your computer does not accept them. We may also log IP addresses (the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) to analyse trends, administer this site, track user movements on this site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use by us and our advertisers and business partners.

Any user may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If the User does this some parts of the Site may not function properly or be accessible. 

Merchant Storefront and Customer Pages

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary for the checkout to function and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings.

Name Function
plugnpaid.session
Cookie used to allow software functionality.
fb-cookie
Cookie used to store the cookie consents of the checkout page visitors,
if the merchant enabled tracking with third party tools.
pnpck_aff
Cookie used in web pages with the affiliate program embed code installed,
to determine the commissions of affiliate partners for sales referred by them.

Third Party Cookies

Additionally, we use libraries from the following third parties, which may in turn place cookies. These cookies are optional and the visitor is prompted to Accept or Decline before they are used.
Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Stripe
We use Stripe for processing credit card payments.
https://stripe.com/en-gb-ro/privacy
Facebook
We use Facebook Pixel for tracking visits and sales
if the merchant has entered their Facebook
tracking code in the checkout settings.
Google
Analytics
We use Google to generate statistical data on how
the visitor uses the website, if the merchant has
entered their Google Tag code in the checkout settings.

Plug&Paid's Websites

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary for the checkout to function and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings.

Name Function
plugnpaid.session
Cookie used to allow software functionality.
pnpck_aff
Cookie used in web pages with the affiliate program embed code installed,
to determine the commissions of affiliate partners for sales referred by them.
Additionally, we use a third party solution for security purposes when authenticating, which in turn may place cookies:
Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Google reCaptcha
We use reCaptcha to distinguish
between humans and bots.
https://policies.google.com/privacy

Third Party Cookies

Additionally, we use libraries from the following third parties, which may in turn place cookies. These cookies are optional and the visitor is prompted to Accept or Decline before they are used.

Reporting & Analytics:
Third Party Description Privacy Policy
Stripe
We use Stripe for processing credit card payments.
Facebook
We use Facebook Pixel to track visits and sales.
Google
Analytics
We use Google Analytics to track visits
and understand user behaviour.
The tracked information is anonymised.
Google
Optimize
We use Google Optimize to target content
variants to a subset of visitors.
The tracked information is anonymised.


How to control and opt-out from cookies

When you first access plug&paid, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “Accept”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the website implies that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Privacy Policy.

What do we do to safeguard personal information?

We take reasonable steps to keep your personal information, sensitive information and other information or data processed through this site secure, including restricting physical access to your personal information and sensitive information and using firewalls and secure databases. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. As a result, although we try hard to protect your personal information, sensitive information and other information provided to us, we cannot guarantee its security and you transmit such information at your own risk.

What about links to other websites?

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this site. This site may contain links to other websites. We make no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices of any website operated by a third party and we are not responsible for the content or practices of such websites. You should check the Privacy Policy of all third party websites you visit to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

What should I do if I have any privacy-related complaints or enquiries?

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or any complaint regarding treatment of your privacy by us, please email:  

Am I/we GDPR compliant?

Absolutely.

As a merchant selling on our platform you have full control and transparency of your and your buyers' personal data.

Read our help articles on how to:

  1. Delete my profile
  2. Change my profile data
  3. etc.

Finally, if you want to learn more about how we utilize your data as a “controller” and “processor” in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018, then read our Data Privacy Addendum

Language of this Policy

  1. Where Google has provided you with a translation of the English language version of the Privacy Policy, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of the Privacy Policy will govern your relationship with plug&paid UG.

  2. If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the Privacy Policy says and what a translation says, then the English language version shall take precedence