Privacy Policy

At Hikeset, we respect our website users. Hikeset understands your concerns about privacy, so we've instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled safely and responsibly. Hikeset has posted this privacy policy to let you know what kind of information is collected, how it is handled, with whom it may be shared and what choices you have regarding Hikeset’s use of your information. Your use of the hikeset.com website (“Website”) signifies your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as well as the Terms of Use.

As development of the Website continues and Hikeset takes advantage of new technologies to improve the services provided, this policy likely will change. Therefore you are encouraged to refer to this policy each time you visit the Website so that you understand the current privacy policy. Hikeset may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting the revised terms on the Website, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date posted. Your continued or repeated use of the Website following changes to the Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of the then current Privacy Policy.

The Information Collected

Hikeset will not collect any personal information about you (such as your name, address, age, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted this information and would like it to be removed from Hikeset’s records please contact us through the contact page of the Website. Other than as described below, or in a separate agreement with you, Hikeset does not give or sell any user information to any third party. However, Hikeset may disclose your personal information when required by law or court order.

When you register with the Website and during your visit to the Website, Hikeset may request that you provide or you may otherwise voluntarily provide certain personal information that Hikeset collects and stores.

For example:
  • When you sign up for the Website, Hikeset may collect your name, email address and other information.
  • When you request to be a part of an email list, Hikeset collects your email address. At any time, you have the option to remove yourself from such list by using the 'unsubscribe' link in the footer of any email you receive. You may also request to be excluded from any email messages by contacting us at info@hikeset.com using the subject line: Opt Out.
  • When you submit a question to us either via email or via the Website, we need your email address to respond, and you also may provide us with various types of information to allow us to answer your question.
  • When you visit the Website, we also collect anonymous information from you. This may include for example, information about the hardware and/or software you are using, including but not limited to information about your operating system, Internet browser, screen resolution or connection speed, your Internet Protocol (IP) Address, the time of your visit to pages on the Website, information about pages you visited, time spent visiting the Website, usage patterns within the Website, and the domain name of the Website from which you linked to the Website. This information is not matched to your personal information and does not personally identify you.

The Use of Information

Hikeset may use your information for a variety of purposes, including the following:
  • To improve and enhance your overall experience at the Website.
  • To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website and/or the services provided therein.
  • During emergencies, such as when we believe someone's physical safety is at risk.
  • Use of Cookies

    The Website also may use "cookies”, and/or web beacons which are widely used by websites. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from an Internet server and stored in your computer. Generally, the Website uses cookies to estimate Website usage, keep count of return visits to the Website, accumulate and report anonymously aggregate data collected in mass and statistical information on Website usage, determining which features overall user population likes best, and to better understand how users use the Website, and/or to analyze your visiting patterns. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Also, most browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

    Use of IP Addresses

    Hikeset collects and analyzes traffic on the Website by keeping track of the IP addresses of visitors to the Website. IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer accessing the Website. Under certain circumstances, recipients, their legal representatives, and/ or law enforcement authorities may be able to combine this with information disclosed by ISPs to determine the source of a particular communication. By using this service, you knowingly and voluntarily assume any risks associated with such disclosure.

    The Sharing of Information

    The information Hikeset gathers may be shared with other third parties, including companies with which Hikeset has a relationship with.

    For example:
  • Hikeset may aggregate or have a third party aggregate on its behalf information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. Hikeset does not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. For example, business partners may be told how many customers in certain demographic groups visit the Website.
  • The Website may provide you with a link to an advertiser or other website so that you may get further information. If you link to the third party's site, such party may collect or receive information about you according to its stated policy.
  • Like other companies, the Website may link to other sites. In certain cases, the other website may collect information on people who click on the banner or link. In certain of the above situations, these third parties will receive your information because you will be visiting their websites or using their links and, in so doing, you may provide information directly to them. You therefore should refer to their privacy policies to understand how they handle your information and what kinds of choices you have.
  • Hikeset also may share your personal information with outside companies that perform services for us. For example, Hikeset may retain an outside company to manage a database containing certain visitor information or to create and distribute an email offering. In those situations, the outside party is performing work for Hikeset, and Hikeset takes appropriate steps designed to ensure your information is used only to provide the services requested, and not for other purposes.
  • Additionally, Hikeset may share account or other information when they believe it is necessary to comply with the law, court order, to protect Hikeset’s interests or property or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website and/or any service offered therein. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers or government agencies in connection with investigating reports of users sending material using a false email address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages or other issues related to fraud or government subpoenas, warrants and/or court orders. In the event that some or all of the business assets of Hikeset are sold or transferred, Hikeset will likely transfer the information about the Website users.
  • Hikeset uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to third parties Hikeset believes to be responsible. However, Hikeset is not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties which receive the information. Hikeset may also link to a wide variety of other websites. Hikeset is not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.

    Options Regarding the Use of Your Information

    If you do not want to receive emails from Hikeset, please write us at info@hikeset.com using the subject line "Opt Out." Additionally each email you receive from Hikeset will contain instructions for unsubscribing from the email list.

    Similarly if you would like Hikeset not to share your personally identifying information with other companies, you should contact us by writing to us at: Hikeset, 801 Brazos St, #1600, Austin, TX 78701.

    Securing Information

    Hikeset is committed to doing its best to maintain the security of information collected on the Website. To try to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, Hikeset has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information collected online. To the extent user information is maintained, it is located on a secured server behind a firewall; it is not directly connected to the internet. The firewall meets recognized industry standards.

    Your confidence in us is Hikeset’s highest priority. If you have any concerns about privacy and security that have not been answered in this policy, please contact us at the email address info@hikeset.com, or by writing to us at: Hikeset, 801 Brazos St, #1600, Austin, TX 78701.

    This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 18, 2015.