Online Privacy Notice
(a) Web Site Owner. Homesteading World, (“Homesteading World”) is the owner of this web site (“Homesteading World Sites”). Homesteading World can be contacted by e-mail at support@HomesteadingWorld.com. This online privacy notice discloses Homesteading World information practices for this Homesteading World Sites, including what type of personal identifiable information is requested in order to make a purchase, how the information is used, and with whom the in-formation is shared.
(b) Web Site Visits. In general, you can visit on the Homesteading World Sites without disclosing any personal information. Homesteading World may keep track of the domains from which people visit us and analyze the data gathered from site visits for trends and statistics.
(c) Web Site Transactions. At times, Homesteading World will need personal information regarding a customer or a prospect. For example to process an order or provide a subscription, Homesteading World may need to know a customer’s name, mailing address, e-mail address and credit card details. It is Homesteading World’s intent to inform you know before Homesteading World collects personal information, such as user’s name and/or address on the Internet. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, Homesteading World will respect your wishes.
Personal Information That May Be Collected
(a) Identifying Information. In order to make a purchase to make a purchase, or to access designated subscriber services or content, and /or restricted areas within the Homesteading World Sites, Homesteading World will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include: legal name, postal address, e-mail address, screen name, password, telephone number, facsimile number, method of payment, and, if applicable, credit card number. Homesteading World may request additional information necessary to establish and maintain customer’s account.
(b) Service Quality Monitoring. Some transactions may require a customer to telephone Homesteading World, or Homesteading World to call the customer. Homesteading World will not contact you by telephone without your prior consent, except to confirm an order placed online and/or to inform a customer of the status of such order. Customer should be aware that it is Homesteading World’s practice to monitor, and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.
(c) Information from Children. Homesteading World does not sell products or services for purchase by children, and will not collect or post information from a child under the age of 18 without the involvement of a parent or guardian. Homesteading World does not use personally identifying information collected from children for marketing or promotional purposes, and does not disclose such information to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.
(d) Lost or Stolen Information. If a customer’s credit card and/or password is lost or stolen, the customer should promptly notify Homesteading World in order to enable Homesteading World to cancel the lost or stolen information and to update its records with a changed credit card and/or password.
(e) Chat Rooms, Forums and Bulletin Boards. If customer participates in an Homesteading World chat room, discussion forum, or posts messages to an Homesteading World bulletin board, customer should be aware that the information disclosed and shared will be broadly available to other persons, both inside of and/or outside Homesteading World, who have access to that chat room, forum or bulletin board. Some individual Homesteading World chat rooms, forums or bulletin boards have additional rules and conditions regarding participation. Also, participant’s expressed opinion is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of Homesteading World.
(f) Links to Other Web Sites. An Homesteading World Web site may contain links to other web sites. Homesteading World is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other Web sites.
Uses Made of the Information
(a) Limited Uses Identified. Without customer’s prior consent, Homesteading World will not use your personal identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. Homesteading World uses personal identifiable information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices and in program record-keeping. Homesteading World also processes billing and business requests related to Homesteading World Sites participation.
(b) Marketing Uses. When customer provides information to Homesteading World, Homesteading World will provide customer with information about Homesteading World Sites, Homesteading World products and services, and related information in which customer has indicated an interest until such time as the customer elects to unsubscribe from such messaging.
(c) Stored Information Uses. Homesteading World stores and retains the information provided by customer. This information is used to compile a customer’s purchase history in order to enable Homesteading World to recommend products, services, or special offers that would be of interest to a customer. Stored information is used by Homesteading World and/or Homesteading World agents: to support customer interaction with the Homesteading World Sites; to deliver customer purchases; and/or to contact customer again about other Homesteading World services and products.
(d) Online Advertising. Some companies that help Homesteading World deliver interactive on-line advertising, such as banner ads, may collect and use information about Homesteading World’s customers to help Homesteading World better understand the types of advertising or promotions that are most appealing to Homesteading World’s customers. If, however, customer would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please mark an “x” on the opt-out option box herein provided.
Disclosure of the Information
(a) Within Corporate Organization. Homesteading World may share your personal information within the Homesteading World corporate organization, and may transfer the information to countries in the world where Homesteading World conducts business. Some countries may provide less legal protection for customer personal information.
(b) Agents. Homesteading World employs or engages other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of Homesteading World. These persons are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions, but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services.
(c) Affiliated Businesses. Homesteading World works closely with affiliated businesses operating web site stores, providing services or selling products on each other’s Web sites. These businesses identify themselves to customers. Customer information related to a transaction with an affiliated business is shared with that affiliated business.
(d) Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. Homesteading World reserves the right to disclose to third parties personal information about customers for marketing analysis.
(e) Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders.
Use of Computer Tracking Technologies
(a) No Tracking of Personal Information. Through web site access logs Homesteading World does collect clickstream data and HTTP protocol elements, which generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user analysis and business decision making, all of which provides better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.
(c) Use of Web Beacon Technologies. Homesteading World may also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor its Web site(s) to provide better customer service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the Web site, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by Homesteading World or by its suppliers. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If customer does not want cookie information to be associated with customer’s visits to these pages, customer can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.
(d) Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. Homesteading World may collect non-identifiable information from user visits to the Homesteading World Sites(s) in order to provide better customer service. Examples of such collecting include: traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors; measuring visitor activity on Homesteading World Sites(s); Web site and system administration; user analysis; and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” Homesteading World or its contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.
(e) Collection of Personal Information. Homesteading World collects personal identifying information from customer during a transaction. Homesteading World may extract some personally identifying information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level (not at an individual level) to help Homesteading World understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level.
(a) Commitment to Online Security. Homesteading World employs physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Billing and payment data is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online requests or complaints.
(b) No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. Homesteading World will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of customer personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, Homesteading World shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of Homesteading World including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of Homesteading World staff and/or third parties.
(b) Opt-Out Right. Customer and/or prospective customer has the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by Homesteading World and/or by any third parties with whom Homesteading World has shared and/or transferred such personal information. Right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting Homesteading World via e-mail Support@HomesteadingWorld.com, telephone or [certified] postal mail. After processing the cancellation, Homesteading World will delete customer or prospective customer’s personal information from its data base.