Jun 13, 2023
Your privacy is critically important to us. At HOY zone, Inc. (“HOY”, “we”, “us”, “our”), we have a few fundamental principles:
We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone other than our affiliates, except to comply with the law, develop or operate our products or services, protect our rights, or with your consent.
HOY zone, Inc. operates a website (the “Website”). It is HOY’s policy to favor the privacy of the Website’s users (“you”, “your”) regarding any information collected through the Website, and to disclose what information we collect, and how that information gets used.
Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.
Non-personally identifying Information
HOY collects, or may have a third-party service providers collect, non-personally identifying information of the sort that Websites typically make available, such as the type of device using the Website, the operating system, location information, and aggregated user statistics. HOY’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how users utilize the Website. From time to time, HOY may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing or disclosing to third parties a report on trends in the usage of the Website or of mobile Websites including the Website.
Personally Identifying Information
Certain users of the Website choose to interact with HOY in ways that require HOY to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that HOY gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask users who log in to a social network through the Website to provide a username and an email address. Those who engage in transactions with HOY are asked to provide additional personally identifying information, including, as necessary, their first and last name, physical address, telephone number, and additional data such as financial information required to process those transactions. In all cases where HOY collects such information, HOY does so only insofar as is necessary or required to fulfill the purpose of the user interaction with HOY, while following all legislative requirements. HOY does not share personally identifying information other than as described in section “Sharing of Personally-Identifiable Information” below. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, however, doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities if such information is required.
How and Why We Use Information
We use information about you for the purposes listed below:
To provide the Website. For example, to provide the Website, set up and maintain your account, host the service, backup and restore the service, provide customer service, and verify user information.
To ensure quality, maintain safety, and improve our services. For example, by providing upgrades and new versions of our Website. Or, for example, by monitoring and analyzing how users interact with our Website so we can create new features that we think our users will enjoy or make our Website easier to use.
To protect the Website, our users, and the public. For example, by detecting security incidents; detecting and protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; fighting spam; complying with our legal obligations; and protecting the rights and property of HOY and others, which may result in us, for example, declining a transaction or terminating services or features.
To fix problems with the Website. For example, by monitoring, debugging, repairing, and preventing issues.
To customize the user experience. For example, to personalize your experience by serving you relevant notifications and advertisements for our Website, and recommending content.
To communicate with you. For example, by emailing you to ask for your feedback, share tips for getting the most out of the Website, or keep you up to date on HOY. If you don’t want to hear from us, you can opt out of marketing communications at any time. (If you opt out, we’ll still send you important updates and transactional information relating to your account.)
As otherwise described to you at the time of collection, or with your consent.
Sharing of Personally Identifying Information
HOY shares personally identifying information only with those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HOY’s behalf or to provide services available through the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to non-required parties. For instance, HOY uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, data storage, and related technology required to run the services available through the Website. Please note that some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. HOY will not rent or sell personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HOY discloses personally identifying information only when required to do so by law, in connection with a merger or acquisition or sale of all or substantially all of its assets or the Website, or when HOY believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HOY, third parties or the public at large.
Use of Email Addresses and Push Notifications
If you have supplied your email address as part of your use of the Website, HOY may, subject to the applicable law, occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what is going on with HOY and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
With your consent, HOY may also send push notifications or alerts to the device you use to access the Website. Such notifications can reach you even when you are not logged in to the Website or the Website is not running on your device. HOY uses push notifications to send you messages related to the services provided through the Website or to make available to you general information regarding HOY and its products. You can deactivate push notifications in the settings of the Website or of your device at any time, however, doing so may prevent various Website functions from working, if such functions rely on push notifications.
Protection of Information
HOY takes reasonable measures to protect your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access, use, alteration, loss, or destruction.
The Website does not offer “Do Not Track” choices or other mechanisms designed to provide you the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of such information.
The Website is not directed and should not be available to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any kind of personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13 or the general age of consent for data processing in your country, do not use the Website or otherwise provide us with personal information. If we become aware that such information has been collected, we will immediately delete such information. If any parent or guardian learns or otherwise becomes aware of such child using the Website or otherwise providing personal information to us, please contact us.
Review of and Changes to personally identifying Information; Data Subject Rights
Email us at pr[email protected] to find out what personally identifying information we have collected about you and request any necessary changes, updates, deletions or corrections. Some data protection laws grant particular users certain rights with respect to their personally identifying information, such as the right to access, correct or delete your information. If such data protection law applies to your use of the Website, please email us at the address above to exercise your right.
The information about you that we process when you use the Website in your country may be used, stored, and/or accessed by individuals or organizations operating outside your country. By accessing or using our Website, you consent to the transfer of your information outside of your country. Such countries may have laws which are different, and potentially not as protective, as the laws of your own country. Where required by an applicable law, we will take additional safeguards with respect to your information in connection with such transfers.