The services on this site are offered to you by Home Builders Inspection Group., parent company of HBIG. For the rest of this text, HBIG will be used, but it is understood that HBIG is a part of Home Builder Inspection Group.
What Personal Information About Customers Does HBIG Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your shopping experience at HBIG. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you, but we respect your privacy when we market our products and services.
Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses HBIG.
Certain information, although convenient for identification, is voluntary. It is up to you whether you want to provide this or other suitable identification, subject to any legal requirements.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.
How Does HBIG Handle Cookies?
Cookies are small files that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser, to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalized greetings, and storage of items in your Shopping Cart between visits.
Third-Party Data Collection Technology
We use third party, interest-based advertising services to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These third-party services display ads tailored to your individual interests based on how you browse and shop online. We allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit our website, this information is used to serve ads for our products and services when you visit this website or other websites. These third-party services use non-personally identifiable information (such as click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, device and platform information, cookie and session IDs) and personally identifiable information (such as an IP address) during your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services believed to be of greater interest to you. These services typically collect this information using a cookie or a third-party web beacon or clear gif. We do not currently respond to or process do no track signals from web browsers.
Does HBIG Share The Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is a key part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below.
Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf but, we do not sell to third parties any Personal Information. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes.
Protection of HBIG and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of HBIG, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit-risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you’ll have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you enter.
It’s important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and your computer. Be sure to sign off when you’ve finished using a shared computer.
As discussed above, you always can choose not to provide information, although it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of additional HBIG features.
You can add or update certain information on pages such as your personal account information and profile.
If you don’t want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please email us so we can further assist you. (If you don’t want to receive Terms and Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of HBIG, and it’s your responsibility to review them for changes.)
We keep the personal information we collect about you strictly confidential. Only authorized personnel have access to this personal information.
What About Third-Party Advertisers And Links To Other Web Sites?
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other Web sites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party Web sites.
Which Information Can I Access?
HBIG gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with HBIG for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This list will change as our Web site evolves.
Are Children Allowed To Use HBIG?
If you’re under 18, you may use HBIG only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
If you choose to visit HBIG, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms and Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, settlement of disputes, and application of the law of TEXAS. If you have any concern about privacy at HBIG, please contact us, and we’ll try to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Terms and Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
Related Practices And Information
Examples Of Information Collected
Information You Give Us: You provide most such information when you search, buy, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you search for a product; make an order; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one, if you’ve used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; and provide and rate reviews, when applicable. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and telephone number; credit card information; names of people to whom purchases have been shipped, including address and telephone number; content of reviews and e-mails to us; and financial information.
You may withdraw, verify accuracy or change some information you give us at any time, provided there are no legal requirements to prevent this, by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
Information From Other Sources: Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily.
Information You Can Access: Examples of information you can currently access easily at HBIG include up-to-date information regarding recent orders, personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences), payment settings (including credit card information, gift certificate, gift card, and check balances) and recommendations.
Requests, Questions or Comments
If you have questions or inquiries relating to our privacy practices or procedures, or want to make a request concerning your personal information, please write to HBIG Privacy Officer/Data Protection Officer at the address provided below: