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Privacy Policy

HWS HOLDINGS LLC and maintains a strict anti-Spam policy. Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience with us as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to continue in visiting our website with complete confidence. Your e-mail address will not be sold or rented to a third party and you will not be sent excessive e-newsletters unless otherwise agreed by you to do so. If at any time you wish to be removed from our membership, there is a link provided at the bottom of every page of our e-newsletter giving the reader the option to unsubscribe. We only send our newsletters to opt-in members.

In handling of your information HWS HOLDINGS LLC and follows a strict policy of “informed consent”. In using the varied features of this web site, you may provide information (such as name, contact information, or other registration information) to HWS HOLDINGS LLC and/or, its service providers, or other business you contact within our website. HWS HOLDINGS LLC and and its various entities may use, and you agree that HWS HOLDINGS LLC and/or [hereinafter also referred to as HWS] may use, this information and technical information about your use of this web site, or communicate separately with you. HWS will not provide information to companies you have not interacted with, and we prohibit the companies that get such information from selling or redistributing it without your prior notice. HWS will not disclose your personal information, except as described herein, and HWS will not disclose information to others that would connect your user name with your actual name unless HWS is compelled to by law. In our sole discretion we still reserve the right to make exceptions, whenever we believe an emergency, illegal activity or some other reasonable basis exists for notifying or providing such information to the appropriate authorities.

Account Information: Be aware that the identifying information specific to your use of HWS, including your IP address, name, and email address will be delivered when requested by a legal subpoena. If the subpoena is for a civil matter, you will be notified immediately by email and/or a message sent to your HWS account so that you may seek to prevent our delivery of this information or quash the subpoena.

Third Party Cookies: In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.

Personal Information HWS Collects and How It Is Used


HWS collects information in different ways from Visitors and Subscribers who access the various parts of our Services. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Services, and generally do not share this information with third parties other than companies mentioned within our site/newsletters for investor relations purposes. However, we may also disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that law requires such disclosure or other special cases described below.


Members are asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Services including name, address, telephone number and email address. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage each Member’s account. This information is generally not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances.

However, in instances where HWS and a partner jointly promote Services, HWS may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. In this instance, once the partner receives the information, it will handle the information under its own privacy policies.

HWS may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell advertisements that appear on the Services.

Online Advertisements

We share aggregated and non-identifying information about our Visitors and Members collected through the registration process as well as through online surveys and promotions with these advertisers. Additionally, in some instances, we use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements. For instance, an advertiser might tell us the audience they want to reach (for example, males between 25 and 55 years of age) and provide us with an advertisement tailored to that audience. Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information we have collected, we may then display the advertisement to the intended audience. However, HWS generally does not share personal information about its Visitors or Members with these advertisers unless special circumstances require us to do so.

Responses to Email Inquiries

When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to HWS, we use the return email address to answer the email inquiry we receive. HWS does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.

Email Marketing From Third Party Sponsors

In addition, from time to time, HWS sends, on behalf of third parties, promotions via mail to some or all of its subscribers. However, in no event does HWS sell or otherwise transfer to third parties the email addresses of its subscribers. HWS strictly maintains the confidentiality of its subscribers’ email addresses. In addition, users are always given the opportunity of opting-out of these promotions.

Voluntary Customer Surveys

We may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys. We encourage our customers to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if a third party conducts the survey. Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary.

We take the information we receive from individuals responding to our Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses from other HWS subscribers to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated; non-personally-identifying information may be shared with third parties.

Special Cases

It is HWS’s policy not to use or share personal information about Visitors or Members in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, HWS may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect HWS and our Members.

“Cookies” and How HWS Uses Them

A “cookie” is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites. HWS may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the products and services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks. If you are a Member, we will use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your customer information.

Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control the use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

HWS Journal Commitment to Data Security

Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

Where to Direct Questions About HWS’s Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us at

Revisions to This Policy

HWS reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted within the respective section of our site.