Updated on: April 2023

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process personal data through your use of our Site, Hopeful Panda at https://hopefulpanda.com as well as provide our full disclosure regarding our affiliate links.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

Personal Information We Collect and Why

When you visit our Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse our Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to our Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.


If you leave a comment on our Site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Contact and Subscription Forms

We collect communication data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact form or subscription form on our Site, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting, or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record-keeping, and for the establishment, pursuance, or defense of legal claims.

Orders and Purchases

When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through our Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, and payment information including credit card number, email address, and phone number.

Payments are accepted through PayPal, therefore, some of your data from purchases or attempts to make a purchase will also be passed to the respective third party, including the purchase total and your billing information.

PayPal’s privacy policy is available here: www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We may use the data we collect to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you if you have previously consented, expressed interest, asked for information about our goods and services, or made a purchase or transaction. However, you can opt out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time.

If you opt-out of receiving marketing communications, this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other purchases or transactions.

Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of the Site. Google Analytics collects information relating to your use of the Site, information about your devices such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data, and if you arrived at the Site via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

Google Analytics only collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visited our Site, not your name or other identifying information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.

For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit www.policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Data Retention

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data Security

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our and others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Your Rights

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example, if you make an order through our Site), or otherwise to pursue our business interests. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States.

Ads & Affiliate Disclosures

Earnings from advertising and affiliate links on this Site are used to support the upkeep of this website as well as the many hours spent writing, researching, editing, and managing the content of this Site. It’s because of these earnings that we are able to continue to provide free content and resources regularly on our Site.

If applicable, please consider disabling any ad blockers for our domain to support our Site. Thank you.

Advertising Disclosure

This Site uses Google Adsense and Ezoic to manage all third-party advertising on the Site. These advertisements are served when you visit the Site, which may use first and third-party cookies. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Site, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data, and if you arrived at the Site via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit www.policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

To view Ezoic’s privacy policy, visit www.g.ezoic.net/privacy/hopefulpanda.com

Affiliate Disclosure

Sometimes, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our Site through “affiliate links”, which means that if you click on the link and purchase the item or service, we may receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Disclosures are displayed on posts containing affiliate links.

These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites, products, and services. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of their products and services. For more information regarding a third-party site, its privacy policies, or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit their website and click on its information links or contact them directly.

Nonetheless, we still seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback or complaints regarding these links.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or feedback, you may email us at contact(AT)hopefulpanda(DOT)com.

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.