Privacy Policy

Effective: 03/17/2009
Last Updated: 03/17/2009

Hines Interests Limited Partnership is sensitive to the confidentiality of your personal information and has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate Hines’ commitment to on-line privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all information you provide to Hines, or Hines obtains from you, through Hines Web site.

Hines has operations in several countries and has its headquarters at Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77056-6118, USA. You can contact Hines by e-mailing us at

Information Collection

Hines collects information about the visitors to its Web site. For example, when you visit Hines’ Web site, Hines may collect your domain name and IP address, your browser version, the URL from which you arrived at the Web site, and the URL to which you go upon leaving the site, as well as the pages you visit while viewing the Web site. IP addresses are numbers that are automatically assigned to your computer, and, if associated with other individually identifiable information, could be considered personal information.

Hines uses your IP Address to help diagnose problems with its server, and to administer and improve Hines’ Web site. Your IP Address is also used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information, some of which Hines might share with affiliates and third parties. Hines also uses your IP address to keep track of the information you have seen on Hines’ Web site.

Hines may also use “cookies” as part of its interaction with your browser. Cookies consist of files of information that a Web site transfers to a site visitor’s hard drive to track site and user activity. Cookies can make your use of Hines Web site more pleasing and efficient by, for example, “personalizing” your user interface or identifying which parts of the Web site you have previously visited. Cookies have not been known to harm your computer in any way. Many Web sites use cookies, however, many browsers enable you to refuse cookies or to determine if and how cookies will be accepted by your hard drive. If you stop or restrict placement of cookies, you may still use the Hines Web site. Hines may also use third party providers to provide cookie-related services to Hines.

Additional Information You Provide Voluntarily

If you choose to submit any personal information on any page of the Hines Web site by completing requests for information or any form (for example, providing your name, company name, street or e-mail address or your telephone number or submitting your resume online or signing up for e-mail updates and alerts, Hines may collect, retain, use and share that information in aggregated or unaggregated form. Hines may use your personal information to respond to your queries, to send you e-mail alerts and updates or other marketing information about employment, various properties, projects or opportunities, or related information.

Hines may use the information you provide to provide you with information about Hines and about Hines’ projects and services, as well as the projects and services of others. Moreover, Hines may share your information among Hines’ affiliates and with third parties that Hines believes may provide services of interest to you. Also, Hines may from time to time transfer information to third parties who analyze such information on behalf of Hines. Some of these companies and some of Hines’ affiliates may reside in countries other than your own. As a result, your personal information may be transferred out of the country in which you reside. Please note that Hines is headquartered in the United States of America and that, to the extent you submit any information from outside the United States, by submitting such information you agree to it being transferred to the United States of America.

Hines may also use information it collects in aggregated form to monitor Web site performance, use of features and traffic patterns, and browser version.

Where you submit data to Hines, you consent to the processing of that data for the above purposes.

Hines trains its employees about the importance of privacy. It is Hines’ policy to give access to your information only to those of its employees, other representatives and third parties who require it to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs on behalf of Hines.

There may be circumstances in which we are required by applicable law to disclose information about you and your use of Hines’ Web site.

You May Request That Hines Limit Its Use of Your Information; You May Also Update Your Information

If you do not wish to receive communications from Hines regarding offers or other third party products and services, you may opt out of receiving such communications by e-mailing or writing to Hines as provided in the “More Information” section below; or in the event that you receive an e-mail from Hines regarding such matters, you may simply reply to the e-mail in question and request that you receive no further correspondence from Hines regarding such matters. You may also follow this procedure to change or update information you have previously provided to Hines at any time.

Security Measures

Hines makes access to your personally-identifiable information subject to certain security measures, including technological controls such as “firewalls” and other security technologies, in accordance with industry standards. When the use of Hines’ Web site involves the transmission of confidential information, Hines uses 40-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to establish a secure connection between your personal computer and Hines’ server. SSL allows the transmission of encrypted information from your personal computer to Hines’ server and back again, and is an industry standard for Internet platform security. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Hines strives to protect your personal information, Hines cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to Hines.

Disclaimer of Responsibility For Privacy Policy And Content At Linked Sites

Hines Web site may provide you with links to other Web sites. This policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to third parties, such as through other sites linked to Hines’ Web site. Hines is not responsible for those sites and cannot control the content of what is offered on those sites, or on links from those sites, or the privacy policy or data security, if any, of those sites.

Terms of Use

Please take the time to read our Terms, including the limitations on damages and application of the law of the state of Texas. These terms govern our interactions as a legal contract, and we welcome and encourage the time you spend becoming familiar with these legal terms as much as we welcome the time you spend on our Web site and your support of Hines.

This is Not a Children's Website

This Web site is not directed to children. Hines does not knowingly solicit data from children, and Hines does not knowingly market to children.

Who We Are

When we say “we” or “us” or “Hines” in this Privacy Policy, we mean Hines Interests Limited Partnership, our affiliates, and those agents we use to provide services on our behalf.

Changes in Privacy Policy and Practices

By using Hines’ Web site, you consent to and accept this Privacy Policy, including use and disclosure of your information as provided herein. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the Web site, and we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy periodically, without providing individual notice, by updating this Privacy Policy. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Web site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of the Web site after such revisions have been made will constitute your full acceptance of such revised terms and conditions. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date listed at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.

More Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to contact Hines in connection with any information contained in this Privacy Policy, regardless of which country you may be writing from, please write to:

Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Williams Tower
2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas 77056-6118