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Privacy Policy

NOTE: By using this site, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site.

This privacy policy describes our position about personal information we collect about you, if any, and how it may be used, if at all. This policy may change at any time without prior notice and it is up to you to be up to date of any changes.

Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about each visit. This information includes but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser software details, time of visit, resources requested (pages, videos, etc) and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify any specific visitors to this site. This information is provided by machines for routine administration and maintenance purposes and is common across all web sites.

We do not collect any personal information such as name, address, phone number, email address, birth date, vehicle information, etc. through just visiting the site. We also do not collect any personal information pertaining to transactions you have with sponsors or advertisers.

You may choose to voluntarily sign up for a free account in the forums. You choose a username (which can be virtually anything and we recommend you do not use any personally identifiable information such as your real name). Aside from choosing a username, the only other information we need is an email address. You may choose to include such information as your location (city/country) but that is entirely optional. Note that some information that you disclose such as your own website, location, and posts you make are made public.

If you are concerned about your privacy, best practices indicate that you should not give any information other than the required username and email address for the free account. Leave the other fields blank, that's totally fine.

Email Addresses

We do not collect email addresses through this site except when you sign up for an account. If contacted directly via email (outside the site), email addresses are never shared with advertisers or anyone else.  We don't send spam (promotional) email and we don't purchase, give or sell email addresses under any circumstances.

If you do have an account here, we only use your email address to send you account related e-mails (password reset, topic reply notifications, important forum notices, etc.). If you have private messages enabled, other members may be able to contact you through the forum but will not see your email address.

Modifying Your Privacy

You can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it will interfere with your use of the majority of sites on the Internet and prevent you from logging in to your webmail, blogs or forums. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis if you have concerns. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Information Sharing And Disclosure

We respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.

Children Issues

For compliance with COPPA, be aware this site is about home improvement topics intended for an audience 18 years of age and older. This site is not intended to be used by children.

Cookies

The forum section of this website sets a cookie for your browser. That cookie is used so that you can stay logged in during your session to perform functions such as posting a new topic, replying, etc. Even if you don't have an account the forum may set an anonymous session cookie. If you do not wish to receive that cookie it can be disabled from your browser.

Our partners or external advertising partners may serve you cookies or web beacons in providing you advertising, web pages, or services.

If you're paranoid about cookies you can disable them in your browser. (See your browser's help file to learn how.) Caution: Disabling cookies can have unintended consequences, such as forcing you to log in manually when you visit forums, social-networking sites, online editions of newspapers, and other membership-based sites.

Special EU GDPR Statement

In May 2018, the European Union government implemented a new GDPR general data protection regulation. We use Google for two things: ad serving, and for web analytics.

Those two services used by us from Google are covered by this privacy policy, we encourage you to read it. That link lets you, the user, know how Google collects & uses information, and ad personalization. The link also tells you how to control that information as well.

We have turned off personalized ads for the EU. That means your past behavior, interests, demographics, and other criteria are NOT being used to target you for ads. Ads shown to EU users will be based on contextual information on the web page you visit.

We also include some Amazon affiliate links on this site. Those Amazon product links may also set a cookie to your browser that will then track you when you click the link to Amazon so we can receive a commission on sales you make. We do not receive any personal information at all. If you purchase from the link(s) all we see is the product you bought and it's price.

Other Information

We aren't responsible for information that may be gathered by ad networks, affiliates, or advertisers when you complete surveys or fill out order forms.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or use of your information, please contact us by e-mail to webmaster <at> house-improvements .com or by mail at:
House-Improvements.com
P.O. Box 2032
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7N7
Canada

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Privacy policy last updated May 24,2018.