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Homeowner Offers Privacy Policy

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS SUMMARIZED
Effective Date: 04/25/2012

Homeowneroffers.com, owned and operated by Sweetwater Media Group LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Sweetwater Media Group” “us” or “we”) collects personal information about you and distributes that information to provide you with services and products you request on this website. In addition, we distribute that information to other home services like Sweetwater Satellite, an authorized DIRECTV dealer to provide you with related products and services. This summary and the full policy below describe how information is collected and distributed and your choices with respect to your personal information. Please review our full Privacy Policy for detailed information on our information and privacy practices.

Sweetwater Media Group LLC has been awarded TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe’s program requirements  including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected offline. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site, www.authorizedsecuritydealer.com.
TRUSTe’s mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy Trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at privacy@homeowneroffers.com. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RETAIN SUMMARIZED

We collect your personally identifiable information and demographic information you choose to provide to us. We also collect information about how you use our site and the areas of our site that you visit. We may also acquire information about you from third parties in order to further personalize your experience. The resulting logs that we create contain information necessary for us to analyze the use of resources, troubleshoot problems, and improve our services.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED

Information you provide us upon registration for services and products listed on our site will be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world. We use commercially reasonable practices to provide a safe, secure environment by limiting access to our database to authorized persons with whom we are in a contractual relationship, but cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will not gain access.

We use the information we collect about you to deliver the products and services offered on our site, and to operate and improve our site.. We may use your information to contact you about site updates, conduct surveys, or informational and service-related communications, including important security updates.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO OTHERS

We share your information with third parties who deliver the products and services you have requested. These third parties may not use your information for any purpose other than assisting us in providing those products and services. We also share information where legally required. Information collected on our Sites is stored in whole or in part in the United States, and therefore subject to U.S. Law. Finally, we may disclose and transfer your information if our business is sold or acquired.

YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

If your personally information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may delete the personally identifiable information you submit to us at any time by notifying us at privacy@homeowneroffers.com or using our unsubscribe link (http://www.optout-nhdn.net/o-cwvq-i03-8d30ad391be4a03b28040dd34219bc04) When you request us to delete your personal information, it will be deleted, but we will retain logs, demographic and statistical information about you and keep an archival copy of your non-personally identifiable information in an anonymous form. We will retain and use your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If your personally identifiable information was previously accessed by others or transferred to another ADT Authorized Dealer, we are unable to delete the information from their systems. If you change your mind about receiving communications from us, you may notify us of your preferences by emailing us at privacy@homeowneroffers.com

HOW TO CONTACT US

You may contact us for questions or concerns about our privacy practices by emailing us at: privacy@homeowneroffers.com or write to us at:
Sweetwater Media Group LLC
PO Box 196
Fillmore, NY 14735

FULL PRIVACY POLICY

Homeowner Offers is committed to advising you of the right to your privacy and strives to provide a safe and secure user experience. This Privacy Policy sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to this website. By registering or using this site, you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, the collection, use and transfer of the personal information provided by you in the manner described in this policy. Please read this policy carefully as it affects your rights and liabilities under the law. If you disagree with the way we collect and process personal information, please do not use this website.

SCOPE OF THIS POLICY

This policy applies to this website and regulates the processing of information relating to you and grants both us and you various rights with respect to your Personally Identifiable information. It describes what type of information we collect; how we use that information and to whom we can provide that information. It also informs you of how to notify us to stop using your information. Sweetwater Media Group is located in the United States. You may be located in a country that has laws which are more restrictive about the collection and use of your personal information. However, by using our site, you agree to waive the more restrictive laws and agree to be governed by the laws of the United States. This Site may also post links to other web sites over which we have no control. As such, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites when you choose to link from this site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information. We also do not control the data use practices of those persons or entities who may access your information on this site for the purposes of providing the service or product you have requested. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and opt-out choices of those third parties so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RETAIN

We collect the following general types of information about you when you visit and use our Site: personally identifiable information, demographic information, behavioral information, and indirect information. Sometimes we collect combinations of these types of information. Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you, or any other individual to whom the information may relate, personally. We do not collect Personally Identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. Some examples of personally identifiable information that we collect in some areas of our Site, depending on the services you use and local law, are:

• First and Last Name
• Physical Address
• Email address
• Telephone number
• Contact information
• Any other information you provide to use during the registration process or though the course of communicating with us about the products and services provided on the Site.

