HDS Trading, Inc., (hereinafter referred to as "HDS Trading® Online") is owner and operator of the website www.HDStrading.com (hereinafter referred to as the "HDS Trading® Online Website") and is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many products and offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
This policy will let you know:
- What personally identifiable information does the HDS Trading® Online Website collect from me?
- What are cookies and how does the HDS Trading® Online Website use them?
- How does the HDS Trading® Online Website use my information?
- Who is collecting information?
- With whom does the HDS Trading® Online Website share my information?
- What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
- What is the HDS Trading® Online Website's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
- How does the HDS Trading® Online Website protect my personal and financial information?
- What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
- How does the HDS Trading® Online Website protect children’s privacy?
- What else should I know about my online privacy?
1. What personally identifiable information does the HDS Trading® Online Website collect from me?
2. What are cookies and how does the HDS Trading® Online Website use them?
- Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing the HDS Trading® Online Website is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by users and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
- Measure certain website traffic patterns and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on the HDS Trading® Online Website a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.
HDS Trading® Online Website also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
3. How does the HDS Trading® Online Website use my information?
HDS Trading® Online Website's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications and display of our own advertisements for valuable products. By knowing a little about you, the HDS Trading® Online Website is able to deliver more relevant advertisements, content, and hence better service, to you.
You may receive special offers via email from the HDS Trading® Online Website if you have specifically requested same.
The HDS Trading® Online Website does research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an anonymous, aggregated basis. HDS Trading® Online may share this aggregated data with business affiliates.
4. Who is collecting information?
When you are using the HDS Trading® Online Website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with HDS Trading®Online, alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. For example, some HDS Trading® Online Website services may be offered in conjunction with an affiliated company. In order to provide this co-branded service to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our affiliated company. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than HDS Trading® Online, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions that run on the HDS Trading® Online Website may be sponsored by companies other than HDS Trading® Online, or may be cosponsored by HDS Trading® Online, and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared.
Please be aware that the web sites that have links on our site may independently collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to the HDS Trading® Online Website are not covered by this privacy statement.
5. With whom does the HDS Trading® Online Website share my information?
As a general rule, HDS Trading® Online, will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.
Business Affiliates & Sponsors: HDS Trading® Online, may disclose your personal information to business affiliates or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. HDS Trading® Online may also disclose your personal information to business affiliates in order to provide you customized products and/or services. Some or all data collected during a HDS Trading® Online promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give HDS Trading® Online, permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
Merchants: If you make a purchase from a merchant linked to the HDS Trading® Online Website, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant, and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to that merchant. This is to enable transactions to take place.
Merchants linked to the HDS Trading® Online Website have separate privacy and data collection practices. The HDS Trading® Online Website and HDS Trading® Online, have no responsibility or liability for the Merchant(s) independent policies and/or practices. For more information regarding any merchant, their store, and their privacy policies, return to that store’s home page and click on their Privacy Information link.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, HDS Trading® Online will (with your permission) share your name and email address with them.
Third Party Data and Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, HDS Trading® Online may match user information with third party data. Also, HDS Trading® Online may disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, "15% of our users are located in New Jersey") in order to describe our services to prospective affiliates, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: HDS Trading® Online may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the HDS Trading® Online Website's Terms and Conditions of Use or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) HDS Trading® Online rights or property, other HDS Trading® Online Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
6. What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
HDS Trading® Online may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. Only HDS Trading® Online, (or agents working on behalf of HDS Trading® Online and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us.
On some types of the HDS Trading® Online Website promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your promotion. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that some promotions offer. Occasionally these promotion related email messages may include targeted advertisements.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those HDS Trading® Online Website services that require registration in order to participate.
HDS Trading® Online does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests.
7. What is HDS Trading® Online Website's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?
If you want to correct your contact information that HDS Trading® Online may have on file about you or your company, please feel free to contact HDS Trading® Online at info@HDSTrading.com
If you are participating in a HDS Trading® Online Website promotion and you wish to update your email address on the promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving any further promotional related emails, please contact us by email message at info@HDSTrading.com.
8. How does the HDS Trading® Online Website protect my personal and financial information?
Keeping your personal information private is vitally important to us.
Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or affiliates regarding products or services usage on the HDS Trading® Online Website are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.
Please note that there are several places on the HDS Trading® Online Website where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
9. What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Unfortunately, no communication -- by internet, phone, mail or any other means -- can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the HDS Trading® Online Website and HDS Trading® Online cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
10. How does the HDS Trading® Online Website protect children's privacy?
Naturally, the safety of children is very important to us. The HDS Trading® Online Website is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. The HDS Trading® Online Website and HDS Trading® Online, does not offer products and services for purchase to children under the age of 18, and does not share personal information about users or their children under the age of 18 with third parties. We do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, the HDS Trading® Online Website and HDS Trading® Online will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 18.
11. What else should I know about my online privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
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