Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://hellshed.com

COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

At HELLSHED, your privacy is important to us. We understand that you entrust us with the management of your data. Please know that we protect your privacy. Under no circumstances will HELLSHED sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except as provided in this Privacy Policy or as may be required by law or court order. This Privacy Policy describes the standards that we adhere to in handling information about you.

The HELLSHED website (the “Website”) is provided to You by Us, and/or any of its related, affiliated and/or subsidiary companies (individually and collectively, “HELLSHED,” “We,” “Our” or “Us”), and the following Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by HELLSHED in connection with the Website as well as the HELLSHED pages on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud or any other virtual store. For convenience, the words “user,” “You” and “Your” as used in this Privacy Policy refer to users of the Website.

HELLSHED recognises that Your privacy and the protection of Your personal information are important to You, and therefore, has adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes HELLSHED’s privacy practices and how HELLSHED treats the personal information that it collects from You when You use the use the Website, including any personal information You provide when You conduct business with HELLSHED on or through the Website or use HELLSHED’s Media’s services that are provided on or through the Website.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” is information that (i) You provide to HELLSHED and (ii) personally identifies You. Personal Information includes Your name, email and postal address, billing, credit card and banking information, telephone numbers and other data that can be used to personally identify or contact You.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has 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.

THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN AND MANAGE

The Personal Information that the HELLSHED may collect from You and/or manage includes, but is not limited to:

  • Contact information such as email and postal addresses and telephone numbers;
  • Credit card and banking information; and
  • Purchasing activities

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, HELLSHED will store all information provided by You in its secure data servers during the time You use HELLSHED products and/or services. HELLSHED uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such information is secure and to protect against its loss, misuses, and alteration of the information under HELLSHED’s direct control. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HELLSHED cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent its computers from illegal or otherwise unauthorised access. For the avoidance of doubt, HELLSHED will not retain Your credit card or other banking information without Your separate, prior written authorization.

Analytics

Our website uses the Matomo web analytics service (formerly Piwik). Matomo (formerly Piwik) uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyze the use of our website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which in turn serves to optimize our website. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may prevent the use of cookies by changing the relevant settings in your browser. Please be advised, however, that in this case you may no longer be able to use the full functionality of this website. For more information, please go to: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

HOW WE OBTAIN THE PERSONAL INFORMATION

HELLSHED may obtain, collect, retain, store or otherwise maintain Your Personal Information from the following sources:

  • Information that You provide to Us when You initiate communications with Us, subscribe to Our newsletter, respond to a survey published by Us or purchase goods and services from Us;
  • Your entries for sweepstakes and other promotions provided or sponsored by Us;
  • Your responses to communications from HELLSHED. From time to time, HELLSHED may communicate with You through email, postal mail or other forms of electronic communications regarding Your purchases of goods and services from Us and the Website. If You respond to these communications, Your responses may contain Personal Information; and
  • Third parties to whom You have provided Your Personal Information and have consented to those third parties sale, rental or transfer of such Personal Information.

You can decline to provide Your Personal Information to HELLSHED by not engaging in the activities described above. If You decline to submit Personal Information, HELLSHED may not be able to or may choose not to provide to You some or all of the features available on the Website.

HELLSHED also collects non-personally identifiable server-log information relating to users of the Website. This information, may include information such as, but not limited to Your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of Your request, date and time of access, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify Your browser and referrer Uniform Resource Locator. None of this information enables HELLSHED to personally identify or contact You.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

HELLSHED only uses Personal Information for the purposes and in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. Specifically, HELLSHED only uses Your Personal Information for:

  • Doing business with You, including processing payments and communicating with You regarding Your purchases of goods and services from HELLSHED;
  • Communicating with You regarding sweepstakes and other contests offered or sponsored by HELLSHED that You have entered;
  • Processing, formatting and displaying customized content on the Website for You;
  • Communicating with You regarding changes to: HELLSHED’s Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy or any other policies or terms relating to the Website or the offering of goods and services on the Website;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve the Website and the other goods and services offered or provided by HELLSHED;
  • Communicating with You, with Your consent, regarding new and additional HELLSHED services and changes to the Website; and/or
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of the Website, including creating and maintaining back-ups or other archival copies of Personal Information and other related data.

HELLSHED restricts access to Personal Information to those employees, contractors and agents of HELLSHED who need to access Personal Information for the purposes specified above. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Except as otherwise set forth herein, HELLSHED does not share Your Personal Information with third parties without Your consent, except when We believe that it is reasonably necessary to do so in order to comply with a subpoena or other judicial order or process, as otherwise required by law or in order to enforce HELLSHED’s Terms of Service. In such circumstances, Your Personal Information may also be disclosed to HELLSHED’s attorneys.

