Hilt
Privacy Policy

Last Modified on June 1st, 2018

 

Our Privacy Commitment

Hilt Ventures, LLC (“Hilt,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all users of our website where this Privacy Policy is posted (the “Site”), the mobile application (the “App”), and the services made available by Hilt (collectively with the Site and the App, the “Service”). As such, we have established and implemented this Privacy Policy to inform visitors to the Site and users of the Service how we use and protect the information we collect through the Service. By accessing the Site or using the Service, you consent to our collection, use, storage, deletion and disclosure of information relating to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date set forth above and is only applicable to the Service and not to any other website that you may be able to access from the Service which may have its own data collection and use practices and policies.

 

This policy answers the following questions:

·       What information do we collect about you and how do we use it?

·       Will we share your personal information with third parties?

·       What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?

·       What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?

 

What Information Do We Collect About You and How Do We Use It?

Types of Information We Collect

Personal information means information that can be used to identify and contact you. You do not need to submit personal information to access the Service generally. However, you may be required to submit personal information to access certain aspects of the Service. We may also collect non-personal information such as your browser type, mobile device operating system, when you accessed the Service and from what location you access the Service. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about users of the Service. We also may use this data to monitor the Service’s performance and to make the Service easier and more convenient to use.

We collect personal information when you initiate a transaction via the Service, receive customer or technical support, or send email messages or other information to us. When initiating a transaction through the Service, we may require you to provide certain information, including your name, email address, mailing address, billing address, phone number, a credit card number or other payment information, social security number, and additional personal information as required to meet our legal obligations. We may also obtain information about you from third-party sources as required or permitted by applicable law, including without limitation public databases, credit bureaus and other identity verification partners.

By submitting personal information through the Service, you authorize Hilt to share this personal information for the purposes identified herein, such as responding to user inquiries, processing transactions, distributing materials, and requesting feedback.

 

How We Use Your Personal Information

The personal information you provide to us will allow us to communicate with you and provide the Service to you, depending on the aspects of the Service you utilize. This includes processing transactions; handling your customer service questions or issues; alerting you of new products, services, features, or enhancements to the Service; verifying your identity; complying with applicable law, including without limitation the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act; and requesting feedback. We may also use your email address as part of the Service in sending you messages about the Service and other general announcements. We keep track of your interactions with us, including but not limited to your activity within the Service. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, or unless we have your consent, we will not share your personal information with any person or entity other than those affiliated with us, entities acting on our behalf, and relevant third parties such as those needed to collect and maintain our servers and perform technology and related services.

We may use your personal information with non-personal information that we have collected in a manner such that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Service. We may make your personal information non-personally identifiable by either combining it with information about other users (aggregating your personal information with information about other users), or by removing characteristics (such as your name or email address) that make the information personally identifiable. This process is known as de-personalizing your information. You grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and fully transferable right and license to use your personal information in connection with the creation and development of analytical and statistical analysis tools relating to the use of the customer data we collect in providing the Service (the “Analytical Data”). We are expressly authorized to make any commercial use of the Analytical Data, including without limitation, sharing the Analytical Data with third parties, provided that we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer from us any part of the Analytical Data that personally identifies any users of the Service.

 

Do Not Track

In compliance with California legislation, AB370, effective January 1, 2014, Hilt’s practices in responding to “do not track” signals and collecting user information over time and across a network of websites when you visit the Site are as follows: We honor the request of “do not track” signals sent by your browser when you visit the Site. Additionally, Hilt does not collect user information about your online activities over time and across different websites, or authorize third parties to do so.

 

Cookies

“Cookies” are small bits of electronic information that a website sends to a visitor’s browser and are stored on the visitor’s hard drive. Like many websites, we employ cookies in certain areas of the Site to allow us to provide information to make your online experience more convenient. For example, when you return to the Site after logging in, cookies provide information to the Site so that the Site will remember who you are on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of the Service by, for instance, tailoring content to you. Cookies may also be used to keep track of your login name and password. While Hilt may use cookies to track your visit to the Site, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous, even if you have previously submitted personal information to Hilt through the Site or otherwise. You may still access the Service if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

Third parties whose websites are accessible through Hilt on the Site may also use their own cookies when you link to their site or service. Hilt does not control these third parties’ use of cookies and cannot guarantee that they will uphold the same privacy standards as Hilt. Hilt expressly disclaims any and all liability related to the collection, use or disclosure of information by third parties. You should review the privacy policies of any third-party sites that you visit through a link from the Site to understand how these third parties use cookies and the information they collect through cookies. Most cookies are “session cookies” which means that they are automatically deleted at the end of each session. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you a chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

 

Log Information

Our servers automatically record information that your browser or mobile device sends whenever you utilize the Service. This information includes, among other things, your Internet Protocol address, mobile device operating system, your browser type and version, the search engine you used to find the Service, if any, which aspects of the Service you use and from where, and when and how long you use them. We use this information to monitor and analyze how users use the Service, to provide customer service and to maintain and improve the Service. We may also collect similar information from emails we may send to you which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.

