privacy

Last updated: February 17, 2021

 

This privacy policy is meant to help you understand what data https://hipparis.com and its related pages (the “Website” or “Site”) collect when you use the Website, why we collect it, what we do with it, and how we protect it.  HiP, Inc., which owns and operates the Website, is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  This is important, so we hope you will take time to read it carefully.

 

The terms “we,” “our,” and “us,” in this Privacy Policy refer to HiP Inc., “you” and “your” refer to you as a user of the Website.

 

BY USING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN/ON THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY THAT YOU HAVE READ THE TERMS IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, AND COMPLY WITH, THEM.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, AND COMPLY WITH, THESE TERMS, PLEASE PROMPTLY EXIT THE SITE.

 

Information We Collect

 

Information is collected from you at several different points during your visit to the Website:

 

Information You Give Us

 

At certain points during your visit to the Website you may be asked to provide information about yourself, or given the option to provide certain information, such as your email address and information you include if you comment on a post. For example, you are asked to provide your email address if you want to subscribe to our newsletter, and for your name and email address if you wish to correspond with us directly using our contact us form.

 

You have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features.

 

Passive Collection of Information

 

In addition to information that you actively provide us, we collect information about how you interact with the Website.  For example, like many websites, we use cookies and certain analytics tools.  The types of passive information collected by the Website include, but are not necessarily limited to, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, and where you go on the Website

 

Analytics & Cookies

 

Analytics

 

We use the services of third parties to collect and analyze statistical data about visitors to our Website, and to collect certain information and send out emails and other mailings/correspondence.  Some of these analytic and/or mailing services collect personally identifiable information about you.

 

Cookies

 

We use “cookies” to collect and store information related to how our Site is used when you visit the Website in order to improve our services for you.  Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and transferred to your device.

 

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.

 

We use session cookies to monitor your interaction with the Website.  We also use permanent cookies to track click streams.  We do not link cookie data to personally identifiable information.

 

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The “help” feature on most browsers provides information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies, and how to receive a notice when receiving a new cookie.  If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Site.

 

Some of our business partners (such as advertisers) use cookies on our Website.  We have no access to or control over these cookies.  Our privacy policy covers the use of cookies by us only and does not cover the use of cookies by any business partner(s).

 

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings page, located here:  http://google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout?hl=en.  You can opt out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page, located here: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#/.

 

The following operators collect information about you while you are on the Websites:

 

Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

T: 855-836-3987

 

Emailed inquires can be made using forms found on this service provider’s customer support website:  https://www.google.com/contact/

 

MailChimp
The Rocket Science Group, LLC
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Suite 5000
Atlanta, GA 30308

T: (678) 999-0141

 

Emailed inquires can be made using forms found on this service provider’s customer support website: https://mailchimp.com/contact/)]

 

How We Use Information We Collect

 

We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect, and improve the Website and the services we provide on it.  We also use this information to do the following:

 

  • To identify and communicate with you;
  • To respond to your requests/inquiries;
  • To contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you, but only when you have signed up to receive these items. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send;
  • To correspond and maintain internal records regarding your inquiries about the Website (including this Privacy Policy and the “Terms of Use”) and other things you may want to discuss with us;
  • To maintain certain third-party analytics reports, which track non-personal Website traffic activity for the purpose of improving the website and providing the best services possible to visitors/users to/of the Website, including determining the content of greatest interests to Website visitors and what types of devices are accessing the Website; and/or restore lost data or help resolve Website visitor issues.
  • To serve you advertisements for our services across different internet websites.

 

Contacting You By Email

 

We will use the contact information you have provided when signing up for our newsletter to send you our rss feed of blog posts and to periodically send e-mails regarding updates to the blog, such as new services we have decided to provide, inform you of new partnerships and giveaways.

 

Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option at the bottom of every email to opt-out of receiving messages.

 

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

 

From time to time we may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters or other correspondence to our users.  If we use a third party to provide a specific service your information may be shared with those third-party partners to the extent necessary for those organizations to provide services to us or to our users.  Any such organizations who receive user information for this purpose are required to keep the information confidential and only use it to provide services to us or our Site users.

 

We may also provide your information to third parties in the following circumstances:

 

  • If you have authorized us to do so;
  • We are legally required to do so, for example, in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal process;
  • It is necessary to protect the legal rights, privacy, property, or safety of our organization, its subsidiaries, and/or affiliates, or our employees, agents, and/or contractors;
  • To protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes;
  • To protect the safety and security of visitors to the Website;
  • To permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that you may sustain; and/or
  • To enforce the Terms of Service.

 

The third-party services covered by this section do not include links to third-party websites found on the Website, which are governed by the section of this Privacy Policy (“When this Privacy Policy Applies”) dealing with links to other websites.

