Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed to HFX International at Privacy at HFX.
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with any of our sites or to provide any other personally identifying information.
The information gathered by HFX International falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our websites when they register or initiate transactions, and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our sites. Third party providers featured on or linked to by our websites, such as vendors of products and services offered through our sites, may be gathering the same kinds of information.
To make use of certain features on our websites (such as free email, personal web pages, chatrooms and other interactive forums) visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. We may also ask for information from those who buy products or services or conduct other transactions on our websites. (We may ask, for example, for your name, email address, sex, age, zip code or credit card number.) The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features, to tailor our sites to your interests and make them more useful to you, and to process e-commerce transactions.
From time to time, we may offer contests, sweepstakes or other promotions on our sites. If you enter one of these promotions, you'll have to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) so that we can contact you if you win. We may share this information with any co-sponsor of the promotion, which we will identify in the official rules. If you don't want us to collect the information requested in the registration form or to provide it to contest co-sponsors, please do not enter the contest or sweepstakes.
Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our sites without registration.
To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID, if you will, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read unrelated data off your hard drive.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data -- such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally to us. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our sites to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our sites. We also use this information to ensure the utmost safety for our visitors by ensuring no mimicry of them is being committed. This information iskept for our records only and under no circumstances is it ever given out to third parties.
Any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don't want people to know your email address, for example, don't include it in any message you post publicly, or be sure to select the option to hide your email address from public view if that option is available.
In the eventHFX is contacted by law enforcement due to any arising legal issues that require us to release information to authorities, we will only do so with complete proper written court or legal documents ordering us to do so. In such case that we are provided with these documents, we will consult all legal experts before conforming to these orders.
If at any time you believe a Site has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by email to Privacy at HFX and we will concentrate our efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.
Viewing Policy for Minors
Some areas within the HFX International web site are not designed for use by children under the age of 13 years, and may request Personal Information in order to provide the benefits of the site. The site was not arranged with a young age group in mind and any content designed by HFX International is of a mature nature. Any documents we supply as a resource are contained in their entirety and fall under separate maturity rating. If there is any objection to this material or any material hosted by HFX, it is the parental responsibility to prevent child access to this site.
The HFX Staff encourages all parents to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet. For more information on protecting the privacy of your children on the Internet, please visit the Federal Trade Commission website.
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