Your privacy is important to us. These are our fundamental principles in regards to privacy:
- We only ask for personal information we truly need.
- We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
Like most website operators, Hypegrounds collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Hypegrounds' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hypegrounds’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Hypegrounds may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Hypegrounds also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. IP addresses are used to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our website. Hypegrounds only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Hypegrounds’ websites choose to interact with Hypegrounds in ways that require Hypegrounds to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Hypegrounds gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Hypegrounds collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hypegrounds. Hypegrounds does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Hypegrounds may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Hypegrounds does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below:
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information: Hypegrounds discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Hypegrounds’ behalf or to provide services available at Hypegrounds websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Hypegrounds websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Hypegrounds will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Hypegrounds discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when Hypegrounds believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hypegrounds, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, Hypegrounds may occasionally send you marketing emails, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Hypegrounds and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Hypegrounds takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information, including the use of SSL encryption and other methods to secure your data.
Comments and other content submitted to our website are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives. If Hypegrounds, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Hypegrounds goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Hypegrounds may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Compliance
“Personal Data” is defined under PDPA to mean data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified from that data, or from that data and other information to which an organization has or is likely to have access. Common examples of personal data could include names, identification numbers, contact information, medical records, photographs and video images.
We will collect your personal data in accordance with the PDPA. We will notify you of the purposes for which your personal data may be collected, used, disclosed and/or processed, as well as obtain your consent for the collection, use, disclosure and/or processing of your personal data for the intended purposes, unless an exception under the law permits us to collect and process your personal data without your consent.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance
If you are a resident of or are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you may also have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Personal data you provide on any of Hypegrounds’ websites is only collected with your consent and may be transmitted outside of the EEA to Hypegrounds (or computer servers maintained for the benefit of Hypegrounds) pursuant to that consent. In general, under the GDPR you may:
- Request access to your personal data
- Have incomplete or incorrect data corrected
- Have your personal data deleted
- Suspend or restrict our use of your personal data, or withdraw your consent
- Request a copy of your personal data
- Complain to a supervisory authority if you believe your rights under the GDPR are not being respected
Should you request the deletion of your personal data, Hypegrounds will generally do so as soon as practicable, although your right to have your personal data deleted is subject to exceptions, such as, for example, compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. Contact Hypegrounds’ Privacy Compliance Officer, if you have concerns regarding your personal data, or wish to exercise any of these listed rights.
Note that, if you are in the EEA, we may transfer your personal data outside of the EEA, including to the United States. By way of example, this may happen if your personal data is transferred to Hypegrounds servers located in a country outside of the EEA. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If Hypegrounds transfers your information outside of the EEA in this way, it will take steps so appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy.