Data Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Policy

1. Overview of Data Protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to any personal information you share when you visit ADDucation.info. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information about data protection follows below.

ADDucation.info Website Data Collection

Who is responsible for the data collection on ADDucation.info?

The data collected on ADDucation.info© is processed by the website operator. Please refer to the Legal Notice in the footer of every ADDucation webpage for contact details.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on our contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page.

What do we use your data for?

Necessary data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data is optionally collected so we can analyze how visitors use ADDucation.info.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. Please visit the ADDucation Legal Notice if you have any questions about your privacy and data protection. You can also file a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities (see below).

Analytics and Third-Party Tools

When visiting ADDucation.info we would like to analyze your surfing behavior so we can improve our website. This analysis is usually anonymous, primarily using cookies and analytics software, and we will not be able to identify you from this data. You have the opportunity to reject this analysis in the settings dialog which appears on your first visit to ADDucation and is explained in more detail below.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy policy.

If you add a comment on our webpage or contact ADDucation.info any personal data you submit will be collected and can be used to personally identify you. This data privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

ADDucation.info Responsible Party

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

ADDucation.info© & Taschenhirn.de©
Robert Junker, Joe Connor, Alan Connor
Brückenstr. 74
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Telephone: 069  57705681
Email: admin(at)adducation.info

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who decides, either alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data collected i.e. names, email addresses etc.

Revocation of  Your Consent to the Processing of your Data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to File Complaints with Regulatory Authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent that is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS Encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the any inquiries you send to us as the site operator. If in doubt check you are using an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line. Look for “https://” and/or the lock icon which should be displayed in your web browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, Blocking, Deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information, free of charge, about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please refer to the Legal Notice in the footer of every ADDucation webpage for our contact details.

Our Opposition to Promotional Emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of our contact details, published in the context of ADDucation’s legal notice requirements, for sending any information we did not explicitly opt-in to receive. The website operator reserves the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising material including, but not limited to, junk/spam email is received.

3. ADDucation.info Data Collection

Cookies

ADDucation.info, like most websites, uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make ADDucation.info more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your web browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling ADDucation.info cookies may degrade the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications and provide certain functionality and are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this data privacy policy.

Server Log Files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not combined with data from any other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

ADDucation.info Contact, Feedback & Reply Form

If you contact us via the ADDucation contact form we will collect the data entered on the form (i.e. Your name, email address and message content) in order to answer your question and respond to any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

Therefore we will only process any data you enter onto the contact, feedback and reply form with your explicit consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Registration on ADDucation.info

We do not currently offer or require registration to use ADDucation.info.

Data Processing (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.

Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data Transferred when Signing Up for Services and Digital Content

ADDucation.info does not currently offer any paid services or paid digital content. However if we offer such content in the future the following applies. We only transmit personally identifiable data to third parties to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Social Media

Sharing Content via Plugins (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, What’s App, LinkedIn etc.)

The content on ADDucation.info webpages can be conveniently shared to the social media networks listed above and by email using a third party service which is GDPR compliant. Unlike the official Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons found on many websites ADDucation.info does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of social media platforms. On clicking any sharing button on ADDucation.info a new browser pop-up window appears (unless your web browser does not allow this) where the user can connect directly to their social media account and control what information, if any, is shared.

5. Analytics and Advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Opting Out of Google Analytics Data Collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced Data Processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic Data Collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored in your computer that enable an analysis of the way you use the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons relating to your use of this website (including your IP address), and delivery of advertising formats, is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. This information can be passed on from Google to contracting parties of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.

AdSense cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. Please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data relating to you and collected by Google as described and for the purposes set out above.
For more information on how Google AdSense handles user data, please see their privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

DoubleClick Cookie

The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of some third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google Account; follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing anonymous user behavior for promotional purposes.

For more information and the Google Privacy Policy, go to: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

7. Plugins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Quiz and Survey Master

ADDucation.info© uses the Quiz Survey Master plugin, currently published by https://www.expresstech.io/contact/ based in the United States. No personal data is shared with them. On completing a quiz the quiz taker can optionally:

– Add a name/nickname which will be publicly displayed on the quiz leaderboard while it’s in the top ten scores.

– Add an email address which is used to email the quiz results and answers to the recipient. The email address is stored in the online results table but is not currently used for any other purpose.

SearchiQ

We are also using SearchiQ to provide ADDucation.info© search results. User searches are anonymized and analytics reports include the search term, search date, browser and operating system used. We analyse the search terms to help us decide which ADDucation.info© lists need updating or to create new more relevant lists.

SearchIQ’s headquarters are in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, USA. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.searchiq.co/privacy-policy.html

Third party websites

ADDucation.info© contains links to other sites owned and operated by third parties. Please note that you leave ADDucation.info© if you follow (click on) these links. They are provided for your information and convenience only and are not an endorsement by Tusitala of the content of any linked websites or third parties. Tusitala has no control over the contents of any linked website and accepts no liability or responsibility for any third party websites or their content or availability or for any loss or damage arising from your use of them. We neither endorse nor approve their contents and make no warranties or representations, about linked websites, the third parties who own or operate them, the information contained on them or the suitability or quality of any of their products or services. This page is updated from time to time. Any changes made apply to your current visit and supersedes any earlier versions of this document.

Links to ADDucation.info©

Links are welcome as long as they are legal and do not damage our reputation in any way. Links must not suggest approval by or association with Tusitala without prior approval in writing.

Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions of use are governed by and construed in accordance with European law. Any disputes relating to these terms of use will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Germany. If any provision of these terms of use is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.

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