- Welcome and Introduction
Hasa respects your privacy. This Policy states how Hasa collects, uses, maintains, updates, removes and discloses personal data about customers, potential customers, distributors and resellers, suppliers, personnel and others having connections to Hasa. This Policy applies to this website (“Site”), Hasa’s offering and sales of services and products, and other Hasa activities.
We try to respect your privacy. This is a policy, stating what we try to do. It is not a contract obligation on our part. However, pursuant to this policy you grant certain consents, licenses and exclusions and limitations of liability.
Please review this policy. If there is any part you do not agree with, or if you do not think this policy provides enough protection, this policy tells you how to tell us. You can also exit this Site and not stay or visit it. If there is information you do not consent to our receipt, collection, use of or sharing, you can tell us and can opt-out. (Some information is collected from your current visit and letting us know will generate some information we will then have).
Hasa provides other privacy notices for particular uses of personal data. As examples, we notify visitors to our facilities, suppliers, job applicants and users of mobile Apps. Entities affiliated with Hasa may process personal data according to privacy notices they provide for specific uses. Depending on your relationship with Hasa, these or other notices may apply to you. We encourage you to read them.
- Who this Policy is Addressed To
- Our Information Gathering Practices
We obtain information several ways. We try to limit the information we intentionally gather to only what is necessary for the purposes for which we collect the information. Here are types of information we collect, and where it comes to us from.
Voluntary disclosure. We collect information you provide, such as your name, address, phone, email address. We obtain this from you or from our distributors, representatives, customers and suppliers who have information about you.
We collect information we receive from your visit to this Site. When you visit or use our Site, we obtain data about you, your device, your visit, date and time of visit, browser type, IP address, and operating system, internet service provider, websites from which you accessed our Site, what you do in the visit, pages you visit, order of pages, time on each page, and other information. These are only examples; technology may let us collect and store other data about your visit, use and activities
Account information. At our Site you can join our mailing list or communicate to us. There could be other opportunities to create an account or profile. We ask for personal information, such as your name, occupation, phone, address, zip code and email address and we collect this if you provide it.
Information from Distributors. We could obtain personal information about you that is provided to us by a Hasa distributor or reseller.
Other Information. Other information we collect or develop from your visits to our Site or from distributors, representatives, customers and suppliers or from our system’s internal processes, could include alternative name(s) you used; unique personal identifier; online identifier; IP, email and/or postal address; information on needs and purchases, items considered, items purchased or obtained; browsing, search, purchase and use histories and tendencies; website path-of-travel; location information; electronic information; employment information; other profile information and preferences.
Meeting/Event Registration. If you register to participate at a Hasa trade show, meeting or other event we conduct, you will provide personal information in the registration process including name, address, phone, email, possibly a photograph and possibly other information related to and varying depending on the particular event.
Contests. If we sponsor and you enter a contest, sweepstakes or other promotion on or off the Site, we ask for personal information so we can administer it and notify winners. Participation is voluntary.
Comments. You can email or phone us or write to us at our address. Our email and mail address and phone number are near the end of this Policy. Our personnel also receive emails. We store these, including personal information you include, so we can respond or evaluate comments in the future.
Other Information. Possibly we could collect other information not listed above, for example, metadata, and possibly new kinds of information have been derived since this Policy was written or will be derived in the future, that we collect or will collect. Personnel could receive information from sources not categorized above, like being told information, seeing or hearing information on the internet or other media, receiving unsolicited information, learning something in a discussion and noting it for reference, or any other ways information is received, noted and saved.
Other Sources. We collect any information you enter on our site, or that your device provides to our site, or that you or others give us any other way. Persons affiliated with us could see, read, hear or receive and potentially note and collect information received in news and advertising media (broadcast, print, internet, social media) and oral and written communications with others, in the course of activities in roles for us or in personal activities.
- Information We Collected in Past 12 Months
In the past 12 months we collected these kinds of personal information about consumers: names, alternative names used, unique personal identifier and/or online identifier, IP address, email address, postal/mailing address, phone number, device used, browser used, operating system, education, employment, age, services and products considered, purchased and/or obtained, purchase and use (consuming) history and tendency, browsing history, search history, path of travel on our website, visitor geolocation, electronic information, profile, particular person preference, characteristics, psychologic trends, predisposition, behavior and attitude, personal photograph and any other kinds of information this policy describes as information we collect.
