Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 01, 2023

Introduction

Hurst® Shifter (“Hurst“, “we“, “us“, or “our“) operates the https://hurst-shifter.com website (the “Service“).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, postal address, email address (“Personal Information“).

Log Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data“). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children“).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

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

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, or to make our Services better.

We collect this information from three sources: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services, and from outside sources. Let’s go over what we collect from each source.

Information You Provide to Us

It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us directly. Here are some examples:

  • Basic account information: We ask for basic information from you in order to set up your account. For example, we require individuals who sign up for an account to provide a username and email address–and that’s it. You may provide us with more information–like your name–but we don’t require that information to create a Hurst account.
  • Profile information: You may choose to give us more information for your Hurst profile, like your full name, city, website, birthday, and profile picture. This information helps personalize and improve your Hurst experience.
  • Content: We collect and store content that you create, input, submit, post, upload, transmit, or otherwise provide through the Service. This includes any information about the content like when you created it and how you interact with it.
  • Communications: When you contact us or communicate with us directly, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

  • Log information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services–for example, when you create or make changes to your Hurst account by logging into our Services.
  • Usage information: We collect information about your usage of our Services. For example, we collect information about the actions you take while using our Services, like your searches, views, likes, clicks, follows, saves, comments, and how you interact with others on our Services.
  • Location information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions.
  • Cookies and similar technologies: We may use cookies and other similar technologies, like web beacons, pixels, and mobile identifiers, to collect information about how you interact with our Services. Cookies are small text files that websites or apps store on visitor devices. They are widely used to make websites and apps work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide analytics data. You can control how websites use cookies by configuring your browser’s privacy settings. To learn more about these technologies, please see our Cookie Policy.

Information We Receive from Outside Sources

In some cases, we receive information about you from third parties. For example:

If you access our Services through a third-party connection or log-in, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Hurst. This information could include, for example, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, demographic information, information about your activities on the third-party service and the kinds of content that you engage with, or information about what advertisements you have been shown or clicked on.

Your Hurst experience is integrated around third-party services. For certain activities, we may receive information about you from those third parties, depending on your privacy settings with those third parties. For example, if you connect your Hurst account to your social media account, we will have access to information from your social media profile, like your friends or contacts.

We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our Services–like when they share a visualization with you, message you, or collaborate with you. For example, we collect the message content that other users send to you, like any reports they send you on your network updates through Hurst messaging.

We may receive additional information about you that third parties provide to supplement our Services. For example, we work with third parties to provide predictive analytics about what topics might interest you based on your Hurst profile. We also receive information about you and your activities on and off Hurst from third-party partners, like marketing partners, affiliates, and data enrichment partners. We use this information to personalize the Hurst experience for you.

How And Why We Use Information

Purposes for Using Information

We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed below:

  • To provide, operate, and maintain our Services.
  • To further develop, customize, and improve our Services, based on users’ common or projected needs and preferences.
  • To notify you about changes to our Services.
  • To protect the security and safety of our Services, systems and users.
  • To detect and prevent spam, fraud, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity.
  • To maintain a record of our commitments to you.
  • To gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  • To generate and review reports and data about our user base and usage patterns.
  • To administer rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by Hurst or its third-party partners.
  • To comply with legal obligations, as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes.
  • Where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or violations of our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy.

How We Share Information

We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share information about you in the limited circumstances described below.

At Your Direction

We share your information if you direct us to do so. For example, if you purchase a Hurst Service through a third-party service, we will share some information about you with that service provider so they can provide you with the proper service. You may also direct us through your privacy settings to share your information with other third parties.

With Third Party Service Providers

We share your personal information with third-party service providers who need access to your information to provide operational or other support services. Examples include hosting services, customer support specialists, email service providers, analytics providers, security and fraud prevention services, payment providers and our legal and accounting advisors (including auditors). They will only have access to the personal information they need to perform these obligations, and are not permitted to use or disclose that information for other purposes.

For Legal Reasons

We may access, preserve, and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others where we have a good-faith belief it is necessary to respond to legal process or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Hurst, our users, or the public. This includes responding to legal demands or requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States if we have a good-faith belief that the response is necessary and complies with the law.

To Maintain Our Services

We share information globally among Hurst-affiliated companies and websites, which connect, enable and define the Hurst network, to operate and maintain our Services. For example, if you choose to connect your Hurst account to your social media account, we may share your social media profile information with other Hurst users to enable you and other users to connect.

Data Retention, Account Deletion & EU User Rights

Data Retention

We generally retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you the Services. If you cease using our Services or your account is deleted, we still may retain your personal information, but we will delete or anonymize it upon request and as permitted or required by applicable law.

Even if you cease using our Services or delete your account, we may retain your personal information for analytical purposes, to use your anonymized data, but not to identify you specifically, and for audit and financial purposes. We will retain your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, preserve information pursuant to our records retention policies or resolve disputes.

Account Deletion

If you want to delete your Hurst account, you can do so directly from the settings menu in your account. When your account is deleted, it’s permanently deleted from our Services. We also delete other information associated with your account, such as your public profile information and activity on our Services. In some circumstances, though, some information may remain in our backup and technical systems for a limited period of time for security, fraud detection and other similar purposes. Keep in mind that when you ask to delete your account, it does not affect the access or use of any information you’ve already shared with others or any information others have shared about you—even if it was shared through Hurst.

EU User Rights

If you reside in the European Union, you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal data, including the right to access, rectification, erasure, data portability, restrictions on processing, and objection to processing. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority. Please note, these rights are limited in some circumstances by local data protection laws. We will respond to requests from EU data subjects in accordance with applicable law, and requests may take at least 30 days to process.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not directed to children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us. We will delete such information from our files as soon as reasonably practicable.

Security

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time to better describe our practices around the collection, use and disclosure of your information in connection with our Services. The revised Privacy Policy will be effective as of the published effective date. If we make any material changes, we will provide you with notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g, by displaying a prominent notice on our Services or by sending you an email. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy periodically to stay up-to-date about our privacy practices. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer at privacy@hurst-shifter.com .