The safety and privacy of personal data is extremely important to the How to be German. Collection, processing and usage of personal data shall only be undertaken with the consent of the individual or due to a legal obligation.
Personal data stored within the How to be German is protected with technical and operational safeguards against unauthorised access or abuse. We regularly review our security procedures to assure they match the latest technological developments.
Payments and account information are recorded by our payment provider Paypal, who uses a secure method of data transmission known as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) transmission to process user information. No bank information (Account Number, Card Number etc) is passed from Paypal to us, and is therefore not stored by us.
How to be German Membership
We collect; store; modify; use and transmit personal data for their own specific purposes towards the justification and settlement of the user’s contract or contract relationships, including individual and personal customer advice and support, and to protect the legitimate business interests of the How to be German. Where absolutely necessary, we will transmit certain personal data to third parties (such as delivery companies). Only information that is needed to carry out its task will be transmitted and used.
We reserve the right to use your email address for advertising and market-research purposes. You may unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe link visible in any correspondence with us. Or by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The usage of personal data for other appropriate purposes is dependent on prior consent from the user.
Tracking and Analytics
How to be German uses Google Analytics to track visitors to the service. This collects and user data in log-files recording user’s browser type/version; operating system; referring URLs (the user’s previously visited site); hostname (IP address) of the accessing computer and the time of server inquiry.
Usage of Cookies
In order to allow you to use the service and to link together your order and survey answers we do use ‘Cookies’. Cookies are text files, which are stored on a users computer when they visit a website. These contain no address data (i.e. user’s names and Email data) or other personal information. How to be German will not link data found in these text files with other data sources. Cookies serve to further our analysis of web-page usage and enables us to record your checkout preferences and deliver you more user-friendly; effective and safer browsing experience.
Deactivation of Cookies
Users can set their web browser to halt the storage of the data files known as Cookies. Although we wouldn’t recommend it, as in some cases this can lead to certain services and website functions becoming unusable.
User Rights to Access to Personal Information
Visitors and users of How to be German can request (free of charge) access to any information held about them and its origin; any recipients of their data and the reason for the storage of such data.