PRIVACY AT The HSN Affiliate website

 

HSNi, LLC ("HSN") is part of the HSN, Inc. ("HSNi") family of businesses. HSNi is a retailing powerhouse that spans the full retail spectrum including television (HSN), ecommerce (HSN.com and catalogue websites), catalogues (Cornerstone Brands), and brick & mortar retail (Frontgate and Ballard Designs). For a complete list of all of HSNi's businesses, please visit www.hsni.com.

 

HSN respects the privacy of the personal information provided to us by our business partners who use our website, www.affiliate.hsn.com("Affiliate.HSN.com"), and the importance of the information they entrust to us.  The following describes our privacy policy for users of Affiliate.HSN.com ("Privacy Policy”).  By using Affiliate.HSN.com or any of our services, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.   

 

This Privacy Policy is limited to personal information that we collect through Affiliate.HSN.com and does not apply to information that is collected at any other website operated by or for HSN or our affiliates.  

Information we may collect   

We may collect information that can identify you ("personal information”), such as your name and title, (i) when you provide it to us when using Affiliate.HSN.com or in some other manner, or (ii) from other HSN affiliated companies, from our business partners, and from other third parties. We may also combine the personal information that we receive from different sources. 

 

 

When you first enter Affiliate.HSN.com, we ask you to provide identifiable information on your company and/or regional division. From time to time, we administer surveys on Affiliate.HSN.com in which we will ask information about your subscribers so that we can tailor Affiliate.HSN.com to meet your needs.

 

 

Affiliate.HSN.com may also collect certain non-personal information about you, including, but not limited to, the type of Internet browser or operating system you use, your geographical location, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.  Such non-personal information may be used for our business purposes, including, but not limited to, improving the content and functionality of Affiliate.HSN.com or for marketing or research purposes.

 

 

How we use the information we collect

 

In general. We may use information that we collect about you to:

 

  • Deliver the  services that you have requested;
  • Manage your account and provide you with customer support;
  • Develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site;
  • Enforce our terms and conditions;
  • Manage our business; and
  • Perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

 

     

With whom we may share information we collect

 

We may share personal information with—

 

  • Affiliated businesses;
  • Contractors and service providers who perform business services on our behalf;
  • Other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our business partners.

 

We may share aggregated, non-personal information in any of the above situations.

 

Third-party websites

 

There are a number of places on Affiliate.HSN.com where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement or a link on Affiliate.HSN.com, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy” link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.

 

Some third-party websites may be co-branded with our trademarks and those of our business partners. They may have the look and feel of Affiliate.HSN.com, but the URL in your browser window will indicate that you are visiting a different site. Our Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by Affiliate.HSN.com.

 

Security

 

We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic, and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.  We store information relating to our affiliates on a highly secure server that is not accessible via the Internet.

 

We want you to feel confident using Affiliate.HSN.com to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. You should also take care with how you handle and disclose your personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure e-mail.

 

Visiting Affiliate.HSN.com from outside the United States

 

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on Affiliate.HSN.com from residents of the United States. If you are visiting Affiliate.HSN.com from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

No rights to third parties

 

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

 

We may occasionally update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by posting the revised Privacy Policy here. Your use of Affiliate.HSN.com after changes to this Privacy Policy have been made constitutes your acceptance of those changes going forward.

 

Terms & Conditions

 

     

The HSNi, LLC ("HSN") affiliate website ("HSN Affiliate Website") is available only to HSN TV affiliates ("Affiliates") to which HSN has granted access. The Affiliate is responsible for ensuring that the use of the HSN Affiliate Site by its respective employees, agents, and representatives ("Affiliate Representatives") conforms to these HSN Affiliate Website Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and that such Affiliate Representatives shall be bound by these Terms and Conditions. HSN reserves the right to remove or deny access to the HSN Affiliate Website by a specific Affiliate Representative at any time without notice. By accessing the HSN Affiliate Website, Affiliates and Affiliate Representatives agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

 

     

All information, documents, products, software, services, graphics, logos, sounds or images ("Marketing Materials") provided on the Affiliate Web Site are the property of HSN. None of the Materials or any excerpts thereof may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, uploaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including without limitation, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, to any entity, person or thing outside HSN for any other purpose than to support the advancement of HSN goals and objectives, for legitimate business purposes, and points of interest for users. Affiliates may only use the Materials in the exact form they are provided to them and may not combine it with or display it in proximity to any other trademark or logo.

 

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

 

The information in the HSN Affiliate Website or referred to herein could constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements regarding HSN’s future financial performance, business prospects and strategy, the anticipated trends and prospects in the various markets in which HSN’s businesses operate, anticipated financial position, liquidity and capital needs, and other similar matters. These forward-looking statements are based on HSN’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ significantly from results expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements that we make in the HSN Affiliate Website or the materials referred to herein. These risks, uncertainties, and assumptions are detailed in documents filed by HSN with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

     

Historical Information May Not be Updated

 

Corporate information posted to the HSN Affiliate Site is as of the date posted and for historical purposes only. HSN does not update and users should not expect that any informational item posted herein will be updated in any way for subsequent events or changes in circumstances.

 

 

 

HSN Affiliate Site Rights and Restrictions

 

Affiliate has no ownership rights in the HSN Affiliate Site but has a non-transferable license to access the HSN Affiliate Site for business purposes and to use, download, and copy general information about doing business with HSN solely to facilitate Affiliate’s business with HSN.

