Who we are
Our website address is: https://productreviewshub.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
At Productreviewshub, we are extremely proud of our commitment to protect your privacy. We value your trust in us and assure you that we would use the information we collect only to provide a more personalized experience. We will work hard to earn your confidence so that you can enthusiastically use our services and recommend us to friends and family. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This document provides a thorough description of tools that Productreviewshub provides to help you interact with other users and Productreviewshubpractices to help you understand Productreviewshubapproaches to privacy. You should carefully read this Privacy Statement (the “Statement”). If you have any questions about this Statement, email [email protected]
This Statement supplements the Productreviewshub User Agreement (the “Agreement”). Thus, this Statement is incorporated into and governed by all of the terms of the Agreement. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Agreement and this Statement, the terms of this Statement shall control.
This Statement applies only to information collected on the Productreviewshub web site. It does not speak about Productreviewshubpractices for information collected elsewhere or the practices of any third parties, including those who may operate sites on Productreviewshubbehalf and that display Productreviewshub branding.
1. Unregistered Guests:
The Productreviewshub site is optimized for registered users. By registering, you can obtain benefits such as the opportunity to write Opinions, accrue MS-Points credits and personalize your experience using our proprietary tools such as SORT and Trusted Circle. If you choose not to register, you can still use some portions of the site. In that case, Productreviewshub may obtain your IP addresses and by analyzing what URLs you came from and go to.
2. Registered Users:
3. Your Registration Information:
When you register, Productreviewshub asks you for a number of pieces of information. If you register through a co-branded site, the co-brand partner may be transferring to Productreviewshub some or all of the required registration information or possibly other information about you.
Productreviewshub uses registration information internally for a number of purposes, including:
– email distribution as described in the Agreement, as you request on the site (such as promotional opportunities or newsletters if you check the applicable boxes on the registration page, and as described below in Section 9), and for administrative purposes (such as to notify you about changes to the Agreement or this Statement or to contact you regarding redemptions of MS-Points credits or other problems with your account). In accordance with instructions on the site, you may opt not to receive certain emails in the future, and Productreviewshub will use reasonable efforts to honor your request.
– possible special opportunities, such as to become a featured reviewer, get extra exposure on the site or accrue more MS-Points credits.
– display banner (and similar) advertising to you in connection with the site that is more targeted to you specifically. In doing this type of targeting, Productreviewshub or its ad server, and not the advertiser, connect you with the targeting criteria.
Through your account page, you have some choices about whether or not to display your registration information publicly on the site.
If you register through a co-branded site, Productreviewshub may be required to give the co-brand partner some or all of your registration information to them. While Productreviewshub will use such information in accordance with this Statement, it does not always control how the co-brand partners use or disclose such information. However, the co-brand partner is governed by their privacy policies. If you have any concerns about such privacy policies, you should contact the co-brand partner.
You may request to cancel your registration to the site or request the removal of your registration information from member records for which permission may or may not be granted. However, Productreviewshub will send you an email to confirm your request. After you respond, Productreviewshub will in most cases, remove your information from its “live” database, but residual information may remain in archives and records. Productreviewshub may not be able to propagate changes to your registration information to its co-brand partners who have received such information. In addition, if your account is being terminated for violations of the Agreement, Productreviewshub may keep some of your registration information active to prevent re-registration.
4. Your Opinions:
All information you submit as part of an Opinion is automatically displayed on the site (so long as it passes the software filters). Productreviewshub may use such information in accordance with the license granted in the Agreement. This includes the right to use the Opinion or teaser portions (including your identity and photo) throughout the site, on other sites on the web, and offline. If you have registered through a co-branded site, please be aware that Productreviewshub may be required to transfer your Opinions to the co-brand partner for their use and display. Subject to the limitations discussed in the Agreement, you can change an Opinion at any time using the tools available to you on each Opinion page. If you wish to delete an Opinion, you may request on a case-by-case basis. Your request may or may not be granted, depending on the reason of your request. In all cases, Productreviewshub will protect your privacy, as laid down in this policy. However, if the Opinion has been transferred to other sites or parties, your changes may not propagate to these other places.
5. Comments on Opinions:
Posting comments to other people’s Opinions automatically displays your identity. This is true even if you have rated the Opinion anonymously. Productreviewshub may choose to transfer your comments to third parties if Productreviewshub transfers the associated Opinion.
