(Last updated January 01, 2022)
Thank you for choosing to be part of The Hiking Bug community. We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or our practices about your personal information, contact us at email@example.com.
This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:
- Visit our website at www.thehikingbug.com
- Engage with us in any other related ways
In this privacy notice, we refer to:
- “Website”, we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy
- “Services”, we are referring to our website, and other related services
The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain to you in the clearest possible way what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue the use of our services immediately.
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information you disclose to us
In brief: We collect personal information that you provide to us.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you express information about us or our products and services, when you participate in activities on the website or when you contact us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
Personal Information Provided by You: We collect names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other similar information.
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
In brief: We process information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfilment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our website for a variety of purposes, which are described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance with our legitimate interests in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and /or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose below.
In legal terms, we are generally the “data controller” under European data protection laws since we determine the means and/or purposes of the data processing we perform. However, if you are a business customer with whom we have entered into a data processing agreement for the provision of corporate services to you, then you would be the “data controller”, and we would be the “data processor” under European data protection laws since we would be processing data on your behalf in accordance with your instructions.
We use the information we collect or receive:
- To send administrative information to you: We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
- To protect our services: We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure (for example, fraud monitoring and prevention).
- To enforce our terms, conditions and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract.
- To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
2. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In brief: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfil business obligations.
We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situation:
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sales of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
3. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In brief: We keep your information as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us to keep your personal information for longer than 90 days.
We have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise such information, or if that is not possible (for example, because your information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
4. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
In brief: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organisational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorised third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and from our website is at your own risk. You should only access the website within a secure environment.
5. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In brief: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area (EEA), and the United Kingdom (UK), you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
In some regions (such as the EEA and UK), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure, (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information, and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that it will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
If you are resident in the EEA or UK and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/items/612080.
If you are resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.
6. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
7. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?
In brief: Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.
9. HOW YOU CAN REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU
Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update or delete your personal information, please submit a request using the email listed above.