HPA Privacy Policy

Hollywood Professional Association, Inc. (“HPA”) respects the privacy of its customers, members, and those visiting its website and has adopted this policy in order to highlight the importance of privacy. This policy, which discloses ways in which HPA gathers and distributes information, may change at any time. Any changes will be posted on this website within this policy.

Collected Information

It is HPA’s general policy to collect only such personal data as our members, registrants and other visitors knowingly provide. HPA does not collect personal information from those merely browsing this website. Most information collected on the website is used to better enable HPA to serve its members and customers. We may also contact you regarding a Web site problem or other customer or member service-related issues.

Those joining HPA as members, or registering for HPA conferences and other activities on this website provide personal information as requested for those actions. The categories of personally identifiable information collected may include names, titles, companies and their addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, areas of industry and business interests, among other information. Individuals are requested to provide similar information when they sign up by offline methods.

HPA does not market to children and does not knowingly collect personal information from children on HPA Web sites.

Access

In order to use many features of HPA Web sites, you will be asked to create or will be provided a user name and pass code, so that you may log in.

Use of Information

HPA uses the data collected to improve its services to members and for marketing purposes which also relate to the provision of goods and services to members, customers, and registrants. Member and registrant contact information may be made available to other members and registrants. This may include the compilation of such information in hard copy which may be made available to participants and, in limited circumstances, to others.

HPA members and event registrants and attendees will receive electronic and, possibly, printed, communications regarding the HPA Tech Retreat, HPA Awards, networking events, educational events, (HPA News Line and HPA News Flash! for members only), other events, surveys and other information related to the provision of member and customer services. By the action of obtaining an HPA membership, the member authorizes the delivery of these member communications as part of the membership agreement. HPA members also have access to the HPA online member directory.

HPA may provide limited information to third parties with which HPA does business.

Usage Tracking

We may monitor how our Web sites are used by collecting aggregated (not personally identifiable) data.

Purchases and Fulfillment

When you register for an HPA event, we may request contact information, credit card number, expiration date, billing information and security code. We are in compliance with credit card security policies. This information is used for payment, confirmation and billing purposes and, in the case of contact information, to service the order. Also, when you register for an event, we may request additional information.

HPA uses third-party service providers such as credit card processing companies and online gateways to satisfy customer requests.

When you register for an HPA event, we may provide necessary information to hotels and to facilities hosting events. These parties are allowed to use that personal information only to provide services relevant to the event.

Updating Personal Information

If you are a member of HPA, and your personal information changes, you may update it at any time. To correct or update personal information, you may log into your profile on the HPA website or email hpa@hpaonline.com.

If you are not a member of HPA, and you wish to update your record, you may log into your profile on the HPA website or email hpa@hpaonline.com.

Use of “Cookies”

“Cookies” are pieces of data that a website may send for storage by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are attached to allow the user access to specific areas of the website. HPA does not use cookies to distribute information about the user.

Security

HPA provides its users with a secure online experience. To do this, we use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety and confidentiality of personal information about you. All user registration information and the HPA database are maintained behind a firewall.

Links

HPA’s website contains links to websites not within the HPA domain. HPA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our sites and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by HPA websites.

Electronic Discussion Groups and Bulletin Boards

The website allows members to utilize electronic discussion groups and bulletin boards. Information that a user may disclose there becomes public, and the user should therefore use discretion with respect to disclosing personal information.

Notification of Policy Changes; Effective Date

We will notify members and other users about material changes to our privacy policy by posting the privacy policy as changed on our website. Thus, users of the website may want to periodically review the policy for changes.

The effective date of the current privacy policy is June 28, 2010.

Contact HPA

If you have any additional questions, please contact HPA Headquarters:
846 S. Broadway, Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Telephone: 1-213-614-0860