Privacy Policy Statement

Updated on 11/13/2011

This Privacy Statement (“Statement“) describes the personal information we collect through our website (the “Site“), and how we collect and use it. The terms “we“, “us“, and “Site” refer to Homewarrantyreviews.com

I. Information We Collect and How We Use It

Account information and Activity Data. We ask for and store information about you when you post messages on the Site bulletin board, such as your email address and IP address. We also automatically store information related to your use of the Site, such as the pages you view on the Site, your browser type, IP address, date and time of your visit and other information volunteered by you. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

Public content. You can contribute to the Site in a number of different ways, including writing reviews, participating in talk threads and voting on other users’ contributions. We may store these contributions (your “Public Content“), display them to other users, and use them for promotional purposes. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Public Content, it can be used and viewed by others. Site has the authority to remove any and all personally identifiable information from your Public Content but we are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your Public Content.

Cookies. We send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. “Cookies” refer to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We enable some of our business partners to use cookies in conjunction with your use of the Site. We have no access to or control over the use of these cookies. These cookies collect information about your use of the Site. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.

Feedback. You should feel free to give us feedback, register a complaint, or ask questions about the Site. We may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you. None of the Feedback you provide will be considered confidential information and Site may use such information freely to improve services offered.

Administration. We may use the information described above for routine administrative purposes, such as investigating abuses on the Site, responding to user inquiries and enforcing and applying our Terms of Use.

II. Transfer of Information

Third party advertising. Third parties serve some of the ads on the Site (such as Google through the Google AdSense program). We do not send any personably identifiable information to them, but they may have access to information that they obtain through cookies or that you share with them yourself such as your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to access our Site and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). You can opt-out of some these practices by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, and Omniture’s opt-out page

Aggregate information. We may share non-personal information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.

Site Visitors. Upon request we provide site visitors with access to contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by e-mailing us at the address stated below.

Investigations. We reserve the right to investigate abuses on the Site, and enforce and apply our Terms of Use. We may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Use; (c) comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

III. Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

IV. Dispute Resolution

If you believe that Site has not adhered to this Privacy Policy you may write to the Site administrator at [email protected]

V. Modifications to this Policy

The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of your information and will always be located here. If we make a change to this Policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change on the Site. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Statement.