6. Your Personal Profile Pages:
Productreviewshub allows you to display a large variety of personal information about yourself through the tools that edit your personal profile page. As you can see when you edit your preferences on this page, you have choices about whether to display or hide this information, and you can change this information at any time (although, as discussed elsewhere, it may not be possible to propagate all of these changes instantly or ever). Please note that whatever URL you choose to link to your photo will cause that photo to be displayed in many places throughout the site (not just on the personal profile page).
Productreviewshub does not transfer your personal profile in total to third parties, but may transfer pieces of your personal profile page in accordance with your instructions, in situations similar to those described under the Registration Information heading above, or as described elsewhere in this Statement.
7. Your Rating of Others and the Trusted Circle:
One of the most powerful aspects of the site is that it personalizes your experience based on your personal interests using the Trusted Circle. The system assesses your prior experiences on the site (as evidenced by how you’ve rated other Opinions or trusted/distrusted other members), and then uses these experiences to dynamically sort the database of Opinions for you based on those that are more likely to interest you. To do this, Productreviewshub captures information about your interactions with other users and then processes this information each time you look for Opinions. The more you interact with others, the more personalized your subsequent uses of the site will be.
In rating and commenting on others’ Opinions, your MS-ID is displayed. This causes the Opinion author and all other readers of the Opinion to see your rating. You can choose to hide your identity when rating on an Opinion-by-Opinion basis.
You can also hide or reveal your identity in trusting and distrusting others across all people you trust. You can change your mind and hide/reveal your identity in trusting and distrusting others by following the instructions on the site. However, you cannot prevent from your MS-ID being displayed if another member trusts or distrusts you. Similarly, even if you choose to hide your Trusted and Distrusted Member list, the members who you trust and distrust will know that you trust or distrust them.
Except as otherwise contemplated in this Statement, Productreviewshub does not transfer the complete database of rating and transactional information to others. However, the database is used throughout all of the sites Productreviewshub operates or may operate in future, whether branded solely by Productreviewshub, co-branded with others, or operated for others on a private-label basis.
8. Email Notifications:
In a number of places, Productreviewshub provides the option to receive an email when an activity occurs. For example, you can choose to be emailed if a specific other member writes an Opinion or a comment, or if a new Opinion is written on a certain product. If you choose to be notified when another member writes an Opinion or comment, that other member will be able to see that you’ve done so.
9. Integrated Services:
Although Productreviewshub doesn’t currently offer any integrated services operated by third parties as part of your registration, Productreviewshub expects to do so in the future. These could include functionality like a Productreviewshub email account. In these circumstances, Productreviewshub may transfer some or all of your registration information and other information to the third party to operate the integrated service if you choose to use these services.
10. Internal Analyses and Reports:
Productreviewshub uses all of the information in its databases, including personal information you’ve submitted, and other server and usage logs, to analyze the site and user behavior, troubleshoot technical problems, resolve disputes and address complaints, and prepare aggregated reports that are shared with others, including the management of Productreviewshub.
11. Other Information:
Specific uses of personal information that vary from this Privacy Statement (if any) may be found throughout the site. To the extent that, during your submission of information on the site, you are notified of privacy practices that are different from those described in this Privacy Statement, those alternative disclosures will govern that submission.
There may be situations where Productreviewshub collects data through a survey or similar process when the page does not link to this Statement. In those cases, unless you are informed otherwise, you should assume that Productreviewshub treats all information from such pages as it treats its other valuable business records.
Of course, there are many other ways in which Productreviewshub could get information from or about you that are not described elsewhere in this Statement. For example, you might send email through a customer service email address, or Productreviewshub may get a complaint about you from a third party. Productreviewshubpractices with respect to such information are pretty much as you’d expect-Productreviewshub uses and discloses this information in a commercially reasonable business manner.
Productreviewshub feels strongly about protecting the privacy of children and encourages kids to involve their parents in any interactive activity they participate in online. If you are 12 or younger and we collect your age information through the registration process, you are not eligible to use the site. If you are under 18, Productreviewshub encourages you to use the site with the help of your parents or guardians of legal age, but you are not eligible to participate in the MS-Points program
13. Contractors and Third Party Service Providers:
Productreviewshub uses contractors to help with its operations. Some or all of these contractors may access the databases of user information. Usually these contractors will enter into an agreement that places restrictive provisions on their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through the relationship.
