Legal & Privacy
PURPOSE FOR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
HALL collects, uses and discloses your Personal Information in its normal course of business for the following purposes:
- Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
- Where you have requested information from HALL, assisting you in the completion of your request and the assessment of your eligibility for any such request;
- Responding to your inquiries about our properties or services;
- Making proposals for future service needs;
- Allowing our affiliated companies to notify you of certain products or services offered by our affiliated companies;
- Meeting legal, security, processing and regulatory requirements;
- Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
- Compiling statistics for analysis of our sites and our business.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The information gathered by HALL from this Site falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our Site and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our Site.
Information voluntarily provided by you
When using this Site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. The Personal Information that we collect will depend on how you choose to use this Site.
Where you request a brochure or subscribe to a newsletter
If you subscribe to a newsletter, request a brochure, or inquire for further information from us, we require you to submit your name, e-mail address, the name of your organization, and any other necessary contact information so we may send you the material you have requested, and to enable us to identify if you are an existing client of HALL.
Where you register with us and/or request services
If you register with the Site, or request a service available on the Site, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, country, telephone number and the reason for your communication, as well as information about your position and organization and such other information as is reasonably necessary so that we can provide you with the requested information or service. On the data submission form, we shall indicate by way of an asterisk, which information is optional and which information is mandatory. This information can include:
- Information you provide on applications or other forms, which may include your name, address, email address, and credit card numbers;
- Information we acquire from and/or transfer to other persons (such as government agencies, industry associations, auditors, claims adjusters, your insurer and your employer) to verify your identity and the accuracy of the information you have provided;
- Information about you received from HALL affiliates, other intermediaries, third party providers and others which are necessary for the provision of our services; and
Where you submit content
Finally, if you submit content regarding any of the information that you view on our Site, we will ask for your name and e-mail address, so that, if you choose, we can update you by e-mail when others also comment on the content. You should be aware that the information you provide there will be made publicly available to HALL employees and other users of the Site.
Website Navigational Information
As you navigate the Site, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (collectively “Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).
Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between HALL’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.
The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, HALL’s Sites are not compatible with DNT.
For information on all of these categories of cookies, and for more information generally on cookies please refer to www.aboutcookies.org.
We use generally cookies as follows:
These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a Site may be able to remember your log in details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Site in order to improve the way that our Site works. The information these cookies collect is normally anonymous and is used to improve how our Site works. However, some of these cookies may include Personal Information.
Please consult your web browser’s ‘Help’ documentation or visit www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser.
These cookies are used to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Site and third party sites based on how you interact with our advertisements or content.
The Site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the Site and interaction with e-mails from HALL. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon, and a description of a Site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Sites and e-mail communications. We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about HALL and our services. We will conduct this review on an anonymous basis.
When you visit our Sites, HALL collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, HALL uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which users navigate the Sites. IP addresses will be stored in such a way so that you cannot be identified from the IP address.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO OTHERS
Third parties to whom we generally disclose information are required by law or a contract with us, to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure, and to use and disclose it for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances and for purposes as follows:
- To provide the information and services you have requested from us;
- To notify you or allow our affiliated companies to notify you of certain products or services offered by our affiliated companies;
- To process transactions through data processing service providers;
- To other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
In the normal course of performing services for our clients, Personal Information may be shared within HALL and its affiliates for research and statistical purposes, system administration, joint marketing, and crime prevention or detection.
Because a number of the service providers we use are located in the United States, including certain HALL affiliates, your Personal Information may be processed and stored inside the United States, and the U.S. government, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your Personal Information under US laws.
