The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
Collection of Personal Information
In order to provide HSU services to you, we will ask you to provide personal data depending on how you interact with us (online, offline, over the phone, etc.). Personal data about our customers is an important part of our business. We will not sell, share or rent your information to third parties in any way other than what is disclosed in this statement.
Personal Contact Information
This includes any information that would allow us to personally contact you, such as your name, delivery address, phone number, or email address. In some cases, this could include personal information that you give us about someone else (for example, if you provide a friend's name and email address for a share cart/product/saved items action).
We typically collect personal contact information in connection with a variety of activities, including website registration, email subscriptions, website community features, online purchases, customer service inquiries, and consumer feedback. If you create an account with us, your personal contact information may be stored under your account profile.
Account Sign-in Information
This refers to any information that is required for you to establish a unique account with us or for us to give you access to your specific account profile. Examples may include your email address, user name and password.
We only collect unique sign-in information for those activities that require an account, such as general website registration, email subscriptions, and website community features. Your sign-in information, especially your password, should be kept confidential and never shared with anyone else. To change your login email address or password, sign in to the relevant account setting section of our website.
Technical Computer Information
This includes any information about the computer system or other technological devices that you may be using to access one of our websites, applications or online services. We typically collect this information through automated technologies such as cookies and tags. Examples of technical computer information may include your computer’s IP address, operating system type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and web browser type. View more in Cookies and Contents of Third Parties.
Website Usage Information
This includes information about how you use and navigate our websites, applications and online services, including which links you click on, which pages or content you view and for how long, and other similar information and statistics about your interactions with our website or application (e.g., date and time of visit, which site you came from, frequently viewed products, and site activities, etc.).
This information is captured using automated tracking technologies such as cookies or Yandex Metrica, and may also be collected through the use of third party tracking services (such as Google Analytics) that collect data in aggregate (such as number of visits to a particular page, or the amount of time spent on a web site). We may also use these programs, such as Yandex Metrica, to capture information about how users respond to certain emails (e.g., time the email is opened, where user links to from the email, etc.). Please view more in Cookies and Contents of Third Parties.
This includes information that you voluntarily share with us about your experience in using our products and services, including our websites and applications. Examples may include unsolicited reviews and suggestions, or other questions and feedback related to our products. We typically collect this information in the form of the product review, Q&A, requesting stock, getting a quote, creating a case, submitting technical solutions, Google customer review and customer service through email or hotline.
Social Network Information
This refers to any information that is part of your profile on a third party social network (such as but not limited to Facebook/Twitter) and that you allow the third party social network to share with us. Examples include your basic account information (e.g., name, email address, gender, birthday, current city, profile picture, user ID, list of friends, etc.) and any other additional information or activities that you permit the third party social network to share with third-party application developers. For example, we may receive your social network profile information (or parts of it) every time you download or interact with HSU application on a social network such as Facebook or Twitter or every time you use a social networking feature that is integrated within HSU (such as Post HSU product to Facebook, share news from HSU Blog to Facebook, etc.).
To learn more about how your information from a third party social network may be obtained by us (or other third party application developers), please visit the website of the relevant social network. You further acknowledge using your personal information to match information with a social network for advertising purposes.
This includes any information that you use to make a purchase, such as your credit/debit card details (cardholder name, card number, expiration date, etc.), other payment information if you choose to pay by Credit/Debit Card/PayPal/Wire Transfer. This also includes the billing name and address associated with your form of payment.
Personal Information from Children
Personal information will not be collected by any person who is known by HSU to be under the age of eighteen (18) without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Persons under age eighteen (18) may only provide personal information with the involvement and consent of a parent or legal guardian.
If you access our website or application via a mobile device such as a smart-phone, the collected information may also include your phone's unique device ID, brand, type, operator company and operating system.
Use of Personal Information
We use personal information to better understand our customers’ interests and needs, to complete purchase transactions and fulfil orders and to consistently improve the quality of products.
We may use your personal information in the following ways:
We may use your personal information to maintain your accounts with us, including administering any consumer satisfaction or products optimization programs that are associated with your account. This typically involves the use of personal information that was originally collected to set up your account (e.g., personal contact information, payment information, delivery address, account login information, demographic information, etc.) or purchase history.
We may collect and use your personal information to provide you with customer service, including responses to your inquiries, stock request, quote sheet, technical solution request, etc. This typically requires the collection and use of certain personal contact information (such as your name, phone or email address) and information regarding the reason for your inquiry (e.g. order status, technical issue, product question/complaint, etc.). Customer service may be provided through various forms of communication, including email correspondence, call centre support, and live chat online.
Product Improvement and Customization
We may collect and use your information so we can constantly improve our products, tailor them to your needs, and come up with new product ideas. This mostly involves the collection and use of demographic information and consumer feedback.
Product and Service Improvement
We may collect and use your personal information to encourage you to be more actively engaged with our products and services (including our websites and applications), thereby increasing overall brand engagement and improving our products/services. This mostly involves the collection, use, and publication of consumer-generated content (such as product/order reviews).
And we will send an email to you and invite you to write a review of our products and services in this transaction. If you choose to join the Google customer review program, you will also receive an email from Google about it.
Choice & Control
We give you choices related to your personal information, and numerous methods to inform us of your decision. You can control your personal information that HSU has obtained. You have the right to access, correct, or delete the personal data that we collect. You are also entitled to restrict or object, at any time, to the further processing of your personal information.
You have the right to receive your personal information in a structured and standard format and, where technically feasible, the right to have your personal data transmitted directly to a third party.
To protect the privacy and the security of your personal data, we may request data from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access such information, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal data we maintain.
You can always choose whether you wish to receive promotional emails, messages from HSU. You can also access and clear your data through the HSU privacy dashboard.
The acceptance of cookies is not necessary to access HSU. However, we draw your attention that failure to accept cookies may limit some certain functions of our website. You can reset your browser to decline cookies at any time if you wish.
Protect Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is very important to HSU. We use physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards that are designed to protect your Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
In addition, HSU uses standard security protocols and mechanisms to exchange the transmission of sensitive data such as credit card details. When you enter sensitive Personal Data such as your credit card number on our site, we encrypt it using secure socket layer (SSL) technology.
In the event that your personal information is acquired or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, HSU will notify you by e-mail or mail. HSU will give you notice promptly, consistent with the reasonable needs of law enforcement and/or HSU to determine the scope of the breach and to investigate and restore the integrity of the data system.
Retention and Deletion
HSU will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active; as needed to provide you products or services; as needed for the purposes outlined in this policy or at the time of collection; as necessary to comply with our legal obligations (e.g., to honor opt-outs), resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements; or to the extent permitted by law.
At the end of the retention period, HSU will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to destroy the information or to ensure that the information is no longer identified.
Changes to This Statement
Subject to your rights at law, you agree to be bound by the prevailing terms of the Policy as updated from time to time on our Website. Any changes to this policy will be published on the Platform. By continuing to use our Platforms and/or services after the Policy has been amended, you hereby agree to be bound by the terms of such amended Policy.
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement or would like to contact us for any reason, you could kindly email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emails should clearly state that you are making a data protection query, request or complain in the subject line to ensure the matter is dealt with expediently. We will strive to deal with any query, request or complaint promptly and fairly.