About the HIA > Privacy Policy

The HIA recognizes that you are concerned about privacy. We are committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your sensitive information. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our site. Our staff, contractors, Internet service providers and others involved in this site follow this policy or similarly strict policies regarding your information.

The HIA is committed to fully disclosing our policies regarding the collection, use, maintenance, disclosure and security of personal information obtained from users of our site. The term "personal information" includes a name, address, email address, or any other information that could be used to contact you directly or to identify you personally.
Use and Disclosure Limitations
The HIA only uses personal information about its Web site users for specific purposes. We do not share user information with third parties except when we have told users about the disclosures, when we have prior consent, or when required by law.

Use Policy: When the HIA gathers personal information from users, we ask for permission first. We also disclose, at the time of collection, how the information will be used by us. Personal information is used for activities such as auto-completion of commonly-used forms and helping us contact you when you solicit information from the HIA.

Disclosure Policy: We do not normally disclose personal information to anyone outside of the HIA unless we have previously informed users about the disclosures. However, some data may be used from time to time by outside contractors, including auditors or consultants, to assist us in carrying out necessary financial or operational activities. These uses will be consistent with this privacy policy and all contractors using this potential personal information must agree to safeguard it, to use it only for the authorized purpose, and to return it or destroy it upon completion of the activity.

The HIA might be required to disclose personal information in response to a valid legal process such as a subpoena, search warrant or court order.

Although unlikely, it is possible that we may have to make certain disclosures to ensure the security of our Web site, to protect its integrity, or to take precautions against potential liability. In any of these situations, we will take any reasonable steps to limit the scope of the data disclosed.

All our employees and processors who have access to the personal data of users and are associated with the processing of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of users’ personal data.

The HIA will work with users to resolve any complaints about our privacy policies or practices. If you have a complaint about our privacy and fair information practices policy or about our implementation of the policy, you can contact us. The HIA will try to resolve any problems that arise in a fair and prompt manner.
Technical Issues Related to Your Privacy
The HIA uses a number of specific technical tools and techniques to ensure convenient, reliable and timely service. While we work to ensure the security of personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and some of these tools and techniques may affect your privacy concerns.

As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Web Logs: The HIA maintains standard Web logs that record basic information about visitors to our Web site. These logs contain:

  • The Internet domain from which you came to our Web site.
  • Your IP address. An IP address is a series of numbers which uniquely identifies your connection to the Internet.
  • The type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Netscape) and operating system (e.g., Windows 98) you use.
  • The date and time you visited the site, and the pages you saw.

We use Web log information to design our Web site, identify popular features, and in similar ways. We do not try to identify individuals from Web logs or to link Web logs to other user information. However, if someone tries to damage our Web site or use it in an unauthorized or illegal way, we may share Web log information with law enforcement agencies. The HIA may provide aggregate information such as the number of users who visit particular pages of the site, or the number of people who link to certain external sites from our site, to other parties.

Links to Other Sites: The HIA provides links to other sources of information that we believe may be of interest to site visitors. We have no control over the content of the sites to which we link, and these sites may have different privacy policies which we encourage you to review.

Changes to Privacy Policy
The HIA’s features and services will change over time, and our information-gathering practices and policies may also change.

While our philosophy of protecting user information from inappropriate uses and disclosures will not change, this policy will be updated occasionally to include any change that materially affects the collection, maintenance, use or disclosure of personal information.

Other changes to this privacy policy statement that reflect refinements, improvements, updates and new features will be made as appropriate and posted as soon as possible. Whenever the privacy policy changes, we will modify the date and version number to reflect that a change was made.

How to Request and/or Correct Information
Although the HIA has no programs or utilities to collect information other than those which have been outlined in this privacy policy, you may request in writing any personal information about you that we hold, or correct or amend information about you if it is inaccurate.

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