Last updated 2/8/2022
HBForge.com and its owner, HB Forge , are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of any personal information about our users. This Privacy & Security Policy explains how we protect personal information provided through our website HBForge.com and how we use that information in connection with our products and service offered through the Site. “Personal information” for purposes of this Policy means information that identifies you, such as your name, address, phone number, fax number or email address. Company stresses its privacy and security standards to guard against identity theft and provide security for your personal information. We regularly re-evaluate our privacy and security policies and adapt them as necessary to deal with new challenges. Simply put, we do not and will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone, for any reason, at any time unless authorized by you. Company uses and discloses your personal information only as follows:
- to provide our Service and Products as authorized by you
- to analyze site usage and improve the Service
- to deliver to you any administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the Products and Service
- for market research, project planning, troubleshooting problems, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity
- to third-party contractors that provide services to Company and are bound by these same privacy restrictions
- as otherwise set forth in this Privacy and Security Policy.
There are a number of risks, you should consider before using email to communicate with us: email can be circulated, forwarded and stored in numerous paper and electronic files; email can be intercepted, altered, forwarded or used without authorization or detection; email senders can easily misaddress an email; backup copies of email may exist even after the sender deletes the email; employers and online services have the right to inspect email transmitted through their systems; email is easier to falsify than handwritten or signed documents; and email can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems. Confidentiality of Internet communications cannot be guaranteed by HB Forge. Use of the Internet is solely at your own risk.
We limit the collection and use of email.
Certain areas and features of the Site or the Service may require registration, which involves provision to Company of an email address, a password and a username as well as other demographic information (collectively the “Registration Information”). From time to time we may request other personal information to provide you with other benefits of the Service. In all such instances, you will be given the opportunity to provide or to decline to provide that information, and it will be used only for the stated purpose. Access to your Registration Information, Portal Credentials, Portal Information and any other personal information you provide is strictly restricted and used in accordance with specific internal procedures and safeguard governing access, in order to operate, develop or improve the Service. These individuals have been selected in accordance with our security policies and practices and are bound by confidentiality obligations. They may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. If your Registration Information changes during after your order, you may update it any time via the Service.
Information we collect when you visit HBForge.com
When you visit HBForge.com, we may collect technical and navigational information, such as computer browser type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on our Site. This information may be used, for example, to alert you to software compatibility issues, or it may be analyzed to improve our Web design and functionality. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer’s hard drive. HBForge.com may set and access cookies on your computer to track and store preferential information about you. HBForge.com may gather information about you through cookie technology. Please note that most Internet browsers will allow you to stop cookies from being stored on your computer and to delete cookies stored on your computer.
If you choose to eliminate cookies, the full functionality of the Service may be impaired for you. We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. Web beacons are images embedded in a Web page or email for the purpose of measuring and analyzing site usage and activity. HBForge.com, or third-party service providers (“Third-Party Apps & Plugins”) acting on our behalf, may use Web beacons to help us analyze Site usage and improve the Service. We may use third party service providers to help us analyze certain online activities. For example, these service providers may help us measure the performance of our online campaigns or analyze visitor activity on HBForge.com.
Information we collect when you communicate with us over the internet.
HB Forge is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information you provide to us over the Internet. All information is protected by our privacy policies, which we periodically review and update. If you choose to communicate with us over the Internet, we may request personally identifiable information from you necessary for us to process your request for information, respond to your questions or deliver a product or service. Personally identifiable information is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address, web address or medical record number or date of birth. When you send information to us, the information may be shared with our employees and contractors who need to know the information to respond to your request and as permitted by law. We keep some of this information for a period of time as determined necessary by us. Information collected when you respond to surveys and promotions on our web site will be used for internal purposes, including developing web site information and services. We may inform you of new products and services from HB Forge, based on the information you provide us.
Data you provide on the website when using the service.
When you request us to delete your account for the Service, your data will be permanently expunged from our primary production servers and further access to your account will not be possible.
HB Forge, takes steps to make all information received from our online visitors secure against unauthorized access and use. All information is protected by our security measures, which we periodically review and update. We use security technology to protect you during your Internet communications with us. This security includes server authentication, encryption and data integrity. Your personal information is protected from unauthorized access by a secure firewall and security infrastructure. During transmission of information using Online Registration form, your privacy is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encrypting software. We employ physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to maintain the security of your information.
Security of your data.
We use a combination of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your online session and to protect Company accounts and systems from unauthorized access. When you register as a “customer”, HBForge.com requires a password from you for your privacy and security. Company transmits information such as your Registration Information for HBForge.com or Portal Credentials securely. Our servers are in a secure facility. Our databases are protected from general employee access both physically and logically. We encrypt your Service password so that your password cannot be recovered, even by us. All backup drives and tapes also are encrypted. We enforce physical access controls to our buildings. No employee may put any sensitive content on any insecure machine (i.e., nothing can be taken from the database and put on an insecure laptop).
Links to other websites.
We may have links from our web site to a number of different web sites. When you click on one of these links, you leave HBForge.com and link to another web site not controlled by HB Forge. We do not control the privacy policies or security measures of any of these sites. You should read the privacy statements on the other sites you visit to understand their privacy practices. HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS
There are things you can do to improve the privacy and security of your Internet communications. Do not communicate sensitive or confidential information to us over the Internet from work or Internet cafes. Your employer has the right to inspect your email, co-workers may see the information on a computer screen and you can inadvertently forward the email to co-workers or others. After you submit or receive information online, end your browser session before leaving your computer. This helps preserve the confidentiality of your data by ensuring that you are not leaving personally identifiable information on the computer for those who use the computer after you. This is especially important if you are using a computer in a public area. If you communicate with us over the Internet, tell us when your email addresses changes.
Additional cookies and those set by third parties
Additional cookies may be set during the use of the site to remember information as certain actions are being performed, or remembering certain preferences. Other cookies may be set by third party service providers which may provide information such as tracking anonymously which users are visiting the site, or set by content embedded into some pages, such as YouTube or other media service providers.
Managing your cookies and cookie preferences must be done from within your browser's options/preferences. Here is a list of guides on how to do this for popular browser software:
More information about cookies
To learn more about cookies, and find more information about blocking certain types of cookies, please visit the ICO website Cookies page.
Changes to this statement.
We periodically review and update our privacy policies and security measures. When we do so we may need to change or update this statement and reserve the right to do so. All updates and changes automatically apply to you without notice. If you do not believe that this policy gives you the Internet privacy and security protection you need, you have the ability and right to stop interacting with HB Forge, over the Internet by exiting this web site now.
Contact us with any privacy questions.
If you have questions, comments, concerns or feedback regarding this Privacy and Security Policy or any other privacy or security concern, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org