Productreviewshub may also use third party service providers to help with certain aspects of its operations that may require disclosure of your personal information to them. For example, Productreviewshub may use a third party service provider to mail MS-Points redemption rewards, serve ads, or deliver some or all of the emails sent as part of the site’s normal operation. Again, usually Productreviewshub will place extensive restrictions on the ability of these third parties to use and disclose your personal information except as necessary to perform the services they are asked to perform.
14. The “Corporate Family”:
Productreviewshub may share some or all of your information with its subsidiaries or parent company (if any in future), in which case Productreviewshub will ask such entities to honor the promises in this Statement. In addition, as part of a diligence review, Productreviewshub may disclose some or all of your personal information to a potential acquirer or merger partner, although in this case Productreviewshub would try to restrict their use and disclosure of this information.
15. Government Relations and Lawsuits:
In some cases, the government can compel the disclosure of information about you, and of course Productreviewshub will need to comply. However, irrespective of those situations, Productreviewshub can unilaterally turn over information about you to the government if it believes such disclosure to be appropriate, in which case you authorize it to do so. You also consent to Productreviewshub disclosing information about you to actual or potential parties to a lawsuit that Productreviewshub is or may become involved in (a) if it is required to do so, (b) if it reasonably believes that such disclosures will potentially mitigate its liability, or (c) to enforce its rights.
16. Collecting Personal Information from the Site:
Many friendships have developed through the site, and Productreviewshub wants the community to be vibrant and engaged. Thus, Productreviewshub is delighted when users begin communicating with each other outside the context of the site. However, not every user wants to engage in these types of dialogue, and Productreviewshub believes each user should have the right to set the boundaries that feel right to them. Thus, you may not collect, use or store any personal information about other users on the site for any purpose whatsoever unless the user invites you to do so. Thus, if a user displays an email address in his or her personal profile, you can assume that the user is willing to receive a single personal email from you that has some relation to the site. However, without that user’s permission, you may not contact the user about something that has nothing to do with Productreviewshub, store that user’s contact information in a database for further communications, or continue to contact the user if they have requested you not to. In all circumstances, as described in the Agreement, you may not use robots, scripts or other automated procedures to collect any information, including user contact information, from the site. You may also not email users inviting them to join your own review site under any circumstance-doing so is a theft of Productreviewshubvaluable rights and an affront to users. Productreviewshub will protect its users’ interests-and its own interests-very vigorously in this regard.
17. Your Use of Email Tools:
Productreviewshub may provide you with some tools that allow you to send email to your friends. If you use this tool, the email will include your email address, as well as any personal message you choose to include. Productreviewshub does not store, in any easily-retrievable way, the email addresses of the friends you are communicating with. You may not use these tools to send spam or to send content that would violate the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not send “Tell a Friend” invitations to anyone who would not welcome the message or post any invitations to any web sites, message boards, mail lists or USENET groups (unless you are the owner of that venue). In any case, you should not assume that emails processed by Productreviewshub are private communications.
18. Limits on Productreviewshub’ Abilities:
A site and service as complicated as Productreviewshub is never perfect, and thus Productreviewshub may inadvertently make uses or disclosures of your information in ways not contemplated by, or in direct contravention of, this Statement. For example, if the software has a temporary glitch, your personal information could be displayed on the site even though you’ve configured your preferences otherwise. Productreviewshub might also make ad hoc uses of your information in ways it can’t contemplate here. Productreviewshub will do its best to work with you if these types of situations arise, but your sole remedy in these cases is to have Productreviewshub try to rectify the problem as soon as it can.
In addition, although highly unlikely, it is possible for Internet transmissions containing your personal information to be intercepted by others. It is impossible for Productreviewshub to ensure the privacy and security of all transmissions made to and from the site while in transit.
Of course, Productreviewshub does not control the privacy practices of its advertisers and other third-party sites that it promotes or links to. If you click through a banner ad or link and submit your information to an advertiser, you will be subject to their privacy policies. Please make sure you understand these policies before submitting your information.
19. Security Practices:
Productreviewshub uses industry-standard methods of securing its databases of user information, such as, if and where appropriate, firewalls and limits on who can access user information databases. However, please keep in mind that there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet.