Last revised: October 15, 2009.
Acceptance and Consent:
Information Collection and Use:
Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information
When you register for an account, whether on HBN’s website or through a HBN application or other portion of the Service, we may require and/or request that you provide certain information, including both Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may also request and collect Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information about you when you administer or personalize your account after registration or otherwise interact with the Service and its functionality. For example, we may collect Your Information both when you enter promotions on or in connection with the Service as well as in connection with your transactions (such as, but not limited to, donations or the purchase of products) through the Service. Such transaction-related information may include payment information, such as information regarding your account with an online payment service provider. We may also collect Your Information from third party websites or other sources from which you download or access HBN applications, services or products that also make up part of the Service.
Certain of Your Information, such as your username and other information, may be publicly visible by other users of the Service, including, if permitted, when such users view your account profile page. When you register for an account, you may be able to adjust settings and preferences within your account to choose whether to share and make publicly visible other pieces of Your Information, and the Service may display Your Information based on the settings and preferences you choose. We encourage you to carefully consider what information to share as part of your account profile and elsewhere in the Service, and we recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and not use your real name as your username, since that may allow other users of the Service to identify you. Any information you choose to share should reflect how much you want other users of the Service to know about you. You can review and revise your account profile information at any time.
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the Service and various portions thereof, such as by completing your transactions and administering your inquiries. We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users of the Service to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and evaluate how the Service is used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance, by delivering products to you according to your preferences or restrictions. We may also use your Personal Information to contact you with communications such as HBN newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you.
We may share aggregated information that includes your Personal Information, Non-Identifying Information and Log Data (as described below) with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform tasks (such as, but not limited to, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Service) or to assist us in analyzing how the Service is used. These third parties have access to Your Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use Your Information for any other purpose. We may also provide Your Information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you.
We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of HBN or any third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.
Log Data and Cookies
Controlling Your Information:
You may decide to provide us with another party’s email address to allow us to contact and invite that party to visit or join the Service or so that HBN may facilitate your communication with such other party through methods of communication enabled by the Service (such as when you upload an address book). Such email addresses will be stored in the address book you create and will be used only for the purpose of sending email communications to the addressee.
Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected on the Service in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers" from illegally obtaining access to this information. We do not warrant or represent that your Account will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Service in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Your information may also be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, HBN transfers Your Information to the United States and processes it there. You hereby consent to any such transfer.
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