What About International Users?
YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE MAINTAINED ON AND TRANSFERRED TO COMPUTERS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF YOUR STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL JURISDICTION WHERE THE PRIVACY LAWS MAY NOT BE AS PROTECTIVE AS THOSE IN YOUR JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CHOOSE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO US, WE TRANSFER PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES AND PROCESS IT THERE. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION EACH REPRESENTS YOUR CONSENT TO THAT TRANSFER.
What Information Do We Collect?
In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request and collect Personal Information as well as other information in connection with your use of, and access to, the Services.
We collect the following types of information from Users:
Information Collected Automatically: We also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Services. We automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, search queries, cookie information, mobile device identification and the Profiles and pages you request. We also record the details of your activity on the Services, including but not limited to messages you send to and receive from other Users. This information may be used by us to develop new services or improve the Services or generally for the benefit of our business.
The pages on the Services may also include web beacons or pixels, which are electronic files to count Users who have visited that page, to track activity over time and across different websites, to determine Users’ interactions with emails we send, to identify certain cookies on the computer or other electronic device accessing that page, or to collect other related information, and this information may be associated with your unique browser, device identifier, or IP address.
Information Collected from Third Parties: If you choose to register on our Site or otherwise link your Account (as defined in the Terms of Service) with a third party’s service (such as Facebook), we may receive the same type of information we collect from you (described above) directly from those services. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, employment information, social media networking and imprints or fraud detection information, from third party partners and service providers and combine it with other information that we have about you.
Aggregate Information: We collect statistical information about how Users, collectively, use the Services ("Aggregate Information"). Some of this information is derived from Personal Information. This statistical information is not Personal Information and cannot be tied back to you. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often Users use parts of the Services so that we can make the Services appealing to as many Users as possible, and improve the Services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how Users, collectively, use the Services. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and the Services, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience.
How Do We Use Your Information?
In addition to the uses set forth above, we may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:
- to present the Services and its contents to you;
- to provide you with information or services that you request from us;
- to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
- to contact you regarding the Services or your Account;
- to share with our Agents (as defined below) for the benefit of our business;
- to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
- to notify you about changes to the Services or any services we offer or provide though the Services;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of the Services;
- to conduct research and development for the improvement of the Services, the development of new services and offerings and in connection with our business;
- in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
- for any other purpose with your consent.
How, And With Whom, Is My Information Shared?
Third Party Partners and Service Providers. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, employment information, or fraud detection information, from third party partners and service providers and combine it with other information that we have about you. We work with third party partners and service providers to perform Services on our behalf, and we may share your Personal Information, such as your email address, with such partners and service providers to help us provide the Services.
Email Communications with Us and Other Users: As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us, such as communications relating to promotions we are offering through the Services. You acknowledge and agree that by posting information on or through the Services, or requesting that we do so on your behalf, we and our Agents (as defined below), the buyers or sellers relevant to your request for Services, and others may send you email, contact you or engage in other communications that they determine in their sole discretion relate to your Profile or use of the Services. You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by following the instructions included with such emails, or emailing us at email@example.com, but then you may not have access to certain features of the Services. Note that this opt-out only applies to messages from Homeshake and not third parties.
Information Shared with Our Agents: We contract with people and other entities that may or may not offer or provide services to you ("Agents"). We may share Personal Information with our Agents in connection with their provision of services to you related to the sale or purchase of properties and the advertising and marketing of such properties and related services. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.
Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Information We Share in Connection with the Services Performed for You: The information you provide, including, without limitation, your profile information, search criteria, user name, email, address, and co-habitant information, may be used to facilitate and provide services for you and transactions within the Services. This may include, without limitation, sharing your Personal Information with prospective counterparties to a Transaction, our Agents, and our third party partners and service providers, pursuant to your use of Services.
Tracking Disclosures: We may use tracking technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). We will comply with web browser “do not track” signals that you may set in your web browser regarding the collection of personal information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
Is Personal Information About Me Secure?
You need to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your Account. We endeavor to protect account information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of any account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We otherwise store all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard security techniques. We do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you we store, Personal Information or otherwise.
What Information Can I Access?
We may allow you to access certain information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list will change as the Services change. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your Account by sending an email to our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your Account.
What If I Have Questions Or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to email@example.com.