Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Website Privacy Statement explains how HDMZ handles Personal Information (information that can identify you) that you provide to HDMZ, or that is otherwise collected, on websites controlled by HDMZ (together referred to as "HDMZ Website(s)").

Please read this Website Privacy Statement before using HDMZ Websites or submitting information to HDMZ via a website. By accessing and using HDMZ Website(s), you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as outlined in this Website Privacy Statement.

Unless otherwise specifically noted, this Website Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected from you offline, or to third-party websites to which HDMZ Websites may link, but that HDMZ does not control. You are encouraged to review the terms of the individual privacy policies of each website you visit.

How does HDMZ collect information online?

HDMZ Websites may collect information that could be potentially personally identifiable about your visits without you actively submitting such information. Unidentified information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website (see section “Cookies Overview” for a detailed explanation of cookie types). Web beacons (also referred to as GIF files, pixels, or Internet tags) help HDMZ understand how you navigate around HDMZ Websites. As part of your use of the site, your Internet browser automatically transmits to HDMZ Websites some of this unidentified information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of HDMZ Websites easier by allowing HDMZ to provide better service, customize HDMZ Websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve HDMZ Websites. Certain features of HDMZ Websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional information. With respect to limiting or disabling tracking technology please see section below entitled, "What choices do I have about how HDMZ Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?"

Some of HDMZ's business partners, with whom HDMZ contracts to carry out business activities (e.g., website providers), may use their cookies on HDMZ Websites. Although HDMZ may not have direct access to or control over such cookies, this Website Privacy Statement governs the use of cookies by HDMZ and such business partners on HDMZ Websites. HDMZ may also allow social media companies (e.g., Facebook) to put “widgets” on HDMZ Websites. These third-party tools may also be used to track you across websites. HDMZ does not control the privacy practices of these third parties.

Cookies Overview

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is typically used to make the site work as you expect it. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Please click on the different category headings below to find out more about the categories and options to change your default settings. However, note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience with the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but if you do so, some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we may have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and social or professional networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

In what circumstances and for what purposes might HDMZ collect and use Personal Information through HDMZ Websites?

If you choose to use HDMZ's contact or job application forms, you will be submitting your contact and personally identifiable information. HDMZ strives to meet reasonable standards of security and protection of your information. 

What choices do I have about how HDMZ Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?

You may always limit the amount and type of Personal Information that HDMZ receives about you by choosing not to enter Personal Information into forms or data fields on HDMZ Websites. Some of HDMZ's online services can only be provided to you if you provide HDMZ with appropriate Personal Information.

You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want HDMZ Websites to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to "remember" your Personal Information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentified information, such as a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) setting. Currently, the HDMZ Websites are not compatible with the DNT standard in its current release. HDMZ does not collect or disclose your browsing behavior for third-party marketing purposes.

How does HDMZ secure Personal Information collected on HDMZ Websites?

It is HDMZ’s practice to ensure that HDMZ Websites are secured using commercially reasonable technical, procedural, and administrative safeguards proportional to the sensitivity and volume of data processed.  However, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. HDMZ urges you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet. HDMZ cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to HDMZ Websites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks. HDMZ has no control over third-party websites or their content, and HDMZ's Website Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. You should check the privacy policies of third-party websites before submitting Personal Information. This also applies to those business partners or social media services that have sharing tools on HDMZ Websites. As HDMZ does not control the privacy practices of these third parties, you should review the privacy settings you have set up directly with them.

How does HDMZ protect the privacy of children on HDMZ Websites?

No HDMZ websites are intended to collect or use any Personal Information from children on HDMZ Websites ("children" are individuals who have not reached the age of majority in their residential jurisdictions). HDMZ does not knowingly allow children to order HDMZ's products, communicate with HDMZ, or use any of HDMZ's online services. Should you suspect that a child of whom you are the parent or legal guardian has provided us with Personal Information, please contact HDMZ using one of the methods specified below and HDMZ will work with you to address this issue.

Your rights and contact information

Where individuals have rights under laws applicable to them and upon written request, HDMZ will grant individuals’ access to Personal Data that it holds about them, subject to any legal restrictions.  In addition, HDMZ will permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete or to object to certain types of processing of such information or to data portability, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exceptions provided by law. HDMZ may not be able to comply with a request where Personal Data has been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with HDMZ’s record retention obligations and practices.  In the event that HDMZ cannot provide an individual with access to his/her Personal Data, HDMZ will endeavor to provide the individual with an explanation, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions. Please notify HDMZ of your wishes by contacting HDMZ by telephone at 312-506-5200 or by email at Alternatively, letters may be sent to the following address:

Attn: Legal 
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60601

All communications to HDMZ should include the sender’s name and contact information (such as email address, phone number or mailing address), and a detailed explanation of the request. In addition, communications related to HDMZ Websites should include, as applicable, the email address used for registration and the HDMZ Website address on which Personal Information was provided (e.g., Email requests to delete, amend, or correct Personal Information should include "Deletion Request" or "Amendment/Correction Request", as applicable, in the subject line of the email. HDMZ will endeavor to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner, and in any case, within any time limits prescribed by applicable local law. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us as noted above.


HDMZ will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the principles contained in this Website Privacy Statement. For complaints or disputes which cannot be resolved between HDMZ and the complainant, HDMZ has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of TRUSTe.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at

Changes to this Website Privacy Statement

HDMZ reserves the right to amend this Website Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes, and HDMZ's business practices, subject to applicable laws. If HDMZ changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Website Privacy Statement will reflect those changes. HDMZ will provide notice of such changes by updating the effective date listed on this Website Privacy Statement. Your continued interaction with HDMZ, in the activities covered above, will be subject to the then-current Website Privacy Statement.

Last Updated: December 7, 2018