We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.
Recent updates include compliance with GDPR and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) policies.
What Is Personal Information?
We collect information you provide to us which includes: “Personal information” meaning information that specifically identifies an individual (you) (such as a name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) or information about that individual (you) that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information may include “aggregate” information, such as data about the use of the Site or about a group or category of users where individual identities are removed. This Policy does not restrict our collection and use of aggregate information.
What Personal Information Do We Collect? Active Collection (automatic). We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you create an account or profile, send us an email, order services, pay for services, provide or request information, or post reviews, comments, or other content on the Site. The information we collect may include personal information, such as your name, user name, email address, social network information, credit or debit card information, and demographic information. From time-to-time, we may collect personal information that you provide by participating in surveys, promotional offers, your interactions with us and our advertising, or other similar activities.
Passive Collection. When you use the Site, some information may also be automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, browser type, the address of a referring Web site, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.
We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies”, web beacons or other technologies, including ad data (such as information on the availability and delivery of ads, the site URL, as well as the date and time).
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a Web site. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the site or in emails relating to the Site to collect certain information and monitor user activity. We use these tools to help us improve the Site and your experience. If we link cookies or beacon data to any personally identifying information, we will treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, choosing to remove or reject cookies could affect or disable certain features of the Site.
HieronyVision uses anonymized internet-based audience data from Google’s DoubleClick cookie to gauge the demographics of visitors in order to improve recommendations and features. Google users may opt-out of this program by updating the ad settings for their account. MMC does not store personally- identifiable information in this way, nor does it provide this data to any third party.
How Do We Use The Personal Information We Collect?
We use personal information collected through the Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere within the Site. For example, we may use personal information we collect:
- to provide the Site or information you request, and to process and complete any related transactions
- to request feedback from you or contact you about your use of the Site to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests, complaints, or otherwise provide customer service;
- to monitor and analyze Site usage and trends, to personalize and improve the Site and your experiences with it, such as content or features that match your profile or interests, and to increase the Site’s functionality and ease of use
- to provide you with news and information about events, activities, offers, promotions, products, and services that may be of interest to you
- to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and
administrative messages, and otherwise facilitate your use and
enjoyment of the Site
- to notify you about important changes to the Site
We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries. By using the Site, you consent to the transfer, processing, and use of your personal information in the United States.
Please see the “Your Choices” section of this Privacy Ploy to learn how to set or change your communications preferences.
What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share your personal information with others except as described in this Policy or within the Site and in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is reasonably necessary to offer the Site, legally required, or permitted by you. For example, we may use third parties to facilitate our business to host the Site at a co-location or cloud-based server facility, to authenticate and secure your account, to send out email updates about the Site, to process payments for the Site, or to provide links to related content. In connection with these business operations we may provide certain personal information to such service providers for limited time and purpose.
Where we use third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technological protections that limit the use and access of that information to official HieronyVision-specified purposes. We do reserve the right to transfer your personal information to a successor in interest in the event of a corporate transaction that changes the ownership of MMC or substantially all of its assets.
You understand that when you use the Site, information you post in your profile, film reviews, and other interactive areas of the Site, as well as any information you share or permit us to share through the Site or via third-party services like Facebook or Twitter, will be available to other users and in some cases may be publicly available. We recommend you be cautious about giving out sensitive personal information to others or sharing personal information in public online forums.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly or indirectly to any third parties. We encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing personal information to any such parties.
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What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against interception or other misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your login information confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your login information. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.
How Is My Email Address Used for Marketing Communications?
After you create an account with HieronyVision or agree to subscribe to our email marketing communications, you will receive information we believe that will be of use and interest to you, such as offers, promotions, product updates and notices about HieronyVision services. You may opt out of receiving these marketing email communications at any time.
What Choices Do You Have Regarding The Use Of Your Information?
You may opt out of receiving marketing or promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. You may also opt out of such marketing emails by emailing us at email@example.com. Finally, you may manage your email preferences by going to the Edit Email Preferences page in your Account section. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your account or our ongoing business relations.
We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. These measures are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risks of processing your personal information. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
You must be at least 18 years of age or older to subscribe to the HV service. Minors may only use the service with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice applies to California consumers and supplements the Privacy Statement.
Personal Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“CCPA personal information”). We have collected the following categories of CCPA personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
Identifiers: “Identifiers” covers a broad range of information, including things like name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and IP address. We collect some CCPA personal information that falls into this category. For example, for streaming subscribers we’re going to have an email address, payment information (like a credit card), and for DVD customers we’re going to have a postal address. We collect IP addresses, identifiers from the devices you use to connect, and characteristics about the networks you use when you connect to our service online. These sorts of identifiers are connected to your HV account. There are also identifiers we use for purposes like advertising (resettable device identifiers, third party advertising cookies on our website) that we do not associate with your account, but that can be used to reach you with promotional messages on other websites and applications.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: This covers a broad range of information like race, sex, marital status, among other protected classes. We will collect this sort of information about you if you choose to participate in our optional research surveys, or other research activity such as an in person interview or panel. We do not collect this information when you register for the HV service.
