HELMAR INCORPORATED endeavors to protect
your online privacy while providing you with the most useful and enjoyable Web
experience possible. Users can access many features on our sites anonymously,
however you may be asked to provide personal information when participating in
contests, surveys or providing feedback or when using other interactive areas
of our sites. Use of our sites signifies your understanding and acceptance of
of our web sites for additional information regarding disclaimers, limitations
of liability and other important information.
How we collect and use personal information
HELMAR INCORPORATED is the sole owner of the information
collected on our sites. We collect information from our users at several
different points on our sites. In general, each user has access to all the
information and features available on our sites. However, users electing to
participate in certain areas of the site, for example sweepstakes, contests and
surveys, will be asked to provide specific user information. Also, we reserve
the right, for any reason, in our sole discretion, to terminate, change,
suspend or discontinue any aspect of our sites, including, but not limited to,
content, features or hours of availability, and to impose limits on certain
features of our sites or restrict your access to part or all of our sites
without notice or penalty.
Users electing to register with our sites will be prompted to provide contact
information (such as name and email address). We use this information, for
example, to contact the user about services on our sites for which he/she has
expressed interest. It is generally optional for the user to provide
demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique
identifiers (such as username and password), but encouraged so we can provide a
more personalized experience on our sites.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our sites request information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary
and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose such
information. The requested information typically includes contact information
(such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip
code). Contact information will be used, for example, to notify the winners and
award prizes and may, from time to time, be used to provide unsolicited gifts
from HELMAR INCORPORATED. Survey information will be
used, for example, for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and
satisfaction of our sites. Users' personally identifiable information is not
Though we may use an intermediary or outsourcer to conduct these surveys or
contests, they will not be authorized to use users' personally identifiable
information for any secondary purposes.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our
sites, we will request the friend's name and email address.
HELMAR INCORPORATED will automatically send the friend a one-time
email inviting them to visit our sites. HELMAR INCORPORATED
stores this information for the purpose of sending this one-time email and
tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact
HELMAR INCORPORATED firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the
information not be retained in our database.
We store information about individual users that we collect through direct prompting.
The stored information is used to create a profile that details her/his viewing
preferences. Consequently, information collected is tied to the users
personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content
on our sites for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our
Web sites, and to direct pertinent marketing information and promotions to
individual profile with other third parties and any information released will
be in aggregate form only and will not reveal any personal information about
How we protect your personal information
Any personal data you enter on our web sites when registering for contests,
survey's, feedback, etc. is collected and stored in a database.
HELMAR INCORPORATED will take reasonable precautions to protect
your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. Only
authorized HELMAR INCORPORATED employees and agents
have access to the data. HELMAR INCORPORATED employees and
agents will not share information with any third parties outside
HELMAR INCORPORATED, other than as set forth in this privacy
policy. Notwithstanding the above, due to the open nature of the Internet, we
cannot guarantee that any information stored on our servers, or transmitted to
or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access. By using our sites, you
acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
How we use "cookies" and other technologies
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that some Web sites store
on your computer's hard drive when you visit their Web sites. Like many other
they may not have to enter personal information upon each visit. Most Web
browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings
so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis.
As with many Web sites, we also may use other technology (e.g., web bugs,
e-mail bugs, clear GIFs, web beacons and tracker GIFs) in our web sites and/or
in our communications with you to enhance the functionality of our sites and to
make your transactions and other activities more convenient and efficient
(collectively, “Tracking Technologies”). These technologies may be used by us
to store and collect information relating to your viewing and use of our sites
and our correspondences with you. We also may collect your IP (Internet
Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our
site and identify our users.
Third parties (including, but not limited to, software vendors, advertisers,
content providers and fulfillment companies) may also use Tracking Technologies
by or through our sites. We have no control over what information such third
parties track or collect, and we have no responsibility or liability for any
tracking, data collection or other activities of such third parties.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username.
