Privacy and Security
Hostono & Associates has taken significant measures to protect the privacy and security of personal information. “Personal Information” is any information that would allow someone to identify or contact your clients. Such personal information includes your clients’ names, social security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers or e-mail addresses.
Personal information will be used solely for the purpose for which it was collected, which is to assist Hostono & Associates in the rapid recovery of your unclaimed or lost assets.
Hostono & Associates does not sell, share, trade, or otherwise disclose any personal information unless legally required to do so. An example of a situation requiring legal disclosure of our clients’ personal information may occur in connection with providing the trustee or holder of the unclaimed or lost assets with identifying information necessary to verify that you are the intended recipient of unclaimed or lost assets. The trustee and holder of the unclaimed or lost assets are just as concerned about Identity Theft and Fraud as you are and this is why they often require such information.
Hostono & Associates has developed internal procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information that is provided to us by our clients. All personally identifiable information is subject to restricted access even among our employees. Hostono & Associates’ security measures are designed to protect the disclosure, loss, or misuse of information under our control. Once a recovery is complete, we make a substantial effort to remove personal information from our database and files. We shred all confidential and private information once the recovery process is completed.
Recovering your assets and protecting personal information are one of Hostono & Associates’ top priorities.
Confidentiality & Nondisclosure Policy
Hostono & Associates attempts to protect all Confidential Information provided to Hostono & Associates by its clients from disclosure to any person or entities other than the authorized Hostono & Associates employee assigned to a client’s case.
The term “Confidential Information” includes all proprietary or trade secret information relating to our clients including, without limitation, information regarding our clients’ business operations, clients, financial information, marketing strategies and any notes, analyses, compilations, studies, interpretations or other documents prepared by our clients.
The term “Confidential Information” does not include any information which (i) at the time of a client’s disclosure is generally available to or known by the public, Hostono & Associates or Hostono & Associates’ representatives; (ii) was available to Hostono & Associates prior to disclosure by our client, or (iii) becomes available to Hostono & Associates on a non-confidential basis from a person other than our client.
If Hostono & Associates receives a request to disclose all or any Confidential Information under the terms of a valid and effective subpoena or order issued, Hostono & Associates will (i) immediately notify our client of the existence, terms and circumstances surrounding such a request, (ii) consult with our client on the advisability of taking legally available steps to resist or narrow such request.
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Hostono.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:
– What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
– What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
– The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
– How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
– Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
– See what data we have about you, if any.
– Change/correct any data we have about you.
– Have us delete any data we have about you.
– Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.