Hawksearch Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy - Effective Date 6.17.2019

Hawk Search, Inc. (“Hawksearch”) has created this consumer privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our practices regarding information collection and use solely for the web site located at www.hawksearch.com (the "Service"). By using or accessing or using the Service, you signify your agreement to be bound by our Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Hawksearch complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. Hawksearch has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Hawksearch commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield Policy should first contact:

Hawksearch
Attn: Privacy Officer
2700 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
[email protected]

Personal Information and Aggregate Information:

You may provide us with your name, email address, and other personal information through your use of the Service ("Personal Information").

In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP host address, web pages viewed, browser type and other data, and may aggregate any information collected in a manner which does not identify any individual ("Aggregate Information").

Information Usage:
Hawksearch is committed to preserving your right to privacy. We may use your Personal Information to process transactions you enter into or to contact you if you request it or for any other purpose you specifically disclose it to us for. We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party not affiliated with Hawksearch without your consent except in connection with the sale or merger of Hawksearch or the division responsible for such services. All Personal Information you submit to us is confidential and we do not sell or otherwise disclose such information to third parties.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and/or disclose Personal Information and non-personal information we gather as required by law or to the extent necessary for us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the Service rules or policies.

We may use your information related to your viewing of email and web pages viewed and other information collected to direct marketing to you.

Aggregate Information may be shared with any number of parties, provided that such information shall not specifically identify any individuals.

We may also use any information we have to respond to law enforcement or any proper legal request for it.

Right To Access to Personally Identifiable Information:
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete/deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support at [email protected] We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at [email protected] We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Legal Disclaimer:
Hawksearch is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). There is a possibility, under certain conditions, for you to invoke binding arbitration. For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction

We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request to any other third party with your prior consent to do so if Hawksearch is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

In the context of an onward transfer, a Privacy Shield organization has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Hawksearch shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless the organization proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage. Beyond the limited use of a comments manager and chat service, Hawksearch does not transfer personal information to third parties. Therefore, the provision regarding liability for the actions of agent processors does not broadly apply. However, if in the future Hawksearch were to change its policy and transfer information to third parties, then the provision regarding liability for the actions of agent processors would apply.

Security:
The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Hawksearch or information stored on the Service or our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers and your use of the Service demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information.

Cookies:
"Cookies" are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a web site for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that web site. Many web sites use cookies for these purposes. We may use cookies to customize your visit to the Service and for other purposes to make your visit more convenient or to enable us to enhance our service. You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use our Service, but it may interfere with some of its functionality. We do not use cookies to automatically retrieve personal information from your computer without your knowledge.

Do Not Track:
Some web browsers have settings that include “do not track signals.”  Our services are not currently engineered to respond to those signals from browsers. 

 

Protection for Children:

We have no intention of collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. When we become aware that personal information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Other Web Sites:
As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party web sites from within the Service. Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites.

Communications with Hawksearch:
Any communication or material you transmit to us by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by our Privacy Policy, anything you transmit or post may be used by us for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, posting and/or ranking. Furthermore, you expressly agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information.

Changes to Policy; Opt-Out Process:
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time.  However, if at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here and provide you the opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses.  Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes. 

All unsubscribe or opt-out requests should be sent to us at [email protected] and we will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this policy, such as a business partner.

Terms of Use:
The current terms and conditions can be found at www.hawksearch.com/terms-of-use/.

Contact:
For questions or concerns relating to privacy, we can be contacted at: [email protected]

United States of America:
Our Service is maintained in the United States of America.  By using the Service, you authorize the export of Personal Information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy.