Managed Computer Services, LLC & HBBTech.com Online Privacy policy

Disclosure

HBB stands for HBBTech, a website with remote support services provided by MCS, which stands for Managed Computer Services, LLC which is the main IT services company.

A. Introduction

1. The privacy of our website visitors (to either website, https://mcs-stl.com or https://hbbtech.com) is very important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding it. This policy explains what we do with your personal information.

2. Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website permits us to use cookies every time you visit our website.

B. How we collect your personal data

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used:

1. Information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, and version, and operating system

2. Information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths.

3. Information that you enter when you register with our website, such as your email website.

4. Information that you enter when you create a profile on our website. For example, your name, profile picture(s), gender, birthday, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details, and employment details.

5. Information that you enter in order to set up a subscription to our emails and/or newsletters.

6. Information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it.

7. Information relating to anything you purchase, services you use, or transaction you make through our website, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card details.

8. Information that you post to our website with the intention of publishing it on the internet.

9. Any other personal information you send to us.

C. Using Personal Information

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following:

1. Administering our website and business.

2. Personalizing our website for you.

3. Enabling your use of the services available on our website.

4. Sending you goods purchased through our website.

5. Supplying services purchased through our website.

6. Sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you.

7. Sending you marketing communications.

8. Sending you email notifications you have specifically requested.

9. Sending you our email newsletter if you signed up for it (you can unsubscribe at any time).

10. Sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of third parties which we think may be of interest to you.

11. Providing third parties with statistical information about our users.

12. Dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website.

13. Keeping our website secure and prevent fraud.

14. Verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.

15. Other uses.

If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we may publish and otherwise use that information.

We will not, without your expressed consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party's direct marketing.

D. Disclosing personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and all its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. We may disclose your personal information:

1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or may contemplate) selling; and

5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

E. International data transfers

1. Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

2. Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China, and India.

3. Personal information that you publish on our website (or submit for publication on our website) may be available around the world via the internet. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

4. You expressly agree to the transfer of personal information described in this Section E.

F. Retaining personal information

1. Section F sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.

2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

3. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section F, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

a. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
b. if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
c. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

G. Security of your personal information

1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.

2. We will store all the personal information you provide on secure data devices.

3. All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.

4. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

5. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

H. Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through a private messaging system on our website.

I. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; the provision of such information will be subject to the following:

1. the payment of a fee {$50}; and

2. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity will be required. We will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a notary, a driver’s license or government ID plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address.

3. We reserve the right to require additional identity verification methods at our sole discretion.

We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

In practice, you expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or you may opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes with written notification to our Marketing department at the following address: Marketing – MCS-HBB 1939 Wentzville Parkway Suite 330, Wentzville, MO 63385.

J. Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

K. Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

L. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. We use either or both session and persistent cookies on our website.

1. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

a. we use Google Analytics and AdWords on our website to recognize a computer when a user visits the website, track users as they navigate the website, enable the use of a shopping cart on the website, improve the website’s usability, analyze the use of the website, administer the website, prevent fraud and improve the security of the website, personalize the website for each user and/or target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users;

2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies:

a. Refer to your browser’s help pages for how to disable cookies.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

3. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer:

a. Refer to your browser’s help pages for how to disable cookies.

4. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.