Privacy Policy

Your Smart Home Guide (“Your Smart Home Guide“) operates www.yoursmarthomeguide.com and may operate other websites. It is Your Smart Home Guide’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Your Smart Home Guide collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Your Smart Home Guide’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Your Smart Home Guide’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Your Smart Home Guide may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Your Smart Home Guide also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.yoursmarthomeguide.com blogs/sites. Your Smart Home Guide only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Your Smart Home Guide’s websites choose to interact with Your Smart Home Guide in ways that require to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Your Smart Home Guide gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.yoursmarthomeguide.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Your Smart Home Guide are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Your Smart Home Guide collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Your Smart Home Guide. Your Smart Home Guide does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Your Smart Home Guide may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Your Smart Home Guide may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Your Smart Home Guide does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Your Smart Home Guide discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Your Smart Home Guide’s behalf or to provide services available at Your Smart Home Guide’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Your Smart Home Guide’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Your Smart Home Guide will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Your Smart Home Guide discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Your Smart Home Guide believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Your Smart Home Guide, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Your Smart Home Guide website and have supplied your email address, Your Smart Home Guide may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Your Smart Home Guide and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Your Smart Home Guide takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Your Smart Home Guide uses cookies to help Your Smart Home Guide identify and track visitors, their usage of Your Smart Home Guide website, and their website access preferences. Your Smart Home Guide visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Your Smart Home Guide’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Your Smart Home Guide’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Your Smart Home Guide, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Your Smart Home Guide goes out of business or enters 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 Your Smart Home Guide may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Your Smart Home Guide and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Your Smart Home Guide may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Your Smart Home Guide’s sole discretion. Your Smart Home Guide encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a www.yoursmarthomeguide.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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