Privacy Policy

“howto guide” (“https://howto-guide.com”) is responsible for the processing of personal data. We think your privacy is essential, and we make sure that the personal data you share with us is treated with care.

We would like to explain how we do that in this privacy statement. If you have any questions, you can always use our contact form or send an e-mail to howtoguidemail01 @ gmail.com (without spaces). In addition, howto-guide.com uses cookies for the proper functioning of our website, web statistics, and advertising.

Personal data that we process and for what purpose

When you use our website, we process some personal data. We do everything we can to keep this to a minimum. When you visit our website, we register technical data such as the IP address of your computer, the operating system you use, the internet browser you use and the web pages you visit within our website.

These data are necessary for the proper functioning of our website because we arrange a layout per browser. When responding to an article, you will need to provide your e-mail address and name. It is not required to provide a last name, you may also use an anonymous name. The e-mail address is only used for verification purposes. It may be used as a contact point when something is unclear about the response. The e-mail address will not be shown on our website.

Several data are requested when filling out the contact form, including a valid e-mail address and name. It is not required to provide a last name. The e-mail address is only used as a contact point to check for spam. Therefore, the completed form will not be shown on our website. Also, your IP address will be linked to your reaction or contact question to prevent spam submissions. Your IP address is only visible to the administrator.

Inspection and removal of personal data

You can request to delete your comments on Howto Guide at any time. You can also ask to see all the (personal) data we have collected from you and to have them changed. All this you can request through our general contact form. We will try to change or remove these data as soon as possible and accurately.

How long personal data is kept

Your personal data will not be kept longer than necessary. The retention period depends on the purpose of receiving the data and/or any legal obligations to retain data. For example, comments on our pages and replies are, in principle, kept forever until the user decides to remove them.

Submissions via the contact form are deleted when they have been processed.

Security of your personal data

The personal data collected through this website are secured using current standard techniques. We do everything we can to protect it so that no abuse can be made of it. Our employees’ servers and devices are equipped with up-to-date security software, and accounts are protected with 2-factor authentication. We send your data only via secure internet connections; see ‘HTTPS’ and the padlock icon in the address bar. Our website is constantly monitored to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure, and unauthorized changes.

Sharing personal data with third parties

Howto Guide will not give or sell your data to group companies or third parties unless you have given us your explicit permission beforehand. Data will never be sold.

Third-party websites

This privacy statement does not apply to third-party websites linked to this website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties will handle your personal data reliably or safely. Therefore, we recommend that you read the privacy statements of these websites before using them.

Read here how Google uses data from sites and apps that use their service.

Akismet

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Akismet monitors comments and contact form submissions using a global spam database to protect this site from harmful content. See how your comment data is processed on the Akismet website.

Changes to Privacy Statement

Howto Guide may update its privacy statement if there are changes. In addition, we will place the updated privacy statement on our website. Therefore we advise you to read it regularly.

Cookies on howto-guide.com

howto-guide.com makes use of cookies on this website and all parts of it. A cookie is a small text file stored on your hard disk by your browser. We use cookies to improve the website, gain insight into our target audience through Google Analytics, show ads using Google AdSense, Doubleclick, Impact radius, PayPal, and personal avatars (Gravatar). You can delete cookies at any time via your browser settings.

Changing your cookie preferences

On our website, you can change your cookie preferences. On your first visit you will see our cookie notification, and you have the option to use the settings button to indicate your preferences. There, you can turn personalized ads and extended user statistics on or off. Suppose you want to change these preferences afterward. In that case, you can click ‘Cookie preferences’ at the bottom of the website or click here for our cookie policy. Good to know, our cookies can be divided into three different categories: necessary, analytical, and advertising cookies.

Necessary cookies

As the name suggests, these cookies are necessary for our website to function properly. No prior permission is required, and we use these, among other things, to check your browser settings so that we can deliver a proper layout, you have accepted the cookies, and to be able to respond to an article.

Analytical cookies

It is important to gain insight into your visitors and their performance as a website. To do this, we use Google Analytics. These keep track of how many visitors have visited a page, the duration of a visit, the order in which a visitor views pages, searches, where they come from, what links they click on, etc.

Google Analytics

Howto-guide.com has concluded a processor agreement with Google. The data we collect in Google Analytics is anonymized and encrypted. The so-called ‘data sharing’ with Google is turned on. More information about Google Analytics and its privacy policy can be read here.

Partner programs

Howto Guide uses partner programs to generate revenue from third-party advertisements. To show targeted ads on the website, cookies are used that are already placed on your hard drive through other websites.

Cookies which have been placed on your hard disk before and which can be called upon howto-guide.com are for example cookies from Doubleclick and Google Adsense. For more information, we refer you to the privacy statements of our partners: AdSense Google – Doubleclick (Google). In addition, on Your Online Choices, you can pass on your preferences for known advertising networks. The settings apply to all websites that use the advertising networks of Your Online Choices.

Gravatar

You can choose to use a personal avatar on our website. Gravatar is used for this purpose. This is a service that is separate from our website. No tracking cookie is set for this. Please read Gravatar’s privacy statement for more clarity.

Social Media

It may happen that in an article, we place a link from Twitter, a video from YouTube or content from another social media channel. At that moment, cookies will also be placed. These are needed for the link or video to work. Suppose you have the same social media account as the link or video. In that case, these cookies may register that you are viewing the link or video.

You are logged in to this social media account in the background. Read the privacy statement of the social networks to check what they do with the data they process through these cookies. Furthermore, no data is shared with social media channels.

You can also share our articles via social media using the share buttons at the bottom of the article. After clicking, you will be redirected to the relevant social network. After opening this website, a cookie may be placed by the social media platform on your hard drive. Read the privacy statement of the social networks to check what they do with the data they process through these cookies. Furthermore, no data is shared with social media channels.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram

What is shared?

All data we collect is not traceable to individuals and is only shared anonymously with Google, Gravatar, the social networks, and other partner programs. They may provide this information to third parties if required by law. Howto-guide.com has no influence on this. You are responsible for everything you send from the webpage.

Deleting and refusing cookies

When you visit our website for the first time or have deleted your cookies, you will first see our full-screen cookie warning. This will explain our cookie and privacy policy. If you are satisfied with this, you can click on ‘Accept all’, if you prefer to change your cookie preferences, choose ‘Cookie settings.

Then you can turn personalized ads and extended user statistics on or off. If you want to adjust these afterward, you can click on ‘Cookie settings at the bottom of the website or click here.

Through the browser settings on your computer, tablet or smartphone, you can remove the placed cookies and refuse the placement of new cookies. The way to do this differs per browser.

Disclaimer

(“Howto Guide”) https://howto-guide.com is not responsible for any damages (direct or indirect damages of any kind, including lost data, non-functioning hardware or software, lost sales, profits or other economic loss) that may have occurred as a result of using our webpage.

The use is entirely at your own risk. The content of the web page is regularly updated and/or supplemented. This is done with care and attention, yet the content may be incomplete and/or incorrect. The content is experimental and intended primarily for private use. The release of the content is without guarantee or assurance as to its quality. We are not responsible for linked files, links, and third-party content mentioned by the publisher or you on the web page. By using our web page, you agree to this disclaimer.

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