Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

Hazell & Collins Associates/Career Partners International (HCA/CPI) network collects personally identifying information about you only when you specifically and knowingly provide it to us. The HCA Website is dedicated to providing you with a compelling service to help you make the most of your time on the Internet. The more we know about you, the better we can serve your needs. We recognize that we need to earn your trust, and firmly believe that you should know exactly what personally identifying information we collect and how we’re going to use it before you share it with us.

Basic statement

Personally identifying information that you provide to HCA web site will not be made available to third parties outside of HCA without your explicit permission. The HCA Website collects personally identifying information about you only when you specifically and knowingly provide it to us. Your personally identifying information will be used to personalize your experience with the HCA Website, or for such other purposes as are described at any point where the HCA Website collects this information from you.

The HCA Website may make aggregate information about our customers (e.g. overall statistics) available to third parties for advertising and other purposes. Information that personally identifies you will be kept strictly confidential.

Personally identifying information which you choose to provide to another party or Web site will be subject to their privacy policy. For example, if you purchase goods or services online from a merchant you found while searching the HCA Website, information you provide to that merchant is subject to their privacy policy rather than ours.

What is “personally identifying information”?

“Personally identifying information” is information that can be explicitly used to identify and/or contact you as an individual. This includes information like your real name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number, etc. Information that, by itself, cannot be explicitly linked with your “real” identity is not considered personally identifying. Examples of this are favourite or bookmarked Web sites, or your preferences with respect to how you wish to see a given page or site set up according to the selections you choose.

On occasion, the HCA Website may ask you for personal information such as your name or address. We do this when you register for contests/promotions or services that require registration or subscription. The HCA Website needs to collect this information for fulfilling prizes, and for tracking/verifying compliance with HCA Website policies. It may also be needed for purposes of compliance with federal, provincial and local laws and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes. When we intend to use your personal information, we tell you up front. This way you can decide whether you want to give us the information or not.

 

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site, like what items you have in a “shopping cart” for an online store. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide great features for their customers.

The HCA Website has two primary uses for its cookies. First, we use them to specify unique preferences. Secondly, we use cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and improve areas of the HCA Website service that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a “cookie,” visitors to the HCA Website always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the HCA Website service may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

 

Links to other sites

Users should be aware that when you are on the HCA Website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from the HCA Website pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you “click” on a banner advertisement or a HCA Website search result, the “click” takes you off the HCA Website site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use the HCA Website’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up!

The HCA Website’s policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond the HCA Website’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

 

E-mail to us

When you send us e-mail, we will use your name and e-mail address only to respond to the concerns you write to us with. Your e-mail may be shared with appropriate people within the organization to help us respond to your concerns and improve the HCA Website.

 

Changes to policy

From time to time, HCA may introduce new products and services to its users and members. HCA reserves the right to modify this policy at any time by notifying customers, via the hazell.com site, of a new privacy policy. You can send e-mail (connect@hazell.com) to us with any further questions.