We are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us. “Personal Information” means any information that may be used, either alone or in combination with other information, to personally identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, personal profile, a home or other physical address, an email address or other contact information.
2. Consent and Modification
3. Receipt and Collection of Information
We receive and/or collect information from you in the following ways:
A. General Access to the Site
We do not currently require you to provide Personal Information in order to have access to general information available on our Site.
B. Happy Hippopotamus Community
In order to provide you with certain services given through the Site, you may be required to create a Happy Hippopotamus Community Account (“Account”) and provide us with information such as your name, screen name, email address, industry, role, URL, and a password that you will use for your Account and other specified information. We shall then send you an email to your email address to instruct you how to confirm your registration. You may also choose to provide us with additional information for use in connection with your Account, such as your photo, birthday, interests, location, and/or a short bio. You are able to log-in to your Account at any time and edit your Personal Information and settings. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log-out before leaving the Site to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
C. Software Downloads
We offer you the opportunity to download certain software from the Site without charge. If you choose to do so, you may first be required to provide certain Personal Information (for example, by completing an online purchasing and pricing form), such as your name, email address, phone number, job title, company name, country, industry, total annual revenue, and number of employees.
We may provide you, via the Site, with the opportunity to contact us, receive a Happy Hippopotamus newsletter or participate in conferences, webinars, or special promotional or other programs (collectively “Events”). In order to participate in any of these Events, you will be required to provide certain Personal Information which may include your name, company, job title, address, email address, and phone number.
E. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Site pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Site user. You may block cookies, or delete existing cookies, by adjusting the appropriate setting on your browser. Please consult the HELP menu of your browser to learn how to do this. If you block or delete “cookies” you may find the usefulness of our Site to be impaired.
F. Log Files
Like many other websites, this Site may make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes the IP address from which you access the Site, the type of browser and operating system you use to access the Site, the date and time you access the Site, the pages you visit, and the addresses of pages from where you followed a link to the Site. We may use such information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user’s movement around the Site, and gather demographic information. Such information is not linked to any information that is Personal Information, with the exception of the IP address which might be used to identify spamming attempts.
4. Publicly Available Information
Any information, video, image, data, text, documents, or other content posted at your direction onto a public area of the Site, such as Happy Hippopotamus Forum, becomes publicly published content and will be available to all users of that public area of the Site, even if such content contains Personal Information. Please note that if you publish your contact information, you may receive unsolicited messages from users and visitors to the Site. We encourage you to publish only information you are sure you want to be accessible to anyone.
5. The Way We Use Personal Information
If you submit Personal Information to us through the Site:
We will use your Personal Information to improve our services to you, to contact you and to identify and authenticate your access to the Site’s services that you are authorized to access.
We may also use your email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding our services. You may choose not to receive emails of this type by sending a single email with the subject “BLOCK” to [email protected] Please note that the email must come from the email account you wish to block.
We may disclose your Personal Information or any information you submitted via the Site and its services if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce our Terms of Service including investigations of potential violations thereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues, or (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Happy Hippopotamus, its users, yourself or the public.
6. The Way We Use Anonymous Information
We may use Anonymous Information (as defined below), or disclose it to third party service providers, to improve our services and enhance your experience with the Site and its services. “Anonymous Information” means information which does not enable identification of an individual user, such as aggregated information about the use of our Site and services.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to Happy Hippopotamus. The notices we will provide where Happy Hippopotamus collects Personal Information on the Site should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit many parts of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, Happy Hippopotamus wishes to maintain accurate and complete Personal Information. If you have an Account, you may log-in to your personal profile at any time and add information, delete information or correct any incorrect information we have. If you do not have an Account and you would like to correct a material inaccuracy in your Personal Information that we may be storing, you may submit an access request by sending an email to [email protected] Your email should include adequate details of your request and also contain the following email topic: “Access Request”. We will provide initial responses to access requests within a reasonable period of time. Any action that we take in connection with an access request will be subject to, and in accordance with, the Safe Harbor Principles.
9. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites
10. Links to Other Sites
Our Site contains links to other sites. Other sites may also reference or link to our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.
11. Children’s Privacy
The Site is not intended for or structured to attract children under the age of 18. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 18 years of age.
12. In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected]
While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.
If you are an EU data subject and you are not satisfied with our response you can contact DMA to help resolve your concerns in a timely manner. DMA may be contacted at:
Mail: Safe Habor Line
Direct Marketing Association
1615 L Street, NW – Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Email: [email protected]
15. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of Happy Hippopotamus who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to [email protected] Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.