Different protection standards may apply to different users, and some users may be subject to broader standards. Users can find out more about the protection criteria that apply to them by referring to the applicability section. If desired, this document can be printed for reference by accessing the print command in the settings of any web browser.
Data Collection at howtoid.com
Personal Data can be provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically while using howtoid.com. All Data requested by howtoid.com is mandatory, unless specified otherwise. Failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for us to provide our services. If we state that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or functioning of our Service.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published, or shared through howtoid.com and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
Owner and Data Controller
Howtoid | 2 voies VDN Dakar, SN Owner contact email: [email protected]
Processing Methods and Legal Basis for Data Processing
To ensure the security and integrity of data, the Owner has put in place appropriate measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or destruction of the collected data.
Data processing is done using computers and/or IT tools, in strict compliance with organizational procedures and methods related to the indicated purposes. Besides the Owner, certain persons in charge such as those in administration, sales, marketing, legal, and system administration, as well as external parties such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, and communications agencies may have access to the data as necessary Data Processors. A current list of such parties is available upon request from the Owner.
Legal Basis of Data Processing
The Owner may process Users’ Personal Data based on one of the following:
- Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Please note that in some jurisdictions, the Owner may be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without relying on consent or any other legal basis. However, this does not apply when European data protection law is applicable.
- The provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
- Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;
- Processing is related to a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;
- Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.
In any case, the Owner is available to provide clarification on the specific legal basis that applies to the processing of Personal Data, including whether the provision of such data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Location and Data retention
The Data is processed at the Owner’s offices and other locations where the parties involved in processing are located. If the User is located outside of these locations, their Data may be transferred to a different country. For more information on where Data is processed, Users can refer to the section of this document that details the processing of Personal Data.
Users may also inquire about the legal basis for Data transfers to countries outside of the European Union or to international organizations governed by public international law. In the event of such transfers, Users can learn more by checking the relevant sections of this document or contacting the Owner.
Personal Data will be processed and stored only for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For instance, Personal Data collected for contract performance will be retained until the contract has been fully executed. If Personal Data is collected for the Owner’s legitimate interests, it will be kept as long as necessary to meet those interests. Users can find more information about the Owner’s legitimate interests within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.
The Owner may be authorized to retain Personal Data for a more extended period if the User has consented to such processing or if required by law or order of an authority. Once the retention period has expired, Personal Data will be deleted, and Users will not be able to enforce their right to access, erase, rectify, or port their Data.
The purposes of processing
The purpose of collecting User Data is for the Owner to provide their Service, adhere to legal obligations, respond to enforcement requests, safeguard their rights and interests, identify fraudulent activities and perform the following: advertising, interacting with external social networks and platforms, optimizing and distributing traffic, commercial affiliation, tag management, remarketing and behavioral targeting, content commenting, analytics, managing contacts and sending messages, and displaying external platform content.
To learn about the Personal Data used for each purpose, refer to the “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data” section.
Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
- Commercial affiliation
These services may use Trackers to recognize Users or use the behavioral retargeting method, which means displaying ads customized to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside howtoid.com. Users can opt-out of tracking via the privacy policies of the appropriate services, as well as general opt-out instructions for interest-based advertising in this document’s “How to opt-out of interest-based advertising” section.
The following services are used for advertising:
- Google AdSense (Google LLC)
These services may utilize User Data for advertising communication purposes. These communications may appear in the form of banners and other ads on howtoid.com, potentially based on User interests. The privacy policies of the relevant services should be consulted for more information.
Google AdSense is a Google LLC advertising service that uses the “DoubleClick” Cookie to track howtoid.com use and User behavior concerning ads, products, and services offered. Users can disable all DoubleClick Cookies by visiting Google Ad Settings. For data details about Google’s use, consult Google’s partner policy.
If Users wish to learn more about this practice and their choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, they may visit the National Advertising Initiative opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance website, or the Network Advertising Initiative website. Users may also opt-out using the platform controls on their mobile device or download the AppChoices app at the Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app. For specific information about Mediavine Partners, refer to their data collection and privacy policies.
The rights of Users
The Owner processes User Data, and Users have certain rights that they can exercise with regards to their Data. Users who are entitled to broader protection standards can exercise any of the rights described below. For Users who are not entitled to broader protection standards, they can inquire with the Owner to find out which rights apply to them.
Users have the right to:
- Withdraw their consent at any time.
- Object to the processing of their Data on certain grounds.
- Access their Data and obtain a copy of it.
- Verify and seek rectification of their Data.
- Restrict the processing of their Data under certain circumstances.
- Have their Personal Data deleted or removed under certain circumstances.
- Receive their Data and have it transmitted to another controller.
- Lodge a complaint with their competent data protection authority.
Users can exercise these rights free of charge by contacting the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. The Owner will address these requests as early as possible, always within one month.
Some provisions of this document expressly only apply if the processing of Personal Data is subject to broader protection standards, which apply when the processing:
- Is performed by an Owner based within the EU.
- Concerns the Personal Data of Users who are in the EU and is related to the offering of paid or unpaid goods or services, to such Users.
- Concerns the Personal Data of Users who are in the EU and allows the Owner to monitor such Users’ behavior taking place in the EU.
The Owner may use the User’s Personal Data for legal purposes, such as in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of howtoid.com or the related services. The User should also be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
Users can request additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.
howtoid.com does not support “Do Not Track” requests. Users can check the privacy policies of any third-party services used by howtoid.com to determine whether they honor “Do Not Track” requests.