Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Hawaii Finishing Alliance (HFA) website and reviewing its privacy notice. This notice addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the public areas of the HFA website. This notice covers the following topics: personal information, cookies, security, and disclaimer and contact information.

Information Collected and How it is Used
We may collect some information about your visit to our website. This information may include:

  • The Internet Protocol Address and domain name. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer.
  • The type of browser you used;
  • The date and time that you visited this site; and,
  • The Web pages or services you accessed at this site.

The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.
If during your visit to our site you send an email to us, the following information will be collected.

  • The email address you used in sending the email; and,
  • The contents of the email

We use your email or phone number to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. We do not share your email address or other submitted contact information with any other entity for the purpose of marketing, sales or information gathering. We are opposed to the use and propagation of spam and phishing type email.

Personal Information
Personally identifiable information on casual visitors is not collected and retained. Visitors do not have to provide personal information to visit the HFA website however visitors may be required to complete and submit business and/or personal contact information as a prerequisite to access, read, download or print materials or information that are a part of HFA's website or HFA copyright protected material.
"Personal Information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number or email address.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use any other public access features of our website.
We do not seek to gather any information from children.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult.

To better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our website.
Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. Our services are provided in such a way that the use of cookies is not mandatory.

Security, as developer and manager of the HFA website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

The HFA website has links to other websites. These may include links to sites operated by government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. We currently do not utilize any frame environment web pages. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.
Neither the HFA, nor any employee or officer of the HFA warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information
To offer comments about this website, or about information presented in this Privacy Notice, you can contact our office:
By Telephone: 808-864-2630
By Mail:
Hawaii Finishing Alliance
970 North Kalaheo Avenue, Ste, A-217
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Last Updated 03/30/12

Website Information
HFA utilizes formatting, styles, cascading style sheets, coding, graphic formats, and several scripting languages that are tested on several browser types at various transmission speeds. HFA does not offer any alternate versions of the HFA website. HFA utilizes a privacy policy in its construction and ongoing management of the HFA website. Please review the HFA Privacy Policy (above) for more information about security and your information privacy.
It is widely understood that there are many variables out of our immediate control that impact the usability and access to areas of the website. These variables include operating system, processing language, internet connection and its configuration, browser settings, script blocking software and scripts, virus software, readers, plug ins, language, and patches.
We recommend the use of a newer version browser with Macromedia Flash® plug in and Adobe Acrobat® Reader. Javascript should be allowed. For best use of site, a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or more should be used. Some sections and pages of the HFA website require acceptance of 'cookies' by your browser. We are unable to provide computer or software technical advice or recommendations.
Last Updated 03/30/12