about each Buyer (as defined under HedgeStone Group Terms of Service), Seller (as defined under HedgeStone Group Terms of Service), Affiliate (as defined under HedgeStone Group Terms of Service), broker, sub-agent, private seller, realtor, individual, entity, user or visitor (collectively “you” or “your”);
which you provide to HedgeStone Group when (i) accessing HedgeStone Group’s website located at https://HedgeStone.com (the “Website”), and/or (ii) using the Services on the Platform (as defined under HedgeStone Group Terms of Service).
1. Definition of Personal Data and Non-Personal Data
The term “Personal Data” shall refer to data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified (i) from that data, or (ii) from that data in combination with other information to which HedgeStone Group may have access to or is likely to have access.
“Non-Personal Data” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, device types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit.
3. Personal Data HedgeStone Group Collects from You
HedgeStone Group may collect, process, use, and disclose the following Personal and Non-Personal Data obtained from you:
(i) Identity data includes your first name, surname, business name and license information when you register a User Account (as defined under Section 3.1 of HedgeStone Group’s Terms of Service) on HedgeStone Group’s Website and Platform;
(ii) Contact data which includes data such as email address, and any other data you have provided to us in order for us to be able to provide you with the Services on the Website, and Platform;
(iii) Transaction data which includes details about communications to and from you;
(iv) Technical data which includes your Internet protocol address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the Website, and Platform; and
(v) Profile data includes your username and password, preferences, and feedback; and
(vi) Usage data includes information about how you use our Website, Platform and Services.
4. Use of your Personal Data
In general, the Personal Data you provide to HedgeStone Group is used to help us communicate with you. For example, HedgeStone Group uses your Personal Data to (i) make contact with you in response to questions you may ask HedgeStone Group, (ii) solicit feedback from you, and (iii) provide technical support.
HedgeStone Group may share Personal Data with third parties if HedgeStone Group has a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the Personal Data is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce HedgeStone Group’s Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of HedgeStone Group’s users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Wherever possible, HedgeStone Group aims to obtain your explicit consent to process your Personal Data. We may continue to process your Personal Data on this basis until you withdraw your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time by sending us an email at support@HedgeStone.com. However, if you do so, please note that you may not be able to use the Website and make use of the Services and Platform further.
5. Use of Non-Personal Data
6. Automatic Collection of Information
When you visit the Website, HedgeStone Group’s servers automatically record information about your computer hardware and software. This information is collected automatically and is used only to identify potential cases of abuse, resolve technical issues, optimize the performance of the Website and Mobile App for a better user experience, and establish statistical information regarding your use of the Website, Platform and Services. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.
7. How Personal Data is Secured
HedgeStone Group implements security measures that include encryption, firewalls, password management and secure socket layer technology, which are designed to protect your information from unauthorized access and potential security breaches.
However, you acknowledge that no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while HedgeStone Group strives to protect your Personal Data, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and another registered user on the Website, Platform and/or the Services cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third-party, despite HedgeStone Group’s best efforts.
8. Storing of Personal Data
Personal Data is stored and secured respectively on a dedicated server.
9. Analytical Data from Third Parties
HedgeStone Group may collect or receive information that third party service providers may provide about you when using the Website, Platform and/or the Services. Or HedgeStone Group may obtain information from other sources and combine that with information HedgeStone Group collects through your use of the Services.
Google Analytics: We use this analytical tool to help HedgeStone Group analyze (i) how users use the Website, Platform and/or the Services by noting when you use the Website, Platform and the Services, and (ii) usage data and performance data. The information collected will be disclosed to or collected directly by the applicable analytical tool HedgeStone Group is using. Such information is collected as a means to provide, improve, and develop the Website, Platform and the Services so as to create a safer and trusted environment when you use the Website, Platform and the Services.
10.1 Cookies are defined as small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. Cookies allow data gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalized experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved. Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
10.5 By accessing and using HedgeStone Group’s Website, Platform and Services, you consent to the storage of cookies, other local storage technologies, beacons and other information on your devices. You also consent to the access of such cookies, local storage technologies, beacons and information by us or our representatives or agents.
11. Retention Period for Personal Data
12. Withdrawing Your Consent / Opt-out rights
Wherever possible, HedgeStone Group aims to obtain your explicit consent to process your Personal Data. The consent that you provide to HedgeStone Group for the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data will remain valid until such time as you withdraw your consent in writing. You may withdraw your consent and request us to stop using and/or disclosing your Personal Data for any or all of the purposes by submitting your request via email at support@HedgeStone.com. However, if you do so, please note that you may not be able to (i) use the Website and Platform, and (ii) make use of the Services further.
Upon receipt of your written request to withdraw your consent, you acknowledge that (i) HedgeStone Group may not be able to provide or continue providing you with access to the Website Platform and use of the Services, and (ii) we may cease such provision of the Services to you accordingly without any liability.
You acknowledge and understand that by withdrawing your consent, this does not affect our right to continue to collect, use and disclose Personal Data where such collection, use and disclose without consent is permitted or required under applicable laws.
14. Contact Information
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy while using the Website, Platform and Services, please send us a detailed message to support@HedgeStone.com and HedgeStone Group will use its best endeavors to resolve your concerns.
Effective Date: 1/1/2022