 

When this Privacy Policy Applies

 

Our Privacy Policy applies to the Website.  It does not apply to other websites or services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.  The Website may contain links to other websites or direct you to other websites when you use certain functionality on the Website, such as the HiP Paris marketplace or links in blog posts to suggested sites, shops, restaurants, etc., that we may write about. However, once you have used these links and/or been redirected to leave our Website, we do not have control over the other websites you visit and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such websites.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to other linked websites.

 

Controlling Your Personal Information

 

People have different privacy concerns.  Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect and what we do with it so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.  If you choose, you may restrict our collection or use of your information through the Website in the following ways:

For example:

  • Do not sign up for our newsletter on the Website.
  • Do not visit third-party websites through the Website.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
  • Do not send us e-mails from our contact form or directly
  • Do not comment on blog posts.

 

Children’s Privacy

 

This Website contains information about travel to Paris, France, Italy and beyond. We do not intent to gather personal information online from or about children.  We encourage all children and teens to seek consent from their parents before providing any information about themselves, their families, or their homes to anyone on the Internet.

 

Terms of Service

 

Please also see our TERMS OF SERVICE, which sets forth the terms of use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing use of the Website.

 

Security

 

The security of your information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

 

While we strive to protect the information you provide to us, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via email since we have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us since email does not have the security features that are built into our Website.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time.  We will post any privacy policy changes on this page.  You should check this page from time to time to make sure you are okay with any changes that we make.  If we make significant changes to our privacy practices we will provide a more prominent notice of changes to this policy.  This privacy policy is effective as of February 17, 2021.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

[email protected]

HiP Inc – 4 Mills Road #47
Newcastle, Maine
04553

 

GDPR Notice

This privacy notice applies to people who are located in the European Economic Area and supplements our general Privacy Policy.  Our processing of personal data of people who are in the EEA is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  The GDPR requires us to provide certain information to you about your personal data, which we refer to in this notice as your personal information.

 

Topics:

 

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy notice
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

 

What data do we collect?

 

Our Company only collects the following personal information:

 

At certain points during your visit to the Website you may be asked to provide information about yourself, or given the option to provide certain information, such as:

  • Your email address and information you include if you comment on a post.
  • Your email address if you want to subscribe to our newsletter,
  • Your name and email address if you wish to correspond with us using our contact us form.
  • Your IP address

 

How do we collect your data?

 

You directly provide our Company with most of the data we collect. We receive data when you:

  • Comment on a post
  • Sign up for our newsletter
  • Email us directly

 

Users of our website are under no statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide personal information to us via our website.

 

How will we use your data?

 

Our Company collects your data so that we can:

  • Allow you to make your opinion known on the content of our site
  • Email you periodic newsletters and our RSS fee
  • Reply to your questions by email directly

 

Our Company uses various service providers to manage our website and provide services such as managing email communications.  Our service providers change from time to time.  Note that our service providers have entered into contracts with us that restrict what they can do with your personal information.  If you would like specific information about our service providers who have received your personal information, please contact us using the contact information provided late in this notice.

 

Generally, we process personal information that you provide through the website on the basis of consent.  We may, however, also process personal information on other bases permitted by the GDPR and applicable laws, such as when processing is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations.

 

How do we store your data?

 

Our Company securely stores your personal information using commercially reasonable measures.

 

Our Company will retain personal information for varying amounts of time depending on the type of information in question and the purpose for which it is used.

 

Marketing

 

If you voluntarily sign up for our newsletter our Company may, from time to time, to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like, as well as those of our partner companies that we contract with.

 

If you have agreed to receive our newsletter, you may always opt out at a later date.

 

You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

 

What are your data protection rights?

 

Our Company would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

 

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data.

 

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

 

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

 

Your rights may be subject to various limitations under the GDPR.

 

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact information included later in this privacy notice.

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

 

How do we use cookies?

 

Our Company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Understanding how you use our website; and
  • Monitoring click streams.

 

What types of cookies do we use?

 

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

 

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.

 

We use session cookies to monitor your interaction with the Website.  We also use permanent cookies to track click streams.  We do not link cookie data to personally identifiable information.

 

How to manage cookies

 

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

 

Privacy policies of other websites

 

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy notice applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy notice and/or privacy policy.

 

Changes to our privacy notice

 

Our Company keeps its privacy notice under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy notice was last updated on February 18, 2021.

 

How to contact us

 

If you have any questions about Our Company’s privacy notice, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Email us at: [email protected]

Call us: 207-482-0697

Or write to us at: 4 Mills Road #47 Newcastle, Maine 04553

 

How to contact the appropriate authority

 

You have the right to file a complaint concerning our processing of your personal data with your national (or in some countries, regional) data protection authority.  The EU Commission has a list here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm

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