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Privacy & Security

By using this site ("Studio Hyperset"), you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy and security statement. It may be edited and augmented at any time with or without warning, and visitors are encouraged to review it regularly.

This version is current as of February 13, 2016.

Introduction
This privacy policy is relatively streamlined. Whatever it lacks in ponderosity, though, it does outline the privacy rights of visitors and defines the ways site admins may interact with their personal information. As such, site admins suggest visitors develop a certain familiarity with the following terms.

Key Points
The privacy of visitors is critically important to site admins. As such, visitors maintain full control over their personal information and admins will never spam visitors or share personal information with any third party or disclose visitors’ personal information without their permission.

Site admins are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for visitors. To ensure this, admins have integrated an encrypted Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") into the site through which all traffic and transactions pass.

A Few Details
Site admins collect personal information only when that information is voluntarily submitted by the user him/herself. These personal details (e.g., names, email addresses, &tc.) are encrypted and stored at the user’s discretion. Site admins share this information externally only when a third party, such as a financial institution, needs the information to process payment.

The site’s SSL uses 256-bit encryption: the highest level of protection available for Internet communications, including credit card and other financial transactions. All traffic and transactions are passed through this secure connection, and site admins have a policy of never sending or requesting private information, such as credit card numbers, via e-mail, telephone, SMS, &c. If you receive such a request, referred to as “phishing,” please report it to info@studiohyperset.com.

Encryption is a process by which intelligible information is rendered useless to all entities, computer or human, unless these entities have the proper encryption key. This key allows the appropriate, intended entities to decode secure information passed to them.

The process of encryption involves pieces of information called “bits.” At it’s most basic, a bit is one piece of information, represented by a number. A unit of information with 40 bits, for example, would have 40 characters. But 40 bit encryption isn’t terribly difficult to crack using modern computers that crunch large number combinations quickly in order to determine every possible key. Such an effort is known as a "brute force attack," and it’s why increasingly complex encryption ciphers have been developed.

128 bit encryption adds 88 more bits to the key and, therefore, makes it much harder for would-be hackers to crack since the range of permutations runs well beyond the trillions: 2×10128 (see the number). 256 bit encryption, of course, is even stronger. It generates keys 2×10256 bits long (see the number).

All modern browsers have a symbol that indicates when a secure session has been initiated. Depending on browser, this typically involves either a broken or complete key or an open or closed lock. The complete key and closed lock symbols indicate active secure sessions.

Some browsers warn users when they enter a secure area from a regular area (and vice versa). The intent of such messages is understandable, but they may, nevertheless, startle users and make them feel as if they’ve done something wrong. If users see this sort of security “warning” while using the site, it simply means they’ve initiated a secure session and thereby entered the safest, most secure area of the site.

Site admins will share information with those who submit lead forms and/or otherwise indicate their interest in on-going communications, and any contact can opt-out of on-going communication at any time.

Site admins collect traffic and subscription information in the aggregate using services such as Google Analytics, FeedBurner, Campaign Monitor, HipMob, and HubSpot. Admins use this information for marketing and research purposes. From time to time, site admins may publicly or privately release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate (e.g., by publishing a report on site usage and traffic trends) for marketing or other business purposes. Otherwise, all individual user information and activity are treated as strictly confidential.

Cookies
This Website uses cookies to improve the user experience and ensure that it is functioning effectively.

In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this Website. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this Website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognise you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at aboutcookies.org

Whenever you use this Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies. By using this Website you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Notice and also to the use of cookies on the other country, regional or practice specific websites contained in studiohyperset.com that you may visit, as described in their accompanying cookie notices.

What cookies do we use and why?
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.

We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any other purpose.

We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this Website works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if you have registered and signed into this Website we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use this Website in more detail.

This Website does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to Website visitors.

Please email us at info@studiohyperset.com if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.

How to control cookies?
By using this Website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible.

Browser controls
Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see aboutcookies.org or cookiecentral.com/faq/.

Managing Analytics cookies
You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by visiting the Adobe and Google Analytics sites.

Managing Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies
A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of this Website use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website.

Social buttons
We use social buttons to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages. These are buttons for third party social media sites and these sites may log information about your activities on the Internet including on this Website. Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

External web services
We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this Website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

Email Communications
We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by emailing us at info@studiohyperset.com or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.

We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.