Demographic information is information that may or may not be unique to you in the sense that it refers to selected population characteristics. Such information may include, but is not limited to, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests.
Behavioral information is information pertaining to how you use our site, the areas of our site that you visit, what services you access, and information about your computer hardware and software including your IP address, geographic location, browser preference, operating system type, domain names, times that you access the internet and other website you have been referred to us through. This information is necessary for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services and products. Third party information is information that we acquire from a third party which may include personal, demographic, behavioral and indirect information. We obtain this information so that we can personalize the advertising to you shown our site. Web Technology information is information we automatically collect from you when you open one of our emails or visit our site. This includes information collected from the use of cookies, web beacons or java script.

Homeowner Offers will never knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under the age of 13. If Sweetwater Media Group obtains actual knowledge that it has collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from its data base. Because it does not collect such information, Sweetwater Media Group has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties.

USE OF COOKIES, WEB BEACONS, AND JAVA SCRIPT

Cookies. “Cookies” are a feature in your browser software. If enabled, we may write cookies that may store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to any of the pages of this Site. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features appeal the most to you and what content you may have viewed on past visits. When you visit this site again, cookies can enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. We may use cookies to: keep track of the number of return visits to this site; accumulate and report aggregate, statistical information on website usage; deliver specific content to you based on your interests or past viewing history; save your password for ease of access to our Site. You can disable cookies, although the Site may not function properly for you. Your browser preferences can be modified to accept or reject all cookies, or request a notification when a cookie is set. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com.

In order to use all of the features and functionality of Homeowner Offers’s websites, you need to accept cookies. We predominately use “session” cookies, which are not permanently stored on your hard drive. Session cookies expire after two hours of inactivity or when you close your browser. When you carry out the purchase of a service or product on our website, a large amount of data is processed by our system and transferred through each page of the search or registration. This information includes all information you input on a registration page or questionnaire you complete as part of the registration process as well as demographic information that is not unique to you. “Session” cookies allow us to keep track of this data until you have completed your search or registration.

We may use “persistent” cookies primarily to ensure that we do not show you pages that you have already seen and to personalize your site experience and save you time. “Persistent” Cookies enable us to recognize whether you have responded to any questionnaire or registration or have already been presented with an advertisement or information placed on the site so that we do not show you the same information again the next time you visit our site. The “persistent” cookies we use will remain on your computer after you have left our site.

Removing Cookies. You have the ability to accept, decline or move cookies at any time by modifying your browser settings. Please see http://cookiecentral.com. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on the web site.

Web Beacons. We also use electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs, clear gifs or action tags) that allow us to collect certain information about your visit to these Web pages (including the number of users who have visited those pages), measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements, and deliver services. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique used to compile aggregated statistics about web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of page view and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. This information may be shared with one or more third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Web pages, how those visitors use those Web Pages, and the effectiveness of their advertisements. We may also use web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in our database.

Disabling Web Beacons. Because Web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt out or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser.
JavaScript. JavaScript is a computer language that enhances the functionality of websites, particularly in respect to pictures. We do not collect any personal data via JavaScript but use it to analyze and improve the site’s functions.
Disabling JavaScript. You may deactivate JavaScript via your browser settings or activate it the same way. If you disable JavaScript you will not be able to use some of the functions of the website.

