Privacy Policy for Hyvor Talk

Last Updated: 1st of July 2020

Introduction

This article covers how we collect and use the information you enter at Hyvor Talk.

Hyvor Talk, (us, we, our), operates the https://talk.hyvor.com website and provides commenting platform for websites.

Important! All and any information stored at Hyvor Talk is treated as strictly confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by qualified and authorized personnel only. We will not share any of your data with any third-party system.

In comments, users may link to other websites that Hyvor does not operate. Please review each of their privacy policies if you visit those links.

Information you provide to us when using Hyvor Talk

Note: Signup information (user data) is collected at Hyvor Auth, please refer to this to see how we use your signup information. Your Hyvor account will be used at all the services at Hyvor including Hyvor Talk.

1. Website Information

When webmasters add their website (example.com) to Hyvor Talk, we will ask them for the following information.

  1. Website Name: A name to identify their website.
  2. Website Domains: One or more domains that they wish to use Hyvor Talk.

2. Payment Information

For all the types of payments done when subscribing to paid plans, we use the secure service from paddle.com. Therefore, we will not be saving any credit card information, Paypal IDs, etc.

3. Guest Commenting

When visitors comment as a guest at Hyvor Talk, you will need to enter some information. The privacy policy for guest commenting is written here.

4. Single Sign-on

When setting up Single sign-on, the data you provide (name, picture, and email) of the user will be saved in our database. The name and picture will be used in comments. The email is only used to send email notifications to the user.

Website owner can request us to delete all the SSO information at any time.

Information we collect from client websites

A client website is a website that uses Hyvor Talk. The information we collect from those websites are minimal and listed here.

  • Webpage URL - Used in the console and emails
  • Webpage Identifier - Used to identify each webpage uniquely.
  • User's visit time
  • User's read status - whether the user scrolled down to read the comments or not.

Hyvor Talk does not place any tracking, advertising, affiliate, or any third-party codes on client websites. All of the above data is collected by our system.

When commenting on websites

When someone publish a comment (guest, hyvor, or SSO) on a website, the current IP address of the user will be saved. It is used to ban spammers by IP address when needed.

Information we collect when you use our website

These data will be collected automatically when using the following types of pages in Hyvor Talk.

  • Landing Pages
  • Console - Where webmasters moderate comments
  • Home - Where users see their comments

We may collect information about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies Usage

  • authsess - Used to save the login state across all subdomains of hyvor.com. This is set by auth.hyvor.com when logging in.
  • talksess - Used to save reaction status and guest commenting data. This cookie is only used at talk.hyvor.com.

Data Security

We use HTTPS/TLS encryption to protect data transferred between you and our site. All of your data is stored safely on our databases and always backed up on external servers that we own. Therefore, we guarantee the safety of your stored data. However, the data transferred through the internet is not always completely safe. You are responsible for taking appropriate actions to secure your account.

Emails

1. Administrative Emails

We will let you know about your account, security, policy, and service updates through email. You cannot unsubscribe from these emails.

2. Non-administrative Emails

Non-administrative emails include the following.

  • Personal emails such as comment replies, mentions, etc.
  • Email updates for webmasters
  • Other automated emails

You can unsubscribe from these emails anytime by visiting the "unsubscribe" or "change email settings" link at the bottom of each email.

Service Providers

All the service providers mentioned here are only used in our website (landing pages, console, etc.) and never used in client websites that use Hyvor Talk

Web Analytics: Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. We Google Analytics to analyze the use of our Service.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Live Chat: Tidio

We would like to help you and all visitors of our website with questions as quickly as possible. For this purpose we use the Tidio Chat from Tidio Ltd. (UK) and Tidio LLC (USA), which you can click at any time on the bottom right of each page and get in touch with us.

To use this chat, we have to integrate an external JavaScript into our page. This allows the service provider to access information that your browser reveals.

Tidio's privacy policy can be found here: https://www.tidiochat.com/en/privacy-policy

If you don't need this chat, we recommend the browser plugin Ghostery, which can block the Tidio chat.

Merchant of Record: Paddle

Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns. Paddle is operated by Paddle.com Market Ltd., 15 Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN London, United Kingdom and Paddle Payments Ltd, Core B, Block 71, The Plaza, Park West, Dublin 12, Ireland.

Further information about handling user data can be found in Paddle's privacy policy at https://paddle.com/privacy.

We may update this privacy policy page from time to time. The last update time is shown at the top of this document. Any major updates to our privacy policy will be notified to all the users via email and through the website.

Contacting Hyvor Talk

Email: [email protected]