Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 14, 2002.

Hastings Entertainment Inc. created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of Hastings Entertainment Inc. and the Hastings Entertainment Inc. web site at (the “Site”).


Collection and Use of Personal Information
Hastings Entertainment Inc. owns and operates this Site. Hastings Entertainment Inc. does not collect personal information about you except when you provide it to Hastings Entertainment Inc. on a voluntary basis. Personal information is collected from you at this Site when you complete a survey, request to be notified or request information, products or services. The personal information collected by Hastings Entertainment Inc. includes your name, address, e-mail address, profile data and other demographic information (including your postal code, age, sex or income level). Your contact information is used to contact you when necessary. For example, if you have won a prize associated with one of Hastings Entertainment Inc. surveys. It is also used to identify what future products or services you may require. All information remains within Hastings Entertainment Inc. and is not sold to other companies.

From time to time, Hastings Entertainment Inc. may run contests on this Site in which participants are asked for contact information (such as their e-mail address) and demographic information (such as their postal code, age, sex or income level). If you participate in any of the Hastings Entertainment Inc. contests, your contact information will be used to contact you in connection with the contest.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
This information may be shared with advertisers of Hastings Entertainment Inc. on an aggregate basis to provide a snapshot of the people who visit this Site.

A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your system or impair its functioning in any way. Hastings Entertainment Inc. uses cookies to tailor your experience at this Site, to show you content that you might be interested in, and to display the content according to your preferences. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to allow your browser to show you when a cookie is sent.

This Site contains links to other web sites. You understand and agree that your use of such third party web sites will be governed by the privacy policies of those web sites and not by this Privacy Policy. Hastings Entertainment Inc. is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Public Forums
This Site sometimes makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas will be public information and will not be considered personal information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information to such areas.

Hastings Entertainment Inc. will maintain security measures in place in order to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control all data is kept on secure database servers kept separately from the web servers, which are all behind a firewall with very restrictive access. Employees of Hastings Entertainment Inc. do not have tunnel (VPN) or any access directly to these data stores. All data entry is done via a secure interface that provides no export facility. Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other various networking communication mediums are not secure, unless explicitly specified as such, and may be subject to interception or loss which is beyond the control of Hastings Entertainment Inc. Also be advised that the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and Hastings Entertainment Inc. through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Hastings Entertainment Inc. will not monitor, edit or deliberately disclose the contents of your private communications or files unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law, comply with any legal process or protect and defend the rights or property of Hastings Entertainment Inc.

Children’s Guidelines 
This Site is not intended for children. Hastings Entertainment Inc. will not knowingly collect information from children.

Changes to Policy
Hastings Entertainment Inc. shall periodically review the appropriateness of this Policy and shall make, at its sole discretion, such changes or modifications as may be necessary.

Access to Information
If you desire access to your own personal information, to correct existing personal information, or to remove your personal information, please contact us using the contact information provided below. If you request removal or deletion of your personal information, you acknowledge that residual information may continue to reside in Hastings Entertainment Inc.’s records and back-ups.

Contacting us about this Web Site
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact our webmaster.