We respects each individual's right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information only in the ways disclosed in this statement.
We gather two types of information about you: 1) data that you provide, and 2) data that we gather. We gather data through aggregated tracking, mainly by tallying web pages that are viewed by you throughout the website.
We ask for certain details regarding yourself and your location (i.e. state, zip code, area code, gender, etc.) to assist us when analyzing polling and other business related data. When you participate in any of our polls, we will use your vote and information about you and your location to be able to create detailed charts, graphs, and maps showing where and how members voted. We will never specifically identify you and your vote, but we will use your vote and other votes to create charts and graphs which show voting differences in various regions, and other areas. When a poll is complete, we might show a breakdown by US state, area code, zip code, gender, etc. for members and others to analyze.
This Website is not directed to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
We use the information you provide us to enhance your experience on the HMP website, and we use the information internally to assist us in determining the features we provide. For example, we might have some information specifically relating to people in a particular area of the country. When you provide your area code, or zip code, this allows us to send the information only to those who live in that area.
Please note that information submitted to a "contact us" or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless we disclose otherwise at the time you submit the request.
We collect information by specifically requesting it from you. Generally this occurs when you register or request information or a service. Usually, we use your information to operate the website and to deliver services. We also may use your information to inform you about other products and/or services available from HMP affiliates.
We also collect the IP address assigned to your internet connection. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the internet so that your computer can be identified by the main computers, known as "servers", that "serve" web pages. This allows us to identify and gather general information and data about you, such as the web pages you view.
We do collect IP addresses for the purposes of: helping us diagnose problems with the computer server, for system administration, to produce a report of aggregated information, and to audit the use of this website. When you request web pages from this website, our web servers log your IP address. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you will remain anonymous to us. For example, we collect and/or track the home server domain name, the type of computer, and the type of web browser used by you to access this website. Such collection and tracking information is gathered by us as you navigate through this website, and shall be used by us for business purposes only.
We can, and will, use IP addresses to identify you when we feel it is necessary to protect the service, site, users, or others.
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of registration. HMP website allows you to correct or update certain Personal Information you have provided and to change your subscriptions or preferences regarding marketing information you receive from HMP. You may do so by logging in to your account and using the links provided on the "My Account" or similar page of HMP website. HMP will implement your requested changes in our active databases as soon as we reasonably can. When you edit your Personal Information or change your preferences at HMP website, information that you remove may persist internally for administrative purposes. Also, please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. If you have made any public postings on HMP website, such as in Community Forums or other community sections of HMP website, these communications cannot generally be removed.
You may opt out of receiving marketing e-mails by following the opt-out instructions provided to you in those e-mails. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of HMP website or HMP services, such as administrative and services announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt out from marketing e-mails. If you sign up to receive SMS or MMS messages from HMP, you may unsubscribe from any SMS or MMS messages received by replying "STOP".
By showing how and when users use the website, cookies help us see which areas of the website are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the website are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.
You may occasionally get cookies from business partners. We do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by such third-party web servers is standard in the internet industry.
Web Beacons: Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs"), may be included in our web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to a Site, to monitor how users navigate HMP wesite, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts: An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with our website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to HMP website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
As a general rule, we will not disclose any specific personal information that you submit to us about you in a manner that connects you with the personal information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed.
We may disclose some or all of your personal information to business associates, but this use will be specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data.
From time to time, you may be "offered" the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt to receive information from these third parties, we will (with your permission) share your name and e-mail address with such third parties. Also, we may keep track of what portions of the website users are visiting and other user statistics, and aggregate this information to help me create a better experience for users of this website. This is all done without knowing your name or other personal information in order to describe the viewers and services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
We may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms & Conditions, or may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with any of our rights or property, other users, or anyone else. We may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
In case you change your mind or some personal information changes (such as your zip code or e-mail address), we will try to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal information that you gave us. We will also give you the opportunity to control the communications we direct to you. If you wish to update personal information or object to any usage provided herein for any reason, you may e-mail the requested change to us at: email@example.com.
You should be aware that when you are on this website you can hyperlink, or be directed to, other websites that are beyond our control and/or outside the service. For example, if you "click" on a advertisement or a search result, the "click" may transfer you off the website. These other websites may include sites of advertisers, sponsors, and partners that may use HMP logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may send their own cookies to you, collect data, or solicit Information.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out information on-line (for example, via message boards or forums) that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. While we strive to protect your information and privacy,we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose on-line, and you disclose such information at your own risk.
The security of all information associated with the users is an important concern to us. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to the servers which this website is located. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers (SSL). However, "perfect security" does not exist on the internet.
HMP website is operated in the United States and HMP operates its business in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Asia, Africa, South America, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using HMP website or our features or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
Please be aware that when you click on links that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to their respective privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the internet, we cannot be responsible for practices employed by websites linked to or from this website nor the information or content contained therein. These links are provided for informational purposes only.
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Revised: October 1, 2015