Updated June 09, 2020
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
Information and It’s Use
When purchasing our products and services, or simply signing up for our e-mail newsletter, you are required to enter personal detail which may include:
Debit or credit card details
We collect the information from you in order to:
Inform you about all the latest products, deals and other information relevant to you based on your inquiry to the website. All information will be delivered by e-mail.
Track your activity on our site. We may use this information in order to conduct our market research that will help us to deliver a customized service to our users. Our tracking activities do not have any impact on your surfing experience on our website and these activities are completely safe.
Stop users from posting content that is inappropriate, offensive or objectionable.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but in so choosing you may not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future experiences for you, improving our operations, and communicating with you.
You can visit our website, read materials, and browse the website’s contents without giving us any personally identifiable information. In order to provide you with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service and attention, we collect certain information automatically.
Provide complete access to our website.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We collect your name, email and any information you provide in the comment box. The purpose and sole intent of Hint of Happy is to use this information to respond promptly to your inquiry.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Visitors from outside of the United States
Our website and the servers that make this website available worldwide are located in the United States. The Internet laws in the United States govern all matters relating to this website. Any information you provide in subscribing to our website or ordering at our website will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our website and submitting information, you authorize this transfer, processing and use
General Data Protection Regulation
If you are in the European Union (EU), you have specific rights under the General Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you choose to provide us with information, you may ask us at any time to delete the information, with which we will comply in a reasonably timely manner if we have not independently chosen to delete the same information prior to your request. In either case, you will be advised accordingly. You may request a copy of any computer file compiling your information, to the extent we have collected it, and such file will be provided to you in a commercially reasonable period., if it has not been previously deleted, as noted above. You may ask us not to process your data, or to share it with any entities that would do so. Please note, however, that there is no known sharing of any data by our website with third parties, and outside of the unlikely possibility of subpoena, other court order, or legally compliant government investigation, no desire to do so. If you have consented to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time – though please not ethat processing that had occurred prior to such withdrawal would remain legal in retrospect. The information that is asked from you is intended only to fulfill the requirements to form a contract, and no additional information gathering or processing will be required than must be for that purpose. If you believe that our website has failed to adhere to your rightsunder the GDPR, you are entitled to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.
Our website does not, to the extent that the term can be reasonably understood, engage in large scale data collection or processing, and so does not have an appointed specialist Data Protection officer or employ any representative physically located in the EU and designated as the point of contact for the EU government on these matters.
We collect as little information as needed to provide our customers with the best possible experience. In general, we collect your first name and email address. You can request that your information be deleted from our email system at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments for online products
Payments for online products found at hintofhappy.com are processed via Stripe. We do not directly collect or store your payment information.