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Privacy Policy

Last updated July 8, 2016

The purpose of this Privacy Policy page is to explain the privacy practices for Hip Hop Vibe, the Hip-HopVibe.com domain, and all our media properties under the Hip Hop Vibe umbrella.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THIS POLICY. If anyone has any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via our Contact Us page.

Important Notice: The Hip Hop Vibe Privacy Policy is only applicable to our web pages on the Hip-HopVibe.com domain. Several of our pages contain links to third party websites, which may contain information that is sourced on our website. Please understand, these websites are not owned, operated, or controlled by Hip Hop Vibe, Hip-HopVibe.com, or any of our web pages. If choosing to click on those links, understand that you should then adhere to their website’s privacy policy for details on how they handle your personal information.

Information We Collect and Why

  1. Personally Identifiable Information: Through our contact pages and email addresses, and user generated comments, Hip Hop Vibe may gain access to your IP address, telephone number, email address, legal name, and physical address that may make it possible to locate you, or at the very least identify or contact you.
  2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We also may collect your browser type, in some circumstances, your computer or device type, your unique device identifiers, the previous website and web page you visited before visiting the Hip-HopVibe.com domain, the pages on Hip-HopVibe.com that you may view, your location / geo location information, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), the time and date of you using our site, and cookies, both regular and flash cookies.

* Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that cannot alone be used to identify you, personally.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers

Hip Hop Vibe collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than Hip Hop Vibe, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.

Cookies

A cookie is a data file placed on a device when it is used to visit our sites or otherwise access our online content. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to our web pages.

A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plugin that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. Flash cookies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, enabling a Flash feature and remembering your preferences. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, click here. If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of the Sites may not function properly.

Pixel Tags/Web Beacons

We may also use ‘pixel tags,’ also known as ‘web beacons,’ which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. Pixel tags are a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on our Sites, or to confirm when emails are opened or accessed, and are often used in combination with cookies. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears, the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears, the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed, the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag, and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. Typically, pixel tags are used to count users who have visited certain pages of our Sites, who have opened an email from us, and to collect other website statistics such as popularity of certain content found on our Sites and to verify system and server integrity.

Embedded Scripts

An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Sites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Sites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies on the Sites that collect information for security and fraud detection purposes.

Subscriptions

You may cancel or modify your subscriptions to e-mails you have elected to receive from the Sites by following the instructions contained within an e-mail you receive from the Sites.

Log File Information

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use our Sites, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, data about how you interact with links on our Sites, and other such information.

Third Party Content, Widgets, and Links To Third Party Sites

The Sites may contain content that is hosted and served by third parties, which may include third party widgets (such as those that allow you to share content with third party web sites and online services). The Sites may also contain links to other third party web sites that Hip-HopVibe.com does not control. In addition, Hip-HopVibe.com widgets may be included on web pages and web sites that are not associated with us, and over which we have no control. These third parties may collect information about you through the use of their own cookies and web beacons, may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information, and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. Hip-HopVibe.com is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party

Consent to Transfer Information into the United States

The Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Sites or our features or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.

California Privacy Rights

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once per calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2016 will receive information regarding 2015 sharing activities).

To obtain this information, please send an email message to info@hip-hopvibe.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

Website Security

Hip-HopVibe.com takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and that you use our Sites and provide us with your information at your own risk.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Hip-HopVibe.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. However, Hip-HopVibe.com will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time it was collected.

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