A. Purpose. Users can access limited features of this website without disclosing personal information. In order to access the entire website, users must register for an account, which will provide the registrant with full access to the website, including access to the website’s blogs that may exist.
B. Information Sought During Registration. During the account registration process, you will be asked to submit personal information, including your proper name and at least one active e-mail address. At this time, you will also have the opportunity to subscribe to any and all website newsletters HDC Media may offer regarding HDC Media’s product news, services and special offers or events. Registrants can also unsubscribe to these newsletters at any time by updating registration account information online.
C. Information Sought During Website Sweepstakes or Contests. When the website offers sweepstakes or contests, personal information is collected with the sole purpose of notifying you if you win the sweepstakes or contest.
D. Automatically Collected Information. Information concerning your computer hardware and software is automatically collected. This information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. HDC Media uses this information to maintain the quality of its service and to provide general statistics about website visitors.
E. Storage and Transfer of Personally Identifiable Information. HDC Media may store and process in the United States or any other country in which HDC Media or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities. By using HDC Media’s websites, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
HDC Media collects and uses your personal information in order to operate the websites and to provide its online and electronic services. The collection of your e-mail address, name, and address during account registration enables HDC Media to send you any requested newsletter(s) or to send you any requested mailings or offers. Information concerning your geographical location is used to determine if HDC Media should provide regionalized information to its customers. When you voluntarily enter a sweepstakes or contest, we request your e-mail address and other contact information in order to be able to contact you in the event you are a winner of the sweepstakes or contest. Except as otherwise stated below, the personal information you provide on this site will not be shared with any third-parties, although HDC Media reserves the right to share such information with its affiliates and subsidiaries without your permission.
HDC Media sometimes hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as sending newsletters, providing customer service, and performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies with the information that they need to provide us with such services, and we prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose.
HDC Media’s websites reserve the right to 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 HDC Media or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HDC Media or one of HDC Media’s websites; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HDC Media, its websites, or the public.
HDC Media provides links to send e-mail messages to this website for your convenience and your e-mail address is used so that this website may reply to your inquiry. HDC Media tracks the pages on this website that our customers visit in order to determine which areas of the site are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
We sometimes supplement the information that we receive that has been outlined in this Policy with information from other sources and companies. Such outside information includes updated delivery and address information from carriers or third parties, which enables us to correct our records and deliver your next purchase from this website or future communications more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information, and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising, or other services; search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features; search results and links, including paid listings (such as Sponsored Links from Google); and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
HDC Media’s sites secure the e-mail address you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. If you choose to create a profile on HDC Media’s websites or if you choose to register for an account, you will be required to select a password. This password can be changed at any time after you first log into the service by using your current password. You must keep your password confidential and you must not share this information with anyone. If you share a computer with anyone, you should always log out of the website before leaving it to prevent access to your information from subsequent users of that computer.
Cookies are used for convenience and to save you time when you next visit this website. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page so that when you visit the site again, the experience will be personalized. 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 set your computer to accept cookies from this website, you may also choose to be logged into the site automatically. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this website or the other websites that you visit and you may experience technical problems receiving current information from such cookie-disabled websites.
We use AdWords remarketing to market our sites across the web. We place a cookie on a browser, and then a 3rd party reads these cookies and may serve an ad on a 3rd party site. You may opt-out of this ad serving on Google’s opt-out page. If you are concerned about 3rd party cookies served by networks, you should also visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
HDC Media’s website pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons – also referred to as single-pixel gifs – that permit HDC Media to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics – (e.g., recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity). Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on HDC Media’s websites; they are solely used to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the HDC Media’s websites. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.
Any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through the blogs hosted on this website, may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums. HDC Media encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to visit via hyper-links posted on this website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. HDC Media is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on third-party websites accessed through HDC Media’s website.
You can access some of the information that we collect and process about you. For example, you can access information regarding recent orders from the website; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, address book); e-mail notification settings.
With respect to your communications preferences, you can unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions included in the newsletter you receive. If your e-mail address has changed and you would like to continue to receive newsletters, you will need to access your account and update your e-mail address information in your account and sign-up again for the newsletter. Occasionally, HDC Media will send out e-mails concerning website disruptions, new products and other news about HDC Media’s products and services. These e-mails are sent to all account holders and are not subscription-based. Such e-mails are considered a part of HDC Media’s service to the users of its website.
If you are under 18, you may use this website only through your parent or guardian and you are unable to purchase products from this website unless such purchase is made through an adult.
By visiting this website, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the law of the State of Minnesota. If you have any concern about privacy issues, please contact us as directed in this Policy.