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Privacy Policy

Hill Management Group, LLC (the Werx Brands)
Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

Last Updated January 2, 2023


Hill Management Group, LLC (the Werx Brands) understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our Sites and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.

This Policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using our Sites immediately.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation 

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:  


means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our Sites;


means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Sites when you visit certain parts of our Sites and/or when you use certain features of our Site. Details of the Cookies used by our Sites are set out in section 12, below;

“our Site”

means this website,,,,,

“EU Cookie Law”

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and


means Hill Management Group, LLC (the Werx Brands) a not-for-profit event registered in the United States, whose registered address is 1 E. Erie Street, Suite 525, POB 2036, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA..

  1. Information About Us
    1. Our Sites,,,,,,,, (collectively, “Sites”) are operated by Hill Management Group, LLC
    2. our data protection officer can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  1. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our Sites. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from our Sites (whether we provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

  1. What Data Do We Collect?

Some data will be collected automatically by our Sites, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to us using it for the purposes set out in section 5, for example, when signing up for an Account. Depending upon your use of our Site, we may collect some or all of the following data:

  1. Name;
  2.  business/company name
  3.  contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  4. demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
  5. firmographic information such as company name, roles, location;
  6.  IP address (automatically collected);
  7. web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  8. log data
  9. device information
  10. operating system (automatically collected);
  11. third party data such as which IP addresses correspond to zip codes or specific data such as how well an online marketing or email campaign performed
  12. content interest data, such as which content was accessed, devices used to listen to/watch content and dates/times of access;
  13. a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our Site, and the Sites you exit to (automatically collected);
  1. How Do We Use Your Data?
    1. All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). For more details on security see section 6, below.
    2. We use your data to provide the best possible responsible to you. This includes:
      1. Providing and managing your access to our Sites;
      2. Personalizing and tailoring your experience on our Sites;
      3. Supplying our services to you;
      4. Personalizing and tailoring our products and services for you;
      5. Responding to communications from you;
      6. Supplying you with email e.g. newsletters, alerts etc. that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time.
      7. Market research;
      8. Analyzing your use of our Sites and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our Sites and your user experience;
      9. To analyze, manage, update, and secure our systems.
      10. 8. For billing, account management, and other administrative matters. We do not ever store credit card or ACH data on our own servers. All customer payment data is collected/stored/processed through Quickbooks, HubSpot, Paypal, or Stripe.
    3. In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and we will be limited in the products and services we can provide you without your consent for us to be able to use such data.
    4. With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email AND/OR telephone AND/OR text message AND/OR post with information, news and offers on our conference and related activities. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
    5. Under GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights.  We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:
      1. you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;
      2. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;
      3. processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are  subject;
      4. processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;
      5. processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or
      6. processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
  1. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
    1. We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.  In any event, we will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your data. Your data will be deleted if we no longer need it in accordance with the terms of our Data Retention Policy. our Data Retention Policies are: 
    2.  Your data will be stored within the United States. 
  1. Data security is of great importance to us, and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Site.
  2. Steps we take to secure and protect your data include: 
    1. Storing data only on highly secured servers
    2. Using multi-factor authentication to access all databases where your data may be stored.
    3. Using military encryption storage for all passwords accessing databases where your data may be stored.
  3. Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.
  1. Do We Share Your Data?
  1. No.
  2. In certain circumstances we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal information, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.
  1. What Happens If our Business Changes Hands?
    1. We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by us.
    2. In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. 
  2. How Can You Control Your Data?
    1. When you submit information via our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and at the point of providing your details AND/OR by managing your Account).
  3. Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to Withdraw Information After You Have Given it
    1. You may access certain areas of our Sites without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our Sites you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
    2. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. 
    3. You may withdraw your consent for us to use your personal data as set out in section in 5 at any time by contacting us using the details set out in section 15, and we will delete Your data from our systems.  However, you acknowledge this may limit our ability to provide the best possible services to you.
  1. How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Please contact us for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or using the contact details below in section 14. 

  1. What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
    1. Our Sites may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our Sites and to provide and improve our services. For more details, please refer to section 5, above, and to section 12.6 below. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
    2. All Cookies used by and on our Sites are used in accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law.
    3. Certain features of our Sites depend on Cookies to function. EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 12.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 12.10, but please be aware that our Sites may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

and the following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

  1. our Sites uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyze usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use our Sites. This, in turn, enables us to improve our Sites and the services offered through them. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Site, it does enable us to continually improve our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
  2. The analytics service(s) used by our Sites use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit our Sites and it may not be possible for us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below in section 12.10.
  3. The analytics service(s) used by our Sites use(s) the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie


Data Stored





A random unique string of letters and numbers.

A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the webSites. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the webSites. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

When you close your browser.


Javascript Check

A binary value of 1 (true) or 0 (false)

This cookie helps the webSites understand if the browser javascript functionality is enabled or not, so as to proceed accordingly.

When you close your web browser.


Google reCaptcha

Unique ID

Unique ID used to remember preference and also sometimes to customize ads

Varies. But the average is 6 months.

  1. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
  2. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access our Sites more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
  3. It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.


  1. Cookies

our Sites may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our Sites and to provide and improve our products and services.  By using our Sites you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. We use third party Cookies on our Sites for Insert description of use of third party cookies, e.g. advertising services.  In addition, our Sites uses analytics services provided by Insert name of analytics service provider(s), which also use Cookies. WebSites analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use our Site. For more details, please refer to our Cookie Policy Insert Link.

  1. Summary of Your Rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have:

  1. the right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by Us; 
  2. the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
  3. be informed of what data processing is taking place;
  4. the right to restrict processing;
  5. the right to data portability;
  6. object to processing of your personal data;
  7. rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling (see section 14 below).

To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about our Sites or this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details set out in section 15 below.

  1. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

14.1   In the event that we use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on You, You have the right to challenge to such decisions under GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from us.

 14.2 The right described in section 14.1 does not apply in the following circumstances:

  1. The decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between the You and Us;
  2. The decision is authorised by law; or
  3. You have given you explicit consent.
  1. Where we use your personal data for profiling purposes, the following shall apply:
  1. Clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and the likely consequences;
  2. Appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;
  3. Technical and organisational measures necessary to minimise the risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easily corrected shall be implemented; and
  4. All personal data processed for profiling purposes shall be secured in order to prevent discriminatory effects arising out of profiling.

14.5 We currently profile your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. To analyse and understand onSites behaviour in order to improve navigation and content offerings.
  2. To analyse and understand demographic profiles in order to improve outreach.
  1. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our Sites or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by telephone on 312.239.8820, or by post at 1 E. Erie Street, Suite 525, POB 2036, Chicago IL, USA. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you (as under section 11, above).

  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on our Sites and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our Sites following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.