Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last modified: November 25, 2018

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by HIT.VOTE or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. Sometimes, we may post product specific privacy notices or Help Center materials to explain our products in more detail.

Information we collect and how we use it:

We may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide
When you sign up for a HIT.VOTE Account, we ask you for personal information. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other HIT.VOTE services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

Cookies
When you visit HIT.VOTE, we send one or more cookies to your computer or other device. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people search. HIT.VOTE also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web and on HIT.VOTE services.

Log information
When you access HIT.VOTE services via a browser, application or other client our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account.

User communications
When you send email or other communications to HIT.VOTE, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. When you send and receive SMS messages to or from one of our services that provides SMS functionality, we may collect and maintain information associated with those messages, such as the phone number, the wireless carrier associated with the phone number, the content of the message, and the date and time of the transaction. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.

Affiliated HIT.VOTE Services on other sites
We offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to HIT.VOTE in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy.

Third Party Applications
HIT.VOTE may make available third party applications, such as gadgets or extensions, through its services. The information collected by HIT.VOTE when you enable a third party application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the third party application provider is governed by their privacy policies.

Location data
HIT.VOTE offers location-enabled services. If you use those services, HIT.VOTE may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).

Other sites
This Privacy Policy applies to HIT.VOTE services only. We do not exercise control over other sites displayed results, sites that include HIT.VOTE applications, products or services, or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:

Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and

Protect the rights or property of HIT.VOTE or our users.

HIT.VOTE processes personal information on our servers in New Zealand and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information outside your own country.

Choices
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some HIT.VOTE features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Information sharing
HIT.VOTE only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of HIT.VOTE in the following limited circumstances:

We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of HIT.VOTE, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If HIT.VOTE becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information security
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to HIT.VOTE employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Accessing and updating personal information
When you use HIT.VOTE services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

We collect your public profile data only from your consent that you grant before initiating Social Login, from the social network used to login at our website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time.