Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy / Disclaimer

Two students from the University of Bayreuth came up with the idea to better inform people about studying abroad in Germany. Since the two founders are studying in Germany, they often receive questions from others that are interested in studying abroad as well. People ask questions such as: How can you apply to a German university? And which university should I apply to? Considering the questions like these that the co-founders receive, they decided to make a website where they would share information on how to study abroad in Germany.

Firstly, they looked into which information is out there already. Apparently, there are consultancies that charge a huge sum of money (between €400 and €1000 ) to provide information on studying abroad. These services of consultancies are not accessible to everyone. Since the founders feel that everyone should have equal access to education, they decided that they would create a website where individuals can easily access all the information required to make an informed decision about studying in Germany. This led to the formation of How to Abroad. Initially, we will be covering German universities only, but if the information proves helpful, we might also expand our website to include universities in other European countries.


Our focus at present would be to provide information related to the following topics :

  • Pursuing a master’s degree in Germany
  • The application process of German universities, TU9, and much more
  • Housing accommodation in Germany
  • Visa process in Germany
  • Pre -post-admission assistance.

Our motto at present is very simple: Help those who want to study in Germany.


What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.  All the media in the post have a source in it and in case it does not have a source it has been picked up from the Facebook page of the institute.


Logos of the University / University of Applied Science (Hochschule)

The logos used here are the respective copyright of their owners.

All the logos that you see in the content belong to the university/university of applied science (Hochschule) itself and we have no rights over it. If you do not like the logos being present please contact us at info@howtoabroad.com and we will look into it and do the needful. These logos are just used so that they make the post look relevant to the university.


Contact forms

We only collect names, emails, phone numbers, and messages. All of this is stored in our email server and is not stored in any other database. This information is stored so that people who reach out to us using the contact form could be replied to. We understand that data is sensitive. Being from the computer science field, we take data protection more seriously than anyone else.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, for measuring how the website is performing and where are the users coming from. To know more about what google analytics is collecting you need to visit:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/4597324?hl=en


Third-Party Ads / Links

Well, you might have seen ads displaying products or services or you might have seen links to another website. These links/ads might take you to another website of which might not govern the privacy policy. If any mishap takes place on that website, we will not be responsible for it. Once you are out of the “http://howtoabroad.com/” domain, this privacy policy is not valid.

For your safety, we request to have an antivirus installed in the system and be aware of the website where you are being redirected.  You can even write us a mail stating the existence of a bad/malicious link on our website

Since HowToabroad is a trusted website we make every possible effort to make sure that you “the user ” will not have any bad experience. We have made every effort to check the links that are being provided here plus we are using the most trusted advertising service aka Google Adsense. But still, in case if we might have missed something it is advised that you read the privacy policy of the other website where you are being redirected.


Subscribe to our Blog

Well, you might have seen a widget, where we are giving you an option to subscribe to our blog or you might have seen a red floating bar where we are giving you an option to subscribe to our mailing list. The only thing that is saved with us is the email id which is provided by you and is not shared with anyone. We keep it pretty safe with us only.


How To Abroad cannot be held liable either for mistakes in editorial or technical aspects, neither omissions nor correctness of the content. In particular, How To Abroad does not guarantee completeness or correctness of the information contained on external websites which can be accessed via links from How To Abroad’s websites. Despite accurate research on the content of such linked external websites, How To Abroad cannot be held liable for its content. Only the content providers of such external sites are liable for their content. Should you notice any mistake in the technical or editorial aspects of the How To Abroad site, please do not hesitate to inform us.

If you have any other queries you can contact us at our contact us page or email us at info@howtoabroad.com

Data Protection Policy

Information on data protection:

Information for those affected under section 72A of the (Indian) Information Technology Act, 2000

Data Protection Regulation.

We store your personal data as part of your application. Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us yourself. Other than that, no personal data is collected. Any processing of your personal data that goes beyond the scope of the legal permissions will only take place based on your express consent.

Affected data: Application information

Purpose of processing: Implementation of the application procedure

Categories of recipients: Public bodies in the presence of overriding legal provisions.External service providers or other contractors, including for data processing and hosting. Customers and interested parties, including in the context of order acquisition (e.g. mediation or temporary employment)Other external bodies, provided the data subject has given his or her consent or a transfer is permissible due to overriding interest.

Duration of data storage:

Application data is will be deleted after six months automatically unless consent has been given to longer data storage as part of the recording in the pool of applicants.

Further information and contacts:

In addition, you can assert your rights to information, correction or deletion, restriction of processing, or exercise your right to object to processing and the right to data portability at any time. You have the option of emailing us (hr@howtoabroad.com) or a letter (KARWI CHITRAKOOT, Chitrakoot UP 210205 India). You also have the right to contact the data protection supervisory authority in the event of complaints.



Usage of app.howtoabroad.com

We are excited to announce the launch of the beta version of App.Howtoabroad.com. This platform allows users to independently track their application processes for both university admissions and job applications.

Please note:

  • For course searches, documents and accounts will be automatically deleted after 6 months.
  • For job trackers, only the documents related to course searches will be deleted automatically after 6 months; job tracker documents will remain unaffected.

The privacy policy can change without giving any prior notice. Please read this document very carefully.

Last Updated: 25-06-2024

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