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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of our subscribers and our visitors. We use the information we collect about you to create a more personalized online experience. By using and subscribing to our services (the "Services"), you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your information as described below. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our site. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. In general, your personal information includes two categories of information. The first category is personal identifying information, such as your name and address. The second category is web surfing habits and interests. We describe in detail below the information we collect and how we use it but, generally, your surfing habits and interests are used to customize advertising and marketing for you. When we believe in good faith that the law requires the sharing of your personal information, or when law enforcement authorities or their legal advisors request it in connection with a suspected violation of our Service Terms and Conditions Agreement, we will provide the information. How do we collect your personal information and what personal information do we collect from you? We collect your personal information from various sources. During registration, we may ask for information of various interest and demographics. This information will be placed in your personal profile.

We may also collect additional personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, when you participate in an on-line survey or interactive poll, when you make a purchase and when you report a problem with our Services. If you contact us by e-mail or letter, we make keep a record of your personal correspondence.

We may also collect information on an aggregated (collective) basis. We collect and store information about the on-line activities of our visitors. This information may include the web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that your just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol address. We use this information to do internal research on our visitors' demographics, interests and behavior to better understand and serve our visitors. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.

What are cookies? Cookies are small data text files that are sent from a server computer to your computer during a browsing session. The cookies are typically stored on your computer's hard drive and are used by web sites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. We do not currently use cookies, but may begin using them in the future.

Our advertisers may place cookies on your computer so that they can track your usage. We do not control these cookies.

Our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer and may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services of interest to you. We do not control these cookies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here (http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp)

How do we use your information? Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a customized experience. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping, third party offers, advertising and many other services, most of which are completely free to you. We use the information collected to display and deliver advertisements and content that may be of interest to you.

In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, we provide advertisements to the desired audience. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, males over 35 years old). We take the advertisement and display it to users meeting those criteria. In this process, the advertiser has no access to the individual account information. Only we have access to individuals' accounts.

We do research on our users' demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis. We may share this aggregated information with advertisers or business partners.

Who is collecting your information while you are using our services? We will be the sole collectors of clickstream data, unless it is specifically stated otherwise, as in the case of our third party ad servers, mentioned before. Some of our services are offered in conjunction with our business partners in a co-branded manner. When we offer you CO-branded services or products we may share your personal information with our third party partner. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than our CO-branded partners or business affiliates, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. We may reference, recommend or provide links to third party Web sites. We are not responsible for the third party Web sites, recommended or not, and you should review the privacy policies posted on those sites. Please be aware that we do not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their Web sites. Who is collecting your information while you are using our services? We will be the sole collectors of clickstream data, unless it is specifically stated otherwise, as in the case of our third-party ad servers, mentioned before. Some of our services are offered in conjunction with our business partners in a CO-branded manner. When we offer you CO-branded services or products we may share your personal information with our third party partner. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than our CO-branded partners or business affiliates, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer.

How do we protect your personal information? We use security systems to protect your personal information. Also, your personal profile is password-protected so that only you may access the information. You should not share your password with anyone. Our personnel will never ask you to divulge your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always 100% secure and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing our Service is 100% secure. Because security is important, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.

What other privacy concerns should you have? Keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Additional information and Privacy Policy changes. Questions and (or request not to have your information shared with any of our partnerships, affiliates or CO-branded partners) regarding this policy should be directed to legal@homeandgrounds.com. Simply provide your Name and email address and your information will not be shared with anyone.

If we change this Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted in this document. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time.