Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Heterodyne (together with all other websites and services operated by or on behalf of Harptec Limited, the “Site”). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at the Site. This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms of Use.

1. Introduction

We are committed to respecting your online privacy, and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, personal profile, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. Currently, we do not require you to provide Personal Information in order to have access to the free commentary, analysis and news available on our Site. However, in order to provide you with some of the Site’s services, you must create a profile, register and provide your email address, username, password and other specified information. At a later time, you may add additional Personal Information to your profile.

If you are a registered user, you will have your own Harptec Limited email account (“Harptec Limited Email Account”). By using your Harptec Limited Email Account, you may send messages to and receive messages from other registered users and contributors. You are strictly prohibited from sending unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, spam, chain letters, etc. Any information that you send within such a message is visible only to the message recipients. Please note that some actions you take, such as replying to a topic, posting comments, etc. may subscribe you automatically to getting notifications to your Harptec Limited email account. Please further note that some notifications, such as a notification for receiving a private message to your Harptec Limited email account, may be enabled by default.

We may use your email address and Harptec Limited email account to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding our services, and those of our advertisers who may have relevant offers.

You may choose not to receive email from a particular sender by rolling your mouse over the text of an email in your Harptec Limited email account and blocking that sender. If you receive the email from Harptec Limited in an email account other than your Harptec Limited email account and wish to block that sender, simply go into your Harptec Limited email account and block that sender in the same way. Furthermore, if you do not wish to receive email from one of our advertisers, you may unsubscribe from receiving further email from that advertiser.

If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Site, we may transfer that Personal Information within Harptec Limited or to Harptec Limited’s third-party service providers, but only to provide services on the Site, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. The services provided by our third-party service providers may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, surveys and other features offered through our Site. If any transactions are conducted, such as your subscribing to Harptec Limited Pro, we may also share your name, contact information and credit card information with our authorized service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, and will process it in accordance with their privacy policies. Our current credit card service provider is “Braintree”; we recommend reading their privacy policy. The above provisions do not apply to personal information you provide us as a contributor such as date of birth or address. However, contributor details may be shared with our secure third party identification partners for the purpose of verifying contributor identities. Our current identity verification partner is “Idology”; we recommend reading their privacy policy.

Harptec Limited strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, Harptec Limited intends to adhere to the principles set forth in this Privacy Policy even if, in connection with the above, we transfer your Personal Information from your country to countries that may not require an “adequate” level of protection for your Personal Information. In other words, our goal is to provide protection for your Personal Information no matter where that Personal Information is collected, transferred, or retained. Finally, we may disclose your Personal Information or any information you submitted via the Site and its services (including via your Harptec Limited email account) if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, ii) enforce our Terms of Service including investigations of potential violations thereof, iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues, or iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Harptec Limited, its users, yourself or the public.

2. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

A “Web Cookie” is a string of information that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the site. We use Web Cookies to track the pages that users visit during each Site session, both to help us improve users’ experiences and to help us understand how the Site is being used. As with other non-Personal Information gathered from users of the Site, we analyze and disclose in aggregated form information gathered using Web Cookies, so as to help us, our partners and others better understand how the Site is being used. We do not attempt to link information gathered using Web Cookies to Personal Information. USERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON THEIR COMPUTERS SHOULD SET THEIR BROWSERS TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THE SITE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE SITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF WEB COOKIES. USERS WHO REFUSE WEB COOKIES ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.

3. Links to Other Sites

Our Site may contain links to other sites. Other sites may also reference or link to our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

4. Commitment

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and Harptec Limited’s Sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.

5. Your Consent

By using this Site, you consent to the terms of our Privacy Policy and to Harptec Limited’s processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.