HOS understands the importance of protecting the privacy of its website users. The information collected is used to market and improve the services we offer, to improve the web site content, and to contact you with updates about our business
Certain areas of this site may require registration or a password for access. Information obtained from registered users of these areas may also be used for marketing purposes, and cookies may be used as is described in this Policy. Log file data and other information gathered from registered users of this website are used to improve the customer experience while on our website.
What information is capture about visitors to its web site?
Our web server uses an extended log file format which captures: date and time of visit, referring address (location from which a visitor comes to this website), type of Internet browser, and visitor’s IP address. (Each computer that connects to the
Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture a visitor’s email address.
Does HOS ask for personal information?
Several areas of this website may ask for personal information. In these areas your name, email, phone, state and other business profile questions may be requested. This information is collected to help us further develop our services and to
provide you access to relevant information, if you elect to use them.
How does HOS use the information?
The information collected through this site helps us identify the type of web site content our customers value most. We use this information to market and improve the web site and services. We also use this information to send you email notifications about updates and to contact you about the company’s programs. Our policy is to not give, sell or otherwise distribute the
information collected through this site to third parties (unless required by law); however, in some cases we may use outside vendor to assist us in collecting, using or otherwise processing the information obtained to better assist our visitors with the information they have requested. Our practice is to require our vendors to conduct such activities consistent with this policy and our requirements.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a web site, is placed by the web server into the browser’s application folder on your computer. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the web site to “recognize” you as a unique individual.
Cookies are used to achieve two goals. The first is to provide HOS with the capability to personalize information for certain segments of its customer base. Secondly, in some instances, cookies are used to allow HOS the opportunity to associate
Can cookies be removed from my computer?
Yes, cookies can be removed from your computer. Also, depending on what type of web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.