Privacy Policy

Welcome to www.hiliz.com (the “Website”). Hiliz (“We” or “us”) takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), is an integral part of our Terms of Use, which can be found on our Website, and explains our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from each customer (“User” or “you”) accessing or using our Services.

In the course of engaging with our Services, you may provide Personal Information about you, collected through our Website.  Our goal is to reflect our customers the information gathered and processed, the legitimate purpose for such process and the legal basis for such requirements.

This Website can be accessed and used through any internet connected device as computer, smart phone, tablet etc. (“Device”). By visiting our Website, you are accepting our privacy policy described below.

Please review this Privacy Policy carefully to learn about our privacy procedures and practices.

As we provide Services over the internet, our Website may be accessed through anywhere in the world and therefore different privacy laws may apply. Our goal is to be able to address privacy issues in the best way we can, in order to preserve our customer’s trust. However, as general practice we apply, at the moment, the procedures required under the Israeli Law. We will use and protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with the Israeli Law.

If you do not agree with such procedures and practice, please do not use our Website

Please note: You have no legal obligation to provide us with any Personal Information about you, and the provision of Personal Information by you will be done at your own free will and consent. However, without providing such Information, you may not be able to use the Services, or part of them, provided on the Website. As mentioned above, you hereby agree explicitly to such use of Personal Information, and this use will not be considered a violation of your privacy.

 

 

The Information Collected

When you use the Website, you may give us different types of information including the following:

Information you give us directly

  • Contact information, including name, phone number and postal and email addresses.
  • Device information, such as when you accessed our Services and information about the Device used (for example, IP address, software or internet browser used, preferred languages, unique Device identifiers and advertising identifiers)
  • Your online activity, including pages you have visited, content reviewed, and apps reviewed.
  • Location

Information being collected automatically:

The following data is being collected by automatic means (including through the use of cookies and other technologies). 

  • Standard server log information: which is data generated automatically by the computer servers that host our digital publications when users visit them. This information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser and device type, operating system, name of your Internet service provider, date and time of your visit, and addresses of the websites you access before and after you visit the Website.
  • Geo-location information, including your IP address, which can be used to derive your general geographic area at a city or postal code level.
  • Device information, including the device type you use to access our Website and Services, your device’s operating system, and unique device identifier information, which is a unique alphanumeric character string associated with an individual user’s smartphone or similar handheld device.

Information being collected from other sources:

In addition, we collect data from other sources, as described below. These sources, whose practices are governed by their own privacy policies, include organizations with which we have a business relationship to provide products and services to you, publicly available data sources such as open government databases, and commercial data sources. Examples of the type of additional information we may collect include:

  • Updated mailing address
  • Information from social media/networking sources like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  We may also obtain your social media profile (including user name, bio, and location) and your engagement with our content (for example, comments or likes on the Consumer Reports Facebook page), and your other public social media activity.  The information we collect from social media sources depends on what individuals choose to make public, their privacy settings within their social media accounts and the social media source’s privacy policy, which we encourage you to read carefully.
  • Information about products and services you access through our business partners.
  • Demographic data (e.g., age, gender, general income bracket, ethnicity, children in household).
  • If you visit third-party sites via our Services, those third-party sites may share information with us about your use of their services.

Purpose of Information Processing

The information we collect may be used for a variety of purposes. These include:

  • Improve our Services.
  • Notify you about any new services available.
  • Communicate with you, for administrative purposes, and to respond to questions and comments.
  • Customize your experience.
  • Make inferences about your interests or preferences and provide you with the optimized and customized data most relevant to you.
  • Resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems.
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or unlawful activities.
  • Enforce our Terms of U
  • Editorial and survey purposes.
  • Contacting you regarding your use of our CR Publications, Services and Programs and matters that affect you;
  • Updating and maintaining the accuracy of our information about you;
  • Combining Information – We may match the information we collect from you directly with the information we receive about you from other sources, and use such information along with information from other sources.

Sharing With Our Affiliates

We may share your information among our corporate affiliates, which are related legal entities.

 

Sharing with Service Providers

We may also share your information with third-party service providers who provide us with specialized services, such as website and database hosting, monitoring of user reviews and ratings, as well as digital analytics. We also may share personal information with legal advisers, accountants, fund administrators, and companies engaged to dispose of or store data including personal information.  We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that where personal information is shared, it is treated securely and in accordance with this notice and applicable laws.

Sharing With Business Partners

We may share information about you, your Devices and your use of our Services with our trusted business partners. For example, we may share information so that we can provide you with relevant content or in order to facilitate payment for products or services you may purchase on the websites of our partners. This sharing is generally pursuant to written agreements which include confidentiality, privacy and security obligations; however, note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.

Substantial Corporate Transactions

We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction (for example: the sale of the Company and/or the Website, or in case of financing, investment, support, or funding).Without derogating from the aforesaid, the Company is obligated to ensure that your information will be subject to our Privacy Policy in effect prior to the time of the transfer of that information.

We will notify you if we transfer ownership or control of your personally identifiable information to an unaffiliated third party in connection with a substantial corporate transaction.

Legal Requirements

We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe that we are required to do so by any applicable law, such as to comply with a search warrant, court order, subpoena, or requests from law enforcement, to enforce our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.

Protect the Website and Users

We may also disclose your information to investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, including fraud, or any violation of the Website’s Terms of Use or to protect and defend the legal rights, safety, and property of the Company and our employees, agents and contractors (including to enforce our agreements) or in connection with any safety or security concerns, including the personal safety of our users and the public.

Information Security

We have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information.

We only authorize specific employees to access personal information and they may do so only for permitted business functions. We use encryption when transmitting your information between your system and ours, and between our system and those of the parties with whom we share information. We also employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized access to your information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of information from unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, or other circumstances outside of our control.

Retention of Information

We will retain copies of your information as necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless applicable law requires a longer or shorter retention period. In addition, we may retain your information for the duration of any period necessary to establish, exercise or defend any legal rights.

Cookies

Is “Cookies” being used on the Website?

Like most websites, we use cookies and other standard Internet technologies to help us improve our Service.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, for example so you don’t have to re-enter them whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another.

If you do not wish to accept Cookies, you can refuse Cookies of all types by changing your browser settings. You can also delete Cookies that have already been set. However, please note that you may be limited or unable to use some of our online services if you refuse to accept Cookies.

Transfer of information internationally

 

Our databases are currently located in Israel. As well, some of our processing activities are made in the State of IsraelThe European Commission has decided that Israel ensures an adequate level of privacy and data protection, therefore, in accordance with the GDPR, the transfer of Personal Data (as defined under the GDPR) to Israel is lawful and does not require any specific authorization.

Any future transfer of Personal Data outside the EEA to a third country (other than Israel) shall be made in accordance with applicable law, including by providing adequate protections, or otherwise implementing appropriate safeguards to ensure the protection of your rights.

 

 

Statement Changes and Notification

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. If we believe any changes are material, we will let you know by doing one or more of the following: sending you a communication about the changes, placing a notice on the Website and/or posting an updated Privacy Policy on the Website. We encourage you to check back from time to time to review the most current version and to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices.

How to contact us

This Website is operated by Hiliz. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@hiliz.com.