Highwinds website and services are not intended for individuals under the age of 18. Highwinds does not knowingly collect personal information from any person under the age of 18.
Highwinds will never sell, lease, or give away any of your personal information without your consent. Any personal and private information that you provide to us shall remain private. In order for us to provide certain services, we may on occasion need to provide information you supply us to external parties. If this is ever necessary, we will always provide you explicit notice and the ability to opt-out.
Highwinds Network Group, Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Highwinds is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Highwinds is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Highwinds complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Highwinds is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Highwinds may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
Highwinds complies with the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from Switzerland. Highwinds has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Highwinds’ certification, please visit https://safeharbor.export.gov/swisslist.aspx.
The information we collect on or through our Websites may include:
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as network performance management and providing customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to/from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our Website. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to https://www.highwinds.com
Highwinds and our software and platform partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers, use technologies such as cookies or similar technologies, to analyze trends, administer the Website, tracking users’ movements around the Website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis.
As is true of most Websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
Highwinds takes reasonable measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any sensitive information will be encrypted using Transport Layer Security (also known as Secure Sockets Layer or “SSL”).
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Websites. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on our Websites. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Highwinds website may contain links to sites of third parties. Highwinds is not responsible for the privacy practices of external sites. Please review privacy policies of any website you visit.
Highwinds may notify you about an offer from a promotional partner via email or directly through the Highwinds website. Promotional partners will not have access to any of the targeting information. You will have to affirmatively respond to a promotional offer before Highwinds will reveal any identifying information about you to any partner.
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our website in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may apply for an open position using sign-in services such LinkedIn Connect. This service will authenticate your identity, provide you the option to share certain personal information (such as your name and email address) with us, and to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like LinkedIn Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.
We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. If Highwinds is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information. We may also disclose your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send an email or written request at the mailing address in the Contact Information section.
Upon request Highwinds will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If you ever need to update, delete or modify your personal information, please feel free to contact Highwinds anytime using the email or mailing address provided in the Contact Information below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
When you register for an account, we will use your name and email address to send periodic emails to you of both promotional and transactional in nature. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can update your communications preferences at https://www.highwinds.com/register/email-communication-preferences.
We will also send you service related email announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. You do not have an option to opt out of these emails, which are not promotional in nature.
Information Related to Data Collected for our Clients:
Highwinds collects information under the direction of its Clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal information it processes. If you are a customer of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please contact the Client that you interact with directly. We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the service agreements with our Clients.
Access and Retention of Information Controlled by our Clients:
We acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information. Highwinds has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal information it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate information should direct his query to the Highwinds’ Client (the data controller). If requested to remove data we will respond within 30 days.
We will retain personal information we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client. Highwinds will retain this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Last Updated: January 10, 2017