HILLS CREATIVE ARTS Pte Ltd ("HCA") Online Privacy Notice

This page set forth Hills Creative Arts Pte Ltd's Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") for these web sites, http://www.hillscreativearts.com, http://www.designtaxi.com, http://www.bza.co, http://www.imgembed.com, http://www.thecreativefinder.com ("Site") and other residing sites under its domain. To better protect our end-user privacy, this notice explains our online information practices and the choices end-users can make about the way their information is collected and used at this HCA site. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, THE USER AGREES TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.


What information is collected

At some HCA sites, end-users can order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online mailing lists, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include:

Individual End-Users Corporate End-Users
For account creation and verification purposes
First/Last Name
Email Address
Residential Address
City/ Country
Telephone No. (w/country code)
Profession
Design Field
Choice of HCA service plans and packages
Credit Card Information

Other Optional Information
Alias/ Anonym
Company/Institution Name & Address
Website Title
Website URL
Fax No. (w/country code)

For end-user promotional purposes
Collection of portfolio works

Other required information
Includes interests and special requests with regards to use and/or purchase of products, programs and services.
For account creation and verification purposes
Registered Company Name
Registered Company Address
First/Last Name of Person-In-Charge
Contact Information of Person-In-Charge
Email Address
Telephone No. (w/ext)
Designation Held
Company Email Address
City/ Country
Telephone No. (w/country code)
Fax No. (w/country code)
Corporate Design Category
Choice of HCA service plans
Credit Card Information

Other Optional Information
Website Title Website URL

For end-user promotional purposes
Collection of 5-10 portfolio works
Collection of advertisements for ad-rotation

Other required information Includes
interests and special requests with regards to use and/or purchase of products, programs and services.

At certain HCA sites, end-users can submit information about other people. For example, end-users might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send an online reminder note or electronic greeting card and, if end-users order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, end-users might submit the recipient's name and address. In order to restrict unauthorized bulk email submission, only one email address will be allowed to be submitted by one end-user at any one time. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. At certain parts of some of our sites, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to log in to user accounts; order products, programs, and services; or otherwise participate in the site's activities and offerings. We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when end-users visit our web pages such as the types of browsers end-users are using (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari), the type of operating systems end-users are using and the domain name of their Internet service providers.


How information is used

We may use the information end-users provide about yourself to fulfill their requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to their inquiries about our offerings, and to offer end-users other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to end-users. We sometimes use this information to communicate with end-users, such as to notify end-users when they have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by end-users for an online newsletter, or to contact end-users about their account with us. We may also use the information that end-users provide about others to enable us to send them their gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them. The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer end-users products, programs, or services. If end-users choose to submit content for publication, we may publish their screen name and other information they have provided us with. We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize their Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to evaluate consumer behavior, site traffic and usage, as well as a benchmark to better improve our products, programs, or services. We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request. End-users are assured that personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to any third parties for any un-related commercial purposes, unknown to them prior to submission of their personally identifiable information. Agents and contractors of HCA (e.g. "news contributors") who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for HCA. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure end-users that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Certain HCA sites may disclose personally identifiable information to companies whose practices are not covered by this privacy notice, (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that want to market products or services to end-users. Such instances include disclosure of information for complimentary publishing in HCA annual compendiums and monthly newsletters. End-users have been informed and made agreeable of this complimentary service before they proceeded to submit their personally identifiable information. If a site shares personally identifiable information, it will provide end-users with an opportunity to opt out or block such users. HCA may on occasion, combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market products or services that may be of interest to end-users. End-users have the option to unsubscribe from these promotions and emailers. Finally, HCA sites will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing end-users with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.


How Third Parties are involved

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. HCA sites sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests or promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. HCA has no control over these parties' use of this information. The HCA site will notify end-users at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these parties will obtain such information. Some HCA sites may use a reputable third party to present or serve the advertisements that end-users may see at its Web pages. Our privacy policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party ad server may have collected from end-users.


Application of Cookies

In order to enhance end-user experience, some of HCA pages use "cookies" to store preferences to facilitate navigation of the end-user. Cookies, by themselves, do not disclose e-mail addresses or other personally identifiable information unless end-users choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once end-users choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We use cookies to understand consumer behavior, site traffic and usage; and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize their experience at our web pages (e.g. to recognize end-users by name when they return to our site), save their password in password-protected areas, and enable end-users to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer end-users products, programs, or services.


Commitment to Security

Appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures will be maintained to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.


How End-Users can Access or Correct Information

For instructions on how end-users can access the personally identifiable information that this HCA site has collected about end-users online, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please login at the fields located on the landing page. Different users will have different levels of access. For security reasons, end-users will have to log in with their preferred user ids and assigned passwords.


Special Note for General Audience and Parents

The site end-users are visiting is one of the HCA general audience sites. Content has been regulated and any explicit (e.g. violence or sexual) or unauthorized content, as decided by HCA, will be removed within forty-eight (48) hours once the HCA online team has been notified. It should be, however, noted that certain topics (e.g. nudity or racism) may be displayed on some articles and be recognized as authorized articles for artistic expression and not be treated as illegal materials. Due to the artistic and creative nature of HCA, its sites and its end-users, certain display content may be controversial to certain audience. In instance of this happening, our audience is advised to contact HCA if they find any content undesirable and/or unsuitable for public viewing by using our feedback form at the end of each page. Upon removal, owner(s) of the removed content(s) will be notified accordingly after removal of content. They will then advance to submit new content(s) that will undergo another evaluation process before publishing. It is, however, important to note that request to remove content may be disregarded if we have evaluated and find the content suitable for display on our sites.


Essential Contact Information

If end-users have any questions or concerns about the HCA online policy for this site or its implementation end-users may contact us by means of
Main Office 1 Club Street
Singapore 069400
Singapore

Helpdesk Facsimile:(65) 6227-2902
Helpdesk Email Address (Privacy Policies):[email protected]
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