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Privacy

General Information

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who sign up with Hound, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, and information volunteered by the consumer. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web pages and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

  • We transfer information about you if thoughtbot, inc. or Hound is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, thoughtbot, inc. will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information Gathering and Usage

thoughtbot, inc. uses collected information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, and research.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

  • Cookies are required to use the Hound service.

  • We use cookies to record current session information, but do not use permanent cookies. You are required to re-login to your Hound account after the browser session has ended to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Data Storage

thoughtbot, inc. uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run Hound. Although thoughtbot, inc. owns the code, databases, and all rights to the Hound application, you retain all rights to your data.

Source Code

  • thoughtbot, inc. employees do not access Hound users’ private source code unless Hound users give thoughtbot, inc. employees explicit written permission to access their source code in order to provide support.

  • Hound does not store GitHub credentials.

  • Hound’s source code is openly available. Browse the code and email us with questions.

Disclosure

thoughtbot, inc. may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.

Changes

thoughtbot, inc. may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Hound account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.

Questions

Any questions about the Privacy Policy should be addressed to hound@thoughtbot.com.