Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://thecreativehippo.com.

The Creative Hippo is a resource site designed to provide valuable content and community resources to creative entrepreneurs. Our focus is on helping creative business owners launch and run successful businesses both online and in the physical world.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Email Addresses

At the Creative Hippo, we collect email addresses for the purposes of marketing our own content and the outside content that we feel is both supplemental and valuable to our readership. We will never sell your email address. All outside content will be vetted and provided exclusively by The Creative Hippo.

User Demographics

It may be useful for The Creative Hippo to collect certain demographic information on our users. This information is collected and stored in a generalized, non-specific format so that no user can be uniquely identified using this information.

Collecting demographic information helps us better serve our audience by understanding who they are, what they like, and what they need.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Information collected in contact forms on this site is intended to be used solely for marketing our own content or external content exclusively reviewed and provided by The Creative Hippo.

All information provided in contact forms on this site is voluntary.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

The Creative Hippo does not share or sell your data to any third party not affiliated with The Creative Hippo or our subsidiary websites.

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.

Your contact information

For more information, please contact admin@thecreativehippo.com.

Additional information

Affiliate Links

Content on this site may contain affiliate links. Profits made from these links support the operation of this website and provide a small source of income for the content creators who provide the valuable content found within this site. We appreciate your support.

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