Privacy Policy

This website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by The Hester Group (“HG”). This privacy policy sets forth our privacy practices and policies in connection with the information we collect through this Site. If you do not agree with any of the terms of this privacy policy, please refrain from using this Site.

I. How do we gather information through the Site and how do we use that information?

A. Personal Information You Provide. We obtain personally identifiable information about you through our Site only when you elect to transmit such information to us.  If you opt to make such a request, you will be asked for your name, email address, and other personally identifying information. In addition, the “Careers” section of the Site solicits applications for employment with HG, and responding to such a request would include personally identifiable information about you. Finally, we may also obtain personally identifiable information about you when you transmit such information to us via email through the Site.

We will use all of this information for the purposes for which it was provided. Specifically, information provided in an application for employment will be used in connection with your actual or possible work placement as well as our assessment of your prospects and suitability; and your email address is used to correspond with you in response to an email that you send to us through the Site.
We may store all of this information indefinitely.

B. Aggregated Data. Our website employs browser cookies and other technologies to collect non-personal information about users, such as their IP address, types of browsers used to access the Site, navigational patterns, and other similar information. This data is collected for the purpose of tracking aggregated usage patterns of our Site. Visitors may set their browser to reject cookies; however, this may affect some functions of our Site. We may store this aggregated data indefinitely.

II. What security measures does HG use to protect personal information collected?

We use physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to assist us with endeavoring to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and maintaining data accuracy on our systems. While no security measure can guarantee against compromise, our security measures are periodically reviewed and updated in an effort to provide appropriate security for all the information stored by HG.

III. Will information collected by HG through the Site be disclosed to third parties?

A. Personal Information You Provide. We may disclose to unaffiliated third parties without your consent information about you that we receive through the Site, to enable such third parties to perform functions on our behalf in making available the Site.

Information that you submit to us in connection with an application for employment may be disclosed to third parties to check references, verify your application information, conduct security and other background checks, and assess your application in accordance with applicable law.

B. Aggregated Data. We also may share with our business partners and other third parties the aggregated data that we collect regarding usage patterns on the Site.

C. Other Notes.

We will comply with any subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes for any of the information about you in our possession, and we may use such information to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.
Information about you in our possession may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which your personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. HG does not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all of the terms of this privacy policy.

IV. Consent to Transfer.

If you access the Site outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States and maintained indefinitely. By allowing HG to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.

V. External Links.

Other companies or organizations may have links to their websites on this Site. HG is not responsible for how these other companies or organizations collect, use, disclose, or secure the information that you provide to them. If you choose to access a third party website that is linked to this Site, you do so subject to the terms and conditions (including any privacy policy) associated with such website.

VI. Children.

We do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years old, and no part of the Site is directed to persons under 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THIS SITE. If we learn that personally identifiable information of anyone under 13 years old has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then HG will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

VII. Disputes.

Your use of this Site and any privacy-related or other disputes arising from such use are subject to this privacy policy as well as our Website Terms of Use and all of its provisions, including limitation on damages and choice of law.

VIII. Changes.

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time, with any such changes taking effect prospectively. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this privacy policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy.

IX. Questions.

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please send an email message to

Cookies policy


1.1    Our website uses cookies.

1.2    Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of

[our website and services], we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

About cookies

2.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2    Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. Cookies that we use

4.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    [authentication – we use cookies [to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website].

(b)    [status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website]

(c)    [security – we use cookies [as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally]

  1. Cookies used by our service providers

5.1    Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

5.2    We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: