Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The website https://thehelpfulhippo.com (referred to as “the Service”) is operated by Robert Joyner (referred to as “us”, “we”, or “our”).

This page aims to inform you about our policies regarding the gathering, utilization, and disclosure of personal information when you utilize our Service, as well as the choices you have in relation to that information.

We utilize your information to provide and enhance the Service. By utilizing the Service, you consent to the gathering and utilization of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy carry the same meanings as defined in our Terms and Conditions.

Information Gathering and Utilization

We gather a variety of information for different purposes in order to offer and enhance our Service for your benefit.

Categories of Collected Data

Personal Information

During the use of our Service, there may be instances where we request specific personally identifiable information from you, which could be utilized to get in touch with you or identify you (“Personal Information”). Examples of personally identifiable information include, but are not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First and last name
  • Cookie and usage data

We may also gather data on how the Service is accessed and utilized (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data could consist of details such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the type and version of your browser, the specific pages of our Service that you visit, the date and time of your visit, the duration of time spent on those pages, unique identifiers for your device, and other diagnostic data.

Data on Reviews

We collect:

  • The email address of the reviewer
  • The name of the reviewer
  • The optional website URL of the reviewer
  • The optional social media profile URLs of the reviewer
  • The opinions and experiences of the reviewer concerning the item under review

Tracking and Cookies Data

Our Service utilizes cookies and similar tracking technologies to monitor and retain certain information.
Cookies are small files containing data, including an anonymous unique identifier, that are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. In addition to cookies, we also employ beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information, as well as enhance and analyze our Service.

You have the ability to instruct your browser to decline all cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. However, please be aware that if you choose to reject cookies, certain sections of our Service may be inaccessible.

Here are some examples of the types of cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the operation of our Service.
  • Preference Cookies: We use these cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies: These cookies are employed for security purposes.

Robert Joyner utilizes the gathered data for a variety of purposes:

  • Ensuring the provision and maintenance of the Service.
  • Informing you about any changes made to our Service.
  • Allowing your participation in interactive features of our Service, should you decide to do so.
  • Providing customer care and support.
  • Offering analysis or valuable information to enhance the Service.
  • Monitoring the usage of the Service.
  • Detecting, preventing, and resolving any technical issues.

Rest assured that we do not sell or market your email address when you submit a review. Instead, your email address is solely used to verify your identity and contact you regarding your review. It will never be publicly displayed. Your name, on the other hand, will be displayed alongside your published review unless you choose to remain anonymous. If you wish, we can also include links to your website and/or social media profiles alongside your review.

Transfer of Data

The data you provide, including personal information, may be moved and stored on computers located in a different jurisdiction from where you reside. The laws regarding data protection in that jurisdiction may differ from those in your own.

If you are located outside of the United States and choose to share your information with us, please be aware that we will transfer and process your data, including personal information, in the United States.
By agreeing to this Privacy Policy and submitting your information, you give your consent to the transfer of your data.

Robert Joyner will take all necessary precautions to ensure the security and proper treatment of your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will not transfer your personal data to any organization or country unless there are appropriate safeguards in place, including measures to protect the security of your data and other personal information.

Data Disclosure

Legal Obligations

Robert Joyner reserves the right to disclose your Personal Data under the belief that it is necessary to:

  • Fulfill a legal responsibility
  • Safeguard and uphold the rights or assets of Robert Joyner
  • Investigate and prevent potential misconduct related to the Service
  • Ensure the personal safety of Service users or the general public
  • Safeguard against legal liability

Data Security

The protection of your data is of utmost importance to us, however, it should be noted that no method of transmitting information over the internet or storing it electronically can be guaranteed 100% secure. While we make every effort to employ commercially viable measures to safeguard your Personal Data, we cannot provide an absolute guarantee of its security.

Service Providers

We may engage the services of third-party companies and individuals (“Service Providers”) to assist us in providing our services, performing tasks related to our services, or analyzing how our services are utilized.
These Service Providers have access to your Personal Data solely for the purpose of carrying out these specific tasks on our behalf and are bound by obligations to not disclose or utilize your data for any other purposes.

Analytics

To monitor and analyze the utilization of our Service, we may employ third-party Service Providers.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the information gathered to monitor and track the usage of our Service. This data is also shared with other Google services. Google may utilize the collected data to personalize and contextualize ads within its own advertising network. If you wish to opt-out and prevent your activity on the Service from being made available to Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on will disable the sharing of information between the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) and Google Analytics regarding visit activity. For more details regarding Google’s privacy practices, please refer to the Google Privacy & Terms webpage: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may include connections to external websites that are not under our control. When you click on a link to a third-party website, you will be redirected to that website. We highly recommend that you thoroughly review the Privacy Policy of each website you visit.

Please be aware that we have no authority over the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services and assume no liability for them.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service is not intended for individuals under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly gather personally identifiable information from anyone below the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please get in touch with us. In the event that we become aware that we have obtained Personal Data from children without verifying parental consent, we will take appropriate measures to delete that information from our servers.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may undergo changes periodically. We will inform you about these changes by publishing the updated Privacy Policy on this page.

We recommend that you review our Privacy Policy regularly to stay informed about any modifications. Any alterations to this Privacy Policy will become effective as soon as they are published on this page.

Get in Touch

If you have any inquiries regarding our Privacy Policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.