Last Updated:  March 13, 2018       


Here at Hootology, we care about your privacy and want you to know all about our privacy practices related to information we may collect from you at our website, (the “website”), in communications between you and us, and in the use of interactive discussion groups or other feedback communities. This policy details our privacy practices, including:


  1. What personally identifiable information we collect, how it’s used and with whom it’s shared.

  2. Your choices regarding your information.

  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

  4. Links on our website to other folks’ websites.


Please read this policy carefully. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our website or participate in our groups. By accessing or using this website or participating in our groups, you agree to this privacy policy. Our privacy policy may change from time to time.  All updates will be posted on this page.  Your continued use of this website or participation in our groups after we make changes to the privacy policy is deemed to be acceptance of those changes. 


Also, keep an eye on your kids—our website and services are not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information, so please let us know.


If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please give us a shout at


What we collect, how it’s used and who we share it with.


We don’t collect much personally identifiable information, and what we do collect is only information that you voluntarily give us through our website or other direct contact from you, including your name, phone number and email address. We use this information to respond to, and work together with you to create something great by providing you with information, or services that you request from us.  We will not sell or rent this information to anyone else, or share this information with any third party outside of Hootology, other than as necessary to complete our project together, comply with law or enforce or protect our rights, property or safety, or those of any other third party.


If you choose to participate in an interactive discussion group or other feedback community, you may provide us with additional information, including feedback, comments, survey responses, concepts, and ideas, as well as age, ethnicity, gender, and similar identifying information (collectively, “feedback”). By participating in the interactive discussion group or other feedback community, you grant to Hootology a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use all feedback you share with Hootology, without notice or acknowledgment to you, for any purpose related to the business of Hootology, including product or service development on behalf of its clients, and further you assign to Hootology all rights, title, and interest you have that relate to your participation in the discussion group or other feedback community and any resulting materials.


Also, unless to tell us to buzz off, we may contact you via email in the future to keep you posted on what’s new with Hootology, our services or this privacy policy.


We also may use certain programs, like Google Analytics, to gather non-personally identifiable information related to your usage of our website. This information is collected so that we can continue to improve your experience with our website and provide you with the most relevant content.  Additionally, we may use automatic data collection technologies, include cookies, browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons. We may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or that you provide to us.


Do Not Track (DNT) signals are signals sent through a browser informing us that you do not want to be tracked. We do not assign any meaning to DNT signals.


Finally, we may also disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy to (1) our contractors, service providers, or other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound to confidentiality obligations, (2) to a buyer or other successor in interest to Hootology, (3) to fulfill the purpose for which you provide the information or any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information, or (4) with your consent. We may also disclose your information to comply with any court order, law, or legal process or if we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of others.


Your Choices regarding the use of your information.


Feel free to opt out of any future contact from us at any time.  Also, simply give us a holler any time via email to:


  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change or correct any data we have about you.

  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


You may elect not to participate in an interactive discussion group or other feedback community by not providing information or electing to participate in the discussion group or other feedback community.


California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, email


Security procedures in place to protect misuse of your information.


We take precautions to protect your information. However, transmitting information via the Internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your personal information when transmitted through our website, via email or through other means.  So, any transmission of personal information is at your own risk, and we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.


Links to other folks’ websites.


Our website may contain links to other folks’ websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other websites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website and be sure to read the privacy statements of any other website that collects personally identifiable information.