HipGeo takes your privacy seriously.
How is My Information Shared? Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. HipGeo may share your Personal Information only as described below. The default user settings for all data about you that is visible to others are available here, together with information on how to change the default user settings, where applicable.
The HipGeo service also has the following features that may allow you to share your information with others. For each of these features, the information available to friends and others, our default user settings, and how to alter the default settings, is available on the Privacy Grid. Please remember that if you choose to provide personal information using certain features of the Service, that information may be available to the wider HipGeo community, or may be published on the HipGeo website, which is subject to indexing by third party search engines.
Sharing with Partners, in connection with business transfers, and for the protection of HipGeo and others:
Adding Your Home Address As A Place: You should be aware that if you or your friends add your home as a new venue in the Service database and that information is published on the Service (for example, via a user checking in to that home venue), that information may be available to others and may be published by third parties without our control. To request removal of a venue from the HipGeo database (including your home address) please email us at email@example.com
What About Cookies and Similar Technologies? Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. HipGeo cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your email address is.
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways.
Is Personal Information About Me Secure? Your HipGeo account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately, and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
HipGeo endeavors to safeguard user information to ensure that user account information is kept private. However, HipGeo cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that this site is hosted on our computer servers in the United States. Therefore, your information may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, the governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of this site or submission of any Personal Information will therefore constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country.
What Personal Information Can I Access? HipGeo allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. You can access this information on the HipGeo website by visiting the user settings page (except usage information, which can be accessed in the "History" tab). This list will change as our Service changes.
How Do I Delete My Account? Should you ever decide to delete your HipGeo account, you may do so by clicking on the "delete account" link on your account settings page . If you terminate your account, your profile, including your check-in history, badges you received, your User Submissions (as defined in the HipGeo's Terms of Service) and any promotional offers you received, will be removed from the site and deleted from HipGeo's servers. Because of the way we maintain HipGeo, such deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media for up to ninety (90) days.
What If I Have Questions Or Concerns? If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Service, please send a detailed message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Will My Information Be Transferred To Another Country? Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities, and, by using the Service, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.