Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. Any confidential information we collect, use or disclose is handled according to best privacy practices and complies with privacy legislation.

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so for example, to communicate with you.

Let’s go over the information that we collect.

Information you provide to us

Comments and contact forms: When you leave a comment on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help us eliminate spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.

Cookies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that a visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Information we collect automatically

Log information: We collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.

Usage information: We collect information about you use our website. We also collect information about what happens when you use our website along with information about your device. We collect this information to get insights on how we make our services even better.

Location information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information.

How we share your information

Subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors: We may disclose information about you to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our services or to process information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for personal information that we share with them.

Third party vendors:  We may share information about you with third party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us, or to provide their services to you.

Legal and regulatory requirements: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

Aggregated or de-identified information: We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you.

Published Support Requests: And if you send us a request we reserve the right to publish that request in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Information that you make public is disclosed publicly.

How long we keep information

We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it. We are not legally required to continue to keep it.

Security

While no online services is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our website for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Your rights

If you are located in certain countries, data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

How to reach us

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, or you would like to contact us about any of the rights mentioned in the Your Rights section above, please contact us.

What this policy applies to

This policy applies to the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative website – it does not apply directly to any partners or providers.