or "we"), regarding the collection, use, disclosure and protection
of the following types of information:
• Information obtained when you and other users ("you" or "Users")
visit the www.hsmtgroup.com web site (the "Site").
• Information obtained through e-mail communications with you related
to the Site
from you by other means (including offline) or from other sources. Your
use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of all of the terms and conditions
with respect to your information that is in compliance with this Privacy
to review this page from time to time. Your continued use of this Site
accept the changes.
please do not visit this Site.
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We require you to provide us with certain information about yourself when
you register with this Site and when you request products and services.
We also collect information from you when you participate in contests
and surveys, when you respond to requests for feedback and when you submit
postings to public areas of this Site, such as moderated discussions and
The information we collect may include information from which you may
be personally identified ("Personally Identifiable Information"),
such as name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail
address, and also may include certain business information, such as employer
name, occupation, job function, job title and buying information (e.g.,
preferences or history). We also will collect credit card and related
information when you request a product or service for which there is a
charge. This Site only collects Personally Identifiable Information with
Automatic Data Collection
When you visit this Site, we may collect the IP address of your computer.
We also automatically record other information that identifies your computer
to this Site and tracks your behavior on the Site. For example, we may
record how many times you visit this Site and your navigation within the
Site. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information in this manner;
however, if you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, we
may associate that information with the information that is collected
Methods used to collect this information may include "cookies"
and "clear GIFs" (also known as "pixel tags" or "beacons").
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a
server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most browsers allow Users
to block the receipt of cookies, but doing so may compromise your ability
to use certain features of this Site. A clear GIF is a small graphic image,
typically used in connection with cookies, that is placed on a web site
or in an e-mail message. A clear GIF can monitor certain user behavior,
such as your usage of the web site, whether you opened an e-mail message
or whether you clicked on a URL in an e-mail message.
Some of the materials included on this Site, including advertising, may
be served by third parties. These third parties, in the course of serving
such materials, may collect information regarding your use of this Site
and how you respond to e-mail communications, using methods that may include
those described in the preceding paragraph. Collection, use, disclosure
and security of information collected by third parties are subject to
the privacy policies of those third parties. You may view the privacy
policy of DoubleClick, a third party that serves ads to this Site, at
How We Use Your Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information that we collect on this Site
for the following purposes:
• To provide you with this Site and other products and services, such
as electronic and print publications and newsletters.
• To respond to your inquiries and contact you about changes regarding
• To provide you with e-mail, fax and other notices (such as expiration
and renewal notices) and inquiries regarding your account and the products
or services that you are receiving, and for billing and collection purposes.
• For any other purpose disclosed at the time the information is collected
or to which you consent.
We also may use your information to better understand the needs of our
Users and to improve our Site. For example, we may use this information
to determine what portions of the Site are most popular and the demographics
of our Users generally. Cookies and other User information also enable
us to customize your experience on the Site.
We may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers or
to administer our Site. We may also use IP addresses to help identify
a User during a particular session and to gather data regarding use of
Newsletters and Offers
We may use the information you provide us to send you e-mail, fax and
other communications on behalf of HSMT. These communications may include
e-mail newsletters that are relevant to this Site, as well as offers for
other HSMT services. All of these communications will include instructions
explaining how you can request that we not send you ("opt out"
of) future communications of the same type.
We also may use your information to send you e-mail, fax and other communications
on behalf of unaffiliated third parties. When you register with and provide
information to this Site you will be given an opportunity to opt out of
our sending you offers on behalf of third parties. In addition, each of
these communications will include instructions for opting out of receiving
future third party offers from us. You may also opt out of receiving third
party offers from this Web Site at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "opt out - third party."
Our Disclosure of Your Information
We will not disclose your information to anyone outside of HSMT, except
as described in this section.
We may disclose aggregated anonymous statistics about many Users to advertisers,
content and service providers and other affiliated and unaffiliated companies.
We sometimes engage third parties to perform services for us, including
in connection with this Site, that require us to disclose Users' Personally
Identifiable Information to them. If we make any such disclosure, we will
require such parties to keep the information confidential and to use it
only to perform the services.
We also may disclose your information to third parties that wish to market
products or services that may be of interest to you. We will require these
parties to keep any Personally Identifiable Information provided by us
confidential and use it only to market and provide their products or services
or with your approval. When you register with and provide information
to this Site, you will be given an opportunity to opt out of our disclosing
your Personally Identifiable Information as described in this paragraph.
You may also opt out of such disclosures at any time by sending an e-mail
with the subject line "do not disclose."
The only other times we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information
collected on this Site are as follows:
• In the event of an asset sale, merger, consolidation, restructuring,
reorganization, liquidation or other similar transaction involving HSMT
or this Site, we may transfer some or all User information, including
Personally Identifiable Information, to the successor company.
• We will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when we believe
such disclosure is required by law or for the protection of persons or
We use reasonable security safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable
Information we collect on this Site from unauthorized access, use, modification
or disclosure. However, due to the design of the Internet and other factors
outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between
you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
Right to Access and Change Information
You may view and update information that you previously submitted to this
Site by visiting the registration page for this Site. However, a request
to change information may not be accommodated if the request would conflict
with legal requirements or result in incorrect information. Requests to
view or change personal information may take a few days to process.
out of our using or disclosing your Personally Identifiable Information.
Typically, an 'opt out' request will be specific to a particular service
or product. For example, if you opt out of receiving third party offers
from this Site, you may continue to receive third party offers from other
HSMT web sites not associated with this Site. Similarly, opting out of
our disclosing Personally Identifiable Information collected on this Site
will not apply to information collected on other HSMT web sites. We cannot
guarantee that we will be able to accommodate opt out requests that apply
to multiple web sites, products or services, but we will try to do so
to the extent feasible. If you wish to opt out of the use or disclosure
of Personally Identifiable Information collected by more than one HSMT
web site, the best way of accomplishing this is to provide a separate
opt out request for each web site, product or service.
Any opt out request will only be effective after a reasonable period of
time for processing.
This Site contains content, services, advertising and other materials
that link to Web sites operated by third parties. We have no control over
encourage you to refer to the privacy policies, if any, of those sites.
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