HOIST FITNESS PRIVACY POLICY

HOIST Fitness respects your privacy and is committed to protect the personal information that you share with us. Generally, we have designed our website so that you can find information about our products and services without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.

This document describes the privacy policy of the HOIST Fitness website (“Site”), www.hoistfitness.com.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

Personal information relates to any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, physical address, date of birth, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish HOIST Fitness to remember your login and password where necessary. We don't automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged in to our website. Like many other commercial websites, the Site may use a standard technology called a "cookie" and other HTML tools to collect information about how you use the Site. Please see additional information below regarding the use of cookies.

HOIST Fitness collects personal information when you register with the Site for an account, when you use certain HOIST Fitness products or services, when you register to attend a seminar or participate in an online survey, when you ask to be included in an e-mail or other mailing list, or you submit an entry for a sweepstakes or other promotions, or when you submit your personal information to HOIST Fitness for any other reason. From time to time, HOIST Fitness receives personal information from business partners and vendors. HOIST Fitness only uses such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this Privacy Policy and any applicable laws.

Access to certain Site pages requires a login and a password. The use of those web pages, and the information or programs downloadable from those pages, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and HOIST Fitness. Unless you request deletion of your personal information as specified below, your personal information may be retained by HOIST Fitness to verify compliance with the agreement, log software licenses granted, to track software downloaded from those pages, or track usage of other applications available on those pages.

SECURITY

We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our web site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. Our servers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an encryption technology that works with Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and AOL's browser, so that only HOIST Fitness and its designated service provider's can read a customer's personal information. HOIST Fitness places the utmost importance on protecting information transmitted via the site and will take security precautions to protect all such information; however, HOIST Fitness cannot guarantee that any electronic commerce is totally secure. HOIST Fitness will take measures to secure and protect all customer-specific information from loss, misuse, and alteration.

NOTICE

We will always give you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving direct marketing or market research information. This means we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this Policy unless you take affirmative action to indicate that you do not consent, for instance by clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of collection. In some cases, when applicable, we will provide you with the opportunity to "opt in." This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we use your information for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted.

COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other Sites. Some parts of HOIST Fitness’s Site use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our Site information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our Site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to utilize all of the features of HOIST Fitness’s Site if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our Site such as e-commerce transactions or service and support inquiries. You do not need to have cookies turned on to utilize/browse the Site, except to access certain web pages that require a login and password.

COOKIES AND THE SHOPPING CART (BUY NOW)

The shopping basket (used only for buying HOIST Fitness products or accessories) requires that your browser has cookies enabled.

The shopping basket cookies store your name, address, contact details and chosen items - NO financial data is stored. If you do not allow cookies, or your network administrator has disabled them, you will not be able to use the shopping basket. Our Site contains information specifying other ways of completing your order in the event that you cannot enable cookies or do not want to complete your transaction online.

Cookies from the shopping basket are automatically deleted from your computer at the end of your browser session. If you are concerned about the contents of the cookies, please close all your browser windows before leaving the Site. This will delete the data they hold. You can also delete all www.hoistfitness.com cookies by clicking the 'empty shopping basket' button on the shopping basket page. All cookies are automatically deleted when you complete your order.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

HOIST Fitness uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to personalize your experience on our Site, to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we think you'd like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.

INFORMATION SHARING

Because HOIST Fitness is a global company, your personal information may be shared with other HOIST Fitness offices or subsidiaries around the world. All such entities are governed by this Privacy Policy or are bound by the appropriate confidentiality and data transfer agreements. Your personal information is never shared outside HOIST Fitness without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Inside HOIST Fitness, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where HOIST Fitness, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located. HOIST Fitness may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances: when we have your consent to share the information; we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of HOIST Fitness to provide a product or service to you (we will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose); or we want to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we think you'd like to hear about either from us or from our business partners (unless you have opted out of these types of communications). We will also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, to enforce our Terms of Use, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our Site.

CHILDREN AND PRIVACY

The Site does not target nor is it intended for children under the age of 13. HOIST Fitness does not knowingly solicit information from children under the age of 13.

THIRD PARTY SITES

The Site contains links to other sites. HOIST Fitness does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with a HOIST Fitness logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by HOIST Fitness. Once you have left our Site, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you. HOIST Fitness does not control, and is not responsible for, the content or privacy policies on, or the security of, such sites. Without limiting the foregoing, HOIST Fitness specifically disclaims any responsibility if such sites:

  • infringe any third party's intellectual property rights
  • are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading;
  • are not merchantable or fit for a particular purpose;
  • do not provide adequate security;
  • contain viruses or other items of a destructive nature; or
  • are libelous or defamatory.

HOIST Fitness does not endorse the content, or any products or services available, on such sites. If you establish a link to such sites, you do so at your own risk and without the permission of HOIST Fitness.

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

www.hoistfitness.com
11900 Community Road
Poway, California 92064
U.S.A.
hoistmarketing@hoistfitness.com
(858) 578-7676

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

HOIST Fitness will amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will make that information available by posting a notice on this Site.

This document was last updated Nov 5th, 2010.

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