What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Last Update: March 2021
NP HARD, INC. (“We”, “Us” or “Our”) collects certain Personal and Non-Personal Data from both Visitors on our Website and registered Users.
1. The Data Controller is:
NP HARD, INC., a California Corporation, doing business as: Hackers/Founders. Email: [email protected]
2. Types of Data We Collect
We collect and process different types of Personal Data: first and last name, date of birth, phone number(s), email address(es), login credentials, passwords, company names, country and city, professional title, LinkedIn address, IP addresses, physical address(es), preferred language, cookies, usage data, and geographical location. Complete details on each type of Data we collect are provided in this document. Personal Data is provided by individuals, or in case of usage data collected automatically by us. All information requested by Hackers/Founders is mandatory and your rejection or failure to provide such information may make it impossible to use our Website or register to our services. We may indicate that specific Data is not mandatory, and you are free not to provide us such Data. Users who are uncertain which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact us at: [email protected]. The use of Cookies or other tracking tools – by the Hackers/Founders or by any third-party service providers we use, serves the purpose of providing the service required by the User. In addition, we describe all other purposes in this document in connection to the collection and processing of Data.
3. Methods of collecting and processing
We are taking all proper security measures to prevent unauthorized access to, disclosure, or modification of the Data we collect. Our method of collecting and processing Data is carried out in an automated matter and follows certain organizational procedures in accordance with the purposes indicated in this document. The Data may be accessible to employees or independent contractors in charge, who are involved in the daily operations of the Hackers/Founders. We also may authorize and appoint external parties, including but not limited to third-party technical service providers, mail carriers and hosting providers. The most recent list of these parties may be requested from us at any time.
4. Legal basis of processing
We may collect and process Personal Data in one of the following situations:
A. Users have given us their consent;
B. The performance of an agreement or pre-contractual obligation with the user;
C. In order to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
D. The processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest ;
E. The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us or any third party.

We will always answer your questions to clarify the legal basis that applies to the processing of your Personal Data, in particular when a statutory requirement applies.
5. Place
The Data is processed at our offices and in any other place where we conduct business. The transfer of Data may only occur on a legal basis and could involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own.
6. Retention time
Your Personal Data shall be stored and processed for as long as the legitimate purpose requires this. Users may find specific information regarding their legitimate interests pursued by us within the relevant sections of this document.

We may retain Personal Data for a longer period of time as long as you have not withdrawn your consent (your ‘right to be forgotten’). We may have an obligation to retain Personal Data for a longer period of time whenever a legal duty or judicial order requires us to do so.

Once the retention period expires, we may delete your Data, and as a consequence, the right to access, delete, correct and transfer your Data cannot be exercised by you.
7. The purposes of storing and processing Data
All Data related to you is collected to allow us to provide our Services, as well as for the following purposes:
- Registration, authentication and login credentials;
- Access to third-party accounts;
- Managing contacts and sending and answering messages;
- Analytics, content features or A/B testing;
- Device permissions for Personal Data access;
- Displaying content from external platforms;
- Payments;
- Heat mapping and session recording;
- Managing support Services and contact requests;
- Platform Services and hosting;
- Behavioral targeting;
- Social plugins and spam protection;
- User database management and tagging.
8. Device permissions for Personal Data access
Depending on the User's specific device, Hackers/Founders may request certain permissions that allow access to the User's device Data as described below. By default, these permissions must be granted by the User before the respective information can be accessed. Once the permission has been given, it can be revoked by the User at any time. In order to revoke these permissions, Users may refer to the device settings or contact us. The exact procedure for controlling app permissions may be dependent on the User's device and software.
9. Access to third-party accounts
Personal Data may be shared with third-party processors or controllers, allowing them to access Data from your use of our Website and Services. Here is a list with all Processors and Controllers. Please read their respective Privacy Policies.
10. Our Services are not for children under the age of 13
Users declare themselves to be adult according to their applicable legislation. Minors may use Hackers/Founders only with the assistance of a parent or legal guardian. Under no circumstance, persons under the age of 13 may use our Services or visit our Website.
11. Analysis and predictions based on the User’s Data (“profiling”)
We may use Personal Data and usage data collected through Hackers/Founders to create or update User profiles. The purpose of using these types of Data is, it allows us to evaluate User choices, preferences and behavior. User profiles can also be created through the use of automated tools like algorithms, provided by third parties. Users always have the right to object to these kinds of profiling activities.
12. The rights of Users
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data stored and processed by us. Users have the right to:
- Withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data;
- Object to the processing of their Data if it is carried out on a legal basis other than consent;
- Verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected;
- Restrict the processing of their Data, in which case we will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it;
- Obtain the erasure of their Data from us;
- Receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, and have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance;
- Bring a claim before their competent Data Protection Authority (DPA).
13. Details about the right to object to processing
Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, exercising on behalf of an official authority vested in us or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us, Users may object to such processing by providing a valid ground related to their particular situation to justify such objection. If their Personal Data is processed for direct marketing purposes, Users may object to that at any time, and without providing any reason.
14. How to exercise these rights
Any requests to exercise User’s rights can be directed to us through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by us as early as possible.
15. Additional information about Data collection and processing
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by us in a Court, or in the stages leading to legal proceedings, arising from improper use of Hackers/Founders or our Services. The User must be aware that we may be required to reveal Personal Data upon the request of the public authorities.
16. Additional information about User's Personal Data
In addition to the information contained in this Privacy and Cookie Policy, Hackers/Founders may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data after a request from the User.
17. System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, Hackers/Founders and any third-party Services may collect files that record interaction with Hackers/Founders (system logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
18. Changes to this Privacy and Cookie Policy
We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time by giving notice to the Users on this page and possibly within Hackers/Founders and/or - as far as technically and legally possible by - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to us. It is strongly recommended to check this page regularly, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, we shall request consent again from the Users.
19. No Class Actions
You acknowledge and agree that if you are located in the United States or Canada, each of we and you may bring disputes against the other Party only on its or your own behalf, and not on behalf of any other entity or person, or any class of people. We and you each agree not to participate in any class action suit or a class-wide arbitration.
Cookie Policy
This Website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.
1. How we use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
2. Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other Websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. For that reason it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
3. Account-Related Cookies
If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterward to remember your site preferences when logged out.
4. Third Party Cookies
In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
5. More Information
If there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us by emailing us at: [email protected]
6. Legal Information
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation). And the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. This privacy policy relates solely to Hackers/Founders, if not stated otherwise within this document.
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