Hintsters collects information in several ways from different parts of our network of websites. Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, Hintsters asks for your name, email, gender, address, zip code, photo, phone number, occupation, household information and personal interests. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register, you are no longer anonymous to Hintsters and you can access the various protected areas of the site.
Generally, digital fingerprinting assigns a unique identifier to your device or computer based upon the device’s or computer’s technical settings, characteristics and IP Address. Hintsters uses digital fingerprinting technology for quality control and validation purposes and fraud detection and/or prevention, including, without limitation, identifying duplicate or fraudulent respondents. Hintsters may implement and use digital fingerprinting directly or through a third party vendor.
We comply with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework ("Safe Harbor"), which relates to the collection, use and retention of Personal Information collected from users in the European Union. We adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program and the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor Any questions or concerns about our privacy practices should be sent to the address or email below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding the use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the provisions of this Policy.If any complaints cannot be resolved between you and Hintsters, we have agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of JAMS to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. EU residents with unresolved complaints may refer them to the JAMS as described at http://www.jamsadr.com/file-safe-harbor-claim/
This Site is neither directed at nor intended for use by children under the age of 16. Further, we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16. If we learn that we have inadvertently done so, we will promptly delete it and we will remove the child from any mailing lists, registrations, or other means of contacting the child. Do not access or use Hintsters unless you are at least 16 years old or older.
Hintsters collects valuable information which assists in developing new products and services. When you are on a Hintsters site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Hintsters alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than Hintsters, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Your contributions to the Service are intended for public consumption and are therefore viewable by the public, including your photos, ratings, reviews, likes, Question and Answer posts, and edits to business listing information. Your account profile (e.g., first name, last initial, city, neighborhood, month joined, profile photos and friends) is also intended for public consumption, as is some of your other activity through the Service, like how you vote on other people’s contributions, where you check-in, which users you follow, and which businesses you bookmark.
We may store information about your use of the Service, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit, We also may store information that your computer or mobile device may provide to us in connection with your use of the Service, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, WiFi information such as SSID, mobile carrier, phone number, unique device identifier, advertising identifier, location (including geolocation, beacon based location, and GPS location), and requested and referring URLs.
Promotions that run on Hintsters may be sponsored by companies other than Hintsters or may be co-sponsored by Hintsters and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you do not want your data to be shared.
Any Sensitive Information (i.e. personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual) will be treated with additional care. If Hintsters intends to disclose such information to a third party or use it for a different purpose than originally collected, then you will be expressly asked permission prior to any such disclosure.
Please be aware that Hintsters advertisers or websites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those websites linked to Hintsters are not covered by this privacy statement.
As a general rule, Hintsters will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or User Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed. Business Partners & Sponsors: Hintsters may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. If any personal data about you were ever to be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give Hintsters permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, Hintsters will (with your permission) share your name and email address with them.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, Hintsters may match user information with third party data. Also, Hintsters discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: Hintsters may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating Hintsters's Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Hintsters's rights or property, other Hintsters users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Hintsters may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
Only Hintsters (or agents working on behalf of Hintsters and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those Hintsters services that require registration in order to participate. Hintsters does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.
You may edit your Hintsters Account Information and your public Hintsters Profile at any time by using your Hintsters ID and password. Your Hintsters account can be deleted or deactivated. When you leave the Panel, are removed, or the Panel is closed, we will delete all your contact details, together with any other information that could be used to identify you, keeping only anonymous responses to surveys that you participated in.
You may opt-out of email communications by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email you receive from us. Please contact support@Hintsters.com for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your Hintsters account.
Your Hintsters Account Information and Hintsters Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Hintsters will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your Hintsters account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
We encrypt all your personal information transmission using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Access to this information is limited to only the employees who need it in order to perform their job function (e.g. Customer Service Representatives).
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Hintsters cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to