HNOnline or third parties may collect information from our users at several different points on HNOnline.
In the event HNOnline goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, HNOnline may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on HNOnline or affiliates. If we're going to turn over information related to you, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide you with advance notice, unless we are prohibited from doing so by law or court order.
HNOnline has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal. Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.
If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at legal [at] hnonline[dot] com. We will work with you to address any problems.
Welcome to HNOnline! By using HNOnline (including by simply viewing content on HNOnline .us(the “Site”), you are agreeing that you, and each person you allow to access HNOnline through your account, will abide by the terms of the following User Agreement, which is summarized here, and set forth in its entirety below. This User Agreement is between you and HNOnline (“We” or the “Company”), and it governs your access to and use of the services, websites, and applications offered by HNOnline (the "Service"). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with this agreement.
You own the content that you create on HNOnline, however HNOnline may distribute or use that content in a variety of ways. Examples include:
You may see advertising in and around HNOnline. In each of these cases, we aim to respect your copyright and privacy and ensure you have an uncluttered experience. Examples include:
We do our best to protect your personal information, and store it only as long as necessary. We do reserve the right to reveal your personal information if the law requires us to.
HNOnline respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users and contributors to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement where necessary.
Eligibility: You may use our Services only if you can form a binding contract with HNOnline in compliance with the Agreement. In order to become a “Registered User” (by creating an account), HNOnline requires an individual to be at least eighteen (18) years old and not have a previous account terminated by HNOnline or otherwise have had his or her access to the Services terminated by HNOnline . It is a violation of the Agreement to provide false or misleading information to HNOnline in connection with the creation of an account. If you would like to report an account registered for a minor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. User Responsibilities: You are solely responsible for your use of our Service, for any Content you submit to us, any interactions with other HNOnline users, and for any consequences thereof. Content you submit will be viewable by other users of the Service and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms, and that does not violate any third-party’s rights of any kind, including without limitation, any intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or publicity rights. Unless provided otherwise under a separate agreement with HNOnline, you agree to abide by the Content Guidelines located here: Content Guidelines. HNOnline reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any Content that HNOnline in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to, violations of these Terms or Content Guidelines . HNOnline reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users. HNOnline shall have no liability for your interactions with other users, or for any user’s action or inaction. User Conduct: In exchange for your being able to use the Services, you agree to be bound by the following obligations: 1. Registration.
2. No Changes to the Software/Prohibited Uses. You may not and may not allow any third party to:
3. Usage Rules. You agree that your use of and conduct on the Service (including any forum, message board, chat or other communication feature), and your User Contributed Content shall be lawful and will not:
4. You agree that you shall be responsible for any consequences (including a responsibility to indemnify the Company for damages it may suffer) arising in the event that any use of and conduct on the Service (including any forum, message board, chat or other communication feature), and your User Contributed Content:
5. The Company does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in User Contributed Content or external sites that may be linked to or from a Company product or its forum and, therefore, the Company specifically disclaims any responsibility with regard thereto. 6. The Service may contain or deliver advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We are not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser's or sponsor's materials.
User License: You retain your rights to any Content you submit to or through the Service. By posting any Content on the Service, however, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to and do grant, to HNOnline a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and HNOnline’s (and its successors, assignees, or affiliates) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats, whether now known or hereafter developed, and through any media channels or search engines for commercial and noncommercial purposes alike. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms. Such additional uses by HNOnline, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with or use HNOnline, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service. We may add or insert affiliate and partner code into Content that you submit. We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or Third Party Services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those Third Party Services' privacy policies. Site License: All right, title, and interest in and to the Service (excluding Content provided by users) shall remain the exclusive property of HNOnline and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the HNOnline name or any of the HNOnline trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding HNOnline, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you. Subject to your acceptance of these Terms, HNOnline grants you a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Service for your personal, noncommercial (i.e. you may not use the Service to provide or serve or permit others to provide or serve ads or contests or sweepstakes) use only and as permitted by the features of the Service. HNOnline reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Service and the HNOnline Content. HNOnline reserves the right to terminate your license to use the Service at any time and for any reason or in the future to charge for commercial usage.
We care about the privacy of our users. You understand that by using the Service you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personally identifiable information