PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for your interest in MyStudyGenius. Privacy and data security are a top priority for us. Therefore, please read the following Privacy Policy carefully.

 

The Subject of Data Protection

The subject of data protection is personal data. These are, according to § 3 paragraph 1 BDSG, details about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable person. This includes, e.g. information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or phone number and also apply to usage data such as your IP address.

 

Enquiry, Processing and Usage of Data

MyStudyGenius is obliged to process and use personal data which is processed and used in connection with the use of the products on the website mystudygenius.com, only for the purposes of fulfillment for of the service and to take all necessary actions and precautions to ensure that data secrecy and data security is guaranteed at all times. Excluded are externally linked websites of third parties. In all cases, we comply with the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations.

 

The security of your data is important to us! Our websites are protected by technical measures against destruction, unauthorised access or damage. Your data will be encrypted through digital security systems and transmitted to us.

 

To optimise our website we collect and store data such as date and time of the page request, the side information on the site from which you have accessed our site and similar, unless you do not object to this data collection and storage. This happens anonymously, without personally identifying the user of the site personally. Cookies are also applied, for the collection and storage of usage data. This data is collected solely for statistical purposes in order to further optimise our internet presence and improve the design of our internet offers even in a more attractive way. If necessary, user profiles can be created by using a pseudonym. The collection, storage and creation of a user profile is only exclusively done in an anonymous or pseudonymous form and leaves no conclusion reference to you as a person.

 

When you register your business name, email address and your first and last name are requested and stored. Additionally, to complete your profile, your mailing address and any other necessary information necessary to issue a legally valid invoice document are requested in the course of your usage history. You can provide additional personal information voluntarily.

 

Personal data is only collected for contractual and technical purposes. This also applies to the data of your customer data, which is required to enable the communicated range of services. In no case will this data be sold or given to third parties because of any other reason than the those stipulated above.

 

Appropriate Data Use

We respect the principle of appropriate data usage and collect, process and save your personal data and the data of your clients only for those purposes for which you have instructed us. A transfer of your personal data to third parties without your explicit consent does not take place, unless this is not necessary to render the service or to execute the contract. Also the transfer to authorizsed state institutions and authorities is only obliged mandatory within the scope of the statutory obligations or in the event of a court decision to provide information.

 

Also the internal management data protection is taken very seriously in our company. Our employees and the by us contracted companies are obliged by us to maintain secrecy and to comply with the data protection regulations.

 

Personal data is only used by MyStudyGenius for the following purposes:

 

– The approval, processing and execution of your order

 

– The provision of services in connection with the supply of electronic keys, access codes or – other information which are necessary for the to access to the sites of our service providers or partners, so that they can completely make full use of our products, updates or services.

 

– Updating your subscriptions for products and services

 

– The Notification of our services regarding to updates

 

– Ensuring an effective customer service and / or technical support for your products

 

– The dispatch of newsletters or other promotional material, as well as the implementation of other promotions, provided that you have given us an appropriate consent

 

– For other purposes, which will inform you of, and to the extent that it is permitted by law

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics and Google Remarketing. These are services provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses so called “Cookies”, text files, that are stored on your computer, which enable the analysis of how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The IP address is then shortened to the three last digits by Google, so that a distinct allocation of the IP address is no longer possible. Google respects the privacy policy of the “US Safe Harbor” agreement and is registered with the “Safe Harbor” program of the US Department of Commerce.

 

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity for website operators and to provide other services, related with the website and internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided that this is not against the law or that such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

 

Third-parties, including Google, show ads on sites in the Internet. Third-parties, including Google, use stored cookies to show ads based on previous visits of a user on this website.

 

Google will not connect your IP address with any other data held by Google. The data collection and storage can be objected at any time with effect on the future. You can disable the use of cookies by Google by setting your browser software, if you go to the page www.google.de/privacy/ads and press the “opt-out” button. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by third parties, if you visit the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative under www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. For more information about the terms of Google, see www.google.com/intl/de/privacy.

 

We however point out, that you may not be able to use all features of this website in this case. By using this site, you agree to the processing of your data by Google in the same manner as described above and for the above named purposes.

 

Use of Facebook Social Plugin

Our website is using social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plug-ins are recognizable on the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue background or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked by the words “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the look of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed at the following website: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

 

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted from Facebook to your browser and thus integrated to the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data, which is brought by Facebook using this plugin and therefore we going to inform you about our knowledge:

 

Through the integration of the plugin, Facebook receives the information, that you have accessed the corresponding website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook is able to assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like Button or comment on something, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook gets your IP address and stores it.

 

To find out the purpose and the scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, and regarding your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the privacy policies of Facebook with the following link: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

 

If you are a Facebook member and do not wish that Facebook collects data via our website about you and links them to your stored Facebook member data, you must log out of Facebook, before you visit our website. In addition to that, it is also possible to block Facebook social Plugins by using Add-ons for your browser , e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker”.

 

We are at your disposal at any time for further questions regarding data protection and the processing of your personal data.

 

Last updated: 05 October 2017