www.homesteadhearth.com is committed to protecting your online privacy while providing you with the most useful and enjoyable Web experience possible. While you can use many features of www.homesteadhearth.com anonymously, you are required to provide personal information to gain access to some of our premium content and services.
How we collect and use personal information
Registering for membership on www.homesteadhearth.com gives you access to all the site's information and features. The only information required is your name, e-mail address, country, and ZIP/postal code. With your approval, we occasionally will send e-mail to notify you about important changes to the site, new services, and special offers from us. If you would rather not receive these e-mail notifications, you can simply indicate that preference either when you register or at any time you modify your account. In addition to receiving e-mail announcements, you can also sign up for daily and weekly e-mail services that provide information about benefits offered by Homestead Hearth.
If you respond to a promotion, we may ask for your postal address so we can deliver promotional information. When you enter this information, we will save it in your member profile so that you won't have to enter it again. We occasionally may also send you postal mail to notify you about important changes to the site, new services, and special offers from us and select www.homesteadhearth.com partners. If you would rather not receive such information via postal mail, you can indicate this when you enter your address or you can modify your account at any time to indicate your preference.
How we protect your personal information
All personal data you enter on www.homesteadhearth.com is encrypted with secure server software (SSL) that encodes the information before your Web browser software sends it to us. The SSL software decodes the data only after it reaches our server, meaning hackers can't snatch any of your personal information while it is in transit. Once the data reaches our site, the same state-of-the-art security software we use to guard all of Homestead Hearth's essential business data protects your personal data as well.
In addition to using the most secure technology available, we work tirelessly to make sure that we use any information you provide us only in ways you have approved. We send you only the e-mail you have approved in your account information or on your e-mail subscription sign-up page.
How we use "cookies"
What we provide to third parties
While www.homesteadhearth.com does not provide any third-party access to your personal information except to facilitate your own attempts to register with our partners or receive offers from select partners as mentioned elsewhere in this policy, we may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage patterns gathered during visits to our Web site each month, but it does not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member unless that member has given us permission to share that information.
Homestead Hearth may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to our and other Web sites in order to provide information about goods and services of interest to you. In addition, we may share Web site usage information about visitors to our site with other organizations for the purpose of managing and targeting information on our sites. For this purpose, we may note some of the pages you visit on our sites through the use of pixel tags (also called "clear gifs").
Obtaining your consent
By using our Web site, you give Homestead Hearth permission to collect information about the pages served to you as an anonymous user for the purpose of calculating aggregate site statistics. If you register at www.homesteadhearth.com, you authorize Homestead Hearth to use information you provide to personalize the information we deliver to you and to use your demographic information when calculating aggregate customer data. As a registered member, you give Homestead Hearth and our agents permission to send you e-mails related to the subscription e-mail services to which you subscribe and the Free Product Info topics you select.
If you are under the age of 18, you must not provide your name, e-mail address, or any other identifying information without the consent of your parent or guardian, or as otherwise provided for by applicable law.
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