Christian Home Living (owner of KeepingUpAtHome.com) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Statement to help you understand our practices regarding the data we collect from the users of the KeepingUpAtHome.com website and any of the services we provide.
Information We Collect
KeepingUpAtHome.com collects Personal Information and Anonymous Information from you when you visit our site or when you send us a communication. “Personal Information” is information that allows someone to identify or contact you, which can be, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any information about you that is connected with any of the preceding information. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or connected to your Personal Information. Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of an individual. We collect Personal Information and Anonymous Information, as explained below.
We collect Personal Information from you, such as your name, e-mail address, address, country of residence, zip code or mail code, when you sign up for services provided by KeepingUpAtHome.com. We may also collect other types of Personal Information that you provide to us voluntarily.
When you choose to sign up for our services, we may collect additional financial information from you, including your credit card number, billing address (including street address, city, state, country, and zip code or mail code), and phone number. If you provide us feedback regarding our site or services, we will collect your name and e-mail address in order to send you a reply.
In order to improve our services to you, we may ask you to voluntarily complete confidential surveys. We do not ask you to provide us any personally identifiable information associated with these surveys although we may associate your responses with Personal Information. If you do not wish to participate in a survey, simply decline to participate when asked.
Personal Information Collected via Technology
An “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer Internet access provider, your IP address probably varies from session to session. We track IP addresses exclusively in combination with session cookies to analyze how our Web site is performing.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. KeepingUpAtHome.com uses both session cookies (which expire once you close your Web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function by changing the cookie profile on your computer’s Web browser. If you disable your cookies, however, you will not have access to certain features of our site such as “Remember My Password”. Christia-Homemaking.com does not store any Personal Information in cookies on your computer (other than the cookie itself).
“Transparent GIFs” are clear electronic images that are used to track your use of our site. They help us to determine whether content on our site is effective. We also use transparent GIFs in HTML-based e-mails to let us know which e-mails have been opened and acted upon by recipients (including any persons to which the e-mails have been forwarded). Transparent GIFs on our site collect only a limited amount of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the transparent GIF resides. This information helps us assess the effectiveness of certain communications and marketing campaigns.
Personal Information Collected by Third Parties
Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Privacy Statement, our Privacy Statement applies only to the use and disclosure of Personal Information that we collect while you use our services
If you click on third-party advertisements or links from the Christian Homemaking site, you will leave our site and go to another site. During this process, a third party (including a third party advertising service that may provide services to an advertiser) may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you, such as the URL you just came from, your browser type, and your IP address. Our display of advertisements or links to any other company or site is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such company or site (or the contents of the site). We have no control over, we do not review, and our Privacy Statement does not apply to these other companies, sites, or content, or to any collection of data after you click on an advertisement of or link to a third party.
Use of Your Personal Information
KeepingUpAtHome.com uses your Personal Information to provide you with access to your KeepingUpAtHome.com services. We may also send you electronic newsletters and autoresponder emails and emails to you if you have requested to receive such communications from us. We also use Personal Information to notify you about updates to our services and to respond to your questions and requests.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Information to perform statistical analyses of users’ collective behavior so that we may enhance the content of our services and improve site navigation. Christian Home Living and KeepingUpAtHome.com reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in its discretion.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Christian Home Living and KeepingUpAtHome.com do not sell, trade, or rent the Personal Information collected from our services to third parties. However, we will share your Personal Information with third parties to charge your credit card (if authorized by you), fill your order, and deliver electronic newsletters, e-mails and other services. These third parties are required not to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by KeepingUpAtHome.com. You expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Information with our contractors and third party service providers for the sole purpose of providing services to you.
If you send a testimonial or comment to us, we may post it on our site or use it in advertising materials. We will attribute your testimonial to you as you desire if you notify us but initially we will post your name next to the testimonial or posting on our site or advertising materials, if provided.
Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Information (as described below), KeepingUpAtHome.com and Christian Home Living may disclose Personal Information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Christian Home Living; or (2) protect or defend the rights or property of Christian Home Living, its agents or users of the KeepingUpAtHome.com services.
Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding some of the collecting of your Personal Information. You may review and change any of your membership contact information online by logging into your account and visiting the “My Account” link. Note that we may retain changed or deleted information in our archives.
When you subscribe to one of our electronic newsletters, auto responders, email lists, use any of our services or purchase a product, you are consenting to receive communications from us. Should you decide to stop receiving further communications from us, you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive. If you need assistance opting out, you may let us know that you would like to opt-out by sending us a communication using our online form at http://www.KeepingUpAtHome.com/contact or by sending a letter to us at:
Christian Home Living
P.O. Box 2334
Shingle Springs, CA, 95682 USA
Security of Your Personal Information
Christian Home Living is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. Once you sign up for our services, Christian Home Living requires you to enter a password to access your account information.
We accept payments via PayPal which encrypts your Personal Information when collecting your credit card information for online purchases. To verify that you have a secure server connection, look for the locked padlock symbol at the bottom of your browser window.
Except as provided elsewhere in this Privacy Statement, Christian Home Living limits access to Personal Information in electronic databases to those persons (including employees and contractors) of the Christian Home Living organization that have a business need for such access.
Even though Christian Home Living has taken steps to ensure that your Personal Information is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, you should know that Christian Home Living cannot eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
Questions Regarding This Privacy Statement
Christian Home Living welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Statement. Please contact us using the form on this page: http://www.KeepingUpAtHome.com/contact/
If you believe that Christian Home Living has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Christian Home Living using the form on this page: http://www.keepingupathome.com/contact/. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation. If you and Christian Home Living are unable to reach a resolution to the dispute, you and Christian Home Living will settle the dispute exclusively under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (www.adr.org).
Changes to This Privacy Statement
Christian Home Living may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your Personal Information, we will notify you by posting notice of the changes on our site. Any material changes to this Privacy Statement will be effective immediately following our posting of notice of the changes on our site.
Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your Personal Information to provide us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you notice of important changes affecting your use of this site, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.
In any event, changes to this Privacy Statement may affect our use of Personal Information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Personal Information, you must notify us that you wish to deactivate your account with us and you must immediately cease your use of the KeepingUpAtHome.com website and any associated services.
This Privacy Statement was last revised in July 15, 2010.