Answer Happy - Privacy policy

This policy explains in detail how “Answer Happy” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Answer Happy”, “”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Answer Happy” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Answer Happy” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.

We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Answer Happy”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Answer Happy” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at “Answer Happy” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by “Answer Happy” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Answer Happy”. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails from the phpBB software.

Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “Answer Happy”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Answer Happy”, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

1. Responsible person and contact details

We offer an online platform on Answer Happy (hereinafter: the “site(s)”) where users can interact and share content. We process personal data in the context of this service. We respect your privacy and handle your personal data carefully in accordance with the General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR”).

This privacy statement applies to the processing of personal data of all users and visitors of the site.

If you have questions about or comments on this privacy statement, please contact [email protected].

We may change this privacy statement from time to time. When we publish a modified version, we clearly show this on our site. On this page you always find the most recent version of our privacy statement.

2. Processing of personal data

Personal data is all information that can directly or indirectly identify you as an individual, including your e-mail address, social links, and your IP address. Some information shared is at your discretion.

We process your personal data when you use Answer Happy and/or visit our site(s). Some personal data are mandatory to provide because they are necessary to offer our services, other data is optional to fill in. You can always change or delete voluntary entered personal data using your own account.

In the following, we explain why we process personal data, what personal data this can be and on what legal basis we do this.

Later in this privacy statement we explain with whom we share your personal data, how long we keep the personal data, what rights you have with regard to your personal data and how you can exercise these rights.

2.1. Use of site and cookies

When you visit our site(s), small text files are stored on your computer, smart phone or other device. These files are called “cookies”. For detailed information about the use of cookies and similar techniques, see our cookie statement in the banner when you first visit our site.

We process the following personal data from you:

IP address Details about you that may be in the title, description or content of the post or attachment

We process this personal data for the following purposes:

To give you access to Answer Happy; For analysis of the user behavior.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for purposes (1) and (2) is the performance of an agreement with you (the use of Answer Happy) and a legitimate interest to perform our services properly when you choose to use personal data to be part of the attachments you are uploading. The legal basis for purpose (3) is our legitimate interest in making work as optimally as possible and to improve Answer Happy for users.

2.2. Creating an account

You can register yourself by entering a username and e-mail address and by creating an account and you can register via your social media account. In that case, we process the personal data that is linked to your social media profile, depending on the privacy settings that you use there.

We process the following data for you:

A username you provide Automatically generated initials based on your first and last name (for example ‘JD’) Account photo or image (optional) E-mail address IP address

We process this personal data for the following purposes:

To allow you to use Answer Happy;

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for purpose (1) is the performance of an agreement with you (the use of With regard to the purposes (2), (3), and (4), we base ourselves on a legitimate interest to keep you informed of updates via, for example, your dashboard or e-mail, to analyze the usage of Answer Happy to improve our service for users.

2.4. Using Answer Happy

When you use Answer Happy, you can search, upload and download content and respond to other users. For this, it is necessary to process certain personal data, which we link to your account.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for the purposes (1), (2) and (6) is the performance of an agreement with you (the use of For the purposes (3), (4) and (5) we base ourselves on a legitimate interest to offer the user the best possible content.

2.5. E-mail notifications and marketing emails

We send emails to users who have created an account. It concerns the following types of emails:

Weekly updates; Tips and offers based on your use of Answer Happy about Updates about new features or important changes on the site, up to 6 times a year.

The following personal data is processed for this:

Your email address The content you have viewed with your account.

We process this personal data for the following purposes:

To inform you about our own services (including the activation of your account, confirmation of your payment, etc.). To send messages with relevant information about updates within the subjects and books you have viewed. To inform you about other services from

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for purpose (1) is our legitimate interest to keep you informed of offers and interesting messages about Answer Happy and to send personalized messages that match the content you have viewed. We ask your permission for the purposes (2) and (3). You can withdraw your consent at any time. You can unsubscribe from emails by clicking on ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of every email from us or by changing your preferences in your account settings.

