Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 7, 2023

This Privacy Policy, which is part of our Terms of Use, describes how HomeSecurity (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and discloses Personal Information (as defined below) in connection with your use of the services provided by us (the “Services”).

We may change this policy from time to time and will disclose that we have a revised policy by updating the Last Updated date at the top of the policy. If we make material changes, and if we have your email address, we will also notify you by email. Please check this page when you access the services to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.

  1. What Information We Collect
    1. Information: When you create an account with us, we collect information that you directly provide to us that personally identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with you, or could be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“Personal Information”), including:
      1. Identifiers and contact information such as such as name, postal address, phone number, email address, social security number (we only provide social security numbers to finance partners with your consent), or other similar identifiers;
      2. Other demographic information, such as date of birth;
      3. Commercial information, such as information about products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories and corresponding account numbers;
      4. Internet and network information such as browsing/search history, approximate geolocation, browser type, device type and settings, and information regarding an individual’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement;
      5. Audiovisual information such as pictures, call recordings, and video footage; and
      6. Inferences drawn from the above categories of Personal Information that relate to your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes (e.g., topical interests, engagement value).
    2. Usage Data: We do not collect, use, or disclose Personal Information when you use our websites. Keep in mind, however, that we automatically collect information in connection with the actions you take on our websites, including collecting the type of web browser you use, the type of device you use, your operating system, your internet provider, the pages you view, your referring and exit pages, the date and time of your visit, the number of clicks to, from, and within our websites, and the duration of your visit (“Usage Data”). We commit to maintaining and using this de-identified Usage Data without attempting to re-identify any such Usage Data. Because Usage Data is not reasonably capable of being individually associated with you, it is therefore not Personal Information. Remember, however, that:
      1. You will still receive cookies that are essential for the website to function;
      2. You will still see advertising, but it will not be targeted and may not be relevant to you; and
      3. Our data practices differ when you create an account with us.
    3. Sensitive Personal Information: We do not collect information that would be considered sensitive under any state’s laws, such as information relating to a known child, precise geolocation data, data revealing racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, mental or physical health diagnosis, sexual orientation, or citizenship or immigration status.
  2. How We Collect Information
    1. Information You Provide Us: We collect Personal Information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you:
      1. Create an account;
      2. Write a review;
      3. Respond to a survey;
      4. Fill out a form;
      5. Participate in a contest or promotion;
      6. Communicate with us via third-party social media sites;
      7. Request customer support;
      8. Interact with us via chat;
      9. Interact with us via telephone; or
      10. Participate in any interactive features of the Services or otherwise communicate with us.
    2. Information We Collect from Other Sources: If you create or log into your account through a social media site, we may have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, user ID, account information, information that you have made public, and friend lists, according to the social media site’s data practices and your privacy settings on that social media site. We may also collect demographic information about you from third parties, including data brokers, credit bureaus, mailing list providers, and publicly available sources.
  3. Why We Collect Information
    1. Our Purpose: We use Personal Information to provide, maintain, and improve the Services. We may also use the information we collect to:
      1. Communicate with you about products, services, offers, and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
      2. Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services;
      3. Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages;
      4. Respond to your comments, questions, and customer service requests;
      5. Detect, investigate, and prevent security incidents, malicious, deceptive, or fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, and protect our rights and property and that of others;
      6. Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content, or features that match user profiles or interests;
      7. Facilitate contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and process and deliver entries and rewards;
      8. Debug to identify and repair errors that impair site functionality;
      9. Ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their right of free speech or exercise another right provided by law;
      10. Comply with the law and our legal obligations; and
      11. Carry-out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.
    2. Targeted Advertising and Profiling: We do not use your Personal Information for targeted advertising (i.e., advertisement selected based on personal data obtained over time and across nonaffiliated websites). We do not use your Personal Information for profiling (i.e., automated processing to evaluate, analyze, or predict personal aspects related to a person’s economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or movements).
  4. Disclosing Information
    1. Service Providers: We may establish a relationship with other businesses, including corporate affiliates, to provide services to us (“Service Providers”), including for:
      1. Provision of the Services;
      2. Facilitating marketing and non-marketing communications;
      3. Marketing design and development;
      4. Business analytics (both marketing and non-marketing related);
      5. Project management and collaboration;
      6. Learning management systems;
      7. IT and network administration, such as mobile application development, data storage and management, website hosting, and data security;
      8. Identity verification;
      9. Location verification;
      10. Payment processing;
      11. Professional services, such as legal and accounting;
      12. Obtaining legal records;
      13. Collection of accounts; and
      14. Other day-to-day business operations such as courier services, facilities management, and document destruction.
    2. Authorized Partners: Some brands pay us to collect reviews on their behalf, respond to their customers, and generate insights of their businesses. We refer to these brands as “Authorized Partners.” When you create an account with us and provide a review for an Authorized Partner, we may share your Personal Information, including your contact information, with such Authorized Partner. We also provide our Authorized Partner with certain Usage Data.
    3. Other Third Parties: We may disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so in order to comply with the law or legal process, such as in response to subpoenas, courts orders, or requests by government authorities, law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect our rights, property, or safety or that of others, or if we sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses, or sell some or all of our assets.
    4. Online Analytics and Tailored Advertising: We may allow Service Providers to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers, and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in apps, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services.
  5. Your Privacy Rights
  6. State laws may provide you with the ability to exercise certain privacy rights (your “Rights”), which you may exercise by submitting a request below. Your Rights may include the right to access and receive any Personal Information that we hold, the right to correct inaccuracies in any such Personal Information, and the right to delete such information. You may also have the right to opt out of the sale or sharing of Personal Information.

