Who we are

HackerVibes is an independent technology publisher and review website. Here you can find out the latest news from the Tech industry, detailed reviews of various gadgets – such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, computer components, household appliances, automotive, software. Every day the website deals with problems related to digital technologies and provides possible solutions based on them.

Introduction

HackerVibes is committed to protecting the privacy of its users and customers personal information and provide the very best user experience. We want our websites to be safe and enjoyable for everyone.

What information do we collect?

We collect information about you when you use our services. In addition, third parties may collect information about you when you use our services. Collected information may include or reflect personal information that could identify you, as well as non-personal information. We refer to your information as “your data” for short. 

Account Information 

To create an account, you must provide a valid email address and password. If you choose to sign-up and/or authenticate using a third-party account (e.g., Facebook, Google), you authorize us to obtain account information from the third-party platform. 

Financial Information 

To make a purchase, you may need to provide a valid payment method (e.g., credit card or PayPal account). Your payment information will be collected and processed by our authorized payment vendors. We do not directly collect or store credit or debit card numbers ourselves in the ordinary course of processing transactions. If we allow purchase through a third-party platform (i.e. in-app purchase), the payment method stored with the third-party platform will be charged. 

Content 

Accountholders may create an account and upload and create content such as videos, text, photographs, and artwork. Your profile may display information about you and your activities. This information may be accessed by others. Your videos may be viewed and otherwise accessed by others, and associated metadata (e.g., titles, descriptions, tags, etc.) are viewable by others. Your interactions with other users (e.g., comments, “likes,” private messages) may be seen by others. 

Other Information You May Submit 

You may submit data to us for limited purposes such as requesting customer support; answering a questionnaire; participating in a study or survey; entering contests or sweepstakes; or signing up to receive communications from us or another user. 

Automatically-Collected Information 

We automatically collect certain types of data when you use our services, regardless of whether you have an account. This data includes your IP address, technical information about your device (e.g., browser type, operating system, basic device information), the web page you visited or search query you entered before reaching us, and your activities. We may track your activities using cookies and similar technologies. 

Physical Products 

We collect your shipping address to send you products you have ordered. 

Information Collected by Third Parties 

Some third parties may collect data about you when you use our services. This may include data you submit (such as payment information) or automatically-collected information (in the case of third-party analytics providers and advertising partners). 

How do we use personal information?

We may use your data for the following purposes: 

Identification and authentication: We use your data to verify you when you access your account. 

Operating our services: We use your data to provide our services, process and fulfill orders, provide customer support, and to otherwise comply with our contractual obligations to you. We (and/or our third-party vendors) use your financial information to process purchases made by you and to pay you amounts you have earned. 

Communicating with you: We use your data when we communicate with you (e.g., when we respond to a customer support or other inquiry). 

Improving our services: We use your data to understand how our services are being used and how we can improve them. In general, we analyze aggregated data, rather than specific user data. We may, however, need to analyze a specific case to address a specific problem (e.g., a bug that affects only a few accounts). 

Customizing your experience: We use your data to personalize the service to you. This may include remembering your preferences for language or volume or displaying videos that you might enjoy, based upon your viewing choices. 

Marketing and advertising: We use your data to show you ads on third-party sites. We may also use your data in delivering third-party advertisements to you. This may include “targeted ads” based upon your activities. 

Exercising our rights: Where reasonably necessary, we use your data to exercise our legal rights and prevent abuse of our service. For example, we may use your data to detect and prevent fraud, spam, or content that violates our Terms of Service. 

Legal compliance: We use your data where we are legally required to do so. For example, we may need to gather your data to respond to a subpoena or court order. 

What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?

We may disclose your data in response to official requests (e.g., court orders, subpoenas, search warrants, national security requests, etc.) (“requests”) that we receive from government authorities or parties to legal proceedings. We direct law enforcement agencies to our Law Enforcement Guidelines page. 

We handle American and Canadian requests in accordance with American and Canadian law. If the request originates from a foreign jurisdiction, we will typically disclose information where we in good faith believe that disclosure is permitted by both American law and local law. In all cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion. 

We may disclose user data where we reasonably believe that someone’s life is at risk. For example, if we become aware of a person threatening to commit suicide, we may share that person’s data with appropriate entities that may have the ability to help. 

