Your Consent

By using our website, products, or services, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy, and that you consent to your information being used for the purposes and in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.


Who we are

Our website address is:

We can also be contacted by mail at this physical address:

Andreas Hug Consulting

178 Ferguson Street, Guelph, Ontario N1E 2Z2, Canada


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms

Contact forms work the same way as any email service. The contact form is sending information you provided to our mail box.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



When you visit our website, we may use a feature called a “cookie” to collect information, such as the type of internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the website where you visit from, date and duration of the visit, number of visits, pages viewed, etc. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that identifies the visitor’s browser, but not necessarily the visitor, to our computers each time our web site is visited.


Who we share your data with

Information that is shared with trusted third-party services

We may share your information with certain trusted third-party services to help us provide, improve, promote, or protect our website, products, and services. When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of our products and services, we require that they use your information only for the purposes we have authorized. We may also share information that is aggregated and anonymized in a way that it does not directly identify you.


Our trusted third-party partners include:

Datacenter and data hosting providers, (e.g. , Canada Webhosting Services)

  • Domain name registrars and registries (e.g., Canadian Internet Registration Authority)
  • Payment processors (e.g., PayPal)
  • Server Software providers (e.g., cPanel)
  • Customer support service providers.
  • Website builder and search engine optimization service providers (e.g., SergeyDesign,
  • SSL certificate and website protection service providers.
  • Email distribution and marketing service providers.
  • Analytics processors (e.g., Google Analytics, etc.)



Google Analytics, Google Webmasters Tools, YouTube, and Bing webmasters.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information

Your contact information will never be sold to any third party.


How we protect your data

This website is protected by SSL security certificate to keep your information safe.


What third parties we receive data from

Google Analytics, Google Webmasters Tools, YouTube, and Bing webmasters.


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

This information will be used only for general statistics of visits to our website.

European Union Users

Data protection law in Europe requires a “lawful basis” for collecting and retaining personal information from citizens or residents of the European Union. Our lawful bases include:

Performing the contract we have with you: We need your personal information to comply with our contractual obligation to deliver you our products or services.

  • Legal compliance: Sometimes the law says we need to collect and use your data. For example, tax laws require us to retain records of payments made for our products and services.
  • Legitimate interests: This is a technical term in data protection law which essentially means we have a good and fair reason to use your data and we do so in ways which do not hurt your interests and rights. We sometimes require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and that does not materially impact your rights, freedom, or interests. For example, we may use identity, device, and location information to prevent fraud and abuse and to keep our website, products, and services secure. We may also send you promotional communications about our products or services, subject to your right to control whether we do so.
  • We analyze how users interact with our website, products, and services so we can better understand which elements of the design are working well and which are not working so well. This allows us to develop and improve the quality of the online experience we offer to all our users.



We reserve the right to update our Privacy Policy at any time. We will always post the most current version on our website for your information.