HALL’s service suppliers adhere to the same protections regarding the collection, use, and retention of data as we do.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, user information, including Personal Information, generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either HALL itself or substantially all of HALL assets were acquired, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to a third party purchaser in these circumstances
Other Legally Required Disclosures
HALL preserves the right to disclose without your prior permission any Personal Information about you or your use of this Site if HALL has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of HALL, employees, other users of this Site, or the public; (b) enforce the terms and conditions that apply to use of this Site; (c) as required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; or (d) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties. We may also disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request
CALIFORNIA’S “SHINE THE LIGHT” LAW
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires any operator of a website to permit its California-resident customers to request and obtain from the operator a list of what personal information the operator disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, for the preceding calendar year; and the addresses and names of such third parties. HALL does not share any personal information collected from this site with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Your knowledge of and consent to HALL’s collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information is critical. We rely on the following actions by you as indications of your consent to our existing and future Personal Information practices:
- Your voluntary provision of Personal Information to us directly;
- Your express consent or acknowledgement contained within a written, verbal or electronic application or claims process; and
- Your verbal consent solicited by HALL (or our agent) for a specified purpose.
In some cases, refusing to provide certain Personal Information or withdrawing consent for HALL to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information could mean that we cannot provide requested services or information for you.
However, there are a number of instances where HALL does not require your consent to engage in the processing or disclosure of Personal Information. HALL may not solicit your consent for the processing or transfer of Personal information for the those purposes which have a direct legal basis, such as:
- The transfer or processing is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and HALL (or one of its affiliates);
- The transfer or processing is necessary for the performance of a contract, concluded in your interest, between HALL (or one of its affiliates) and a third party;
- The transfer or processing is necessary, or legally required, on important public interest grounds, for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or to protect your vital interests; or
- The transfer or processing is required by applicable law.
We have in place reasonable safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we maintain. Safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity, format, location, amount, distribution and storage of the Personal Information. They include physical, technical, and managerial measures to keep Personal Information protected from unauthorized access. Note that due to the nature of the Internet and related technology, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of Personal Information disclosed over the Internet, and HALL expressly disclaims any such obligation.
ACCURACY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND OPENNESS
Our knowing about changes to some of your Personal Information (e.g. email address) may be key to effectively communicating with you at your request. If any of your details change you can update us by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Please keep us informed of changes to your Personal Information.
You have the right to access your Personal Information and request changes to Personal Information we have that may be obsolete, incomplete or incorrect. However, to secure your Personal Information, HALL does not provide online access to its customers to view or amend Personal Information in its database.
QUESTIONS OR TO WITHDRAW CONSENT
You may exercise your right to withdraw your consent to applicable uses or disclosures of your Personal Information (which may limit or terminate the products and services that HALL provides to you) by writing or sending an email to us at: Hall Financial Group, Ltd., 2323 Ross Avenue, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75201; firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also opt-out of the receipt of receiving targeted marketing emails from us by sending an email to email@example.com.
We will need to validate the identity of anyone making such a request to ensure that we do not provide your information to anyone who does not have the right to such information.
Normally we will respond to access requests within 30 days.
The Site is intended to be used and accessed only by people who are in the United States. Nothing on the Site shall be considered a solicitation to buy or offer to sell a security, or any other product or service, to any person in any jurisdiction where such an offer, solicitation, purchase, or sale would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction.
Intellectual Property Protection
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, logos, designs, and sounds associated with the Site are owned by HALL, its affiliates, or third-party trademark owners. Except as permitted by applicable laws, you are prohibited from using any of the marks appearing on the Site without express written consent from the respective trademark owners.
Use of and Downloading Materials
Materials on the Site may be used only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notices or legends appearing on any of the Materials. You may not engage in systematic retrieval of data or other Materials from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from HALL, nor may you mirror on your own site, or other publication, the home page or results pages of the Site.
You may not use any computer program tools including, but not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process (“Tools”) to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any content, to obtain or attempt to obtain materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Tools that use the Site shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who control or author them.
User Comments, Feedback, and Other Submissions
All comments, feedback, ratings, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to HALL on or by the Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of the Site (collectively, “Comments”) shall be become and remain the property of HALL. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to HALL of all rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, we will own exclusively all such rights, titles, and interests and shall not be limited in any way in our use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. Furthermore, we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any Comments or communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. If you transmit any ideas, concepts, materials or other communications to the Site, you accept that it may be used by us without compensation in any manner whatsoever, including without limitation reproduction, transmission, publication, marketing, product development, etc.
