Thank you for visiting a Horizon website. The following is a description of how we collect, store, and use the personal information you provide us
through any of the websites operated by Horizon.
privacy practices, please review the following details.
Our Website and Information Collected Online
the Horizon Websites, but do not apply to information that may be collected by Horizon off-line.
including websites that are operated by our parent or affiliate companies or that are not otherwise a part of
the Horizon family of websites (collectively, “third party sites”).
information to that site. We are not responsible, and disclaim any liability for the independent practices or content
of any third party site.
Special Note to Non-U.S. Visitors
consistent with the laws and regulations of your home country. Any information that you provide to Horizon will be
to this Site to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used. Your continued use of
this Website signifies your acceptance of these changes.
What Types of Information Do We Collect?
To simply browse our Website, we do not ask you to provide any information. However, if you wish to participate in some
of the features and services, we may ask you to provide certain personal and/or demographic information. Personal information (as used
include, for example, your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number (“personally identifiable information”) as well as other
non-personally identifiable information or demographic information such as your date of birth, age, gender, habits or preferences when
such information is tied to your personally identifiable information (collectively, “personal information”).
Personal information is only collected with your knowledge (i.e., if you voluntarily provide it to us through one of the
many online forms available on the Horizon Website) and will usually take the form of:
- Registration or sign-up
- Sign up for a newsletter that is specific to an event, product, or website and
that is not included under general website registration;
- Sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions;
- Surveys and polls;
- Message boards and other interactive activities;
- Purchasing a Horizon product through our online shopping system;
- E-cards, tell-a-friend, or other one-time use features;
- Feedback, questions, or comments through one of our Contact or “Ask the Expert”
- Information submitted in a business capacity (e.g., resumes, media requests,
- Any other request that requires the submission of personal information (e.g.,
Consumer Panel, Product Request, “Where to Buy,” etc.)
Note: depending on the Horizon site that you are visiting, some or many of the activities listed above may not be available.
The types and amount of information collected for the features listed above will vary depending on the activity. The requested
personal information may include: first and last name, email address, home address (including city and state), telephone number (work or home), and
(for those purchasing products online) credit card information. For some activities, you may be asked to create a username and/or password and/or to
provide additional, demographic information, including: (i) your age or date of birth, (ii) gender, (iii) frequency of use, purchase, and consumption
of certain Horizon products and/or other similar products, (iv) facts about your business, and/or, (v) other information relevant to the Horizon product
you’ve purchased or the specific Site which you are visiting.
If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information
with your personal information. Combining data allows us to customize the notices we send you and the content we provide you according to your interests
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
Generally, all information collected is used for the purpose for which the information was collected or as otherwise identified at the point of
is used to offer you the benefits and privileges that typically come along with registration. This may include access to and use of exclusive or personalized
content or activities on the Horizon Websites (e.g., message boards, upload features, personalized recipe boxes, etc.), participation in special events and
promotions (contests, sweepstakes, coupons, etc.), and the ability to receive the communications or marketing material you select at the time of registration
or that automatically come with your registration. Similarly, if you contact us via an online contact form or through one of our Ask the Expert features, your
information is used to respond to your inquiry or comment, and in some instances, post the answers to your question in anonymous form on the relevant Website.
And, of course, any credit card information you provide us is used to fulfill and process your online purchases.
When registering or providing information on our Sites, you may also be given the option (through a check box or otherwise) to have your information
used for an activity or service different from the primary activity or service that you are requesting. For example, if you are signing up for a contest or other
promotion, you may also be able to sign up for newsletters or alerts from the Site hosting the promotion or from other Horizon Sites or products. If you choose to
receive these additional services, Horizon will use your information to provide them to you.
Newsletters and Email
If you provide us your email address and/or mailing address (whether as part of our general website registration or for a specific newsletter or
communication), the contact information you provide will be used to send you the specific newsletter, communication, or literature requested. In addition, you may
receive communications introducing you to other Horizon brands or Websites. These materials may come in the form of regular mail or email, depending on the Site you
register on and the information you provide during registration.
We may also use your email address to send you transactional or administrative communications (e.g., confirmation email when you purchase a product
online or when you sign up for, or unsubscribe from, a specific registration or activity), as well as certain service-related announcements (e.g., notices about updates
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
To enter an online sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion (collectively, “Promotions”), you may be required to first register on a Horizon Website.
The information collected as part of a Promotion is used to determine your eligibility, notify you whether you are a winner, and/or fulfill and deliver prizes. If you are
a winner, certain information about you (such as your name and picture) may get posted to the Website.
For more information about Horizon Promotions, please see the official rules or details posted with the specific Promotion.
Message boards and other interactive features
We may provide interactive features that allow you to post or publish messages, stories or pictures on our Websites. Although we strive to protect those
who use and participate in these activities, we encourage you to be wary of giving out personal information or images about yourself in public areas such as on a message
board or other online community-type feature. Such information can be collected and used by people you don't know. As such, we cannot guarantee the security and privacy of,
and are not responsible for, any information you post in these areas. Your use of these features is at your own risk.
