HW&Co. Privacy Policy

OUR POLICY

The information at this site has been provided by HW&Co. and its affiliates (“We”, “Our”) for general information purposes. It does not constitute legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice or services and is presented without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information. Links to information on sites other than those operated by, or on behalf of HW&Co. are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites.

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained at this site has been obtained from reliable sources, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. ALL INFORMATION IN THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: WARRANTIES OR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

In no event will HW&Co. or HW&Co.’s principals, agents, or employees be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

We are committed to protecting your privacy with regards to visiting this website. we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to activities directly related to your visit of the HW&Co. website. It does not apply to third parties’ websites linked through the HW&Co. website. We strongly recommend that you read these third parties’ privacy policies prior to providing any information to such sites. We assume no responsibility or liability in connection with any third parties’ websites.

Collection, use and transfer of your information

You can visit the HW&Co. site without disclosing your personally-identifiable information (‘personal data’). However, you may choose to provide us with your personal data, for example when you contact us, register for seminars, activities and programs available on our website or when you request information or services. You also may decide to provide us voluntarily with personal data of a third person, such as your spouse, colleague or friend. In such case, we assume that you have an unrestricted permission of such person to provide her personal data to HW&Co. We may use suppliers to collect, process, store, use, analyze and/or transfer the data on its behalf. In such case, it is our practice to require that these suppliers handle the personal data they process or transfer in a manner consistent with HW&Co.’s policies. By submitting the personal data to us, you acknowledge and agree with your data being processed and/or transferred on HW&Co.’s behalf by its suppliers.

If you submit personal data when visiting a HW&Co. site

We may collect, process and/or transfer the specific information you voluntarily provide to us in the contact form you choose to fill in on our website, including the personal data you provide. By submitting any personal data on HW&Co.’s site, you authorize us to use, process and transfer (if necessary across borders) such data, even in and to countries where the level of data protection may not be commensurate with the high standard of protection adopted by certain countries. In such countries, we will still handle your personal data in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. HW&Co. will not sell any personal data to third parties.

If you are a client, or are part of a client organization

Personal data you provide to HW&Co., including personal data of a third party, such as your spouse, colleague and friend may be collected, stored, used and transferred as necessary for us to carry out business or seek potential business in the future with your company. If you provide us with personal data, whether in the form of an e-mail, business card, orally during business meeting or otherwise, we assume that you have granted us permission to collect, store and use such information to maintain direct contact with you.

Disclosure required by law

Please be aware that it is possible that personal data you provide to HW&Co. may be subject to disclosure under the law (e.g. pursuant to a statutory provision, a court order or a subpoena).

Correction, update and deletion of the personal data

HW&Co. will provide you with a possibility to ensure that the personal data you provided to us is accurate and up to date. You can request correction, update and deletion of your personal information via e-mail sent to contactus@hwco.com and we will use reasonable efforts to contact you regarding your request. In case you chose to be on a mailing list for periodic email updates regarding HW&Co. services and events, you also can use this e-mail address contactus@hwco.com to send us a notification that you no longer want to receive such information. We will honor your choice and refrain from sending you such announcements. You may change your choice at any time. To update or delete your data or correct an inaccuracy, we may ask you to verify your identity and cooperate with us in our effort.

Security of your personal information

HW&Co. uses various organizational and technical measures to protect your privacy and avoid unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data. However, you should note that no transfer of data over the Internet is completely secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your data on our systems, when the data is transferred over the Internet, it may be accessed and used by unauthorized third parties. HW&Co. has no control over the performance, reliability, availability or security of Internet and does not warrant that any information transfer via Internet or any communication through Internet is secure. HW&Co. shall not be liable for any disclosure, unauthorized use, loss, damage, expense, harm or inconvenience resulting from the loss, delay, interception, corruption, intervention, misuse or alteration of any personal information due to any reason beyond HW&Co.’s reasonable control.

Cookies and website tracking

We use cookies and other tracking devices to gain an insight into the content that our various audiences are interested in. They do not allow us to identify individuals, just IP addresses which do not reflect individual user information. This enables us to adjust our website and content accordingly.

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognize you when you visit.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google stores this information.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.