Established members will occasionally receive information on products,
services, special deals, contest announcements, surveys and a newsletter. Out
of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive
these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out section.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or mailing, we ask for contact
information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users
privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the
Choice and Opt-out section.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related
announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for
maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of
these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these
communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and
in regards to issues relating to their account. We will generally correspond
with users via email or phone, in accordance with the user's wishes.
Our users are generally given the opportunity to ‘opt-out' of having their
information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point
where we ask for information. For example, contest forms have an ‘opt-out'
mechanism so users who participate in contests, but don't want any marketing
material, can keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional
communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to
unsubscribe in the subject line in the email. We also offer an opt-out
mechanism on the registration page or the user may contact us by email at any
one of our sites. (If you use more than one e-mail address, then send your
opt-out e-mail from each of your e-mail addresses.)
Notwithstanding the above, your option not to receive promotional and marketing
material shall not preclude us from corresponding with you, by e-mail or
otherwise, regarding your existing or past relationship with us (e.g., your
account activity or our responses to questions or inquiries you pose to us),
and shall not preclude us from accessing and viewing your personal information
in the course of maintaining and improving our sites.
What we provide to third parties
Our sites generally do not provide access to your personal information to third
parties. However, we may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about
traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage
patterns gathered during millions of customer visits to our web sites each
month, but it does not contain behavioral, profile, or identifying information
about any personally identified individual user. We also may transfer, sell or
assign your personal information to third parties as a result of a sale,
merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of assets, reorganization or
liquidation, and we reserve the right to disclose any information concerning
you if required by law or to protect or defend our rights or the rights or
well-being of our users or if you are involved (or are reasonably suspected to
be involved) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant or court
Postings and Public Areas
You are solely responsible for the information and other content you post on or
through our sites. You understand that personal and other information (e.g.,
user name, e-mail address, phone number) that you post on or through public
areas of the sites (e.g., chat, bulletin boards) are generally accessible to,
and may be collected and used by, others and may result in unsolicited messages
or other contact from others. Users of our sites are encouraged to exercise
caution when providing personal information about themselves.
If you elect to use our referral service to inform a third party about our sites,
or if you otherwise provide a third party's personal information to us or to
the sites, you warrant that you have permission to do so and you agree to
indemnify, defend and hold harmless HELMAR INCORPORATED
and its affiliates from and against any claim, liability, cost and expense
arising in any way therefrom.
How we handle links
Our sites contain links to other sites and we are not responsible for the
privacy practices or the content of such websites. In most cases users will be
prompted when leaving our sites.
Obtaining your consent
By using our sites, you give HELMAR INCORPORATED
permission to collect information about the pages served to you as an anonymous
user for the purpose of calculating aggregate site statistics. If you register
at any of our sites, you authorize HELMAR INCORPORATED
to use the information you provide to personalize the information we deliver to
you and to use your demographic information when calculating aggregate user
If you are under 13 years old, you must not provide your name, e-mail address,
or any other identifying information without the consent of your parent or
guardian, or as otherwise provided for by applicable law. Verification of
parent and guardian must be provided. You represent and warrant that you are
domiciled in the United States.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code,
phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we
provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally
identifiable information. This can usually be done at the registration page or
by emailing us at any one of our sites.
Notification of Changes
changes on this privacy statement, with a notice thereof on the homepage of our
sites and in other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of
what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if
any, we disclose it.
which the information was collected. If, however, we decide to use or disclose
users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that
stated at the time of collection, we will generally notify users via email
prior to such use or disclosure of any such information. Users will have the
opportunity to opt-out of any change in the use of their information. However,
if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or
deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will
their personal information be used or disclosed in this new manner.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, if we make any material changes
in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in
our database, we will merely post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying
users of the change. Your continued use of our site following the posting of
changes means you accept those changes. In some cases where we post such a
notice, we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from
us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
Tell us what you think
HELMAR INCORPORATED welcomes your questions and comments
Last updated: March 01, 2019
Disclaimer: This policy is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have legal
questions related to this policy, consult an attorney.