Hill Holliday Privacy Statement
Effective: June 24, 2016
Hill Holliday LLC (“we,” “us,” “our”) values the trust you place in us when you use www.hhcc.com and our other affiliated websites, applications, and online services that link to this Privacy Statement (collectively, our “Websites”). This Privacy Statement describes our collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your information.
BY USING OUR WEBSITES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, AND PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not use our Websites. We may make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will post any changes to our Websites. Your continued use of our Websites following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.
This Privacy Statement does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to third-party websites and mobile applications that may link to the Websites or be linked to on the Websites. We are not responsible for the actions or privacy practices of third-party websites and applications; please consult those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.
Information We Collect About You
We collect, process, and retain information about you and any devices you may use when you use or interact with our Websites, and in other ways described below.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store information you enter on our Websites or give us in any other way, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, social profile and portfolio.
Information About Your Interaction With Our Websites: We collect information about your use of our Websites, such as the pages you view and other interactions you have.
Location Information: When you visit or use our Website we may receive information about your general location, including a unique identifier for your device. Location information allows us to provide location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Some services or features may not function properly without this information.
Information From Social Media: When you interact with us or our Websites on a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.
How We Use Your information
We use your information to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Websites, including fulfilling requests for information, analyzing and compiling trends and statistics, and communicating with you. For information about how to manage your information and the choices you have, see your choices about how your information is used and shared below.
We also may use your information to:
- Provide, maintain, and improve the Websites and for internal or other business purposes;
- Fulfill your requests for information and communicate with you;
- Track and evaluate the use of the Websites, including building user profiles;
- Send you newsletters, marketing or other materials;
- Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal;
- Optimize or improve our Websites, services and operations; and
- Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Websites and their usage patterns.
We may use the information from one portion of the Websites on other portions of the Websites, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Websites into a single record. We also may use or combine information that we collect offline or we collect or receive from third-party sources for many reasons, including to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of our records.
How We Share Your Information With Others
We may share your personal information with third parties as described below. In addition, we may share information that does not specifically and personally identify you, such as aggregate information, de-identified data, device identifiers or other unique identifiers to third parties. For information about how to manage your information and the choices you have, see your choices about how your information is used and shared below.
th We engage third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as: hosting, content syndication, content management, technical integration, marketing, analytics, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your personal information when needed to perform their functions.
Business Partners: We may share information that personally identifies you with business partners or affiliates who provide products and services that we think you may be interested in.
Sale, Assignment or Change of Control: We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Websites. We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership, control, or financing transaction. Under such circumstances, we will request the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Statement with respect to previously collected information. Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Statement.
Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations: We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or on the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our Websites; (2) protect and defend our rights or property, the Websites or our users, or (3) act to protect the personal safety of us, users of the Websites or the public.
How to Access and Modify your information
If you would like to request access, modification, correction, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us or that you believe we may have collected about you, please contact us at the address listed below. We may not be able to delete your personal information without also deleting your user account. You will not be permitted to examine the personal information of any other person or entity. In order to verify your identity, you may be required to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete personal information if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the information to be incorrect.
Your choices about how your information is used and shared
In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and how we use your information. These choices, and any related consequences, are described in detail below.
Marketing Emails: When you provide us with an e-mail address that constitutes your express acknowledgment that we may use your e-mail address to communicate with you about our services and select messages from our partners or affiliates. While you cannot opt-out of receiving notifications and other communications regarding your account or your transactions, you can opt-out of receiving promotional and other marketing emails from us by using the “unsubscribe” link in our marketing e-mails.
Business Partners and Affiliates: You can opt out of the information we share with our business partners and affiliates by contacting us at the address listed below.
COOKIES, TRACKING TECHNOLOGY, AND interest-based advertising
Like many websites, we use tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to record your preferences, track the use of our Websites and exposure to our online advertisements. We may also use these technologies to monitor traffic, improve the Websites, and make it easier to use and more relevant. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Website may not work or may not work as designed.
We may partner with third-party advertising companies who also use these tracking tools to provide advertisements on our Websites or other websites. These third parties may use these technologies to collect information about you when you use the Websites. They may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may also use persistent identifiers to track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond the Websites. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content. While we do not knowingly provide these entities with information that personally identifies you, such third parties may with sufficient data from other sources be able to personally identify you, unknown to us. To learn more about the third-party collection and use of your information and to opt-out, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance.
Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings for Apple, Android or Windows devices, see:
Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive our advertising, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.
Some content or applications on the Websites may be served by unaffiliated third parties. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any website not operated by us to which our Websites link or that link to our Websites.
Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. Our information collection and disclosure practices, and the choices that we provide to visitors will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Statement, whether or not a Do Not Track signal is received.
How We Secure Your Information
We take reasonable security measures to help protect the personal information collected through our Websites. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
You can help protect the privacy of your own information by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized interception of your personal information. You are responsible for the security of any personal information that you transmit to us or view, download, or otherwise access when using unencrypted, public or otherwise unsecured networks.
Other Important Information
Users Under Thirteen: Our Websites are intended for users ages 13 and older only. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. If we become aware of personal information in our database that was collected from a child under 13, we will delete such information.
Users Outside of the United States: If you use our Websites outside of the United States, you understand and consent to the transfer of your personal information to, and the collection, processing, and storage of your personal information in, the United States and elsewhere. The laws in the U.S. and these countries regarding personal information may be different than the laws of your state or country.
Your California Privacy Rights: If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us and our related companies to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send your request by mail to the address listed below.
Questions or Report a Problem
For questions about our Privacy Statement or to report a problem, you can contact us by postal mail:
Hill Holliday LLC
Attn: Legal Department
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109