Effective: September 1, 2001
Last Updated: February 8, 2016
Information Collection. As visitors browse the website, Hines collects information about the visit. For example, via web server logs and browser cookie files, Hines monitors statistics such as the number of visitors we have to our website, which pages are visited, the browsers our visitors use and the domains our visitors come from but none of this information is associated with any visitor as an individual.
Some pages on this web site use a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a web site. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the web site or to help us analyze web site usage more accurately. For instance, our server may set a cookie that keeps you from having to enter a password more than once during a visit to one of our web sites. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information except with your explicit permission. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
Hines’s Use of Information. If you choose to submit any personal information on any page of the Hines Web site by completing requests for information or any form (for example, providing your name, company name, street or e-mail address or your telephone number or submitting your resume online or signing up for e-mail updates and alerts, Hines may collect, retain, use and share that information in aggregated or unaggregated form. Hines may use your personal information to respond to your queries, to send you e-mail alerts and updates or other marketing information about employment, various properties, projects or opportunities, or related information.
Hines may use the information you provide to provide you with information about Hines and about Hines’ projects and services, as well as the projects and services of others. Moreover, Hines may share your information among Hines’ affiliates and with third parties that Hines believes may provide services of interest to you. Also, Hines may from time to time transfer information to third parties who analyze such information on behalf of Hines. Some of these companies and some of Hines’ affiliates may reside in countries other than your own. As a result, your personal information may be transferred out of the country in which you reside.
Please note that Hines is headquartered in the United States of America and that, to the extent you submit any information from outside the United States, by submitting such information you agree to it being transferred to the United States of America. Hines has certified to the Safe Harbor framework agreed to by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the EU and the U.S. Department of Commerce and Switzerland with respect to certain Personal Information collected by our affiliates and corporate clients located in the European Economic Area and transferred to Hines in the United States. For additional information regarding the Safe Harbor Program, see the U.S. Dept. of Commerce web site at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
Legally compelled disclosure: We will also disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (whether intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. Bankruptcy: You should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission. If you object to your personal information being used in this manner please do not register with or use the Site.
Modification of your choices and preferences.
Opt-Out Right: If you do not wish to receive communications from Hines regarding offers or other third party products and services, you may opt out of receiving such communications [by e-mailing or writing to Hines as provided in the “More Information” section below; or in the event that you receive an e-mail from Hines regarding such matters, you may simply reply to the e-mail in question and request that you receive no further correspondence from Hines regarding such matters.] You may also follow this procedure to change or update information you have previously provided to Hines at any time.
Your election not to receive promotional and marketing correspondence from us will not: (a) preclude us from corresponding with you, by e-mail or otherwise, regarding your existing or past relationship with us, and (b) preclude us, including our employees, contractors, agents and other representatives, from accessing and viewing your personal information in the course of maintaining and improving the site.
Definitions. When we say “we” or “us” or “Hines” in these Terms, we mean Hines Interests Limited Partnership, our affiliates and those agents we use to provide services on our behalf. When we say “Site”, we mean www.hines.com and all other websites developed, owned or maintained by Hines Interests Limited Partnership and its affiliates.
Hines Interests Limited Partnership
2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056-6118