Privacy (“website”) is privately funded and managed by Hall Consulting & Research (“HCR”). The website is supported by a network of partner specialists and service providers.

HCR is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. The website is comprised of various web pages operated by HCR. HCR Software as a Service develops and hosts Excel-based business and technology “tools”. This Statement of Privacy applies to the website and governs data collection and usage. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you. By using the website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION website collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, user name, home or work address or telephone number when you sign up for our website and use the HCR tools. also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code and country.

The SaaS offered through this website collect and store data that the end users enter into the tools.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the website. follows the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Principles”) with respect to all such data. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Principles, the Principles shall govern. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. does not read any of your private online communications or any of your postings/submissions and will not be responsible for its content and use by third parties.

USER SUBMISSIONS website and HCR tools allow you to submit content and help you in decision making. These excel tools collect and store business data in a remote database. The information you enter is stored on a server. Some of the data may be consolidated, analyzed, and used by us to prepare reports. But, these reports will not give any information to identify the person or business. The data may only be used and analyzed by us to improve the tools. When using the tools any changes made by the user may be sent to the server anytime the tool is synchronized, saved, closed or a report is generated. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold on that content. Some tools may be authored by third parties. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting information; using these tools, you are granting, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicenses, permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses. may also collect information as an agent for clients who utilize our tools in the SaaS environment. The purpose for collecting information includes (but is not limited to) improving decision-making and articulating the business value (ROI) of products and services for’s clients.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION collects and uses your personal information to operate the website and deliver the services you have requested. also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from and its affiliates. may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. may share your information with the customer for whom the specific tool you registered for was created in order to contact you and provide any services you have requested. does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. will offer individuals the opportunity to choose whether their Personal Information can or cannot be disclosed to a third party. does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The data entered into the tools by end users and collected through SaaS offerings, may be provided to our customers who wish to see the data entered into the tools by end users, to assess the performance of the tools. keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of, or the public.

THIRD PARTY LINKS may provide links to third-party tools for your convenience and information. These third party tools have their own privacy policies. encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The third party tool’s privacy practices, which are supplemental to’s practices, can be found on the Terms of Use tab of the tool detail page. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any site you interact with before allowing the collection and use of your personal information. is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the and family of websites.

USE OF COOKIES website may gather information about your general internet use by using cookies. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. website may also gather information such as IP address, internal session ID, user's domain, type of Internet browser, domain of Website. Such information will not identify you personally: it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save your time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages, or register with site or services, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services or web sites you visit.

Third party links provided on our website may also use cookies, over which has no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on their advertisement banners on our website or visit their sites.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION may transfer your personal information and submitted tool content that collects from you to our main server for processing and storing. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely without any loss, misuse or alteration of information and in agreement with this Privacy Policy. secures the information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Some third party tools hosted by the website may require your information to be shared within that company – in which case a supplemental privacy statement can be found on the Terms of Use tab of the tool detail.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data.

When your personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

While you can terminate your account at any time, your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or termination of your account. However, we will not sell, transfer, or use the information relating to the terminated account of an individual in any way.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. We may notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our web pages. However, encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how is protecting your information.

CONTACT INFORMATION welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that has not adhered to this Statement, please contact at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Updated 6/7/2016