Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions on Data Protection

The Telugu Basha website is an online learning system and community (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”) operated by the Telugu Basha company (hereinafter referred to as “Telugu Basha”) located in Neubaustr. 19, 85139 Wettstetten, Germany. This policy document contains the rules how personal data are processed and stored at Telugu Basha. All personal information is handled carefully. The protection of this data is of the highest concern to Telugu Basha. These terms and conditions are in addition to the general terms and conditions for using the Service. Please contact us at support@telugubasha.net if you have any questions concerning this policy.

1. What data is stored?

  1. Personal Data
    When you register, we collect and store basic information such as your name, address, email address and other contact information such as username and password. You may provide us with additional information on the site (e.g. if you complete your profile) or if you communicate with us.
    All profile data are provided voluntarily and will be displayed to users of the Service.
    The following registration data will be available for other users:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Screen name
  2. Cookies
    After your login with your email and password, the Service uses cookies to identify you during the course of your session. A cookie will be stored on your computer. Upon the termination of your session the session cookie will automatically be deleted. On login, you can save another persistent cookie that contains your encrypted login information and is stored locally. This is done by the option “remember me”. You can switch off the use of cookies for our website or in general in the settings of your Internet browser. However, deactivating cookies will mean that a number of functionalities, e.g. such as logging in to the website, will no longer operate as intended.
  3. Log Files
    Each time you access the Service, the following data will be stored in the server log file:
    • Your IP address (by which your computer can be clearly identified)
    • The name and IP address of the computer requesting the respective page from the Telugu Basha web servers (the so called “remote host computer”)
    • The time, status, and amount of the transferred data, as well as the Internet website from which you have reached the requested page of the Telugu Basha web servers (the so called “referrer”)
    • The product and release information from your Internet browser (the so called “user agent”).
      This log file will be stored by Telugu Basha in a standardized “combined” log file format. Telugu Basha uses the data from this log file in anonymous form without reference to your person just for statistical purposes. In doing so, Telugu Basha may analyze on which days and at which time the Telugu Basha services are particularly frequented and how much data volume is created on the Telugu Basha web servers. Furthermore, by using the log file, Telugu Basha can identify defects on the Service, such as defective hyperlinks or program defects, and thus continually improve the quality of the Service. Telugu Basha does not attribute the website requests stored in the log file to specific individual users. However, Telugu Basha reserves the right to review the log files from the last known IP address of a User if Telugu Basha has reasonable cause to believe that the User is using the Service in breach of contractual agreements or the applicable legislation.
  4. Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. As anonymization is activated for the data we collect, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory countries to the Treaty creating the European Economic Area and only then is it transferred to the USA.
    Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.
    You may prevent the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the data captured by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being captured and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
    Further information on the use of the data and privacy policy at Google Analytics is available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html) or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html).
  5. Like button
    The Service uses a “like button” that enables a personal information exchange with Facebook if you are logged in to the Service and Facebook at the same time. In this case, personal data is shared with Facebook even when the “like button” is not active.
  6. Personal Vocabulary
    In order to provide Users with a convenient way of reviewing their vocabulary, Telugu Basha stores all practiced words and phrases as well as the test scores in the User’s account. These data are available to others only as so-called high scores.
  7. Image Uploads
    Users can upload pictures for public use. These pictures are publicly related to the screen name and profile of the uploader.
  8. Messages
    All private messages between Telugu Basha users via the Telugu Basha website are saved on the Telugu Basha servers. These private data are not made accessible to other users under any circumstances. The messages are deleted as soon as both communicating parties have deleted them from their mailboxes. Public messages in discussion forums are saved permanently provided you do not delete them yourself. The files remain saved even after you have terminated the service. Other users are able to recognize whether you take part in any activities within the discussion forum. Users with whom you are friends may also receive a message about your activities.
  9. Newsletter & e-mails
    We send you e-mails for a variety of reasons. These may include confirmations of an order or of a registration. However, communication may also concern information about our services, provided you have not revoked your consent for such usage. Any e-mail messages we send are saved by us and any e-mails that may be regarded as business letters will not be deleted during the statutory retention period. We also record any e-mail addresses to which a message could not be delivered in order to request an updated e-mail address. Furthermore, our e-mails contain graphics which, when called up, allow us to determine whether an e-mail message has been opened. The same applies if you click on a link in our e- mail messages.

