Your right to privacy and security is very important. We recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner. We believe this information should only be used to help us provide you with better service. That's why we have put a policy in place to protect your personal information. Below is a summary of our policy
What personal information do we collect?
In general, when you visit our websites and access information you remain anonymous. Before we ask you for information, we will explain how this information will be used. We will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals without your permission. If you do not want us to provide your personal information to other companies or individuals please contact us at privacy@HiltonHeadIslander.com
Some of our sites require registration to access, although typically all that's requested is an e-mail address and some basic information about you, such as vacation preferences.
There are occasions where we will ask for additional information. We do this to be able to better understand your needs, and provide you with services that we believe may be valuable to you. Some examples of information our websites collect are name, address and phone number. We give you the opportunity to elect not to receive materials from us. If you sign up for a Hilton Head Islander electronic newsletter or e-mail list, each message will include instructions on how to "unsubscribe" from that list.
If any of our websites are developed for children under the age of 13, we will encourage them to get their parents' permission before they give us any personal information. These websites will also encourage children to use nicknames, instead of their given names when and if personal information is collected.
Securing your privacy
We will protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate technical and managerial procedures to maintain information that is accurate, current, and complete. We will make a sincere effort to respond to your requests to correct personal information inaccuracies in a timely manner.
We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy. Whenever you provide sensitive information (for example, a credit card number to make a purchase), we will take reasonable steps to protect it, such as encrypting your card number. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information in storage. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
Your personal information will only be used by Hilton Head Islander. However, we may need to provide your name and delivery address to third parties that Hilton Head Islander uses for the purposes of delivering specific services to you (e.g., customer support, or a shipping company if you have asked us to send something to you.)
Our websites may provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites.
We will also disclose personal information when required by law, in response to any demand by law enforcement or other appropriate government authorities, or if the personal information is pertinent in a legal proceeding or court action.
Many of our websites that collect information will store and process that information in databases in the United States. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect all information stored in these databases.
How can you update the personal information you have provided to Hilton Head Islander?
You can help Hilton Head Islander maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying Hilton Head Islander of any changes to your address, title, phone number or e-mail address. In some programs, you may do this online or through customer support by following the instructions on membership profile pages. You may also update your information by e-mailing privacy@HiltonHeadIslander.com
. If at any time you wish to stop receiving an electronic newsletter from Hilton Head Islander you can unsubscribe as explained in the newsletter or contact us at the above addresses. Please include your name, address, and e-mail address, and a description or example of any communication that you no longer wish to receive.
Hilton Head Islander welcomes comments and questions on this policy. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure. Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this site. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to privacy@HiltonHeadIslander.com