Privacy Policy

Updated May 07, 2017
1.PURPOSE

This document sets out How.to’s commitment to your privacy and to the protection of personal data (the "Data") collected and processed in connection with your use of the website, under the terms and conditions set out in the General terms of use.

2.DATA COLLECTED

We collect and subsequently process:

  • The data that you voluntarily provide on the registration form on the website including but not limited to your channel ID, a valid email address, and your date of birth.
  • Your IP address (the address of your computer) by an automatic collecting process.
  • Your search results

Please note that whether or not you are a registered user, the website may implement or allow third-party companies to implement automatic tracking processes (cookie or web beacon), which you may block by changing your browser settings. The data (information, browser type, time and date, subject of any advertisements clicked or scrolled over) collected through these automatic tracking processes are anonymous and are used in order to improve the website’s quality.

3.PURPOSE OF PROCESSING

Data specified on the website as mandatory is required in order to use the website’s features which include but not limited to video uploads, sharing etc. Data automatically collected by the website allows us to compile statistics on web page visits. As How.to is a British company, the data is collected and maintained in Great Britain. For your information, this processing has been reported to the relevant local authority.

4.DATA RECIPIENTS

With exclusion for your non-personally identifiable information as stated in section 2 (two), your data is not transmitted to third parties. However, How.to may release data if the law requires it to do so or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and applicable laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or to protect How.to’s rights and interests. It is How.to’s policy, whenever possible and legally permissible, to promptly notify you upon receipt of a subpoena, and not produce your data until approximately two weeks after receipt of the subpoena, so that you will have adequate opportunity to move to quash the subpoena in court.

5.DATA SECURITY

How.to assigns great significance to the security of your data, and takes all appropriate steps to limit the risk that it may be lost, damaged or misused. For more details regarding “your data” please refer to the terms of use

6.DATA RETENTION & YOUR RIGHTS

Data is kept only as long as necessary for the purposes set out above. After that point, data is kept only for statistical purposes and shall not be used for any other reason. You are entitled to access and correct your data by requesting to do so via. "contact us".

7.AGE RESTRICTIONS

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to register with How.to. It is How.to's policy not to collect any information from anyone under the age of 16.

In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 16, as the website is not intended for children under 16. If you are under 16 years of age, do not use or access the How.to website at any time or in any manner.

8.COOKIES MANAGMENT

This section contains information on any cookies likely to be saved to your device, whether it be your computer, cell phone, tablet or smart TV, when visiting;

1) The HOW.TO website, accessible at www.how.to and elsewhere, including its local or specific extensions and/or HOW.TO apps, and/or the HOW.TO video player (jointly referred to hereinafter as the ‘site’.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Our paramount aim is to ensure that you receive a reliable, effective, and functional service when browsing on our site. On occasion, services provided on the internet need to save certain information on your device (computer, cell phone and tablets) using small files called ‘cookies’.

These text files are saved to your computer when you visit a site or view an ad. They are handled by your web browser and only the issuer of a cookie is likely to read the information it contains.

HOW.TO uses cookies on its site to, among other things:

  • Measure and analyse the audience for each page in order to subsequently improve the ergonomics, browsing, or visibility of content;
  • Measure the reliability of its site by analysing the number of visits to its pages in real time, and offer varied ads that are adapted to users’ areas of interest;
  • Recognise previously identified users whenever they connect (so users are not repeatedly asked for their username and password for each webpage they visit).

Cookies may also be saved by social media tools if you use these functionalities (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.)

Cookies can be divided into three types: functional cookies, advertising cookies, and social network cookies.

Besides how they are used, cookies may also be classified according to their issuer:

  • Internal cookies are saved directly by HOW.TO (also called first-party cookies);
  • Third-party cookies are saved by HOW.TO partners, which are usually advertising partners

Cookies may consist of ‘session cookies’ that only last for as long as the site is being visited, or may consist of cookies of a longer duration, which allow information from one visit to be memorised until the next.

You can configure cookies settings yourself. If you’d like to learn more, we invite you to search ‘how to cookies’ on our website.

WHAT ARE THE COOKIES ISSUED ON OUR SITE USED FOR?
INTERNAL COOKIES

Internal cookies that are directly saved by HOW.TO are mainly functional cookies. They are saved on your device primarily for the browsing needs on our site, identification, and for the optimisation, monetisation and personalisation of our services and content.

