HomeschoolingUs.com (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”) hereby recognizes that the privacy of your personal information is of the highest importance on our website http://www.homeschoolingus.com (the “Site”).
We are committed to respecting the privacy rights of our customers, visitors, and other users of the Site. We collect information from online visitors who ask to be on our newsletter mailing list and/or receive periodic email announcements. Anyone who wishes can choose to be removed from our mailing list at any time.
In addition, online visitors who wish to purchase a membership through our Site must provide their name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and credit card number and expiration date. All credit card transactions occur over a secure connection.
All online visitor data collected by us is protected against unauthorized access. We will not sell, trade, or give your personal information to other companies or organizations.
You will find below the information regarding the types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit the Site, and how we safeguard your personal information.
This Policy is applicable to the Site only, and is not applicable to any other websites that you may access from the Site, each of which may have personal information collection and use practices and policies that substantially differ from the present Policy.
We do not direct any of our content at children under 13 years of age. We are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems. We encourage parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:
– Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
– Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
– Look for Web site privacy policies. Know how your child’s information is treated.
– Check out the FTC’s site for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In operating the Site, We may include newsletters, online commenting areas, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, and other contact information.
Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
“Cookies” are a feature in your browser software. If allowed, 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 allow us to customize our content according to your preferences.
You may disable cookies, although the Site may then not operate 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 the Site, you need to accept cookies.
We may 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 Site, 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 allow us to recognize whether you have responded to any questionnaire or registration or have already been introduced 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 and will expire when you log out of the Site or 60 days after your last visit for security cookies, 90 days after your last visit for payment tracking cookies, or two years after your last visit for advertisement cookies.
We may also allow other companies to display advertisements to you while you are visiting our Site. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the other companies’ servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. We have no control over the practices of those third party advertisers and are not responsible for their technology or tracking. We encourage you to review the policies of such advertisers when you link to their website.
You have the ability to accept, decline or remove cookies at any time by modifying your browser settings. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on the Site.
We use a service called “Google Analytics” in order to collect information about the use of our Site.
Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our Site.
We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Site, rather than your name or other identifying information.
We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our Site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to our Site by disabling cookies on your browser.
Our Use of Remarketing with Google Adwords
We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise our Site across the Internet. AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of our Site you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. THIS COOKIE DOES NOT IN ANYWAY IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER The cookie is used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.” Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
How to Opt Out of Remarketing and Advertising?
If you do not wish to participate in our Google AdWords Remarketing, you can opt out by visiting Google’s Ads Preferences Manager.
Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, Policies, and Restrictions.
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.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place advertisements on the Site and on the internet more generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about you. We do not control the use of such technology and have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law.
At any rate, we shall not sell any of your personal information to any third parties.
We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
PUBLIC POSTINGS ON THE SITE
The Site may include interactive sections such as commenting areas where visitors to the Site can post comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we have no control over the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet.
You may contact us for questions or concerns about our privacy practices by writing to us at:
Phone: (352) 358-1466
UPDATES AND CHANGES
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.