Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy 2018-05-23T17:55:04+00:00

Updated HATalk Privacy Policy: May 2018

Introduction

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the www.hatalk.com and HATalk and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to HATalk include www.hatalk.com. The HATalk website is a social media, e-commerce and subscription based e-magazine library site. By using the HATalk website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK and US national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of cookies

What are cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

What do we use cookies for?
We may use cookies to remember personal settings you have chosen at our website. In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally. Most of the cookies we set are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly afterwards.
We use anonymous session cookies (short-term cookies that disappear when you close your browser) to help you navigate the website and make the most of the features. If you log into the website, application or a course as a registered user, your session cookie will also contain your user ID so that we can check which services you are allowed to access.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Personal information

Whilst using our website, software applications or services, you may be required to provide personal information (name, address, email, account details, etc.). We will use this information to administer our website, applications, client databases and marketing material. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, as adopted into law of the United Kingdom in the Data Protection Act 2018. Further, by providing telephone, fax and email details, you consent to HATalk contacting you using that method. You have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Should you wish to receive a copy of this, or would like to be removed from our database, please contact us at mail@hatalk.com.

Information collection and use

How do we collect information?
HATalk collects information in two possible ways:

1) When you directly give it to us (“Directly Provided Data”)
When you sign up for our site, purchase our products or communicate with us, you may choose to voluntarily give us certain information – for example, by filling in text boxes or completing registration forms. All this information requires a direct action by you at that time in order for us to receive it.

2) When you give us permission to obtain from other accounts (“User Authorised Data”)
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for other online services, you may give us permission to obtain information from your account with those other services. For example, this can be via social media or by choosing to send us your location data when accessing our website from your smartphone.

How long do we keep your data for?

HATalk will not retain your personal information longer than necessary. We will hold onto the information you provide either while your account is in existence, or as needed to be able to provide the Services to you, or (in the case of any contact you may have with our team) for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only.

If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may also retain some of your information for a limited period of time as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the Services to you.

Children Under 13

HATalk does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Online Payments via Paypal and Stripe

HATalk enlists the services of PayPal and Stripe to handle all financial transactions made on our website. All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy and all Stripe transactions are subject to the Stripe Privacy Policy. We employ reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures to maintain the security and confidentiality of any and all PayPal or Stripe data and information, including data and information about PayPal and Stripe users and PayPal and Stripe.

Registration forms

HATalk will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information, gathered as a result of filling out the site registration form, to anyone.

Choosing how we use your data
We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.

When processing your data, we may determine that we have a legitimate interest to contact you. However, when we do contact you on this basis, we commit to processing data in a way that does not override your interests as an individual.

With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following

  • You can verify the details you have submitted to HATalk by contacting our team mail@hatalk.com. Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information, including your e-mail address and possibly your address.
  • You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by HATalk regarding your profile at any time. Please note, though, that if you have shared any information with others through social media channels or on our website’s public news feed, that information may remain visible, even if your account is deleted.
  • You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by contacting us via email to mail@hatalk.com.
  • You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any emails from us.
  • You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please contact us via mail@hatalk.com.

Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.

Contact Information

HATalk welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that HATalk has not adhered to this Statement, please contact our Data Controller. If you are not happy with our response to your concerns, you are free to lodge a complaint with our local supervisory authority, the US Federal Trade Commission.

HATalk Data Controller: Rebecca Weaver
Email Address: mail@hatalk.com
Telephone number: +1-814-777-8170
Mailing Address: 1133 South Atherton Street, State College, PA, 16801 USA

Policy effective as of September 09, 2016
Last amended May 23, 2018

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