Last revised on: October 24, 2013
regarding the Personal Data (as defined below) we collect from users of the
Hackaday website at hackaday.com (the “Site”),
the Hackaday forums at forums.hackaday.com (the “Forum”)
and the services made available through the Site and Forum
(together with the Site and the Forum, the “Services”) provided by Supply Frame, Inc. (“Supply
Frame”, “us”, “our”, and “we”).
1. User Consent.
By submitting Personal Data
expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data
2. A Note About Children.
We do not
intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13.
3. A Note to Users Outside of the United States.
Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in
which it was
collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws
regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in
4. Types of Data We Collect. “Personal Data”
means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for
example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any
other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any
of the foregoing data. “Anonymous Data”
means data that is not
associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by
itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data,
as described below.
(a) Information You Provide to Us.
- When you create an account (“Account”) to register for the Forum, we
will collect your username, e-mail address and password. We may also collect optional information that
you provide us to customize your Account, for example, your language
preference, location, time zone, birthdates, occupation, interests, instant
messenger ID and website.
- When you post a comment on the Site, we will collect
your username and e-mail address and, if you provide it, your website.
- When you post comments or messages to the Site
or Forum, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our
servers and other users will be able to see it.
- We retain information on your behalf, such as your
postings to the Site or Forum and files and messages that you store using your
- If you provide us feedback or contact us via
e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other
content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
- When you participate in one of our surveys, we
may collect additional profile information.
- We also collect other types of Personal Data
that you provide to us voluntarily, such as your operating system and version,
product registration number, and other requested information if you contact us
via e-mail regarding support for the Services.
- We may also collect Personal Data, such as at
other points in our Services that state that Personal Data is being collected.
(b) Information Collected via Technology.
- Information Collected by Our Servers. To make our Services more useful to you, our
servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect
information from you, including your browser
type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is
automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may
vary from session to session), domain name, referring/exit pages, clickstream
data (including the ads you see and click on), and/or a date/time stamp for
your visit. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Services,
track users’ movements around the Site and Forum, gather demographic
information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our Services to
our users’ needs. For example, some of
the information may be collected so that when you visit the Site or Forum again,
it will recognize you and the information could then be used
by us to serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your
interests. Except as noted in
- Cookies. We store small text files called “Cookies" on your computer to make your
experience on our website better. We use both session Cookies (which expire
once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your
computer until you delete them). In order to provide the Services, we use a
variety of Cookies that perform different functions. While you will still be able to use
the Supply Frame Offerings if you disable Cookies in your browser, certain
parts of the Supply Frame Offerings may not function as effectively. You can
find more information on Cookies and how they may affect you by visiting: www.youronlinechoices.com. We
use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. Strictly necessary cookies are cookies which are essential to
to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas
of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be
- Performance Cookies. Performance cookies
collect anonymized information about how you use our website. For example,
these cookies may tell us which pages you go to most
often and if you receive error messages from our webpages. We use this
information to improve how our sites work. By using our web site, you agree we
can place these cookies on your device.
- Functionality Cookies. Functionality Cookies
allow our website to remember the choices you make, such as your login information
(if any), preferred language or region you are in, and can provide enhanced,
more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you
made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customize. They
may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a
video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be
anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By
using our web site, you agree we can place these cookies on your device.
- Advertising Cookies. These cookies collect information to deliver
you more relevant advertising. They may be placed by us,
by third parties acting on our behalf, or by advertising networks with our
permission. They remember other websites you have visited, and advertising
networks may share this information with others including advertisers. By using
our web site, you agree we can place these cookies on your device.
- Tracking Pixels. In addition, we use “Tracking Pixels,” which are small transparent graphic
(usually only 1 pixel) that we place on our Site that is used to collect
information about the pages you view and when you view them.
- Google Analytics. We
information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and
what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information
we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and Services. Google Analytics collects only the IP
assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other
personally identifying information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google
Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics
5. Use of Your Personal Data
(a) General Use.
In general, Personal Data you
submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us
in serving you better. We use your
Personal Data in the following ways:
- provide the Services
- facilitate the creation
of and secure your Account on our network;
- identify you as a user
in our system;
- provide improved
administration of our Services;
- improve the quality of
experience when you interact with our Services;
- send you a welcome
e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your Account was
- send you administrative
e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
- to send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional
materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes of Supply
Frame if you elect to receive them.
(b) Creation of Anonymous Data.
We may create
Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as
your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request
and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content and navigation of our
Services. We reserve the right to use
Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in
its sole discretion.
6. Disclosure of Your Personal Data.
your Personal Data as described below and as described elsewhere in this
(a) Third Party Service Providers.
share your Personal Data with our third party service providers to provide you
with the Services. These third party
service providers are required not to use your Personal Data other than to
provide the services requested by us.
(b) Affiliates and Acquisitions.
We may share some
or all of your Personal Data with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint
ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates
”), in which case we will require our
Affiliates to honor
acquires our company, business, or our assets, that company will possess the
Personal Data collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations
(c) Other Disclosures.
Regardless of any
choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), we may
disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is
necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with
relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (c) to
protect or defend our rights or property or users of the Services; and/or (d)
to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of
7. Third Party Websites.
When you click on a
link to any other website or location, you will leave our Services and go to
another site and another entity may collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data
from you. We have no control over, do
not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their
content. Please be aware that the terms
any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.
8. Public Content.
When you post comments or
messages to the Services, we will display such content along with your username
on the Services. Once displayed on
publicly viewable web pages, that information can be read, collected and used
by other registered or unregistered users of the Services. We cannot control who reads your comments or
messages or what other users may do with the information that you voluntarily
post. In addition, any information that
you choose to make public on your profile when you register for an Account to
use our Forum (“Forum Profile
available to other registered users of our Forum and could be used to send you
unsolicited messages. We are not
responsible for the information you choose to include in your Forum Profile or
send to other users. By default, your
Forum Profile is public. You may set
your Forum Profile to not be made public through your Account settings.
9. Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data
We offer you choices regarding the
collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data.
We will periodically send you free
newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional
communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further
communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by
following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by
contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
Despite your indicated e-mail preferences,
we may send you service related communication, including notices of any updates
(b) Changes to Personal Data.
You may change any
of your Personal Data in your Account by editing your profile within your
Account. You may request deletion of
your Personal Data by us, but please note that we may be required to keep this
information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time,
in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have
fulfilled such requirements). When we
delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may
remain in our archives. We may retain
your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes.
10. Security of Your Personal Data.
committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We use a variety of industry-standard
security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from
unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account
information. Please do not disclose your Account password to unauthorized
people. No method of transmission over
the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.
Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data, we
cannot guarantee its absolute security.
11. Contact Information.
We welcome your
Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes
in the way we use your Personal Data, we will notify you by sending you an
e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently
thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or
thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our
Services. These changes will be
effective immediately for new users of our Service. Please note that at all times you are
responsible for updating your Personal Data to provide us with your most
current e-mail address. In the event
that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any
reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our
dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute
may affect our use of Personal Data that you provided us prior to our
notification to you of the changes. If
you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Personal Data, you must
notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to
deactivate your Account with us. Continued use of our Service, following notice of such changes shall
indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the
terms and conditions of such changes.