These functional cookies serve the following purposes:

  • User authentication cookies: Authentication cookies allow you to access your account using the username you have already provided us with.
  • Personalisation cookies: Personalisation cookies make it possible to adapt the appearance of our site to the display preferences on your device (language, display resolution, operating system, security settings, etc.) whenever you visit our site, all according to the tools and software for viewing and playing media present on your device.
  • Statistics cookies: Statistics cookies allow us to ascertain the use and performance of our Site and improve its functioning. To accomplish this, these cookies track your browsing in order to establish statistics on visits. For the most part, these cookies are saved and used by HOW.TO
  • Audience measurement cookies: HOW.TO uses audience measurement cookies (including Google Analytics) to obtain anonymous visitor statistics for its Site, which are then used to optimise it by analysing the browsing activity of users and detecting any potential malfunctions.

Most internal functional cookies expire at the end of your visit to our site. Others have a longer duration, although this never exceeds 13 months in accordance with current regulations.

COOKIES SAVED BY THIRD PARTIES

These are cookies saved on your device by non-affiliated companies when you browse on our site, or when you click on an advertisement on our site.

Advertising cookies are saved by non-affiliated companies (like advertisers, advertising agencies, communications consulting agencies, audience measurement companies, providers of targeted advertising, etc.) through the advertising spaces on our site; the operation of these spaces helps pay for the content and services that we provide to you free of charge.

First and foremost, these cookies allow us to record the total number of ads viewed in our advertising spaces, to identify these ads, their number of respective views, the number of users who have clicked on each ad, and where applicable, the actions then taken by these users on the sites where these ads take them, all in order to calculate amounts owed to members of the advertising distribution chain (communications agency, advertising agency, distribution site/media) and to establish statistics.

These advertising cookies also allow us to adjust the advertising content displayed on your device in our advertising spaces in accordance with the browsing behaviour of your device on our site, or even on the location data transmitted by your device, where applicable (behavioural advertising). This allows you to see the advertisement we believe to be the most suitable for the anonymous user profile on your device. These cookies also allow us to limit the number of times you see the same ad on the same media.

We do not have final control over these cookies saved by non-affiliated companies that act independently. Such cookies are subject to the privacy protection policies of said third parties. Nevertheless, if you wish to refuse all or some of these cookies, please read the outlined below.

We are likely to include computer applications originating with third parties on our site. These applications allow you to share content from our site with third parties. These include "Share" and "Like" buttons from social networks such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+.

Social networks providing a share button will likely identify you using this function, even if you have not used this button during your visit. This type of button can allow the social network in question to track your browsing behaviour on our site simply because your social network account was activated on your device (open session) during your visit.

We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information on your browsing of our site and information pertaining to the personal data in their possession. We suggest you consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks to learn about how browsing information collected by them through the use of these application buttons (e.g. for advertising) and ways to disable their tracking functions..

ACCEPTING OR REFUSING COOKIES

When you visit the HOW.TO website for the first time a banner informs you of the use of cookies and provides a direct link to this information page. If you confirm your acceptance of cookies by closing the banner, or if you continue to browse the Site, your consent is considered as obtained. The cookie acceptance banner will no longer display on your screen.

You may still choose at any time to delete or disable all or part of these cookies using your browser or professional platforms for this purpose, with the exception of the functional cookies necessary for the site to function, as indicated above.

CHOICES AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR BROWSER

All browsers offer configuration options to:

  • inform you of the cookies saved on your computer;
  • allows you to accept or refuse them, on either a case-by-case basis or outright.

The configuration of each browser is different. We suggest you consult the help menu on your browser in order to configure your browser as you wish.

COSENTING TO COOKIES

The saving of a cookie on a device is governed by user-defined settings for the user’s browsing software.

If you have accepted the saving of cookies through your browser, they will be integrated into the pages and content you have viewed and may be temporarily stored in a dedicated location on your device. They will only be readable by their issuer.

REFUSING COOKIES

There are different options for refusing cookies, which may impact the functioning of the service you request on our site.

BROWSE CONFIGURATION FOR COOKIES

When it comes to managing cookies and your choices, the configuration of each browser is different. More information can be found in the help menu of your browser, which will inform you of the proper procedure to follow:

  • Internet ExplorerTM
  • SafariTM
  • Chrome TM
  • FirefoxTM
  • OperaTM
  • Microsoft EdgeTM

NOTE: We remind you that refusing cookies is likely to modify the terms of your access to our Site as well as its use (viewing our videos, saving identifying information, receiving personalised recommendations, etc.)