Last Updated: February 9, 2021
When you visit HG Media’s Website, you provide us with personal information you knowingly disclose to us and Website interaction information collected by us. We request information from you (which may include name, age, address, telephone number, email address, city location, zip code, and when necessary, credit card information) when you make purchases, ask a question, request to receive communications, or participate in a promotion or other Website feature.
We also collect any information which you decide to share, for example by contacting us directly; participating in surveys, sweepstakes or contests; or by posting such information in any forum or other sections of the Website or on any social media service such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In addition to the information noted above, the information you share with us also may include demographic and other information about you such as your gender, age, marital status, political affiliation, hobbies, etc.
We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, username, system type, whether you have enabling software to access certain Website features, access times and referring Website addresses. Websites visited before visiting the HG Media Website might place personal information within the URL of your browser during a visit to that Website. HG Media may unintentionally collect that information as part of the referring Website information we collect.
We may use the information we collect to:
• Operate, provide, improve and maintain the Website
• Process and deliver orders for products
• Send you information electronically, through the mail or by other means about HG Media which we believe you may be interested in
• Customize and/or personalize your communications and shopping experience
• Better respond to your customer service inquiries
• Communicate with you about your purchase or customer service needs
• Communicate with you about our products and events, and for other promotional purposes
• Improve our business, or
• Administer contests, promotions, surveys or other Website features
To opt-out and stop receiving email updates, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the unsubscribe instructions provided on all HG Media e-mails.
For the purpose of operating our business, we may transfer information between HG Media and our preferred service providers who use that information only to conduct HG Media business. For example, they may handle HG Media’s credit card processing, shipping, data management, email distribution, market research, information analysis, and promotions management. We may also share your information to administer a Website feature. We provide our preferred service providers with the information they need to perform their services and work with them to protect your information.
Sharing Information You Post
All information which you post or upload to any forum or other section or feature of the Website or to any social media service will be shared with and visible to the entire world. We do not allow you to later edit or remove materials you post or upload. We do not have restrictive privacy settings which allow you to restrict who can and cannot see your posts and uploads. Please do not post or upload any information or materials which you do not want the entire world to see.
Protecting Your Information
We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools to maintain the safety of your personal information. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All credit card information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our credit card processor’s databases. REGARDLESS OF THESE EFFORTS, HG MEDIA CANNOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US.
Cookies and Pixel Tags
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. If you turn cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.
We may use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us. We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our Website. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, username, system type, whether you have enabling software to access certain website features, access times and referring website addresses. Websites visited before visiting our Website might place personal information within the URL of your browser during a visit to that website. HG Media may unintentionally collect that information as part of the referring website information we collect.