Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
“Hoot Cards Services” include our:
A “Device” is any computer used to access the Hoot Cards Services. Including without limitation to a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device.
Unless otherwise stated, all our services are treated the same for the purposes of this document.
Content: any information or data that you upload, submit, post, create, transmit, store or display in or externally from the Hoot Cards Service.
Downloadable Products: Hoot Cards’s downloadable software products (mobile applications), that are installed by customers on an infrastructure of their choice. Downloadable Products does not include Third Party software downloaded for use or integration with Hoot Cards, if not explicitly stated.
Personal Information: Information that may be used to readily identify or contact you as an individual person, such as: name, email address, or phone number. Personal information does not include information that has been anonymised or obscured such that is does not allow for the ready identification of specific individuals.
Website: Hoot Cards’s website (www.hootcards.com) including any subdomain or domain associated with Hoot Cards as a business.
We collect the following information:
Account and Profile information: We collect information about you as you register for an account, create or modify your profile, make purchases through, use, access, or interact with the Hoot Cards Services (including but not limited to when you upload, download, collaborate on or share Content). Information we collect includes
Contact information such as name, email address and phone numberPayPal ID information and payment validationPreferences information such as notification and marketing preferences
You may provide this information directly when you register and subscribe to Hoot Cards Services.
Content: We collect and store Content that you create, input, submit, post, upload, transmit, store or splay in the process of using our Hoot Cards Services. Such Content includes any Personal Information or other sensitive information that you choose to include (“incidentally-collected Personal Information”) These include string text data and photo data.
Other Submissions: We collect other data that you submit to our Hoot Cards Services or as you participate in any interactive features such as surveys, contests, promotions, sweepstakes, activity or events, apply for a job, request customer support, communicate with us via a third party social media site or otherwise communicate with us. For example, information regarding a problem you are experiencing with a Hoot Cards Service could be submitted to our support services or posted in our public forums.
Installer Analytics, Software Updates & License Information from Downloadable Products: Our applications are released through the official relevant app store channels, and as such they collect an amount of data and constantly serve data to these distribution platforms. These platforms collect install, un-install, usage, version data and more. We have no control over these metrics but if you would like to review either platform Privacy Policies, you can find them below.
We do not collect any data from other sources.
General Uses: We use the Information we collect about you (including Personal Information to the extent applicable) for the following purposes:
Provide, operate, maintain and improve Hoot Cards ServicesEnable you to access and use Hoot Cards Services, including uploading, downloading, collaborating and sharing Content;Process and complete transaction requests, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and Invoices;Send transactional messages, including responding to your comments, questions, and requests; providing customer service and support; and sending technical notices, updates, security alert, and support and administrative messages.Send promotional communications, such as providing you with information about services, features, surveys, newsletters, and upgrades to the platform. As well as providing other news or information about us and Hoot Cards as a business.. All this information is solely based around Hoot Cards and you can opt out of receiving any of these communications as described below under “Your Choices”;Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorised access to Hoot Cards Services and other Illegal activities;Personalise Hoot Cards services, including by providing content and features that match your usage.Enable you to communicate, collaborate and share Content with users you designate; andFor other purposes about which we will always obtain your consent.
Notwithstanding or foregoing, we will not use Personal Information appearing in our Analytics Logs or Web Logs for any purpose. The use of Information collected through our Hoot Cards service shall be limited to the purposes disclosed in this policy.
Compiling aggregate analytics information: As the platform grows to become more configurable for use across a wider range of customers, we will make extensive use of analytics information (including logs and configuration data) to understand how our products are being configured and used, and how they can be improved for the benefit of all our users. As such we will generate Usage Data (as defined above) from the web logs and analytics described above. This will include generic Content elements captured in such logs, as well as from the Content stored in the Hoot Cards Services. This will never be your personal Content but rather information regarding features and systems developed by us. Your input data is never fed to us.
We will not share or disclose any of your Personal Information or Content with third parties. We do not sell your Personal Information or Content.
Your Use: When you use Hoot Cards Services, Content you provide will be displayed back to you and the authorised people you have shared that content with. We urge you to consider who you share your sensitive photo and string data with.
Collaboration: As part of Hoot Cards core business policy, collaboration among friends and family will be expected as the platform improves. Be it content input from the Downloadable Application then being handled and modified by another user on the Website. This data is secured behind your authorised accounts and the accounts en-which you are collaborating with.
Testimonials: We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on the Hoot Cards Services. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us using the information below. We may also take these testimonials from social media and customer queries, you will always have the final say on the access and distribution of these testimonials and you can absolutely at any time change your mind, alert us and we will remove the comment.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Our Rights: We may disclose your Information (including your Personal Information) to a third party if (a) we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal, process or governmental request, (b) to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of service, (c) to protect the security or integrity of Hoot Cards’s Services and Products, (d) to protect Hoot Cards, our customers or the public from harm or illegal activities, or (e) to respond to an emergency which we believe in the good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person.
Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information (including your Personal Information) in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. You will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on the Hoot Cards Services of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
Aggregated or Anonymised Data: We may also share aggregated or anonymised information that does not directly identify you with the third parties described above.
With your consent: We will share your Personal Information with third parties when we have your consent to do so and only when it is for the purpose of improving our service to you.
We do not share Personal Information about you with third parties for their marketing purposes. (Including direct marketing purposes) without your consent.
Hoot Cards Services hosts data with hosting service providers in the EU. The servers on which Personal Information is stored are kept in a controlled environment. While we take reasonable efforts to guard your Personal Information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communication vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. In addition, we cannot guarantee that any incidentally-collected Personal Information you choose to store in Hoot Cards Services are maintained at levels of protection to meet specific needs or obligations you may have relating to that information. If you have any questions regarding specific security protocols of data you have, that you wish to use in Hoot Cards Services. Please contact our customer support who will be happy to see if we can arrange for a custom security practise for this data set.
Where data is transferred over the Internet as part of the Hoot Cards Website Services, the data is encrypted using industry standard SSL (HTTPS).
Where Downloadable Products are used, responsibility of securing access to the data you store in the Downloadable Products rest with you and not with Hoot Cards Services. We strongly recommend that administrators of Downloadable Products configure SSL to prevent the interception of data transmitted over networks and to restrict access to the databases and other storage used to hold your data.
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from Hoot Cards by using the unsubscribe link within each email, updating your email preferences in your account settings or by emailing us to have your contact information removed from our promotional email list or registration database. Although opt-out requests are usually processed immediately, please allow ten (10) business days for a removal request to be processed. Even after you opt out from receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive transactional messages from us regarding Hoot Cards’s Services. You can opt-out of some notification messages in your account settings.
You may often correct, update, amend, or remove your Personal Information in your account settings You may also contact Support Services, or contact us by postal mail using the address listed below. We will respond to your request for access within 30 days.
You can often remove Content using editing tools associated with that Content. In some cases, you may need to contact customer services to request they remove the Content.
You may be able to deactivate your Hoot Cards Services account. If you can deactivate your own account, you can most often do so in your account settings. Otherwise, please contact customer services.
We will retain your account information for as long as your account is active, or as reasonably useful for commercial purposes or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. I
Hoot Cards Services are not directed to individuals under 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact our Support Services.
If you are visiting from outside the European Union, please note that you are agreeing to transfer your Personal Information to us and your data will be stored, transferred and processed in accordance with this Policy.
We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this Policy using the contact form below. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concerns that we have not addressed in a satisfactory manner. Please contact us using the contact details below.
Hoot Cards Ltd.
52 Old Market Street,