PRIVACY NOTICE

HiEd knows that you care about your privacy and how your personal information is used. When you visit our site you can be assured that we will handle your personal information in a safe and professional manner. This notice describes our privacy policy and the methods we take to ensure your trust. By visiting HiEd.com, you accept the terms described in this Privacy Notice.

Personal Information

What We Collect
Generally, you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. However, in order to use the website to purchase items or to contact our Customer Service, certain personal information is needed. The amount of personal information collected depends on you. You can choose to create a user account to take advantage of the many features the site offers, such as saving a draft of your order to submit later or tracking your order. When you create a user account HiEd collects personal information such as your e-mail address and a password. You have the ability to browse our online store without creating a user account, but you will need to create a user account before making a purchase.

If you choose to make a purchase at HiEd.com, we collect your name, your phone number, the credit card billing address, the card type, the card number, and the card expiration date. We also collect information to enable us to ship your order, such as the name, address, and phone number of the intended recipient of the goods or services.

If you contact our sales staff or customer service we may ask for additional personal information depending on your needs. This information allows us to protect your confidentiality by verifying your identity.

How We Use The Information
HiEd will keep confidential all of the information you provide. We will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Your personal information helps us provide you with better customer service and improve your purchasing experience. For instance, we may use your personal information to confirm your orders, ensure that merchandise is delivered to the proper address, ensure that your credit card is billed, and respond to your customer-service needs. The personal information you provide enables us to complete a transaction more efficiently.

Credit Card numbers are only used for processing payments and are not used for any other purpose.

HiEd may use your personal information in conjunction with data obtained from a third party, or other sources such as product registration, public events or seminars, for the purpose of marketing products and services to you. Currently we do not do this, but if we begin in the future, you will be given the ability to remove yourself from the distribution of marketing material.

HiEd may be required to disclose your personal information to those officials involved in law enforcement, regulation, fraud, fraud prevention, and other legal actions.

HiEd may be required to disclose your personal information if HiEd has reasonable believe that doing so would protect HiEd, its customers, or the general public.

Privacy of Children

HiEd’s website is not directed towards children and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Since it is not our intention to collect personal information from children, if we learn that information obtained was from a child, we will immediately delete the information. The information will not be used for any purposes or disclosed to third parties. HiEd encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s online activities and interests.

Cookies

HiEd collects anonymous information in the form of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files transferred from a web site to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are transferred when you visit our site, make purchases, request information, or register for certain services. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the choice of whether or not you will accept it. You may set your browser to turn off cookies. However, if you turn off cookies, some features of the site will not be available and some pages will not display properly. Cookies let you take advantage of certain benefits such as keeping items in your shopping cart while you continue to browse the web site.

Security

HiEd employs 128-bit encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to help keep your personal information secure. When information about your personal identity is required, i.e. when you use your credit card, this encryption keeps your information secure. VeriSign, a leading provider of Internet trust services, certifies that our web site is accurate and that we are employing SSL security. To view the VeriSign certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key at the bottom of your browser. Our site security will appear when you click on the image.

For added security, after the credit card number is accurately submitted, the entire number is no longer displayed on the site. HiEd requires you to confirm which credit card to use by entering the last four digits of your credit card number. The next time you visit the site to make a purchase, you do not need to enter in your credit card number again. You simply need to confirm which card to use by entering in the last four digits of your credit card number. This offers added protection against someone who steals your password.

Since your password is the key to making purchases on HiEd.com, we ask that you take extra care to ensure that your password remains confidential. It is your duty to protect the confidentiality of your password.

Links and Downloads

HiEd.com may contain links to other web sites. HiEd is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web sites it does not operate.

HiEd.com may contain links to downloadable applications. HiEd is not responsible for the privacy practices of the makers of downloadable applications or the content of the downloads.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, please write us at the following address:

HiEd, Inc.
5212 Tennyson Parkway, Ste 150
Plano, TX 75024