Privacy Policy

Who We Are and What This Is

The HackersClub network is a set of Blog sites dedicated to providing high-quality questions and answers, with the modest goal of making the Internet a better place. It is owned and operated by HackersClub.

We really, truly care about your privacy. We may joke around, but we mean it. We take the private nature of your personal information very seriously, and are committed to protecting it. To do that, we’ve set up procedures to ensure that your information is handled responsibly and in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We’re grateful for your trust, and we’ll act that way.

This will teach you what info we collect and how we use it. If you wanted to learn to play the keytar, you’re in the wrong place.This privacy policy describes what information we collect when you visit the network, how we use that information, and what choices we offer you to access, update, and control it. This version of the policy is effective as of January 2nd, 2016.

 

Types of Information

“Personal” information can potentially identify who you are.“Personal information” is any information that we could use to identify an individual. It does not include personal information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public information.

“Sensitive” information can identify specific private attributes, such as ethnicity, health info, criminal history, or trade affiliations.“Sensitive personal information,” is information that meets the “personal information” criteria and also a) reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or b) concerns health or sex life, information about social security benefits, or information on criminal or administrative proceedings other than in the context of pending legal proceedings.

 

How We Collect Information

We collect information two ways: Information we get from your use of the network, and information you provide to us directly.

Your web browser tells us stuff like your approximate location and how you use the site. It also bakes us yummy cookies. Information we get from your use of the network is primarily non-personally- identifying information of the sort that web browsers, servers, and services like Google Analytics* typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the time of each visit. Other non-identifying information that we might have access to includes how you use the service (e.g., search queries), your approximate location, cookies, etc.

We try to use this non-personal info to help make better blog sites, and to destroy spam. We eat the cookies.We collect this non-personally identifying information in order to better understand how visitors use the service and where possible, to improve their experience. For instance, we may monitor the most common content on the network to help identify spam. In some cases, we may publicly display information that is not personally identifying in the aggregate, (e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the network,) or may provide it to third parties.

Your browser also gives us your IP address, which could identify you, but we don’t use it to do that. For real.When you use the network, we also collect potentially personally identifying information in the form of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. But we don’t use that information to identify you, and we handle and disclose these addresses in the same way we handle other potentially personally identifying information as described below.

If you register an account, you may need to give us your email and other personal info, but we’re not the boss of you and can’t make you.Information you provide to us directly. Certain visitors to the network choose to interact with it in ways that may require them to provide us with personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that is provided depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for stackoverflow.com to provide a username and email address. Employers who engage in financial transactions with careers.stackoverflow.com are asked to provide additional information, such as the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. We use a payment gateway to protect financial information we collect online, and we only collect as much information as is necessary or appropriate given the type of interaction. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And you can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.

The non-identifying content of a service request may be made public. You want to help, don’t you?If you send us a request, such as emailing us for support, we reserve the right to publish it (absent any personally identifying information) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or help other users.

If you don’t like cookies or have other dietary restrictions, please tell your browser.A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to help us track visitors’ use of the network and their preferences. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies, but should be aware that certain features of the network may not function properly without them.

Our servers live in the United States. So, if you send us your info, that’s where it’s going.If you are outside the United States, you should know that any personally identifiable information you enter into the network will be transferred out of your country and into the United States, and possibly to other countries. By using the network, you consent to such transfer, and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.

If you’re under 13, we want to mind our own business, not yours. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us at help@hackersclub.io. If we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we’ll delete it.

 

Information You Choose to Display Publicly on the Network

If you decide to post personal information in the public parts of our sites, it’s… um, public.Some users may elect to publicly post personally identifying or sensitive information about themselves in their normal use of the network. This could occur through use of the optional profile fields, in question or answer posts, or when an individual posts a job history on the Careers site. Information like that, which is voluntarily posted in publicly visible parts of the network, is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. As such, it is not subject to the protocols listed below, because we don’t control it; you do. Additionally, voluntarily publicizing such information means that you lose any privacy rights you might normally have with regards to that information. It also increases your chances of receiving unwanted communications, like spam.

 

Information You Give to Other People

We’re not responsible for any information you give other websites we link to. Sort of like how your TV maker isn’t responsible if you buy a lousy product, even if you saw it in an awesome commercial.This Policy only applies to information collected by Stack Exchange. It does not apply to the practices of companies that we don’t own or control, or employees that we don’t manage. The network contains links to third party websites, and any information you provide to those sites will be covered by any privacy policies they may have. Please be sure to read the privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is those sites’ responsibility to protect any information you give them, so we can’t be held liable for their wrongful use of your personally identifying information.

 

How We Use Information We Collect

We will tell you what we’re collecting, what we’re doing with it, and when we might share it with others. (Almost never, unless you ask us to.)Notice – Notice is what this privacy policy that you’re reading is all about. You are reading it, right? It’s important! When we collect your personal information, we’ll tell you how we’re using it, any types of third parties to which we might disclose it, (other than moderators or “agents,” such as vendors or contractors, who are only processing such information for us or at our direction), and the choices we offer you to limit the use of your information.

We’ll tell you all this stuff as soon as you register.Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when you are first asked to provide us with personal information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and we’ll notify you before we use the information for something other than the purpose for which it was originally collected. If anything in this policy seems unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us at help@hackersclub.io, so we can address your question and possibly clarify this document.

If we change this policy, we’ll update this document to keep you in the loop. Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may occasionally need to change this policy. If we do update it, we’ll notify you either by posting the new policy on the network or by emailing you the changes or a link to the modified document. (See the “Choice” section below for information about how we’ll notify you if we change our policy regarding sensitive information.) In any case, the way we use information you provide will be covered by the privacy policy that was in effect at the time it was collected.

We mostly use your information to customize and improve your (and others’) experience.Here are some of the ways we may use personal information you provide us:

  • To allow you to register for our web sites, online communities and other services, and to administer and process those registrations

  • To communicate with you about our products, services and related issues

  • To evaluate the quality of our products and services, and to enhance your experience on our web sites

  • To maintain and administer our web sites and comply with our legal or internal obligations and policies

  • To transfer information to others as described in this policy or to satisfy our legal, regulatory, compliance, or auditing requirements

Choice – Choice is all about making sure you have the ability to control how we share your personal information with others. We almost never share any of your personal information with non-agent third parties, with one exception, where you basically are asking us to do so:

 

 

How to Contact Us

We’re here if you need us.If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at help@hackersclub.io

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