What Types of Information and Data Does HDD Broker Collect, and When Does It Collect This Data?
HDD Broker collects various types of Personal Information and other data through your use of its website. HDD Broker also collects information when you provide it to us or when you use certain services provided by HDD Broker, for example, when you set up a "MyBroker" account.
"Personal Information" is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact you as a natural person, as well as other information about you that we tie to Personal Information. Personal Information that we may collect includes, but is not limited to, the following types of information:
- "Contact Information" that allows us to identify and communicate with you, such as your name, phone number, address, email, and language preferences.
- "Relationship Information" that helps us understand who you are and what you want in order to offer you products and services that may interest you.
- "Transactional Information" about how you interact with us, our affiliates and business partners, including purchases, services you request, customer service inquiries, and customer account information.
- "Financial Account Information" as needed to complete your purchases, such as credit card information and information about equipment financing and leasing activities.
"Your Equipment Information" is any equipment-related information you provide to us during the listing process via phone, fax, online, applications, or through any e-mail feature, including but not limited to photos, equipment descriptions, serial numbers, and pricing information. Your Equipment Information may or may not include Personal Information.
By listing your equipment, you agree to grant HDD Broker and its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to Your Equipment Information. You agree that this license includes the right to provide, promote, and publish your listing(s), including pricing, to other companies, organizations, or media services, and the right to utilize that information within the scope of business conducted by HDD Broker and its affiliated companies.
"Non-Personal Information" is any information that does not identify a natural person and is not identifiable to a natural person, such as:
- Cookies and other tools used in a non-identifiable way;
- Anonymized information;
- Aggregated information; and
Information about your business operations, including, but not limited to:
- Operation-specific data, such as location data, when kept in a non-identifiable way; and
- The name, form, and contact details of legal persons.
When data is described as "anonymized," it means that the data is no longer associated with a particular person. When data is described as "aggregated," it means that such information has been combined with other data in such a way that no person can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
How HDD Broker Uses Your Information (the "Purposes")
- To Complete Orders and Provide Requested Services. To fulfill orders for products or services, and for other services or purposes as you may request or direct, such as product delivery, maintenance, warranty service, financing, leasing or credit services.
- Product and Customer Support. To provide support services through HDD Broker’s parent company or their authorized dealers, including monitoring and managing the health of your equipment, to deliver upgrades and product improvement communications, and for diagnostics and repairs, product safety, and recalls.
- Marketing and Surveys. To communicate offers for products and services from HDD Broker, its parent company, or any of its controlled affiliates, or their dealers, suppliers, or partners, including offers based on your interests, personal and business characteristics and your location; to administer surveys, polls, sweepstakes, contest, loyalty programs and other promotional events; and to provide other information which may be of interest to you, such as HDD Broker news, catalogs, announcements, reminders, and technical bulletins. Please contact HDD Broker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not want us to contact you for marketing purposes without being asked. We will provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of marketing information or market research inquiries.
- General Business Purposes. To provide and accomplish standard business tasks, such as payment processing, financial account management, product development, product safety, contract management, website administration, web-forum management, order or contract fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting and legal compliance.
- As Disclosed at the Time of Collection. In any other manner that we may describe when you provide the information to us.
These Purposes may be necessary for HDD Broker to perform a contract to which you are a party, comply with a legal obligation to which HDD Broker is subject, protect the vital interests of HDD Broker or the interests of another natural person, or otherwise pursue legitimate business purposes and objectives of HDD Broker. HDD Broker may obtain your consent to process your Personal Information or other data, as necessary.
Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, HDD Broker, in coordination with its parent company and/or its controlled affiliates, may use and disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose. In some instances, HDD Broker, its parent company, or its controlled affiliates may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your location data). If any of your Non Personal Information is combined with Personal Information, HDD Broker will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
In addition, HDD Broker reserves the right to use anonymized and aggregated Personal Information and other data to improve its products and services, to create and publish reports, to conduct statistical analysis about our customers and equipment, and for other activities that do not result in the disclosure of your identifiable information.
When Will HDD Broker Disclose Your Information, and Who May Receive It?
HDD Broker is committed to being transparent regarding the manner in which we use and disclose your information. We may disclose and share your information as follows:
- We may share Personal Information and other data with our parent company and other affiliated companies, our suppliers, authorized dealers and distributors, and business partners, as needed to accomplish, and consistently with, the Purposes set forth above, or as you authorize or request.
- We may also share Personal Information and other data with our service providers to fulfill the Purposes on our behalf. Our service providers are bound by law or contract to treat your information and data with the same level of protection that we do and to only use it in accordance with our instructions.
- We may disclose Personal Information and other data where needed to effect the sale or transfer of business assets, to enforce our rights, protect our property, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions.
- We will also disclose Personal Information and other data when required to do so by law, such as in response to a subpoena, including to law enforcement agencies and courts in the countries where we operate.
As noted above, HDD Broker reserves the right to use and disclose anonymized and aggregated Personal Information and other data to improve its products and services, to create and publish reports, to conduct statistical analysis about our customers and equipment, and for other activities that do not result in the disclosure of your identifiable information.
How Long Will HDD Broker Keep your Information?
HDD Broker keeps different kinds of personal data for different lengths of time, depending on the Purposes for which they are processed and the unique circumstances of your situation. HDD Broker will hold your Personal Information as long as necessary for the relevant Purpose. For more information on HDD Broker’s data retention practices contact us at email@example.com.