- Sources of Information
As noted above, sources of information from which we collect personal information are persons who provide us information about themselves, Hasa distributors, resellers, representatives, customers and suppliers, persons who provide information in our surveys or participate in our contest or sweepstakes, those who submit comments to us, applicants for employment, supplier applicants, information our website collects from devices used to access our website, and from third parties. Other sources include information received in news and advertising media (broadcast, print, internet, social media) and received from coupon redemptions, product registrations, focus groups, service and loyalty program registrations, consumer loyalty programs, email and text messaging programs, and information received in oral and written communications with others.
- Purposes for Collecting and How We Use Your Information
Personal information. Information you give us, we use to provide you information on products and services we offer. We use your IP address to help identify you and gather information for statistical purposes. For customers, we use information to provide more relevant products and services and provide information that may interest you and to update information about you.
Analyses. We use information about visits to our site to do statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics and measure interest in and use of areas of the Site. We could in the future use the information in ways or to do things we do not currently do or did not do when we obtained the information.
We may aggregate survey information and use it to try to make improvements to our Site and services. If survey information includes personal information about you, we may use it to try to improve service to you.
Applications and Event Registrations. We use application information to evaluate you as a potential employee or distributor, reseller, representative, customer or supplier, to participate in our events or other status for which an application is received. We use address, phone and email information to contact and have alternative ways to contact you. We use photographs to facilitate recognition of you at events.
Service providers. Third party service providers, such as for web management, consulting, branding and public relations, sending communications to you, service and repair of our technology equipment, access and usage, are provided or have access to information you provide, in performing their services for us.
We may use information we collect through the Site to help manage on-line advertising. For example, we may use information collected from the Site, to show you ads for our products and services when you visit other websites, like third-party social media sites. We may use third-party advertising technology for this purpose.
Administration. We use information for administrative purposes, such as investigating abuses, responding to inquiries, applying our policies or responding to inquiries and claims.
Investigation. We use or disclose information if we believe this is required or, even if not required, will satisfy a law, regulation or legal request, subpoena, court discovery requirement, to protect integrity of our site, or cooperate with a law enforcement, government or public safety or private investigation, or demand or request of a tax authority, litigant or private party. We may cooperate with a request even if not legally required.
Request or consent. We share information if you ask or consent to us doing so. If information concerns multiple persons, we may share information on all if any of the persons asks or consents.
Aggregate information. We use non-personal information to customize our content, try to improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous aggregated reporting for internal analysis, audits and third parties.
Merger or acquisition. If we merge, acquire or are acquired, or explore doing so, other participant(s) in the transaction and their advisors will have access to information we have. The successor entity could have different policies or could choose to modify these policies.
We do not knowingly sell, trade or transfer information to others outside of Hasa resellers and distributors representatives, customers, suppliers and service providers of Hasa or outside the scope described above. But new ways of information gathering and sharing of information and new circumstances may occur. You should not take anything in this policy as assurance that information is not or will not be shared in other ways.
- How Long We Keep Information
We keep your personal data as long as we believe it may be useful. As a company producing and distributing high-quality water treatment products and solutions the data has potential use to us for a long time. We may need it to send you information on behalf of our distributors, representatives, customers, suppliers or resellers. It may be useful even after a lapse in usefulness. So we may keep information potentially indefinitely.
- Deletion Request.
You can tell us to delete information about you. If you tell us to delete information about you, we will try to do that within 45 days after getting your instruction. However, we will keep your name, email address and postal mailing address on a list to help us try to avoid again saving information about you and sending you marketing. You can request this by email, mail or phone. Our email and mail address and phone number are provided at the end of this policy. Or you can fill in and submit the request form by clicking here.
- How to Obtain the Information We Have About You.
You have a right to request that we tell you what personal information we collect, use, disclose and sell. You can get a copy of information we have about you. You can request this by email, mail or phone. Our email and mail address and phone number are provided at the end of this policy. Or you can fill in and submit the request form by clicking here.
