Privacy Policy

 

Houston Hispanic Forum On-Line Privacy Policy

The Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF) has established this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: www.hispanic-forum.org
This site may contain links to other sites. HHF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web 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.

What Information do we collect?

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We use customer contact information from the registration forms to send the user requested information about our company. We never sell, share or trade any of our customer information with other companies.

Why do we collect this Information?

 We need to know who you are in order to verify the credit card information you have sent us.  We collect several pieces of personal information from you in order to complete this verification process.  The non-personal information that we collect from you is used in order to offer you better service and to make your experience with our site more enjoyable.  Any information that we may inadvertently collect from you, that does not serve one of these reasons stated above, is immediately purged from our system.

Who has access to my information?


Only those employees that are responsible for handling your account have access to your information.  Additionally, employees in our technical department may have access to your information in order to conduct routine checks on the integrity of our system and in order to perform necessary maintenance work.  In order to process your credit card we have to consult with an out-side credit card processing company.  These processing companies are regulated by the banking industry and must meet certain security requirements in order to be in business.  The processing companies will have access to your credit card information, billing address, name, and possibly your telephone number.  The processing company will communicate with the issuing bank of your credit card in order to get final approval to charge your credit card for the product or services we are providing for you.  Additionally, judicial requests by a duly authorized court will require us to divulge certain information regarding your account should that situation arise.  The information collected is destroyed after one year.

Security

HHF protects account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of HHF Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Links to Other Sites

Occasionally, HHF’s Web site may include links to other Web sites. HHF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Correct/Update

HHF gives you the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. Upon your request, we will also remove any other personally identifying information we may retain from our databases. To make any such changes or requests:

Choice/Opt-Out

HHF provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. HHF gives users the following option for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications.

You can email us at  hhf@hispanic-forum.org

Our opt-out requests are processed immediately.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an e-mail.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

4635 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 360
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 522-8077 – Fax: (713) 599-1667

You can also send an e-mail to: hhf@hispanic-forum.org