Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Statement

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

This privacy statement applies to the HyperGripe.com site and service and becomes in force November 10, 2008. Questions or concerns regarding this statement should be directed to admin@hypergripe.com or through this form.

3RingStudios Inc. is the name of the company which owns and operates the hypergripe.com Web site and service, (“hypergripe.com”).

3RingStudios Inc.
15105 Chinguacousy Rd.
Caledon, ON L7C 3H8
www.3RING.com
Phone: 905-838-4741

Please do not postal mail or FAX consumer complaint letters (gripes, complaints) or letters of approval (kudos, hypes) to HyperGripe.com.

Information Collection
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

HyperGripe.com is a free site for all visitors, including consumers and businesses. HyperGripe.com does not censor posted consumer messages, or business replies, or investigate them for accuracy.

HyperGripe.com may decide at any time in the future to charge for services used on this website.

Personal Information
Email addresses are NOT sold or shared, in ANY way. HyperGripe.com does not share or sell or disclose any personally-identifiable information (such as name, email address, physical address, phone number, etc.) with anyone. General usage information may only be shared with third parties on anonymous, aggregate basis, for research purposes.

Message authors (complaint (gripe) posters, kudos (hype) posters, business replies, comment writers, etc.) email addresses are not displayed by HyperGripe.com, including any other personally-identifying information. Our message system allows people to contact each other on the site (if that option is chosen to be OK with the message author) without revealing e-mail addresses.

The only way personally-identifiable information could be disclosed is it is done by the message author, in the body of his or her own personally authored message. The message author is given the opportunity to preview what is being posted, to see exactly what was typed by the message author, and confirm that it’s correct, prior to the message going live on the HyperGripe.com site. Even after the message is live, however the message author can edit and / or delete his or her own personally authored message at any time using the tools provided by the site, in an automatic fashion. The message author can chose to post their own message, edit their own message, delete their own message, at any time.

HyperGripe.com does not supplement Personally Identifiable Information collected on its site with information from any other sources.

Personally Identifiable Information and / or Third Party Personally Identifiable Information is subject to disclosure to the appropriate authorities pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

This means that consumer and business messages posted to HyperGripe.com will be disclosed to the appropriate authorities pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

Cookies
For each visitor to a HyperGripe.com webpage, our Web server stores your browser, IP address, City/State/Country automatically. Where applicable, our webservers collect only the domain name but not the e-mail address of visitors to our web page, but we do collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.

The information we collect is used for internal review and is then discarded, or is used to improve the content of our web page, or may be used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.

We may use cookies to store visitors preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Ad Servers
To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies like Google (www.google.com/adsense) that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and clickstream information. For further information, consult the privacy policy of: http://www.google.com/privacy.html

Third Party Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. As a result of these third party advertiser relationships, these third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your users’ browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on this website.

Our Commitment
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.