Privacy Policy

Last updated on: February 10th, 2021

This website is owned and operated by Golden Ape Media LLC.

References to “us,” “we,” “our,” or “Hashtag Income” refer to Golden Ape Media, LLC and its parents, subsidiaries, divisions, successors, and assigns, if any.  This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by us via any method or platform.

This Privacy Policy also applies to all information collected by us or any third-parties applications you interact with on the website (“Site”) or other platforms, including any short message service (“SMS”), contest, sweepstakes, campaign, or service hosted by us (collectively, the “Services”).

By access the Services, regardless of the manner, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.  We take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

Do not provide information about others unless you are authorized to do so and consent to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect From You

We collect information from you when you use the Services. The information we collect from you includes: (1) information you provide directly to us; (2) information we may collect automatically; and (3) other information, such as information about your device, location information, information from social networking services, and information from other sources. Some of this information may be collected using cookies. Our use of cookies to collect data is described in our Cookie Policy. The information we collect may include information that personally identifies you or can be used alone or combined with other information to identify you as an individual (“personal information”). Examples of personal information include, but are not limited to, your name, your physical or email address, and your date of birth. 

Information You Provide Directly to Us

We may collect and store information you provide to us directly, including information you provide to us when you register for the Services, like your name, username, and password; records and copies of your correspondence to us (including email addresses); your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete; your search queries on the Site; SMS messages you send as a part of a Campaign; information you post to message boards, in chat areas; and information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

Information We Collect from Others

We may also collect personal information about you, your online activities, and your interactions with us, our affiliates, or others. We may receive additional information about you, from sources such as advertisers who advertise on our site, our affiliates and vendors, and other commercial sources and third parties. We may also receive information from third parties that identifies your interactions with our Services across multiple devices.

We may combine all of the personal information and non-personal information we collect or receive about you and use or disclose it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy, including to help us better tailor content, advertising, and offers to your interests and needs.

Information Collected Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we, and our third-party service providers, vendors, and advertisers may use automatic data collection technologies to collect:

  • Details of your visits to our Site, including traffic pattern data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use with our Services.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, and browser type.
  • Geolocation information.
  • Information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages are opened or forwarded.
  • Demographic information that is about you individually.

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). For more information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking, please see section below titled “Your Choices About Your Information”.

We may aggregate automatically collected information with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. This information helps us to improve our Services and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Customize our Services according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you use our Services.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Site and to certain other platforms for our Services. For more details on how we use Cookies, please scroll down to see our Cookie Policy below.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Services may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Site and to certain other platforms for our Services. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. The Services, pages of our Site, and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related Services statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity).
  • Google Analytics. We use third-party service providers for web analytic services, such as Google Analytics, with our Services to provide us with statistics and other information about the Services and visitors to the Site and to certain other platforms for our Services.
  • Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services. It is temporarily downloaded on your device from our web server or a third-party service provider with whom we work, is active only while you are connected to the Services and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
  • Location–identifying Technologies. We use GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
  • Device Fingerprinting. Device fingerprinting is the process of analyzing and combining sets of information elements from your device’s browser, such as JavaScript objects and installed fonts, in order to create a “fingerprint” of your device and uniquely identify your device and applications.

For further information on tracking technologies and your choices regarding them, please see section below titled “Your Choices About Your Information”.

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some Services, including advertisements, and some Campaigns, are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or third parties, and we do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. By linking to such websites or using such third parties’ services, we are not endorsing their content or practices. We encourage you to be aware when you access any such third-party links and to read the privacy policies of each website you access. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, please see section below titled “Your Choices About Your Information”.

Online Communities and Social Networking Services

The Site may include certain online communities and other interactive features, such as user profiles, forums, message boards and chat rooms. You may be asked to choose a user or member name in order to participate in certain features of the Services, which will be available to the general public while you participate in some features of the Services, such as the online communities. We recommend that you not use your real name or other personally identifying name. Information you post in such public areas of the Sites is publicly available and may be viewed by and shared with other users. You can restrict user access to certain information through the privacy preferences setting on your account. However, although we strive to use commercially reasonable efforts to implement these privacy preferences, no system or security measure is perfect or impenetrable. You should always be cautious when giving out personal information to others in public online forums. We are not responsible for protecting such information that you may disclose to third parties through the Sites (e.g., sending your contact information to another user through the chat service). 

We also work with third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through the Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services to share our content with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, while using our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends about your use of the Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking service, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.

How We Use Your Information

Information you provide is used to process Your requests and to provide You with the services You desire. We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Services and to otherwise carry out, evaluate, market, analyze, personalize and improve our Services, which may include storing your information and providing access and sharing of your information with our agents, vendors, suppliers, affiliates, third-party service providers, advertisers and other third parties.
  • To administer Campaigns that utilize automatic telephone dialing systems, but only if you’ve opted in. When you sign up to participate in a Campaign, the information you provide may also be provided to our Campaign advertisers, operators, and sponsors, and the use of that information will be governed by those advertisers’, operators’, and sponsors’ privacy policies or practices.
  • To contact you via email and otherwise about the Services, your account, events, services or products that we think might be relevant or of interest to you.
  • For any other purpose stated in this Privacy Policy.

