Types of Information We Collect
Contests and Sweepstakes
Our Site sometimes includes notices of promotions we are conducting, and we may permit you to enter such promotions electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the Personal Information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (e.g., to contact you if you're a winner). In some promotions, the Personal Information you submit will be publicly available.
Questionnaires and Surveys
We may occasionally ask visitors to complete surveys and opinion polls about their attitudes and interests. Surveys help us to understand your needs. If sample answers to surveys are posted on the Site, no Personal Information will be included.
How We Use Your Personal Information
If you specifically agreed to follow-up contacts by us or asked to be put on our mailing list when you registered, we may contact you from time to time. For example, we may send you marketing or promotion materials; we may respond to your comments or requests for information; or we may contact you if needed in the course of processing a product or service you requested through our Site.
We also use Personal Information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; to statistically analyze website usage; and to improve our features and content. We may also use your Personal Information to deliver content that is customized to your interests as we best understand them from the information you've provided to us and your activities on the Site. This customized content may include such things as recipes, banners, product information, and promotions. We do not collect Personal Information, but we may combine non-personal information collected automatically with your previously submitted Personal Information.
Third Parties Who Provide Support Services to HP Hood LLC
In the course of doing business, we employ other companies and individuals to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, we hire agencies to help administer consumer promotions, to analyze data, to fulfill orders you place, and to provide customer service. These agents may have access to Personal Information if it is needed to perform their functions for Hood.
Data Sharing and Transfer
There may be times when we share aggregated Personal Information about our visitors (for example, the percentage of male and female visitors to our Site) with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising of our Site for our users. We may also aggregate Personal Information from web log files (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to understand how users navigate the site and what features are most popular.
Links to Other Sites
Choice and Control
You are ultimately in control of the Personal Information you provide to us on our Site. For example, you can always change your preference for follow-up contacts by just calling our 1-800 number as mentioned on the About Hood page of our Site.
Important Note to Kids
Before providing your name, address, e-mail address, or any other personal information to anyone on the Internet, be sure to ask your parents if it's OK.
Our Web site conduct is governed by federal law and regulations that address children's online privacy, as well as by the guidelines of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a part of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
We do not directly collect Personal Information from kids under 13. We do sometimes offer promotions on the Site, such as a sweepstakes or contests but those promotions are not directed toward children under 18 years of age. From time to time, we may run contests on the Site which are directed towards children under the age of 18, but over the age of 13, relating to our award of scholarships to tertiary educational institutions.
Should a child under the age of 13 provide personal information to us through our web site, upon proper identification, any parent can review any Personal Information we have collected from their child, if we are still maintaining the information in our operational database. They may also request that the Personal Information be deleted from our database, and refuse to permit further collection or use of their child's information. If you are a parent and wish to exercise these rights, please contact HP Hood as described below.
HP Hood takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to HP Hood via the Internet.
How To Contact Us
HP Hood LLC | Six Kimball Lane | Lynnfield, MA 01940Attention: Public Relations Department
We'll be happy to answer your questions or hear your concerns.