Privacy Policy

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

The Hampton Roads Convention Center/SMG (HRCC) values your privacy. We provide this policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used when you visit thehrcc.com.

The Privacy Policy describes how the HRCC/SMG handles your personal information. Access to the website operated by the HRCC/SMG is provided subject to the policy. Please read this document carefully as use of the website constitutes acceptance of the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, your ultimate choice is to not utilize the website.


THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information

This policy applies to all information collected or submitted via the HRCC/SMG website. Certain pages may allow you to order services, make requests, submit comments, register to receive materials, and/or participate in promotions. The types of personal information that we may collect at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Payment information
  • Date of birth
  • Financial information (if you place an order for services through the website)

If you are unable to provide this information, you will still be able to visit the HRCC/SMG website, however, you may not be able to register or make a purchase through the website.

We will not actively collect personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

Navigation Information

We also collect anonymous navigation information on our servers. Navigation information does not personally identify users. We use this information to help us track statistical data that allows us to make adjustments to our website and improve online services for our visitors. The navigation information we collect may include the following:

  • the type of browser and operating system being used;
  • the address of the referring site and the website you visit when you leave our site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • your server’s IP address; and
  • the address of the page(s) you accessed while visiting the HRCC/SMG website.

Passive Information Collection

A “cookie” is a text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies are technically unable to read personal information that may be stored on your computer. You can disable cookies on your browser, but may not be able to access portions of the HRCC/SMG website. Most internet browsers also allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

In certain areas, the HRCC/SMG uses session cookies to collect small pieces of information about those who visit the website. Session cookies are a line of text that is temporarily stored in your browser to ensure that you are recognized when you move from page to page within the HRCC/SMG website and that any information you may have entered is remembered. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and disappear when you close your browser. For example, without session cookies, items placed in a shopping cart would disappear when you left the page.

We may use a third party traffic aggregator to compile statistics concerning the use of the HRCC/SMG website, such as the time and date of a page view.

We passively collect information to understand what areas of the HRCC/SMG website are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by our visitors. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.


THE WAY WE USE INFORMATION

We use the information you provide when placing an order or a request only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. We may also disclose information when we are required to do so by law, at the request of governmental organizations conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the HRCC/SMG website and applicable laws, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the HRCC/SMG website, when safety of another individual is at risk, and in the event of sale, merger, liquidation, reorganization, assignment or other transfer of the business to which the information relates.

The HRCC/SMG may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifiable information.


LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The HRCC/SMG website may contain links to third party websites, including those of our business partners and sponsors. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices, content or operation of third party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies for each. Please direct any concerns regarding a third party website to that site’s administrator or webmaster.

You access and use third party websites, including the content, items, or services on those sites, solely at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that the HRCC/SMG has no responsibility or liability for the availability of such external websites or resources or for the content, advertising, products or other materials available through such sites or resources.


OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

The HRCC/SMG uses industry standard practices to safeguard and secure your personally identifiable information, such as secure socket layer technology to encrypt all credit card, billing and other information you input on the HRCC/SMG website. We have also implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The HRCC/SMG is committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The HRCC/SMG does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13 on the website subject to this Privacy Policy. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide personally identifying information. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us via email at info@thehrcc.com if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete that child’s information from our databases.


HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices on the HRCC/SMG website, please contact us at:

Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
info@thehrcc.com


CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

The HRCC/SMG may modify, add or remove any portion of this Privacy Policy at any time, and such changes will be posted on the HRCC/SMG website.