COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may visit our Website without telling us anything about yourself. If you contact us and choose to provide personally identifiable information directly or thought our Website, such as your name, address, telephone number, cell phone number, e-mail address, resume or fax number (“Personal Information”), we will use that information and may share it with other companies and/or individuals (e.g., our partners, consultants, and service providers) for the purpose for which you submitted it to us, such as to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with information that you requested. Personal Information includes information in email, text, and other electronic messages sent through or in connection with the Website. Personal Information does not include information that has been anonymized or aggregated in such a way that it can no longer be used to identify a specific natural person, whether on its own or in combination with other information.
You do not have to provide us with Personal Information; however, this may limit your ability to use some functions of this Website or to request additional services or information.
Additionally, HMT may automatically collect or process Personal Information during the course of your activities on or use of this Website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, device information, time-zone location and referring website addresses. This information is used by HMT for the operation of the Website, to maintain quality of the Website, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.
HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you choose to provide us with Personal Information through the Website or emailing us, we use your Personal Information for a number of purposes such as:
- To respond to an email or particular request from you.
- To personalize the Website for you.
- To process an application as requested by you.
- To administer surveys and promotions.
- To provide you with information that we believe may be useful to you.
- To perform analytics and to improve our products, websites, and advertising.
- To comply with applicable laws, regulations, and legal process.
- To protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare.
- To protect our rights, the rights of affiliates or related third parties, or take appropriate legal action.
- To keep a record of our transactions and communications.
- As otherwise necessary or useful for us to conduct our business, so long as such use is permitted by law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, HMT LLC will use the personal information you share with us for the purpose for which it is intended. For example, a job applicant’s information will only be used in the employee-recruitment process. If you use the Contact Us form on the Website, we will use the information you provide to answer the questions you have about our company and the services we provide.
In the event that we would like to use your Personal Information for a secondary reason, such as marketing, we will either ask you directly for your permission or provide you with an opportunity to say no (i.e., “opt-out”). As examples, you may opt-out as provided for in a specific email communication or contact us as described below in the section “Contact Us.” Please be aware that opt-outs may not apply to certain types of communications, such as Website updates, or other communications.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Disclosures Under Special Circumstances. We may share information about you in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting activities that are illegal, violate our rules, or may be harmful to other visitors. In such circumstances, we will take appropriate measures to ensure that the requester understands the sensitive nature of the Personal Information that they may receive.
Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations. We may also share Personal Information with other third party companies that we collaborate with or hire to perform services on our behalf. As an example, we may hire a company to help us send and manage email, and we might provide the company with your email address and certain other information in order for them to send you an email message on our behalf. Similarly, we may hire companies to host or operate some of our websites and related computers and software applications.
INFORMATION COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES: AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION AND ANONYMOUS INFORMATION
Each time you visit the Website, HMT LLC collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience.
Aggregated Data. HMT LLC collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates your activity into HMT’s analysis of general traffic-flow at the Website. To these ends, HMT may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, HMT may remove personal identifiers from Personal Information and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with HMT’s affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, HMT will not disclose your individual identity.
Web Server Logs and IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer or device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. HMT may use IP addresses to conduct Website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website.
Cookies and Web Beacons. Periodically, some pages on this Website may use “cookies,” which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this Website. Information that we collect through cookies includes (i) the name and version of the operating system on your computer, (ii) the name and version of your browser, (iii) which page on the site you are currently reading, as well as clicks and time spent on a particular page, (iv) if you were sent to the current page by some other page on the web, the universal resource locator (“URL”) of the referring web page, and (v) geolocation of your computer or device. Some of the site’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about site usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of the Website. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.
THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION COLLECTION
Third parties may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you or your device when you use our Website. These third parties may include:
- Your mobile device manufacturer;
- Your mobile service provider;
- Your internet service provider;
- Advertisers, ad networks, and ad servers; and
- Analytics companies.
They may collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps and other online services websites. HMT does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, contact the responsible provider directly.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION
Under Age 13. The Website is not intended for, designed for or intentionally targeted at children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verified parental consent, we will take all reasonable measures to delete that information from our databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law). If you believe we might have collected any Personal Information from or about a child under 13, contact us.
Under Age 18. Minors under 18 years of age may have the Personal Information that they have provided to HMT through the Website deleted by sending an email to HMT requesting deletion. Please note that, while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all systems.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to help prevent your Personal Information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is impenetrable and no website operator, including HMT, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. We are not responsible for circumvention of any security measures we provide. We are not liable for the illegal acts of third parties, such as criminal hackers. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your Personal Information while you are on the Internet.
FOR CALIFORNIA VISITORS ONLY: CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act provides you with the certain rights with respect to your personal information as described below.
The right to know. You have the right to request and obtain information regarding the disclosure of the following:
- The categories of personal data collected
- The sources from which the personal data was collected
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information
- Categories of third parties with whom we share personal data
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you
The right to delete. You may request that we delete any personal information that we have collected from you. You also have the right to request the deletion of your personal information that has been collected in the past 12 months. However, the law exempts certain information from deletion. Please note that the law does not consider anonymized or pseudonymized information to be “personal information,” and we may “delete” your information by anonymizing or pseudonymizing it.
Reasons we may deny your deletion request: We may deny your request if retaining the information is necessary for us to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
The right to request information about disclosure to third parties for direct marketing purpose. You may request and obtain from HMT information regarding the disclosure of your personal information that has been collected in the past 12 months by the company to a third-party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes.
The right to say no to (out-out of) the sale of personal information. If you are a California resident, you have the right to opt out of the “sale” of your personal information to “third parties.”
We will never sell your personal information. We do not transfer your information to third parties in exchange for money and we will not do so. However, we may transfer personal information to certain third parties in order to operate our business (for example, to market our products and services).
Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you.
We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable user request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable user request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time, up to 90 days, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable user request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable user request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Non-discrimination. You have the right to be free from discrimination for using these rights. We will not deny you goods or services, charge you different rates, or give you different discounts because you used one of these rights.
Your mobile device may give you the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps you use in order to serve you ads that are targeted to your interests:
- "Opt out of interest-based ads" or "Opt out of ads personalization" on Android devices
- "Limit ad tracking" on iOS devices
You can also stop the collection of location information from your mobile device by changing the preferences on your mobile device.
"DO NOT TRACK" REQUESTS
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals, which is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users opt out of tracking by websites and online services. You can enable or disable “Do Not Track” by visiting the preferences or settings page of your web browser. Since uniform standards for “Do Not Track” signals have not been adopted, we do not respond to or process “Do Not Track” signals.
MODIFICATIONS TO PRIVACY STATEMENT
19241 David Memorial Drive, Ste. 170
The Woodlands, TX 77385
Effective Date: June 25, 2020