We comply with all of the requirements of Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and other applicable provincial legislation. By submitting to us your Personal Information, or using HPT’s website (the “Site”), you accept this Policy and consent to its terms You may withdraw this consent at any time, unless legal requirements prevent your withdrawal. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Site.
This Policy may be amended at HPT’s discretion, without notice to you. Please check back from time to time for such amendments. By continuing to access and use the Site, you agree to the terms of the then-current Policy, as amended.
What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” is information about you, although most business contact information or information from a public directory listing of your name, address, or telephone number is not Personal Information. Anonymous information, including demographic information and statistics, is not considered Personal Information.
Collection of Personal Information
Personal Information is collected by HPT when you provide it to us, for example via the Site or when you call us. We may also collect your IP address when you use the Site and we keep track of your dealings with us, including details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, and other communication data.
We collect your Personal Information for the purposes of improving our business and its communications and answering the questions you pose to us and responding to comments you make to us, with respect to investing in HPT, and otherwise. We may also anonymize your Personal Information and use the resulting data for market research, business optimization and other purposes.
The Site may also use Web beacon, gif, or other technologies. When you access certain of our web pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated. These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies. If you turn off cookies, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect and use your Personal Information only for the purposes described above and other purposes disclosed to you at the time of collection or as permitted by law. We do not disclose your Personal Information, except as disclosed to you at the time of collection or as permitted by law.
If you indicate that you are interested in receiving offers or information from HPT, your Personal Information will also be used to contact you or to send you materials about products, services and investment opportunities that might be of interest to you.
We implement reasonable security safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. We use physical, organizational, and technological measures to protect Personal Information.
We will keep Personal Information only for as long as it remains necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.
Processing of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be processed and stored outside of the location in which it was collected by us or a third party service provider, subject to local law. If your Personal Information is transferred outside of Canada, your Personal Information will be subject to the laws of the country in which it is stored. In certain circumstances, foreign courts, law enforcement agencies or regulatory agencies may be entitled to access your Personal Information without notice to you.
You should be aware that information transmitted on the internet, especially by electronic mail, is never 100% secure. As a result, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to HPT by electronic mail.