Website Data Collection, Cookies, and Similar Technology
When you visit our website or use our mobile applications, we collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons.
For example, when you visit our website, we place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other internet-connected devices to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience and enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud. We may also use Adobe Flash Cookies, Microsoft Silverlight, and similar technologies which remember your settings, preferences, and usage in a manner similar to browser cookies to personalize and enhance your online experience, but which are not managed through your browser. To manage your Flash and Silverlight cookies, please see Adobe’s and Microsoft’s websites.
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure responses to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
We collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies. For example, we may collect information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also may record the IP address or derivative of the device you use to connect to the internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to HDD Broker and the website you visit after you leave our site.
HDD Broker has relationships with third-party advertising companies to perform tracking and reporting functions for our web processing. These third-party advertising companies may place cookies on your computer so they can display targeted advertisements to you. These third-party advertising companies should not collect Personal Information in this process, and we do not give Personal Information to them as part of this process.
Your Choices and Data Control
You can limit the information you provide to HDD Broker. You can also limit the communications that HDD Broker sends to you. To opt-out of marketing emails, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you would like to opt-out of marketing communications from HDD Broker. Alternatively, you may opt-out of receiving future marketing emails by clicking "unsubscribe" at the bottom of marketing emails we send you.
Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving marketing material, we may still need to contact you with important Transactional Information about your account or your equipment. For example, even if you opt-out of marketing emails, we will still send you a confirmation when you purchase something from us.
You can manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your browser or interface, commonly known as "Do Not Track" settings. All browsers and interfaces are different, so visit the "help" section of your browser or interface to learn about cookie preferences and other privacy settings that may be available. You can manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with HDD Broker, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings. In general, HDD Broker complies and requests that all of its service providers comply with your "Do Not Track" settings you select using your internet browser(s).
HDD Broker complies with applicable law regarding your ability to access, correct, and delete your Personal Information. If you have an online account, you may be able to log into your account to access and update certain information you provided to us. For Personal Information that is not linked to an online account, for assisting in opting-out of communications, or if you need assistance updating or deleting your Personal Information, please contact us via email at email@example.com. You can also write us at the address in the How to Contact Us section below. If you send us a letter, please provide your name, address, email address, and detailed information about the change you would like to make.
In addition to the ability to change your Password, as described above, we offer you the ability to review and change the information you submit to us, including your User ID, e-mail address, contact information, financial information, shipping information, and user preferences, by contacting us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account and erase your contact information, billing information, shipping information, and financial information from our active databases. To make this request, send an e-mail to email@example.com. Your account will be deactivated and other information will be removed as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity.
For EU Residents:
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), particularly Articles 15 to 21, affords you a number of rights as a data subject. HDD Broker encourages you to read and learn about those rights on your own. However, the following will help you to begin to understand those rights.
- The Right to Access: This allows you to request from HDD Broker information about your Personal Information, including what data HDD Broker has and how and why it is being processed.
- The Right to Rectification: In the event that some or all of the Personal Information that HDD Broker has concerning you is inaccurate, this gives you the right to have those inaccuracies rectified.
- The Right to Erasure: In some cases, you may have the right to request that HDD Broker erase your Personal Information that it has in its possession.
- The Right to Restriction of Processing: This gives you the right, in some circumstances, to have HDD Broker process your Personal Information only with your consent.
- The Right to Object to Processing: Where HDD Broker is processing your Personal Information on the grounds of its legitimate interests, or to carry out tasks in the public interest or to exercise official authority, you have a right to object to the processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. In cases where you object to HDD Broker’s processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, the processing will cease.
- The Right to Data Portability: This allows you to request from HDD Broker a copy of your Personal Information that it has on file and to transfer that information to someone else without any interference from HDD Broker. In some cases, you may be able to request that HDD Broker transfer your Personal Information directly to a third party on your behalf.
In addition, to the extent that HDD Broker processes any of your Personal Information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing that was based on your consent before its withdrawal.
If you are a natural person residing in the EU and at any time you believe HDD Broker has violated one of your rights listed above, or if you believe HDD Broker is in violation of one or more of the provisions of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority. More information about the Data Protection Authorities can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/what-are-data-protection-authorities-dpas_en?.
Information and Data Security
HDD Broker has implemented an information and data security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Information and other data.
Transfer of Information, Transfers to Other Countries
Privacy Policies of Third Parties
HDD Broker does not intend to collect Personal Information from children aged 18 and under on our website. If you believe that your child is using our website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can investigate and delete any inappropriate information.
Disclosure of Ownership and Information Sharing
Forums and Plug-Ins to Social Media and Other Third-Party Services
Our website may contain forums, bulletin boards, and other areas where you can publicly post product reviews, communicate with others, and submit media content. You have no privacy rights in any public postings. All information you post will be accessible to anyone with internet access, and any Personal Information that you include in your posting may be read, collected, and used by others. For example, if you post your email address along with a product review, you may receive unsolicited messages. Use caution and good judgment when posting any Personal Information.
In addition, HDD Broker’s websites may also contain links, plug-ins, APIs, and other tools that enable you to share content on our website or your own content through third-party social media or other services (such a Facebook, Twitter, and other services). All use of such third-party services, including through links found on our website, shall be considered public information and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of such third-party services.
Amendments and Changes
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the information below.
How to Contact Us
HDD Broker, Inc.
Attn: Data Privacy
110-3212 Jacklin Rd
Victoria, BC V9B 0J5
Last Updated: January 31, 2019