Like most website operators, Hestia collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
Hestia’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hestia visitors use its website. From time to time, Hestia may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Hestia also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Hestia does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Hestia choose to interact with Hestia in ways that require Hestia to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Hestia gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask via contact forms for the user to provide their name and email address so we can respond to their enquiry formally.
In every case, Hestia collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hestia. Our website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than in response to user request.
All of the information that is collected on our website will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Hestia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Hestia’s behalf or to provide services available at Hestia, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Hestia will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Hestia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when Hestia believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hestia, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, Hestia may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Hestia. We primarily use our website and social media to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
Hestia takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Use of personal information
We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.
Legal grounds for processing personal information
We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:
– our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
– explicit consent that you have given;
– legal obligations.
Access to data
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please follow the instructions at the end of this policy.
Retention of personal information
We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.
Hestia will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to Hestia’s operations.
Rights in relation to your information
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:
– request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
– ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
– ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
– object to our processing of your personal information;
– and/or withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).
If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.
Third Party Links
Hestia may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Hestia does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders.