Privacy Policy of Horizon International

Privacy Policy

At Horizon International, your privacy is very important to us. We have a few fundamental principles that we follow. Read this carefully, so you know your rights.
Your privacy is very important to us. At Horizon International we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Horizon International operates several websites including horizoninternational.co.nz. It is Horizon Internationals policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Horizon International collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Horizon International’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Horizon International’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Horizon International may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Horizon International also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Horizon Internationalonly discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Horizon International’s websites choose to interact with Horizon International in ways that require Horizon International to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Horizon International gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Horizon International updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Horizon International collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Horizon International. Horizon International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Horizon International may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Horizon International may monitor the most popular pages on the horizoninternational.co.nz site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Horizon International may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Horizon International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Horizon International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Horizon International ’s behalf or to provide services available at Horizon International ’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Horizon International’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Horizon International will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Horizon International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Horizon International believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Horizon International , third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Horizon International website and have supplied your email address, Horizon International may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Horizon International and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Horizon International takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Horizon International uses cookies to help Horizon International identify and track visitors, their usage of Horizon International website, and their website access preferences. Horizon International visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Horizon International’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Horizon International’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments Comments and other content submitted to Disqus anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Horizon International may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Horizon International’s sole discretion. Horizon International encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.