Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 2018

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) provides you with details of how we collect and process personal data through your use of our site Our Happy Hive (“Website”) found at https://www.ourhappyhive.com/ .

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Collection of Information

Our site only collects and uses information in ways that are consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law. Information is collected by four different means.

Type Description
Personal Information Voluntarily Submitted We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. We also collect communication data that includes any communication that you send to us through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us.
Anonymous Information Collected Most of the information that we collect from this website is anonymous information, such as the pages you visit. Other anonymous data we may collect might include the name of your internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our site, other interests you have, basic demographic information, the websites that you visit from our site, and your IP address.   The data is used for statistical purposes only, but you, as the individual user, remain anonymous.
Cookies We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
Collected from Others

 

We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Use of Information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To communicate with you about promotional information (e.g. newsletters) and administrative communications (e.g. updates on policies). Each email will provide information on how to opt-out.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you;
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-party use of Personal Information

The Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Akismet We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
ConvertKit This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name, email address, and IP address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to ConvertKit’s privacy policy for further information
Google Adsense This service delivers targeted advertisements to specific visitors. It collects Ad Impressions, video-related events or errors, and ad click events.
Google Analytics This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.     Google Analytics collects the posts   and pages visited, name of your internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our site, other interests you have, basic demographic information, the websites that you visit from our site, and your IP address. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Adsense, Google, and our other third party partners.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. In the event that this website or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Anonymous Data Collection

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment on this website, certain information may be publicly visible.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites. Our site does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Personal Information Rights

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. If you wish to exercise these rights please email us at workerbee {at} ourhappyhive.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Data

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliations, or sexual orientation. At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

We respect children’s privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 18.  We do not intentionally direct any advertising to individuals under the age of 18.  By using the Website or the App, you represent and warrant that you are either 18 years of age or using the Information Service with the supervision of a parent or guardian.

Acceptance of Policy / Future Changes

YOU ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE ACCEPTED OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY WHEN YOU FIRST USE OUR SITE. If you do not agree to and accept our privacy policy, then you must stop using our site.

Our Happy Hive encourages you to review our on-line Privacy Policy on a periodic basis. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time-to-time and your continued use of our Website will be your consent to the use of your Personal Information as set out in the Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at workerbee {at} ourhappyhive.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Suite 136, 1500 14th St. SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3C 1C9, Canada

Comment Policy

Bee kind and respectful as you comment. Our Happy Hive loves your comments and participation – you are what helps make this more than a website, but a community. We want this to be a sweet…positive place where people feel welcomed and encouraged. While we keep the majority of comments, it is our policy to remove spam and any harassing / disrespectful comment.

Disclosure Policy

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by our family. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. While this blog includes paid endorsements, honesty is our top priority. We will always provide our truthful review based on our experience and will not compromise this standard. We will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Bottom line, you can trust us.

We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. Mentions of associated products within our blog may or may not be identified as paid or sponsored content.

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