Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Helicopter To Holdings Privacy Policy
Last updated: February 2021

Our website address is: https://www.iflyhto.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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

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 visit our login page, 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

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.

Additional Helicopter To Holdings Privacy Policy Information

Last updated: February 2021

  1. About Helicopter To Holdings
    1.  We serve our consumers, partners, advertisers and talent through our portfolio of digital platforms, products and services offered under our Helicopter To and HTo brands.
    2. We provide control tools to help you manage your experience with us. If you have an existing account, you will need to agree to this Privacy Policy. If you have not yet agreed to this Privacy Policy, the legacy Helicopter To policy still apply to your account. For HTo products or services that are accessed without signing in to an account, this Privacy Policy applies to those products and services as of May 25, 2018. If you are creating a new account, the terms below apply starting today.
    3. Except as set out elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, when we refer to ‘HTo’, it means Helicopter To Holdings, Inc., the US-established company that supplies the Services to you (and acts as data controller of the personal data HTo collects when you use those Services).
  2. Our Privacy Pledge
  1. Our commitment is to put users first. We strive to be transparent about how we collect and use your information, to keep your information secure and to provide you meaningful choices.
  2. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information HTo, its affiliates and its house of global brands (“HTo,” “us,” “our” or “we”) collect, why we collect it and what we do with it. This policy applies to HTo brands, websites, apps, advertising services, products, services or technologies (we’ll collectively refer to these as “Services”).
  3. Your Controls
  4. We believe you should have tools to control your information. You can find controls to manage or review your account information, marketing preferences, location data, and search history on your device. Some of our Services provide additional controls and privacy practices.
  5. Information Collection and Use – General
  1. Certain categories of information collected by HTo are necessary to use our Services, such as the information you must provide when registering for some Services. We may collect and combine information when you interact with HTo information outlined below:
  2. Information You Provide to Us. We may collect the information that you provide to us, such as:
    1. When you create an account with HTo or brand. (Please note, when you use our Services, we may recognize you or your devices even if you are not signed into our Services.) HTo may use device IDs, cookies, and other signals, including information obtained from third parties, to associate accounts and/or devices with you.
    2. When you use our Services to communicate with others or post, upload or store content (such as comments, photos, voice inputs, videos, emails, messaging services and attachments).
    3. HTo analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from incoming and outgoing mail. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and Services.
    4. When you otherwise use our Services, such as title queries, watch history, page views, search queries, view the content we make available or install any HTo software such as plugins.
    5. When you sign up for paid Services, use Services that require your financial information or complete transactions with us or our business partners, we may collect your payment and billing information.
  3. Device Information. We collect information from your devices (computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.), including information about how you interact with our Services and those of our third-party partners and information that allows us to recognize and associate your activity across devices and Services. This information includes device specific identifiers and information such as IP address, cookie information, mobile device and advertising identifiers, browser version, operating system type and version, mobile network information, device settings, and software data. We may recognize your devices to provide you with personalized experiences and advertising across the devices you use.
  4. Location Information. We collect location information from a variety of sources. You can learn more about and manage your location permissions on your device by visiting the location settings tool on your devices.
  5. Information from Cookies and Other Technologies.
  1. We collect information when you access content, advertising, sites, interactive widgets, applications, and other products (both on and off of our Services) where HTo data collection technologies (such as web beacons, development tools, cookies and other technology, etc.) are present. These data collection technologies allow us to understand your activity on and off our Services and to collect and store information when you interact with Services we offer to partners.This information also includes the kind of content or ads served, viewed or clicked on; the frequency and duration of your activities; the sites or apps you used before accessing our Services and where you went next; whether you engaged with specific content or ads; and whether you went on to visit an advertiser’s website, downloaded an advertiser’s app, purchased a product or service advertised, or took other actions.
  2. Information from Others. We collect information about you when we receive it from other users, third-parties, and affiliates, such as:
  1. When you connect your account to third-party services or sign in using a third-party partner (like Facebook or Twitter).
  2. From publicly-available sources.
  3. From advertisers about your experiences or interactions with their offerings.
  4. When we obtain information from third-parties or other companies, such as those that use our Services. This may include your activity on other sites and apps as well as information those third-parties provide to you or us.
  5. We may also receive information from HTo and will honor the choices HTo customers have made about the uses of this information when we receive and use this data.
  6. How We Use This Information
  7. We are able to deliver, personalize, and improve our Services by combining and using the information we have about you (including information we receive on and off our Services) to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in. We also may use the information we have about you for the following purposes:
  1. Provide, maintain, improve, and develop relevant features, content, and Services.
  2. Analyze your content and other information (including emails, instant messages, posts photos, attachments, and other communications). You can review and control certain types of information tied to your HTo account by using Privacy Controls.
  3. Fulfill your requests and when authorized by you.
  4. Help advertisers and publishers connect to offer relevant advertising in their apps and websites.
  5. Match and serve targeted advertising (across devices and both on and off of our Services) and provide targeted advertising based on your device activity, inferred interests and location information.
