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Privacy policy

Last updated: 27.06.2023

Thank you for your interest in our service! Protecting your personal data is important to us. In this privacy policy, we inform you about how we collect, use, disclose, and protect personal information. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our privacy practices.

1. Data Controller

Hashat
Represented by Kurt Kr├╝ger
Pestalozzistr. 23
06618 Naumburg (Saale)
GERMANY

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2. Collected Personal Data

We collect and process certain personal data that you provide to us when using our service. This includes the following information:

  • Account Data: When you create an account with us, we collect your username, display name, biography, and email address (which is not publicly displayed).
  • Profile Picture: To display your profile picture, we use the services Gravatar or Dicebear. Please note that these services may have their own privacy policies for which we do not take responsibility.
  • Tutorials: If you create tutorials on the topic of microelectronics, they may consist of individual pages containing text and images uploaded by the user. We store and process this content.
  • Result Photos: After completing a tutorial, you have the option to upload a photo of your result. These photos will be publicly shared.

3. Purpose of Data Processing

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Service Provision: We use your account data to grant you access to our service and to verify your identity.
  • Personalization: Your account data and profile information may be used to customize your account and profile and provide personalized features.
  • Tutorials: The tutorials you create and the information contained therein are used to provide the service and enable other users to use and interact with the tutorials.
  • Public Sharing: If you make a tutorial public or upload a result photo, this information will be publicly displayed and may be viewed by other users.

4. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The processing of your personal data is based on one or more of the following legal bases:

  • Contractual Necessity: Processing is necessary to fulfill a contract with you when you use our service.
  • Consent: Where necessary, we obtain your consent for certain processing operations, particularly concerning the publication of tutorials and result photos.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your personal data to pursue our legitimate interests, provided that your interests and fundamental rights do not override them.

5. Disclosure of Personal Data

We only disclose your personal data to third parties to a limited extent and only in the following cases:

  • External Service Providers: We may engage certain service providers or third parties to perform specific functions or services on our behalf. These service providers only have access to the personal data necessary to fulfill their tasks and may not use it for other purposes.
  • Public Sharing: If you make a tutorial public or upload a result photo, this information will be publicly displayed and may be viewed by other users.
  • Legal Requirements: We may disclose personal data if we believe in good faith that it is legally required or necessary to comply with our legal obligations, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities.

6. Use of Cloudflare

Our service uses Cloudflare, a content delivery network and security solution. By using Cloudflare, certain data is transferred to protect the service and optimize loading times. Cloudflare may store and process data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in the security and performance optimization of our service. Please note that Cloudflare has its own privacy policies for which we do not take responsibility.

7. Data Security

We implement reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, misuse, or loss. We use SSL encryption technology to secure the transmission of sensitive data.

Please note that no transmission method over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While we make reasonable efforts to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

8. Data Retention

We only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes stated in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Afterward, your data will be deleted or anonymized.

9. Your Rights

You have certain rights regarding your personal data. These include the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing, data portability, and object to processing. If you wish to exercise your rights or have any questions about your rights or our privacy policy, you can contact us at any time.

10. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this privacy policy at any time. We will inform you about substantial changes by providing an updated version of the privacy policy on our website or through other appropriate means.

11. Contact

If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries regarding this privacy policy or our privacy practices, you can contact us at any time:

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Please note that this privacy policy may be provided in other languages. In case of conflicts or deviations between the different versions, the English version shall prevail.

German translation (pdf)

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