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HOWAYTE.COM ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY

Howayte.Com and its affiliate companies (collectively Howayte) respect the privacy of its online visitors and recognize the importance of providing a secure environment for them. We have adopted a company-wide online Privacy Policy that guides how we collect, store, and use the information you provide us. This Privacy Policy details how Howayte safeguards the privacy of its online visitors and does not apply to information that may be collected by Howayte offline. Please note that when you shop with us through affiliate or social media websites, this Privacy Policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities on, those other sites.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?

Howayte only collects personal information on a voluntary basis. If an online visitor submits information to Howayte, it will usually take the form of either: (1) the purchase of goods or services through our online stores, (2) product or account registration, (3) message boards or forums, (4) contest registrations, (5) a consumer complaint, (6) surveys, (7) customer service or technical support, and/or (8) newsletters. Personal information collected may include your name, home address, phone number, and/or email address. We do not require this information to gain access to our sites, however, you will not be able to utilize certain products, services, or features that require registration or receive materials such as newsletters unless such information is provided.

Visitors purchasing products or services may be required to provide additional information such as a valid credit card number, expiration date, and shipping and billing addresses.

Please note that, depending on the Howayte site that you are visiting, many of the activities listed above may not be available and, as such, personal information may not be collected.

WHAT OTHER TYPES OF INFORMATION MAY WE COLLECT?

For some activities, we may ask you to create a user name and password and/or to provide other, non-personal information such as your age, date of birth, gender, and/or game and platform preferences; and, combine such information with your personal information. In addition, your web browser or client software may transmit certain geographic information to Howayte. Howayte may use this information to generate aggregate statistics about our user community and may provide such information to advertisers and/or our partners. In addition, Howayte may use such information for security, system integrity (the prevention of hacking, scams, etc), or enforcement purposes. From time to time, we may also post customer testimonials that contain personally identifiable information on Howayte’s websites. However, we will obtain the customer’s consent to post these testimonials prior to publication in accordance with the applicable Howayte Terms of Use (TOU).

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

The personal information you provide Howayte will allow us to fulfill your order; alert you of new products or services, features, or enhancements; handle/route your customer service questions or issues; and/or notify you of upgrade opportunities, contests, promotions, or special events and offers. Howayte may enhance or merge the personal information collected at a Howayte site with data from third parties in order to update your contact information, perform market analysis, or improve our products, services, or systems. Howayte may also provide your personal information to other companies or organizations that offer products or services that may be of interest to you. In such cases, we will notify you that the information will be shared and provide you with an opportunity to opt-out.

Lastly, we may use your personal information for internal marketing, profiling, or demographic purposes, so we can adapt our products and services to better suit your needs. We do this to better understand and serve our customers.

Please be advised that personal information submitted by individuals acting solely in a business capacity (e.g., personal information contained in a job applicant’s resume) is not subject to the uses set forth above or to any other practices stated in this Privacy Policy.

WHAT TYPE OF COMMUNICATIONS MAY I RECEIVE?

SPECIAL OFFERS AND UPDATES

We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, and promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communication. Please see the “Choice” section below.

SERVICE-RELATED ACCOUNCEMENTS

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your user name and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email, telephone or through social media in accordance with your wishes.

WHO IS COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION?

When you are asked for information while on a Howayte site, you are sharing that information with Howayte, its parent, and its various affiliates and sister companies, unless specifically stated otherwise. As a result of this sharing, you may receive communication from any of Howayte’s affiliates. In addition, some services are provided in conjunction with partner companies. If your personal information is being collected by another company other than Howayte, you will be notified at the time the information is collected. If you do not want your information shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of information by not using that particular service or by not providing any information at that time.

Please be aware that we cannot control the activities of third parties to whom we provide data, and as such we cannot guarantee that they adhere to the same privacy and security procedures as Howayte.

Please be aware that advertisers or websites with links to and from our sites may collect personal information about you. And remember, this Privacy Policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities of, those other advertisers or websites.

WITH WHOM MAY YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BE SHARED?

