Find Local Contractors

Privacy Policy

 

THIS HANDYMAN PRIVACY POLICY


OUR COMMITMENT: RESPECTING AND PROTECTING OUR CUSTOMERS' PRIVACY


Your privacy is important to us. THIS HANDYMAN respects and takes steps to protect the privacy of our customers. We strive to take reasonable care of information we may receive from you.

THE SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY


This Privacy Policy addresses the privacy of visitors to the THIS HANDYMAN Website. It identifies the type of data and information THIS HANDYMAN collects from visitors, how we use and disclose it, and the steps we take to protect privacy.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT & HOW WE USE IT


THIS HANDYMAN collects personal information when you register with THIS HANDYMAN, when you use THIS HANDYMAN products or services, when you visit the THIS HANDYMAN Website or the sites of certain THIS HANDYMAN partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes.
We may, additionally, track non-personal information about your visit including the domain name and the name of the Web page from which you entered the THIS HANDYMAN Website, how much time you spend on each of our pages and the IP address associated with your computer. We use this information to improve the performance and operation of the THIS HANDYMAN Website.
When you register, we ask for information that may include as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. Once you register with THIS HANDYMAN and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us and we protect your personal information (see Security below).
THIS HANDYMAN collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of products and services that we offer.
THIS HANDYMAN automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, THIS HANDYMAN cookie information, and the page you request.
THIS HANDYMAN uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide statistical reporting for internal and external clients.

YOUR ABILITY TO EDIT YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES


You can edit your THIS HANDYMAN Account Information, including your marketing preferences, at any time. New categories of marketing communications may be added to the Marketing Preferences page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the THIS HANDYMAN service, such as service announcements and administrative messages, that are considered part of your THIS HANDYMAN account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES


A cookie is a small file that is stored on the hard drive of your computer ready for future access when you return to our site. We may use cookies to tailor and improve the content we deliver to you while you are on the THIS HANDYMAN Website. The cookies do not contain or capture any personal information. You can configure your computer's browser to alert you when a site is attempting to send you a cookie and allow you to accept or refuse the cookie. Your decision to refuse cookies from THIS HANDYMAN will not prevent you from using the THIS HANDYMAN Website, but may limit your ability to take advantage of some of our advanced features.

On some of the pages on the THIS HANDYMAN Website we may also use small bits of computer code called "one-pixel gifs," "clear gifs," or "Web beacons" embedded in Web pages to monitor the activity on the THIS HANDYMAN Website. Again, the technology does not capture or contain any personal information.

CHILDREN


Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. The THIS HANDYMAN website is not designed to attract children under the age of 18 and THIS HANDYMAN does not knowingly collect personal information from children on the THIS HANDYMAN Website.

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS AND EXTERNAL LINKS

The THIS HANDYMAN Website may accept advertisements from third-party advertisers or provide links to external Web sites. Please check the privacy policy of these advertisers and site for information regarding their collection of information and use of cookies. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Our partners or advertisers may use third parties to serve or present the ads that appear on our site. These third parties may place cookies on your browser when you visit the THIS HANDYMAN Website. Any third party cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the company placing them.

INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE TO THIRD PARTIES


We may use aggregated information concerning how visitors use the THIS HANDYMAN Website and share such information with third parties in order to improve the THIS HANDYMAN Website and to help us attract advertisers and listings. For example, we may share how many individuals visited the THIS HANDYMAN Website and, on average how long they stayed on each page. Such use and sharing of aggregated information will not reveal any of your personal information to third parties.

THIS HANDYMAN does not rent, sell, disclose or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
• We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or 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, violations of THIS HANDYMAN's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
• We transfer information about you if THIS HANDYMAN is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, THIS HANDYMAN will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
THIS HANDYMAN does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view an ad.

SECURITY


THIS HANDYMAN takes your security seriously and takes reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any firewalls or secure server software we may employ. THIS HANDYMAN continues to evaluate and implement enhancements in security technology and practices, however we can only take steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access. THIS HANDYMAN has taken the following steps in this regard: 
• Secure Socket Layer (SSL): THIS HANDYMAN uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as registration information or payment information. An icon resembling a padlock is displayed on the bottom of most browsers window during SSL transactions that involve credit cards and other forms of payment. Any time THIS HANDYMAN asks you for a credit card number on THIS HANDYMAN for payment or for verification purposes, it will be SSL encrypted. The information you provide will be stored securely on our servers. Once you choose to store or enter your credit card number on THIS HANDYMAN, it will not be displayed back to you in its entirety when you retrieve or edit it in the future. Instead of the entire number, you will only see asterisks and either the first four digits or the last four digits of your number.
• Secure Storage: THIS HANDYMAN maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.
• Vendors and Partners: THIS HANDYMAN works with vendors and partners to protect the security and privacy of user information.
• Employee and Contractor Access to Information: THIS HANDYMAN limits access to personal information about you to those employees who we reasonably believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
• Education and Training for Employees: THIS HANDYMAN has implemented a company-wide education and training program about security that is required of every THIS HANDYMAN employee. 
If THIS HANDYMAN learns of a security systems breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the THIS HANDYMAN Website or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the THIS HANDYMAN Website. THIS HANDYMAN may post a notice on the THIS HANDYMAN Website if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a Web browser enabling you to view the THIS HANDYMAN Website. THIS HANDYMAN may also send an mail to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

In the event that you believe that your personal safety is at risk or if you believe that you may be the victim of identity theft or other illegal conduct, please contact the appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement agencies directly.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES


This Privacy Policy supersedes and replaces all previously posted Privacy Policies. 
Our Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed and revised to make sure we continue to serve the best interests of our customers. We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy to reflect any changes. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this Policy, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If the change would cause us to use or disclose personal information in a manner that is materially less restrictive from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify Web visitors prior to implementing the change.

CONTACTING US: QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, & CONCERNS:


THIS HANDYMAN will happily address any concerns about its online privacy practices and policies; please email us by visiting the Contact Us page.