Our privacy pledge to you: We will not collect any personal information from you that you do not volunteer, and we are the sole owner of all information collected on this site.
We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this statement.
- Information we collect and how we collect it
- How your information will be used
- How you can correct your information
- Our e-mail policies
- Security and passwords
- How to contact us
Information we collect and how we collect it
Many of the services on our site are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can surf HousekeepingChannel.com and view some of our content anonymously. For instance, you can access our articles without giving out any personally identifiable information.
The information we gather on our site falls into two categories: (1) personal information you supply when you subscribe, complete a survey, register for an online discussion, or provide your email address, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.
Personally identifiable information
To use certain features on our site, we ask you to subscribe or register.
When you do this, we collect personally identifiable information about you such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, user name and password, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs and services. In addition, we may ask you for personal information when you complete a survey. We use this information to help improve our site.
When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out a form.
When you use our site, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and pages visited on the site. None of this information identifies you personally; we collect it for aggregate reporting on site activity. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our site, or which pages or features get the most attention. We use this information to make the site more useful to you.
We use "cookies" to store and sometimes to track user information.
Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering or subscribing to our site. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie contains a unique number that allows our site to recognize your computer. For example, cookies allow us to keep track of your user name and password (if you are a subscriber) so you don't have to re-enter that information each time you visit our site. The help function on most browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don't accept cookies, you won't be able to take advantage of various features on our site that are available to other visitors.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
How your information will be used
Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience when visiting our site and to make our site more useful to you.
HousekeepingChannel.com uses personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. We use the information to fulfill requests for our services. For instance, if you subscribe to our newsletter or if you contact us for help, we use your information to contact you. We also use the information you provide to send you e-mail and mail only for HousekeepingChannel.com programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
Sharing your personally identifiable information
If you have an online subscription to HousekeepingChannel.com's newsletter, or have entered your personal information in some other context, HousekeepingChannel.com will not sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use any information that specifically identifies you.
In some instances, we use third party companies to help us provide our programs and services to you, like an e-mail delivery service that sends out our e-mails and e-newsletters. In those instances we need to share your information with them. We require that those companies use the information only to deliver the product or service.
We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena.
How you can correct your information
HousekeepingChannel.com believes in providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. To update the HousekeepingChannel.com information retained about you, please visit "My House", log in and edit your profile.
Or, for any other requests, write to us at:
Allen P. Rathey
3355 N Five Mile Rd.
Boise, ID 83713-3925
Our e-mail policies
Account and services related e-mail: We will send you e-mails relating to your account.
If you have registered for online discussions you may receive emails specific to your participation online.
Email newsletters: We offer an e-mail newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can follow the 'unsubscribe' instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
Promotional e-mails: We may also e-mail you messages that we think may be of interest to you about other HousekeepingChannel.com programs and services.
You can choose not to receive additional types of messages in the future by following the 'unsubscribe' instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail.
Security and passwords
We strive to maintain a secure process to collect, transmit and store your personally identifiable information.
We urge you to keep your password in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone.
Also remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This ensures that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet cafe.
This policy was last revised April 2004.
How to contact us
Allen P. Rathey
13998 West Hartford Dr
Boise, ID 83713
Voice 1 (208) 938-3137
Fax 1 (208) 938-3138
Mobile 1 (208) 724-1508