Last updated on: March 22, 2023
The Website is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. No one under the age of 18 may provide any Personal Information to us on the Website. H&F will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from such individuals without prior parental consent. If you are under 18, do not use the Website or provide any Personal Information to us on the Website. If we learn that we have collected or received Personal Information from individuals below the age of 18 without verified parental consent, we will delete such information. If you believe we might have any Personal Information from or about an individual below the age of 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not intend to collect sensitive Personal Information from the Website’s visitors. Please do not enter any sensitive Personal Information on the Website (see examples of such sensitive Personal Information here https://usa.h-f.group/state-specific-privacy-notice). If you inadvertently entered sensitive Personal Information on our contact form, please contact us so we can delete such sensitive Personal Information. See “Contact Information” below for our contact information.
1. An Overview of Data Collection
Which Personal Information do we collect from you?
H&F collects the following categories of Personal Information:
- Personal and contact details (for example, name, company and email address); and
- Other information that you voluntarily enter on the Website’s contact form.
Certain state laws deem IP addresses as Personal Information. As mentioned under (ii) of the Section “How do we collect your Personal Information?”, the IP addresses that we collect are anonymized.
How do we collect your Personal Information?
i. Personal Information directly provided by you
We obtain or receive Personal Information directly from you if you fill out our contact form on the Website (i.e., as part of your correspondence with us).
ii. Personal Information we receive indirectly (through automatic data collection tools)
For which purposes do we collect your Personal Information?
H&F processes information we collect from you on the Website (including Personal Information) for the following purposes:
- Customer service, communication purposes. For the performance of customer service and to respond to your inquiries or requests;
- Quality and management purposes. To monitor, improve and analyze the quality and use of our Website, services, processes, and systems; to inform our management and perform internal reviews; and
- Legislation and regulation. To identify and counter fraud, perform audits, ensure safety within H&F and comply with orders of a court, law enforcement, government authorities, applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
To whom do we disclose your Personal Information?
H&F does not disclose your Personal Information to third parties. Note that the companies in the H&F group may disclose Personal Information to each other and process such disclosed Personal Information.
However, we may disclose your Personal Information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate: (i) to comply with federal, state, or local laws, or comply with a court order or subpoena to provide information; (ii) to comply with a civil, criminal, or regulatory inquiry, investigation, subpoena, or summons by federal, state, or local authorities; (iii) to cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning conduct or activity that the business, service provider, or third party reasonably and in good faith believes may violate federal, state, or local law; (iv) to cooperate with a government agency request for emergency access to a consumer’s personal information if a natural person is at risk or danger of death or serious physical injury, (v) to exercise or defend legal claims; (v) to respond to your requests; (vi) to protect yours, ours or others’ rights, property or safety; (vii) to enforce H&F policies or contracts; (viii) to collect amounts owed to H&F; (ix) to comply with records retention policies, if any; (x) when we believe access, preservation, or disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (xi) if we, in good faith, believe that access, preservation, or disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable.
How do we protect your Personal Information?
We have implemented both technical and organizational measures designed to protect your Personal Information against accidental loss, theft and unauthorized access. Examples are the use of firewalls and encryption.
We strive to continually improve our security measures in case of technological advances and developments. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to the Website or to us via electronic communication. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for any circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
How long does H&F store/retain your Personal Information?
H&F will retain your Personal Information for as long as reasonably necessary and proportionate to the original purpose for collecting and processing it. We will delete or de-identify your Personal Information when your Personal Information is no longer necessary for such purpose. But we may also need to store your Personal Information to fulfill a legal obligation or to resolve disputes.
How long we keep Personal Information can vary widely depending on the context of your transactions with H&F, the services we offer and our legal obligations in the jurisdiction where H&F is processing your Personal Information. The following criteria are often used to determine the retention period: the nature of the Personal Information, the context in which the Personal Information has been collected, the consequences for you and the existence of appropriate safeguards (such as pseudonymization).
2. Rights regarding your Personal Information
Depending on your place of residence in the U.S., certain state data protection laws and regulations grant you certain rights regarding your Personal Information. For more information on such rights you may be entitled to and how you can exercise them, please see our Supplemental State-Specific Privacy Notice https://usa.h-f.group/state-specific-privacy-notice.
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4. Supplemental State-Specific Privacy Notice
We may choose or be required by the applicable state privacy laws to provide different or additional disclosures relating to the processing of Personal Information about residents of certain states. For residents of the States of California, Virginia, or Nevada, please review our Supplemental State-Specific Privacy Notice accessible at https://usa.h-f.group/state-specific-privacy-notice.
5. Contact Information
Herbstreith & Fox, Inc.
Online contact form: https://usa.h-f.group/contact;
Phone: 914-345-9501 (toll-free);
Postal Address: 570 Taxter Road, Elmsford, NY 10523.