Effective Date: November 19th, 2016
It is our goal to provide you with much-needed control over the content
and personal information you share online and the manner in which you
Hibe enables you to interact and share Private and Public Content
within multiple Social Contexts. By submitting personal information to us, and/or by using the Hibe
Platform, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose such personal
required by law.
Undefined capitalized terms refer to the meaning described in Hibe’s Terms of Service.
Hibe collects a minimum of information ("Collected Information") to offer its Services, including:
Information you provide
- Information you provide
- "Cookie" information
- Information automatically collected
When you use Hibe, you may enter information, pictures, and other
content that may or may not identify you. This information is
collected, stored, transferred, processed and/or used by us to provide
you with the service you requested and to develop a better platform.
You may have public and private content on Hibe, such as content
contributed through our applications. Your public content is linked to
your Hibe account.
When you visit and/or use Hibe, we may store information on your device
using text files (“cookies”), to authenticate you on Hibe
and track system usage.
You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop
accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the
If you decide not to accept our cookies, you will be able to access
those parts of our Platform’s functionalities that are available
to the general public, but you will not be able to access many of the
Services offered on our site.
Automatically Collected Information
Our servers automatically collect and store certain information related
to your system, such as your IP address, your operating system, the
website from which you came, and your software version. We may also
collect and store data about your online activity on Hibe, such as feature use,
services used, content accessed, as well as the dates and times of your
We aggregate and/or anonymize this information to improve performance, monitor security and generate activity reports.
Hibe is a platform for a general audience and it is not intended
to offer services to children. If we learn that we have collected
personal information from a child under age 13, we will only use that
information to respond directly to that child, seek parental consent or
provide parental notice.
Use of the Collected Information
We use the Collected Information to provide, operate, maintain, enhance, update Hibe and create new features.
We may use the Collected Information to communicate with you in
general, to send you various messages such as network and policy
updates, administrative notices or to notify you of new features added
to our Services, or to respond to your questions.
We may use third parties such as credit card processing companies to
bill you for services. In this case, we may request your Billing
Information and share such information with third parties as is
necessary to complete your purchase transaction. We do not store your
payment card information. We only store a reference to your payment
card, and use such a reference to process transactions for the
additional Services you purchase. Although we are not responsible for
the safety and security of your Billing Information that is shared with
third parties such as credit card processing companies, we use
reasonable efforts to deal only with third parties we believe to be
reputable and reasonably secure and disclose only such Billing
Information as we believe reasonably necessary to complete the billing
With Whom We Share Collected Information
We DO NOT
and WILL NOT
rent, sell or share, directly or indirectly, your Private Content
with other organizations for other reasons than those indicated.
There may be circumstances where the use or disclosure of Collected
Information may be justified or permitted, or where we may be obligated
to disclose information without consent. In these circumstances, we
will attempt to contact you, if permitted by law, via the e-mail
address you provided during registration, before the use or disclosure
of Collected Information.
Such circumstances may include:
- If required to comply with a subpoena, warrant or order made by a
body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to
comply with the rules or court relating to the production of records.
- To a person who needs the information because of an emergency
that threatens the life, health, or security of an identifiable person
Public content is available to all users. Public content means that
anyone, including off platform users, may access, index and use the
Information Collected by Third Parties
The control is yours
Hibe provides you with the ability to control how you share your
information. We advise that you undertake the necessary precautions
when you provide online information to other users.
On Hibe, you connect and share with others based on Hibe’s
Contextual Privacy approach. In this approach, you create a Social
Context (a.k.a Facet) representing the boundary of your interactions with others, you
select content to be shared within this Social Context, and you select
people that will be allowed to access, contribute and interact with the
shared content within such an environment.
All content you share on Hibe is aggregated and managed through
topic-based containers known as booklets. A booklet contains all your
posts, the media and the documents you share in it, making the booklet
the basic content type on Hibe and the stream in which your
conversation with others about a specific topic takes place.
Content you contribute within a public context is referred to as your
Public Content. Content you contribute within a private context is
referred to as your Private Content.
We cannot control how others may share the information you disclose or
share, and we assume no responsibility in that regard. You are solely
responsible for any abusive, undesired or illegal use that might occur
with respect to the disclosed or shared information.
We integrate video features that connect to YouTube, LLC.
sites. When using such features, some limited and required Collected
Information may be transmitted. Please note that transmitted
Control Over Your Information
Information that you provide
To use Hibe, you must provide a valid email address and a
password to create a new account. If you do
not want to share this information with us, you will not be able to use
You may at any time view, update, correct and delete any information
that you provide using the various functions of the Hibe Platform.
We recommend that you learn how to use Hibe to gain a greater understanding of how you share and control your information.
Deleted information is removed completely from the platform unless we
believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action
regarding suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving
the physical safety of any person, violations of the Terms, or as
otherwise required by applicable law.
At any time, you can close your account. By doing so, we
will delete all of the information that you provided during the course
of your registration with Hibe.
Please note, however, that any Public content that has been downloaded
by a third party will not be deleted because we have no control over
the devices used by third parties.
All deleted information may remain up to thirty-one (31) days in our backup data.
You can remove or block Hibe cookies using your browser or device settings.
However, if you decide to remove or block these cookies, Hibe may not
Hibe employs physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help
protect the confidentiality and integrity of Collected Information and
to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or
modification of Collected Information.
Hibe uses encryption technologies to protect your information
transmitted electronically via the Internet. However, we assume
no liability for the loss of any information that you transmit to us
via the Internet.
How You Can Protect Your Information and Content
To protect your privacy and security, we undertake reasonable security
measures to verify your identity before granting you access to your
account. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR
AUTHENTICATION CREDENTIALS AT ALL TIMES.
Canadian Privacy Rights
We DO NOT and WILL NOT rent, sell or share, directly or indirectly,
your Private Content
with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
By using our Services, you agree that your information may be transferred and stored in Canada and the USA.
If any part of the Hibe Platform links you to other sites, these sites
privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their
procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.
reflected by a "last modified" date below. You will be notified of each
major revision through your registration email address.
as to existing information held by us.
If we decide to change this Policy in a material way, we will obtain
the necessary consent required under applicable privacy laws if we seek
to collect, use or disclose Personal Information for purposes other
than those to which consent has been obtained, unless otherwise
required or permitted by law. If any proposed change is unacceptable to
you, you may close your account as provided in the Terms of Service and
delete your information.
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