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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) was last updated on January 3, 2023, and pertains to HSP World (a dba of Vortex AMC LLC), and its members, successors, assigns, affiliates, subsidiaries, and business licensors (collectively and individually referred to herein as "HSP World") operating the website HSPWoodenSwords.com (“Website”).

 

HSP World is committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy on the Website. This Privacy Policy describes HSP World’s policies and practices in collecting, using and safeguarding the private information that may be obtained through the use of the Website.


 

1. Consent to this Privacy Policy

By using the Website in any way, such as browsing or interacting, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy as posted here. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website.

 

HSP World reserves the right to change or remove this Privacy Policy at our discretion. Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, we will not materially change this Privacy Policy to make it less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

 

We will provide notice here of any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to such changes. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed about the changes. To make our Privacy Policy easy to find, we make it available on our home page and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

 

2. What Information Is Collected

We collect two types of information about users of the Website.

 

a. Personally Identifiable Information: Personally identifiable information is any information which can be used to identify an individual, such as a name, address, telephone number, billing and shipping information, credit card information, e-mail address or other information that you voluntarily provide to us about yourself. When you use the Website, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

 

Using the Website. You can visit our Website without telling us who you are or revealing personally identifiable information about yourself, in which case you may however be unable to participate in certain product promotions or receive product information. From time to time, HSP World may offer sweepstakes, contests and surveys. Participation in these promotions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. In the event you wish to enter a sweepstakes, contest or survey, but do not wish us to maintain your personal information for any purpose unrelated to the sweepstakes, contest or survey, you may notify us, and provide a description of the specific sweepstakes, contest or survey to: support@ShopWoodenSwords.com.

 

b. Aggregate and Statistical Data: HSP World may collect certain non-personally identifiable aggregate data called web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) and use “cookies” or “web beacons” (see definitions below), or similar technology, when you visit some of our web pages. For instance, when you use our Website, our webserver will automatically recognize some non-personal information, including but not limited to the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the referring website you came from, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using and the domain name and address of your internet server. We also may collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or mobile device when you use the Internet. The IP address data that we collect does not contain any personally identifiable information about you and is used to administer our Website, to determine the numbers of different users of the Website and to gather broad demographic data. We do not use cookies to retrieve information that is unrelated to your visit to or your interaction with this Website.In some cases, we may also collect information that you voluntarily submit, such as general statistical information (e.g., age, gender, household size, zip/postal code, preferences or interests).


 

3. How Information Is Collected

a. Personally Identifiable Information: HSP World collects personally identifiable information from our Website users only on a voluntary basis. Such information may be collected from you if you choose to participate in the following via our Website: website registrations, contests, sweepstakes, questionnaires, surveys, consumer service contacts, employment inquiries, product purchases, newsletter subscriptions, or other similar activities requiring the submission of personally identifiable information. We may enhance or merge the information that you provide with information about you obtained from third parties for the same purpose.

 

b. Aggregate and Statistical Data: Cookies, web beacons and similar technology are used to collect non-personal information automatically from users of our Website. A "cookie" is a small piece of data that can be sent by a webserver to your computer or mobile device, which then may be stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device. Cookies help us in many ways to make your use of our Website more convenient and meaningful to you. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences, or to save you the trouble of re-entering certain information in some registration areas. Web beacons are electronic files on our Website that allow us to count users who have visited a certain page or to access certain cookies.

 

Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive or mobile device, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to utilize or learn more about these functions. If you disable cookies, however, you may not be able to use certain personalized functions of this Website.

 

Statistical non-personally identifying information (e.g., gender, zip code, etc.) is only collected if you voluntarily submit it to us.

 

c. Do Not Track Preferences: Many browsers also include a setting that requests that a web application disable its tracking of an individual user. There is no accepted standard on how to respond to these Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. We do not currently support any browser-based DNT settings or participate in any DNT frameworks, and we do not take any actions in response to DNT signals.

 

However, one of the services we use to track activity related to use of the Website e.g., by placing cookies, is Google Analytics, which is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google provides tools to manage the collection and use of certain information by Google Analytics at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Google’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

In addition, on your mobile device, you may also have a “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on iOS devices) or a setting to “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (on Android), which allows you to limit the use of information about your use of apps for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests.