Howayte may need to disclose your personal information to third party vendors to fulfill product orders or prizes, to process mailings, or to process, analyze, and/or store data on Howayte’s behalf. We will attempt to ensure that these entities do not use your personal information for any other purpose, and that they have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from us. These service providers may not use your personal information for their own marketing purposes.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if you are violating the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for a Howayte site or product, or may be causing injury to or interference (intentionally or unintentionally) with Howayte’s rights or property, other users of a Howayte site or product, or anyone else who could be harmed by your activities. We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities.

As with any business, your personal information is also an asset of Howayte and will become part of our normal business records. As such, we may also disclose your personal information to a third party if we decide to sell a line of business to that third party, so you can continue to receive service and information in connection with that line of business with as little disruption as possible. Similarly, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, your personal information may be transferred to Howayte’s successor or assigns.

Howayte sites may also have message boards, forums, and/or chat areas, where users can exchange ideas and communicate with one another. When posting to a message board, forum, or chat area, please be aware that this information is being made publicly available online and the user does so at his or her own risk. For certain forums, anyone posting or replying to a post may be doing so using their full first and last name with the option to also display the name of their primary geographic location and affiliation. If your personal information is posted on one of our community forums, you may contact us at info@Howayte.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE REGARDING THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Howayte allows you to control the way that we use personal identifying information that we might obtain. At the time you provide personal information, Howayte may give you the option of declining any future offers or information about new products, or services. In addition, many of the “mailings” Howayte may send you, such as newsletters, have procedures within them to cancel the receipt of any future mailings. Lastly, you may be given the opportunity to “opt-out” of certain features or functionality.

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

CHILDREN UNDER 13

Once a child states that his/her age is under 13, we do not collect or store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or email address. If you are under 13 years old, we ask that you please do not provide your information on our website.

NOTE TO PARENTS

We recognize a special obligation to protect personal information about young children. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when online. Teenagers under the age of 17 and over the age of 12 should encourage their parents to review this policy and to contact us if they would like to evoke our opt-out policy or to raise any concerns.

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND CLEAR GIFS AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

Cookies are a feature of your web browser that allows websites to transfer bits of information to your computer for record-keeping purposes. A cookie stored on your computer can be used to “remember” things like your password, or that you have already registered. This allows us to speed up your future activities, saving the time you would normally spend entering information such as your password or registration. In addition, Howayte may use cookies to retrieve user information for promotional, marketing, or security purposes.

Howayte and our third-party tracking service also employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. These clear gifs are not tied to personally identifiable information.

Our third-party tracking service uses cookies and clear gifs to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate. They capture usage and volume statistics to help improve our website. We have no access or control of these third-party tracking utilities.

We also use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. For this reason, these types of clear gifs are tied to personally identifiable information.

WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO CORRECT OR DELETE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You may update your personal information at any time by logging in and going to the “My Account” section of our website.

In some cases, we may not be able to delete your personal information and will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Please note that the deletion of your data will lead to the termination of your account and applicable services.

HOW SECURE IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Howayte has taken steps to assure that all information collected will remain secure and in its original form, i.e. free from any alteration. As such, access to all personal information is strictly controlled. When credit card information is transmitted, for example, we use industry standard, SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to assure that third parties to whom we transfer any data will provide sufficient protection of personal information. We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services.

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR COMPLAINT?

If you have any questions or wish to file a complaint, please feel free to email us at info@Howayte.com or send a letter addressed to Howayte.Com, Attention: Privacy Policy Administrator, at Shop:331, Road:117, Block:701 Tubli, Kingdom of Bahrain

By using this website, you signify your consent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting the change on this website and in this Privacy Policy. We may also send a notice to the email address associated with your account. Your continued use of the Howayte website will signify your acceptance of these changes.

Our plugins and add-ons are compatible with GDPR. Below are the common questions related to GDPR.

DO YOUR PLUGINS TRACK ANY DATA?

We do not track any user data via our plugins. But if our plugin depends on any third party service, they might track user data. This can happen in following two ways:

1. Embedded Widgets

Some of our plugins have features to integrate embedded widgets as is, from third party services (like Facebook Like, Facebook Recommend, Twitter Tweet official buttons). It is very likely that these widgets will become GDPR compliant before May 25th. Apart from this, you can include relevant text in the privacy policy of your website that we have mentioned below.

