New Hiker Privacy Policy

New Hiker was developed, and is curated by, Mad Meta, Inc.. We reserve the right to revise this policy at any time without notification to you.

Our Promises to You

First: Thank you for visiting New Hiker. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust. Spam e-mail is the scourge of the internet and we won’t have anything to do with it. Ever.

  • We promise that we will never share your e-mail address or other identifiable information with any third party company (no external spam).
  • We promise that you will never receive spam from New Hiker.
  • We promise to protect your information through the use of secure databases and programming.

Personally Identifiable Information

We collect the personally identifiable information that you submit on registration and user profile forms to permit you access to our site or to enable credit card verification, where applicable. Please note that any optional information you fill out might be visible to other users on the site (i.e. your biography, or location in the world). If you do not feel comfortable with others knowing this information, just leave these optional fields blank.

We will not share, rent or sell your personally-identifiable information with any entity, subject to the provisions below. We may share your information with our vendors in connection with system maintenance and other services that these individuals or entities perform for us. In some cases, we may run a joint marketing effort with third parties. Generally, the information New Hiker collects helps us to better communicate with you regarding media licensed from or to you. For instance, we use your email address to provide you with an email confirmation of your registration and to notify you of information concerning our site.

We will only release personal information without your authorization in the following situations:

  • To the authorities when necessary to comply with the law (i.e. answering subpoenas).
  • To enforce or to apply our Terms of Use and other agreements.
  • To protect the rights, property, or safety of newhiker.com, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.

Newsletter

You must opt-in to receive our newsletter. This information will not be sent to you unless you subscribe. In many places where personal information is collected, we have a box that you can check indicating that you would like to “opt out” if you don’t wish to receive further information of the sort indicated. If you have previously consented to have New Hiker send you it’s newsletter and no longer wish to be contacted, please follow the link at the bottom of each newsletter to unsubscribe.

Username and Password Recommendations

As we live in a world where digital theft is increasingly rampant, we must advise you to choose a password that is not easily guessed by others and a username that does not identify you personally (i.e. you may not want to use your real name as your username). Please make sure that your password is 6 or more characters and is composed of both letters and numbers. In addition, it is recommended that you use a separate password for every website to which you are a member. This is a form of damage control, in case the security of one website is compromised, your other accounts are still protected. Should you forget your New Hiker password, it will be emailed to you or reset at your request.

Use of Automatic Information, Log Data and Cookies

When you visit newhiker.com, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends (“Log Data” ). This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain from which you are visiting, the web-pages you visit, the search terms you use, and any advertisements on which you click. For most users accessing the Internet from an Internet service provider the IP address will be different every time you log on. We use Log Data to monitor the use of the Site and of our Service, and for the Site’s technical administration. We do not associate your IP address with any other personally identifiable information to identify you personally.

Cookies, in addition to being delicious treats baked fresh by our grandmas, are also digital identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through a Web browser. This enables our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features that may recognize your account as logged on and other site features. Further, to help us tailor our site to the needs and interests of our visitors, or for other purposes, we may gather aggregate, non-personally identifiable information via cookies. Examples include the type of Internet browser our visitors are using, the frequency of visits to our site and which pages our visitors viewed. We may share these aggregate statistics with others. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many major web sites use them. Cookies stored on your computer that are designated for New Hiker use, can not be retrieved by other websites.

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser, separate from the one placed by newhiker.com. We do not have any control or knowledge on the contents or purposes of these cookies.

Minors on New Hiker

Children below thirteen years of age should not use our website, nor do we have any intention of collecting any personally identifiable information from individuals under thirteen years of age. If you are aware that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact our editor and we will remove the information.

Links, Hosted Sites & Advertisers

We do not have any control over the privacy practices of any external websites linked from newhiker.com. Therefore you should review their privacy policies separately from ours and know that we in no way have any control over their practices.

Third party advertisers may collect certain information that is available to them through your interaction with their advertisements. New Hiker has no control or knowledge as to their practices.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, the practices of newhiker.com, or your dealings with Mad Meta, please contact our Editor directly.