IP Addresses. We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the site. We may use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) is a unique Internet “address” which is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). For local area network (“LAN”), DSL, or cable modem users, an IP address may be permanently assigned to a particular computer. IP addresses are automatically logged by Web servers, collecting information about a user’s traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Finally, other websites you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages.

Computer Profiles. We may also collect and accumulate other anonymous data which will help us understand and analyze the Internet experience of our visitors. For instance, we may accumulate visitor data relating to referring domain names, the type of browsers used, operating system software, screen resolutions, color capabilities, browser plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords and JavaScript enablement. When you provide us with Personal Identification Information, we are able to use such visitor data to identify you.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

Providing Services and Products. We use the information we gather on the Site for the purposes of providing the services and or products you have requested. This may include passing your information on to a third party with which we have a contract to provide such services. Although our contractual arrangement limits how such third party can use your information, we do not control the privacy practices of this third party. If you have any questions or wish to remove your information from the third party’s database, you will need to contact that party directly.

Improving our Website. We use the information we gather on the Site to respond to any inquires you make; operate and improve our Site, improve and create a positive user experience; and deliver the products and services advertised on our Site. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to your experience and interests. The information we gather on this Site may be shared with the other companies under common ownership with ours throughout the world.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO OTHERS

We disclose to third parties throughout the world your personal information, combined personal, demographic, behavioral or indirect information, as set forth below:

Product and Service Delivery. We may share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of the products and services you have requested. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform technical functions on our behalf. Examples include third parties who host our website, analyze our data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service. These companies and individuals may not share that information with any other third party or use that data for any other purpose.
Third Party Products and Services. We may disclose such information to other ADT Authorized Dealers to provide you with information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties. We use the data and data logs we have about you, including interests and preferences you have expressed, to determine your interest. This type of marketing may be in the form of email or mobile offers or telemarketing calls delivered to you by other ADT Authorized Dealers.

Anonymous information. We also share aggregated anonymous information about you and other persons using our Site with third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Site and how those visitors use the Sites. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.

Legal Process. We disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; (d) if We are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets or (e) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

THIRD PARTY USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here . Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Hyperlinks. Our Site and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
Social Media. Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION FOR EMAIL AND TELEMARKETING

Email and Unsubscribe Policy.
http://www.optout-nhdn.net/o-cwvq-i03-8d30ad391be4a03b28040dd34219bc04

Opting Out of Email Marketing Material. If you no longer wish to receive our promotions, you may opt-out of receiving it by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication, by emailing privacy@homeowneroffers.com or visiting our unsubscribe link: http://www.optout-nhdn.net/o-cwvq-i03-8d30ad391be4a03b28040dd34219bc04
Mail: Sweetwater Media Group LLC, PO Box 196, Fillmore, NY 14735
Web: http://www.optout-nhdn.net/o-cwvq-i03-8d30ad391be4a03b28040dd34219bc04
Email: privacy@homeowneroffers.com

Telemarketing. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones. You may have your telephone number or cell phone number listed on a state or federal do not call registry. By registering and using this Site, you agree that such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR 310 et seq. (the “ATSR”). Notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, you have authorized us to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the ATSR

Wireless Addresses. If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from us (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.

SECURITY

We endeavor to safeguard and protect your information. When you submit information at the website, such information is protected both online and offline. The servers in which we store Personal Information are kept in a secure physical environment. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. Currently, we use Secure Socket Layer Software (“SSL”) to protect data and to secure any transactions. SSL encrypts information, including credit card numbers, names and addresses as they are transmitted over the Internet. Please be advised that, although we take commercially reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot and do not warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through this site is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY STATEMENT

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS

A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.

However, under the law, a business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, as long as the business maintains and discloses this policy. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.

As stated in this policy, you have agreed to allow us to share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes until you remove your information and thus, agreement for such disclosure. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on one of our sites or contact us via email to remove your information from our database. Please note that whenever you opt in to receive future communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy. If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your information to determine how that entity will handle your information.
California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing us at privacy@homeowneroffers.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.

 

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