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Hash Herald

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 16, 2024

This Privacy Policy describes how Hash Herald (“Company”, “we”, “our”, “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you when you access our website (the “Site”) or engage with our other products and services (collectively, the “Services”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not access the Site or participate in the Services. By accessing or using the Site and Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact [email protected].

Information We Collect

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, to make our Services better, and to advertise to you. We collect this information from the following sources:

1. Information You Provide to Us Directly:

We ask for and collect information about you when you use the Services. This information may include:

  • Email address and contact information
  • Newsletter subscriptions
  • Usernames and passwords
  • Payment and billing information
  • Comments, posts, and other content you submit

2. Information We Collect When You Use the Services:

When you use the Services, we are processing information about you including:

  • Log Information: We collect server logs and other information about your use of the Services. This data includes details like traffic to and from our site, pages accessed, posts read, links clicked, user activity, access times, browser type, and non-identifying internet protocol addresses.
  • Cookie Data: We use “cookies” to operate the Services and collect data. A cookie is a small data file that assigns you a unique ID. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to identify that you’ve logged in to the Services and to tell us how and when you interact with our Services. You can disable cookies through your browser settings but some parts of the Services may then not function properly.
  • Usage Information: By accessing our Services, we are collecting data regarding all of your interactions and activities on the Services. This includes things like the content you post, how often posts occur, number of visitors and use of links or connected applications.

3. Information Collected from Third Party Sources

We may utilize data from third party sources to supplement the data we collect. This allows us to better understand and analyze both collective and individual behavior and interests:

  • Social Media Widgets: The Services contain social media features and widgets that provide ways to share data and interact with social media services. Any information you share with these widgets is governed by the privacy policy of those services.
  • Google Analytics: To measure traffic and usage trends for the Services, we leverage Google Analytics. Google operates independently from us and has its own privacy policy addressing how data is collected, used, and shared. We may update data governance policies but legacy data previously collected by Google may remain subject to prior policies.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We analyze your personal information to make our Services more intuitive. Specific uses include:

  • Providing, improving, testing, and monitoring the effectiveness of the Services
  • Auditing usage and activity trends to understand interests to enhance user experience
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors impairing functionality
  • Detecting and protecting against security incidents, fraud, unauthorized access, and other illegal activity
  • Communicating about promotions, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by HashHerald and our selected partners

We store personal information only for as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy. To dispose of personal data, we take commercially reasonable steps to irreversibly anonymize or securely destroy information we hold.

Lawful Basis for Processing

We collect and process personal data about you only when we have a lawful basis for doing so under Article 6 of the GDPR. This includes when:

  • You have consented to the use of your personal data for one or more specific purposes.
  • It is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.
  • We have a legitimate interest in using your personal data – for example, to provide and update our Services.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell your personal data to third parties. We may disclose your data to vendors and service providers in order to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy. This includes:

  • Analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to understand use of the Services
  • Payment processors and fraud prevention services to enable payment features
  • Cybersecurity services providing detection capabilities, incident response, mitigation measures and notifications regarding malicious activity or security risks.

Your Data Rights and Choices

At any point while we are in possession of your personal data, you have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the data we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have the right to correct any data we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – you have the right to ask for your personal data to be erased in certain circumstances.
  • Right to restriction or object to processing – you have the right to restrict or object to how we process your personal data.
  • Right of data portability – you have the right to port your data to another service provider in a machine-readable format.

To make a request related to your data rights, please contact [email protected].

Children’s Online Privacy

The Services are not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not intentionally gather personal data about visitors who are under the age of 18. If we discover that a child under 18 has submitted personal data to the Services without parental consent, we will endeavor to delete that information as expediently as possible. If you believe your child has submitted personal data and you would like to request that information be removed, please contact [email protected].

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee compliance with this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, you can contact our DPO at [email protected].

International Transfers of Data

We store and process your personal data in data centers around the world, wherever our facilities are located. As such, we may transfer data internationally throughout our global infrastructure. Such transfers are undertaken in accordance with the GDPR.

Data Retention

We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, in compliance with GDPR Article 5 principles of limited storage and removing data when no longer needed.

Your GDPR Rights

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • Right of Access: You may request a copy of personal data held by us.
  • Right of Erasure: You may request us to delete some or all your personal data.
  • Right of Portability: You have the right to receive data provided to us and transmit it to another controller.
  • Right to Object: You may object to processing of your data for certain purposes.

To make a GDPR request, please email [email protected].

Breach Notification

In the case of a personal data breach, we shall notify appropriate authorities under GDPR Article 33 without undue delay, including communicating details to impacted users.

Let me know if you need any other GDPR specifics or recommendations on structuring the privacy policy to achieve full compliance!

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in data governance practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email prior to the change taking effect and update the “Effective Date”. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you understand our latest practices for collecting, using and sharing your information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about our Privacy Policy or data collection, use and disclosure practices, please contact us at [email protected]. We will do our best to resolve your complaint promptly.