Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your online experience satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy.
Host Mist collects data related to our users through the following methods:
Depending upon the method of collection and use, the data collected may include information about the user from forms, registrations and transactions (such as name, title, address, company, phone number and e-mail address), financial/transaction information (such as credit card, cvv, and payment information), information about use of Host Mist web sites (such as electronic communications protocols, web pages visited, and cookies) and user preferences and privileges.
Cookies on the site may collect the following information: a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information used to personalize the content that is shown, and user information to access Host Mist's user forums. Some cookies used by HostMist.com may remain on the user's computer after they leave the web site, but the majority is set to expire within thirty (“30”) – three hundred sixty five (“365”) days. There may be some cookies on certain tools that are of longer duration. Cookies may also be of benefit to you by creating a more streamlined login process, keeping track of shopping cart additions or preserving order information between sessions. In the future, as we enable further customization of the site, cookies will help in ensuring that information provided to you will be the most relevant to your needs.
While we do not offer an opt-out on the site for cookies, browsers provide you with information and control over cookies. You can set your web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used. You can also get information on the duration of the cookie and what server your data is being returned to. You then have the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie. Additionally, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers. Users can generally disable the cookie feature on their browser without affecting their ability to use the site, except in some cases where cookies are used as an essential security feature necessary for transaction completion.>
Host Mist collects data from users for the following purposes:
New Customers are automatically registered for access at https://clients.hostmist.com. The Customer portal allows Customers the ability to create users, add/delete users, add/delete user privileges and opt in (or out) of services and mailing lists. The Customer portal provides the Customers with control over their preferences for electronic information delivery. Host Mist has also provided the Customer’s master user the ability to manage the Customer’s account or profile information. We maintain the data and allow the Customer’s master user to update it at any time. To change this information, you must be a current Customer and login with a user ID and password and follow the prompts to "update my profile." We continue to expand the profile of services and information that you may access and update.
Please note that some email communications are not subject to general opt-out. These include communications related to downloads; communications about sales transactions; information about software updates, patches and fixes; disclosures to comply with legal requirements; and network upgrades or other related service maintenance.
If an individual’s personal information is to be (a) disclosed to a third party who is not an Agent; or (b) used for a purpose that is incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual, then the individual will be notified prior to such disclosure and may opt out of having the information disclosed by responding to the email and/or author of the notification, where such information shall be clearly set forth.
Host Mist is concerned with the security of the data we have collected and utilizes commercially reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information. These measures include policies, procedures, employee training, physical access and technical elements relating to data access controls. In addition, Host Mist uses standard security protocols and mechanisms to facilitate the exchange and the transmission of sensitive data, such as credit card details. Host Mist does not process personal information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
In the event that individual personal data is acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, Host Mist will notify the affected individual of the breach by email or fax or, if Host Mist is unable to contact the individual by email or fax, then by regular mail. Notice will be given promptly, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement and any measures necessary for Host Mist or law enforcement to determine the scope of the breach and to ensure or restore the integrity of the data system. Host Mist may delay notification if Host Mist or a law enforcement agency determines that the notification will impede a criminal investigation, and in such case, notification will not be provided unless and until Host Mist or the agency determines that notification will not compromise the investigation.