We offer a wide range of HSP Services, and sometimes additional Privacy Notice may apply. When you use a HSP Service (for example, Connect & Collaborate, Your Profile, HSP Blog, User Review, Your Content Library, or HSP Mobile App) you also will be subject to the Privacy Notice, guidelines, terms and agreements applicable to that HSP Service ("Service Terms"). If these Privacy Notice terms are inconsistent with a Service Term, those Service Terms will control.
As part of our unwavering commitment to the safety and privacy of our users and their families, we require the following pieces of information for verification of identity: first name, last name, middle initial (if any), city, zip code and state. We collect this information for actively checking against the Department of Justice National Sex Offenders Public Website (NSOPW) database. Users who do not provide this required information will not be allowed to use ‘Connect & Collaborate’ features. With or without cause and with or without notice, HSP reserves the final right and discretion for allowing, rejecting, continuing, discontinuing, terminating, suspending and / or disclosure of user accounts.
When using ‘Connect and Collaborate’ features, providing false identity information will lead to, including but not limited to, forfeiture of stored user data, termination of user account, reporting to law enforcement agencies, prosecution and civil lawsuit to recover for any damages / harm caused to our users, brand, goodwill and credibility.
We realize, that Sex offenders have always lived in our communities. The Community Protection Act of 1990 enables us to check the NSOPW database and be pro-active about avoiding any potential threat to any of our users and their families. Our objective is not to abuse this information, or to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. Using the required information, our users feedback and by detecting repeated suspicious, abusive, harassing and / or irregular activities on HSP service platforms we can and will duly take the strictest, swift and legitimate action permissible in law including, but not limited to forfeiture of stored user data, termination of user account, reporting to law enforcement agencies, prosecution and civil lawsuit to recover for any damages caused to our users, brand, goodwill and credibility.
In addition to the above we automatically collect:
The information we learn from users helps us personalize and continually improve your HSP experience. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share user information only as described below and with affiliates HSP controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.
Our site may contain third-party advertising and links to other Web sites. For more information about third-party advertising at HSP, including personalized or interest-based ads, please read our Interest-Based Ads policy.
HSP gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with HSP for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Some examples are (with or without notice, this list will change as our services evolve): Display Name, Location, show or hide profile, change profile picture, set a status, invite a friend or family member etc.
HSP does not offer tools and solutions for subscription / sign up by children. We offer children's education and learning solution for subscription / sign up by adults. If you are under 18, you may use HSP only with the involvement of a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Parents, educators, care givers, guardians, teachers or responsible adults may subscribe / sign up for an offering from HSP; learners and students under 18 may use HSP services with supervision and direction from an adult.
HSP highly regard the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Upon registration with the EU-US Privacy Shield, we aim to certify with the Department of Commerce that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Principles, click here.
We also aim to adhere to privacy best practices regarding the collection and use of personal information on our websites and apps. To that effect, we are working to be certified with an independent privacy compliance solution provider, which provides a Privacy Seal on a website or app, asserting that, the company operating that property has met the privacy certification requirements established by independent privacy compliance solution provider and / or applicable regulatory bodies.
If you have any inquiries or complaints about our handling of your personal data under Privacy Shield, or about our privacy practices generally, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ‘EU-US Privacy Shield Matter’. We will respond to your inquiry promptly.
HSP is working diligently, to register with an independent third-party dispute resolution service to ensure privacy compliance. If we are unable to satisfactorily resolve any complaint relating to the Privacy Shield, or if we fail to acknowledge your complaint in a timely fashion, you will be able to submit your complaint to the third party, which provides an independent third-party dispute resolution service based in the United States. Once HSP has registered, the third party will be committed to respond to complaints and to provide appropriate recourse at no cost to you. If neither HSP nor the third party will resolve your complaint, you may pursue binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Panel. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Panel, click here.
As explained here we may sometimes provide personal information to third parties to perform services on our behalf. If we transfer personal information received under the Privacy Shield to a third party, the third party's access, use, and disclosure of the personal data must also be in compliance with our Privacy Shield obligations, and we will remain liable under the Privacy Shield for any failure to do so by the third party unless we prove we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
Related Practices and Information
You provide most such information when you sign up, subscribe, search, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with our support line. For example, you provide information when you search for a service or tool on HSP or one of our third-party solution providers; provide information in your user account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when signing up with us) or your profile; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; use our services such as ‘The HSP’ You Tube Channel, eLearning Software, Homeschooling Planner, Apps provided by HSP or other community features; and provide and rate Reviews. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; content of reviews and e-mails to us; personal description and photograph in Your Profile.
Most mobile devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. Most likely, these controls are located in the device's settings menu. For information about specific devices, click here. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer.
Examples of information you can access easily at HSP include up-to-date information regarding recent subscriptions; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications and personalized advertising preferences, and address book); e-mail notification settings and Your Profile (including your Reviews and Community / blog participations).
On both HSP-owned and operated sites and unaffiliated sites, HSP may display interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services. Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalized or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as subscription on our sites, visiting sites that contain HSP content or ads, and/or interacting with HSP tools. Click here for more information about the types of information that we gather. In providing interest-based ads, we follow the guidelines from ‘Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance’ (http://digitaladvertisingalliance.org/principles) (a coalition of marketing, online advertising, and consumer advocacy organizations).
We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in the Pacific Northwest who bought or browsed for homeschooling materials). Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.
HSP offers you choices about receiving interest-based ads from us. You can choose not to receive interest-based ads from HSP. You will still see ads but they will not be personalized.
You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.
You can disable all access to location information by applications and collection of location information by your device location service at any time.
To turn off location services on your device, do one of the following:
Note: These steps are not applicable to Kindle Fire 1st Generation.