Last Updated: April 11, 2017
Home Master Warranty is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of individuals we encounter in conducting our business. Personal Information is information that identifies and relates to you. It includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Card Information (PCI) and Personal Health Information (PHI) as defined below. Our goal is to address your need for excellent service, while meeting our commitment to keeping your Personal Information safe and secure. The safeguards we use to protect your Personal Information are described below.
We may change the provisions of this Policy at any time and will indicate when changes have been made by revising the date at the top of this Policy and on this website.
We may revise and update the provisions of this Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when posted. Your use of the Services following the posting of such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you access the Services to see if it has changed and make sure that you understand the most current information about your privacy.
What information does Home Master Warranty collect?
Home Master Warranty collects information: (1) you provide when you use the Services; (2) automatically from you through the use of the Services; and (3) gathered from third parties in connection with your use of the Services.
- Information that you provide
Home Master Warranty may collect information that you provide when you use the Services. This information collection may occur, for example, when you: (1) fill out online forms or applications; (2) create an online account or register to use the Services; (3) make a purchase; (4) send questions or comments via email, text messaging or live chat to customer support; (5) submit your resume to us online; (6) fill out online surveys; and (7) otherwise communicate or interact with us through the Services. The types of information that you provide may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, insurance policy number(s), financial account number, Social Security number, credit card information, gender, birth date and other contact or identifying information. We may combine this information with other personal information now or in the future. Some of the information you may provide is considered Personal Information. This includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Card Information (PCI) or Personal Health Information (PHI). The term PII refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. It is important to recognize that non-PII can become so whenever additional information is made publicly available — in any medium and from any source — that, when combined with other available information, could be used to identify an individual. You may also provide PCI such as card number, expiration date and security code or PHI as defined in HIPAA regulations. You will only be asked to provide this information if required for the completion of the intended services.
- Information we collect automatically through collection technologies
When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you, such as the type of computer you are using, its operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language and the URL of the website you visited before navigating to our Services.
To collect these types of information, we may use the technologies, including those identified below:
· Storage Cookies: Certain features of our websites may use locally stored objects (storage cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on this website. Such cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
· Web Beacons: Pages of our website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as web bugs, clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs). These permit the Company, for example, to monitor user behavior, deliver cookies, collect information, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if a recipient has opened and acted upon an email and verifying system and server integrity.
· Log Files: Log files record website activity on our Services and enable us to gather statistics about our users’ browsing habits. These entries help Home Master Warranty determine, among other things, how many and how often users have accessed or used our Services, which pages of our Services they’ve visited, and other similar data. There may be other technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Service. We may associate the information we collect from these technologies with other information, including Personal Information that you provide for the purposes described in this Policy.
- Information we collect from third parties
We engage third parties to provide:
· Website Analytics: Home Master Warranty uses analytics services and software provided by third parties to help us understand how users access and use the Services. These tools and services place cookies, web beacons and other devices or technologies on our Services to enable them to track traffic data. The data collected typically includes information such as your IP address, your Internet Service Provider, your web browser, the time spent on web pages, the links clicked, and the advertisements viewed on those pages. We use this information to improve our Services and your experience, to see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and to count visits.
We may use the information including PII that we collect or you provide as described in this Policy for the following purposes:
Home Master Warranty may share information that it has collected from you while using the Services, including on co-branded pages and where it has taken reasonable measures to de-identify such information. We may also disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
Home Master Warranty does not share your PII with third parties other than as described in this Policy or in connection with the Services. We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide to the following parties:
· Our subsidiaries and affiliates;
· Third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who are working on our behalf and need access to your information to carry out their work for Home Master Warranty and who have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information they obtain from us, and, unless we notify you otherwise and provide you with an opportunity to opt-out, will not use your information for any purpose other than as described in this Policy;
· A buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Home Master Warranty’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by Home Master Warranty about our Website users is among the assets transferred;
· Governmental authorities and third parties involved in court action to comply with applicable law or legal process or to respond to lawful requests or legal authorities;
· Third Party sites that provide relevant information not found on our Services such as training and informational materials that facilitate online commerce, capture data for Home Master Warranty such as career applications and allow you to interact with other websites and/or applications in which you may have accounts (such as Facebook and other social media sites). Home Master Warranty may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow login from our Services to third party websites. Home Master Warranty will notify users when they are leaving the Services or otherwise indicate that you will be going to a third-party’s site. Your use of these third party websites and/or applications is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, and we encourage you to read the third parties’ privacy policies before submitting personal or other information or using the websites and/or applications;
· To any entity and for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information or to any entity with your consent.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the information, including PII, you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
If you have registered with our Services, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database by either visiting the online profile section of one of our Services. If you choose to send us an email, please be sure to include in your message, the name of the website or mobile application at which you registered and the email address you used to register so that we can verify your request. We will respond to all access requests within 30 days. We cannot delete your PII except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Regarding Cookies and Other Collection Technologies
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. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party cookies used in connection with our Services. For more information about how to delete or disable cookies, please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies or www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security. Note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
Regarding Promotional Communications
You may opt out of receiving promotional emails, text messages or mail from Home Master Warranty by declining to receive such communications at the time of registration or at the time you otherwise provide the information to Home Master Warranty. You may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails or text messages by following the instructions in those emails or text messages or by contacting us If you opt out, we may still send you transactional or relationship messages, such as emails about your account or our ongoing business relations.
Home Master Warranty maintains its own security measures that are designed to help us protect your information. We take the security of PII, such as Social Security and credit card numbers, seriously.
Home Master Warranty has established reasonable technical, physical, legal and organizational measures which are consistent with applicable privacy and data security laws. Such measures include, but are not limited to, network, database and application security controls and monitoring, a formal system development process and an incident response plan.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is established for a specific person or entity, and you agree not to provide any unauthorized person with access to the Services. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your PII provided or collected. Any transmission of PII is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures. While we seek to keep information safe and secure, we cannot guarantee that personal information you provide to us will be secure, or that the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please us the contact us link on the main page.
Home Master Warranty’s websites and the Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information or PII to Home Master Warranty in connection or in association with the Services. We do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information about yourself, including your name, address, telephone number, email address or any screen or user name you may use online, on this website or any other Home Master Warranty Website or on or through any of the Services. If we learn we have collected or received PII from a child under 13, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please email us.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of Home Master Warranty’s websites that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us. Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at: 400 R St., Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at 916.445.1254. Their website is located at: http://www.dca.ca.gov.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use this website or the Services. By accessing or using this website, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time, and your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this Policy periodically for updates.
If you reside outside the United States, any information you provide to us through this website or the Services may be transferred out of your country and into the U.S. If you do not want your information, including PII, to leave your country, do not provide the information to us. By providing information to us, you explicitly consent to the transfer of your information to the U.S. PII collected on this Website and through the Services may be stored and processed in the U.S. or any other country in which we or service providers maintain facilities.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding this notice, please contact us.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the Services will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Policy as a court would. To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Home Master Warranty Corp: Attn: Legal Department. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1.800.778.7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed upon location.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.