If HELLSHED desires to use Your Personal Information for any purpose other than those described in this Privacy Policy, HELLSHED will request Your consent prior to such use and offer You an effective way to opt out of the use of Personal Information for those other purposes. If You opt out or otherwise decline to submit Personal Information in response to such a request, HELLSHED may not be able to provide to You some or all of the features available on the Website.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

We may collect and track certain technical information to ensure that Your experiences on the Website and purchase of goods and services offered on the Website, including but not limited to the following:

  • Cookies – a cookie is a small file stored on a user’s computer that contains information about the user. We may use either session ID cookies (which terminate once a browser is closed) or persistent cookies (which are small text files stored on a user’s hard drive for an extended period of time). Cookies allow Us to see how and when You use our sites, but they cannot be used to track personal information such as email address or phone number. Cookies also allow Us to store the personal preferences that You set during each visit to our sites which can speed up Your future visits. These cookies cannot damage a user’s files and cannot read information from a user’s hard drive.
  • Log files – HELLSHED may use log files to track how our sites are being accesses and used. Log files track anonymous user information such as IP addresses, browser types, Internet service providers, referring and exit pages, platform type, date and time stamps, and number of clicks to, from, and within our sites.
  • Information from Banner Ads – if You arrive at HELLSHED’s website(s) through a banner ad or other Affiliate referral device, HELLSHED may track where You arrived from, as well as clicks that might have impacted our servers.
  • We may use clear GIF Tracking Pixels to track user movement through our web sites for aggregated site traffic measuring. In addition, some Affiliates may set such tracking pixels on our web site pages to track completed forms and requests referred by their web sites.

Please be assured that no Personal Information is collected from or stored in these cookies, files or tracking devices.

 

“CONTACT US” INFORMATION

If You communicate with Us through the “Contact Us,” We may ask You for Personal Information such as Your name, email address, or phone number. If You are contacting Us with respect to a customer service issue, we may use the Personal Information that You provide to contact You in order to resolve that customer service issue. If necessary to resolve Your customer service issue, the Personal Information that You provide to Us may be shared with third parties in order to resolve the issue. Please understand that by providing such information in connection with a customer service issue, You are giving Your express consent for Us to use Your Personal Information to contact and communicate with You regarding that customer service issue.

 

THIRD PARTY INFORMATION

HELLSHED may collect or purchase information from third parties regarding persons who provided information to those third parties. Information provided to Us by the third party may include, but not limited to, individual names, email and postal addresses, telephone numbers, and any other information provided to the third party. HELLSHED uses its reasonable best efforts to ensure that (i) the third party possesses the right to transfer the information to HELLSHED and (ii) HELLSHED has received the right to communicate with the persons who provided the information.

 

EMAIL SOLICITATIONS

HELLSHED only sends email solicitation to users who have agreed, through this Privacy Policy, on third party websites or by other means, to receive emails from HELLSHED.

 

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

If the email address You provide to HELLSHED is a wireless address, You agree to receive messages at such address from HELLSHED. You understand that Your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent and warrant that You are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that You are authorized to approve the applicable charges associated therewith.

 

AFFILIATES

HELLSHED may share Your Personal Information with companies that are related to or affiliated with HELLSHED (collectively, “Affiliates”). Affiliates will use Your Personal Information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

LINKS

This Privacy Policy only pertains to the Website. Other websites and portals, such as those to which the Website links to or link to the Website, including, without limitation, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Soundcloud.com, Instagram.com, Bandcamp.com and other online distributors may have their own privacy policies. We encourage You to read the privacy policies and terms of use of the websites and portals that You visit through links placed on the Website as well as those for websites that provide links to the Website. You should contact these websites directly if You have any questions about their use of Your Personal Information. HELLSHED is not responsible for any use of Your Personal Information or any other type of Your information when You use such third party sites and services.

 

INFORMATION SHARING AND ONWARD TRANSFER

HELLSHED reserves the right to sell, rent or otherwise share some or all of Your Personal Information with other companies or individuals outside of HELLSHED if:

  • You have consented to such sale, rental or sharing; and/or
  • HELLSHED becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of all of its assets. In such circumstances, HELLSHED will provide notice before Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

In addition, HELLSHED reserves the right to share non-personally identifiable information relating to users of the Website or the HELLSHED services with our partners and advertisers. The information will not be linked to any personal identifiable information. When You sign up for any third party service, information may be shared with the third party and Your privacy will be maintained in accordance with the third party privacy policy.

 

RESTRICTED AREAS

Certain areas of the Website such as areas only available to our Affiliate and/or customer network, may have additional or different terms and conditions than those addressed in this policy. If You access any of these areas, You should consult the privacy policies posted in those areas.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

HELLSHED may, at its sole discretion, revise this Privacy Policy at any time in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations. When we revise this policy, including changes to HELLSHED’s use of Your Personal Information, we will incorporate the revisions into this policy and will revise the “last revised” date at the top of this web page. We will notify you when any changes to this Privacy Policy are made. We recommend that You review those changes in order to remain informed about how HELLSHED uses Your Personal Information.

 

CHILDREN’S/MINOR’S USE OF THE WEBSITE

Consistent with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

 

USE OF THE WEBSITE

You acknowledge that the personal information You provide to HELLSHED is collected and stored in the United Kingdom and therefore consent to the transfer of information to and storage of the information in the United Kingdom, regardless of Your country of domicile.

 

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this Privacy Policy is found to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severed from the balance of the agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, which will continue in full force and effect.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

By completing forms provided by HELLSHED and providing personal information through the Website, through any means, and by using the Website and services contained therein, You hereby represent and warrant that:

  • You have read, understand and agree to HELLSHED’s Privacy Policy;
  • You are an actual person of at least 18 years of age, You have the right to provide the information that You submit to HELLSHED, and the information You submit is accurate, complete and truthful; and
  • If You do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, then do not provide Your information to HELLSHED through any means. In such case, HELLSHED is relieved of any of its obligations to You as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If You have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]