Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Notice


  • Web Site Owner. Hemp Industries Association of Florida, Inc. (“HIAFL”) is the owner of this web site (“HIAFL Web Site”). HIAFL can be contacted by mail at 225 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, by phone at 850-920-4367, or by e-mail at This online privacy notice discloses HIAFL information practices for this HIAFL Web Site, including what type of personal identifiable information is requested in order to make a purchase, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

  • Web Site Visits. HIAFL collects certain information from HIAFL Web Site visitors. This includes, but is not limited to, the home server domain name, e-mail address, type of computer and web browser, what pages visitor accessed, and limited information about search requests. This information is used to solve technical problems and to calculate overall usage statistics.

  • Web Site Transactions. At times, HIAFL will need personal information regarding a customer or a prospect. For example, to process an order or provide a subscription, HIAFL may need to know a customer’s name, mailing address, e-mail address and credit card details. It is HIAFL’s intent to inform you before HIAFL collects personal information, such as user’s name and/or address on the Internet. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, HIAFL will respect your wishes.

  • Personal Information That May Be Collected.

  • Identifying Information. In order to make a purchase and/or access designated subscriber services and/or restricted areas within the HIAFL web site, HIAFL will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include: legal name, postal address, e-mail address, screen name, password, telephone number, facsimile number, method of payment, and, if applicable, credit card number. HIAFL may request additional information necessary to establish and maintain customer’s account.

  • Service Quality Monitoring. Some web site transactions may require a customer to telephone HIAFL, or HIAFL to call the customer. HIAFL will not contact you by telephone without your prior consent, except to confirm an order placed online and/or to inform a customer of the status of such order. Customer should be aware that it is HIAFL’s practice to monitor, and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.

  • Information from Children. HIAFL does not sell products or services for purchase by children, and will not collect or post information from a child under the age of 16 without the involvement of a parent or guardian. HIAFL will notify the child’s parent or guardian at the e-mail address provided by the prospective customer, alerting the parent or guardian to the child’s use of the Web site and providing instructions as to how the parent or guardian can delete the child’s registration from the Web site.

  • Lost or Stolen Information. If a customer’s credit card and/or password is lost or stolen, the customer should promptly notify HIAFL in order to enable HIAFL to cancel the lost or stolen information and to update its records with a changed credit card and/or password.

  • Chat Rooms, Forums and Bulletin Boards. If customer participates in an HIAFL chat room, discussion forum, or posts messages to an HIAFL bulletin board, customer should be aware that the information disclosed and shared will be broadly available to other persons, both inside of and/or outside HIAFL, who have access to that chat room, forum or bulletin board. Some individual HIAFL chat rooms, forums or bulletin boards have additional rules and conditions regarding participation. Also, participant’s expressed opinion is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of HIAFL.

  • Links to Other Web Sites. An HIAFL web site may contain links to other web sites. HIAFL is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other web sites.

  • Uses Made of the Information.

  • Limited Uses Identified. Personal information collected by HIAFL will be used by HIAFL for the following purposes: Any and all normal uses of a trade and consumer association. .

  • Marketing Uses. Unless customer marks an “x” on the opt-out option box herein provided, HIAFL reserves the right to provide customer with information about HIAFL’s web site, HIAFL products and services, and related information in which customer has indicated an interest.


The information you provide to the HIAFL Web Site may also be collected, used, analyzed and/or processed by HIAFL, or selected third parties on HIAFL’s behalf, for marketing and other business purposes. Before HIAFL uses the information, however, HIAFL will notify customers and offer customers the opportunity opt-out if a customer wishes not to have personal identifying information used in this way.


  • Stored Information Uses. HIAFL stores and retains the information entered on the ABC web site. Stored information is used by HIAFL and HIAFL agents: to support customer interaction with the HIAFL Web Site; to deliver customer purchases; and/or to contact customer again about other HIAFL services and products.

  • Online Advertising. Some companies that help HIAFL deliver interactive on-line advertising, such as banner ads, may collect and use information about HIAFL’s customers to help HIAFL better understand the types of advertising or promotions that are most appealing to HIAFL’s customers. After it is collected the information is aggregated so it is not identifiable to a specific individual. If, however, customer would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please mark an “x” on the opt-out option box herein provided.

  • Disclosure of the Information.

