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Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?


C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Unlikely they will notify users should any government agency request information, as investigations tend to require secrecy to a certain point...


We always knew that user data was available and subject to court order.

My comment was that the Subscriber Agreement that exists between Hughes and its customers constitutes a 'contract'. It currently is Hughes policy to not share user data. If that 'contract' is changed or amended then hopefully users will be made aware of the change so that users can take what they feel are the required steps.

 

Associate Professor

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?


Gwalk900 wrote:

C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Unlikely they will notify users should any government agency request information, as investigations tend to require secrecy to a certain point...


We always knew that user data was available and subject to court order.

My comment was that the Subscriber Agreement that exists between Hughes and its customers constitutes a 'contract'. It currently is Hughes policy to not share user data. If that 'contract' is changed or amended then hopefully users will be made aware of the change so that users can take what they feel are the required steps.

 


I was responding to "I would hope other requests for our history say from the NSA, or other authorities, we also should be notified." from maratside.  

Associate Professor

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?

"I was responding to "I would hope other requests for our history say from the NSA, or other authorities, we also should be notified." from maratside.  "

 

That wasn't my comment, though.   This conversation is getting so meta. LOL

Associate Professor
Associate Professor

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?


C0RR0SIVE wrote:

I was tired when I posted that... SOMEONE SOMEWHERE DID THOUGH LOL

 


Smiley LOLSmiley LOL

New Poster

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?

Now that Trump has signed the permission, Lori, does this answer still stand?  I ask because I've seen a huge increase in my junk email this week.  I received this response from Hughesnet when I questioned them:

 

As you’ve correctly indicated, the HughesNet Subscriber Privacy Policy provides that Hughes will not rent, sell or share a subscriber’s Personal Information with third parties, except as may be otherwise allowed by the Policy.   Please note that Hughes considers a subscriber’s browsing history to be part of his or her Personal Information.  Consequently, we would afford the same protections to a subscriber’s browsing history as we would to any other Personal Information, such as addresses, credit card or bank account numbers, email addresses, etc.  

I would hope that the Privacy Policy will be updated to include this information if it is official.

sod
New Member

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?

I've never used the Hughes for email but theres hundreds of trash mail in it when I check my account ???

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Sophomore

Re: Does Hughes Sell Browsing Data ?


Lori wrote:

Good Afternoon, 

Hughes does not rent, sell, or share your Personal Information, including your browsing history, with third parties. You can view our full privacy policy here (http://legal.hughesnet.com/SubscriberPolicies.cfm). 

 

Thank you, 

Lori 

 

Take note, the above statement states that they do not sell information, but does not state that they will not do so in the future. Reading through the link also turns up some interesting statements that I have highlighted below..


"Hughes is committed to protecting the privacy of its subscribers. This Privacy Policy governs only Hughes’ treatment of information about subscribers to Hughes’ HughesNet service. By applying for or continuing to use the Service, you agree to the terms of this Policy, as modified from time to time. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any goods or services controlled by third parties, even if those third parties are partners of Hughes."

"Hughes reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time. In the event of any material changes to the Privacy Policy, Hughes will provide notice over the Service that the Privacy Policy is being modified, and invite you to review the modified Privacy Policy at this Website. Your continued use of the Service after such notice constitutes your acceptance of the changes. You should visit this page to review the current Privacy Policy on a regular basis. The date of the last update will be posted at the end of this Privacy Policy for your convenience."

Additional Information Disclosures

Hughes may also use or disclose information about you, including your Personal Information, under the following circumstances:

– To enforce our Subscriber Agreement, Terms of Service, and/or other legal agreements;
– To outsource any of the tasks referenced in this Privacy Policy (e.g., billing, responding to inquiries);
– In response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process;
– To establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
– To credit reporting agencies for reporting purposes or to obtain credit review services;*
– To a company controlled by, or under common control with, Hughes for any purpose permitted by this Privacy Policy;
– When Hughes believes such use or disclosure is (1) necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or (2) required by law;
In the future, we may sell some or all of our assets or reorganize our corporate structure. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. In the event of a sale or reorganization of our assets, including our database, customer information may be transferred.