How We Share Your Information

Information you provide may be used and shared in an effort to present You with other special offers and promotions that may become available. The extent to which We use and share Your Customer Information depends upon the nature of and purpose for which We use and share it. A summary of how We share Your Customer Information with third parties is set forth as follows:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, agents, vendors, suppliers, advertisers, service providers, third-party data providers, second-party consortiums, and other third parties we do business with, or which we use to support our business, to use in performing certain functions or services on our behalf, conducting analyses, sending communications from us, including as a part of a Campaign, or marketing directly to you.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information about our Services is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an email address to use the “email a friend” feature of our Services, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipients.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

We reserve the right, and you hereby expressly authorize us, to disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any subpoena, court order, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Service.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights and property or to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
  • To a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us (in which case we will require such entities to honor this Privacy Policy).

Your Choices About Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you control over your information:

  • Your Information. You may review and update certain member profile information by logging in to the relevant portion of the Services where such information may be updated.
  • Unsubscribe from Emails. To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that email newsletter. When we send newsletters to subscribers, we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages in those newsletters, or we may send sponsored or dedicated messages on behalf of those advertisers or partners. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Opt-out from SMS messages. To stop receiving SMS messages after you’ve signed up for a Campaign, just reply “STOP” to opt out and cancel the service.  After you send the message “STOP” to us, we will send you a reply message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive messages from us. 
  • Data Subject Access Request. To submit a data subject access request, please email us at [email protected], or write to Golden Ape Media, LLC, Privacy Department, 9400 NE 121st Place, Kirkland, WA 98034. 
  • Third-Party Cookies. To opt out of anonymous third-party advertising cookies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website by clicking here.

Internet Based Advertising (IBA).  

You can exercise your online advertising choices at and You may also opt out of receiving IBA from many sites through the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at the NAI Service, and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) at the DAA consumer choice service.  The tools provided on the DAA opt-out page and  NAI opt-out page are provided by third parties, and not us. We do not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools. Some of our third-party service providers require us to specifically list their opt-out links, and those links, as well as opt-out links for other providers we may use, are listed below. When you opt out, you may receive an “opt-out” cookie so that the network will know not to assign you new cookies in the future. You will continue to receive ads, but not behaviorally targeted ads. If you erase your browser’s cookies, you may need to perform this process again. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.

Cookie Policy

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What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

You can learn how to manage cookies on your web browser by following the Browser Cookies Guide.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies. If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Email newsletters related cookies. This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Forms related cookies. When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Affiliate tracking cookies. When you click a link on our website that leads to a retailer, a cookie is set to remember that you clicked that link on our website and allow the retailer to track any sales that are made by visitors from our website and credit us. You can review our affiliate disclosure.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

Accepting and rejecting cookies

Where legally permissible, Your continued use of a website after being presented with a cookie banner containing an opt-out link will be considered consent to the use of cookies. If legally required, You will be provided with a clear message about what cookies are used and their purpose and the cookie will not be deployed unless and until that consent is provided by You (e.g. clicking “accept” or “I agree”). Consent is not required under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations for cookies that are strictly necessary. You can manage the use of cookies on this Website by clicking on the link provided in the “Opt-Out Procedures” above.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, customers who are California residents are entitled to annually request and obtain information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing. If applicable, the information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared personal information for the immediately prior calendar year. 

If you are a California resident you may opt-out of further communications and request access to or deletion of your data by submitting a data subject access request. To submit a data subject access request, email your request to thehashta[email protected] or write to Golden Ape Media, LLC, 9400 NE 121st Place, Kirkland, WA 98034. Please note that not all information sharing is covered under the California law, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals

Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to online services you visit. California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “do not track” browser settings. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. For more information on “do not track,” please visit

How We Secure Your Information

We have implemented a variety of encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. We also maintain procedural safeguards that restrict access to Your information to employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who need to know Your information to provide the products and services that You request.

Additional PCI Requirement as a Service Provider.

We acknowledge to our customers that We are responsible for the security of cardholder data We possess or otherwise store, process, or transmit on behalf of the customer, or to the extent that We could impact the security of the customer’s cardholder data environment.

International Users

Please do not visit Hashtag Income or use the Services from any location within the European Union (“EU”); the Services are not intended to be accessed from the EU, and we may restrict access to the Services from other countries or regions. Please be aware that the information we collect through the Services will be transferred to and stored on our servers in the North America. By using the Services, you acknowledge and consent to the transfer and processing of your personal information in the United States as described in this Privacy Policy. Please be aware that the data protection laws and regulations applicable to your personal information transferred to the United States may be different from the laws in your country of residence.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].

Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions on Hashtag Income. Such changes will be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.