In this policy, the following expressions have the following meanings:
HipSnip recognise that your privacy is very important to you and that it is your right to control your personal information, whether you are a Publisher, a Visitor or a User.
A) VISITORS »
This section describes the information collected from Visitors and how it is used by HipSnip.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for tracking and record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies, further details of which can be obtained http://hipsnip.com/cookies .We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies via your browser’s ‘clear cookie’ function. Please see allaboutcookies.org for more information about blocking cookies on your particular web browser.
What we share with third parties
B) PUBLISHERS »
What information we collect from Publishers
When Publishers sign up to use Our Product, we collect at least the following pieces of information:
We also store information about when and how Publishers use our reports and other tools and interfaces provided by us.
How we use Publisher information
We use this information to perform the following tasks:
Updating Publisher personal information
Publishers can edit any of their personal information by logging into their HipSnip Admin Interface and updating their account details. It is a Publisher’s responsibility to:
What we share with third parties
We may share with certain key partners and advertisers some anonymous Publisher information in order to optimise our advertiser relationships and increase revenue yields for Publishers.
HipSnip will never sell, rent or otherwise disclose any of your personal information, including your email address, to any third party without your prior and explicit consent. However, we may disclose your personal data to third parties:
C) USERS »
This section explains how information about Users is obtained and used by us.
What is HipSnip?
Our Product is used by Publishers & Retailers to help them earn an income. It is intended to be unobtrusive and seamless to a User’s online experience, and works by creating/tagging links to where products can be purchased online within the content Users are reading. If Users buy something as a result of clicking on these links, the Retailer may pay a referral fee. This referral fee does not come out of Users’ pockets, nor does it affect the price Users pay or the experience Users have on the Retailer site.
What information does HipSnip collect about Users through its technology and how does it use this information?
When Users sign up to use Our Product, we collect at least the following pieces of information:
Except for this we do not intentionally capture any personally identifiable data.
We do store Users’ IP addresses, from which we can determine a User’s vicinity. We need this information to ensure the links we create are to Retailers in a User’s country. We do not use this information to identify any individuals.
We also store information about the device Users use to access the internet, such as the browser type, browser version, and device used to access sites within our network. This helps us ensure we can diagnose and fix browser compatibility issues more swiftly, and optimise our service to suit the preferred browsing environments.
We aim to provide Users with more relevant advertising and useful links to products in which they are likely to be interested, and to Retailers from whom they are likely to want to buy. To achieve this, we collect anonymous information, using cookies, about the websites within our affiliate network that Users visit, which of our links Users click on, and whether Users make a purchase (although we do not always know this). Further information regarding the cookies we utilise to collect this information is contained http://hipsnip.com/cookies
D) GENERAL »
How we keep your data secure
All information you provide to us is stored in the EU on secure servers that are protected in secure facilities including firewall protection.
HipSnip has implemented such technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorised access or improper use. We will continue to enhance security as new technology becomes available.
While we make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Access authorisation is granted to key HipSnip staff only. Backups are run to prevent loss of information, and our Internet servers are housed in secure facilities.
We have security measures in place to protect our customer database and access to this database is restricted internally.
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(Please note that by English law we are entitled to charge you a small sum for providing this information).
Data Protection Information
You can obtain further information about data protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s web site at: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public.aspx