Privacy Policy

Hardin Insurance respects the privacy concerns of the users of the Internet and of this Web site. We are of the mindset that it is our duty to let you know how we treat the information about you we receive on the Internet, and this privacy statement will explain what information we gather and how such information may be used.

First, you can visit Hardin Insurance on the World Wide Web without telling anything about you or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, our web servers do collect traffic information such as domains hitting our site, time spent on site, etc, and is aggregated to measure statistics and demographics to help facilitate repeat visits in the future when applicable. Hardin Insurance only collects personal information if you choose to provide that information. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for small business server solutions. That’s why our servers come in many different shapes and sizes. Virtual Hybrid Servers are ideal for hosting small sites and ecommerce stores, cloud applications, and databases. If you need more power, our Dedicated Servers range from 4-core machines with 32 GB of RAM to extremely powerful Intel Xeon dual-processor machines with 44 cores and up to 512 GB of RAM. We’ll work with you to discover the best configuration for your server and build the perfect combination of processor, RAM, hard disk, and SSD storage to support your business’s operations. Your business relies on the applications your employees use every day, the databases that store everything from customer contact details to payroll, the sites and ecommerce stores that market and sell your products and services, and more. You need an always available, utterly reliable server solution built from the highest quality components. Our hosted servers for small business deliver the reliability, performance, and flexibility to fulfil all of your business’s hosting requirements.To stay in business small businesses need help with basic IT chores, which are becoming more mission critical than ever as they grow more time consuming to deliver. Just look at business continuity and disaster recovery in small businesses. A study by Gartner found that only one third of small businesses surveyed said they were prepared for a disaster within the next 12 months. In other words two thirds of all small businesses are not prepared for a disaster or protected. The reason, in most cases, is that small businesses don’t have the IT skills of solutions to perform common tasks like backing up critical data or developing a way to restore systems that crash or become damaged when a pipe breaks or there is a fire, flood or other disaster. Small businesses also need help just backing up and restoring files when someone accidentally deletes them. Such deletions in small businesses are quite common. Whilst everyone understands the need for data to be backed up, what many don’t realise is how expensive and difficult it actually is with traditional solutions. In fact, the traditional approach to backing up data is a time consuming and resource intensive task. The normal procedure requires tapes to be rotated, in the right order and taken off site for secure storage.

Security within smaller businesses is also an issue. Hackers today are after confidential information about businesses and their clients to commit fraud and identify theft. They employ increasingly sophisticated attacks that may use socially engineered phishing email messages. These spam messages are designed to fool even savvy computer users in to thinking they are from legitimate sources. An unsuspecting user might click on malicious executable file or URL link to a poisoned web site and automatically download malicious software. In their pursuits hackers increasingly exploit new vulnerabilities in applications and Windows operating systems as a means of infecting computers. To battle this problem, software vendors issue frequent system updates and security patches that must be installed quickly to minimize exposure to each new threat. In 2008, Microsoft alone issues 43 critical, 24 important and two moderate fixes, according to security experts. The previous year saw a similar amount, including 49 critical, 23 important and five moderate updates. Other application and browser vendors had numerous updates as well. Again, many small businesses don’t have the IT expertise to track all of these patches or the time to install them. Beyond security patches, there are typically many operating system updates that must also be applied. Such installations are often time consuming. Unfortunately many of these fixes incur downtime, which no business likes. For example, in many situations, a business must first test a patch or upgrade to be sure it does not cause problems. If the test goes well, planning must take place to be sure the changes are made at a time that least inconveniences its workers. Again, many businesses are looking for help with these matters from their business partners. The challenge for the business partner is that all of these tasks (testing, planning, applying etc.) are all time and labour intensive.

This site may include various quote or policy forms that will request that you give us contact information (such as name, mailing, e-mail address) demographic information (such as age gender.) Personally identifiable information will NEVER be sold or leased to any third parties.

Hardin Insurance Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Hardin Insurance does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external Websites, and is not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, efficacy, merchantability, and fitness for any particular purpose or correct sequencing of information located at such sites. Rather, the links on this Site to other Websites are provided solely as a convenience to users of this Site, and they may or may not find them useful.

Security for all personally identifiable or corporate information is extremely important to us, but unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure though we strive to do so. As a result unless we are using SSL to secure information, Hardin Insurance cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through this Web site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.