- “HSTHREE” – HSTHREE
- “Affiliate” – A legal entity that HSTHREE owns or which are under common ownership with HSTHREE, in which HSTHREE has a legal contractual agreement with, or in which HSTHREE utilizes as a subcontractor of Software and Service.
- “Consumer” – A client of HSTHREE or a visitor to an HSTHREE Website.
- “Personal Information” – names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, credit card information, or other contact information and personally identifiable data.
HSTHREE is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its Consumers that utilize its interactive products and services. Since inception, HSTHREE has pledged never to sell or otherwise misuse client information including (but not limited to) names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses or other personal data of those it collects (Personal Information). HSTHREE only collects this information knowingly to its Consumer, and will never collect personal data by any means unless specifically submitted by Consumer. HSTHREE considers all Consumer Personal Information to be private and confidential, and this information will not be distributed in any manner unless permitted by Consumer.
HSTHREE has a policy against using third party Internet advertising solution providers and free email services that collect and sell private data from our users. To protect your information, all advertising programs for banner ads, databases and software applications that require Consumer Personal Information reside exclusively on the HSTHREE internal servers and databases. HSTHREE will not release any Personal Information to any party regarding Consumers or prospective clients.
Many HSTHREE Websites link to other websites, and other websites link to HSTHREE Websites. HSTHREE is not responsible for the privacy practices of other companies or the content of websites not owned, operated, and/or solely managed and maintained by HSTHREE. Other organizations may have their own privacy policies, in which you should review when you access and/or utilize their services.
We do not use or disclose Personal Information about you or your individual visits to HSTHREE Websites, or information that you may submit to us through HSTHREE Websites, to any outside companies. HSTHREE may share such information in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. And, as discussed in detail below, we may share collective statistical information with our Affiliates about the use of HSTHREE Websites.
3. Information Specifically Relating to HSTHREE Website Visitors
Whenever a file is accessed or is attempted access on an HSTHREE server, the relevant HSTHREE Website server automatically gathers certain usage information about that visit (including, without limitation, the numbers and frequency of its visitors and its specific areas, pages, and miscellaneous files or applications). The data collected is not Personal Information, and cannot distinguish an individual user’s identity. We use this data to help us determine how much our Consumers use parts of the Website, so we can improve our Website to assure that it is functioning properly and appealing to our Consumers. We may provide statistical information of Website usage to our Affiliates about how Consumers collectively use an HSTHREE Website. We do this so they too can understand how many people, including various demographics, use specific Website areas (including areas they may be providing services for) and our Website as a whole in order for them to help provide you with a positive Internet experience.
Many HSTHREE Websites include various online forms, in which a visitor may fill out in part or in whole, and submit to HSTHREE through the Website server. Depending on the particular online form, the information submitted may or may not include Personal Information. As previously stated, HSTHREE considers all Consumer information to be private and confidential, and this information will not be distributed in any manner unless permitted by Consumer. In addition, HSTHREE will not distribute any information of a prospective client or any other contact person that may be submitted through means of an online form without that person’s written consent.
HSTHREE may specifically ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service, fill out an online form, or when you order a product. We may need to obtain certain information, including Personal Information, so we may provide that service or product to you. We may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services about which you might be interested in through an HSTHREE Newsletter. You can choose not to receive such information if you do not want to by letting us know on the applicable screen when you sign up for the product or service, or when you fill out an online form. You will never automatically be included in the HSTHREE Newsletter recipient database unless you specifically opt-in and request it. Even if you choose to opt-in, you may opt-out of this information at any time by contacting us.
Promotions that run on HSTHREE Websites may be sponsored by companies other than HSTHREE or may be co-sponsored by HSTHREE and another company. Some or all Personal Information provided by you during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If information will be shared, we will disclose such sharing prior to the transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you do not want your Personal Information to be shared. In certain circumstances, you may not be able to participate in a particular promotion if you chose not to share certain Personal Information.
Consumers should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose Personal Information in bulletin boards, chat rooms, derivations of fan bio/info lists, etc., that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
It is possible that HSTHREE may ask you for information about your interests so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the online medium, but you may always choose whether or not you want to respond to these questions.
4. Information Specifically Relating to HSTHREE Clients
All HSTHREE clients are required to supply certain Personal Information to HSTHREE for its records and to help deliver certain features of service that contain Personal Information, such as, but not limited to e-mail and login applications; and to authenticate your access to your Personal Information. HSTHREE considers all client Personal Information to be private and confidential, and this information will not be distributed in any manner unless permitted in writing by client.
5. Protecting Our Youth
Given the nature of and content included in many HSTHREE Websites, children may be inclined to visit and interact with our Websites. To help protect the privacy of children, any individual under the age of thirteen (13) should not send any Personal Information about themselves without parental consent to HSTHREE or through any HSTHREE Website. In general, HSTHREE does not knowingly collect and store Personal Information of children under the age of thirteen without their parental consent.
There are only a few circumstances for which HSTHREE would knowingly collect a child’s Personal Information that is under the age of thirteen, WITH PARENTAL CONSENT:
- Necessary behind-the-scenes account and/or necessary service-related information for the following features and services: Fan clubs, contests, public message boards, public chat rooms, newsletters, product purchases (online or offline), and special access or subscription areas (e.g. Kids Zone). UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL HSTHREE ALLOW ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN TO KNOWINGLY HAVE ACCESS TO ANY PRIVATE CHAT ROOM OR SESSION.
- Posting on HSTHREE Websites for the following services and features: Derivations of “fan lists”, contest submissions, contest winners, article submissions, image or graphic submissions, story or poetry submissions, fan club member lists, public message boards, public chat rooms and newsletters. For these features and services, HSTHREE or its Affiliate may post (but no more than) a child’s name, age, city and state of residence. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL HSTHREE KNOWINGLY POST OR ALLOW POSTING OF ANY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN, OR KNOWINGLY ALLOW SUCH CHILD TO HAVE ACCESS TO ANY PRIVATE CHAT ROOM OR SESSION.
HSTHREE will use any knowingly collected Personal Information of a child under the age of thirteen for only the means described within the “Protecting Our Youth” section, and will use this information only for necessary and official HSTHREE and HSTHREE Affiliate use for the service the information was specifically collected for. No Personal Information of any child under the age of thirteen will be distributed to any other third party under any circumstance.
HSTHREE reserves the right, by law, to send a one-time response to an email (with appropriate and ethical content) sent by a child under the age of thirteen if that child sent an email to HSTHREE with or without parental consent. Given that, immediately following the one-time response if there was no parental consent, HSTHREE will delete the child’s email address and any additional Personal Information acquired through the email from its contact database. We strive to help youth enjoy positive online experiences, and enjoy answering questions or concerns they have regarding any Website-related issue if and when appropriate.
In the event we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from a child under the age of thirteen without parental consent (beside the one exception mentioned above), we will delete that information from our database immediately. In addition, if at any time you as a parent would like to request the removal of any information of your child from an HSTHREE Website and/or any relevant database, please contact us immediately and we will gladly honor your request.
HSTHREE takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of young individuals using our services, and encourages you to participate in your child’s online experience. We stress the fact that you speak to your child about internet safety. You can obtain additional information about safe surfing and internet guidelines through the Federal Trade Commission’s website. For the specific link, click here. You can also learn about child privacy lHSTHREE relating to the internet through the Federal Trade Commission’s website. For the specific link, click here. If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding HSTHREE child privacy practices, please contact us.
6. Data Security
HSTHREE has in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. Given that, to date and to the best of our knowledge, no HSTHREE database has ever been “hacked” into or compromised in any way.