We are and shall be under no obligation: (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence, (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments, or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that Comments submitted by you to the Site will not violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights. You further agree that Comments submitted by you to the Site will not be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, harassing, threatening or obscene material. Furthermore, you will not: (1) make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements, (2) advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them, (3) post or distribute any chain letters, spam or software or other materials that contain a virus or other harmful component, (4) post advertisements or solicitations of business, (5) impersonate another person, (6) submit any materials that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information, or (7) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means.
We reserve the right to deny the publishing of Comments, to remove Comments, and/or to terminate your access for uploading Comments in its sole discretion at any time, without prior notice and at our sole discretion.
You understand that when using the Site, you will be exposed to Comments from a variety of sources, and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Comments. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Comments that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against HALL with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold HALL, its affiliates and subsidiaries harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Site. We do not endorse any Comments or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Comments.
We will fully cooperate, including but not limited to, maintaining and disclosing any Comments that you provide in connection with the Site, disclosing your identity or helping to identify you, with any applicable law or regulation, law enforcement authorities, court order or governmental authority.
Membership, Password, and Security
On-Line Stores; Promotions
Linking to Third Party Sites from the Site
The Site may contain links to other websites or resources not controlled by HALL (“Linked Sites”). Hyperlinks to other Internet resources are provided for your convenience. You acknowledge and agree that HALL is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such Linked Sites or resources and shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by the use or reliance on such Linked Sites. You access, use, and rely upon such Linked Sites at your own risk.
Linking to the Site from Third Party Sites
Any linking to areas of the Site other than the homepage is strictly prohibited without prior written consent by HALL. At any time, even after written consent is granted, we reserve the right to object to or request removal or correction of any link that is we determine in our sole judgment to be inappropriate or inconsistent with the Site’s image and reputation. You shall not, and shall not authorize any other person to co-brand the Site or portion thereof, or frame the Site or portion thereof (whereby the Site or portion thereof will appear on the same screen with a portion of another site). “Co-branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute the Site or Material accessible through the Site. You agree and acknowledge that we must grant written consent before deep-linking, framing, co-branding, or other activity impacting the access to or the use of the Site is performed. Failure to obtain such consent may result in an infringement claim or other legal action being brought. You agree to cooperate with HALL in causing any unauthorized deep-linking, framing, co-branding, or other activity impacting the access to or the use of our Site to immediately cease.
Video Activity on the Site
By agreeing to the Terms and your continued use of the Site, you agree to the collection of, and transfer to third parties, your video viewing activity on our website. HALL limits its provision of your viewing activity to service providers assisting HALL with its video posting and support.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NEITHER HALL, NOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, MAKES ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE SITE, INCLUDING THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF INFECTION, VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE; OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, SUITABILITY, QUALITY, OR OPERATION OF ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, OR SERVICE PROVIDED ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE OR AS TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE INTERNET IN ANY WAY. IN ADDITION, HALL DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE INTERNET. WE PROVIDE THE SITE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU AGREE THAT HALL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE. YOU AGREE THAT HALL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER’S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM HALL SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL HALL, ITS AFFILIATES, RELATED COMPANIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR OTHER AGENTS, CONSULTANTS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL (INCLUDING LOSS OR REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES), INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, AUTHORIZED USE, PERFORMANCE, OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, EVEN IF HALL WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
If you believe that there is any content on the Site that infringes your copyrighted work, please provide the following information to our Copyright Agent named below:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on this Site;
your address, telephone number and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached at:
HALL Group, Ltd., 2323 Ross Avenue, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75201, Attn: Copyright Agent. HALL’s Copyright Agent can also be reached by telephone at (214) 269-9500, by facsimile at (214) 269-9490, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn: Copyright Agent).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Site may be viewed internationally and may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. References to a particular product or services do not imply that they are appropriate or available to all persons of legal purchasing age in all locations, or that HALL intends to make such products or services available in such countries. Any offer for any product, feature, service made on the Site is void where prohibited. Your information will be transferred to HALL, located in the State of Texas, United States, which location may be outside of your own country, and by providing HALL with your information, you are consenting to such transfer. Although HALL will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of any personal information collected, HALL will not be liable for disclosure of personal information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties.