Privacy Policy

We are AIVHY Ltd

We are AIVHY Ltd, a company located and registered in Malta under company number C 97081. We provide holistic expert services and consultancy in the field of Operational Technlogy (OT) for Automated Industries.

This privacy policy applies to our website with the address:

Personal data we collect and why

Our website collects data to learn what our visitors like, to improve our website and services, communicate and perform Search Engine Optimization. Depending on the activities during your visit, our website may collect different data like:

  • Correspondence, marketing, and communication data.
  • Your identity and contact information, e.g. your name, your mail address, your phone number, company.
  • Other information, e.g. IP address, browser details, OS details, information through cookies, timestamps, details of your visit. is a WordPress based website, using third-party apps, services, and plugins for the same reasons as mentioned above, as well as design, back-up, contact forms, hosting, and performance optimization. Please note the privacy policy of the individual apps, services, and plugins, mentioned below:

  • WordPress (Content Manager)
  • Elementor (Web design tooling)
  • Elementor Pro (Web design tooling)
  • SG Optimizer (Performance optimization)
  • UpdraftPlus (Back-up and restore tooling)
  • WP Mail SMTP (WordPress mail integration for contact forms)
  • Yoast SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • SiteGround (Hosting provider)
  • Gmail (Mailing API used for contact forms)
  • Site kit by Google (Analytics)
  • Hotjar (Analytics)
  • Cookie Notice & Compliance for GDPR / CCPA (privacy policy pop-up)


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

Information filled into any of the contact forms is handled by the WP Mail SMTP plug-in for WordPress and being sent to the mail address via a Gmail API.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

This site uses apps, services, and plugins as mentioned and listed earlier. Please refer to their individual Privacy Policies for information about their cookie use.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and pages 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Site Kit by Google, implementing Google analytics services like Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Google PageSpeed Insights, and Google AdSense.

This site also uses Hotjar. is hosted at SiteGround, which also will collect analytics data.

Changing browser settings can prevent analytics from tracking your activity, but please keep in mind that the website might not work optimally with restricted browser settings.

Who we share your data with

The collected data may be shared with the following recipients:

  • Our employees, associated companies, auditors, consultants, and associates
  • Market researchers
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Courts of law, tribunals, and other dispute resolution bodies
  • Governmental or authorities

As mentioned before, our website uses WordPress Plug-ins, apps, and several services. Please read the Privacy Policies of these components.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Data gathered via one of our contact forms might be retained indefinitely. Please also read the Privacy Policies of earlier mentioned Plug-ins.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and information received through one of our contact forms may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Contact form data is sent via Gmail to our cloud-based mailbox.

Privacy related contact information

If you have any question regarding privacy, please contact AIVHY at the following email address:

Additional information

How we protect your data

All our systems are regularly updated, upgraded, and checked. Two-factor authentication is enabled for our critical systems. We allow access to data on a need to know basis. We apply technology to ensure security, such as anti-virus and spam filtering.

Please also note the privacy policy of third-party apps, services, and plug-ins, listed above.

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