Many companies have glorified privacy policies that they start changing after you've done business with them. We prefer to be honest with you from the start, and say that the biggest asset of any business is the customer base. Any company that tells you differently is probably going to change the policy on you later.
So, our policy is to keep your information private and not to share it with others, apart from in accordance with standard direct mail and business sale practices. What does this mean to you? First, it means your order is kept private within our company. None of your personal data is kept on a computer that could be compromised. Next, it means we do rent and swap name lists with other direct marketing companies.
Finally, it means that we may use your email address to send you notices about new items and special offers. You can opt out of information sharing at any time simply by emailing us at email@example.com, and we'll remove you from shared lists.
Information We CollectAll such data that we collect is processed and saved on our servers. You have the option not to provide information; however, withholding information may prevent you from being able to use some of our Website features. Whenever you visit our Website, we automatically collect some information about your transactions with us, and your use of our Website. For example, we automatically collect your IP address, for HTY Gold internal use only, such as to help us diagnose problems with our Website. We also automatically track certain information about your activities on our Website such as the type of web browser you are using and click stream data.
If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, such as by sending us an email or by filling out a form with your Personal Information and submitting it to us through our Website, we collect the Personal Information that you provide to us. In addition, we collect your order information and purchase and payment history.
Use & Disclosure of InformationWe use the information that we collect about you to maintain, improve, and administer our website, operate our business, provide products and services that you request, administer your account, inform you about products and services that might be of interest to you, and personalize your online experience. In order to carry out certain business functions, such as order fulfillment and email broadcasts, we sometimes hire other companies to perform services on our behalf. We may disclose Personal Information that we collect about you to these companies to enable them to perform these services, but they are required to safeguard the Personal Information and are not authorized to use it for any other purpose than completing their contractual requirements to HTY Gold.
Links to Third Party Products & ServicesWhile you are visiting or using the website, you may be presented with an opportunity to purchase third party products or services. These products and services are offered and supplied by independent companies not owned or operated by HTY Gold. If you click on one of the presented offers, you will be redirected to the site of the third party, and any information you provide in response to the offer will be collected and used by the third party and not by HTY Gold. Information you provide to the third party and any dealings you have with the third party will be governed by the privacy and other policies of that third party.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|COOKIE name||COOKIE Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||You sesssion ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLLN||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|STORE||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|WISHLIST||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|
How to Manage Your Account
Communications from HTY GoldIf you do not want to receive communications from HTY Gold about products and services that may be of interest to you, simply indicate this preference by unsubscribing to communications you wish not to receive. If you wish to change your preference after you have registered, you can do so by logging into My Account, selecting Account Update, and updating your preference. You may also request to be added to our Do-Not-Email list by unsubscribing in the bottom of our emails. Even if you choose to be placed on one of these lists, we may still communicate with you using any of these methods regarding your use of our website, your orders or your account.
Updating Account informationIf you wish to change your name, email address, password, communication, and/or opt-in preferences after you have registered, you can access your account by logging into My Account. You may also request these changes by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Deactivation of Your AccountYou may also request deactivation of your HTY Gold account by contacting Customer Service at email@example.com and requesting account deactivation. Please note that some information may remain in our archived records after your account has been deactivated.
Website SecurityWe maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to help us protect your nonpublic Personal Information against loss, misuse, disclosure and alteration. For example, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your credit card information when you purchase products through our website. When you establish an account at HTY Gold, you choose a password to help protect your account information. You may change the password as often as you wish by going to "My Account" and updating your password.
Please call us at 1-800-876-8002 or send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll hear back from us in less than 24 business hours.