PRIVACY POLICY

Happy Ernie operates the website (https://happyernie.com) and our in-house iOS apps on the Apple Store, which provides the SERVICE.

This page is used to inform our website visitors and mobile app users regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service, unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
By using our Service you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. As part of our Service we collect certain information in order to learn from our visitors and improve our services. Information may be provided directly by you or through your usage of our Service, including third party sites and advertising linked or accessed from our Service. Such information may be gathered in a number of ways and from many sources, including without limitation, from a membership account, sign-in, IP address, service usage and views to specific content, visits to linked third party sites and/or advertising, device-specific information (e.g. operating system, mobile network, related device identifiers, system activity, settings and the like), browser web storage and similar application data caches, cookies and other similar identifiers.

In order to provide a premiere level of service, Happy Ernie works with various third party vendors, partners, advertisers and other service providers in different industries and types of business. Except as otherwise prohibited by Internet privacy legislation, Happy Ernie reserves the right to share information it collects from our Service to its trusted partners. Happy Ernie may also share information if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary (i) to enforce the Terms of Service; (ii) to investigate, prevent or take action in connection with potential violations of the Terms of Service or any potentially fraudulent, threatening or illegal activities; (iii) to investigate, prevent or take action in connection with potential technical issues; (iv) to respond to claims that any such information violates the rights of others; (v) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Happy Ernie, its affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, suppliers and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents and/or users of or visitors of our Services, and the public; (vi) to respond to court orders, subpoenas or otherwise exercise Happy Ernie’s legal rights and/or defend against legal claims; and (vii) as otherwise required by any applicable law, regulation, or enforceable judicial, administrative or governmental request.

COOKIES
To enhance your experience on our Service, many of our web pages use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example registering using our Service. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our Service. For example, we may use cookies to personalise your experience on our web pages (e.g. to recognise you by name when you return to our site). We also may use cookies to offer you products and services.

Cookies save you time as they help us to remember who you are. Cookies help us to be more efficient. We can learn about what content is important to you and what is not. We can revise or remove web pages that are not of interest and focus our energies on content you want.

If you want to control which cookies you accept. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of our Service will not function properly if you have refused cookies.

Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.

How to see cookies that you have accepted. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server.

SECURITY
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS
On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. All natural persons whose personal data is processed by Happy Ernie within the territorial scope of the GDPR, are Data Subjects and entitled to certain rights. Depending on your location, we may provide you with the ability to access, download, and request deletion of your personal information. We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.

If you are a Data subject in the European Union, you have the following rights under GDPR, subject to certain exceptions:

Right of Access: You have the right to know whether personal data concerning you is being processed, and if so, the purpose of the processing, categories of data concerned, recipients to whom the data are disclosed and the legal basis for processing the personal data.

Right of Rectification or Erasure – “Right to be Forgotten”:When Happy Ernie holds personal data about you that is inaccurate, incomplete or no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, you have the right to ask Happy Ernie to rectify, complete, or erase the personal data.

Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to restrict processing of your personal data by asking Happy Ernie to limit what we do with it.

Right to Data Portability: You have the right to certain personal information Happy Ernie stores about you in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format for transfer to a third party of your choosing.

Right to Object to Automated decision-making: You have the right not to be subject to automated decision making where this has legal or other significant consequences, except where you have explicitly consented to this or where it is necessary for entering into or performing a contract.

Right to Withdraw Consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent allowing Happy Ernie to process your information at any time and prevent the processing of their data for direct electronic marketing purposes.

Exceptions: You can object to processing of your personal data under certain circumstances, unless there is a legitimate ground for processing the personal data, where you have explicitly granted consent, where it is necessary for entering into or performing a contract, or where Happy Ernie needs to process the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

To make a request under the GDPR, please contact us.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY AND USER OBLIGATION TO PROTECT INFORMATION
Happy Ernie is not responsible or liable for information it obtains about its users through the Service or which it shares pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy and its Terms of Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we do regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy and aim to protect our Service and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, copying, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. Some of the measures we may take include the periodic review of our information collection, storage and processing practices (including physical security measures) to guard against unauthorised access to systems and restricting access to personal information to those employees, contractors, partners and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations. While we reserve the right to take appropriate confidentiality and security measures, you should not have any expectation of privacy when using our Service or the Internet generally. Internet users may best protect their privacy through controlled disclosure of personal information. In order to keep their information private, users need to be careful what they submit, provide, disclose, review and look at online, including in connection with our Service. Should you wish to enhance your privacy, you may wish to explore higher security settings on your computer. You may also decide to set your browser to block cookies; however, please understand that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. If you are a parent, you may elect to use parental control settings on your device to prevent, limit or control access to the site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
By using our Service you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and to the terms of our Privacy Policy as set forth herein. We reserve the right to make changes to our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy at any time. It is your responsibility to periodically review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and be aware of our current terms, Happy Ernie’s rights and your responsibilities and duties in connection with protecting any information you wish to keep private or confidential. Unless otherwise specified, any changes shall be effective when they are posted, and your continued use of our Service following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

 
Effective February 9, 2019