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
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 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
|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
|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.
|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.
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
|Although the HIA has no programs
or utilities to collect information other than those
you may request in writing any personal information
about you that we hold, or correct or amend information
about you if it is inaccurate.
This Web site
is owned and operated by:
Hemp Industries Association
870 Market St, Suite 1146
San Francisco, CA 94102