2. Third-party APIs/Connections

Our plugins send request to third party APIs via website-visitor’s web browser to fetch information (like social shares, social comment count). This request made by web browser may include IP address, which can then be seen by the third-party that it’s being requested from. This API request doesn’t include any personal data of the website user other than the IP address.  To make your users aware of this,  you can include relevant snippets in your website’s privacy policy.

Where is the data collected by your plugins stored?

We do not store any data fetched by our plugins on our servers, neither we share that data with any third party. Our plugins run absolutely on your website and store the data in the database of your website.

DO YOUR PLUGINS LOAD ANY EXTERNAL SCRIPTS?

As mentioned before, our plugins run absolutely from your website and hence load the scripts too from your website with exception of third-party embedded widgets (like Facebook Like/Recommend official button, Twitter tweet official button, Facebook Comments) which require our plugin to load scripts from the servers of relevant service. You can include relevant snippets in the Privacy Policy of your website stating how these services handle privacy of your users.

GDPR Privacy Policy Snippets

Below are a collection of snippets that you can include in your website’s privacy policy, depending on which plugin and features you are using.

Social Login

If you are using social login feature of our Super Socializer plugin, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We collect your public profile data only from your consent that you grant before initiating Social Login, from the social network used to login at our website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

Facebook Comments

If you are using Facebook Comments feature of any of our plugin, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We embed Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

GooglePlus Comments

If you are using GooglePlus Comments feature of any of our plugin, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use GooglePlus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using your GooglePlus account. From this interaction Google automatically collects and store certain information in server logs like IP address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Disqus Comments

If you are using Disqus Comments feature of any of our plugin, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use Disqus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using Disqus commenting system. Disqus may collect information about you when you register for and use the Service. Such information may include “Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that identifies you as an individual, such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, telephone number, username or account ID, and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that does not identify you as an individual. Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, information about your browser, your IP address, device ID, what pages you visit on our Partner Sites, which website you came from, what advertisements you clicked on, whether on our Partner Websites, the Service or other third party websites, and other information about your online activity that does not identify you as an individual, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy

Facebook Comments Moderation

If you are using our Facebook Comments Moderation add-on at your website and you have saved Facebook API Secret, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We collect the data related to the Facebook Comment you post, only from  your consent that you grant before posting Facebook Comment at our website. This data includes your Facebook account name, unique Facebook account identifier, unique identifier associated to the posted Facebook comment, unique open graph object identifier of the webpage at which you posted the comment, unique identifier associated to the parent comment if you reply to an existing comment. This data is used to show recent Facebook Comments made all over our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

Facebook Comments Notifier

If you are using our Facebook Comments Notifier add-on at your website, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We send the Facebook Comment you post, to page/post author and/or website administrator via automated email, only from your consent that you grant before posting Facebook Comment at our website. This data includes just the  Facebook comment posted by you.

Social Analytics for Sharing 

If you are using our Social Analytics for Sharing add-on at your website, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use Google Analytics to track social shares made at our website. Google automatically collect and store certain information in their server logs which includes device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Facebook Like, Facebook Recommend, Facebook Share official buttons

Facebook Like

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled any of these official buttons, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Twitter Tweet official button

Twitter Tweet

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled Twitter Tweet official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

GooglePlus, GooglePlus Share official buttons

GooglePlus Share

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled any of these official buttons, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use a GooglePlus widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share our webpages using your GooglePlus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Linkedin Share official button

Linkedin Share

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled Linkedin Share official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use a Linkedin Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Pinterest Save official button

Pinterest Save

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled Pinterest Save official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use Pinterest Save widget at our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Buffer official button

Buffer Share

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled Buffer official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use Buffer widget at our website to allow you to add our webpages to your Buffer account, which collects log data from your browser. This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain at which you are interacting with the widget, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://buffer.com/privacy

Xing Share official button

Xing Share

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled Xing Share official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use Xing Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Xing and this let Xing collate data about you automatically by means of tracking, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy

Reddit Badge official button

Reddit Badge

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled Reddit Badge official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use Reddit Badge widget at our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL and hardware settings, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy

StumbleUpon Badge official button

StumbleUpon

If you are using social sharing feature of our plugins and you have enabled StumbleUpon Badge official button, you can add following in the privacy policy of your website:

We use StumbleUpon Badge widget at our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. Log Data is a form of Non-Identifying Information, in accordance with their privacy policy: http://www.stumbleupon.com/privacy