 

4. Use of Information

a. Personally Identifiable Information: We collect, maintain and use personally identifiable information you have voluntarily submitted to our Website for the following purposes:

 

  • helping to establish and verify the identity of users;

  • opening, maintaining, administering and servicing users profiles, or accounts;

  • processing, servicing or enforcing transactions and sending related communications;

  • providing services and support to users;

  • providing you with information about employment opportunities, administering the application process and considering you for employment if you apply for a job or an internship;

  • to conduct sweepstakes, surveys and contests, and to provide the results thereof

  • improving the Website, including tailoring it to users´ preferences;

  • providing users with product or service updates, promotional notices and offers, and other information about HSP World;

  • responding to your questions, inquiries, comments and instructions; and

  • maintaining the security and integrity of our systems.

b. Aggregate and Statistical Data: HSP World uses web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.), unique device identifiers, alpha-numeric strings of data that are part of or automatically assigned to or associated with a mobile device by its operating system or software, and other server log information. This helps us design and improve our Website, identify popular features, and serves other managerial purposes. However, such information may also be used if necessary to help identify any person attempting to break into or damage our Website. We may share such information, possibly along with personally identifiable information, with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or other laws.

 

5. Data Sharing and Storage

Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We do not share personally identifiable information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of HSP World unless one of the following circumstances apply.

 

a. To Service Providers: HSP World may use other companies and individuals such as agents, contractors and affiliates to help us maintain and operate our Website, to provide you with services that you have requested, to perform outsourced recruitment functions for us, or for other reasons related to the operation of its business, and those companies and individuals may receive your personally identifiable information for that purpose. These companies and individuals are subject to our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for HSP World.

 

b. For Legal Reasons: We reserve the right to share personally identifiable information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of HSP World if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.

  • enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations.

  • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.

  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of HSP World, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

 

c. For Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless the customer consents otherwise).

 

d. With Your Consent: We will share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of HSP World when we have your consent to do so.

 

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners like publishers, advertisers or connected sites.

 

Your personally identifiable information will be stored for a reasonable amount of time in HSP World databases located in the United States, and will be automatically transferred to these databases for storage and maintenance.

 

6. Security

HSP World is committed to keeping secure the data you provide us and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. Agents or contractors of HSP World who have access to your personal information in connection with providing services for HSP World are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for HSP World. If transactions are offered on this site, transaction information is transmitted to and from us in encrypted form using industry-standard secure connections to help protect such information from interception. Please be aware, however, that any email or other transmission you send through the Internet cannot be completely protected against unauthorized interception.

 

7. Children

HSP World has no intention of collecting any personal information from individuals under 13 years of age, and users under age 13 should not submit any personal information to us. Where appropriate, HSP World will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our Website or advertisements. If a child has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us at the e-mail address or address listed in Section 10 of this Privacy Policy if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable effort to delete the child´s information from our databases.

 

California residents under the age of 18 who are registered users of our Website may request the removal of any information that they have publicly posted to the Website by contacting the email address listed in Section 10 of this Privacy Policy with a detailed description of the specific information to be removed. Upon such request, we will remove the information posted by the minor, unless we are required by law to retain it.

 

8. Your Choices and Regarding Your Personal Information

You are in control of the personally identifiable information you provide to HSP World via our Website.

 

If you have submitted personally identifiable information through the Website and you would like to have that information deleted from our databases, please contact our Privacy Coordinator via e-mail at support@hspwoodenswords.com. We will then use reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from our files and confirm to you that your personally identifiable information has been deleted (save for an archival copy that is not accessible by you or third parties on the internet). The archival copy is retained only for as long as HSP World reasonably considers necessary for audit and record purposes. If third parties previously accessed your personally identifiable information we are not able to delete the information or copies thereof from their systems.

 

You may also contact us through either of the above methods to request the personal information that HSP World has collected about you through the Website. Before providing you with your personally identifiable information or correcting, updating or deleting such information, we reserve the right to verify and authenticate your identity and the personally identifiable information to which you have requested access. Access to or correction, updating or deletion of your personally identifiable information may be denied or limited by HSP World as otherwise permitted by applicable law. We will respond to information access requests within 30 days of receipt. If we require additional time to provide access to your information, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within 30 days and promptly supplement our response within the time period required by applicable law.

