Types of Data and Collection Methods
Actively Tracked Data: Hawking Alpha may also collect and store Data, or engage a third party vendor to collect and store Data,voluntarily provided by you, the User, while visiting this Website. User-provided Data may include client login data, contact information, information related to the business you represent, information related to the financial information services you have requested. In each such instance, you will know what Data we collect through the Website, because you actively submit it to us.
Combinations: Unless you also actively submit personal information, such as your name or address, passively tracked Data does not typically allow us to identify you personally. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to combine passively tracked Data with personal Data that you actively submit.
Collection Purposes, Use of Data
We generally collect Data for purposes of administering, protecting and improving our Website and our systems, to better understand the preferences of our Website visitors, to identify server problems, to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage, to help personalize your experience of our Website, and to respond to your particular requests or submissions, e.g., an application for employment that you submit. When an individual representative of a Hawking Alpha client or potential client submits Data in connection with the use of Hawking Alpha products or services, we collect and process the Data as a data processing agent. In other words, we collect and process the Data only for the client's benefit, and for the purpose(s) for which you originally sent us the Data (e.g., to provide the services or products you requested).
Disclosures of Personal Information
Hawking Alpha will not sell or rent your personal and/or proprietary Data to anyone except as follows: We freely share your Data with our affiliates. We also share your Data with agents and service providers who use the Data, under confidentiality agreements, for our purposes only and only under our instructions, e.g., third parties who provide us on-site web analytics services (for example, website tracking, content delivery, etc.). We may share your Data as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising our or others' legal rights, e.g., without limitation, in connection with requests from law enforcement officials and in connection with court proceedings. We may share or transfer your Data in connection with a prospective or actual sale, merger, transfer or other reorganization of all or parts of our business. Also, we reserve the right to fully use and disclose any Data collected via the Website that is not in personally identifiable form.
In connection with promotions or other projects, we may ask you specifically whether you have objections against a certain kind of Data use or sharing. If you opt-out under such circumstances, we will respect your decision. To opt-out of receiving further commercial e-mails or to unsubscribe from services, please contact us at info"at"hawkingalpha.com with subject “ Opt Out.”
If personal Data you have submitted through the Website is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please send an e-mail to info"at"hawkingalpha.com. Upon appropriate request we will usually be glad to update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use Data previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate.
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. However, with respect to our internal security procedures, Hawking Alpha takes reasonable steps to maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in order to protect your personal Data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Hawking Alpha also requires third party companies that we hire and to whom we disclose Data to keep such information confidential and to use it only to perform the services for which we hire them and only under our instructions. It is your responsibility to safeguard any password and User ID you use to access the Website and to notify us at info"at"hawkingalpha.com if you ever suspect that this password or User ID has been compromised. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of the Website conducted via your password and User ID.