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The HipEcuador.com web site [the "Site"] is operated and wholly-owned by HIPEcuador™ , located at Robles 513 y Reina Victoria , Quito , Ecuador . We can be reached by e-mail at info@hipecuador.com.

How HipEcuador™ uses information provided by you
This Site does not collect personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. HipEcuador.com only collects personal information from our online visitors during [
1] contests and sweepstakes; [2] registration for specific activities [for example, bulletin boards or e-mail newsletters] or membership on our Site; [3] marketing surveys; and/or [4] during customer support or technical service requests. We do not require personal information to gain access to the Site, however you will not be able to access areas that require registration without disclosing personally identifiable information.

Information collected may include your name, address, phone number, and email address.

A user's personally identifying information will not be sold or rented to any other party without prior consent.

HipEcuador.com provides its users the opportunity to receive promotional information from it, its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as third party vendors. Such vendors include businesses offering special travel services and discounts. In such instances, HipEcuador™ will always provide an opt-in function when users submit personally identifiable information for such site activities as bulletin boards, newsletters, surveys, contests, sweepstakes, etc. You will not receive unsolicited emails from us or from third parties unless you specifically give us permission to do so via the opt-in function. You can tell us not to share this information at any time by e-mail us at info@hipecuador.com.

In addition to the uses described above, a user's personally identifying information may be used by HipEcuador's, its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates for editorial or quality control purposes. HipEcuador.com may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to [
a] conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on HipEcuador.com or the Site; [b] protect and defend the rights or property of HipEcuador.com, the Site or the users of HipEcuador.com, and [c] act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety or users of HipEcuador.com, the Site or the public.

If we desire to use your information for purposes not disclosed, we will announce such a plan and ask you to "opt in." If you wanted to share your personal information, you would have to respond. In the absence of such a response, your information would not be disclosed for the new purpose.

If you have any concerns about the above, feel free to e-mail us at info@hipecuador.com.

HipEcuador.com users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (such as an e-mail address) within the body of a post on the bulletin boards, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, we collect anonymous aggregated Site usage data on HipEcuador.com for statistical purposes, and we often provide it to third parties as a measure of the popularity of our Site.

Whatever the purpose may be, we will only collect information to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives.
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Hyperlinks
This Site, including the HipEcuador.com newsletter, contains hyperlinks to other sites. These hyperlinks include links from advertisers, vendors of products and services referenced on the Site, and other third parties. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement, or a promotion by a third party, or to purchase software products from a third-party vendor, the "click" takes you off the Site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.
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Merchandise/co-branded sites
HipEcuador.com has links to the websites of other companies to allow you to purchase merchandise. Separate companies with whom we have partnered run these sites. For some transactions HipEcuador.com may receive a commission for any purchases you make on partner sites. We do not provide personal information to our merchandise partners however our partners will let us know what you purchased on their sites.

Each partner site has its own privacy policy on gathering information from you. You may wish to check this policy before giving out personal information. HipEcuador.com does not control how a partner gathers its site or how they may use it.
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Advertising services
HipEcuador.com provides ads to our site. Viewing ads will cause a cookie to be set in your browser. No personal information such as name or email address is tracked in these cookies. Each advertiser has a privacy policy on its site which you should review if you have any questions or concerns.
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Cookies and I.P. addresses
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. HipEcuador.com places cookies in the browser files of a HipEcuador.com user's computer, and these cookies either enable certain site functions, such as the bulletin boards, or allow for the anonymous aggregation of user activity on the HipEcuador.com Site for statistical purposes. The cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifying information although some can enable HipEcuador.com to relate a user's use of HipEcuador.com to information that the user has specifically and knowingly provided to HipEcuador.com. Any personally identifying information associated with such cookies will be subject to the provisions outlined above. HipEcuador.com publishes advertiser banners and badges containing links to advertiser Web sites, engages in e-commerce affiliate programs with companies, directs users seeking to purchase software products to third-party vendors, and provides hyperlinks to other Web sites for editorial purposes. If you view these banners and badges, or link to any of these sites, you also may get cookies from them. HipEcuador.com does not control these cookies and these cookies are not subject to this policy. The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry, and we encourage you to read the privacy policy of any Web site that issues you a cookie. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some portions of HipEcuador.com will not function properly if you do so.
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Age of users
No information should be submitted or posted on this Site by children under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.
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Parents
We encourage you to get involved with your children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, HipEcuador.com does not knowingly collect or provide any personally identifying information of children under 13 years of age for any purpose whatsoever. HipEcuador.com may, however, collect certain personally identifiable information to protect the integrity of the Site and the safety of children under 13 using the Site. In the event HipEcuador.com collects such information, it will be deleted from the HipEcuador.com systems as soon as possible. We do not knowingly use any information collected from users under 13 years of age for any marketing or promotional purpose or for member directories. You should be aware that anonymous aggregated data is sometimes provided to our advertisers for statistical purposes described above. Finally, you should be aware that if your child voluntarily discloses his or her name, e-mail address, etc. on various bulletin boards or chat areas, such disclosure may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should discourage your child from doing so.

If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at the above e-mail address.
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Security policy
The importance of security for all personal information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by the Site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination.
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Assignment
HipEcuador™ may change its ownership or corporate organization while providing the Site and services. As a result, please be aware that HipEcuador™ may transfer your information to another company that is affiliated with HipEcuador™ or with which HipEcuador™ has merged.
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Changes
As our Site continues to develop, we may add new services and features to our Site. In the event that these additions affect our Security and Privacy Policy, this document will be updated appropriately. We recommend that you read this Security and Privacy Policy each time you use the Site in case you missed our notice of changes to the Security and Privacy Policy.
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Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of the HipEcuador.com Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.
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Correcting and updating information
HipEcuador.com also permits you to correct or update personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, send us an e-mail at info@hipecuador.com indicating the information that you wish to be corrected or updated.
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Opt -in procedures
When you first provide us with identifying information, you must specifically authorize us to use the information for its various intended purposes via an opt-in mechanism. To remove your personally identifiable information from our database, to not receive future communications, or to no longer receive our service e-mail us at info@hipecuador.com.
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Other terms
Other terms and conditions governing your use of HipEcuador.com can be found in our Subscriber's Agreement and Terms & Conditions. Please read it.
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