Privacy Policy

HomzMart privacy policy terms

Welcome to Homzmart! Homzmart Platform is an information and social network dedicated to homebuilding, renovation, and design.Homzmart brings together professionals, service providers, homeowners and design enthusiasts. Through Homzmart Platform, people can obtain and exchange, ideas, information and services related to home remodeling and design. Homzmart Privacy Policy is to help you understand what information Homzmart collects, how Homzmart uses it, how it may be shared, and what choices you have. This privacy policy governs the products and services we offer through our websites, (collectively the “Site” or “Homzmart Platform”). When you use the Site, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of information about you as described in this privacy policy. Additionally, our Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this privacy policy, including applicable terms governing limitations on liability and the resolution of disputes.

1. Collection of Information.

We collect information (i) from you directly; (ii) from third parties, and (iii) automatically when you use our Site. In general, we collect information as follows:
● Account and Profile Information: When you create an account on Homzmart Platform, we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide. You also will be asked to create a profile on the Site. If you do, profile information such as your name, username, current interests and projects, demographic information, and any photos you provide may be displayed publicly on the social network. You can customize some of the information displayed publicly in your Homzmart profile by going to your account and profile settings. If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, please contact us at privacy@.......com. You have an obligation to provide us accurate information.
● Public Content: We collect and store the information that you post on the Site, including your photos, comments, Reviews,Ideabooks, and profile information.
● Communications. When you communicate with us (via email, through the Site or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication. When you use Homzmart Platform to communicate with others, in accordance with applicable law we may collect and maintain a copy of those communications. In addition, Homzmart Platform may also enable you to connect, at your initiation, with third-party providers of products and services who you wish to contact outside of the Site; any such information you submit or send to third parties in this manner, including your personal email address, is not subject to this Privacy Policy.
● Site Activity and Automatically Collected Information. We collect and may store information about your use of the Site ,such as your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit. We also collect and may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.
● Linked Networks and Contacts. If you elect to connect your Homzmart profile to a social network or online platform like Facebook,Twitter,Google and rest of social media profiles, you will be asked to enable sharing of your contacts with Homzmart . If you agree to this sharing, in order to facilitate a more connected experience, we may send notices informing your contacts you have joined Homzmart so that you and your contacts can find and follow each other on Homzmart Platform. You also will be connected within the Site as followers of each other, and you can learn more about people you know in common on the Site. You can adjust permission for users to follow your profile in the advanced settings of your profile.

2. Use of Information.

We may use the information we collect for purposes such as to: provide the Site’s functionality; improve the Site’s quality; personalize your experience; tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you; offer location customization, personalized help and suggestions; track usage of the Site,provide feedback to businesses and professionals whose products or services are listed on the Site; process, store, and deliver your communications; provide customer service; improve our products and services; conduct quality control and spam and fraud prevention activities; display relevant advertising (on our Site and third party sites); evaluate the success of our advertising; provide customer support; communicate with you about your use of the Site and any orders; allow third parties to contact you through the Site; respond to your inquiries and requests; send you marketing communications and otherwise message you (in ways described by this privacy policy and managed by you in your account settings); backup our systems and allow for disaster recovery; enhance the security of the Site; fulfill transactions authorized by you on the Site; use as otherwise requested or consented to by you; and to comply with legal obligations. In addition, we use the information we collect to better understand how users access and use our Site and services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our Site and services, respond to user desires and preferences, develop additional products and services, and for other research and analytical purposes. From time to time, we may also offer contests or promotions, and will use the information we collect to administer such contests, promotions and surveys, to analyze the results for research purposes, and to comply with legal requirements related to such contests and promotions.

3. Sharing Your Information

We do not rent or sell your personal contact information (such as your email address associated with your account registration) to third-parties to use for their own marketing purposes. However, in some cases Homzmart may allow third parties, including other users and Homzmart partners, to contact you through the Site, including for marketing purposes. Additionally any information that you share publicly through your profile is available to third party users of and visitors to the Site; we cannot control such third parties’ use or further disclosure of your information. We may share some information about you with third parties in connection with your use of the Site. Our information sharing with third-parties generally fall into these categories and purposes:
● Agents, Contractors, and Service Providers: We may share your information with our agents,and contractors or other service providers as needed to carry out the performance and functionality of the Site, fulfill your requests or authorized commercial transactions, process your payments, or provide customer support.
● Analytics and Usage: We may share user information in de-identified or aggregate form, with third parties, such as advertisers, professionals, and other businesses. For example, we may disclose to a business the number of users that have viewed their product. Business or professionals that participate on the Homzmart Platform may also access usage data associated with your public profile. For example, a business can see that you, as identified by your public profile username, any profile photo, and any other publicly displayed profile identifiers (but not identified by your email or non-public account information), added their product to one of your Ideabooks on a particular date.
● Third Party Ad Networks: We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements on third party sites, and may work with them to serve ads on our Site, as well as to assist us in evaluating the effectiveness of our advertising, in accordance with applicable law. These companies use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies to collect information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this Site and other sites in order to provide targeted advertisements to you. Please see the Third Party Advertising section below for more information
● Affiliated Entities We may share information from or about you with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this privacy policy.
● Business Transfers: If we are acquired by or merged with another entity, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company. We may also disclose certain personal information to a company as part of the planning or review for a potential merger, acquisition or transfer of assets
● Other Users: Information that you post publicly on the Site (e.g., photos, comments, your profile) will be made publicly available to other users of Homzmart Platform. The information that you post to the Site is intended for public consumption, including your photos, comments, Ideabooks, and profile information. By posting on the Site, you agree to permit us to disclose publicly the material you post.
● Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you, as permitted by applicable law, if we believe that such investigation or disclosure is (a) necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site; or (c) helpful to protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, subsidiaries, or the public.
● quality inspection:We may check your stuff before letting you live such as your photos-content-illegal and unethical data.

4. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We, and third parties we interact with, including our third party service providers, use cookies in connection with your use of the Site and third party websites (Cookies are small data files that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our Site. We also use web beacons for similar purposes on our Site, and in HTML emails to our customers (e.g., to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded). In addition, we may use local shared objects (sometimes called "flash cookies"), javascript, log files, and similar technologies (together with cookies and web beacons, collectively referred to as “Cookies” in this policy) to track and analyze site usage and facilitate advertising on our Site and third party sites. We may use Cookies to collect or transmit information about you and your use of the Site or third-party sites, such as: your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, your interests on our Site and other sites, and the date and time of your use. When we use Cookies, we do so in order to further Site features and processes, provide authentication and security for your transactions on the Site, store your preferences, facilitate relevant advertising, and help us learn more about how users engage with the Site, and understand your activities after you leave our Site. Our Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session. You may opt-out of tracking by third parties for certain advertising purposes (as discussed) which can help you control targeted advertising by third-parties that track your activities across sites. It may be possible to disable certain Cookies through your device or browser settings. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in preferences or security settings. However, doing so may affect your ability to use the Site. If you are not comfortable with the above uses of Cookies, please do not use this Site. Do-Not-Track Signals. Please note we do not change system behavior within the Site in response to browser requests not to be tracked. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies or opting out of ad networks). Third-Party Analytics. We also use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Sites and the services we provide; you can opt out of Google Analytics and review its privacy policy. We use these tools to gather non-personal information about users to help us improve our services, performance and user experiences. These analytics providers may use Cookies to perform their services, and may combine the information that they collect about you on our Site with other information that they have collected. This policy does not cover such third parties’ use of the data.

5. Third Party Advertising

As noted, we work with third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on third-party websites or other media, and to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns, including Facebook, Google, and others (both Facebook and Google ) offer additional ways to opt out of certain advertising activities, and maintain their own privacy policies that address their interest-based advertising services). We also may work with third parties to display ads on our Site. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested, based upon your activities on our Site and other websites. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about members, or allow them to collect certain information through our Site (e.g., IP address and demographic information), but we do not disclose your name, contact information or other personally identifiable information. Opting out from one or more companies listed on the respective opt out pages noted above, will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you based upon your activities on multiple websites, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies, or you subsequently delete your cookies, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the websites listed above.

6. Plug-ins and Social Media Widgets.

Our Site may include social media features and widgets, such as the Facebook Like button and the "Share this" button, as well as other interactive mini-programs that run both on our Site and Services and on third-party websites, and enable certain features to work (e.g., blogs and comments). These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly and for other purposes. When these features are displayed on our Site they are hosted by third parties, and are subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them.

7. Third Party Profile Pages and Websites.

Third party businesses like home professionals or e-commerce merchants may maintain profile pages on the Homzmart Platform, and we may host websites using the Homzmart Platform for businesses using our Site Designer product. These businesses and Homzmart may collect certain information, including your communications, sent through these profile pages and websites. Homzmart use of information we collect is governed by this privacy policy, but third parties’ use of any information collected, or submitted by you through the Homzmart Platform, is subject to their own policies and practices, and not this privacy policy.

8. Account Termination and Data Retention.

You can close your account at any time by going to account settings. When you close your account, you will cease to provide ongoing or future data to us. Your public profile will be deactivated. However, unless prohibited by applicable law, postings or comments you provided to the Site prior to closing your account, will remain public. We also may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this privacy policy, including a copy of your account information as part of our business records, unless prohibited by law.

9. Security.

We have implemented security safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure – so we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You should take certain steps to protect your account and personal information as well, such as by choosing a strong password and keeping such password private, and logging out of your account when you are finished using it.

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