We own and operate a network of sites that is focused on helping consumers make informed decisions on a wide array of products and services.
We are also committed to protecting the privacy of our users. To this end, we believe you have the right to know everything regarding the information we collect about you, how the information is used, and how you can opt out of providing any of this information.
What Information Is Collected?
We collect personally identifying information from voluntary user registrations, surveys, contact forms and emails. We also collect non-personal identifying information when you visit our website about which pages you visit, how long you visit certain pages, and how you arrived at our website among other things. In addition, by using this site, you agree to let us collect your publicly accessible social media profile information.
In order to perform a meaningful analysis of any site visitor, it is important to have accurate information about you. We might collect information from you, including but not limited to your name, address, income, family, activities and product preferences. In addition, we collect and maintain information about your transactions with our affiliates, others, and us. In this policy, we refer to this information as “private information.”
For more information on exactly what information is obtained, please contact us at [email protected].
Why Do You Collect Information?
The information we collect allows us to improve your user experience through the customization of content and layouts of various pages. It also enables us to keep you informed about new features and services that we offer along with any content that we provide through our newsletters. In addition, some information is shared with reputable organizations who may contact you with special offers of possible interest.
Who Do You Share My Information With?
We may make our customer e-mail addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers available to other reputable businesses whose products or services may be of value to you. If you do not wish to share your information with other companies or organizations, please let us know by contacting us by mail at 1191 Solano Ave #6421, Albany, CA 94706. We retain email opt-out and postal/telephone non-solicitation requests for five years.
May I see the Information You Collect From Me?
Yes, upon request, we will provide you with access to your personal account information, account status, contact information, and other information that we collect. You may access the information by emailing us a request at [email protected].
We also allow visitors to correct any inaccuracies in their contact information simply by emailing the changes to us at [email protected].
What Are Cookies?
If you wish to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers that allow you to turn off cookies. However, note that cookies may be required to use certain features of our website and that of many others.
We may also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (non-personally identifying) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and become aware of your choice to not have this information used by companies, please contact us at [email protected].
Legal Information Transfers
We may need to disclose certain information to comply with laws, regulations, court orders, subpoenas, search warrants, or other legal reasons in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request. Furthermore, if there is a change of control transaction in our business, a sale or transfer of assets, customer information could be sold or transferred as part of that transaction and your personally identifying information may be used by the purchaser.
Children Under 13
We are concerned about the safety of children. We do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide us with personally identifying information. Children wishing to utilize our services should always get permission from their parents before supplying any information about themselves, including names, email addresses and phone numbers.
We may link to other websites with information gather practices that differ from our own. Visitors should carefully review privacy policies for all websites they visit as we have no control over information submitted or collected by third parties.
We may also offer contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions from time to time that are sponsored or co-sponsored by third parties. These third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstake or promotion. We have no control over how these third parties use this information; however, we will notify you whenever you fill out a form that will provide them access to such information.
Marketing Messages: Email, Telephone and SMS.
By submitting your information through the form on our website, you agree to participate in future marketing messages in the form of email, SMS, and telephone. By submitting your information you agree, by your own request, that being contacted via telephone, despite any previous enrollment on the national do-not-call list, is permissible.
You also agree to receive SMS marketing messages sent to your mobile carrier, and you understand any costs involved in receiving SMS messages, or replying to SMS messages sent by us or third-party affiliates, are the responsibility of the consumer or the person who filled out the original form.
We will only send relevant messages to our consumer database including offers of similar services by a third-party and requests for feedback related to the service, if applicable. Every effort will be made to promptly remove and cease marketing messages to consumers wanting to be removed from internal and external marketing lists.
To opt out of sms reply “STOP” to any messages.
How Do I Stop Receiving Email?
If you do not want to receive email from us, please use the unsubscribe option available on email communications or by writing to us at 1191 Solano Ave #6421, Albany, CA 94706. We will retain all such email opt-out requests for five years.
Rules for Submissions and Messages
Users are responsible for what they post in discussion groups of other public forums. We cannot and do not review each submission that users make and do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy or propriety of any submission. We do, however, reserve the right to restrict or prohibit your use of our website if we believe you are violating any terms of the agreement.
Member Conduct Guidelines
Members understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. We do not control the content posted and as a result do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such content. You may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
You agree not to use our website in order to:
forge headers or manipulate identifiers as a means to mask the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service.
disrupt the servers or networks connected to the site;
transmit any Content that is unlawful, invasive of another’s privacy, or otherwise objectionable;
hurt minors in any way, “stalk” any individuals or gather personal information about other users;
pretend to be any person or entity or feign your affiliation with a person or entity;
transmit any Content that would infringe upon another’s intellectual property rights or would be considered “spam”, “chain letters” or any other form of solicitation;
post any Content that you should not transmit under any contract, law or fiduciary relationship or any Content containing any viruses or programs that would effect functionality;
develop password-only, restricted access pages, or hidden pages;
break any applicable laws or regulations or aid any other user in achieving illegal activities.
How Is Data Secured?
We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving personal data. We also have appropriate security measures to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we collect from you.
Changes and Updates
In addition to the information collected by us and registration information submitted by you, we may employ both first-party and third-party cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing activity-based information about you, and it is designed to facilitate the receipt of targeted and relevant advertisements. The cookie is not associated with your personally identifiable information.
Your California Privacy Rights
Any business subject to California Civil Code section 1798.83 is required to disclose to all its California customers, upon written request, the identity of any third parties to whom the business has disclosed any personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties direct marketing purposes.
If you are a resident of California and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to: [email protected]
Please note that under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a customer request once during any calendar year.
Further Questions or Comments
We comply with all the stringent standards of ethical conduct set forth by the Direct Marketing Association.
Contact: 1191 Solano Ave, Albany #6421, CA 94706 [email protected].