  • Within Corporate Organization. HIAFL is a multinational organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders. HIAFL may share your personal information within the HIAFL corporate organization, and may transfer the information to countries in the world where HIAFL conducts business. Some countries may provide less legal protection for customer personal information. In such countries HIAFL will still handle customer personal information in the manner described herein.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions. Circumstances may arise where for business reasons, HIAFL decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize its businesses in the United States or some other country. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal identifying information to prospective or actual purchasers, and/or receiving such information from sellers. It is HIAFL’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

  • Agents. HIAFL employs or engages other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of HIAFL. These persons are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions, but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services.

  • Affiliated Businesses. HIAFL works closely with affiliated businesses operating web site stores, providing services or selling products on each other’s web sites. These businesses identify themselves to customers. Customer information related to a transaction with an affiliated business is shared with that affiliated business.

  • Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. HIAFL reserves the right to disclose to third parties personal information about customers for marketing analysis; however, any information disclosed will be in the form of aggregate data that does not describe or identify an individual customer.

  • Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. HIAFL releases personal identifying information when HIAFL believes release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce HIAFL agreements, or to protect the rights, property or safety of HIAFL customers. HIAFL may also release such information in an exchange of information with other companies and/or organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  • Use of Computer Tracking Technologies.

  • No Tracking of Personal Information. HIAFL’s web site(s) are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but, again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

  • Use of Cookies. HIAFL, or its third party vendors, collects non-identifiable and personal information through the use of various technologies, including “cookies.” A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that a web site can transfer to customer’s hard drive through customer’s browser. The cookie is then stored on customer’s computer as an anonymous tag that identifies the customer’s computer, but not the customer. Cookies may be sent by HIAFL or its third party vendors. Customer can set its browser to notify customer before a cookie is received, giving an opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. Customer may also set its browser to turn off cookies; however, some web sites may not then work properly.

  • Use of Web Beacon Technologies. HIAFL may also use web beacon or other technologies to better tailor its web site(s) to provide better customer service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the web site, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by HIAFL or by its suppliers. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If customer does not want cookie information to be associated with customer’s visits to these pages, customer can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

  • Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. HIAFL may collect non-identifiable information from user visits to the HIAFL web site(s) in order to provide better customer service. Examples of such collecting include: traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors; measuring visitor activity on HIAFL web site(s); web site and system administration; user analysis; and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” HIAFL or its contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.

  • Collection of Personal Information. HIAFL collects personal identifying information from customer during a transaction. HIAFL may extract some personally identifying information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level (not at an individual level) to help HIAFL understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level.

  • Information Security.

  • Commitment to Online Security. HIAFL intends to protect customer personal information and to maintain its quality. To achieve information security and quality, HIAFL implements appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information.

  • No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. HIAFL will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of customer personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, HIAFL shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of HIAFL including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of HIAFL staff and third parties.

  • Privacy Policy Changes and Opt-Out Rights.

  • Changes to Privacy Policy. This privacy notice was last updated on February 20, 2019. HIAFL reserves the right to change its privacy policy statement at any time. A notice of any material change will be posted on the HIAFL web site home page for five (5) days prior to the implementation of such change.

  • Opt-Out Right. Prospective customer has the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by HIAFL and/or by any third parties with whom HIAFL has shared and/or transferred such personal information. Right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting HIAFL via e-mail at, telephone or certified postal mail. After processing the cancellation, HIAFL will delete customer or prospective customer’s personal information from its data base.

  • Access Rights to Data.

  • Information Maintained by HIAFL. Upon customer’s request, HIAFL will provide a reasonable description of customer’s personally identifiable information that HIAFL maintains in its data bank. HIAFL can be contacted by e-mail at, telephone at 850-920-4367, or certified postal mail at 225 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

  • Corrections and Changes to Personal Information. Help HIAFL to keep customer personal information accurate. If customer’s personal information changes, or if customer notes an error upon review of customer information that HIAFL has on file, please promptly e-mail HIAFL at and provide the new or correct information.

  • Accountability.

  • Questions, Problems and Complaints. If you have a question about this policy statement, or a complaint about HIAFL compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact HIAFL by e-mail at If HIAFL is unable to resolve your complaint to your reasonable satisfaction or if customer does not receive acknowledgment of an inquiry, customer may elect to proceed by contacting .

  • Terms of Use. If customer chooses to enter into a purchase order or to subscribe to HIAFL’s services, customer’s action is hereby deemed acceptance of HIAFL practices described in this policy statement. Any dispute over privacy between customer and HIAFL is subject to the provisions of this notice and to HIAFL’s Conditions of Use which is hereby incorporated herein and which can be read at .

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