Hutchison Miller Sales Company (HMS) respects the privacy of visitors to our web site. You are able to control what personal information, if any, you share with us. Should you select to tour our site, you will not be required to tell us who you are or to reveal any information about yourself. If you are a "Registered" customer of HMS, you will be required to supply us with information about your company.
Listed below is the information we do collect and how we use that information:
Our web server logs your domain name to gather statistics for our web site. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Forms you fill out to interact with our business units may request information such as your e-mail address and product interests. At no time do we sell or share this information outside of HMS.
Our website uses "cookies" to store data onto your computer. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.
Periodically we administer online surveys to gather your views on our web site content. The information you provide in these surveys will be used to improve our services to you.
"Registered" customers of HMS receive a USER-ID and PASSWORD from the company. This information supplied by you is authenticated at the time you sign onto our site. As a "Registered" customer of HMS, you can be assured that information shared between our company and yours has been encrypted to ensure privacy for both companies. We take every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and off-line. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. In addition, please note that:
a) You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords you set up and any account information.
b) Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that HMS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. We make no representation or warranty regarding the privacy standards of sites we link to.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
If a customer's personally identifiable information changes (such as a zip code), or if they no longer desire our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our Customer Support.
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an 'opt-out' mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners, may opt-out of receiving these communications by sending email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and stating "unsubscribe" on the subject line.
By using our web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.