Privacy Policy

The main ideas of our Privacy Policy

  • HyperTrybe is public and Posts are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on HyperTrybe too, through protected Posts and Direct Messages. You can also use Twitter under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
  • When you use HyperTrybe, even if you’re just looking at Posts, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address, phone number, address book contacts, and a public profile. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and showing you more relevant posts, people to follow, events, and ads.
  • What kind of information do we collect?

    To provide the HyperTrybe Products, we must process information about you. The type of information that we collect depends on how you use our Products. You can learn how to access and delete information that we collect by visiting the HyperTrybe Settings.

    Basic Account Information

    You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public HyperTrybe profiles. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On HyperTrybe this includes a display name (for example, “HyperTrybe Dawg”), a username (for example, @HyperTrybeDawg), a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.

    Public Information

    Most activity on HyperTrybe is public, including your profile information, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your posts and certain information about your posts like the date, time, and application and version of HyperTrybe you posted from. You also may choose to publish your location in your posts or your profile. The albums you create, people you follow and who follow you, and posts you Like or share are also public. If you like, share, reply, or otherwise publicly engage with an ad on our services, that advertiser might thereby learn information about you associated with the ad with which you engaged such as characteristics of the audience the ad was intended to reach. Information posted about you by other people who use our services may also be public. For example, other people may tag you in a photo (if your settings allow) or mention you in a post. You are responsible for your posts and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on HyperTrybe, such as by deleting a post or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on HyperTrybe.com, HyperTrybe for iOS, and HyperTrybe for Android. By publicly posting content , you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible, including through our APIs, and directing those accessing the information through our APIs to do the same. To facilitate the fast global dissemination of posts to people around the world, we use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use - for example, displaying posts on a news website or analyzing what people say on HyperTrybe. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with HyperTrybe, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on HyperTrybe.

    Contact Information and Address Book

    We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or HyperTrybe via SMS), and to send you information about our services, and to personalize our services, including ads. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from HyperTrybe to that number as your country’s laws allow. HyperTrybe also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from HyperTrybe. You can also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or here. You can choose to upload and sync your address book on HyperTrybe so that we can help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others. If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

    Direct Messages and Public Communications

    We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, you can use Direct Messages to have non-public conversations on HyperTrybe or protect your posts. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes link scanning for malicious content, link shortening to http://t.co URLs, detection of spam, abuse and prohibited images, and use of reported issues. We also use information about whom you have communicated with and when (but not the content of those communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with HyperTrybe content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a post, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communications on HyperTrybe - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.

    Payment Information

    You may provide us with payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.

    How you control the information you share with us

    Your Privacy and safety settings let you decide:
  • Whether your posts are publicly available on HyperTrybe.
  • Whether others can tag you in a photo.
  • Whether you will be able to receive Direct Messages from anyone on HyperTrybe or just your followers.
  • Whether others can find you based on your email or phone number.
  • Whether you upload your address book to HyperTrybe for storage and use.
  • When and where you may see sensitive content on HyperTrybe.
  • Whether you want to block or mute other HyperTrybe accounts.
  • Additional Information we Receive About You

    We receive certain information when you use our services or other websites or mobile applications that include our content, and from third parties including advertisers. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.

    Location Information

    We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you. Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location - such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used HyperTrybe - to operate or personalize our services including with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow. Learn more about Hypertrybe’s use of location here, and how to set your HyperTrybe location preferences here.

    Links

    In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services. This includes links in emails we send you and links in posts that appear on other websites or mobile applications. If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from HyperTrybe, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach. They may also collect other personal data from you, such as cookie identifiers or your IP address.

    Cookies

    A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our services such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer7. However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies. When your browser or device allows it, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage patterns, and to personalize and otherwise operate our services such as by providing account security, personalizing the content we show you including ads, and remembering your language preferences. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option. You can learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.

    Log Data

    We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes HyperTrybe content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms (including those not submitted as queries), and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through HyperTrybe. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services. We also use this data to improve the content we show you, including ads and to improve the effectiveness of our own marketing. We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including Log Data and data from third parties, to make inferences like what topics you may be interested in, how old you are, and what languages you speak. This helps us better promote and design our services for you and personalize the content we show you, including ads.

    HyperTrybe For Web Data

    When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate HyperTrybe content such as embedded timelines or post buttons, we may receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. We use this information to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content, including ads. We do not associate this web browsing history with your name, email address, phone number, or username, and we delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days. We do not collect this data from browsers that we believe to be located in the European Union or EFTA States.

    Advertisers

    Advertising revenue allows us to support and improve our services. We use the information described in this Privacy Policy to help make our advertising more relevant to you, to measure its effectiveness, and to help recognize your devices to serve you ads on HyperTrybe. Our ad partners and affiliates share information with us such as browser cookie IDs, mobile device IDs, hashed email addresses, demographic or interest data, and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Some of our ad partners, particularly our advertisers, also enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology. Information shared by ad partners and affiliates or collected by HyperTrybe from the websites and apps of ad partners and affiliates may be combined with the other information you share with HyperTrybe and that HyperTrybe receives about you described elsewhere in our Privacy Policy.

    Information We Share And Disclose

    As noted above, HyperTrybe is designed to broadly and instantly disseminate information you share publicly through our services. In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so subject to your control, because it’s important for operating our services, or because it’s required by law.

    Sharing You Control

    We share or disclose your personal data with your consent or at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. If you’ve shared information like Direct Messages or protected posts with someone else who accesses HyperTrybe through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service. Subject to your settings, we also provide certain third parties with personal data to help us offer or operate our services. You can learn more about these partnerships in our Help Center, and you can control whether HyperTrybe shares your personal data in this way by using the “Allow additional information sharing with business partners” option in your Personalization and Data settings. (This setting does not control sharing described elsewhere in our Privacy Policy, such as when we share data with our service providers, or through partnerships other than as described in our Help Center.)

    Service Providers

    We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services for us in the United States, Ireland, and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help operate our services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our services, such as Google Analytics. We may share your private personal data with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions (service providers may use other non-personal data for their own benefit). We share your payment information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit and debit cards.

    Law, Harm, and the Public Interest

    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or controls we may otherwise offer to you, we may preserve, use, share, or disclose your personal data or other safety data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on our services, or to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services8; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your personal data.

    Affiliates and Change of Ownership

    In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose personal data about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help operate our services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

    Non Personal Information

    We share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the total number of times people engaged with a post, demographics, the number of people who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a Tweet (even if only one did), the topics that people are posting about in a particular location, some inferred interests, or reports to advertisers about how many people saw or clicked on their ads.

    Additional Information or Assistance

    Thoughts or questions about this Privacy Policy? Please let us know by contacting us here or writing to us at the appropriate address below. If you live anywhere in the world, the data controller responsible for your personal data is HyperTrybe, Inc. with an address of:

    HyperTrybe, Inc.

    Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry,

    85 Great Portland Street, First Floor

    W1W 7LT

    London

    United Kingdom.