Personal Information Provided by You
HBS may disclose Personal Information in connection with conducting audits, responding to legal and/or regulatory requirements, enforcing HBS’s policies, or in responding to complaints or safety or security concerns. HBS may also share your Personal Information with: (a) members of HBS’s corporate family and any successors; (b) other companies or organizations that work with, or on behalf of HBS to provide products and services; (c) law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity; and/or (d) other business entities, in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of HBS's business to such business entity. HBS will disclose Personal Information in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Automatically Collected Information and Anonymous Information
Each time a visitor comes to the Site, HBS collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience, including product/service monitoring, product/service improvement, and targeted advertising. Such information may include referral data ( e.g., the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to the Site) and your web browser and operating platform type.
- Web Server Logs and IP Addresses: An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/machine you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the webpages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. HBS may use IP addresses to conduct Site analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Site.
Some of Site’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of web sites. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.
HBS has established reasonable precautions to protect collected Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which include contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps. Technical measures include use of firewall protection and in some instances may include encryption technology. Although HBStakes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. Please note that although HBS has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Site cannot be guaranteed.
HBS urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
Children’s Privacy Protection
HBS understands the importance of protecting children's privacy in the interactive online world. The Site is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.
We will only send e-mail to visitors of the Site who request that it be sent and always offer options to our visitors to “unsubscribe” or be removed from our e-mail directory upon request. If you give us your email address, we may, from time to time, contact you with updates, news, or marketing materials. However, we will offer you a simple and easy way to unsubscribe to such e-mails. You may also review and request changes to your Personal Information that HBS has collected, including the removal of your Personal Information from HBS's databases using any of the following options: (a) send your request via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org; (b) send your request by regular mail to: HBS, 10003 Woodloch Fores Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380. Complete removal may not be immediate, however, and in some instances, archival copies may be impossible to delete.