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Privacy Policy (website)

 

Online Privacy

This site is provided by HQ Capital GmbH & Co. KG (“HQC”). Users of and visitors to this site are able to visit some areas of the site without specifically revealing who they are or otherwise providing information about themselves. However, if you choose to provide us with personal information on the site, for example, by registering with us, filling out an online form, or sending us an e-mail message, you thereby agree to share that information with HQC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors and business partners. We use personal identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content, and to customize our site’s services, content, and layout. We also may use your personal information to inform you of new services, changes, or promotions. If you do not want us to send you this type of information, please let us know by sending us an e‑mail message to clientservice@hqcapital.com.

 

Security of Information

HQC understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality to users of and visitors to this site. Access to information submitted online through this site is limited to employees of HQC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors, and business partners who have a legitimate business need for the information. HQC will not give, sell, or otherwise disseminate personal or confidential information you submit online through this site, except as outlined above, in a manner in which the users can be identified, unless required by law or as necessary to conduct business in connection with the HQC site. However, we may provide your personal or confidential information to one or more third parties in the event that all or part of HQC or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures, or all or part of the assets of any of the foregoing, are acquired by, merged with, sold to, or otherwise disposed of to one or more third parties (including, without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy). HQC reserves the right to contract with other vendors to assist with its business processes and this site. HQC will only provide personal identifiable information you submit online through this site to such vendors if they agree to maintain the confidentiality of the information and to refrain from using the information for any purpose other than providing a service to HQC or its customers, subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors or business partners. HQC accepts no responsibility for any breach of its security.

 

Cookies and Interactive Data

HQC may use cookies to track information regarding a user’s past history in order to provide better and more efficient services and functionality to that user. While refusal to accept cookies will not prevent the use of portions of the HQC site, some portions of the site may not function properly without cookies. We currently use Cookie technology on our public site to retain your language selection for 24 hours. On our password restricted website used for event planning, additional Cookies may be used after log-in to assist with user registration for the event. Such Cookies are deleted once the user logs out of the website.

 

We collect IP addresses and domain names of all users of and visitors to this site to measure the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc. We also collect e-mail addresses of those who send us e‑mail messages so we can respond, if requested, and also to be able to improve the functionality of our site. There also are interactive services on the site which require identification and other information to facilitate the interactive functions of our site. Users will have to register and provide the requested information in order to utilize these interactive portions of the site.

 

Other Information Collectors

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect online through this site from users. It does not apply to information that we may receive or obtain in other ways. Our site may include links to the sites of our business partners or others. The privacy customs or policies of these sites may be different from ours. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties or sites, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of those parties or sites. We cannot be sure whether any third parties have privacy policies similar to ours. Therefore, HQC cannot be responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by any third parties.

 

Acceptance

Use of this site signifies that you have read, comprehend and accept all provisions of this Privacy Policy. HQC reserves the right at its discretion to add to, modify, change or withdraw portions of its Privacy Policy without notice. HQC recommends reviewing the Privacy Policy on a regular basis for changes.