Privacy Policy

HPSI is committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices as of January 2010.

HPSI reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Therefore, to view our latest privacy practices, please review this statement regularly. In the event we make a material change to our privacy policy we may so indicate on the main page of our site for a period of 15 days after the change is effective. If you make a purchase from HPSIonline.com or register as a member, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

WHAT INFORMATION DOES HPSI COLLECT?

Most of the information collected by HPSI is used only to help us better serve our members and program vendors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and program vendors knowingly and voluntarily provide either through website registration membership certificates, vendor agreements or conference/seminar registrations. This personal information includes name, business address and business telephone numbers and credit card information.

If your personal information changes and you wish to update it (such as your address), or if you wish to delete your information, you can make changes to your user profile on the site. If this should prove insufficient, you may contact the site administrator named below who will correct, update or remove your personal information as requested.

HPSI does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

HOW DOES HPSI USE INFORMATION COLLECTED?

Generally, HPSI uses information collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services. As part of its purchasing services, HPSI may from time to time make member contact information available to program vendors and vendor contact information available to members.

If you request that HPSI send you literature about our company or purchasing program through the postal service, we will collect from you your name and address. At that time, you may also provide us with optional information such as your company’s name and your email address. This personal information will be used by HPSI solely to send the requested literature.

HOW DOES HPSI USE COOKIES?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). HPSI uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

This Web site also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) over which we have no control. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports or website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process this information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by electing the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

WHAT PRIVACY ISSUES ARISE WITH LINKS TO OTHER SITES?

This website contains links to other websites. HPSI has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

WHAT MEANS OF REDRESS ARE AVAILABLE?

You can see, review and change your personal information. If you wish to make any changes to your personal information, you may access our website, enter your username and password or contact us. We will generally rely on you to assist us in informing us if the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete.

Since your password is the key to your account, you should take all steps to see that it is secure. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not share your password with anyone. If your password is compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.

If any User suspects HPSI has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to jimw@hpsionline.com or calling 1-800-223-4774. You may also contact HPSI by mail at: 1 Ada, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618, attention Jim Whitesides, Site Administrator.