By Meg Escott
I recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use House Plans Helper, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.
House Plans Helper strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting my customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on my website.
HousePlansHelper.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. The information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow me to update the site and improve your usage of it.
If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on... https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
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I receive an affiliate commission for some of the services featured on HousePlansHelper.com.
The affiliate services platforms I use are Amazon and Networx.com
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HousePlansHelper.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
HousePlansHelper.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit the site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources available on the site.
Specifically, if you subscribe to the newsletter, I may ask for your first name and will require your email address.
If you complete a form, I will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
If you submit content, I will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.
If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.
If you purchase a product or service from me, I will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number.
This site lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. You can read their privacy policies at the link(s) below.
This site also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit the site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, I will inform you by placing a notice on the site. Personal information received will be used for internal purposes only and will not be sold or provided to third parties.
I also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps me combat spam and fraud. I do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
I may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with the site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. I operate the site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. I do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
If I sell HousePlansHelper.com, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation on the site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honours any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by using the information request page.
Last updated: 25th May 2018