Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for the website www.howtodevnow.com. This privacy policy explains how the personally identifiable information that you may provide to the website is collected, protected and used. It also explains the choices that you have regarding your personally identifiable information as well as how you can access and update this information. This privacy policy acts as a legally binding contract between you, the customer, and www.howtodevnow.com.

By accessing and using this website then you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.

Information collected automatically

When you open this website www.howtodevnow.com, even if you are just browsing, then out servers automatically record some of the information that your web browser sends when you are using this website. This includes information such as your IP address, the browser type and version that you are using, the operating system and type as well as what language it is in and the information about the website you visited before clicking on our website.

This information is not personally identifiable and is only used for statistics and analysis purposes such as the usage and website traffic for www.howtodevnow.com.

Collecting personal information

Customers may visit the website www.howtodevnow.com as a browser and not provide us with any personally identifiable information if they choose to. However, this will limit access to the full products and services that are made available on this website. Customers wishing to make use of the full products and services, such as downloading content or booking a session with a consultant, will need to first create an account before they are able to do so. Creating an account will require the customer to provide us with some personal information. This could include some of the following information:

  1. Personal details such as your name, country of residence, address, email address
  2. Your new personal username and password that you have used to create an account with howtodevnow.com
  3. Payment information such as your debit or credit card number for payments

Customers can choose to not provide us with any of this information, but it will limit their use and access to the full products and services provided by www.howtodevnow.com.

Use and processing of personal information

In order to make all of the products and services on www.howtodevnow.com available, or in order to meet any legal obligations, we may need to collect and use certain personal information. If this information is not provided then you may not be able to make full use of the products and services on offer. The information that is collected from you may be used for any of the following purposes:

  1. To create and manage user accounts
  2. To process payments
  3. To fulfil orders and business obligations
  4. To send administrative information
  5. To respond to enquiries and offer customer support
  6. To request user feedback
  7. To improve the user experience
  8. To enforce policies of the terms and conditions
  9. To protect from abuse and any malicious users
  10. To respond to any legal requests and to prevent harm
  11. To run and manage the website howtodevnow.comand its products and services

Processing personal information will depend on how the customer interacts with the website. It will also depend on the following conditions:

  1. If the customer has given their consent to have their data processed
  2. If the provision of the personal information is necessary in order to fulfil terms of business
  3. If processing information is necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation
  4. If processing the information is in our legitimate business interests

Management of personal information

Customers are able to delete some of the personal information that we hold about them. However, this may change how www.howtodevnow.com will be able to offer them certain products and services.

When personal information is deleted, a copy of it may be retained by us if this is necessary to comply with our obligations or affiliates or partners. If you would like us to delete any of the personal information that we hold about you or if you would like us to delete your account then please get in touch using the contact information at the end of this privacy policy.

Disclosing personal information

Depending on the services that you have requested from us or the information that we need in order to provide you with a full list of products and services, then we may share some of your personal information with trusted third party operators that provide services to us when we have your consent to do so.

We will not share any personal information with any unaffiliated third parties. These service providers are not authorised to use or disclose any of your personal information except as is necessary in order to perform services on our behalf or in order to comply with any legal requirements.

We may share your personal information in these instances only and only with third parties who have privacy policies which are consistent with our privacy policy or who agree to abide by these policies with respect to our personal information. They are only provided with the information that they need to fulfil their required functions. We do not permit them to use the personal information for any other purpose.

If the company were to be involved in a merger or acquisition with another business, then the personal information that we have on file would be considered as an asset as part of the transaction. This means some of the personal data may be transferred to the new owners if the company was sold or merges with another company. If this were the case then we would let all of our customers know.

We will also disclose any personal information if this is required by law such as in order to comply with a legal process or when we believe that in good faith the disclosure of this information is necessary in order to protect our rights, or the rights and safety of others, to investigate fraud, or to respond to a government request.

Retention of information

The personal information that we have will be held for as long as is necessary in order to comply with any legal obligations, to resolve disputes or to enforce our agreements unless a longer retention period is required by law.

Once the retention period for personal data has expired, then it shall be deleted securely.

User rights regarding their personal information

Customers may exercise certain rights regarding their personal information which is requested by us. In particular, customers have the right to do the following:

  1. The right to withdraw consent in cases where consent has previously been given to the processing of your personal information
  2. The right to object to the processing of personal information
  3. The right to learn if information is being processed by us, obtain a disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing as well as obtain a copy of the information that is being processed
  4. The right to verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be corrected if needs be
  5. The right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your personal information
  6. The right to have your personal information deleted
  7. The right to receive a copy of the information that we hold or to have it transmitted to another data controller at your request

Privacy and children

The website www.howtodevnow.com is only intended to be used by those aged 18 and older. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18.

Cookies

The website www.howtodevnow.com uses cookies in order to personalise the user experience. A cookie is a small text file which is placed on the hard drive of a computer by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that originally issued the cookie.

We may use cookies to track, store and collect information for statistical purposes in order to operate the website. Customers will have the ability to accept or deny the use of cookies. Many web browsers automatically accept cookies, but these settings can usually be modified in browser preferences.

If you choose to decline the use of Cookies, then you may not be able to fully experience all of the website and its products and services.

Security

We secure all of the information that you provide in a secure environment which is protected from any unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. We retain a number of reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in place which are used in order to prevent any unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information.

Please be aware that no transmission of information over the internet can ever be entirely secure. Therefore, although we strive to do everything that we can in order to protect your personal information, all users must acknowledge that:

  1. There are security and privacy limitations of the internet which are beyond our control
  2. The security and integrity of all information that is exchanged between you and the website howtodevnow.comcan not be guaranteed
  3. Any information could be accessed by a third party despire our best efforts

Data breaches

In the unfortunate event of a data breach or if we become aware that the security of the website and services has been compromised as a result of external activity such as a security attack or fraud, then we reserve the right to take all reasonable security measures, including but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification and cooperation with law enforcement agencies.

In the event of a data breach then we will make all reasonable efforts to notify all of those that have been affected if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to that user as a result of the data breach.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to make any changes to this privacy policy from time to time. If this is the case then we will notify you of any changes that are being made with regards to the way in which we handle and process personal data.

Any updates to this privacy policy will be effective immediately, so it is your responsibility to check back to this page regularly where changes will be posted. Your continued use of the website www.howtodevnow.com and its services following an update in the privacy policy signifies that you agree to be bound by the latest version and updates.

Contacting us

If you would like to contact us about anything in this privacy policy or if you would like to explore any of your rights then please get in touch using the contact information below or by emailing support@howtodevnow.com.