 

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly provide our service to persons under the age of 18. We take children’s privacy seriously and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times.

 

Will We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties?

Sharing Your Information

We use your personal information to provide the Service to you, deliver products and services you request, complete transactions, handle your customer service questions or issues and send communications to you about promotions, updates, or special offers from Hilt that may be of interest to you. The personal information uploaded by you through the Service will be shared only with authorized persons to whom you specifically grant access. We may also use your depersonalized personal information to provide analyses of our users in the aggregate (including Analytical Data subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy) to prospective partners and other third parties. We will also share the personal information we collect from you under the following circumstances, and you expressly authorize us to share your information as follows:

·       Service Providers. We may share your personal information with service providers (including our affiliates that provide services on our behalf) that we engage for the purpose of processing information on our and your behalf. In particular, we may share your personal payment information, such as credit card numbers, bank account information, name, email address and phone number, with authorized payment processors, banks, and credit card companies in order to process your transactions through the Service. Additionally, we may partner with other companies to process, analyze, and/or store data, including, but not limited to, Analytical Data. While providing services for us, these companies may access your personal information. To the extent applicable, we require these parties to comply with this Privacy Policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

·       Compliance with Applicable Law. We may share your personal information with governmental authorities for the purpose of complying with applicable law, including without limitation the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act.

·       Protection of Rights. We will share personal information if we have a good faith belief that (i) access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or a request by law enforcement or governmental authorities, (ii) such action is appropriate to enforce our Terms of Use for the Service, including any investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) such action is necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues associated with the Service, or (iv) such action is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of Hilt, its employees, users of the Service or others.

·       Asset Transfers. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition or other transaction involving the sale of some or all of Hilt’s assets, user information, including personal information collected from you through your use of the Service, could be included in the transferred assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable means to notify you through email and/or a prominent notice on the Site.

Where we do share your information with third parties, we will require such third parties to comply with this Privacy Policy and maintain appropriate security to protect your information from unauthorised access or processing, unless we have no ability to do so (for example, where we are sharing information with regulatory authorities or courts).

 

Additional Information You Should Know About Third Parties

Through or in connection with the Service, you may be able to link to websites, technology, software and services owned and controlled by our partners and other third parties. These third-party websites and services may collect information about you when you visit them or otherwise communicate with them. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of third-party websites linked to the Site or accessible through the Service. Although we encourage such third parties to adopt and follow their own privacy policies, we are not responsible for their collection and use of your personal information. When you have clicked on a third-party logo or URL accessible through the Service which links you to any third-party features, this Privacy Policy no longer applies and you must read the terms of use, terms of service and privacy policy of the third party to see how your personal information will be handled by them.

 

What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?
 

Control of Your Information

You may update or request deletion your personal information stored by Hilt by writing to us at info@hiltventures.com. Please note that if you disable your account, we will keep your contact information on file, and may retain other account information for a reasonable period of time afterward for the purpose of internal account management, fraud prevention, and compliance with applicable law.

 

Opting Out of Receiving Communications From Us

If you no longer want to receive our emails or other announcements, you may unsubscribe by writing to us at info@hiltventures.com or following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating directly to your account or transactions you initiated through the Service.

 

What Security Measures Do We Take to Safeguard Your Personal Information?

The personal information that you provide to us is stored on servers which are protected by protocols and procedures designed to ensure the security of such information. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and is among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that the information cannot be read as it travels over the Internet. We restrict access to personal information to Hilt employees, independent contractors and agents who need to know this information in order to develop, operate and maintain the Service. All Hilt personnel who have access to this information are trained in the maintenance and security of such information. Access to such personal information is minimized whenever possible. Logs are kept of access to application data, which can be monitored for unauthorized activities. However, no server, computer or communications network or system, or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect user information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through the use of the Service and you acknowledge and agree that you provide such information and engage in such transmissions at your own risk. Once we receive a transmission from you, we will endeavor to maintain its security on our systems.

In the event that personal information you provide to us is compromised as a result of a breach of security, when appropriate we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation, notify you and take the necessary steps to comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and we will post all changes on the Site.

 

Questions? Contact Us

 If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@hiltventures.com.