Privacy Policy

“ChineseKuang” is a service offered by Felix Kuang, Burgunder Str. 5, 14197 Berlin, Germany. Through this privacy statement, we wish to inform you of how your personal data are processed and in what form some of these data are made accessible for other users. All personal data are treated with the utmost care at ChineseKuang. All the necessary steps are taken to guarantee the security of these data. This privacy statement supplements the General Terms and Conditions of Business of ChineseKuang. Please write to privacymuell@chinesekuang.com if you have any queries relating to this document.

1. Which data are stored?

1.1. Cookies

After you have logged in (with user name and password), ChineseKuang uses cookies with which you can be identified for the duration of your visit. Cookies are also used generally on the website, e.g. to show ads or to measure the success rates of advertising. Cookies are small files stored on your computer or mobile device which identify the device to our server and also provide additional data. Other technologies such as pixel tags, web bugs, web storage and similar files fulfill the same purpose. A cookie is saved on your computer.

One type of cookie automatically expires after your session has ended. This is called a session cookie. Your user settings, in particular, are saved as session cookies so that ChineseKuang can always be used in the form you require. Another permanently stored anonymous cookie contains the version number of your Flash player. When you log in, you also have the option of saving your user name and password locally in encrypted form on your computer. You can save this cookie permanently for automatic log in with the function “Log me in automatically on this computer”. In addition to this, user settings, such as language selection, language recognition settings, user IDs for various applications, are saved in both session cookies and permanent cookies by ChineseKuang in order to facilitate the use of ChineseKuang.

You switch off the use of cookies for our website or in general in the settings of your Internet browser. You can find out how this functions from the website of your Internet browser supplier. For the Internet Explorer you can find the relevant instructions at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies, for Firefox at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences, for Apple Safari at http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&fac=all&q=cookies%20safari and for Google Chrome at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en. However, deactivating cookies will mean that a number of functionalities, e.g. automatically logging in to the website, will no longer operate as intended.

1.2. Log files

Each time a page is called up, access data are saved in a protocol file, the server log. The data record thus saved contains the following data:

  • your IP address (by means of which your computer can be unambiguously identified)
  • the remote host (name and IP address of the computer requesting the page)
  • the time, the status, the quantity of data transferred and the Internet page from which you accessed the requested page (referrer)
  • The product and version information of the browser used (user agent)

ChineseKuang uses a standardized webserver logfile format for this purpose. Provided these data are not urgently required for the technical maintenance of the system or for the system security, they are anonymized instantly and the original protocols are deleted. Anonymization takes place by removal or truncation of the IP address by allocating a code not assigned to a user. Any allocation to an identified or identifiable person is therefore no longer possible. ChineseKuang therefore uses the protocol data (logs) exclusively in anonymized form for statistical evaluations, hence without any allocation or references to your personal details. In this way, ChineseKuang determines, for instance, on which days and at which times ChineseKuang is particularly popular and what volume of data is generated on the ChineseKuang web servers. Furthermore, ChineseKuang can detect possible errors through the log files, e.g. faulty links or program errors, and thus use the log files for the ongoing development and refinement of ChineseKuang. ChineseKuang does not link the page requests and usage information to individual persons.

1.4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. As anonymization is activated for the data we collect, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory countries to the Treaty creating the European Economic Area and only then is it transferred to the USA.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You may prevent the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the data captured by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being captured and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Further information on the use of the data and privacy policy at Google Analytics is available at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. ChineseKuang uses Google Analytics exclusively in connection with the gat._anonymizeIp(); extension so that IP addresses are only recorded in truncated, i.e. anonymized form.

1.5. Newsletter & emails

We send you emails for a variety of reasons. These may include confirmations of an order or of a registration. However, communication may also concern information about our services, provided you have not revoked your consent for such usage, which you can of course do at any time at https://courses.chinesekuang.com/newsletter-signup/profile/. Any email messages we send are saved by us and any emails that may be regarded as business letters will not be deleted during the statutory retention period. We also record any email addresses to which a message could not be delivered in order to request an updated email address. Furthermore,In the case of our newsletter emails, we record (e.g. by means of a so-called “tracking pixel”) whether an email is opened and which links in the email are clicked on; we do so to optimize our offers and tailor their design to meet your needs. We use these data to enable us to send newsletter contents to match your profile. If you wish to object to this use of your data, you can do so by canceling our newsletters. We also use service providers from USA for sending our emails. We make sure that the statutory conditions for the cross-border use of personal details as defined by §§ 4b, 4c BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) are fulfilled.

2. Purpose of storing the data

The purpose of gathering, saving, processing and using the data is solely to facilitate, maintain and develop the “ChineseKuang” service provided by Felix Kuang. This also comprises winning new customers and sales to existing ones. In particular, part of the ongoing development involves the use of anonymous statistics on the usage of the services. Movement profiles of individual users on the website are not created.

3. No forwarding of data to third parties

ChineseKuang does not forward the personal data of its users to third parties unless the user has given his/her explicit consent or there is a legal requirement to forward the data. Personal details may also be passed on to third parties if this is legally permissible, and it is necessary to pass them on for the fulfillment of our contractual obligations towards our customers. In the case of payment processing, the data for processing the payment transaction are forwarded to the payment services provider if you do not supply the data directly. If you send your payment data directly to the payment services provider, we receive only very limited data. In such cases, we are merely informed whether or not the transaction relating to a specific transaction number has actually taken place. In such cases we do not receive your account data. If any third-party rights have been violated (in particular rights relating to copyright, trademarks, names and symbols) by the user, the user data will not be forwarded to the rights holder unless the latter conclusively demonstrates his/her claims to ChineseKuang.

4. Minors

As a matter of principle, ChineseKuang is directed towards users who have reached the age of majority. Any use by minors without the consent of their legal guardians is prohibited. ChineseKuang therefore reserves the right to delete all data relating to underage users if no consent from the legal guardians is available.

5. Data security

ChineseKuang employs safety precautions to guarantee that your data are protected against loss, modification or misuse. To this end, ChineseKuang works with constantly updated firewalls meeting the industry standard as well as other security systems. At the same time, the user should be aware of the fact that one hundred per cent protection against attacks cannot be guaranteed because of the continual appearance of new viruses and other means of attacking the protected data systems of Internet services. ChineseKuang will instigate civil and criminal proceedings against any attack by hackers and the like and will inform the users of any cases in which their data have been compromised.

6. Contact

The trust of our users is important to us. ChineseKuang therefore wishes to provide its users with full information on the processing of their personal data at all times. If any queries remain unanswered by this privacy statement or if more detailed information is required on any point, please contact the following address at any time:

Felix Kuang, Burgunder Str. 5, 14197 Berlin, Germany

privacy@chinesekuang.com