Information Collected and Used. HLP may collect personal information from you (for example, your name, postal address, email address, and other data) if you provide personal data through our blog. The blog generally does not collect personally identifying information and will collect personally identifying information only with your specific knowledge and consent. HLP may collect and store additional usage information such as where, what and when you are searching. HLP reserves the right to use information gathered by it for any and all purposes. If you do not wish to have your information shared, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not wish to receive future communications from us by email, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.
Third Party Access. We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or search software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. There also may be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose. While your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
Third party service providers may assist us with the administration of the site or otherwise perform services on our behalf. Information about our users and their activity on the site is a business asset of HLP. Therefore, information about our users, including personal information, will be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business to provide the site, our services or fulfill products, sale or pledge of company assets as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
Unsolicited Email (SPAM). You should be aware, however, that unscrupulous marketers can sometimes “harvest” your email address directly from your computer or another person’s address book or even obtain your email address through programs that automatically search web pages and email traffic for email addresses. HLP also may disclose or exchange with others information you have provided to us if we believe that the law requires us to do so or if it is necessary to protect the rights or property of HLP, our affiliate companies, our staff, or our users.
Do Not Track. HLP does not track its blog users over time and across third party websites in order to provide targeted advertising. HLP therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor information that is presented to you. If you are visiting third party sites, you should become familiar with the sites tracking policies. HLP makes no representations and accepts no responsibility for the tracking activities of any third party.
Security. HLP will use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure and not to disclose such information to any third parties. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that may receive the information. HLP takes commercially reasonable and appropriate measures (as determined in its sole and absolute discretion) to limit access to your personal information to people who need it to do their job. For example, if we need to mail something to you, we must share your name and address with a direct mail company. We limit such third parties in their access and use of your personal information. We cannot guarantee the protection of information against interception, misappropriation, misuse, or alteration or that your information may not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. We have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.
IP Address. Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our blog.
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