Privacy Policy

Date of Last Revision: March 5, 2015.

Happy TV’s Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using Happy TV, located at www.happy-tv.org and its directly associated domains (collectively, “Happy TV”, the “Site” or the “Website”)

By using or accessing Happy TV, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy staff at [email protected]

The Information We Collect

When you visit Happy TV you provide us personal information and User Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.

When you register with Happy TV, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

When you enter Happy TV, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Happy TV visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Happy TV. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

When you use Happy TV, you may set up your personal profile, send messages, perform searches and queries, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

You post User Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Happy TV is a violation of the Happy TVTerms of Use and should be reported to [email protected]

If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. Happy TV stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at [email protected] to request that we remove this information from our database.

Happy TV may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the Happy TV service through the operation of the service (e.g., photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.

By using Happy TV, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Age Restrictions

Happy TV does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 21 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 21, please do not attempt to register for Happy TV or send any information about yourself to us, including our name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 21 may provide any personal information to or on Happy TV. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under age 21, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under 21, please contact us at [email protected]

Use of Information Obtained by Happy TV

When you register with Happy TV, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on Happy TV. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Happy TV that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by Happy TV primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it, other Happy TV users may be able to supplement your profile.

Profile information you submit to Happy TV will be available to users of Happy TV who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings. Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the Happy TV network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines.

Happy TV may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.

Happy TV may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a video or movie and personalizing advertisements and promotions. We believe this benefits you. For example, if you put a favorite movie in your profile, we might serve you an
advertisement highlighting a screening of a similar one in your town. But we don’t tell the movie company who you are.

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, Happy TV Platform Developers and other users of Happy TV, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Happy TVshares your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example,we may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Happy TV, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Happy TV-specified purposes.

Links

Happy TV may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other Websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Happy TV.

Third Party Advertising

Advertisements that appear on Happy TV are sometimes delivered (or “served”) directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and “web beacons” (also known as “1×1 gifs”) to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Happy TV does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on Happy TV unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Happy TV and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on Happy TV is readily available through the administration editing tools. Happy TV users may modify or delete any of their video submissions at any time by sending an email to [email protected] Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their Happy TV video submissions may do so by sending an email to [email protected]. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of Happy TV.

Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on Happy TV, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another Happy TV user) you generally cannot remove such communications.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of Happy TV, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]