Our Commitment to Privacy
Scope of this Policy
This Policy applies only to the personal information we collect at Approved In Home Care.com.
Approved In Home Care is committed to providing the information you need to make informed choices about the ways you use this site and the personal information you share with us. If you have any questions about this Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us by email at info@ Approved In Home Care.com or by writing us at Approved In Home Care, Attn: Privacy Coordinator, PO Box 528, Gunter, TX 75058.
Your Consent to This Policy
By using this site, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy. IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE.
Changes to this Policy
As we add new features and functionality to this site, we may need to update or revise this Policy. We reserve the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on this site. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this site. They will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised version. Your use of this site following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Policy. For this reason, it is important to review this Policy regularly. If we modify this Policy, we will provide a notice at the top of this Policy for at least 30 days after the new effective date.
This Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “privacy notices” posted on this site. These privacy notices provide a level of detail that we cannot provide in this more general description of our privacy practices. For example, certain pages of this site contain privacy notices providing details about the personal information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.
Special Features and Password-Protected Areas of This site
When you sign up to use a special feature or password-protected area on one of this site, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the special feature or password-protected area. In such cases, you will be asked to expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked “I agree.” This type of agreement is known as a “click-through” agreement. If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the “click-through agreement.”
What Personal Information Do We Collect Through This site?
Information You Provide. We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (using your mouse and keyboard) when you use this site. The information we collect depends on how you use this site. For example, we ask for your email address and zip code so that we can send you information that is relevant to users in your geographic area.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, the address of the site you were visiting before you accessed one of this site, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
This information does not identify you personally. Generally, we use this information to improve this site and make them more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In most cases, we do not link the information sent by your browser to information that identifies you personally. We do, however, review our server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses — for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we may share our server logs with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use “cookies” and other Web technologies to collect information and support certain features of this site. For example, we may use these technologies to
- collect information about the ways visitors use this site – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
- to manage and determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns;
- to support the features and functionality of this site — for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database; and
- to personalize your experience when you use this site.
Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by subscribing to our e-Newsletter, we may link the information we collect using cookies and other Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this site, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this site. How Does Approved In Home Care Use Your Personal Information?
Generally. We use the personal information we collect through this site
- to provide the information and services you request;
- to contact you with information and offers we believe will be of interest to you;
- to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
- to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this site;
- to provide you with effective customer service;
- to better understand your needs and interests;
- to improve the content, functionality and usability of this site;
- to improve our products and services;
- to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice or other agreement between Approved In Home Care and you.
How Does Approved In Home Care Share My Personal Information?
Service Providers. We share personal information with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as web hosting services) or that help us market our products and services (such as third-party e-mail marketing companies). These third parties are required by contract to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.
Business Transfers. Your personal information is a business asset of Approved In Home Care. It may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or assets of Approved In Home Care or one of our businesses, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce a contract, or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.
Aggregate Information. We share statistics based on information collected through this site with our franchisees and other companies. These statistics do not identify you personally.
As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page (or area) where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.
As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. In most cases, we will ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. We also include an “opt-out” link in any promotional email we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future.
If, at any time, you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please let us know by sending us an email at email@example.com, or write us at Approved In Home Care, PO Box 528, Gunter, TX 75058. Be sure to provide the information we will need to find you on our lists. Please give us a reasonable amount of time to remove your contact information from our lists.
How Can You Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information?
If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Approved In Home Care, PO Box 528, Gunter, TX 75058. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.
How Does Approved In Home Care Protect Personal Information?
We take commercially reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we collect. Although we use commercially reasonable measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases.
Password Protected Areas of These Site
For your protection, certain areas of this site are password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing this site using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing this site using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on this site.
Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Approved In Home Care recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of children. We will not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen years. When a user discloses personal information on ApprovedInHomeCare.com, the user is representing to us that he or she is an adult. If a child has provided SynergyHomeCare.com with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian call our Consumer Care Line at 972-992-5933, and we will do our best to delete the child’s information from our records.
This Policy is governed under the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
Last updated: March 2011