- Accuracy/Correction/Updating of Information
You can help us achieve accuracy of information we have about you. We encourage you to review information for accuracy before sending it to us. We welcome your review of information we have about you. To update or correct information, or to request a copy of information we have about you, please contact us. You can make your request by email, mail or phone. Our email and mail address and phone number are provided at the end of this policy. Or you can fill in and submit the request form by clicking here.
You may ask to not receive communications, for us to not sell information about you, and/or remove information we have about you. You can ask us to block our system from receiving information about you, or delete prior information so that, regarding you, we begin anew as to information we then receive. To not receive communications, please email, mail or phone us with your request. Our email and mail address and phone number are provided at the end of this Policy. Or you can fill in and submit the request form by clicking here.
You can also use the email or mail address or phone number to ask us to remove information about you, or direct us to not sell information about you.
Whatever request you make, please also make to any Hasa distributor, representative, customer, supplier or reseller you provided information to, otherwise they may tell us information about you. As a result of your request, we will still have some information about you, for example, our system keeps a record that you asked us to remove information and not send email to you. If we made and stored backup records, information about you will remain in those stored records.
We try to protect personal information. For example, this site has security measures to reduce risks of loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. Our measures are updated and tested from time to time. We do not claim to have the most advanced or best possible or perfect security measures. No measures provide 100% certainty against all risks. Inadvertent disclosure, technology changes, hackers, dishonesty by persons with access, human error and weaknesses in procedures are examples why it is impossible for us, or anyone, to guarantee your information cannot be accessed or disclosed. WE AND OUR OWNER(S), DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES AND REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION. Please do not disclose to us any information that is so confidential or personal that its release would cause you injury.
- Cookies and Targeted Advertising
- Personal Information of Children
Hasa is a leading producer and distributor of high-quality water treatment products. Our products benefit persons of all ages, but our communications, sales and information gathering activities are not directed at children, whom we define as persons under the age of 18 years. Hasa does not seek through the Site to gather personal data from or about persons under this age. Hasa does not sell personal information of persons under this age without affirmative authorization.
- Linked Internet Sites
This Policy applies only to information collected by us through this Site or otherwise. Other Internet sites which link to this Site have their own privacy and other policies or practices that differ from this Policy. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICIES, PRACTICES OR CONTENT OF OTHER SITES. Being aware when you leave this Site and reading the privacy statements and other policies of each website you visit are your responsibility.
- Information Sales and Transfers
We do not sell your personal information, in the ordinary sense of selling names and addresses to others unrelated to us for money so they can advertise or solicit you to buy goods or services.
The California Consumer Privacy Act defines “sell” in relation to personal information, more broadly, to include sell, rent, release, disclose, disseminate, make available, transfer or otherwise communicate that information orally, in writing or electronically to another business for money or other consideration. Understood this way, we could be considered to have sold information to three categories of third parties. One category is representatives, customers, suppliers’ resellers or distributors. Another category is fulfillment companies we contract with to print and send printed advertising and marketing through the postal mail and email, for example, about our products. A third category is internet marketing companies that conduct advertising and marketing for us or for our resellers or distributors over the internet through search engines and social media.
The categories of information we provided to these third parties in the past 12 months are: alternative names used, unique personal identifier and/or online identifier, IP address, email address, postal/mailing address, device used, browser used, operating system, education, employment, age, services and products considered, purchased and/or obtained, purchase and use (consuming) history and tendency, browsing history, search history, path of travel on our website, visitor geolocation, electronic information, profile, particular person preference, characteristics, psychologic trends, predisposition, behavior and attitude, photographs and any other kinds of information this policy describes as information we collect.
We do not sell personal information of persons under the age of 18 under any of the above definitions.
We may transfer information we collect about you to recipients in countries other than the country where the information was collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country where you initially provided the information. We may now or hereafter transfer information to recipients in other countries. If so, we will seek to protect the information as described in this Policy and to comply with legal requirements providing adequate protection for transfer of information to recipients in those countries. By submitting information to us you consent to transfer of your information to countries that may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided us information. If you do not want your information transferred as stated here, you should not submit information to us.
