The Hive





Privacy Policy.

Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2022

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Privacy Policy


Who We Are

What Information We Collect

How We Use Your Information

Who We Share Your Information With

How Long We Retain Your Data

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

Where We Send Your Data

Children Under the Age of 13

What Information We Collect

User Comments

When you leave comments on the Website, we collect the data in the comments form and your public IP address and browser details to detect and prevent spam. We may share an anonymized hash created from your email address with the comment service provider (Gravatar, read their privacy policy here []

After approval of your comment, your profile picture will also visible to the public alongside your name and comment.

User Media

While using our Services, you may choose to upload images you upload images to the Website. Depending on the context, these images may be accessible to other users. You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. While we do not share this information directly, other users of the Website might download and extract any location data from any image on the Website.

Personal Data

While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Physical address (State, Province, County ZIP/Postal code, City, etc.)
  • Usage Data


Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as your Device’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Services by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you use our Services or when you access the Services by or through a mobile device.


Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Company allows you to create an account and log in to use the Services through third-party Social Media Services.

If you decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, we may collect personal data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as your name, email address, public activities or the contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with us through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If you choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, you are giving the us permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.


Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used may include are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve your experience of our Services. The technologies we use may include:

  • Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your Device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have set your browser to reject Cookies, our Services may use Cookies. For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy [hyperlink].
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Services and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).


How We Use Your Information

We may use your Personal Data for the following purposes:

To provide and maintain our Services: including to monitor the usage of our Services

To manage Your Account: to manage your registration as a user of the Services. The Personal Data You provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Services that are available to you as a unique registered user

For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us through the Services

To contact you: to contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation

To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information

To manage your requests: to attend to and manage your requests to us

For business transfers: we may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by us about our users is among the assets transferred.

For other purposes: we may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.


Who We Share Your Information With

In delivering your chosen services to you, we may share your personal data with our partners for specific reasons (see below). In such instances, we share responsibility for data processing and protection as joint controllers and our partners will process your personal data in accordance with their privacy policies.

We may share your personal information in the following situations:

Service Providers

We may share your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services.

Articles on the Website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. Interacting with embedded content causes your device to behave as if you have visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

Business Transferees and Transferors

We may share or transfer your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of our assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company the (“Transferee” or “Transferor”).

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.


We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

Business partners

We may share Your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.

With other users

When you share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such uploading media or interacting in comment sections, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.

If you interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see your name, profile, pictures and description of your activity. Similarly, other users may be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.

Compliance with the law

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency). We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend our rights or property
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

    With Your consent

    We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.


    How Long We Retain Your Data

    The Company will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

    We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.


    What Rights You Have Over Your Data

    We collect personal information for the business and commercial purposes described in the How We Use Your Information [hyperlink] and Who We Share Your Information With [hyperlink] sections. This information fits broadly into the following categories:

    • Identifiers: including your name, contact information, and device and online identifiers
    • Commercial information: including your billing information and purchase history
    • Characteristics protected by law: including your gender as identified on your profile
    • Internet or other electronic network activity information: including your usage of our Services and devices used to connect
    • Geolocation data: including your location based on your IP address
    • Audio, electronic, visual or similar information: including your profile picture and other uploaded media if you opted to
    • Professional or employment-related information: including that posted on your profile or publicly visible on a third-party social network you opted to connect to our Services
    • Inferences we make: including our analyses of your likelihood of engagement and retention

    You have the following rights over your Personal Data (subject to any exemptions provided by the law):

    • The right to request to know the categories of
      • personal information we collect
      • business or commercial purpose for collecting and using it,
      • sources from which the information came,
      • third parties we share it with,
    • The right to request access to and portability of your personal data
    • The right to request to know the specific pieces of information we collect about you
    • The right to request correction or deletion of your personal data
    • The right to object to our use and processing of your personal data
    • The right to request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data
    • The right to request deletion of personal information we collect or maintain
    • The right to refuse to any sale of personal information (by opting out)
    • The right to not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your rights over your data

    You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority. You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you are not able to or you would prefer to contact us directly about your rights, feel free to reach out to our data management team at the address provided under Who We Are above [hyperlink].


    Where We Send Your Data

    Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at our operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. For example, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service that is hosted somewhere other than our offices.

    This means that your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

    Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

    The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

    The security of your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


    Children Under the Age of 13

    Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.

    If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent’s consent before we collect and use that information.

    If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

    If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that a child in your care has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at the address provided under Who We Are above.