Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 2018

Privacy

This Online Privacy Notice applies to this website and any affiliate or subsidiary interface that links to this Notice.  In this notice, we describe how we collect, use and share your online personal information and the steps taken to protect it.

Information We Collect:  We collect information that you provide directly when you use our website. This could include your contact information (such as your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number), membership number, business license number, financial account information and other information that you provide.

We may also indirectly gather information about your online visit including your Internet service provider, Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device ID, browser type, operating system, the date and time the website that referred you and the pages you visit while at our site.

We gather such information through the use of a “cookie” which is a feature of your Internet browser that places a small file on your computer’s hard drive.  A cookie facilitates site navigation for Internet sessions and helps maintain security.  It can remember your personal settings, pre-fill forms for you, and monitor how you use our website which information we use to improve our services. If you do not enable cookies on your browser, you will not be able to use some of the services on our website.

If you provide your email address, we may send you email offers and otherwise conduct business with you. With each marketing offer, we will give you the opportunity to opt out of future email offers by responding to any of our emails with “Opt Out”. If you opt out of marketing offers, we may still email you for non-marketing purposes.  For example, we could send an email confirmation if you requested a quote.

We also use cookies, tags (also referred to as pixel tags, 1x1s, or transparent GIFs), and other technologies to manage our email programs. These tags gather information to analyze the performance of our email marketing and help us understand how consumers respond to our messages.

Information We Share:  We share your information with others as permitted or required by law.  This includes within our family of companies, within the HWC federation, with affiliate partners and with other third parties for many reasons.  These reasons can include marketing, to process your request for service, to provide a quote or other service, for everyday business purposes, for legal or regulatory purposes, to prevent fraud, to respond to court orders and legal investigations, and to report to insurance service organizations and consumer reporting agencies.

Information Protection:  Protecting your information while you visit our website is important to us.  We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information.  For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know.  Please be aware that, although we make every effort to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

We use third-party advertising networks to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet.  These companies employ cookies and web beacons to gather anonymous information that permits us to analyze, modify, and improve our advertising content.  The information collected is not personally identifiable. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features these third party advertising networks may use, and their information practices are not covered by this privacy notice.

Your Contact Information:  Some information is accessible by you for your review and modification on our website.  Changing any personal information requires that you log in with a unique username and password created by you.

As a membership organization, it’s vital for us to have our members’ current contact information (e.g., address, phone, and email) in order to provide member benefits and to inform members of the various products and services we offer.  We will ask for your contact information when you first become a member.  Thereafter, when you contact us, we will ask for your contact information to authenticate your identity and to ensure that we have your most current contact information.

Contacting Us:  For questions regarding this notice, please contact us at:

  • Heroes Who Code Organization
  • Attention: HWC, re Privacy Statement
  • 333  S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3310, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • By email:  info@heroeswhocode.org

Changes to This Privacy Notice:  We may amend this privacy notice at any time.  Please review it periodically. Any changes are effective upon our posting of the revised notice. Your use of our website following any such change constitutes acceptance.