2.6. Other

We may also process your personal data for the following purposes:

For the execution of business process, management reporting and internal management. The legal basis for this is our legitimate business interest. To combat and prevent fraud and/or abuse of Answer Happy and to protect the position of us and/or third parties. The legal basis for this is our legitimate business interest. To ensure the security and stability of IT systems. The legal basis for this is our legitimate business interest.

3. Sharing your personal data

3.1. Sharing internally

Answer Happy shares your personal data internally only with employees who are authorized to have access to your details when this is necessary for their work.

4. Outsourcing work and collaborating with partners

In addition, as part of the outsourcing of certain activities, we may share personal data with external parties, so called processors, with whom we have concluded processing agreements and who may not use your data for their own purposes.

Some external parties are independently or jointly responsible with Answer Happy for the processing of your personal data, for example if you create an account there (e.g. Facebook or PayPal). We also conclude agreements with these parties about the careful processing of your data.

4.1. Other

We may provide your personal data to other parties that we need within the framework of our services, such as lawyers or bailiffs. For the rest, we only provide data to third parties with your consent or if we are required to do so by law or regulation, we are forced to do so as a result of legal proceedings and/or in the event that we consider it necessary to protect our own interests and/or the interests of third parties.

5. Storage periods

We keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed as described in this privacy statement. In certain cases we are obliged to keep (certain) personal data longer when a legal retention period applies. If we need to retain personal data for a longer period based on the legitimate interest to protect our rights or those of third parties, we will retain the personal data necessary for this purpose until the relevant incidents and/or claims have been concluded.

When you exercise your right to remove your personal data, you can in some cases delete your data earlier. We explain this below, under the heading ‘Your rights’.

We use the following storage periods:

Use of site and cookies (see our cookie statement) Account information; until you delete your account or have been inactive on Answer Happy for what we deem an extended period of time; E-mail notifications: until you unsubscribe.

6. Security

We take the protection of personal data seriously and Answer Happy takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, authorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. Our platform is hosted on an encrypted storage device and protected by web application firewalls. If there is a breach to our services, hardware, or any sensitive information we will immediately communicate this with affected users through email. In addition, you can take the following measures yourself to secure your account:

Use a strong password; Inform us of changes in your personal data or incidents concerning your personal data in a timely manner; Be careful when disclosing personal information about yourself in your public account, via social media and through messages; Log out after your visit to our site when using a public computer.

7. Your rights

You can request us to exercise your rights with regard to your personal data:

Withdrawing permission: you can ask us to withdraw your consent once it has been granted. We then stop processing your personal data in the future, unless there is another reason that requires us to do so. Access: you can ask us which personal data we process from you. If we do so, we will share with you which personal data is processed, with what purpose, with which third parties it is shared, the storage periods used, the source of which personal data may have been collected from outside of you and information about any automated decision-making. In your own account you can view most of your data and check for accuracy. Correction: you can request us to improve or supplement your personal data if this personal data is incorrect or incomplete. In your own account you can check and adjust most of your data. Disposal: you can request us to delete your personal data if the personal data is not relevant for the purpose for which it is collected, when permission has been withdrawn, when you object to a processing of personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest or when the processing of personal data is unlawful. You can always delete your own account. Sometimes we are obliged to keep your data for some time, see the heading ‘storage periods.’ Limitation of processing: you can request us to limit the processing of your personal data when the correctness of the personal data is disputed, the processing of personal data is unlawful but you do not want it to be deleted, or waiting for the response on a request for exercising the right of objection. In that case, we still store the data, but we do not process it further. Objection: you can object to the processing of your personal data when the data processing is based on our legitimate interest, including the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes. Data transfer (data portability): you can request us to obtain your personal data in a structured, current and machine readable form or transfer it to another organization when the data processing takes place automatically and is based on permission or an agreement.

You can submit a request to exercise the above rights by contacting us at [email protected]. We aim to respond within four weeks of receiving the request.

8. Advertisements & Links

Answer Happy incorporates advertisements and affiliate links in our Platform. The most popular affiliate marketing programs Answer Happy utilizes come from Google, Amazon, and eBay - to name a few. Commissions earned from these programs go back into supporting and maintaining Answer Happy. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a users prior visits to your website or other websites. Googles use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendors use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

9. Minors

Answer Happy is aimed at users from the age of 16.