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Our Privacy Policy

1. Collection of Your Personal Data

Host My Hive collects personal data when you register with Host My Hive. This includes your name/username, email address and location. In circumstances where the below information is not provided to us we may be unable to provide our services to you and carry out our contractual obligations with you.

Information we collect directly from you

Host My Hive collects personal data when you register with Host My Hive. This includes:

  • your name/username, address, email address, number and other contact details;

  • your location and the location where you are interested in finding a host; and

  • your preference to gardening or beekeeping or other, and any other information you publicly display on your profile description.

We also give you the option of providing a photo or video to be associated with your Host My Hive user ID. If your personal details change, it is your responsibility to update your Host My Hive account with those changes, so that we can keep our records complete, accurate and up to date.


What other Services users can see about you

You are not anonymous to us when you log into the Services or post any content (including blog comments, forum comments, direct chats to us, forum posts, optional donations and emails) on this website or any links deriving from this website.

When you:

  • use Host My Hive to post a blog comment or forum comment, or create a new forum post, or chat, or provide feedback on other users, or optional payments; or

  • otherwise communicate in a public forum on the Services,

your user ID and all the material that you post is visible to other Host My Hive users and is also publicly available to other internet users. We strongly encourage you to use caution and discretion when posting.

Host My Hive does not in any way control, and does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, the disclosure or use of personal data which is voluntarily posted by you in a publicly accessible area of the Services.

2. How We Use Your Personal Data

Host My Hive may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

Identification and authentication

Legal ground(s) for use: We need to perform this function in order to allow you to access the services.

To protect Host My Hive and the users of the Services

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our (and users) legitimate interests to ensure that our Services is secure.

To customise the content and any advertising displayed on the Services and permit content on the Services (such as postings or third party advertisements) to be targeted, on an aggregate basis, to the users for whom it is most likely to be relevant

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our legitimate interest to provide you with content and advertisements that are tailored to your interests.

To improve our services and develop new service features

Legal ground(s) for use: We need some of your personal data in order to provide the services to you; it is in our legitimate interests to provide you the best possible services.

To provide, maintain and protect our Services and to verify the identity of authorised users of the Services.

Legal ground(s) for use: We need to perform this function in order to provide a safe and secure environment for our users and we have legitimate interests in protecting the integrity of the Services we offer.

Providing your information to a user with whom you have or had matched with through Host My Hive

Legal ground(s) for use: We need to use your personal data in this way to provide the services you request.

As required by law, order of a court, tribunal or regulator or if Host My Hive reasonably believes that the use or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary for enforcement related activities

Legal ground(s) for use: On such occasions, we are required by law to process your personal data.

To contact you to inform you about promotions or upcoming changes or improvements to our services

Legal ground(s) for use: We only contact you for marketing purposes with your consent; we may contact you regarding changes in our services because it is in our legitimate interests to keep you informed about service changes that may affect you. See section below for further detail about marketing.

To contact you to administer our User Agreement:

Legal ground(s) for use: for example, we may notify you of a breach, or action a request for a take down notice in response to a claim of copyright infringement.**

To conduct research

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our legitimate interests to improve the platform through user questionnaires and feedback requests via the platform.

To expand our user base

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our legitimate interest to inform potential users about the Services we offer.

To develop our relationships with affiliate service providers and provide or arrange internal or external verification services obtained by you via the Services

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our legitimate interests to engage service providers and verification services.

To generate data reports on an aggregated, non-personally identifiable basis, for both internal and third party use, but subject to any applicable laws (for example, we may show advertisers or investors trends relating to the general use of Host My Hive's services); and

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our legitimate interests (and the interests of our partners and affiliates) to understand how you and other users engage with our services.

Your contact information may also be used for marketing purposes, by third party service providers to Host My Hive, and to respond to any enquiry you make

Legal ground(s) for use: It is in our legitimate interests to engage service providers to assist us in delivering the services you request.

When you contact Host My Hive, we may keep a record of the communication(s) between you and Host My Hive to help resolve any issues you might have.

Legal ground(s) for use: We retain information when we are required to do so by law and because it is in our legitimate interests to protect our legal rights.

