– This Privacy Policy offers you information on how we deal with your personal and non-personal data.

Latest update: May 4, 2018

1. Personal Data

  • Personal data (also “Personally identifiable information”) includes individual information by which you as a natural person are or can be identified by, e.g. your name, address, telephone number, email address or date of birth.
  • Non-personally identifiable data is information that cannot be connected to your real identity, e.g. the number of users visiting our website or other any other kind of aggregated information.

2. Collection of personal data and other information

The way you get in touch with us or our technologies and services determine the scope of how we collect and process personally identifiable information on you or other information. With this Privacy Policy we want to keep you informed which personal and other kinds of data we receive. Data as a general term may include all kinds of information such as your name, your address or information on your device (e.g. your operating system or browser).

2.1 When visiting our website journalabroad.com

  • You can visit our website without providing information on yourself. Our webservers temporarily log traffic data provided by the device you use to enter our website (including the host name (IP address) of the requesting computer), date, time and duration of your visit, data specifications of your browser and operating system as well as the name of your access provider, and the website you were referred from to our website (so called Referrer URL). This information is stored in a log file until it is automatically deleted.
  • The collection and processing of this data is carried out for the purposes of facilitating the use of our website (connection set-up) and to ensure the security and stability of our systems as well as the technical administration of the network infrastructure.
  • We do not record any personal data (not your name, address, telephone number or email address) other than voluntarily provided by you, e.g. as part of a survey or when attempting to enter into a contractual relationship.

2.1.1 Cookies

We use cookies on our website to optimize its usability and to secure it. Cookies are small text files that are sent from our servers to your browser to be stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar). Cookies do not cause damage to your device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other malicious software. The cookie stores information, which is linked to respective device used. This does not mean, however, that we store personal information about you or are aware of your identity.

In general, cookies help to improve and optimize the usability of websites and other online services, including our own websites and online services and those of others. Our use of cookies is strictly compliant with any applicable cookie and data privacy legislation.

For security purposes, we may store cookies that will help distinguish between normal and malicious users, such as spam bots and exploit scans, in an effort to block them from accessing the website.

2.1.2 Social Plugins

As Journal Abroad is participating in social networks, there are some social plugins on our websites which we would like to inform you about.

Visitors wishing to avoid connecting to plugins used on our websites may install privacy-enhancing browser plugins, such as Ghostery, NoScript or DoNotTrackMe, etc.

  1. Facebook
    Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter „Facebook“).In our online services, we have included different Facebook plugins (for example, “Like”, “Share”). These are marked with the Facebook logo. Depending on the type of function, additional information may be added (e.g., “Like”, “Recommend”). For a summary of all Facebook plugins please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/When you enter a page on our website that contains a Facebook plugin your browser or app will establish a direct connection to Facebook’s servers where the plugin is loaded from. The information that your browser has visited the corresponding page of our online services will be transmitted to Facebook, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into your account. This information (including your IP address) will be sent by your browser directly to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored there.If you are logged into your Facebook account at the same time, it is also possible to assign the page impression to your Facebook profile. If you click on embedded Facebook buttons and log into your Facebook account (or are already logged in), this information will be sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The corresponding information is published on your Facebook profile and in your chronicle/timeline in short form. Facebook can thus collect and store additional usage data. If you want to prevent the transmission and storage of your data and your behaviour on our online services through Facebook, you must log out of your Facebook account before you visit our sites and delete any cookies placed by Facebook. You can also prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the online “Facebook Blocker”.For more information on your rights and on how Facebook is recording and processing data please see Facebook’s Data Privacy Policy which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009.
  2. YouTube
    YouTube is a video portal of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”). We have integrated at least one plugin from YouTube in our online services.If you enter a page on our website which includes a YouTube plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the YouTube servers. The information that your browser visited the corresponding page of our online services is transmitted to YouTube, even if you do not have a YouTube account or are not logged into your account. This information is sent directly from your browser to a YouTube server in the USA and stored there.If you are logged into your YouTube account at the same time, it is also possible to map the page to your YouTube account and you would allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile.If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of your data and your behavior on our online services through YouTube, you must log out of your YouTube account before you visit our site and delete any cookies placed by YouTube.For more information about how YouTube collects and uses your information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines and Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

2.1.3 Analysis: Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics which is a web analyzing tool of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google“) for the purposes of the adequate design and continuous optimization of our website. Google Analytics works with cookies and creates pseudonymized usage profiles, which enable an analysis of your use of our website. Information stored in such cookies (such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL, Hostname of the accessing computer, time of server request) are usually transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.

Due to the activation of the IP anonymization (IP masking), Google will truncate and therefore anonymize the IP address of your device within the European Union or the European Economic Area.

We contracted Google to analyze your use of this website in order to produce reports on the activities on our website and provide more services connected to the use of our website and the internet in general. The IP address provided by your browser will not be combined with other Google data. The information may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by adjusting your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that changing your settings may have negative effects on the usability of our website. You may prevent Google from recording and processing data on your use of our website (including your device’s IP address) and storing such information in a cookie by downloading and installing a browser deactivation add-on from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

For more information, see Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

2.1.4 Affiliates

In an effort to help with our expenses, we partner with other websites that offer services related to our content and give us a small commission for the referral. You may sometimes receive a discount as well. When you use any of the services provided by our partners, we do not hold any responsibility for the outcome. These partners may handle your data differently – we advise you read their privacy policies and terms of use. Our partners include:

3. Amendments

We may modify this Privacy Policy and our data security provisions from time to time, in particular if new laws and regulations need to be adopted or we regard amendments reasonable. The date of amendments will be posted below the heading of this Privacy Policy.

Latest update: May 4, 2018