General Browsing Information: Any time you visit the HGO Websites or use our downloadable apps, we may gather certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons. This information includes browser characteristics, your service provider IP address, the search engine you may have used to locate the HGO Websites, a unique device identifier, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on the HGO Websites, and dates and times of visits.
Personal Information Voluntarily Provided: We gather personal information you provide to us (such as your name, address, testimonials, e-mail address, telephone number, demographic information, payment information) when you request information about a product or service, register on the HGO Websites, request email reminders or email newsletters, sign up for a service, enter one of our sweepstakes or contests, take a survey, or use any of the other interactive portions or features of the HGO Websites. When personally identifiable information (PII) is requested on the HGO Websites, some requests are marked as “Required”; this PII is necessary to allow you to participate in the feature or service you’ve requested.
How Your Information Is Used
- To understand your needs and preferences; to develop, market, sell, or provide products and services; and possibly to conduct surveys, research, and evaluations.
- To advertise our services or products.
- To complete your request for services or respond to your use of features on the HGO Websites.
- To tailor your experience on the HGO Websites to your interests and geographic region.
- To respond to your enquiries about our products and services.
- To inform you of special events and offers or programs offered with our selected companies.
- To operate, evaluate, manage, improve, and develop The HGO’s business and operations, administer accounts, and collect and process payments.
- To perform data analytics.
- To detect and protect The HGO and other third parties against error, negligence, fraud, theft, and other illegal activities, and to audit compliance with policies.
- As permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements.
In addition, we use information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other automated means for purposes such as (i) customizing our users’ visits to HGO Websites and apps, (ii) delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users browse the HGO Websites, and
(iii) managing our business. We may supplement data we collect on the HGO Websites through automated means with information about your location (such as your zip code) to provide you with content that may be of interest to you. We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, and administer the HGO Websites, identify users of the HGO Websites, and gather demographic information about our users.
We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect and maintain the personal information of our consumers for the use of HGO and its affiliated companies. We do not share your PII with third parties other than as described below.
Selected Companies: HGO may work with select retailers and other companies at various times to provide expanded services that relate to HGO Websites or its visitors. As part of such a relationship, HGO may share with these companies or these companies may interact with your browser and collect or have access to some or all of the information collected in connection with certain interactive functions offered on the HGO Websites (such as the email reminder service) or on other web sites where HGO provides advertisements and interactive functions.
Service Providers: HGO may use other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include administering email services, monitoring website activity, and running special promotions, such as sweepstakes, contests, or surveys. Such parties only have access to the PII needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose.
Business Transfers: In the event that HGO sells or transfers a particular portion of its business assets, consumer information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets of HGO or an HGO-affiliated company or brand(s) is/are acquired, consumer information may be transferred as part of the acquisition.
Compliance with Law/Safety: HGO may disclose specific PII based on a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of the HGO Websites, the Website itself, or the public.
Retention of Personal Information
Policies on Children
We may use third-party web analytics services on the HGO Websites, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how users use the HGO Websites. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here.
The providers of third-party apps, tools, plug-ins, and widgets on the HGO Websites, such as Facebook “Like” buttons, also may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the websites and apps and your interactions with these features. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of these providers.