HVS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
HVS may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
This policy applies to information we collect about the following individuals:
- visitors to our websites;
- people who use any of our services, subscribe to our newsletters, or request articles;
- applicants for jobs at HVS; and
- current and former employees.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. This information is anonymous; we do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We use the third-party providers Sendy and Constant Contact to deliver our monthly e-newsletter. We gather statistics about email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies, including clear GIFs, to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.
Users of our services
HVS offers a number of expert services to our global customers. We hold details of all those who have requested our services in order to provide them. However, we only use these details to provide the professional service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes—for example, to offer a survey to find out if they are happy with the service they have received.
Any email sent to us, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for security reasons and for monitoring compliance with office policy. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.
Job applicants and current and former HVS employees
When individuals apply to work at HVS, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics. Where we want to disclose information to a third party (for example, to take up a reference or obtain a criminal record check), we will not do so without informing them beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.
The personal information of unsuccessful candidates is held securely until it is destroyed or deleted in accordance with our retention schedule.
Once a person has taken up employment with HVS, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this file will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with HVS has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.
Complaints or queries
HVS strives to meet the highest standards for collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously.
Access to personal information
Individuals can find out if we hold personal information by making a request, in the first instance, to our information management team at the contact details below.
|By email to:||[email protected]
|By mail to:||The Information Officer
1400 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY, 11590
United States of America
|By telephone at:||+1 (516) 248-8828|
- never sell any personal information;
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are holding it;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to;
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form; and
- consider any request you make to have information we hold deleted.