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811 Madison Ave.

Toledo, OH

43604

1398 Goodale Blvd.

Columbus, OH

43212

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Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONFIDENTIALITY

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information Hart Associates, Inc. (“Hart”) collects from users of the hartinc.com internet website, how we use and handle such information, and how we revise this Privacy Policy from time to time.

We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website. We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

WHAT DATA WE GATHER

While browsing this website, you do so anonymously. Personal information is generally not collected. Some areas of our website, however, may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your name, email address, etc., for purposes such as correspondence, e-newsletters or other forms of online registration. Hart will not disclose any personal information to other organizations.

Hart considers personal information, such as your name, postal and email addresses or telephone number, and other information that is personally identifiable to you to be private and confidential. Accordingly, the personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, accessible only by designated staff. We cannot guarantee, however, that any information is totally secure. We do not represent or warrant that the website is protected from unlawful interception or other harmful events, such as computer viruses, data mining, or other security or privacy threats. You hereby release Hart and its officers, directors, shareholders, owners, employees, agents, and assigns from any and all claims, costs, or expenses arising out of or relating to the use of information or accessed by third parties in an unauthorized or unlawful manner.

Other information can be collected from the user’s use and navigation of the website, such as device-specific information. Hart may collect and process information about a user’s actual location, using the user’s IP address, GPS, and other methods using sensors in nearby equipment, such as Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. Hart also tracks information about the visits to this website. For example, statistics are compiled that show the daily number of visitors to a site, the daily requests received for particular files on a site, and what countries those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used to customize our website to better meet your needs and may also be provided to others, but the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

INTEREST-BASED ONLINE ADVERTISING AND GOOGLE ANALYTICS

By utilizing certain Google® Analytics Advertising Features, Hart is required to disclose the following information:

  • The Google® Analytics Advertising Features we have implemented.
  • How this website and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google® Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as Google® advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together.
  • How visitors can opt out of the Google® Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out).

We employ Google® Analytics Advertising Features that collect data about your traffic via Google® advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers as well as data collected through standard Google® Analytics implementation. Hart strives to adhere to Google® Analytics Advertising policies. We use Google® Analytics’ third-party audience data such as age, gender and interests to better understand the behavior of our customers and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. We will not facilitate the merger of personal information with non-personal information through any Google® advertising product or feature. Hart reserves the right to test, turn on, or turn off any of the Google® Analytics features from time to time without notice to you. You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and edit or opt out of your Google® Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You may also download and install the Google® Analytics opt-out add-on for your web browser from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. Because those opt-out and preference control pages are specific to the individual browser used to visit it, and because that page is not operated by Hart, we are unable to perform the opt-outs on your behalf.

COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive by a web browser. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyze our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognize when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously. Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

CONTROLLING COOKIES

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies or block tracking cookie placement. You can also adjust your web browser settings to notify you when your computer receives a tracking cookie, which gives you a chance to decide whether or not to accept the tracking cookie before it is placed on your device. However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you. Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it. To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT NOTICE

Hart does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. The website and its content are not directed to children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as reasonable possible.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Hart does not currently maintain a process for individuals who use or visit this website to review and request changes to any of their personal information collected through the website.

LINKS FROM OUR SITE

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note: we are not affiliated with third parties to whom we provide such links and we have no control of websites outside the hartinc.com domain. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or privacy practices of the websites to which such links are directed. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

GOVERNING LAW; ARBITRATION; VENUE; INDIVIDUAL NATURE OF CLAIMS

This Privacy Policy is governed by and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the state of Ohio without regard to its conflict of laws principles. If any dispute arises in connection with your use of this website, the arbitration tribunals and local, state, and federal courts located in the state of Ohio shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over such dispute. Visitors or users of the website who are subject to the jurisdiction of countries other than the United States of America must not submit information of any kind to or through the website and waive all liability of Hart, and our respective officers, directors, shareholders, owners, employees, affiliates, successors and assigns with respect to the submission of such information. ALL USERS OF THIS WEBSITE AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS, WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. Users of this website further agree that any claim against Hart or our affiliates is personal to the user, and any such claim shall only be resolved by an individual arbitration and shall in no event be brought as a class arbitration, a class action, or any other representative proceeding. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not preside over any form of representative or class proceeding.

DISCLAIMER

By using this website, you signify your assent to the Hart online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Last Updated: March 15, 2018