Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Ascent Information Technology Limited, trading as HUE, (the “Company”, “we” or “us”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. The Company’s privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) covers only information that is collected through the Company’s website (the “Company Website”) or the services available through the Company Website (the “Services”) and supplements the terms regarding information collected through our HUE Animation software or any other software downloaded from the Company Website.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on the Company Website, use the Services, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on the Company Website or using the Services, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information and other similar information. In addition, the Company’s web servers automatically collect the Internet protocol addresses from which you accessed the Company Website.

What do we use your information for?

The information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience – Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve the Company Website – We continually strive to improve the Company Website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve the Services – Your information helps us to more effectively provide the Services offered on or through the Company Website.
  • To process transactions – Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering products purchased by you through the Company Website, providing the Services to you or as described below under the heading “Do we disclose any information to outside parties?”.
  • To send periodic emails that may include administering a contest, promotion, or survey – The email address you provide to us for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order and to provide you with the Services, unless you opt-in to receive emails from us regarding contests, promotions or surveys when you establish an account with us.

If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include, without limitation, company news, updates, related product or service information.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personally identifiable information when you place an order or access your personally identifiable information. All supplied personally identifiable information, including credit information, is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer technology and then encrypted into the Company’s payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and such providers are required to keep this information confidential. After a transaction, your personally identifiable information (e.g., social security numbers, credit card numbers and other financial information) will not be stored on our servers. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Please note that we may utilize a third party payment processor and, if so, your submission of payment information is subject to that third party’s terms of service and privacy policy.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will never ask for your account password.

Your Information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated, or if you would like us to provide any personal information we may hold about you.

Do we use cookies?

We use “cookies” on the Company Website. A cookie is a piece of alphanumeric data stored on a Company Website visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to the Company Website and identify repeat visitors to the Company Website. Cookies enable us to customize and enhance the user experience on the Company Website. We use the resulting non-personally identifiable information, such as your browser version, IP address, referring domains, pages visited, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, the nature of your use of the Company Website and cookie information, to improve the Company Website delivery, including advertising, and to develop analytics and aggregated data that allow us to utilize the Company Website and reach out to you via the Company Website.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites , including this one, as we use cookies to track your movements through our site and keep the contents of your shopping cart while you are browsing through our site.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties, other than trusted third parties who assist us in operating the Company Website or in providing you the Services or otherwise conducting our business, so long as those parties agree to keep your information confidential in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. We may also release your personally identifiable information as required by the law, to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Company Website, to enforce the Company Website policies, to protect rights, property, or safety of the Company and others or in connection with an actual or proposed company transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or asset to which such information pertains. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Company may provide non-personally visitor information to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

From time to time, we may include or offer third party products or services through the Company Website. These third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. These third party websites are not owned or controlled by the Company; therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these third party websites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of the Company Website and welcome any feedback about these third party websites.

Children

The Company Website is not directed to people under 13 years of age. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove that information and terminate the corresponding account, if applicable.

Beta testing of pre-release software

If you participate in any beta test for HUE, use of the test software is subject to these additional binding Terms.

  • You must be over 18 years of age to take part in a HUE beta test.
  • You must keep confidential all information relating to the test software and the beta test.
  • Any codes or passwords which give access to test software or beta test forums are personal to you and must not be shared with anyone else.
  • You must keep the test software secure and in good condition. You are licensed to use the test software on a non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable, limited basis and you must only use it for the beta tests. You must not copy the test software nor give or sell it to anyone and you must not try to reverse engineer it or use it to create derivative works.
  • From time to time during the tests we may modify the test software and related content and services automatically and without notice. Modifications may cause loss of data or content and loss of function or utility. You hereby authorise us to make all such modifications and agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we are not liable for any loss of data, content, function or utility.
  • We will use any personal information which you give us when you register or during the course of the beta tests to operate the tests and for research and analysis, in particular to improve the test software and our other products and services.
  • You agree that your suggestions for improvements, enhancements and other changes to the test software, and our other products and services, and any material which you provide to us during the beta test will belong to us and may be implemented by us, in whole or in part, without any payment or other compensation to you or anyone else. If your suggestions are not your own original ideas, please do not submit them.
  • We reserve the right to suspend or cancel any beta test or your access to any beta test at any time in our absolute discretion. If we believe that you are in breach of any of these Terms or any other relevant terms, we may terminate your participation.
  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and the contract between you and us shall be deemed to have been formed and performed in England.

Your Consent

By using the Company Website, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post changes to this Privacy Policy on the Company Website and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make changes that materially affect our uses or disclosures of personally identifiable information that we have previously collected, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on the Company Website.

Company Details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us using the web form located in the Contact section of our website. HUE is operated by Ascent Information Technology Ltd, a company in England and Wales with its registered office address at Hunt House Farm, Frith Common, Tenbury Wells, Worcs. WR15 8JY, United Kingdom. Our company registration number is 2927800.

This policy was last modified on 23rd February, 2015

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us.