Privacy Policy

Effective Date The effective date of this privacy policy shall be January 28, 2019.

Your privacy is very important to us. We have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Our website address is: (HdV). is also part of

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, HdV collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HdV’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HdV’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HdV may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

HdV also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. HdV only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to HdV’s websites choose to interact with HdV in ways that require HdV to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that HdV gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive HdV updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, HdV collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HdV. HdV does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personallyidentifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

HdV may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, HdV may monitor the most popular pages on the and sites using HotJar or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. HdV may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HdV does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

HdV discloses potentially personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HdV’s behalf or to provide services available at HdV’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HdV’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HdV will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HdV discloses potentially personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HdV believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HdV, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an HdV website and have supplied your email address, HdV may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HdV and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

HdV takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HdV uses cookies to help HdV identify and track visitors, their usage of the HdV website, and their website access preferences. HdV visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HdV's websites, with the drawback that certain features of HdV’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If HdV or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HdV goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of HdV may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third Party Tracking

As a matter of transparency, we’ve decided to disclose to you whether third parties can acquire and track your personally identifiable information through our website. Google and other sites listed below can track you through this Site as we use their services for social media and infrastructure purposes. Google participates in the NIA opt-out program. You can visit this link to no longer be tracked by Google and Google properties such as Google Plus. You can also visit the following sites to read their privacy policies and how they track individuals across the web:

You can use programs such as Privacy Badger to further control the collection of information regarding you online.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HdV may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HdV’s sole discretion. HdV encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, please use the contact form for the Site. You can locate it by clicking the “Contact” link in the footer of the Site. Or you can email [email protected]

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