- Automated Decision Making
Hasa does not use automated decision-making unless it is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the individual and Hasa, or permitted or required by law, or based on the individual’s express consent.
Automated decision-making refers to decisions that produce legal effects concerning an individual or significantly affect an individual and are based solely on automated processing (no human intervention) of personal data. Hasa intends to implement suitable measures to safeguard individual rights and freedoms and legitimate interests when automated decision-making is used.
- Compliance With Privacy and Data Protection Laws
Hasa seeks to collect and use personal data lawfully. This includes seeking to comply, when they apply and California Consumer Privacy Act, where these laws govern our collection and use of personal data.
- California Residents Privacy Rights
The California Consumer Privacy Act requires transparency regarding data practices and lets you learn information from us about information we collect, use, disclose, sell, rent, release, disseminate, make available, transfer or share orally, in writing, electronically or other ways, and about our sources and purposes for collecting and sharing information. You can request, among other things, access to and deletion of personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.120 may let a California resident opt-out of the sale of personal information to third parties. This policy describes circumstances in which we share your information with third parties. This policy also provides you certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use, and sharing of your information.
California Civil Code Sections 1798.100 and 1798.105 let a California resident make requests to access categories and items of personal information about you, and request deletion of personal information about you. You may make such requests up to two times in any twelve (12) months.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 lets you request information regarding disclosure of your personal information by Hasa to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
To make a request to us, you can write to us by mail or email or phone us. Our email and mail address and phone number are provided at the end of this policy. Or you can fill in and submit the request form by clicking here.
Only you, or a person you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a request regarding your personal information. For access and deletion, your request must be verifiable for us to fulfill the request. Verifying your request will require you to provide information for us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information, or a person authorized to act on your behalf (e.g., prior transactions of person to whom request relates).
We will use the personal information you provide in a verifiable request only to verify your request. We cannot respond to your request or provide you personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority.
We normally do not charge a fee. We could charge a reasonable fee or refuse to act on a request if the request is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded.
If you are a California resident under age 18, and a registered user of any site where this Policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you publicly posted.
To make a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to email@example.com. Such request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you posted and there are circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from a business with whom they have an established business relationship (1) a list of categories of personal information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and type of services provided to the customer, that a business disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate entities) in the prior calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes; and (2) names and addresses of all such third parties. To request this please write to us by mail or email. Our email and mail address are provided at the end of this policy. We will respond to requests within 30 days of receipt. We are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
You have a right not to be discriminated against for exercising rights under this policy. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any rights described in this policy.
- Exercise by Your Representative.
Rights described in this Policy that you may exercise, may be exercised by your authorized representative. We require proof that the representative is authorized by you. We anticipate that we will accept a form of authorization or permission provided and signed by the consumer authorizing the representative to act, together with verification of the consumer’s identity or other direct confirmation from the consumer of having authorized the representative to act. Alternatively, we can accept a signed, notarized power of attorney appointing the representative.
- Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms.
Some mobile web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
- Policy Headings
These Policy terms are governed by and construed according to California law, without giving effect to conflict of law principles. Headings in this policy are for convenience to make the provisions easier to find. They shall not be used to interpret this Policy. This Policy must be interpreted according to fair meanings, and not strictly in favor of or strictly against you or us. This Policy is not a contractual obligation. We could deviate from this Policy whether due to inadvertence or in circumstances where we believe other considerations justify deviation.
- Policy is Not for Benefit of Others.
In our relationship with you, this Policy is between you and us and not any other person or entity arising from the relation between you and us. The terms we enter into with or policies we apply to other persons or entities (even if the same as these provisions) are not for your benefit. We do not promise you that we will or can enforce our restrictions or prohibitions or any terms, against any other person or entity. YOU ASSUME THE RISK THAT OTHER PERSONS WILL VIOLATE OUR TERMS WHICH MAY OFFEND, DAMAGE AND/OR INJURE YOU.
You may print a copy of this policy for your reference.
- Changes to This Policy
This Policy was last updated on July 20, 2020. We may revise this Policy from time to time. We will post the revised version here. We recommend you check periodically for the most up-to-date version. Continuing to access or use this Site means you are satisfied with the Policy terms posted at that time.
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