Information Collection and Use
Creating a HipSync Account and Profile Information: When you create a HipSync account, you must provide access credentials either in the form of an email address and password or by authentication using another service, such as Facebook. You may optionally provide us with additional profile information, such as a profile picture and user name. If you create your HipSync account by connecting through another service, we may use public information from that connected account to help complete your HipSync profile. Profile information is available publicly on our Services when you choose to share your Content.
Contact Information: In addition to using your email address to create your account, we may use it to send you information about our Services, respond to your requests and facilitate your use of the Services.
Content and Sharing: HipSync is a video sharing platform, but your Content is only shared publicly when you actively choose to do so. When you choose to share Content with your Facebook friends or the “Global HipSync Community”, it includes not only the Content that you post but also data provided with such Content, such as when it was posted, and also the Content that you like or comment on, and other public interactions on the Services. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your profile information and public Content are immediately delivered to a wide range of users and other services that access HipSync. When you share information or Content via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public. You may log out of your HipSync account at any time to discontinue the ability to post comments, like Content, share Content, and in the case of Facebook Friends, view Content.
Cookies: Like many websites, we use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as viewing public videos. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. HipSync may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not want cookies from HipSync or other websites, you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services,view videos hosted by HipSync, or interact with our email notifications. HipSync uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. If not already done earlier, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months.
Third-Parties: HipSync uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Flurry Analytics. These third-parties may collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, such as cookies, your IP address, or device ID.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you choose to publicly post a video or post a comment.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information or public posts.
Removing Your Personal Information
You may permanently delete your HipSync account by contacting us.
A Note About Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contacting us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: November 20, 2014