Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:
“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our Site itself;
“Site” refers to the website upon which this Agreement is published;
“Home Warranty Companies” refers to our company; our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context in which the word is used;
“User” refers to anyone who uses our Service;
- Information Collected
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
- Use of Your Information
We may use your information to:
- Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.
- Process transactions.
- Send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
- Without prejudice to any of our rights under s. 230 of the Communications Decency Act or any other legal rights, attempt to verify that User reviews are in fact written by actual customers of a client, service, or software being reviewed.
- Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.
- Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into your account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.
Additionally, we use Google AdSense, which uses the DoubleClick cookie. For more information about the DoubleClick cookie, including how to opt out of it, please visit https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090?hl=en.
- Third Party Websites
Home Warranty Companies or its Users may post links to third party websites on the Site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by Home Warranty Companies, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
- Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with Home Warranty Companies to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our website.
- Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes
At times it may become necessary or desirable to Home Warranty Companies, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
- Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications
- Security Measures
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, as it is in our interest to do so. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our Site secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
- Your California Privacy Rights
- International Transfer
Last Modified: April 26, 2016
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