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The Piggy Hub - Privacy Policy
Last Updated: 14.01.2014

Information Collected

The Piggy Hub and all The Piggy Hub products and services strictly adhere to the goals and guidelines put forth by regulatory oversight such as

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP – UK)
  • Good Practice Guidance for the Moderation of Interactive Services for Children – UK Home Office
  • The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA - USA)
  • The Center for Media Education (CME - USA)
  • The Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaux – USA
  • And any other organisations that provide for or advise as to online safety and privacy for children, households, parents and schools (“Users”)

The Piggy Hub recognises that privacy and online safety are important issues, so we design and operate our technology and services with our Users’ protection and privacy foremost in mind. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we gather when Users access The Piggy Hub's technology and services, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.

The Piggy Hub products do not automatically collect any personally identifying information. Our software products do not have the ability automatically to collect or monitor personally-identifiable information nor can they deliver software or computer code to Users’ machines. Therefore The Piggy Hub cannot serve as a delivery platform for Spyware, Adware or malicious programs of any kind.

The Piggy Hub collects limited usage information in connection with User logins and passwords in order to assess simultaneous use with respect to server resources and notification services. This information is kept strictly confidential and is never shared internally with non-essential staff and is never shared or sold to third-parties.

Personally identifying information includes images, The Piggy Hub is not liable for any images uploaded and tied to an account on The Piggy Hub. It is the account holder's resposibility to upload appropriate images at will.

In some cases such as social account connections and log in services, The Piggy Hub interfaces with Twitter and Facebook accounts, limited information and data such as a profile image and username will be collected in order for The Piggy Hub account to be valid. Facebook and Twitter require the registrant to be at least THIRTEEN years of age, The Piggy Hub are not liable for any unlawful use of the Facebook and Twitter if intergrated with The Piggy Hub connection, whether used via The Piggy Hub services or Social Login via Twitter or Facebook.

As part of our subscription and registration process, Users are asked voluntarily to submit limited personal information in order to create an account (typically name, age, email address, phone number, payment information and unique password). The Piggy Hub will use that information only to provide the service and will never sell or license the information to third parties. When we ask for information in connection with services for which Users register, we will always inform them about the types of information we collect and how we use it.

Where payment is processed via credit card, credit card numbers are not retained on our database.

Further, The Piggy Hub will never sell or market directly to minors and will always seek parental or teacher consent whenever a child attempts to purchase a The Piggy Hub product or provide personally-identifiable information to the company.

For each visitor on The Piggy Hub we collect statistical information for spectation and general interest of the popular sources of traffic (unidentifiable), we collect information such as:

  • Geographical details of the visitor, amount of time the visitor has browsed our website, ip (internet provider) address, type of browser, operating system.

Your email address is used for your benefit within the The Piggy Hub service, in elements such as alerts and updates sent out by The Piggy Hub, whether automated or as part of a sitewide email campaign. We may use this information:

  • To provide you with information relating to our website, products or our services that you request from us.
  • To notify you via mail, email or telephone about any changes to our website, including improvements, and service or product changes that may affect your account or user experience.
  • Contact you for any reason regarding your The Piggy Hub account and account status.
  • To notify you of any offers from partners and advertisers.

We will always take all reasonable precautions to make sure that your data remains secure and is handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Data that is provided to us is stored on servers located in England, United Kingdom, and is manage and maintained by a reputable web hosting company. Payment used throughout our site is via third party payment processors (such as Paypal), you or your clients have full responsibility of the actions and information that you or your clients may input into those third party tools, The Piggy Hub have no connection with the actions of third party sites and will not have involvement in any disputes unless in cases to provide evidence of fraudulent activity.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you, or you have amended a password so that you can access your account within The Piggy Hub, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

The Piggy Hub integrates a third party advertising system, in which adverts are rotated and populated on The Piggy Hub itself. The Piggy Hub does not directly contribute to any data collection for this third party advertising system, from pages and sites that you visit, therefore we do not take responsibility for data and activity logs that may reside with the third party advertising system.

The Piggy Hub is not liable for any adverts populated on the site, as a third party advertising system generates, rotates and populates the adverts.

Cookies

Cookies are not currently used within The Piggy Hub, however, a third party advertising services may use cookies to collect data relating to activity.
Other advertisers may use cookies on their website(s). This is out of our control. Please review the privacy policy of any advertiser derived from this site in a form of an advert or link that you visit.

Disclosing Your Information

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any).
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:
  • Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
  • Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
  • To assist fraud reduction and minimise credit risks.

Websites linked in with The Piggy Hub should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever

Access to Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives all individuals the right to access personal information that is held about them. We welcome requests for copies of information that we have stored about you, request fee's will apply to cover the administration costs (£25).

Information Sharing

The Piggy Hub's technology products and services do not have the ability to collect or monitor a User’s name, physical address, email address, phone number or other sensitive and private information such as passwords, credit card numbers or the like, whether or not they’re stored on User machines. If The Piggy Hub asks a User to register for an account in connection with our services, The Piggy Hub will request that he or she provide the essential information needed to set up service and communicate with the User – at their option – about improvements or enhancements to the service. The Piggy Hub will use that information only to provide the service and under no circumstances will we sell or license the information to third parties.

Special Offers, Updates and Newsletters

If a User wishes to subscribe to our newsletter(s), The Piggy Hub will use his or her name and email address to send the newsletter. Out of respect for privacy, we provide a simple way to unsubscribe. Service-Related Announcements The Piggy Hub will send Users 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 an informational email.

Legal

The Piggy Hub reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information should it be required by law and, in the rare case, when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

Changes to This Policy

The Piggy Hub constantly strives to provide the best products and services. As new products are released and changes to existing products are made, The Piggy Hub reserves the right to amend this The Piggy Hub Privacy Policy at any time. We expect most changes to be minor, but there may sometimes be changes that are more significant. We will always post any changes to our privacy policy on this page.

Contact Us about Privacy

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or our software and website practices, please contact us at [email protected]