3. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We use four primary types of cookies, which include:
Functional Cookies – These cookies support the use of the website and applications and enable certain features to enhance your experience. For example, we use functional cookies to facilitate your reservation and to remember your selections as you move from page to page. We also use functional cookies for remembering things like your sign-in information and hotel preferences to avoid you having to re-enter it.
Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information needed to support the website and our applications, and allow us to improve our website and identify any problems you might face while visiting us. For example, performance cookies may provide us with information about how you came to our website and how you navigated around our website. We also use these cookies to provide us with certain statistical and analytics information, such as how many visitors come to our website or how effective our advertising is.
Targeting Cookies – These cookies help us to improve our products and services as well as serve you with targeted advertisements that we believe will be relevant for you. We use targeting cookies across our websites and applications for various marketing initiatives and campaigns.
Third-party Cookies — As described above, we use a number of third-party service providers to help us manage, carry out and improve our advertising. These parties set cookies at our direction to help us collect information and provide you with advertisements that we believe would be relevant for you. In some instances, these third parties may also assist us by providing certain statistical and analytics information in relation to our marketing practices. We also may share information collected through cookies (and other tracking technologies) with third parties to use for their own analytics and marketing purposes.
If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.AboutCookie.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Website.
We or our third-party website manager partners may employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps us improve our site, for example, to better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We may tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customer’s personal information if you choose to provide such information to us.
4. Collection and Use of Information and Content
5. Location of Personal Information and U.S. – EU Safe Harbor
As a HiFi Home Buyers user, your personal information may be maintained, processed, and stored by HiFi Home Buyers in the United States or other jurisdictions. HiFi Home Buyers adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Safe Harbor program is intended to provide equivalent protection for personal data as exists in the U.S. For more information about Safe Harbor and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor website at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.
If you have any questions about our Safe Harbor participation, please contact us using the information below. If you believe that HiFi Home Buyers has not satisfactorily addressed your data privacy concerns related to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, and without prejudice, to any other remedy you may enjoy, you may obtain dispute resolution services through the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, a division of the American Arbitration Association. To use these services, you can file a claim at https://apps.adr.org/webfile/.
6. Sharing Your Information and Content with Third Parties
Additionally, we may share accounts or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the HiFi Home Buyers name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other organizations, lawyers, agents, or government agencies.
7. Communications from the Website
By registering with HiFi Home Buyers and providing your email address, you expressly agree to receive notifications and notices from HiFi Home Buyers, by email, from time to time. If you provide HiFi Home Buyers with your phone number, HiFi Home Buyers shall be entitled to call you or send you notifications SMS, from time to time. If you wish not to receive such notifications and notices, you may notify HiFi Home Buyers at firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Public Forums and User Content
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com . In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. Accordingly, posting sensitive information or any information on these blogs or forums is at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other Users or members of the public with whom you may choose to share your pages and content. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
10. Changing or Removing ContentAccess and control over
Access and control over the personal content on the Website is possible through content editing tools. HiFi Home Buyers users may modify or delete any of their personal content at any time by logging into their accounts. Any such changes will be updated immediately. Users who wish to deactivate their HiFi Home Buyers account may do so on the “My Account” page. Removed information may persist in backup copies but will not be generally available to users of HiFi Home Buyers.
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our Services, you may correct, update or deactivate it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you wish to access your personal information, please also email our Administrative team at the address above. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with Services. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
HiFi Home Buyers takes precautions to protect its users’ information and content. We have reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that are designed to protect your account information and uploaded content. However – regardless of the measures taken by HiFi Home Buyers, we cannot and do not guarantee the protection and security of your data, your site visitors’ data, or any other User Content you post, publish, upload, or otherwise share with HiFi Home Buyers, with Third-Party Developers, with your site visitors on your site or during your activities at the Website. When you enter sensitive information on our order forms, these communications are processed over an industry-standard SSL/TLS connection, with a minimum of 1024-bit encryption. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information or data to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions regarding the security of the Website, please contact us at email@example.com
13. Contacting Us