last updated: 15 February 2021


privacy policy


IN SHORT: Wherever possible this website avoids collecting personal data. For that reason there are no connections to social media platforms, any Google tool or any other tracking / advertising provider.

Whatever data is needed to process your e-book order will be solely used for that purpose and deleted as soon as the tax law permits. In the meantime, no data is sold to anyone.

However, please observe the privacy policy of Mollie (see further below) and also remember that if you are logged into any website (e.g. social media), that website might document you actions on this website.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about the security of your personal data or about this privacy policy, you can send your questions or concerns via the contact form or directly: contact@easy-town.org or via post:

Ellen Paschiller, Easy Town Books
Meininger Straße 7, 10823 Berlin, Germany

Using the contact form

When you send an email via the contact form, only your email address is required to answer your message. It’s up to you to give your name or not.

Neither the contact form nor the email is stored on the website server.

Apart from your email no other data is collected.

Your message and your data will be transmitted via TLS, thereby making sure that your data is safe.

Your email address will solely be used to answer your message. After the correspondence is concluded, your email(s) and your data will be deleted within a week.

Concluded means that all the issues you presented in your message(s) have been addressed.

Email addresses will not be stored for future use or shared with third parties, unless there are legal reasons to do so.

Payment methods via Mollie

If you buy an e-book, you can choose between various payment methods.

All payment methods are provided by Mollie, a payment service provider from the Netherlands.

You can find out more about Mollie on their website: About Mollie and their complete privacy policy here: Mollie Privacy Policy.

Following you’ll find two extracts from Mollie’s privacy policy, please note that these are only extracts.

If you buy an e-book on the easy town website, you are using Mollie’s services as a consumer and the following personal data are processed:

  • Your payment details (e.g. bank account number or credit card number);
  • Your IP address;
  • Your internet browser and device type;
  • In some cases, your first and last name;
  • In some cases, your address details;
  • In some cases, information about the product or service that you have purchased from our customer;
  • Other personal data that you actively provide, for example in correspondence and by telephone.

Why is this data processed by Mollie?

If you use Mollie’s services as a consumer (payer), the following personal data are processed:

  • To process payments;
  • To ensure the safety and integrity of the financial sector, for example by identifying, investigating, preventing and actively countering (attempted) criminal/illegal conduct;
  • To perform analyses for statistical and scientific purposes;
  • To train and assess Mollie employees;
  • To record evidence;
  • In order to establish that Mollie actually does have contact with you as a consumer, for example by telephone or in written correspondence;
  • In order to comply with legal obligations as a financial institution, for example under the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wft) and the Dutch Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wwft).

Easy Town Books will keep a copy of your invoice in accordance with the tax law. The invoice usually contains:

  • your full name
  • your full address

Your email and all other personal data processed on this website will be deleted within a week. Only a copy of your invoice will be retained offline on a password-protected hard drive.

In accordance with German law, invoices will be stored for ten years. After those ten years, the invoices will be deleted.

Your data from the invoice will not be analysed, used, shared or sold. It will merely be stored unless legal actions are required. For this see below: sharing data.

No unauthorised person has access to this data.

Purchasing via PayPal

If you buy the e-book via PayPal, your data for the invoice will be processed on this website. This includes:

  • full name
  • full address
  • email address

All personal data processed on this website will be deleted within a week, and only a copy of your invoice will be saved offline.

As soon as you are redirected to PayPal, their privacy policy applies.
If you don’t have an account with PayPal, you can login as guest.

Once the payment is completed, PayPal will redirect you back to this website and show you the download link for your e-book. You will receive the same link via email as well.

Two copies of your invoice will be saved on an external and password-protected hard drive (one for tax, one for VAT). In accordance with German law, the invoices will be stored for ten years. After those ten years, the invoices will be deleted.

Your data from the invoice will not be analysed, used or shared. It will merely be stored unless legal actions are required. For this see below: sharing data.

No unauthorised person has access to this data.

Cookies, tracking, profiling, analysing, Google, social media

This website doesn’t use third party cookies. It doesn’t track, profile or analyse any data. This website doesn’t use any Google tools, ad providers or social media links.

If you buy one or several e-book, cookies will temporarily store the information about which e-book you are purchasing. The only purpose of this cookie is to remember which article(s) you chose so that the article can be displayed for in your checkout table and in your invoice. There is no tracking or analysing involved.

There is a Charlie Alice Raya Twitter account (@CharlieARaya1), but in order to keep your data safe, there are no social media links on this website.

Saying all this, if you are logged into your Google, Facebook or similar account, while visiting this website, those companies will collect data about your activities on this website, unless you have changed your privacy settings in your account in a way that doesn’t allow for tracking.

Statistics

Presently, this website only uses WordPress plugin ‘Statify’ which doesn’t collect any personal data and only counts visits. It also deletes all data older than fourteen days.

Statify collects the following anonymised data:

  • hits per page / post
  • top referers

Rarely, this websites activates the WordPress Plugin ‘WPStatistics. It only collects anonymised data. All data is stored on my server and will not be shared with anyone.

WPStatistics collects the following anonymised data:

  • visitors
  • pages / posts visited
  • search engine referrals
  • search words
  • browsers used
  • referring sites
  • country + city of visitors

This means, your visits to this website are anonymous unless you purchase an e-book.

Hosting

This website is hosted by the Strato AG. Strato saves your IP-address in a log file, when you visit my website. Your IP-address will be kept for a maximum of seven days. This measure helps Strato to recognise and block attacks on the server.
In addition Strato keeps a statistic about the website. IPs are anonymised.

Strato is responsible for your data. I have a contract with Strato, a so-called Auftragsverarbeitungsvereinbarung (AVV / ADV) – and please don’t ask me what an English equivalent might be. However, I can tell you what it means. With this contract, the Strato AG confirmed that it will treat your data in compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Sharing your data

There are only two cases in which data will be shared.

a) If legal actions are required in one or more of the following cases:

  • copyright infringement
  • legal disputes
  • fraud
  • harassment
  • offence
  • and any other case which might require legal actions

b) If the tax authorities require to see the invoices.

Other than that, there will be no sharing of data.

For how long is your data retained?

Messages and forms will be deleted as soon as our correspondence or your purchase is completed. Usually within seven days.

Two copies of your invoice will be saved on an external hard drive for ten years in accordance with the German Tax Law.

Your rights

With your copy of the invoice, you have a copy of all the data stored by Easy Town Books.

If you wish to view, correct, object, limit, transfer this data, please send your request to contact@easy-town.org.

Due to legal obligations, your invoice cannot be deleted before ten years have passed.

How is your data protected?

This website uses TLS to ensure the safe transmission of your data. The use of https:// instead of http:// and the green lock-symbol indicate that TLS is active.

All invoices are stored on an external and password-protected hard drive.