The following policies and disclaimers are applicable to all Internet media managed by Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP (hereinafter called our company). You are considered to have agreed to them when using the site.
Copyright of the Content
Our company holds the copyright to all contents on the site unless stated otherwise. Regarding names of companies and products in articles and blog posts, their copyrights belong to the companies concerned. Any reprint or copy is strictly prohibited except with the express permission of our company.
Exclusion of Liability
Our company does not bear any liability for any losses between users and content providers (companies, schools, etc.), or between users, that relate to the articles, advertisements, products, and services on the site.
Subscription to the E-mail Newsletter
Subscribers to the e-mail newsletter our company publishes are considered to agree to receive news about useful information. Our company has the right stop or suspend the sending of these newsletters whenever the need arises. Subscribers also can stop receiving newsletters at any time from our website.
Although our ability to provide service requires that we collect personal information about our customers, we take measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information.
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of “customer identifiable” information that an individual or other customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, “customer identifiable” information is information which can be associated with a specific individual or entity, including, for example, a customer’s name, address, or telephone number, e-mail address, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them.
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
HLS-Global.com does collect information about you at different times. Instances include:
1. Mandatory personal information needed for us to provide a service to you
To first join HLS-Global.com, information such as your name, contact details, and e-mail address are requested. We will not disclose this personal information unless we have received your express consent to do so.
2. Non-personally identifiable (specific or aggregated) information, to improve our services
Apart from this mandatory information we need to provide our service to you, there may be data (that does not personally identify you) collected to monitor and improve HLS-Global.com service and performance. For example, when you visit a web page, the URL requested is automatically recorded as is the time and date requested and the browser software being used.
Specific or aggregate information may be collected to help maintain accurate accounts, assist in marketing our products and services, and to help make our web site useful to you. For example, our server recognizes your domain name and the pages that you visit. This data is gathered in an aggregate manner for quality control and the improvement of our sites.
From time to time, HLS-Global.com may provide aggregated statistical information about sales, browsing patterns, and navigation techniques to reputable third parties. This is not personally identifiable information, and it assists HLS-Global.com to improve products and services offered.
3. Personal information voluntarily provided by you – for HLS-Global.com surveys, newsletters, and in conjunction with third party offers
The terms and conditions of the offer should also be clearly stated. Please read this information carefully, and understand that it is your own choice should you choose to disclose your personally identifiable information to the third party. The information that you offer to the third party is voluntary.
HLS-Global.com enters into third party business relationships with care, and will not share, disclose or sell any personally identifiable information collected at our site with third party companies or organizations without these conditions being met.
4. Contacting you by e-mail
We may use your e-mail address for any purpose for which you provided it. We may also use it to respond to feedback given about our site or services, to provide you with any information you request, to confirm receipt of e-mails you have sent to us, or if we need to contact you for any reason.
When do we collect personal information?
Generally, we only collect personal information about you in the following situations:
• Registering as a site user
• Sending us an e-mail
How do we protect your personal information?
High technology is used to ensure your sensitive information is secure and is protected from unauthorized access or improper use. Your personal password is confidential and is encrypted to ensure its secrecy. With your password, you are able to edit your personal details.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) or “spam”
Spam is the Internet term for marketing or commercial e-mail you receive for which you did not ask. Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP does not and has never supported or condoned this practice.
Marketing mail from HLS-Global.com will generally be “opt-in” / “opt-out”. This means that you should not receive any commercial or marketing e-mail from us unless you have requested it, that is, you have opted in. When you opt in, every piece of commercial e-mail will contain an opt-out option or unsubscribe function. You can send us a message telling us you would prefer not to receive the e-mail again and we will respect your wishes.
We may also send you e-mail providing general information about services we provide. Each time we do that, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out or unsubscribe should you choose not to receive further e-mails of that type.
Use of the site/services
We do not market to children or knowingly collect personal information about children without parental consent.
Pointers to protect your privacy
• Always close your browser and log out once you have finished surfing the net to prevent other people gaining access to your information and correspondence.
• HLS-Global.com has no control over other web sites we may link to, and we take no responsibility for the conduct of these companies. Always read the Terms and Conditions when using other web sites.
• Posting of personal contact information is prohibited on HLS-Global.com. We take no responsibility for any personal contact information disclosed to other members in our network. Personal information includes information such as full names, telephone numbers, and home addresses. Beware—if you voluntarily disclose personal information it may be collected and used by others.
We use a feature of your browser called “a cookie” to assign a user ID. Cookies identify your computer to our servers when you visit our site and extend the functionality of the service offered in an area of our Site. You must have cookies enabled on your web browser to use the HLS-Global.com web site.
Additional Privacy Protections for Children Using the Internet
Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP does not target children or teenagers (younger than 18 years of age) for the collection of information online. Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP does not solicit or collect customer identifiable information targeted at children and teenagers under 18 and does not allow anyone else to do so on a Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP Web Site.