2. Why Are The Data Stored?

The purpose of gathering, saving, processing and using the data is solely to facilitate, maintain and develop the Service provided by Telugu Basha. In particular, part of the ongoing development involves the use of anonymous statistics on the usage of the services. Movement profiles of individual users on the website are not created. The data are not used for any other purposes.

3. Sharing data with third parties

Telugu Basha does not forward the personal data of its users to third parties unless the user has given his/her explicit consent or there is a legal requirement to forward the data. In the case of payment processing, the data for processing the payment transaction are forwarded to the payment services provider if you do not supply the data directly. If you send your payment data directly to the payment services provider, we receive only very limited data. In such cases, we are merely informed whether or not the transaction relating to a specific transaction number has actually taken place. In such cases we do not receive your account data. If any third-party rights have been violated (in particular rights relating to copyright, trademarks, names and symbols) by the user, the user data will not be forwarded to the rights holder unless the latter conclusively demonstrates his/her claims to Telugu Basha.

4. Data security

Telugu Basha has employed several security measures to protect user data from deletion, change, or abusive use. Telugu Basha uses constantly updated industry-standard firewalls as well as other security systems. Please note that due to constantly new computer viruses and other measures, a hundred percent protection cannot be guaranteed. In case of damage or deletion of data through unknown viruses Telugu Basha cannot be held responsible. Telugu Basha will prosecute any hacker attacks or the like to the fullest extent of law.

5. Minors

As a matter of principle, Telugu Basha is directed towards users who have reached the age of majority. Any use by minors without the consent of their legal guardians is prohibited. Telugu Basha therefore reserves the right to delete all data relating to underage users if no consent from the legal guardians is available.

6. Information, correction and deletion

Right to information on stored data

Every user has the right to obtain information from Telugu Basha on the personal data that has been saved in relation to him/her. If the request for information is not conveyed to Telugu Basha in writing, hence particularly in the case of enquiries by telephone or e-mail, the user must provide a postal address to which the information can then be sent. In the request for information, the user must additionally provide the following details for identification purposes: user name, first name and surname, maiden name (if appropriate), e-mail address, postal address and date of birth. The information is sent by post to the address provided by the user.

Corrections

If the user alters or corrects the details that he/she has provided and deletes old entries, the data previously entered by the user will be completely deleted automatically. An application for correction or deletion is not required. You can edit your personal data at any time at https://telugubasha.net/en/profile/account. This notwithstanding, the user has the right at all times to demand the correction of any inaccurate data concerning him/her stored with the Service. However, the easiest option is for users to correct any such entries themselves.

Deletion of data

Should the user demand any alteration, correction or deletion of his/her personal data, this may take place by e-mail or letter. To ensure correct identification of the user, the request must at least contain the following details:
User name
First name and surname E-mail address
Postal address

Please note that due to caching systems, search engines, the interposition of proxy servers and the like, deleted data may continue to remain accessible even though they are no longer present within our systems.

7. Contact

Your trust in our services is essential to us. If you have any questions or want more detailed information about this privacy policy please do not hesitate to contact us:

Telugu Basha, Neubaustr. 19, 85139 Wettstetten, Germany
email: support@telugubasha.net

8. Changes To This Privacy Policy

In compliance with the valid data protection regulations Telugu Basha reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. The current version of this document is always available at the Telugu Basha website.

This is version 2.0 of the privacy policy, issued Mar 17, 2014