 

9. Links to Other sites

Our Website may contain links to other websites. HSP World is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the other websites. Please note that the privacy policies applicable to such third-party websites may differ significantly from HSPWoodenSwords.com’s Privacy Policy, so we advise you to please read them carefully before using those sites. HSP World cannot be held liable for any actions by or content of such third-party websites.

 

Our web pages might be equipped with plug-ins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Facebook"). Such plug-ins might in particular be Facebook's "Like" button respectively. If you access one of our web pages that is equipped with such a plug-in, your internet browser will make a direct connection to the Facebook servers and the plug-in will be displayed on the screen through communication to your browser. The plug-in will inform the Facebook server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are a member of Facebook and are logged on to Facebook user account while visiting our web page, Facebook will relate this information to your Facebook user account. On making use of any of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the "Like" button, leaving a comment), this information will also be related to your Facebook user account. Further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and on the rights and possibilities available to you for protecting your privacy in this context can be found in Facebook’s data protection information. If you want to avoid that Facebook is able to relate the visit of our web page to your Facebook user account, you have to log-off your Facebook user account prior to visiting our web pages.


 

10. Queries and Complaints

HSP World is committed to working with consumers to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about privacy. Please send us your questions or comments regarding our privacy practices by support@hspwoodenswords.com.
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11. Summary

a. You consent to HSPWoodenSwords.com’s Privacy Policy by using the Website.

b. We will notify users of any changes to our Privacy Policy.

c. Personally Identifiable Information that we may collect:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Shipping address

  • Billing address

  • Credit card number and expiration date

d. Why we collect Personally Identifiable Information:

  • To establish and verify the identity of users

  • To open, maintain, administer and service user profiles, accounts, or memberships

  • To process payments for our goods and services

  • For customer service correspondence

  • To save your preferences

  • To send our Newsletter

  • To conduct contests and sweepstakes

  • To allow you to make comments

  • To provide information about employment opportunities

  • To process and review employment applications

  • To improve the Website

  • To maintain the security and integrity of our system

e. How we collect Personally Identifiable Information:

  • Website registrations

  • Contact us form

  • Newsletter sign-up

  • Product purchases

  • Contests

  • Sweepstakes

  • Surveys or questionnaires

  • Consumer service contacts

  • Employment inquiries

  • Business transfers

  • Expos and offline events

f. You can browse the Website without logging in or revealing your personally identifiable information, except in the case of the services mentioned above.

g. Aggregate and Statistical Data is not personally identifiable and is collected automatically when you use the site.

h. We use “cookies” or “web beacons” or similar technology to collect it.

i. Aggregate and Statistical Data that we collect:

  • Web browser

  • Operating system

  • Pages visited

  • IP address

  • Date and time of visit

  • Website that referred you

  • Domain name and address of your internet server

  • Anonymous unique mobile device identifier

j. Why we collect Aggregate and Statistical Data:

  • To administer our Website 

  • To determine the number of different users to the Website

  • To gather broad demographic data

  • To better provide Website security

  • To improve our content, content delivery, and services

  • To comply with applicable laws

  • To enforce the Terms of Use

  • For business transfers

k. How we collect Aggregate and Statistical Data:

  • Cookies

  • Web beacons

l. We do not support browser-based Do Not Track (DNT) signals or settings.

m. Where we share your data:

  • Google Analytics for website activity tracking and reporting

  • Amazon Web Services for website hosting and database storage

  • Ontraport for contact management and newsletters

  • Facebook, in aggregate, for designing and implementing Facebook Ads

  • Companies, organizations or individuals when required by law or enforceable government request

n. Your data is stored for a reasonable amount of time in HSP World databases in the United States unless you request that it is deleted.

o. What you can do about your data:

  • Request a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information from support@HSPWoodenSwords.com.

  • Edit your information in the My Account section of the website when you’re logged in.

  • Request that your Personally Identifiable Information be deleted by contacting support@HSPWoodenSwords.com. An archive will be kept for audit and record purposes.

p. We will verify your identity before allowing you to access your data or before correcting or deleting any Personally Identifiable Information.

q. Transactions on ShpWoodenSwords.com are made secure with industry-standard secure connections and encryption.

r. We have no intention of collecting personal information from children under 13 years old.

s. HSP World is not responsible for the content we link to on other websites or the privacy practices of those sites.

t. Send us your questions or comments at support@hspwoodenswords.com.

 

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