We may disclose user data to report suspected crimes. We report content suspected of exploiting minors to the Law Enforcement Agency along with the data identifying the uploading user. 

We may disclose user data in situations involving legal claims against us or one of our users. If you submit a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or other takedown notice, we may share that notice with the affected user. If you challenge such a notice, we may share your response with the complainant. 

We may share your data with potential transaction partners, advisors, and others in the event our company is, in whole or part, acquired by a third party. In such case, we will use reasonable efforts to require the acquiring entity to comply with this Privacy Policy.

With whom we share your data

We share data with third parties as follows: 

As you instruct: We may make your profile and videos available to others as you instruct in using our services. We may share your data with persons to whom you have granted account-level access. 

With your consent: We may share your data with third parties where we have obtained your express consent to do so. 

Authorized vendors: We may share your data with third-party vendors that help us operate our services, process orders, and comply with your instructions and our contractual obligations. This includes payment processors, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud-based hosting services, monitoring services, email service providers, quality assurance and testing vendors, fraud and abuse prevention vendors, customer relations management (CRM) vendors, and shipment vendors. 

Advertising: We may share your data with advertising companies to display relevant ads to you. 

Analytics: We may share your data with analytics providers which help us understand how customers are using our services. 

Affiliates and advisors: When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. We may share your data with our auditors and advisors for planning, financial reporting, accounting, auditing, tax filings, and legal compliance. We may share your data with our affiliates to the extent necessary to provide you with the services ordered. 

Certain legal situations: We may share your data where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal obligation. 

Aggregated or anonymized information: We may publicly disclose non-personal aggregated or anonymized information such as our number of visitors and registered users. 

We use reasonable efforts to vet vendors for their privacy and data security practices. We require that such vendors agree to protect the data we share.

Data Retention

We retain your data for as long as you have an account. When you close an account, we will delete its content. We may retain logs of automatically collected information (for internal analytics and security purposes); your email address; communications with you. When we no longer have a business reason for retaining data, we will delete or anonymize it.

Do Any Third Parties Receive or Collect Your Information Through HackerVibes?

In the few instances where HackerVibes collects personally identifiable information, HackerVibes will not share it with other companies or individuals unless: 

We have your permission to share the information; or 

We need to share your information with certain third parties with which we have a business relationship in order to provide a product or service you have requested. Unless we tell you otherwise, these third parties do not have the right to use your personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to deliver your requested product or service; or 

We are responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or- 

If HackerVibes is acquired by another company whether through merger or purchase of its stock or all or substantially all of its assets, we will share the information with the acquiring company. 

Furthermore, HackerVibes will not sell or disclose your personally identifiable information as customer lists to anyone. Nor will we share with anyone personally identifiable information about you that is of medical, financial or sexual nature. 

HackerVibes shares some of the user information, such as user trends, search language, and time of day with third parties that may set and access cookies on your computer. Other advertisers or advertising services may set cookies but this information is not shared with HackerVibes nor is it personally identifiable information. 

None if these third parties nor any other advertiser or advertising service, receives personally identifiable information from HackerVibes. However, certain advertisements or contests you see on our site may provide for the collection of personally identifiable information. Such information is never shared with HackerVibes. You may adjust your computer’s web browser settings to refuse all cookies. However, please note that because cookies are widely used, disabling the use of cookies in your web browser may interfere with full use of various websites. 

What Security Measures Are in Place to Protect Your Information?

HackerVibes operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your user data. Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. 

How to contact us?

For any questions, inquiries, or complaints relating to your privacy, please contact us at: contact@hackervibes.com

Use of cookies and other technologies

HackerVibes places cookies on your computer to retain your individual preferences and improve your user experience on our website, as well as to tell us what features of our sites are most popular. We do not store any personal information in cookies, nor do we use cookies to obtain any personal information from you. 

Newsletter, We use Mailchimp to send to deliver our email newsletter program. You receive newsletters when you provide your e-mail address. Mailchimp may also use their own cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons.

Affiliates and advertisers, product and service providers may also use their own cookies when you interact with their sites and you should be aware of this as you do so. 

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies please follow the privacy links for the various companies. 

Third-Party Services

We may provide links to online services that we do not own or operate. These services fall outside of this Privacy Policy and we have no control over the data they collect. For example, if you click on an advertisement or affiliate link, you may be taken to that website. Once on a third-party site, your data may be collected by others. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such services before using them.