Terms & Policy



Terms of Use


Information about Us. Hines Interests Limited Partnership has operations in several countries and has its headquarters at Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77056-6118, USA. Hines maintains and operates this Website for your information, education, communication and entertainment.

If you have any questions, complaints or comments regarding this Website, you may contact us at corpcomm@hines.com.

Authorized Use
We invite you to use the Hines Website solely for your personal, informational, communication, educational and entertainment use, but we must insist that you do not use the Website for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose other than your relationship with Hines. We also must insist that you refrain from using any robots, spiders, or other automatic devices to monitor or copy our website content or otherwise attempt to interfere with the intended and efficient functioning of our Website.

You agree that in using the website you will not use the Website in anyway that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal activity.

You agree to comply with the restrictions on your use of the Website as set out in these Terms.

Any material that you transmit to the Website, other than personal data which is covered by our Privacy Policy, will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we will not be subject to any restrictions or obligations with regard to it.

Content Within the Hines Website
We strive to provide content on our Website that is valuable and entertaining to you, but we must protect our legal rights in connection with such content. All content accessible within the Website (including without limitation, the “look and feel” of the Website, all text, formatting, graphics, designs, animation, images, audio, and other content, as well as all trademarks and service marks) is proprietary to us or to other parties who have consented to our use of it in accordance with applicable law, including applicable international treaties.

To avoid any claim of infringement or other wrongdoing, you should not, without limitation: (1) copy, reproduce, transmit, alter, publish, distribute, or create derivative works from the Website content; (2) frame or deep-link to the Website; or (3) use meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing our or our content providers’ trademarks or service marks on or in connection with another domain name or Website. The only exception to this is that you may print out a copy of pages solely for your personal use. In so doing, you agree that you will not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing in any of our Website content.

Please Do Not Submit Ideas, Suggestions, or Other Content to Us Unless Your Intent is to Give Us That Information Unconditionally. We recognize that sometimes you may want to provide us with your ideas, suggestions, or other content for consideration. While we value your enthusiasm for our company, properties, projects and services, we are unable to accept any information that you provide if it contains any obligation or limitation whatsoever. Thus, by submitting ideas, suggestions, or other content of any sort to us, you are assigning to us all related right, title and interest in those ideas, suggestions, or content, along with all associated copyrights or other proprietary or legal rights. As a result, we will own the exclusive right to use, throughout the world, such ideas, suggestions, or other content that you provide to us, without compensation or further obligation to you. You also agree to take any further action (including signing affidavits and other documents) that we reasonably request to create, record or perfect our rights as set forth in this paragraph. Accordingly, please do not submit ideas, suggestions, or other content to us unless your intent is to give us that information unconditionally.

Action in Response to Violation of Terms
Violating these Terms or misusing or infringing Hines’ intellectual property rights may result in legal action against you. For instance, you could be subject to civil, criminal and injunctive relief, be barred from the Website (without notice and at our discretion), or be subject to other remedies available under the law. In that monetary damages may not provide adequate relief to us for violation of these Terms, you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief in such instances.

Links to Other Websites
In some instances, our Website may reference or link to third party Websites. Should you choose to visit those Websites, please remember that we are not responsible for their content, their terms of use, or their privacy policies. We encourage you to read and review the terms of use and other legal terms and policies of all Websites you visit. You understand that we will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those Websites. You agree that you will not involve Hines in any dispute between you and a third party.

You agree to indemnify and hold us, and our officers, employees, representatives, contractors and agents (“Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including attorneys’ fees and expenses, related to your violation of these Terms or your use of our Website.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, everything on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Indemnified Parties be liable for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or damages for loss of profits, revenue, use, or data, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with the Website or the use or reliance upon, any of the content or any information accessed from the Website.

Governing Law
If you use the Website and a dispute results relating to your use, the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of Harris County, State of Texas.

Who We Are
When we say “we” or “us” or “Hines” in these Terms, we mean Hines Interests Limited Partnership, our affiliates, and those agents we use to provide services on our behalf.

In the event that any provision contained in these Terms will be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of such provision in every other respect and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained in this Agreement will not be in any way impaired thereby.

Revisions to Terms
By using Hines’ Website, you consent to and accept these Terms. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the Website, and we reserve the right to change these Terms periodically, without providing individual notice, by updating these Terms. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Website. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of the Website after such revisions have been made will constitute your full acceptance of such revised terms and conditions. These Terms were last updated on the date listed at the beginning of these Terms.



Effective: 09/01/2001
Last Updated: 02/14/2017

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 Website.

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 corpcomm@hines.com.

Information Collection
Hines collects information about the visitors to its Website. For example, when you visit Hines’ Website, Hines may collect your domain name and IP address, your browser version, the URL from which you arrived at the Website, and the URL to which you go upon leaving the site, as well as the pages you visit while viewing the Website. 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’ Website. 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’ Website.

Hines may also use “cookies” as part of its interaction with your browser. Cookies consist of files of information that a Website transfers to a site visitor’s hard drive to track site and user activity. Cookies can make your use of Hines Website more pleasing and efficient by, for example, “personalizing” your user interface or identifying which parts of the Website you have previously visited. Cookies have not been known to harm your computer in any way. Many Websites 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 Website. 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 Website 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 Website 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’ Website.

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’ Website 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 Website may provide you with links to other Websites. This policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to third parties, such as through other sites linked to Hines’ Website. 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.