Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") describes the information that Worthy Brands, LLC and our affiliates ("Worthy Brands," "Hubworthy," "we," "us" or "our") collect through the websites owned and/or operated by us, including www.hubworthy.com and all web pages that make up such websites (collectively, the "Sites"). This Privacy Policy also addresses our privacy practices relating to the general use of our Sites by anyone who visits, browses or otherwise uses the Sites (collectively, "You" or "Your"). Before using the Sites in any manner, please read this Privacy Policy. We have written this Privacy Policy in order to help you understand our practices related to how we gather, use and disclose the information we collect on our Sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to our online practices, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.

By visiting the Sites, including submitting any information, making a donation or payment, getting involved in an activity, or using any of our products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE

Below is a description of the types of information that may be collected when you visit or use our Sites:

Personal Information Provided By You

We do not require you to register or submit personally identifiable information ("PII") in order to visit the Sites. Some activities on the Sites cannot be performed without providing PII, however. For example, to participate in an activity, to setup an account or profile page or to make a donation or payment, we will require you to disclose some PII (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and in regard to a donation or payment, credit card information). We do not knowingly collect sensitive PII, such as information about medical or health conditions. We do not collect any PII about you on our Sites unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily. The PII you provide will be used by Hubworthy in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You can choose not to provide us with certain PII, but then you may not be able to use all of the services and products offered on the Sites.

Personally Identifiable Information Provided on Behalf of Organizations

If you create an account on behalf of an Organization (each an "Organization"), we will collect a variety of information, which may include the name, email address, birthday and phone number of the person who establishes the Organization’s account, and such person will be designated the Organization contact person. We will also collect a variety of information about the Organization, which may also include name, billing address, etc.

Information Collected by Automated Means

We collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Sites. This information may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Site, pages visited and similar data. If gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This aggregate information helps Hubworthy determine general usage patterns and make changes to the Sites in order to improve your experience. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. We collect this information through various means such as "cookies," "web beacons" and IP addresses, as further explained below.

Cookies - A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them. We may use cookies for a number of purposes - for example, to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information and marketing offers, or to store a user name or encrypted identification number so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our Sites. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our Sites. Our cookies do not gather PII. In some cases, Hubworthy may also use another company to operate web servers for our Sites. Hubworthy uses the cookie information gathered by these companies in the same manner as stated in this Privacy Policy.

Web Beacons - Certain pages on our Sites contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.

IP Addresses - When you visit and interact with any of the Sites, Hubworthy and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an "IP Address"). An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; an IP Address is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. When you visit our Sites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. Worthy Brands, LLC also may use this information to enhance our Sites or for other lawful purposes.

Information Collected from Email Communications

When you send an email to Hubworthy, we may retain your email address and the contents of the email you send. When you invite others to join our Sites, or otherwise get involved or interact with our Sites, Hubworthy will send an email to those who you have invited to join or otherwise interact with our Sites. Additionally, if you send an email to an email address via the functionality provided on our Sites, we will retain the email address.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

From time to time, we may also ask you to provide us with non-PII, which is data that is not intended to allow us to identify you personally, such as your first name, birthday or zip code. Your non-PII may be aggregated and used for our internal purposes or for creating reports for third-party advertisers and partners, or otherwise shared with third parties for any lawful purpose, without your permission. No third party is intended to be able to know who you are as a result of the use of your non-PII.

HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may use the PII and non-PII information or data collected for a number of purposes, as described below.

Administrative Communications

We may send you important administrative or transactional information regarding our Sites or related to your use of the Sites. Because this information may be important to you – or we may be required to share such information with you – in some instances you may not be offered an opportunity to "opt out" of receiving these communications.

Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection

We may disclose any information, including, without limitation, PII, that we deem necessary, in our sole discretion and without your prior permission, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We may also exchange information with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection, risk reduction and related activities or to protect the rights, property or safety of Hubworthy, its agents, employees or affiliates or others. Hubworthy reserves the right to disclose information for a user who we believe is in violation of our Privacy Policy or other terms of service as posted on the Sites, even without a subpoena, warrant, court order or other governmental request.