If other user(s) of the Services already have your userID (or other information identifying you), and you have chosen to upload a photo or other personal information to your Host My Hive account, we may show those user(s) that personal information;

Legal ground(s) for use: We display your photo to other users who have your userID only with your consent, which you supply by uploading your photo.

3. Cookies and other Similar Technologies;

Please refer to this web page for information about how we store cookies: and if you are still not sure about quite what cookies are, click on this link:

4. How We Share Your Personal Data (for more information, check the Wix Data Collection Policies.

Host My Hive may disclose the information We collect from you as follows:

  • Service Providers. We may share your personal data with third party service providers that provide business, verification, professional or technical support functions for us, help us operate our business and the services, or administer activities on our behalf.

  • Other Third Parties. We may share your personal data with other third parties who participate in Host My Hive marketing initiatives, as authorised by you, and with consultants, advisors and analytics providers as necessary to measure and improve the services we provide to you.

  • Legal Matters & Safety. We may share your personal data to respond to judicial process or provide information to law enforcement or regulatory agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted or required by law. We may also share your personal data if we believe there has been a violation of our terms, our rights, or the rights of any third party.

  • Sale or Transfer of Business or Assets. In the event that we, or any of our businesses, are sold or disposed of, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, your personal data may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with the transaction.

  • With Your Permission. We may share your personal data with any other third party with your consent or as necessary to deliver a service you requested.

Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We will take all reasonable steps to protect the information we hold about you from unauthorized access, use and disclosure, however we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information, or that our systems will be completely free from third party interception or are incorruptible from viruses. We cannot and do not guarantee that information you send from your computer to us over the Internet will be protected by any form of encryption (encoding software). In light of this, we cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security or privacy of your personal information. You transmit your personal information to us at your own risk. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security of your passwords and/or account information.

5. Third Parties

The Services may contain links to third party websites including the networks of our valued affiliate service providers, advertisers, and PayPal, or make available services obtained from third parties, including verification services by third party verification providers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, for instance PayPal payment system, or use any services obtained from third party service providers via the Services that requires you to provide personal data directly to such third parties (for instance third party verification providers), note that they have their own privacy policies. If you use our Services to link to another site, or use a service obtained from a third party service provider via the Services, you will be subject to that site's or third party's terms and conditions of use, privacy policy and security statement. We strongly encourage you to view these before disclosing any of your personal information on such sites. Host My Hive does not control, and does not accept any responsibility or liability for, the privacy policy of, and use of personal information by, any party other than Host My Hive, including any user of the Site, the operators of any website to which the Site links, or third party service providers to whom you directly provide your personal information (including sensitive information if relevant) to.

6. International Transfers

We will not internationally transfer your data.

7. Your Rights and Choices

We will allow you, at any time, to access, edit, update, restrict processing and/ or delete the personal data that we hold about you or to receive a copy of it in a portable format by contacting us on the contact form found on the home page. Where we process your personal data with your consent, you may withdraw it at any time. You also have a right to object to processing based on legitimate interests or These rights may be limited in some circumstances, for example, if:

  • We are legally permitted or required to deny you access to, and/ or to retain, the information because we are subject to a legal requirement or have a compelling legitimate interest; or

  • You make a request that is unreasonably repetitive, requires Host My Hive to make a disproportionate effort, risks the privacy of others, or there are other valid reasons why we cannot comply.

We need to prevent information in our systems from being accidentally or maliciously destroyed. This means that, where you delete information from our services, residual copies of that information on our active servers, as well as any corresponding information on our back-up systems, may not be immediately deleted.

If you have concerns about how we handle your personal information or require further information, please email Host My Hive using the contact form provided on the Services. If you have unresolved complaints, you have the right to complain to a data protection authority.


We retain your personal data for as long as is necessary with regard to the purposes for which it was collected or lawfully further processed, or for as long as may be necessary in light of our legal obligations or in order to allow us to pursue, defend or exercise legal claims.

9. Contact us

If you have any questions about this Policy or about the manner in which we process your personal data, please contact us using the contact form on the home page.

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