Privacy Policy

One of Hacker Hero’s main priorities is the privacy of our visitors and users. Our Privacy Policy is accessible at https://www.hackerhero.com/privacy-policy. This page informs visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decides to use our Service.

The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. If you choose to use our Service, you agree to the collection and use of information to this policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at Hacker Hero unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Data Collection, Processing, and Usage

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to email, country. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this Privacy Policy.

A. Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in case of an error in the app, we collect data and information (through third-party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol ("IP") address, device name, operating system version, the app’s configuration when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

B. Use of Collected Data

How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and your choices in your settings. Here’s the list of how Hacker Hero uses the information we collect about you to:

  • Respond to your questions or fulfill your requests
  • Provide you with the Services, together with any support you may request.
  • Deliver information that may interest you, such as Services announcements, newsletters, educational materials, and event information.
  • Diagnose website and service technical issues;
  • Send you information such as administrative notices related to our services or policy changes.
  • Understand how we can enhance and optimize our services to cater to your needs and preferences.
  • Personalize your experience on our websites.
  • Prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activity.
C. Processing of Data

The information collected by Hacker Hero is stored and processed by Hacker Hero’s sub-processor, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Processing the information gathered about you is only undertaken for the purposes and intentions described in this Privacy Policy.

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent(where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (e.g., to deliver the Hacker Hero Services you have requested), and “legitimate interests.”

D. Processing of Details
  1. Data Analytics

    The third-party services below enable Hacker Hero to track and analyze our website and service traffic.

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service rendered by Google Inc. Google uses the information collected to monitor and examine the use of the Websites and Services to prepare reports that may be used to optimize the Websites and Services. Data collected: Cookies and Usage data. Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

  2. Displaying of Content from External Platforms

    The third-party service below enables Hacker Hero to display content to you on the websites hosted on an external third-party platform. These services may collect web traffic data to optimize the delivery of the content on the Websites.

    YouTube is a video content visualization service rendered by Google Inc. that allows the Websites and Services to incorporate content on its pages hosted on YouTube. Information collected: Cookies and Usage data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

  3. Geolocation

    Geolocation of Hacker Hero may collect and use location information to provide location-based services to you. Most browsers and devices provide tools to opt out of this feature by default. Data gathered: geographic location.

  4. Interaction with external social networks and platforms

    The third-party services below enable Hacker Hero to display content to you on the websites hosted on an external third-party platform. These types of services may collect web traffic information to optimize the content delivery on the websites.

    Facebook Like Button and Social Widgets (Facebook, Inc.) Information collected: Cookies and Usage data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

    Twitter Tweet Button and Social Widgets (Twitter) Information collected: Cookies and Usage data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

  5. Registration and Authentication for the Hacker Hero Platform

    The third-party services below enable our website and services to register, identify and authenticate you to access dedicated Services.

    Facebook Authentication (Facebook, Inc.) Information collected: authentication data as specified in the Facebook Privacy Policy. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

    GitHub Authentication (GitHub Inc.) Information collected: authentication data as specified in the GitHub Privacy Policy. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

    Google OAuth (Google Inc.) Information collected: authentication data as specified in the Google OAuth Privacy Policy. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

    LinkedIn Authentication (LinkedIn Corporation) Information collected: authentication data as specified in the LinkedIn Privacy Policy. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Data Security, Retention and Control

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information; thus, we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. However, remember that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

A. Disclosure of Data

We do not sell, lease or give away the information gathered about you without your permission. We only disclose your information as stated below. If we disclose/reveal your information, we require those we share it with to comply with sufficient privacy and confidentiality that fulfill specific requirements and security standards.

  1. Hacker Hero Community

    Suppose you are a Hacker Hero Community member. In that case, we may list your username and real name on the Hacker Hero Groups, Courses, and Community sections if you decide to participate in them and opt for your information to be shared to connect and be involved with Hacker Hero activities.

  2. Law Enforcement

    In certain instances, Hacker Hero may disclose the information collected/gathered about you to government officials or otherwise as required by applicable law. No personal data will be disclosed to any law enforcement agency or governmental agency except in response to:

    • A subpoena, warrant, or other process issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

    • A legal process having the same consequence as a court-issued request for information, in that if Hacker Hero were to refuse to provide such information, it would be in breach of local law, and its team, executives, or employees would be subject to liability for failing to do such legal process, or such disclosure is necessary for Hacker Hero to enforce its legal rights under the jurisdiction laws from which such information was gathered.

B. Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data

You can access or delete your data. You have many choices about how your data is collected, used, and shared.

For personal data that we have about you, you can:

  • Delete Data: You can ask our team to erase or delete all or some of your data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).

  • Change or Correct Data: You can edit/update some of your personal data using your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in some instances, mainly if it’s inaccurate.

  • Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).

  • Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine-readable form.

You may contact us at team@hackerhero.com and support@hackerhero.com, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

C. Data Retention

We generally retain your data as long as you keep your account open or as needed to provide you Services. It includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. Even if you only use our Services when looking for a new job every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open unless you close your account. In some cases, we choose to include specific information (e.g., insights about Services used) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.

D. Account Closure

If you choose to close your Hacker Hero account, your data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure upon request, except as noted below.

We retain your data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse (e.g., if we have restricted your account for breach of our Terms and Conditions, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to "unsubscribe" from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.

Information you have shared with others (e.g., through InMail, updates, or group posts) will remain visible after you close your account or delete the information from your profile or mailbox. We do not control data that other Members have copied out of our Services. Groups’ content and ratings or review content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as unique anonymous identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites you visit and stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use these "cookies" explicitly. However, the app may use third-party code and libraries that use "cookies" to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not use some portions of this Service.

Children's Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at team@hackerhero.com and support@hackerhero.com.