Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

This is the website Privacy Notice for Hollingsworth & Vose Company and its affiliates (“H&V”), with headquarters at 112 Washington Street, East Walpole, Massachusetts 02032.  This Privacy Notice was last updated in May 25, 2018. 

H&V understands that your privacy is important and we are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information you provide or that may be collected as you access and use our website. This Notice describes the privacy practices that apply to personal information we collect through the website and to personal information you provide to H&V through the website.

H&V may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Notice from time to time. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. By browsing or otherwise using our website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Notice.

Personal Information

For the purpose of this Privacy Notice, Personal Information means information and data that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you. Examples of Personal Information include name, address, telephone number and email address.

Information We Collect

The types of Personal Information covered by this Privacy Notice include information you provide to us and information that we collect automatically when you use the website. For example, we collect Personal Information when you use the “Contact US” functionality on the website or if you apply for a job through the website. When you use the website, we collect usage and device information automatically. For example, this may include the IP address of your computer or other device, the domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, pages accessed and whether you are a first time or returning user.


Our website uses cookies to improve the site for return visitors. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required to enable you to move around our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. 

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our site.

Google Analytics

For site analytics tracking, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics collects information about use of this site and provides reports to us so that we can improve the site. Google Analytics collects only the IP addresses used when you visit the site. We do not combine the information collected through Google Analytics with other Personal Information. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Analytics. 

How We Use Personal Information

H&V uses and processes your Personal Information for the following purposes:

•To offer goods and services to you in a personalized way.

•To maintain customer and supplier relationships.

•On the basis of your consent.  For example, if you have used the site to apply for employment, you are consenting to our use of your Personal Information in the employment application process or to consider you for future employment opportunities.  If you provide Personal Information by using the Contact Us functionality on the site, you are consenting to our use of your Personal Information to respond to your inquiry and to send you marketing and advertising communications about our goods and services.

•To keep you informed about our products and services.

•Developing and improving our products and services.

•To improve our site content and navigation.

•For other legitimate business purposes, such as to consider an application for employment made through the site.

•To comply with a legal obligation.

We will not sell or rent your Personal Information.

Transfers of Personal Information

We may share your Personal Information to further legitimate business purposes or to comply with legal obligations. When we share Personal Data in this way, we will do so in accordance with applicable law. 

These transfers may include:

•Our affiliated companies located around the world to pursue or maintain business relationships.

•Parties who enable us to deliver advertising and marketing communications.

•Third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help us run some of our internal business operations, such as IT services, who have a need to access the information in connection with the services.

•To comply with a legal obligation or demand.

If your Personal Data is transferred outside of the country in which it was collected, we will, when required by applicable law, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected. By using the site or transmitting Personal Information through this site, you consent to such international transfer of such information. 

Data Protection Rights

For residents of the European Economic Area, data protection law provides certain rights regarding their Personal Information, including the right to access, rectify, erase, transport and object to, or restrict the processing of, their Personal Information. These rights may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. These individuals may also have the right to make a complaint with the relevant data protection authority if they believe their Personal Data is not being processed in accordance with applicable data protection law. If you believe such data protection rights apply to your Personal Information, and you would like to exercise any of those rights, please write toprivacy@hovo.com.  Please note that we will need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.


This website is not intended for children under the age of 13.

Links to Other Web Sites

This website may contain links to other web sites not operated by H&V. H&V is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-H&V website to which there is a link on this site.


H&V maintains appropriate organizational and technical measures designed to protect your Personal Information collected through the site. However, no security procedures or protocols can guarantee that your Personal Information will not become accessible to unauthorized person. We encourage you to use caution when disclosing Personal Information through the site.