Effective Date: November 1, 2009
The Information We Collect About You and How We Use It:
We automatically collect some usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to this website and the pages that are visited. None of this information is used to identify you personally. This data helps us to determine usage levels on different parts of this website and to conduct other internal research. In addition, we may aggregate such data and disclose it in an anonymous manner to third parties or as required by law.
We also collect information that does identify you personally, which you voluntarily provide to us through this website, such as when you register for a group, request an RSS feed, enter an event listing, enter a venue listing, participate in a survey or buy something. Such information may include your name, address, phone number, credit/debit card and email address. We use this information to provide you with information, products and services that you request. By providing us with such information you consent to our use of it for marketing purposes and to communicate with you. By giving this website your financial information (such as a credit card), you authorize HBE, or its employees or agents, to use that information to confirm and fulfill your order.
If you do not wish to provide us with certain information online, then refrain from providing it when asked. Note, however, that this may limit the extent to which you can utilize this website. If you do not want to receive email from us, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website also employs cookies to recall information that you provide, and so that you can customize certain portions of this website for your own purposes. In general, a "cookie" is a small piece of text data stored on your computer by a website, to give your computer a unique identity while the website performs certain processes, such as filling in an online member form, or calculating the number of unique visitors at a given time. Cookies may contain personal information, like email addresses, usernames, or passwords, or completely anonymous information, like a randomly generated number. Cookies may be deleted once you leave a site, a section of a site, or close the browser; or they may remain, so that the website remembers you the next time you visit that site.
Most browsers allow you to decline cookies automatically or to accept or decline each cookie individually. If you choose to decline cookies from this website, however, you may not be able to use some sections of this website or it may hinder certain website functions.
How We Share or Disclose Your Information:
As a matter of policy, HBE will not sell, share or rent information about you or your business that we collect on this website in ways different from the following.
HBE may disclose such information we collect if you consent to such disclosure. For instance when you indicate that you would like us to provide you or a related party with our products or services.
HBE may disclose information you provide to us to advertisers.
HBE may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform services on our behalf, for instance analyzing data, maintaining our servers or hosting this website. These companies and individuals will have access to your information only to the extent necessary to perform their functions.
HBE may also disclose information to the government or third parties when we, at our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with activity that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability or to protect our users or the public. HBE may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires all or substantially all of HBE's business or operations.
Security of Your Information:
HBE uses reasonable security measures consistent with industry practice to protect information collected through this website. You should be aware, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet; third parties may intercept or access transmissions that were intended to be private.
All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics and other information or content ("Submissions") that you communicate through this website shall be the property of HBE, or if Submissions are not deemed HBE property, you hereby grant to HBE a nonexclusive, irrevocable, fully transferable license to use, reproduce, display, distribute, perform and create derivative works from Submissions. HBE may use Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or anyone else.