Please note that if we choose to post a picture or message that you provide us through one of these features, we may post, along with the picture or message,
certain non-personal information about you, such as your username, first name, first initial of your last name, and/or city and state of residence.
Purchasing Horizon products online
Some of our Sites may allow you to purchase Horizon products through an online shopping system operated by Horizon or by a vendor on our behalf while certain
products may only be available through third-party retailers. Horizon provides links to unaffiliated third party sites that sell Horizon products. If you are purchasing a product
through the Horizon online shopping system, you will be asked to provide your credit card information, including credit card number and billing and shipping addresses, as well as
other basic contact information (e.g., phone, email address). This information is used to fulfill your purchase and confirm your order.
If the online store you are visiting is operated by an unaffiliated third party, we may provide you a direct link to the third party store for your convenience.
products online and we will strive to work with online retailers who (like ourselves) use industry-standard encryption when collecting and processing orders through their websites.
you are visiting before sharing any personal information such as your credit card number.
E-cards, tell-a-friend, and other one-time use features
Personal information requested for an e-card, tell-a-friend or other referral feature, or other one-time use features (typically, names and email addresses) is
used on a one-time basis (e.g., to send the communication) and is not further retained by Horizon. If these kinds of features are made available to children under 13, they may be
designed so that prior parental consent is not required.
Please be advised that in some areas of our Websites, you may be able to submit information about yourself or the company you represent in a business capacity.
These areas may include a career section where you can submit a resume or job application online or a section or contact form to handle media requests. Although any personal information
gathered in this context is used exclusively for its intended purpose (e.g., a resume will be used for the job application process only), such information is not otherwise subject to
What Happens If You Refuse to Provide Your Personal Information?
If you choose not to submit any personal information when requested, you may not be able to participate in certain activities and personalized features on our Websites
and may limit the services and special offers we can provide you. For example, if you refuse to share your email address, you will not be able to receive any of our newsletters or otherwise
register on our Websites. If you refuse to provide your credit card number, you will not be able to purchase products. However, to simply browse our Websites and learn more about our products,
you do not need to give us any personal information.
Storage of cookies on your system provides an easy and convenient way for us to personalize or enhance your experience on our Websites and to make your next visit more enjoyable.
We may keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to (among other things): (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security, (iii) restrict
access to our Sites to certain users, and, (iv) better understand how our Sites are utilized. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer
every time you log on to the Internet.
We (or a vendor on our behalf) may collect information in the form of logs - files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users' browsing habits. These
entries are generated anonymously, and help us gather (among other things) (i) a user’s browser type and operating system, (ii) information about a user’s session (such as the URL they came
from, the date and time they visited our Site, and which pages they've viewed on our site and for how long), and, (iii) other similar navigational or click-stream data. We also use information
captured in log file for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve and customize the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and
are not associated with any particular user.
We may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on our Websites or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. Web beacons (also known as “web bugs”) are small strings of code
that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data back to us. The information collected via web beacons may
include some of the information described in the IP Address section directly above, as well as information about how a user responds to an email campaign from Horizon (e.g., the time the
email is opened, where does the user link to from the email, etc.). We use web beacon information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique
visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalization.
Who Is Collecting Your Personal Information and is it Shared With Anyone?
The information that you disclose on the Horizon Websites is collected by Horizon or by a vendor acting on its behalf; and is used in accordance with the practices set forth
above. The following provides more specific information about how and to whom we may disclose your information.
Agents and Contractors
We may use outside companies, agents, or contractors (“vendors”) to provide support for the internal operations of our Websites and to assist us with administering the Horizon
online shopping system or the various programs and promotions available on our Sites. In the course of doing so, these vendors may come into contact with your personal information. However, we only
give them access to (or allow them to collect on our behalf) the information they need in order to perform the specific tasks they’ve been hired to do. They have also agreed to protect the confidentiality
and security of this information.
Partners and Joint Promotions
From time to time, we may run a joint or co-sponsored program or promotion on our Websites with another company, organization, or other reputable third party; and, as part of this event,
collect and process personal information. If your personal information is being collected by (or is shared with) a company other than Horizon as part of such promotion, we will let you know this at the
time your information is collected. Periodically, we may run a promotion on our Site that features the products or services of another company and will give you the opportunity to opt in to receive
information directly from that third party company.
information, as we cannot guarantee they adhere to the same privacy practices. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a company other than Horizon, you can always
choose not to opt in or participate in these events at the time the information is collected/requested.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have the right to request and receive certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing
purposes, and your choices with respect to such disclosures. However, our policy is not to share your personal information with third parties unless you first opt-in to such disclosure or are first given the
contact information provided below.
Legal and Business Transfers
We may also disclose personally identifiable information if we are required to do so by law, or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal
processes, to respond to any claims, or to protect the safety or rights of Horizon, its customers, or the public.
In the event of a merger or acquisition of all or part of or Horizon by another company, or in the event that Horizon were to sell or dispose of all or a part of the Horizon business, the
acquirer would have access to the information maintained by that Horizon business, which could include personal information, subject to applicable law. Similarly, personal information may be transferred as
part of a corporate reorganization, insolvency proceeding, or other similar event, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
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