Data protection regulations
The following data protection regulations apply to all PowerGuru (www.powerguru.org) services. This statement shall provide you with information about the handling of personal data collected during the use of PowerGuru services. Before you engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other visitors to these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.
The majority of services can be used free of charge and without registration. Should you wish to submit an article, take part in a raffle or make use of similar services, registration and authorization is required. This shall require you to create login credentials by selecting a password and providing an email address. Further personal data that may be submitted voluntarily are telephone number, name of the company/organisation you are working for, photograph, etc. These data are processed, stored and used to the extent to which they enable us to provide our services.
Personal data may only be used or transferred to third parties with the user’s express or implied consent to do so or if the user does not deny use according to the provisions of law. We shall be permitted to transfer personal data in the following cases without your consent:
- when we appoint service providers to assist in order processing, such as editorial tasks.
- if we have the statutory or legal duty to transfer personal data. In this case we will inform you immediately of the data transmission providing it is legal to do so.
Tracking information collected such as IP address (temporarily), date, time, use of the website, internet sites accessed, type of browser, etc. are stored to enable us to identify and remove possible technical errors or abuse of this website or its services. This data will not be used to create personal user profiles but solely:
- to improve our range and services and to measure traffic and the general traffic pattern.
- to inform the author on how his/her article has been used, to inform advertisers on users’ habits and characteristics or for market research.
Cookies (Google Analytics)
Like many other websites, PowerGuru also uses ’cookies’ to identify you as a client and to offer personalised services. Beyond that we would like to know which services are used most frequently and how long users stay on specific websites. To do this, we use Google Analytics, an internet analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Cookies which enable us to analyse usage are stored on your computer. The information gathered by these cookies concerning your usage is transferred to a Google server in the US and stored.
Google uses the information transferred to analyse the usage of the PowerGuru website, to create reports for advertisers and to render further services associated with the website. In addition Google may transfer this information to third parties provided that this is required by law or that those third parties are processing data on behalf of Google. You can prevent cookies from being used on your computer with an appropriate setting of your browser. It shall be noted that in this case the reader may not take full advantage of all PowerGuru features. Internet users enabling PowerGuru cookies are deemed to be in full agreement with the afore-mentioned processing of personal data for the purpose described above.
Should you wish your personal data not to be collected by Google Analytics please use: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA)
More information can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We want to advise you that on the PowerGuru website we enhanced the Google Analytics code by using „gat._anonymizeIp();“ to assure an anonymized evaluation of IP-addresses (also called IP-Masking).“
To ensure a tailored design and optimum performance of this website, solutions and technologies by econda GmbH (www.econda.de) not only collect and store anonymized data, but also utilize this data to compile usage profiles by means of pseudonyms.
Cookies can be used for this purpose which make it possible for an Internet browser to be recognized. Without the express consent of a visitor, however, usage profiles will not be stored together with data pertaining to the pseudonymous visitor. IP addresses, in particular, are rendered indecipherable immediately after receipt, which makes it impossible to match a usage profile with an IP address.
Visitors to this website can opt out here—at any time—of the collecting and storing of their data.
Note: please refer to the following link for opting out: Econda Opt-out
Right to information, amendment and removal of personal data
We would be glad to help you remove or modify personal data and to provide you with information on which of your personal data has been stored by us. Please contact us using the email address or phone number given below. Deletion of data cannot be performed if your data is required for the fulfillment of the contract or if we are bound by law to store this data.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:
7007 N 18th St
Tampa, FL 33610
Hyperlinks to external websites outside PowerGuru’s sphere
PowerGuru also posts links that are operated by third parties. Should you visit such websites, you should take note of the data protection regulations and any further information concerning these third-party websites. PowerGuru shall take no responsibility for the data protection regulations and the handling of personal data by third parties.