Commercial information: This includes information about products or services considered, obtained or purchased.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: Our streaming and DVD services are online services, so we collect CCPA personal information in this category, like your interactions with our service.
Geolocation data: Our streaming and DVD applications don’t collect precise geolocation data from GPS sensors. However, we do collect IP addresses from which we can determine your general location.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information: We may collect photos, audio and/or video of you in certain circumstances. For example if you contact customer service, we may record the call (voice recording).
Uses of CCPA personal information
We use categories of CCPA personal information listed above for the purposes noted in the Use of Information section of our Privacy Statement. For ease of reference, we repeat that section below:
We use personal information to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use such information to:
- determine your general geographic location, provide localized content, provide you with customized and personalized viewing recommendations for movies and TV shows we think will be of interest to you, determine your Internet service provider, and help us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests;
- to coordinate with Partners on making the HV service available to members and providing information to non members about the availability of the HV service, based on the specific relationship you have with the Partner;
- prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including fraud, and to enforce our terms (such as determining free trial eligibility);
- analyze and understand our audience, improve our service (including our user interface experiences) and optimize content selection, recommendation algorithms and delivery;
- communicate with you concerning our service so that we can send you news about HV, details about new features and content available on HV, special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys, and to assist you with operational requests such as password reset requests. These communications may be by various methods, such as email, push notifications, text message, online messaging channels, and matched identifier communications (described below). Please see the “Your Choices” section of this Privacy Statement to learn how to set or change your communications preferences.
Categories of CCPA personal information disclosed for a business purpose
We disclose the categories of CCPA personal information listed below for business purposes. (Please see the Disclosure of Information section of our Privacy Statement for additional details that may be of interest to you.)
Identifiers: We may disclose identifiers for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: We may disclose these types of characteristics for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Commercial information: We may disclose commercial information for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: We may disclose these types of information for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Geolocation data: We may disclose geolocation data for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information: We may disclose these types of information for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: Service Providers, Partners, an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger, law enforcement, courts, governments and regulatory agencies.
Inferences: We may disclose these types of data for business purposes with the following categories of third parties: an entity engaged in a business transfer/merger.
Sources of CCPA personal information
We explain our sources of information in the Collection of Information section of our Privacy Statement. (Please see that section for more information that may be of interest to you.) For ease of reference, in regard to CCPA personal information these are:
You (the consumer) when you provide us CCPA personal information directly, and when we collect it automatically based on your interactions with us (for example, through your computer or other HV capable device you use to access our service (such as gaming systems, smart TVs, mobile devices, set top boxes, and other streaming media devices);
Partners (other companies with whom you have a relationship). These Partners might include (depending on what services you use): your TV or Internet service provider, or other streaming media device providers who make our service available on their device; mobile phone carriers or other companies who provide services to you and collect payment for the HV service for distribution to us; and voice assistant platform providers who enable interaction with our service via voice commands; and
Other sources: service providers who support our business including security and payment service providers, and publicly-available sources, specifically, public posts on social media platforms and information about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) used by members to access HV through public databases associating IP addresses with ISPs.
Your rights under the CCPA
You have the right to request that we disclose: what categories and specific pieces of CCPA personal information have been collected about you; the categories of sources from which CCPA personal information are collected; our business or commercial purpose for collecting, using, or disclosing CCPA personal information; the categories of third parties with whom we share CCPA personal information; the categories of CCPA personal information we have disclosed about you for a business purpose.
We do not sell personal information.
You have a right to receive a copy of the specific CCPA personal information we have collected about you.
You have a right to deletion of your CCPA personal information, subject to exceptions under the CCPA.
You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising any of your CCPA rights. We will not discriminate against you based on your exercise of any of your CCPA rights.
You can assert these rights only where we receive a verified request from you. For information on how to exercise your rights, please see the Your Information and Rights section above.
If you are a consumer under the CCPA and wish to contact us through an authorized agent, the authorized agent can submit a request on your behalf at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a statement signed by you certifying that the agent is authorized to act on your behalf. In order to verify the request and your identity, we may ask you to verify your identity. For more information about how to access your information, including our verification process, please contact us at: email@example.com
If you do not own an HV account, we may not be able to respond to requests to exercise rights under CCPA, including the right to know or delete CCPA personal information. Because we only collect limited information about individuals without an account, we are unable to verify requests from non-accountholders to the standard required by the CCPA.
If you have any additional questions about this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated March 1, 2021