Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting hvix (or hvix.org, hereafter known as the "Site"). It is important to us that you understand what information we collect when you visit the Site either from a computer or a mobile device and what we may do with that information, so we have laid it all out here for you. This Privacy Policy also covers the collection of data from applications on mobile devices.

Please take care to read our Privacy Policy to be sure you are informed about how your information may be used. Please also read our Terms of Use.

Your Information

We collect and store a wide variety of information you submit to us or give us in the other ways described below. Some is personal information and some isn't.

About Personally Identifiable Information

Information that identifies you, such as your name, email address or image, or that can be used to identify you when combined with other information, is "personally identifiable information."

If you choose to register to use the Site, we may collect your name, email address during the registration process.

We may ask you for other PII from time to time, such as contact information (like your mailing address and phone number), or demographic information (like your zip/postal code or region, hometown, gender, or education level). We may ask for this information from you in order for you to use the Site beyond just browsing.

What Isn't Personal Information?

Information we can gather from your visit that doesn't identify you personally, like your IP address, your operating system, your browser type and language, the date and time of your visit, as well as information about your ISP, referring URL, the search term that led you to the Site, your geographic region, the type of content you view, etc. We may do this by assigning your computer one or more cookies which may collect information about how you use our products; we may use standard Internet tools, such web beacons or cookies, which collect non-PII and track your use of our website.

How do we use your information

There are some circumstances when we will share with trusted partners and others:

We will not sell your personal information to any group, company or organization at any time.

How Do We Use Your Information For Advertising?

The site will target advertising based on personal information provided by users and inferred from site usage. This may include gender, age, or geographic data. hvix does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad. We may bundle and share the non-personal information we collect from you and other users with advertisers, third parties, trusted partners and affiliates so that they display advertising that better suits your interests. We may aggregate your PII with information about others. In that case we will make your information non-personally identifiable by removing your name and other characteristics that would identify it as you. We may use and/or share the resulting non-PII with third parties.

Do We Use Site Usage Analytics Services?

We may provide some non-personal information to others who help us understand how you use the Site.

Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to collect non personal information, help smooth user experience, remember you on future visits, better understand how users engage with the Site so we can enhance the User experience. Most browsers accept HTTP cookies automatically, but allow you to disable them.

Public Content

Photographs are subject which you submit for use on public areas are considered public information and may be copied or further distributed by others in accordance with the Terms of Use. If you submit any personal or PII for display in public areas, other people who visit the Site may see it. If geography information are included in your content, those will be viewable too, but you have the ability to disable the location settings on your camera or phone settings.

Your comments may be seen by others. If you submit any personal or PII in a comment, other people who visit the Site may see it.

Connecting With Social Media.

If you link your hvix account to or sign in to your account through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook, or third-party social media plug-ins and applications, you are allowing us to have access to both PII and non-PII from your social media profile. That PII may be publicly viewed and may possibly be used by other members of these sites.

Changing of Our Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change. We will prominently post a notice on the Site when there are material changes in the way we treat PII. You should periodically check back and review this Privacy Policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.