Hyperaudio Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to all web sites and web services operated by the The Hyperaudio Project (referred to as attached in this policy) unless the web site or service has a separate privacy policy.

Except as described below, The Hyperaudio Project does not collect or require visitors to its web sites to furnish personally identifying information such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Like most web site operators, The Hyperaudio Project does collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site and date and time of each visitor request. The Hyperaudio Project also collects potentially-personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally identifying in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users.

The Hyperaudio Project’s purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how The Hyperaudio Project’s visitors use its web sites. To that end, The Hyperaudio Project may share potentially-personally identifying information with its employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations. The Hyperaudio Project may also release its results of such analyses of non-personally identifying information about visitors by publishing a report on web site usage trends. Otherwise, The Hyperaudio Project will not publicly release potentially-personally identifying information except under the same circumstances as The Hyperaudio Project releases personally identifying information. Those circumstances are explained below.

Community Members

Certain members of the The Hyperaudio Project community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to interact with The Hyperaudio Project in ways that require The Hyperaudio Project and others to know more about them. The amount and type of information that The Hyperaudio Project gathers from those members depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain portions of The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites or participate in live chat session(s) are asked to provide usernames that are used to identify content as having been posted by a particular member (who is identified by the username).

Developers, by comparison, are asked to provide contact information, up to and sometimes including telephone or fax numbers, so that they can be contacted as necessary. Typically, developers will be contacted by email, IRC (internet relay chat), or IM (instant messaging services). However, in the event of a time-sensitive question relating to the work the developer is doing in connection with The Hyperaudio Project and where other means of contact have failed, a developer’s phone number or fax number may be used to contact the developer. This information is available to The Hyperaudio Project employees, contractors, subsidiaries, and potentially to other members of the community. A developer can choose not to provide a phone number or fax number. On occasion, developers and other community members are contacted by email and asked for a physical address or geographic location so that they may be sent The Hyperaudio Project-related t-shirts and other schwag or invited to a meetup or other The Hyperaudio Project-related gathering. In such cases, the purpose for which their physical address is sought will be made explicit.

We also permit community members to provide their name and email addresses so that they can have a more direct engagement with The Hyperaudio Project and so that The Hyperaudio Project can send them information related to The Hyperaudio Project, such as educational material, promotional and cross-promotional material, surveys to be completed, messages about The Hyperaudio Project, events information, and other such information and materials. These are opt-in interactions where community members affirmatively sign-up for inclusion in a direct communication with The Hyperaudio Project (and with an ability to unsubscribe/opt-out on any email received). These campaigns may be conducted with the help of a third-party customer relationship manager to help us manage the database of information and its analysis and use, in each case such third party’s involvement with all the data collected will be solely on The Hyperaudio Project’s behalf. As part of these marketing campaigns, we might also ask you to provide demographic information such as gender, age, job or role, country, geographic location, and areas of interest. If we ask you for this information, we will use it to customize our communication with you and to better understand those interested in The Hyperaudio Project and its products. As part of these marketing campaigns, we may collect a campaign source ID, marketing campaign ID, and a campaign referrer ID. These types of information are used so that we may better understand your interests and the effectiveness of particular marketing campaigns. In each case, The Hyperaudio Project collects personally identifying information only insofar as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the community member’s interaction with The Hyperaudio Project.

Applicants for employment with The Hyperaudio Project are required to provide contact information, including name, street address, telephone number, and email address, as well as resume information. We use this information to process and evaluate the application for employment, and to communicate with the applicant about employment opportunities. If we elect to make an offer of employment, this information may become part of the employee file and may be used for other employment and work-related purposes.

The Hyperaudio Project is an open organization that believes in sharing as much information as possible about its products, its operations and its associations. Accordingly, community members should assume - as should most folks who interact with The Hyperaudio Project - that any personally identifying information provided to The Hyperaudio Project will be made available to the public. There are four broad exceptions to that rule:

  • 1. The Hyperaudio Project does not publicly release information gathered in connection with commercial transactions (i.e., transactions involving money), including transactions conducted through The Hyperaudio Project Store or donations to The Hyperaudio Project.

  • 2. The Hyperaudio Project does not publicly release personally identifying information collected in connection with an application for employment with The Hyperaudio Project.

  • 3. The Hyperaudio Project does not make publicly available information that is used to authenticate users the publication of which would compromise the security of The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites (e.g., passwords).

  • 4. The Hyperaudio Project does not make publicly available information that it specifically promises at the time of collection to maintain in confidence.

Outside those four contexts, users should assume that personally identifying information provided through The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites may be made available to the public.

Interactive Product Features

Certain The Hyperaudio Project products contain features that report, or that permit users to report, the user’s usage patterns and problems - whether caused by The Hyperaudio Project’s software, third-party software, or third-party web sites - to The Hyperaudio Project. The reports generated by these features typically include non-personally identifying information such as the configuration of the user’s computer and the code running at the time the problem occurred.

