The Platform provides a wide range of information and third-party services to visitors. Like other similar technology platforms, we may collect information from our visitors, including personally identifiable information (your full name, e-mail address, phone number) and non-personally identifiable information (e.g. aggregate statistics about what parts of our Platform are most popular).
SCOPE OF POLICY
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTERACTIONS YOU MAY HAVE WITH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VISITING THESE THIRD-PARTY SITES. IN ACCESSING THESE THIRD-PARTY SITES, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE YOU COMPLY WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE COUNTRY THAT YOU ARE LOCATED IN.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
This Platform collects information from its visitors and users in 2 ways: actively and passively.
Active information collection refers to instances in which we gather information from you when you register as a user on the Platform, or if you sign up for an electronic newsletter, or if you send us a message via an e-mail reply mechanism provided by this Platform. Active information collection can include both personally identifiable information (e.g., your full name or information that is unique to you) and non-personally identifiable information (e.g., if we were to ask for your first name and a list of the top three things you like about our Platform).
Passive information collection refers to instances in which we collect information from you that you have not actively provided. We may use special technologies to passively collect non-personally identifiable information while you are visiting the Platform. These technologies allow us to collect certain kinds of non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to the type of web browser you use, IP address, time zone, the date and time of your visit, the operating system you use, the specific pages you visit, the address of the website you visited prior to entering the Platform and the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Platform, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Platform, and information about how you interact with the Platform. We do not link this passively collected information with personally identifiable information you have actively provided elsewhere on this Platform. We reserve the right to share with third parties, including our business partners and advertisers, the anonymous aggregated information that we have passively collected via this Platform.
We collect information identified above, using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. You may have the option to disable cookies on your browsing device.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Platform.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Platform, and collect data including your internet service provider, your IP address, the browser type that you use, referring or exit pages, and date and time stamps.
Additionally, when and if you make or attempt to make a purchase through the Platform, we collect certain information from you, including your name, address, location or geo-tag information, email address and phone number.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION
We reserve the right to sell, lease, transfer, or otherwise share without restriction aggregated, de-identified, and other non-personally identifiable information regarding Platform usage, sales, traffic patterns, demographics, and other statistics about our Platform or those from whom we collect information via the Platform.
For clarification, the Platform does not intend to, and will not store any financial information relating to you.
We may use information we receive from or through you, to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by following these links (as and if applicable):
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
GOOGLE - https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
BING - https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/
The Platform does not alter its data collection and use practices when it encounters a “Do Not Track” signal from a browser.
To respond to your request or inquiry, we may require follow-up or contact information to allow us to verify that you are the person authorized to view the information you are requesting. We may, at our discretion, refuse to allow you access to certain information if, in our view, to provide such access would jeopardize another person’s privacy; would violate any applicable federal, state, or foreign law, regulation, or directive; or would unreasonably burden this Platform.
Although we take reasonable steps to protect the personally identifiable information that you provide via this Platform, no system is 100% secure or error-free and neither is the Platform. We do not, and cannot, guarantee the security or accuracy of the information we gather.
THIS PLATFORM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN OR MINORS
This Platform is not directed to and does not seek to collect personally identifiable information from, children under the age of 18. Nevertheless, if we are informed that we have collected information from someone in this age category, we will take reasonable steps to delete that information subject to applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK
If you are interested in receiving electronic updates, alerts, and other information from us regarding this Platform, you must provide us with an e-mail address. We may also ask for optional information, such as how you found us, to help us better serve you and other users in the future.
HowToHen welcomes your comments and feedback regarding this Platform and third-party services and functionalities to our e-mail address: [email protected] that permits you to send through your own e-mail address, comments, and any other information you choose to include. Please remember that e-mail is not secure and HowToHen cannot provide you with any guarantees in this respect. You should carefully consider what information you wish to send to HowToHen through e-mail or through this feedback option.
Last Updated in October 2019