Users do not need to provide personal information to make general use of Hillside’s Website. Access to certain information may require users to provide certain personal information (such as name, e-mail address and/or other contact information). Such information may be used to monitor use of the website and may be used to assist in development and improvements to the design and layout of the Website. We may also use the contact information supplied by visitors to send information which may be of interest. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings in accordance with the opt-out provisions.
Hillside takes reasonable steps, including the placement of appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Hillside cannot guarantee the security of personal information on or transmitted via the Internet.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal and professional obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Our own files pertaining to the services we perform, including, for example, administrative records; internal lawyers’ work product such as drafts, notes, internal memoranda; and legal and factual research, including investigative reports, prepared by or for the internal use of lawyers, may be retained by Hillside.
Hillside manages personal information only in a way that is compatible with and relevant to the purpose for which it was collected and authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Hillside shall take reasonable steps to ensure that its management of personal information does not affect the content of information supplied.
As is true of most Websites, Hillside gathers certain information automatically, and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Hillside uses this information to administer the site.
Links to Third Party Sites
Our Website may contain links to other sites. Hillside is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. If users link to, or otherwise visit any other site we encourage users to review the privacy policies posted at that site.
Blog / Forum
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
Social Media Widgets
Your rights with regard to your personal information
Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration
Any claim or complaint you may have against Hillside or its members, employees, agents, or affiliates arising for your use of this Website shall first be resolved through informal, good-faith discussion between you and Hillside. If such discussion does not resolve the dispute within 30 days of Hillside receiving notice of same, then the dispute shall be submitted to non-binding mediation. If still not resolved after taking these steps, then any claim arising for your use of this Website shall be subject to mandatory and binding arbitration. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this Policy. (The AAA Rules are available at adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.) The Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this section.
The arbitrator will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to arbitrability and/or enforceability of this arbitration provision, including any unconscionability challenge or any other challenge that the arbitration provision or the Agreement is void, voidable or otherwise invalid. The arbitrator will be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity. Any award of the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on each of the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator may award the prevailing party its attorneys’ fees and costs. YOU AND HILLSIDE ARE AGREEING TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY, OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM ARISING FROM USE OF HILLSIDE’S WEBSITE. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PRE-EXISTING, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, INJUNCTIVE AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN YOU AND US ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.