Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site. It is HiFive’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors 

HiFive collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HiFive’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HiFive’s visitors use its website. 

HiFive also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users, users submitting contact information, and for users leaving comments on our blogs. HiFive only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left. 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information 

Certain visitors to HiFive’s website choose to interact with HiFive in ways that require HiFive to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HiFive gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive HiFive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, HiFive collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HiFive. HiFive does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. 

Aggregated Statistics 

HiFive may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, HiFive may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. HiFive may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HiFive does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information 

HiFive discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HiFive’s behalf or to provide services available at HiFive’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HiFive’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HiFive will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HiFive discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HiFive believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HiFive, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, HiFive may occasionally send you an email to tell you about legal news, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HiFive and our services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. HiFive takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HiFive uses cookies to help HiFive identify and track visitors, their usage of HiFive’s website, and their website access preferences. HiFive visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HiFive’s website, with the drawback that certain features of HiFive’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers 

If HiFive, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HiFive goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HiFive may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.  


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes 

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HiFive may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HiFive’s sole discretion. HiFive encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.