Privacy Policy


Effective Date: January 1, 2018

Thanks for visiting Habitu8's website. We understand that holding on to your private information is a serious responsibility, and we want you to know how we're handling it.

The short version

We collect your information only with your consent; we only collect the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with us; we don't sell it to third parties; and we only use it as this Privacy Statement describes.

Of course, the short version doesn't tell you everything, so please read on for more details!

What information Habitu8 collects and why

Information from website browsers

If you're just browsing the website, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether or not they sign up for our newsletter or our demo.

The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested, and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Why do we collect this?

We collect this information to better understand how our website visitors use our site, and to monitor and protect the security of the website.

Information from users with accounts

If you subscribe to our newsletter or register for a demo, we require some basic information at the time of signup. We will ask for your email address (which will be your account name for our demo), and we will also ask you for your first and last name. You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include "User Personal Information."

"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or her. Information such as a user name and password, an email address, a real name, a company name, professional title, or a profile picture are examples of “User Personal Information.”

User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, improve, and optimize our website and service.

Why do we collect this?

  • We need your User Personal Information to create your account, and to provide the services you request.
  • We use your User Personal Information, specifically your user name, to identify you on the Habitu8 demo.
  • We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you've said that's okay, and only for the reasons you’ve said that’s okay.
  • We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement. If we need to use your User Personal Information for other purposes, we will ask your permission first.

What information Habitu8 does *not* collect

We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information.

If you're a child under the age of 13, you may not subscribe to our newsletter nor may you register for a demo account. Habitu8 does not knowingly collect information from or direct any of our content specifically to children under 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that you are a person who is under the age of 13, we will unfortunately have to close your account and/or unsubscribe you.

How we share the information we collect

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.

We do not disclose User Personal Information outside Habitu8.

We do not host advertising on our website. We may occasionally embed content from third party sites, such as YouTube or Wistia, and that content may include ads. While we try to minimize the amount of ads our embedded content contains, we can't always control what third parties show.

We may share User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have requested.

We may share User Personal Information with a limited number of third-party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service, and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to our own Privacy Statement. Our vendors perform services such as payment processing, customer support ticketing, network data transmission, and other similar services.

We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information. The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Statement.

Our use of cookies and tracking

Cookies

Habitu8 uses cookies to make interactions with our service easy and meaningful. We use cookies (and similar technologies, like HTML5 localStorage) to keep you logged in, remember your preferences, and provide information for future development of our services.

A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting Habitu8; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies Habitu8 sets are essential for the operation of the website, or are used for performance or functionality. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device. If you disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies, you will not be able to log in or use Habitu8's services.

Google Analytics AND other Tracking

We use tools such as HubSpot, Google Analytics, and Segment as third party tracking services. We use these services to collect information about how our website performs and how our users navigate through the site. For example, we track which of our videos are getting the most views, and how users access the resources on our site.

For example, when we send our email newsletter, we may include "campaign tracking" parameters in the links that we include in the email. This allows us to see which newsletter links people are responding to the most.

How Habitu8 secures your information

Habitu8 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Habitu8's global privacy practices

Information that we collect will be stored and processed in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement. However, we understand that we have users from different countries and regions with different privacy expectations, and we try to meet those needs.

We provide the same standard of privacy protection to all our users around the world, regardless of their country of origin or location, and we are proud of the levels of notice, choice, accountability, security, data integrity, access, and recourse we provide. We require that if our vendors or affiliates have access to User Personal Information, they must comply with our privacy policies and with applicable data privacy laws.

In particular:

  • Habitu8 provides clear methods of unambiguous, informed consent at the time of data collection, when we do collect your personal data.
  • We collect only the minimum amount of personal data necessary, unless you choose to provide more. We encourage you to only give us the amount of data you are comfortable sharing.

Resolving Complaints

If you have concerns or questions about the way Habitu8 is handling your User Personal Information, please let us know immediately. We want to help. You may contact us by emailing us directly at privacy@habitu8.io with the subject line "Privacy Concerns." We will respond within 45 days at the latest.

How we respond to compelled disclosure

Habitu8 may disclose personally-identifying information or other information we collect about you to law enforcement in response to a valid subpoena, court order, warrant, or similar government order, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.

In complying with court orders and similar legal processes, Habitu8 strives for transparency. When permitted, we will make a reasonable effort to notify users of any disclosure of their information, unless we are prohibited by law or court order from doing so, or in rare, exigent circumstances.

How we communicate with you

We will use your email address to communicate with you, if you've said that's okay, and only for the reasons you’ve said that’s okay. You may manage your communication preferences at any time.

Changes to our Privacy Statement

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Habitu8 may change our Privacy Statement from time to time. We will provide notification to Users of material changes to this Privacy Statement through our Website at least 30 days prior to the change taking effect by posting a notice on our home page. For changes to this Privacy Statement that do not affect your rights, we encourage visitors to check this page frequently.