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HomeSphere, Inc.'s Web site consists of both a general audience Web site section and also a Web site section tailored to certain clients and customers of HomeSphere, Inc. that have contracted with HomeSphere, Inc. to provide specific products and services that require use of some or all of HomeSphere, Inc.'s Web site tools.
HomeSphere, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. HomeSphere, Inc. collects Personal Information from our users at several different points on our Web site. Generally, we collect the domain name, e-mail address, Uniform Resource Locator (URL), and Internet Protocol (IP) address of visitors to our Web site, those who post messages to our bulletin board, those who communicate with us via e-mail, and those who make postings to our chat areas. We collect aggregate information on the Web pages customers access or visit, as well as information volunteered through surveys or site registrations.
Certain HomeSphere, Inc. services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company or business partner of HomeSphere, Inc. If you register for or use such products or services, both HomeSphere, Inc. and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
To use certain parts of the HomeSphere, Inc. Web site, a user may be required to complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. Certain other information such as job title, company name, and certain limited demographic data are also requested so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
From time-to-time HomeSphere, Inc. may offer products or services for sale from our Web site. We request information from the user on our order form requiring contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the customer.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our business partners and potentially, advertisers. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We may use an outside shipping company to ship orders and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
HomeSphere, Inc.'s Web site may on occasion contain links to other sites. Please be aware that HomeSphere, Inc. or its affiliates or subsidiaries are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This HomeSphere, Inc. Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by HomeSphere, Inc.'s Web site.
If a user wishes to subscribe to a newsletter or other HomeSphere, Inc. publication, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Users are not required to subscribe to our publications as a condition for using our Web site.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This Web site takes precautions to protect our users' information. When users choose to submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and off-line. We do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees and certain consultants operating under confidentially agreements working specifically for HomeSphere, Inc. who need the information to perform a specific job for HomeSphere, Inc. (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an email to email@example.com.
HomeSphere, Inc. reserves the right to disclose personal information about any user that HomeSphere, Inc. deems, in good faith, to be necessary to: comply with applicable state and federal law or legal process; or protect HomeSphere, Inc.'s rights or assets, including, but not limited to HomeSphere, Inc.'s property rights under Copyright, Trademark, and other intellectual property law. HomeSphere, Inc. may disclose user data if it feels that user has provided fraudulent or illegal information, has attempted to pose as someone else, or has attempted an unauthorized access of HomeSphere, Inc.'s computer systems. Persons responsible for attempting unauthorized access of HomeSphere, Inc.'s computer systems will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from 3rd party sources. In order for this Web site to enhance its ability to tailor the site to an individual's preference, we may combine information about the purchasing habits of users with similar information from our partners to create a personalized user profile.
We may send the user certain site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from such service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by clicking here
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Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions listed at the bottom of the newsletter. HomeSphere, Inc. will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
HomeSphere, Inc. disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material displayed. HomeSphere, Inc. disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, mis-delivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material. HomeSphere, Inc. disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on this site.