    1. Right to Know: You have the right to request twice per twelve (12) month period that we provide you with:
      1. The categories or specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you;
      2. The categories of sources from which we collected your Personal Information;
      3. The business or commercial purpose for which we collected your Personal Information;
      4. The categories of third parties with whom we disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose; and
      5. The categories of third parties to whom we sold your Personal Information.

      We are not permitted to provide access to specific pieces of Personal Information if the Personal Information is sensitive or creates a high risk of potential harm from disclosure to an unauthorized person.

    2. Right to Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete any Personal Information we have collected about you. We are not required to honor a deletion request if a legal exemption applies, such as if we need the information to complete a requested or reasonably anticipated service, prevent security incidents or fraud, enable internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations, or comply with our legal obligations.
    3. Right to Correction: You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate Personal Information.
    4. Right to Opt Out of the Sale of Your Personal Information: We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party for a business purpose or sell your Personal Information, subject to your right to opt out of those sales. You have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time. To our knowledge, we do not sell the Personal Information of consumers under sixteen (16) years of age.
    5. Submitting A Request Regarding your Privacy Rights: To submit your request, you can contact us at (808) 123-4567, visit the Do Not SellMy Info web form or email info@homesecurityprofinder.com. You may also email us to designate an authorized agent to exercise these Rights on your behalf.
    6. Authentication Process: We will send an authentication request to the email address provided and confirm the request upon receipt of your response. If you have more than one email address on record with us, you will have to initiate a separate consumer request for each email address on file.
    7. Appealing Our Determination: If we decline to take action on a request that you have submitted, we will inform you of our reasons for doing so and provide instructions for how to appeal our decision. You will have the right to appeal within a reasonable period of time after you have received our decision. Within forty-five (45) days of our receipt of your appeal, we will inform you in writing of any action taken or not taken in response to the appeal, including a written explanation of the reasons for the decisions. If we deny your appeal, we will provide you with a method for contacting the applicable Attorney General to submit a complaint.
    8. Account Cancellation: If you wish to deactivate your account, please contact us at info@homesecurityprofinder.com. We may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
  7. Miscellaneous
    1. Cookies and Trackers: Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies, although some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies. For more information about cookies and trackers, please visit our Cookie Policy.
    2. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics. To opt out, please visit https://www.google.com/settings/ads.
    3. Behavioral Advertising: For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or . Your device may also include a feature (“Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through apps used for behavioral advertising purposes.
    4. Communications by Email or Text Message: You may opt out of receiving our promotional emails by following the instructions in those emails or by contacting us as noted herein. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional messages, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relationship. To opt out of receiving text messages from us at any time, reply to a text from us with the word “STOP.” A confirmation message of your opt-out will be sent to your mobile number but no additional messages will be sent to you unless you opt in again.
    5. Push Notifications/Alerts: With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device or to your desktop via your browser. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings within your browser or on your mobile device.
    6. Nondiscrimination Notice: We will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their Rights.
    7. California Shine the Light Law: California's Shine the Light law permits users of our Service that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. To make such a request, or to opt out of this sharing, please see the “Contact Us” section below. You may also opt out by completing the Do Not Sell My Info web form.
    8. Jurisdiction: The Services are subject to the laws of the United States and your Personal Information is processed in the United States. The Services are only intended for use by individuals in the United States.
  8. Contact Us
  9. If you have any questions or concerns about your Rights, this privacy policy, a Do Not Sell request, or our data privacy practices, you can reach us at info@homesecurityprofinder.com, or by writing to us at:

    homesecurityprofinder
    119 Mt Vernon Ave
    Unit #2020
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (808) 123-4567

    You may also email us to designate an authorized agent to exercise these Rights on your behalf.