Privacy Statement:

HBI is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy governs data collection and usage with respect to the HBI website, as well as other methods of application and enrollment into HBI programming By using the HBI website, and/or enrolling in an HBI program, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Collection of your personal information

HBI collects personally identifiable information provided by you, such as your email address, name, or work address or telephone number. HBI also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by HBI. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by HBI for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the HBI website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through HBI public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: HBI does not read any of your private online communications.

HBI encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from HBI so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. HBI is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the HBI and HBI family of websites.

 

Use of your personal information

HBI collects and uses your personal information to operate the HBI website and deliver the services you have requested. HBI also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from HBI and its affiliates. HBI may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

HBI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. HBI may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, HBI may share data with trusted partners to help us improve the student experience, secure additional resources for our programming, perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HBI, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

HBI does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

HBI keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within HBI Home, in order to determine what HBI services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within HBI to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. HBI websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on HBI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HBI Home; or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HBI Home, or the public.

Virtual Reality (VR) Personal Information FAQs

What User Data HBI will be processing ?

First name, last name, username and course completion status.

How HBI is processing your data? 

Data is collected and processed in the Meta App installed in the headset, data is then transmitted
via API and stored in a production MySQL database (hosted by HBI).

For what purposes is HBI processing that data?

The purpose is to record student training.

 How users can request to delete that data?

To submit your request to delete data, please contact HBI’s LMS Support Team at lmssupport@hbi.org

 

Use of cookies

The HBI website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize HBI pages, or register with HBI site or services, a cookie helps HBI to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same HBI website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the HBI features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HBI services or websites you visit.

 

Security of your personal information

HBI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. HBI secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Changes to this statement

HBI will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. HBI encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how HBI is protecting your information.

 

Contact information

HBI welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that HBI has not adhered to this statement, please contact HBI at no-reply@hbi.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Contacts Us

Name
Address
MARIO GONZALEZ
Vice President of Workforce Training & Employment
Mario joined HBI as a Regional Career Development Coordinator of HBI’s Military Services in 2019 and was promoted to Associate Vice President of WTE Community & Corrections Programs in 2022.
 
Now serving as Vice president of WTE (2024), he oversees the daily operations of HBI’s WTE Community & Corrections, Military Services, & Academies programs, working with partners to advance HBI’s expansion and enhance job placement opportunities for graduates. Mario serves as the liaison between HBI and external stakeholders to include military installations. He ensures successful outcomes for HBI graduates from transitioning service members & veterans to justice involved adults & youths. Internally, he provides strategic operational perspective to HBI’s senior leadership team.
 
Prior to joining HBI, Mario served for 21 years in the U.S. Army across multiple locations globally & nationally and has an MBA from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
 
Mario resides in Tennessee with his wife and children and spends time in Texas where his mother, adult children, and grandchildren reside. He enjoys the outdoors and serving in his community. 
JOSEPH F. LANDERS
Executive Officer of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts

Joseph F. Landers, 71, is the Executive Officer of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts having assumed that role in 2018 with a mandate from the Board of Directors to harmonize the five MA local associations, increase communications from the state to the membership, increase the public profile of the association, create a path to financial stability and elevate the states lobbying efforts. Prior to taking on the challenging state association role, Joe was Chief Executive Officer and founder of Customized Structures Inc., a custom manufacturer of single-family, multi-family and commercial modular and panelized structures which began operations in 1984. Joe has been involved in the building industry, both site-built and factory-built, since 1973 and has worked in all phases of construction from development through design and production including on site management and sales. Customized Structures produced on average 330 single family homes per year, had an employee base as high as 180 and was known as the innovator in the production and design of modular components.

 

After the sale of Customized Structures Inc. to a private equity firm in 2003 Joe remained on the Board of Directors of the Company and functioned as a consultant to the CEO. He further took on the role of helping failing building systems companies return to profitability and successfully oversaw the sale of those companies. Mr. Landers has lectured frequently on the benefits and utilization of systems-built construction to building professionals around the country and has utilized his substantial professional and industry background to provide consultation services to both national and foreign companies interested in the processes and pitfalls of building and developing utilizing building systems components.

Joe attended Northeastern University and St. Anselm’s College graduating with a B.S. in 1972. 

Joe has been a member of the National Association of Home Builders since 1974. He is past president of two local Home Builders Associations and has served two terms as President of the  State of NH Home Builders Association. Joe is also a past president of the Modular Building  Systems Council of the NAHB, has been Chairman of the National Building Systems Council (BSC)  and has served five terms as a Trustee of the BSC during which time he created the BSC logo and  wrote the brochure “Most Frequently Asked Questions about Modular Homes”. 

In 1989, Joe received the National Pacesetter Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership  and contribution to the housing industry and in 1991 was awarded the title of Builder of the Year  by the Home Builders Association of N.H. In 1992 he was appointed by the Governor to the NH  Board of Fire Control within the Department of Safety and since then was reappointed three times.  He has served as a member on the State of New Hampshire Building Code Review Board and was  appointed by the Governor of NH to the Shore Land Protection Commission. Joe was selected to  receive the 2000 S. A. Walters Chairman’s Award, the premier award in the U.S. Systems Built  Housing Industry and was installed to the New Hampshire Housing Hall of Fame for his significant  and lasting contributions to the housing industry in the State of New Hampshire.  

Joe is a Senior Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders; he is served six terms on the NAHB Budget & Finance Committee serving as Vice Chair for four of those years, he has served  as Chairman of the Resolutions Committee, the International Housing Committee and the Building  Products Issues Committee of NAHB serving on the NAHB Executive Committee multiple times. 

In 2001 Joe was elected an Area Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders  representing builders through out the northeast. 

Joe is active in his community having served as finance chairmen of his church, is a member of the  International Order of Odd Fellows, and has served on multiple boards and committees on a  volunteer basis.  

Joe and his wife, Denise, reside in Plymouth, MA, they have two children, Jessica and Brad and two  grandchildren, Lily and Jack ages 13 and 11.

Seth Appleton
President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers

The Honorable Seth Appleton is President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers. In this role, he leads USMI’s efforts to enable sustainable access to affordable mortgage credit for borrowers while protecting taxpayers. Seth previously served as President of MISMO, the real estate finance industry’s standards organization. Prior to that, Seth served as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),
a position for which he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. In addition to his service as Assistant Secretary, Seth concurrently served as the Principal Executive Vice President of Ginnie Mae, a government corporation guaranteeing the timely payment of
principal and interest on more than $2 trillion in mortgage-backed securities.


Before joining HUD, Seth worked on Capitol Hill, including serving as Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer for more than eight years. A native of Missouri, Seth is a graduate of Stanford University and is a co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Council.

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