Our policy on our wholly controlled and operated Internet sites is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. HomeCheck and HouseList offer directory listings that include business name, address, and other information provided by those listed. These directory listings are open to the professional community as well as the general public and are intended as resources for services offered. Both HomeCheck and HouseList websites forbid the use of these directory listings for solicitation or contact for reasons other than the services offered by our members; however, we cannot control the uses by unknown third parties. This policy statement informs the user as to how we collect information and how we use it.
USE & COLLECTION OF INFORMATION:
HomeCheck and HouseList do not share information about users with advertisers or major product affiliates. Client data is used to customize HomeCheck and HouseList content and advertising for our users. Data about users is collected by client comments and directory listing demographics (demographics referring to state, profession, services, etc.).
There are instances when HomeCheck and HouseList may request personal information, such as name, address, and profession; this information is gathered when registering as a member or when requesting a particular service. For users seeking a listing, we need this information to post your services for the professional community and the general public. Listings may also be published in printed form for brochures and various publications that promote HomeCheck and HouseList resources.
USE OF E-MAILS:
E-mail addresses may be used to send out monthly newsletters and share general information concerning additions and changes to HomeCheck and HouseList, strategic partner alliances, and affiliate sites. These e-mail lists are not given or sold to third parties. You may decline the informational e-mail from HomeCheck and HouseList by carefully following the instructions on the e-mail sent to you.
MESSAGE BOARDS & CHAT ROOMS:
HomeCheck and HouseList offer the use of message boards and chat rooms. As is the nature of these pages, what you post can be seen by users you may or may not know. While HomeCheck and HouseList strive to protect users’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. Precaution of how much information you disclose online via message boards and chat rooms is at your sole discretion.
HomeCheck and HouseList may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on HomeCheck and HouseList; (b) protect and defend the rights of property of HomeCheck and HouseList sites and their users; and (c) act under extreme circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HomeCheck and HouseList.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES:
Visitors to the HomeCheck and HouseList websites should be aware that they could be redirected to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from HomeCheck and HouseList pages that take you outside of our service. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement, the click takes you off the HomeCheck and HouseList sites. This includes links from advertisers and partners that may use the logos of HomeCheck and HouseList as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you are browsing or researching. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know.