Some of these features give users the option of providing personally identifying information, though none of these features require it. Some The Hyperaudio Project software features that do permit users to provide personally identifying information advise, in advance, that such information will not be made publicly available. The Hyperaudio Project analyzes the information provided by these interactive product features to develop a better understanding of how its products are performing and being used. It does not use the information to track the usage of its products by identifiable individuals.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Where The Hyperaudio Project has collected personally identifying information subject to one of the four exceptions described in the Community Members section, above, it discloses that information only to those of its employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on The Hyperaudio Project’s behalf and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of these employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites, you consent to the transfer of your information to them, which may involve the transfer of your information to countries that may provide a lesser level of data protection than your country of residence. The Hyperaudio Project does not rent or sell such information to anyone. The Hyperaudio Project may be required to disclose information to the government or others. This may happen if we receive a valid search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other legal mandate. For example, the DMCA framework (specifically Section 512(h)) contains an expedited subpoena process for copyright holders to request and receive information service providers have regarding the identity of alleged copyright infringers. In certain other limited situations, The Hyperaudio Project may disclose personally identifying or other information, such as when necessary to protect our websites and operations (e.g., against attacks); to protect the rights, privacy, safety, or property of The Hyperaudio Project or its users; to enforce our terms of service; and to pursue available legal remedies. Additionally, The Hyperaudio Project may need to transfer personally identifying information to an affiliate or successor in the event of a change of our corporate structure or status, such as in the event of a restructuring, sale, or bankruptcy. We will retain any personally identifying information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy.


The Hyperaudio Project undertakes a range of security measures including physical access restraints, technical security monitoring, and internal security reviews of the environment to help to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. We also have policies in place to prohibit employees from viewing personal information without business justification.

Updating of Personally-Identifying Information

You may request access, correction, or deletion of your personally identifiable information or potentially personally identifiable information, as permitted by law. The Hyperaudio Project will seek to comply with such requests, provided that we have sufficient information to identify the personally identifiable information or potentially personally identifiable information related to you. To do so, users should look for links or contact information available on whichever The Hyperaudio Project web sites store the relevant information or contact The Hyperaudio Project by using one of the email addresses listed below.


A cookie is a string of information that a web site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the web site each time the visitor returns. Most major web sites use cookies. Because the browser provides this cookie information to the web site at each visit, cookies serve as a sort of label that allows a web site to “recognize” a browser when it returns to the site. The domain name in The Hyperaudio Project cookies will clearly identify their affiliation with The Hyperaudio Project and, where applicable, its third-party service provider.

How We Use Cookies

The Hyperaudio Project’s web site does not use cookies to help The Hyperaudio Project identify and track visitors, their usage of The Hyperaudio Project web sites, and their web site access preferences across multiple requests and visits to The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites.

The Hyperaudio Project only uses cookies to maintain the state of the user’s session.

Other Third Party Cookies

Content from other sources that is hosted on The Hyperaudio Project web sites may sometimes contain cookies that send information to those third parties. In certain cases, often associated with embedded content such as YouTube videos and other site linking buttons, a third party cookie may be set by the 3rd party content or provider. In these cases, the privacy policy of the 3rd party governs with respect to information that may be collected by and sent to the respective 3rd party. If you are concerned about these third party cookies, please see the information below on how to decline cookies.

How to Control the Use of Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. The Hyperaudio Project visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers by The Hyperaudio Project, its contractors, or third-party service providers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before linking to The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites. Certain features of The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Opt-out Procedures

If you do not want to allow your session visitation information on The Hyperaudio Project web sites to be aggregated and analyzed by The Hyperaudio Project (or its third-party analytics providers) you may utilize the following opt-out mechanisms listed here. Additionally, if you signed up to receive but no longer wish to receive electronic marketing communications from The Hyperaudio Project, you can opt-out from receiving these communications by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in any such communication you receive.

Web Analytics

The basic idea is to gather aggregate data about how people use The Hyperaudio Project web sites. The term usually used to describe this is “web analytics”.

We use the Plausible Analytics (https://plausible.io) service to keep track of page views and page clicks which. The data collected does not include any details that could identify the user in any way.

The Hyperaudio Project will use the web analytics data only to determine aggregate usage patterns for our web sites as described above. The Hyperaudio Project web sites do this by using either our own internal analytics software or by sending this information to a third-party service provider Plausible Analytics to help The Hyperaudio Project analyze this data. The Hyperaudio Project has agreements with its third-party service providers that they will not share this information with others or use the information for purposes other than to maintain the services they provide to The Hyperaudio Project.

More information on Plausible Analytics privacy policies can be found here https://plausible.io/privacy-focused-web-analytics

The Hyperaudio Project uses the information provided to develop a better understanding of how The Hyperaudio Project’s visitors use The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites, and to facilitate those visitors’ interactions with The Hyperaudio Project’s web sites. The Hyperaudio Project may make the aggregate data obtained from web analytics (including from our third-party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be personally identifying information or potentially-personally identifying information.

Privacy Policy Changes

By using the web sites, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy, please do not use the web sites. The Hyperaudio Project may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes will be reflected on this page. Substantive changes will also be announced through the standard mechanisms through which The Hyperaudio Project communicates with the The Hyperaudio Project community.

Dated: April 2022