WEB Privacy Statement
Collecting and Using Personal Information
Welcome to HillCo’s websites (“HillCo Partners” and “HillCo”). We appreciate your interest in us. When you visit and navigate our sites and when you communicate with us via our sites, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Any non-public personal information that you may provide via our sites will be used solely for the purpose stated on the page where it is collected. (In some cases, and in all cases where required by law or regulation, you will be able to update the information that you provide to us either by sending us an email or, where you have established personal profiles with us, by updating your profile online.) HillCo will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of HillCo and its affiliated companies unless (a) expressly authorized by you, (b) necessary to enable HillCo contractors or agents to perform certain functions for us, or (c) required or permitted by law. In all cases, we will disclose the information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.
By “personal information,” we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, email address, or telephone number. From time to time, we may request personal information from you at our sites in order to deliver requested materials to you, respond to your questions, or deliver a product or service.
We welcome your comments or questions about our websites and have provided email boxes for that purpose. We will share your comments and questions with our customer service representative and those employees most capable of addressing your questions and concerns.
Please note that your email, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet email communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via non-cellular telephone at the numbers provided at various locations on our site.
Other Information; “Cookies” and “Tags”
You should also be aware that when you visit our websites, we collect certain information that does not identify you personally, but provides us with “usage data,” such as the number of visitors we receive or what pages are visited most often. This data helps us to analyze and improve the usefulness of the information we provide at these websites.
Like most commercial website owners, we may use what is known as “cookie” technology. A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser when you link to that website. It is not a computer program and has no ability to read data residing on your computer or instruct it to perform any step or function. By assigning a unique data element to each visitor, the website is able to recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve you when you return to that site. The cookie does not extract other personal information about you, such as your name or address.
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Linking to Other Sites
From time to time, HillCo websites may provide links to other websites, not owned or controlled by HillCo, that we think might be useful or of interest to you. We cannot, however, be responsible for the privacy practices used by other website owners or the content or accuracy of those other websites. Links to various non-HillCo websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by HillCo of these websites, any products or services described on these sites, or of any other material contained in them.
HillCo has adopted and adheres to security standards designed to protect non-public personal information at hillco.com against accidental or unauthorized access or disclosure. Among the safeguards that HillCo has developed for this site are administrative, physical and technical barriers that together form a protective firewall around the information stored at this site.
Changes to This Statement
HillCo may change this statement from time to time. We encourage you to periodically reread this policy to see if there have been any changes that may affect you. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.