Privacy Policy

This site is owned by Hedge Fund Association (HFA). This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection and use of user information on www.thehfa.org.

Site Visitor Consent

By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection and use of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This blog is not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from this age group without the explicit consent of a parent or guardian.

I. USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

We’re going to be collecting information about visitors to the website and analyzing that information in order to enhance website performance.

Safe Handling of Your Information: No personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, telephone number, email) will be collected unless it is voluntarily submitted to us via a comment. You should not publish any identifiable information as related to disease states or use of regulated products. Because HFA and its affiliates operate in highly regulated industries, comments pertaining to disease states, ongoing legal matters or regulated content will not be posted publicly. The information we collect may include your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs, cookies or by other means.

If personally identifiable information is posted, it will only be used as follows:

  1. To respond to specific requests via email when appropriate;

  2. To inform visitors via email that their comment was not posted publicly;

  3. To report information to regulatory authorities as necessary.

  4. We may share your personal information with our agents, contractors or partners in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, HFA, such as sending email messages, managing data, hosting our databases, providing data processing services, or providing online consulting services. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for HFA.

  5. We retain the right to disclose collected information if required to do so by law or in exceptionally rare instances if acting on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect national, state, or company security or to respond to an emergency situation.


Opt-Out Provision: Google analytics offers an opt-out provision for website visitors who do not want their data to be collected. You can receive more information about this option here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Analytics: We will use Google Analytics in order to examine visitor data.

Google’s Use of Data: Please note that Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the terms of its Privacy Policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html, or such other URL as Google may provide from time to time), information collected in your use of the Google Analytics

Review, Update and Deletion of Collected Information: If you are concerned about the information you have provided to us or would like to review, update, or delete this information, please email us at [email address]. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your requests.

II. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this policy from time to time. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of this policy. We will not make any materially different use of collected information without notifying site visitors.