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.
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.
HBI welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that HBI has not adhered to this statement, please contact HBI at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.