Responding to Your Requests

We process information to comply with your requests and respond to your inquiries. If you contact us by email through the Sites, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you.

Internal/External Business Purposes

We may also use and share your information for our internal and external business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, and other purposes. Other purposes may include:

  • To provide information to an Organization or person to whom you may have made a donation or payment, volunteered, fundraised for or registered with or other related interactions;
  • To provide a report to our advertisers or business partners;
  • To provide you with important functionality, new Hubworthy services and special offers from Hubworthy and reputable third parties that we think you will find valuable;
  • To customize, analyze, adjust and improve the Sites to meet our advertisers' or business partners' needs and expectations;
  • To enforce our agreements with you, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that we comply with applicable laws;
  • To send emails to others based on your instructions as discussed in "Information Collected From Mail Communications" above;
  • To provide 3rd party companies and individuals with whom we may work relevant or required information. Examples include, but are not limited to, companies and individuals who: (i) administer the Hubworthy accounts; (ii) process donations, including credit card transactions; (iii) conduct surveys or promotional activities; (iv) deliver products; or (v) provide customer support, web hosting, internet service, and data analysis. Such third parties may be provided with access to information needed to perform their functions;
  • To transfer such information to a successor entity in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of Hubworthy or the Sites; information may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of Hubworthy or the Sites. By using the Sites and providing information to Hubworthy, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.

General Purposes

In regard to the Sites’ usage data/information that does not contain PII, we may use such information for any lawful purpose. In addition, we reserve the right to share such site usage data/information, with third parties, for any purpose.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Hubworthy Sites may provide links to other websites in an attempt to provide you additional information related to the variety of transactions and activities that can occur on our Sites. Additionally, Hubworthy may also provide you an opportunity to share some of your activities on our Sites with other sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites operate independently from our Sites and are not under our control. Please also specifically note that in regard to any donations or other payment transactions, such payment transactions are processed through Authorize.net. Authorize.net payment service is not affiliated with Hubworthy. These other sites may have their own privacy policies and/or terms of service or use, which we strongly suggest you review before you conduct a payment transaction or visit or use any linked websites in order that you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to provide information to these other sites. We are not responsible for the content or information of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of the linked sites.

YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES

Access and Correction

To the extent required by law, we provide users with (i) reasonable access to the PII they provide through the Sites, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such PII. If PII you have submitted through any of the Sites is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you may do so by logging into the account you have created. If you do not have an account with us, you can request that we make the changes by emailing us at support@hubworthy.com. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. We may, from time to time, reach out to former users of the Sites. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you.

SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

While no website can guarantee security, Hubworthy maintains appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your PII. Hubworthy protects its databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to such PII. Hubworthy does not guarantee that any information you provide will not be intercepted by a third party during transmission over any public networks or otherwise. You bear the risk of communicating with us electronically, and we are not responsible for any resulting loss or damage.

USE OF THE SITES BY CHILDREN UNDER 13

We are strongly committed to preserving online privacy for all visitors of our Sites, including children. Our Sites are general audience websites, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or provide services to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you while accessing our Sites.

USE OF THE SITES FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

We do not represent or warrant that the Sites, or any part thereof, are appropriate or available for use in any particular geographic location. If you choose to access our Sites, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations applicable in your jurisdiction. The Sites are hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Sites from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Sites, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

CHANGES TO OUR WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Hubworthy may update this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time, so please review it frequently. You can determine if the Privacy Policy has been revised since your last visit by referring to the "Effective Date of This Privacy Policy" section below. By continuing to use any of the Sites after any such revision, your use constitutes your acceptance of such revised Privacy Policy.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at support@hubworthy.com through the contact us feature on the Sites, or by letter to:

Worthy Brands, LLC
3405 Milton Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75205

Effective Date of This Privacy Policy: May 12, 2015