Terms, Agreements, Privacy, Security, and Ownership Policy
Effective: August, 2017
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Do-Not-Track browser setting
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit Do-Not-Track signals. Our websites do not process or respond to Do-Not-Track signals. To learn more about Do-Not-Track, please use your choice of search engine to find All About Do Not Track.
USE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
HBT uses the information we collect from site visitors in part to understand site usage and control the content and offerings on our sites, or present offerings across third party sites.From time to time, we are approached by companies or organizations that have a product or service that we believe might be of interest to you. We may share some of your information with these companies so that they can communicate their products or services to you.
CREDIT CARD & TELEPHONE NUMBERS :
We never share telephone or credit card numbers with any third party. Because credit cards are processed through agencies, like PayPal, Stripe, and others, which internally handle your credit card number, HBT never has access to your credit card number.If you buy a product through an independent on-line retailer (Amazon for example), then that retailer maintains secure control, and HBT will never have access to card and phone numbers stored with that retailer.
EMAIL ADDRESS :
Your email address is added to our electronic mailing list so that, from time to time, we can send you our newsletters, or information about new content or special promotions.Email addresses registered to our websites may in the future be sometimes shared with third party underwriters of our future television shows. Registrants have the opportunity to opt-out of any third party communications at the time that they register.
INVITATIONS TO PARTICIPATE
From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in events, contests, or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these events, surveys, or contests is completely voluntary, and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We may use this information to notify participants, to monitor site traffic, or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys), or to send participants an email newsletter or notification. If we use this information for other purposes, we will let you know at the time we provide the opportunity to participate in the contest or survey.
HBT reserves its rights to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in any manner inconsistent with HBT’s rules, practices, or policies, as determined at HBT’s sole discretion.Any user-posted content in any public forum, such as a Post Comment, or Testimonial Statement, or Product Review, becomes the sole property of HBT. HBT reserves the right to use content posted in these public forums for business purposes including, but not limited to, inclusion in entertainment media, publications, and marketing.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Our sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, and all orders are communicated to us, and processed for payment, via a secure server. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.If you have any questions about security on our sites, you can send an email to us at Support@HomeBuildingTimeline.com.
In the event, miniscule though it may be, that HBT goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our Web site of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
KIDS AND PARENTS
HBT’s sites are not intended for children under the age of 13 when not supervised by an adult. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via any HBT site from visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to all websites.
CONTACTING HOME BUILDING TIMELINE
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please send a request by email to Support@HomeBuildingTimeline.com.
The Fine Print
HBT will not sell, rent, or disclose your email address to third parties, unless otherwise notified. Your email address is required to identify you for access to content on the site. You will also receive free notification of new content, and special events. Your free, trial membership will begin when you purchase a subscription if it has a free trial period. Free Scholarship Subscriptions do not have a trial period.
Privacy & Security
About Auto-Renewal and Cancellations for Free Scholarship Subscriptions During the Pandemic
Your free Scholarship Subscription will NOT automatically renew. However, if the program is still available after expiration, then you may sign up for a new free Scholarship Account. When the pandemic and its effects have ended, we might return to a paid subscription, but it won’t affect a current free account.
About Auto-Renewal and Cancellations for Paid Subscriptions
Your subscription will automatically renew until you decide to cancel it by updating your preferences, by selecting the tab MY ACCOUNT in the top bar of any HBT web page. At the time of renewal we will charge your selected payment method or another eligible payment method we have on file for you.
Subscriptions can be canceled at any time with no early termination fees. New subscribers are entitled to a full refund within 7 days after purchase for subscriptions that are longer than 1 month. Cancellation outside of the refund window will result in auto-renewal being turned off. You will then have access to your subscription through the end of your last paid billing period and will not be billed again.
For subscriptions that offer a free trial or introductory offer, customers are eligible for only 1 such free trial or introductory offer for any single subscription.
Customers can always access payment details and invoices by going to your preferences, by selecting the tab MY ACCOUNT in the top bar of any HBT web page.
We’ll automatically renew your subscription at the then current purchase price. You can cancel or manage your subscription settings and choose to turn auto-renewal on or off, at any time, by updating your preferences, by selecting the tab MY ACCOUNT in the top bar of any HBT web page. You can see your renewal date by clicking MY ACCOUNT / Subscriptions / View. You can always change your payment method, address information, or cancel your subscription before you’re automatically billed for your next term.Unless you notify us, before a charge, that you want to cancel or do not want to auto renew, you understand your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us (without notice to you, unless required by applicable law) to collect the then-applicable subscription price and any taxes, using any payment method we have on record for you.Timing: You can see your renewal date in MY ACCOUNT / Subscriptions / View.Updating your auto-renewal preferences: Subscriptions will auto-renew at the end of the subscription period unless you change your auto-renewal preferences by clicking MY ACCOUNT / Subscriptions / View / Cancel.Eligibility: If auto-renewal is available for a particular product, it will be indicated on your MY ACCOUNT page. HBT may cancel the auto-renewal service at any time if that subscription option is not available at the time of your renewal.
PROPRIETARY AND PROTECTED CONTENT
HBT has built, and is proud to maintain, an unassailable reputation as an unbiased dwelling-industry information authority.Our reputation is our number one asset, making our content and style of presentation highly regarded.Our name, logos, artwork and editorial content are all proprietary and protected and enforced under U.S. copyright and trademark laws. It is our policy of restricted-use, however, which permits our ratings and reviews to have the integrity and currency consumers rely on. We can only accomplish this by strictly controlling commercial use of our content. Accordingly, our content is absolutely not to be used by anyone to promote or advertise their own products or those of someone else. This applies to all manner of third party use, including, but not limited to those manufacturers of products we may have referenced, any distributors or vendors thereof, or services which compile ratings of others. The objectivity which is integral to our business model and our success precludes us from deriving revenue from licensing our name or content, except in limited circumstances and by explicit prior permission.
RESPONSE TO INFRINGEMENT; AND READER REPORTING
While we will take all appropriate steps to resolve each and every infringement of our policy, we also ask our readers to assist us in safeguarding the integrity and objectivity of our brand by reporting to us (at Support@HomeBuildingTimeline.com) any commercial use of our content. HBT will vigorously address every violation of this policy brought to our attention in order to preserve its role as your dwelling-industry information authority.Please, return to your registration form, and click in the box and Accept Our Terms and Conditions.Thank You.