What information does HTH Inc. collect?
In order to give you the most exciting Internet experience possible, HTH Inc. may request and/or collect information from you on a voluntary basis when you: (1) register with us; (2) shop at any of our online stores (when available); (3) participate in contests, events or promotions; (4) send questions or comments via e-mail to HTH Inc. customer support; (5) submit your resume to us online; and/or, (6) fill out online surveys. The requested information may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and home address. For some activities, we may also ask you to create a password and to provide demographic information such as your age.If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information with your personal information. This allows us to tailor the notices we send you and the content we provide you according to your preferences and interests.
In the event we provide an online store, visitors purchasing goods and services through such store will need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date, in addition to name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
By allowing you to send e-mail to us, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you. We will only use personal information (such as name, mailing address and e-mail address) contained in your e-mail to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the e-mail. Although we may retain your e-mail for a period of time, we will not use any personal information contained in your e-mail for any purpose other than responding to your specific inquiry or comments.
By allowing you to send postcards or pages to friends, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you or the person you are e-mailing. We will use the personal information supplied (such as your friend”s name and e-mail address) only to send the postcard or page as you request and allow the recipient to respond to you. This is a one-time e-mail initiated by the user of the site and this information is not stored or used by HTH Inc., other than to execute the e-mail.
Who is collecting my information and how will it be used?
HTH Inc. collects the personal information you provide on our sites. We will use the information you submit to our Web sites to send you advertising or promotional materials, including information about new products, contests, features and enhancements, special offers and other events of interest. We also use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the products and services we provide you and can better meet your needs.
Cookies and Clear GIFs
Clear GIFs, sometimes called “Web bugs,” are file objects, usually a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel GIF (Graphics Interchange Format, one of the two most common file formats for images on the Web), that are placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user behavior. The GIF tells us the IP address of the computer that fetched our page, the URL of the page the GIF is on, the time the page was viewed; the type of browser used, and can tell us a previously set cookie value. This anonymous information is returned by the clear GIF to HTH Inc. and we use this information to accurately count visitors across multiple HTH Inc. sites and understand how they navigate and use our network of sites. HTH Inc. does not combine information gathered through clear GIFs with your personal information.
Other information passively collected by HTH Inc. is in the form of logs – files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users’ browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help HTH Inc. determine (among other things) how many and how often users have visited our Web sites, which pages they’ve visited, and other similar data. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.
Linking to third party sites
To provide relevant information not found on our Web sites and to facilitate online shopping, HTH Inc. may provide links from our Web sites to third party Web sites. HTH Inc. will notify users when they are leaving a HTH Inc. site and we encourage our users to read third party sites’ privacy policies before submitting personal information.
If you do not want HTH Inc. to send you e-mail or regular mail about our products and/or services, you can opt-out at the time of registration or at the time of information collection. If you are receiving e-mails or regular mail and at a later date you choose to opt-out and have your name removed from HTH Inc.”s e-mailing list, you can do so by using the link included with a HTH Inc.”s e-mail or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that welcome and service e-mail communications are not promotional in nature and, therefore, an opt-out is not provided. These are simply to notify the user of a service they recently signed up for or to notify the user of Web site issues.
Safeguarding your personal information
HTH Inc. will only collect personal information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and we will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information (including that of children under 13) you provide to us. Any information provided to HTH Inc. on the HTH Inc. Web site is housed in a secure datacenter, and sensitive information such as credit card numbers are secured using SSL encryption.
Review, update and removal of personal information
If you have registered with our site, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database by either visiting the online profile section of one of our sites or contacting us at email@example.com. If you choose to send us an e-mail, please be sure to include in your message the name of the site at which you registered and the e-mail address you used to register so that we can verify your request.
Questions and Complaints
Any questions or complaints about HTH Inc. or this privacy statement can be addressed by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page.