TotalHousehold Privacy Policy

Totalhousehold.com (the "Site") greatly values the privacy of its readers and contributors (collectively, the "Users") and is committed to protecting that privacy. We do not share our Users' personal information unless the User specifically authorizes us to do so or we are required to do so by law. The following statement discloses our information collection and dissemination policies in greater detail. This privacy policy covers all of the Totalhousehold.com sites and related services (collectively, the "Sites") provided to you. Please read all of the terms below carefully before using any of the Sites. Your use of the Sites indicates your agreement to abide by the terms in effect.

Sharing of Information

We do not share any User's information with any other party, except in the following cases:

  • If the User authorizes us to do so.
  • We are required by law to do so.
  • In the aggregate to third-party advertisers and partners. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
  • To provide services such as credit card processing and email newsletter delivery. The companies that provide these services for us may not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Information Collected

Account information. We ask for and store information about you when you create an account on the Site, such as your name, email address, and signup location. We use your name to create your account name (first name and last initial), and we use your signup location to help target the reviews to the town you live in. We use your email address to send you updates, provide services to you in connection with the Site, and to contact you on behalf of other users sending you messages, complements, and the like.

Public content. You can contribute to the Site in a number of different ways, including writing reviews, uploading photos, and filling out your public profile. We may store these contributions (your "Public Content"), display them to other users, and use them for promotional purposes. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Public Content, it can be used and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your Public Content.

Activity and log data. We automatically store information related to your use of the Site, such as the pages you view on the Site, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, browser language, referring URL, and the date and time of your visit. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

Cookies. We send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely indentify your browser and improve the quality of our service. "Cookies" refer to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all. Our cookies are linked to your information, such as your name, email address and password. We enable some of our business partners to use cookies in conjunction with your use of the Site. We have no access to or control over the use of these cookies. These cookies collect information about your use of the Site, such as where you came from, which pages you visited within the Site, and possibly other sites you visit if those sites cooperate with the same third party, but do not collect your name, email address, contact information or other personally identifiable information that by itself would allow the third party to identify or contact you.

Feedback. You should feel free to give us feedback, register a complaint, or ask questions about the Site. We may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you.

Administration. We may use the information described above for routine administrative purposes, such as investigating abuses on the Site, responding to user inquiries and enforcing and applying our Terms of Service and Statement.

Data storage. We store data in the United States.

Links

Our Sites contain links to other sites for which we are not responsible. Thus we cannot vouch for the privacy policies of these sites. We encourage you to read these policies.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Business Transitions

In the event Totalhousehold.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, Users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Modifications to this Statement

Whenever we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate, so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Questions/Additional Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please don't hesitate to email us at info@totalhousehold.com.