HSO Privacy Policy

HSO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy tells you how HSO uses and protects any information that you share with HSO when you use this website, including how we use cookies. When you are using this website, if we ask you to provide information from which you can be identified the information will only be used in line with this privacy policy.

If HSO makes any changes to this policy this page will be updated accordingly.

Visitors to our website

HSO does not make, and does not allow the third party services to make, any attempt to identify individuals visiting the HSO.com site. When someone visits www.hso.com we use third party services to collect standard internet log information, and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this in order to find out information such as the number of visitors to the pages of the site, but the way this information is processed means that the visitors remain unidentified. If we do collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make this clear and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We may ask you for and collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information including preferences and interests

What we do with the information

We need certain information to understand your needs and to improve the service we provide for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Using the email address which you have provided, we may periodically send promotional emails about new products, or other information which we think will be relevant and interesting to you.
  • We may also contact you by email, phone, or mail for market research purposes or because you have expressed explicit interest in a job advertised on our website or in working for HSO.


We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We have made every effort to ensure that your information is secure however, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, whilst we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by HSO’s website. This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by HSO. Please be aware that we, HSO, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We would therefore encourage you to be aware and to read these site privacy policies regarding personally identifiable information.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How HSO uses cookies

Cookies on HSO’s website are used in a number of ways. We use session ID cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We do not use persistent cookies. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on their sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

i) Analytics

HSO uses a range of third party analytics tools to collect information about how people use our site. This helps us make sure our site is meeting users’ needs and to help us make improvements to it. Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit; how long they are on the site; how they got there; and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies helps HSO to analyse the profile of visitors to the site and enables us to make changes to improve their experience. Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (such as names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. HSO does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not set directly by HSO but by third-party service or functionality providers. HSO uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on HSO websites in order to deliver the services that they are providing (for example, website analytics).

In addition, the HSO website carries embedded ‘share’ or `like` buttons to allow users of the site to easily share interesting information with colleagues through social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. HSO does not control the dissemination of these cookies.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you would like to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org

Changes to this privacy notice We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 26 July 2017. 




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