Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.hlcmeats.com.

Privacy Policy

Purpose and Intent

This is the Privacy Policy of HLC Meats and its operating groups, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates (collectively, “HLC Meats”, “we” or “us”). This policy applies to customers who are accessing HLCMeats.com (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to the Personal Information of HLC Meats employees collected and provided in the employment context, but employees who access the Site and use its services will be treated as customers in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Policy does not form part of any employment contract or any other contract to provide services.  We may update this policy at any time. Any questions concerning this privacy policy or how we handle personal information can be sent by email to support@hlcmeats.com.

This Policy supplements and forms a part of the Terms of Use.

Information Use

When you visit our website (“Site”), we may collect certain personal information you knowingly choose to disclose to us, such as your name, email address, address, and phone number. You may provide this information when you register with the Site, purchase products from the Site, express interest in becoming a HLC Meat Subscription Member, or communicate with us.

HLC Meats passively collects non-personal information that is automatically sent to us by your web browser or device including but not limited to your domain name and username.

We may also collect aggregated information as you visit the Site.

We may use the information we collect from your browser or device to:

·       respond to your inquiries;

·       provide information to you in response to your inquiries;

·       provide service and support to our Independent Consultants, Customers and Members;

·       fulfill orders;

·       operate the Site and customize your experience;

·       provide customized content, advertising and services;

·       identify or correct potential threats to the Site’s security;

·       report sales for regulatory purposes;

·       conduct research about your use of the Site and our services; and

·       for any other purpose stated at the time of collection.

Cookies and Analytics

This Site is cookie-enabled to give you a more customized user experience. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to collect information on the number of visitors to our Site and the number of pages viewed. It is also used to provide relevant information to our visitors and for Site and system administration, including research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.We may also use Google Analytics to collect non-personally identifiable information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on some of our Services and to develop website content. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt-out of Google’s collection and processing of data here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Transaction Information

Information about the Services you purchase, shipping and delivery information and information related to returns, refunds and cancellations. We may also collect and store limited payment information from you, such as payment card type and expiration date and the last four digits of your payment card number; however, we do not collect or store full payment card numbers and all transactions are processed by our third party payment processors.  At present, HLC Meats uses Stripe to process payments. Information collected directly by Stripe, including your full payment card information, is governed by rigorous data protection standards that apply to the payment card industry, which you can read in full here: https://stripe.com/privacy.

Data Protection Principles

We will comply with applicable data protection law, which provides that the personal information we hold must be: (i) used lawfully; (ii) collected only for valid purposes and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes; (iii) relevant to the purposes we have disclosed and limited only to those purposes; (iv) accurate and kept up to date; (v) kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have disclosed; and (vi) kept securely.

Residents of California – What Personal Information is Collected and How it is Used

California law affords California residents certain rights regarding their personal information. California Residents should review the HLC MeatsNotice to California Residents under the California Consumer Privacy Act (available here), which supplements and forms a part of this Privacy Policy, and informs what information is collected by HLC Meats from customers, what we do with it, and the rights customers have under the California Consumer Privacy Act.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes we have disclosed in our notices described in paragraphs above. 

Data Security

While no data security system can fully protect personal information from unauthorized data breaches, HLC Meats has implemented reasonable safeguards and controls, consistent with its legal obligations. HLC Meats is committed to: (i) seeking to safeguard all personal information to us; (ii) seeking to ensure that it remains confidential and secure; and (iii) taking all reasonable steps to ensure that personal privacy is respected. All our data is stored in written or electronic form on our servers and computers and in various physical locations. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure and loss or corruption by computer viruses and other sources of harm. We restrict access to personal information of consultants to only those consultants, and third parties who need to know that information for the purposes identified in our notice(s) discussed in the paragraphs above. HLC Meats provides consumer’s personal information to consultants as service providers and pursuant to the consultant’s contractual obligations to comply with all necessary privacy protections. HLC Meats does not share consumer personal information with third parties. See the notices discussed in the paragraphs above.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify those subject to the breach and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data Retention

We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymize personal information so that it can no longer be associated with an individual, in which case we may use such information without further notice. 

Once an individual is no longer a customer of HLC Meats, we will retain and securely destroy personal information in accordance with HLC Meats’ record retention policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

As we strive to improve our practices, we may review HLC Meats’ Privacy Policy from time to time. This Privacy Policy is not a contract and we reserve the right to change this policy at any time and provide notification of those changes by posting an updated version of this policy on the HLC Meats website.