At Hawking Systems, we protect the privacy of those who use our technology and website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal and business information is collected and used.
Hawking Systems is the sole owner of information provided and/or collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way different from what is disclosed in this statement. At purchase time, various information collected from customers is stored in our private database.
We process payments through Authorize.net. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Authorize.net, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Payment information sent through our website is automatically encrypted for your personal identification protection.
For your protection, your credit card information will be deleted as soon as the order has been processed. We do not keep credit card information in our database. Even if you create an account with us, your sensitive payment information is stored on Authorize.net’s secure servers, simplifying payments for returning customers. Authorize.net secure servers comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard and no sensitive customer data is stored locally on our servers.
Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal or business information with third parties for their promotional use. We may disclose or report information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law.
Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our website. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our website provides to your browser when you visit our site. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our online program. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within it.
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.
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