  6. Contact you with information about your account or with marketing messages, which you can also control.
  7. Associate your activity across our Services and your different devices as well as associate any accounts you may use across HTo Services together. We may associate activity and accounts under a single user ID.
  8. Carry out or support promotions.
  9. Conduct research and support innovation.
  10. Create analytics and reports for external parties, including partners, publishers, advertisers, apps, third-parties and the public regarding the use of and trends within our Services and ads, including showing trends to partners regarding general preferences, the effectiveness of ads and information on user experiences. These analytics and reports may include aggregate or pseudonymized information.
  11. Provide location-based Services, advertising, search results, and other content consistent with your location settings.
  12. Combine information we have about you with information we obtain from business partners or other companies, such as your activities on other sites and apps.
  13. Detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity.
  14. We provide you with controls to manage your experience with us. For example, you can review or edit your account information, manage your marketing preferences, or opt out of targeted ads. If you opt out, you will continue to see ads, but they may not be as relevant or useful to you.
  15. How We Share This Information
  16. HTo shares information within its affiliated brands and companies. We also share information we have about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including to provide Services that you have requested (including when you connect with third-party apps and widgets). We do not sell, license or share information that individually identifies our customers with companies, organizations or individuals outside of HTo unless one of the following circumstances applies:
  1. With Your Consent. We will share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of HTo when we have your consent.
  2. With HTo. As part of HTo and its affiliates may, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with user controls, share information with HTo and HTo affiliates. This information will be used consistent with HTo’s privacy policy.
  3. With Partners. We may share your information with nonaffiliated companies who are:
    • Trusted Partners. We provide user information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with HTo based on our directions and in compliance with appropriate confidentiality measures.
    • Advertising, Analytics and Business Partners (Limited to Non-Personally Identifiable Information). We may share aggregated or pseudonymous information (including demographic information) with partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads performed or report how many people installed an app after seeing a promotion. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like name or email address) with these partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies.
    • When you use third-party apps, websites or other products integrated with our Services, they may collect information about your activities subject to their own terms and privacy policies.
    • We allow other companies that show advertisements on our webpages or apps to collect information from your browsers or devices. Other companies’ use of cookies and other data collection technologies are subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Like many companies, we may allow cookie matching with select partners. But, these parties are not authorized to access HTo cookies.
  4. For Legal and Other Purposes. We may access, preserve and disclose information to investigate, prevent, or take action in connection with: (i) legal process and legal requests; (ii) enforcement of the Terms; (iii) claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; (iv) requests for customer service; (v) technical issues; (vi) protecting the rights, property or personal safety of Verizon Media, its users or the public; (vii) establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims; or (viii) as otherwise required by law.
    • This may include responding to lawful governmental requests.
  5. New Ownership. If the ownership or control of all or part of HTo or a specific Services changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
  6. Details for Specific Products and Services
  7. Additional privacy practices for certain HTo are included here.
  8. Information Security and Data Retention
  9. HTo has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure of customer information we collect or store.
  10. Protecting Children’s Privacy
  11. Our Services are for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect, use, or share information that could reasonably be used to identify children under age 13 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law. With parental permission, a child under age 13 might have a HTo Account.
  1. Our Legal Bases for Processing Information.  We mainly rely on three separate bases to lawfully process your information. First, we need to process your information in certain ways to provide our services to you, in accordance with our Terms of Service. This processing is necessary to perform the contract between you and us. Second, where you have given us consent to use your information in certain ways, we will rely on your consent. Third, in certain cases, we may process your information where necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties, where those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests. Occasionally, HTo may rely on other legal bases to process your information, such as to protect a user’s vital interests (such as where there is a risk of imminent harm) or to comply with a legal obligation.
  2. Data Processing and Transfers
  1. When you use or interact with any of our Services, you consent to the data processing, sharing, transferring and uses of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of the country where you reside, you authorize us to transfer, process, store and use your information in countries other than your own in accordance with this Privacy Policy and to provide you with Services. Some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country where you reside.
  2. HTo processes information related to individuals in the EU/EEA/UK and transfers that information from the EU/EEA/UK through various compliance mechanisms, including data processing agreements based on the European Commission’sA Standard Contractual Clauses. By using our Services, you consent to us transferring information about you to these countries.
  3. The United States and other non-EU/EEA/UK countries have different laws on data protection and rules in relation to government access to information. If you are based in the EU/EEA/UK, when your data is moved from your home country to a third country outside the EU/EEA/UK, some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as your home country.
  4. Other Important Information
  5. This Privacy Policy Applies Only to HTo. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that HTo does not own or control, or to people that HTo does not employ or manage. In addition, some affiliated products may have different privacy policies and practices that are not subject to this Privacy Policy.
  6. Changes
  7. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so you should check it periodically. If we make changes that are material we will provide you with appropriate notice before such changes take effect.

c. Device Information. We collect information from your devices (computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.), including information about how you interact with our Services and those of our third-party partners and information that allows us to recognize and associate your activity across devices and Services. This information includes device specific identifiers and information such as IP address, cookie information, mobile device and advertising identifiers, browser version, operating system type and version, mobile network information, device settings, and software data. We may recognize your devices to provide you with personalized experiences and advertising across the devices you use.
d. Location Information. We collect location information from a variety of sources. You can learn more about and manage your location permissions on your device by visiting the location settings tool on your devices.
e. Information from Cookies and Other Technologies.

i. We collect information when you access content, advertising, sites, interactive widgets, applications, and other products (both on and off of our Services) where HTo data collection technologies (such as web beacons, development tools, cookies and other technology, etc.) are present. These data collection technologies allow us to understand your activity on and off our Services and to collect and store information when you interact with Services we offer to partners.
ii. This information also includes the kind of content or ads served, viewed or clicked on; the frequency and duration of your activities; the sites or apps you used before accessing our Services and where you went next; whether you engaged with specific content or ads; and whether you went on to visit an advertiser’s website, downloaded an advertiser’s app, purchased a product or service advertised, or took other actions.

b. Information from Others. We collect information about you when we receive it from other users, third-parties, and affiliates, such as:
i. When you connect your account to third-party services or sign in using a third-party partner (like Facebook or Twitter).
ii. From publicly-available sources.
iii. From advertisers about your experiences or interactions with their offerings.
iv. When we obtain information from third-parties or other companies, such as those that use our Services. This may include your activity on other sites and apps as well as information those third-parties provide to you or us.
v. We may also receive information from HTo and will honor the choices HTo customers have made about the uses of this information when we receive and use this data.

  1. How We Use This Information
    a. We are able to deliver, personalize, and improve our Services by combining and using the information we have about you (including information we receive on and off our Services) to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in. We also may use the information we have about you for the following purposes:
    i. Provide, maintain, improve, and develop relevant features, content, and Services.
    ii. Analyze your content and other information (including emails, instant messages, posts photos, attachments, and other communications). You can review and control certain types of information tied to your HTo account by using Privacy Controls.
    iii. Fulfill your requests and when authorized by you.

iv. Help advertisers and publishers connect to offer relevant advertising in their apps and websites.
v. Match and serve targeted advertising (across devices and both on and off of our Services) and provide targeted advertising based on your device activity, inferred interests and location information.
vi. Contact you with information about your account or with marketing messages, which you can also control.
vii. Associate your activity across our Services and your different devices as well as associate any accounts you may use across HTo Services together. We may associate activity and accounts under a single user ID.
viii. Carry out or support promotions.
ix. Conduct research and support innovation.
x. Create analytics and reports for external parties, including partners, publishers, advertisers, apps, third-parties and the public regarding the use of and trends within our Services and ads, including showing trends to partners regarding general preferences, the effectiveness of ads and information on user experiences. These analytics and reports may include aggregate or pseudonymized information.
xi. Provide location-based Services, advertising, search results, and other content consistent with your location settings.
xii. Combine information we have about you with information we obtain from business partners or other companies, such as your activities on other sites and apps.
xiii. Detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity.
b. We provide you with controls to manage your experience with us. For example, you can
review or edit your account information, manage your marketing preferences, or opt
out of targeted ads. If you opt out, you will continue to see ads, but they may not be as
relevant or useful to you.

  1. How We Share This Information
    a. HTo shares information within its affiliated brands and companies. We also share information we have about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including to provide Services that you have requested (including when you connect with third-party apps and widgets). We do not sell, license or share information that individually identifies our customers with companies, organizations or individuals outside of HTo unless one of the following circumstances applies:
    i. With Your Consent. We will share information with companies, organizations or
    individuals outside of HTo when we have your consent.

ii. With HTo. As part of HTo and its affiliates may, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with user controls, share information with HTo and HTo affiliates. This information will be used consistent with HTo’s privacy policy.
iii. With Partners. We may share your information with nonaffiliated companies who are:
 Trusted Partners. We provide user information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with HTo based on our directions and in compliance with appropriate confidentiality measures.
 Advertising, Analytics and Business Partners (Limited to Non- Personally Identifiable Information). We may share aggregated or pseudonymous information (including demographic information) with partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads performed or report how many people installed an app after seeing a promotion. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like name or email address) with these partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies.
 When you use third-party apps, websites or other products integrated with our Services, they may collect information about your activities subject to their own terms and privacy policies.
 We allow other companies that show advertisements on our webpages or apps to collect information from your browsers or devices. Other companies’ use of cookies and other data collection technologies are subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Like many companies, we may allow cookie matching with select partners. But, these parties are not authorized to access HTo cookies.

iv. For Legal and Other Purposes. We may access, preserve and disclose information to investigate, prevent, or take action in connection with: (i) legal process and legal requests; (ii) enforcement of the Terms; (iii) claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; (iv) requests for customer service; (v) technical issues; (vi) protecting the rights, property or personal safety of Verizon Media, its users or the public; (vii) establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims; or (viii) as otherwise required by law.
 This may include responding to lawful governmental requests.
v. New Ownership. If the ownership or control of all or part of HTo or a specific Services changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

  1. Details for Specific Products and Services

a. Additional privacy practices for certain HTo are included here.

  1. Information Security and Data Retention
    a. HTo has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure of customer information we collect or store.
  2. Protecting Children’s Privacy
    a. Our Services are for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect, use, or share information that could reasonably be used to identify children under age 13 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law. With parental permission, a child under age 13 might have a HTo Account.
  3. Our Legal Bases for Processing Information.  We mainly rely on three separate bases to lawfully process your information. First, we need to process your information in certain ways to provide our services to you, in accordance with our Terms of Service. This processing is necessary to perform the contract between you and us. Second, where you have given us consent to use your information in certain ways, we will rely on your consent. Third, in certain cases, we may process your information where necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties, where those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests. Occasionally, HTo may rely on other legal bases to process your information, such as to protect a user’s vital interests (such as where there is a risk of imminent harm) or to comply with a legal obligation.
  4. Data Processing and Transfers
    a. When you use or interact with any of our Services, you consent to the data processing, sharing, transferring and uses of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of the country where you reside, you authorize us to transfer, process, store and use your information in countries other than your own in accordance with this Privacy Policy and to provide you with Services. Some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country where you reside.
    b. HTo processes information related to individuals in the EU/EEA/UK and transfers that information from the EU/EEA/UK through various compliance mechanisms, including data processing agreements based on the European Commission’sA Standard Contractual Clauses. By using our Services, you consent to us transferring information about you to these countries.
    c. The United States and other non-EU/EEA/UK countries have different laws on data protection and rules in relation to government access to information. If you are based in the EU/EEA/UK, when your data is moved from your home country to a third country outside the EU/EEA/UK, some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as your home country.
  5. Other Important Information

a. This Privacy Policy Applies Only to HTo. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that HTo does not own or control, or to people that HTo does not employ or manage. In addition, some affiliated products may have different privacy policies and practices that are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

  1. Changes
    a. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so you should check it periodically. If we make changes that are material we will provide you with appropriate notice before such changes take effect.

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