 

 

 

Confidentiality

 

Affiliate acknowledges that the HSN Affiliate Site contains proprietary and confidential information of HSN, and Affiliate agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the HSN Affiliate Site and all content contained therein. Affiliate agrees to not permit or allow any third party to use or access the HSN Affiliate Site and or its username(s) and password(s), which it further agrees to keep confidential and secure. Affiliate shall not use any proprietary or confidential information contained on the HSN Affiliate Site for any purpose other than to conduct Affiliate’s business with HSN. Affiliate will not publish, display, disclose, modify, distribute, or create derivative works based on the HSN Affiliate Site or any part thereof other than in the regular course of business with HSN. Affiliate shall not reverse engineer, decompile, translate, adapt, or disassemble the HSN Affiliate Site or any part thereof.

 

 

 

Use of Information

 

Affiliate hereby agrees that Affiliate shall not use any information contained on the HSN Affiliate Site in any claims, proceedings, suits, or actions against HSN, its customers, or affiliated entities. Affiliate may not post, publish, reproduce, transmit, or otherwise distribute information or material on the HSN Affiliate Site (a) that could give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which violate local, state, or federal laws, including, but not limited to, participation in fraudulent schemes and the transmission of any content that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; or (b) in a way that is contrary to law or which would adversely affect use of the HSN Affiliate Site or the Internet by other users including the posting or transmitting of other information or software containing viruses or other disruptive components.

 

 

 

Links

 

Links to other Internet sites operated by third parties, including HSN vendors, do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by HSN of the content, policies, or practices of such linked sites. HSN is not responsible for the availability, content, timeliness, security, policies, or practices of linked sites, including, without limitation, the accuracy of content on linked sites and practices of linked sites. It is the Affiliate’s responsibility to verify any information contained within the links before relying on it. HSN provides links to the Affiliate only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, investigation, or verification by HSN of the linked site. The Affiliate’s use of the linked sites may be subject to terms and conditions contained in these web sites, which the Affiliate should locate and review.

 

 

 

Availability

 

The HSN Affiliate Site is generally available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. HSN reserves the right to conduct regular system maintenance and will attempt to minimize service disruptions by scheduling these maintenance windows during off-peak times. The HSN Affiliate Site may not be available when there are general system issues. These occurrences are unforeseen and beyond HSN’s control. HSN will make reasonable efforts to keep the Affiliate informed of any contingency plans should the HSN Affiliate Site be unavailable for an extended period of time.

 

 

 

Viruses and Other Malicious Software

 

HSN assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to or viruses that may infect the Affiliate’s computer equipment or other property on account of the Affiliate’s access to or use of the HSN Affiliate Site or the Affiliate’s downloading of any materials, data, text, or images from the HSN Affiliate Site.

 

 

 

Indemnification

 

Affiliate agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless HSN, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of its and their officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or related to Affiliate’s improper access to or use of the HSN Affiliate Site, or any violation by Affiliate of these Terms and Conditions.

 

 

 

No Warranty

 

Affiliate acknowledges that the HSN Affiliate Site is provided for Affiliate’s convenience only. Affiliate’s use of the HSN Affiliate Site is provided on an "as is” and "as available” basis. HSN does not warrant that the HSN Affiliate Site will meet any requirements or needs Affiliate may have, or that the HSN Affiliate Site will operate error free or in an uninterrupted fashion. HSN does not warrant that any defects or errors in the HSN Affiliate Site will be corrected.

   

 

 

Neither HSN, its affiliated entities, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the HSN Affiliate Site is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, or other damages whatsoever including business interruption, loss of use, data, information, profits (regardless of the form of action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortious act) arising out of or in connection with the Affiliate’s access or use of the HSN Affiliate Site even if HSN has been advised of or foresees the possibility of any damages occurring. Changes or updates to the contents of the HSN Affiliate Site may occur without notice.

 

 

 

No Waiver

 

HSN’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or rights contained in these Terms and Conditions.

 

 

 

Termination

 

These Terms and Conditions will immediately and automatically terminate without notice if Affiliate fails to comply with any term or condition herein, if Affiliate’s account is terminated, or for any other reason at HSN’s sole discretion. Upon such termination, Affiliate’s password will no longer be valid, and Affiliate shall no longer have the right to use or access the HSN Affiliate Site. All provisions relating to confidentiality, ownership rights, and non-disclosure shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.

 

 

 

      

Revisions

 

HSN may, at any time, at its sole discretion, and without prior notice, update and revise these Terms and Conditions. Each Affiliate is responsible for reviewing these Terms and Conditions each time it accesses the HSN Affiliate Site.

 

 

 

Governing Law

 

By visiting and using the HSN Affiliate Site, the Affiliate agrees that these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida and the federal laws of the United States applicable therein, and the Affiliate agrees to be bound by the laws of these jurisdictions.

 

 

 

These HSN Affiliate Site Terms and Conditions were last updated on September 4, 2013.

 

By using our site, you agree to these practices. If you do not agree to these practices, please do not visit our site. If we change our practices, we will prominently post the changes on this page. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes will mean that you agree to the changes.

 

We may send you emails with HSN news and/or special promotions. If you would like to unsubscribe to the emails, go to http://affiliate.hsn.com/, click on "Edit Profile", then check to opt-out of affiliate communications.

 

 

 

Use of the HSN Affiliate Web Site is evidence of your consent to these responsibilities.