shaderLABS:Privacy policy

From shaderLABS

The shaderLABS Team (hereinafter referred to as "shaderLABS" or "we") operates the website and its services available on the Internet at including the respective sub-directories (hereinafter referred to as the "website").

With this privacy policy, we would like to inform you which data will be processed in which form when you visit the website or use its services. Where the GDPR applies, we hereby also comply with our duty to inform you in accordance with Art. 13 and Art. 14 of the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We do not knowingly accept online personal information from children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to become registered members of our sites. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information about children under 13.

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices and contents of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information.


The controller for the data processing on our website is the shaderLABS Team.

Email: [email protected]

Purposes, legal bases and storage period

General use of the platform

Our web server automatically records the accesses to our website. Therefore, when you visit our website, you transmit certain technical data to us, namely:

  • IP address,
  • accessed content,
  • information about the transmission,
  • date of access,
  • the amount of data transmitted,
  • the referrer,
  • the web browser/user agent.

Where the GDPR applies, the processing of the IP address when establishing a connection is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR to provide the website you requested.

We also create so-called log files to maintain system security, in order to guarantee the security and integrity of our IT systems. These purposes also represent the legitimate interest for which the processing is carried out (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). We store the log files for a period of 14 days and delete them afterwards.

Registering for a user account

Some of our services require that you sign up and create a user account. For this purpose we will collect and process your user name and a password. Where the GDPR applies, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

When you use our services we will collect certain information from you and associate it with your account, such as:

  • your user name,
  • your IP address,
  • your language preference,
  • your timezone.

We generally process your personal data for as long as you have an account with us and delete it afterwards.

Services of the website

You can read in our wiki without giving us any personal data. However, if you wish to participate creating entries, we will ask you to sign up for an account. In this case, we will collect your username, password and a captcha. Furthermore, you can set location options as time zone and language preference.

We process your data to provide you with the account, the wiki and the respective functions. The captcha is required to avoid abuse by spammers using automated tools to post their content and links to many sites. We process your location options and language preferences to provide you with the according account settings. When you contribute entries, we display certain information about your user account next to your entries such as username, registration date, and personal details that you can optionally add to your user account.

We give you the ability to access, modify, update or delete your information at any time. You may log in to our website and make changes to your login information (change your password), your general preferences and your personalization settings. If necessary, you may also contact us and request the deletion of your account or describe the changes you want made to the information you have previously provided, which will be done to the relevant possible extent.

Note that your contributions towards the content of our website (such as the text you write and the files you upload during the creation and during edits of pages) are not personal information as you are releasing them under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Where the GDPR applies, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. In case you delete your account, we store your entries based on our legitimate interest of a consistent wiki according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.


We offer you the opportunity to contact us via email. We will then process your email address and, if applicable, your name, a subject and the content of your request to answer your enquiry due to our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

We will store your enquiry as long as we have lawful bases for processing the data. Where the GDPR applies, we may store data in accordance unless legal provisions prevent deletion. Where the GDPR applies, we may store data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR where it is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or to comply with legal retention periods in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR. If the request is made within the framework of an existing or prospective contractual relationship with us, the storage period shall be based on the underlying contractual relationship.

Storage period

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, we will process and store your personal data for as long as it is required for the respective purpose and delete it thereafter.

General rights of data subjects

The GDPR guarantees you certain rights, which you can assert against us - if the legal requirements are met. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Art. 15 GDPR - Right of access

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed and, if so, what these data are and the detailed circumstances of the processing.

Art. 16 GDPR - Right of rectification

You have the right to ask us to rectify incorrect personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

Art. 17 GDPR - Right to deletion

You have the right to demand that we delete any personal data relating to you.

Art. 18 GDPR - Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

Art. 20 GDPR - Right to data portability

You have the right, in the event of processing based on consent or for the fulfilment of a contract, to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided us with and to transfer this data to another responsible party or to have the data transferred directly to the other responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible.

Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG - Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes data protection law.

Art. 21 GDPR - Right to object

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is necessary on the basis of a legitimate interest on our part or in order to carry out a task in the public interest, or which is carried out in the exercise of official authority.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In order to exercise your right of objection, you can, for example, send us an email to the email address mentioned above.

Withdrawal of consent

If you have given us your informed consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. In this case, all data processing that we have carried out until your withdrawal remains lawful.

Obligation to provide data

You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, we then might not be able to offer you the requested services.

The existence of automated decision-making (including profiling)

We will not make you subject to any automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR, which has legal effects on you or affects you.

Internet-specific data processing and cookies

On our website, cookies are set in your browser. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and are assigned to the browser you are using. The provider who sets the cookie can collect certain information through the cookie. The only purpose of the cookies set on our website is to enable you to use the website and its functions safely. The legal basis for the processing is our legitimate interests in the aforementioned purpose according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The cookies are necessary for the services you have requested.

Closing statements

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this site. A notice will be posted on our homepage for 30 days whenever this privacy statement is changed in a material way.

This Privacy Statement was last amended on 2022/10/20.

Credits and License

This document is based on Arch Linux's Privacy Policy available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or later. As such, it is also available under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or later.