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Privacy Policy

Hwis is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Hwis Website, services, and governs data collection and usage. By using the Hwis Website and services, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Personal Information

Hwis may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, address or telephone number. Hwis also collects, as part of its service to you, personal information of third parties and/or your employees. Hwis 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 Hwis. This information can include: IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by Hwis for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Hwis Website.

Hwis is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Hwis and Hwis family of Websites.

Use of Personal Information

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

Hwis does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Hwis 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 (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Hwis may share data with trusted partners to help us 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 Hwis, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

Hwis keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within Hwis, in order to maintain recently used pages or reports and to offer such customized services to its Users.

Hwis will never disclose any personal data without explicit permission from the customer, except, 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 Hwis or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hwis; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hwis or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Hwis Website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page 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 Hwis pages, or register with Hwis site or services, a cookie helps Hwis 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 Hwis Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Hwis 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 Hwis services or Websites you visit.

Security of Personal Information

Hwis secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Hwis 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 social security number or other personally identifiable information) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent, except as provided expressly herein.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our Website and not to information collected offline.

Terms of Use

Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https:hwis.org

Changes to this Statement

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

Contact Information

Hwis welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Hwis has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Hwis. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.