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We want you to know that we take your privacy seriously. We collect industry standard information to help us provide you with better software and services as described below.

This website also uses services and links of/to our main website. You can read the corresponding privacy policy here.

Information Collection and Use

We do not collect any personally identifiable information about visitors of the website. Although our server logs your IP address when you visit our website, IP addresses are not linked to information personally identifiable by us (see also "Web Visit").

Web Visit and Cookies

When you visit our website, our server stores Web visit information: it logs your IP address, URI's of requested resources, timestamps and HTTP user-agents. Such Web visit information is used to generate aggregate statistical data in order to analyze trends and administer the site, and it may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.

We may also store information about your visit using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device). We use the following session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

PHP session cookie session cookie PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.

Azure session cookie

session cookie ARRAffinity This cookie is native to Windows Azure cloud service and enable sticky sessions with the Application and Request Routing feature (ARR) behind the Azure load balancers. As the ARRAffinity cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.

Cloud Flare Cookie

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The __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. For more information, please visit

Cookie Consent

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This cookie tells our website that you've accepted that we use cookies and prevents the cookie information bar from displaying on your return visits. This cookie simply stores the value "yes".

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at Please note that by disabling our cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use our website. The anonymous information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this anonymous information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, including the number of visitors to the website, where they have come to the website from, the pages they visit and the length of time they have spent on the website, for ourselves and other website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. We use these reports to improve the way our website works. Google may also transfer the information collected by the Google Analytics cookie to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP-address with any other data held by Google.

Furthermore, you can prevent the information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP-address) from being collected and processed by Google in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser. This Add-on is available at:

Information Collected During Purchase

Share-It! and FastSpring are our official resellers; all sales and purchases of software licenses for XLS Padlock are handled by Share-It! or FastSpring. You can see their privacy statement: Share-It / FastSpring. We never have access to credit card and other payment information during purchases.

Personal data provided by a customer during the purchase of XLS Padlock is safely kept in our databases. We may use customer information to send future upgrades, special offers or important news about the purchased product. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to any third party or affiliate. Any customer has the right to request by email or postal mail an access to his/her personal data and to provide us with updated information so he/she can stay informed about future software upgrades...


This website contains links to other websites. G.D.G. Software is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


G.D.G. Software takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information about our customers and visitors of our website. However, given the nature of the Internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of personal information submitted by customers and visitors of the website. We disclaim any warranty, express or implied, that any such security precautions will not be broken, violated or in some way compromised.
In some areas of our website, we require login information in order for you to access certain information. G.D.G. Software will not disclose such information to third parties; however, you are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of your information.

Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, feel free to contact us.

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