Collection of Personal Information
The information collected about you is retained in a client record. You provided most of this information when you completed a subscription form on the Hawkins Institute website. The personal information in your client record includes your name, contact information and design file (where applicable).
We also may automatically collect general anonymous information related to your use of our website located at hawkinsinstitute.com (the “site”), such as the date and time you visit the site and the pages you visit on the website. In addition, we collect “cookie” information from your browser to identify your computer and provide us with a record of your visits to our website. The technology used to gather “cookie” information is provided by the Internet browser you use, and may be turned off by using your browser preference buttons. This statistical information helps us to understand how our site is used (e.g., which pages or sections are most popular and when are the peak activity times), and assists us in planning for future improvements to the site to better meet our visitor’s needs.
We also collect the personal information that you submit when providing us with comments or suggestions on our site.
Use of Personal Information
We use your personal information for one or more of the following purposes:
- Identifying who you are;
- Establishing and administering your request;
- Providing you with estimates and recommendations regarding you request;
- Meeting legal and regulatory requirements;
- Responding to any of your inquiries;
- Improving our service offerings; and
- Improving our site.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Except as set out below, we will not sell, transfer or disclose any of your personal information to any third party without your knowledge and consent.
In addition, we must provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid enquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Hawkins Institute does not control and is therefore not responsible for the content of any non-Hawkins Institute site you may gain access to through the site. Links to non-Hawkins Institute websites are provided only as a convenience and do not imply that Hawkins Institute endorses, verifies, monitors, or accepts any responsibility for the content of any such website. These linked websites may have separate and independent privacy policies. Hawkins Institute is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any non-Hawkins Institute website.
Sale of Business
Hawkins Institute reserves the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event of a sale or transfer of all or a portion of its business or assets to a third-party acquirer.
Security of Personal Information
We will maintain your personal information in secure data storage to safeguard it from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We will maintain the strict confidentiality of all personal information collected, and will only disclose such information to employees and contractors of Hawkins Institute who require such information for the purposes set out above. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the purposes stated above or as otherwise required by law.
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