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Hands-on Media Services, LLC is committed to your privacy and security and want to provide you with the best possible online experience. To that end, we want you to understand what kinds of information we gather from you, how this information is used and safeguarded, and how you can control its use.
What information is collected from me?
How is my information used?
The use of your information depends on the context in which it is collected. Therefore, pay special attention to the categories below that relate to the features of our site that you wish to utilize. Also be aware that Hands-on Media Services, LLC may at times be legally compelled to disclose certain information, by means such as subpoenas or court orders.
These are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we can recognize it as a unique machine the next time you visit our site. Our cookies are used for three reasons:
To keep track of your information for your own convenience;
To help us optimize your online experience by altering our content depending on your particular needs or browsing patterns, and to provide you with advertisements, products and services of interest to you;
and to help us understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns within our network.
Some of our advertisers and third-party ad servers may also utilize their own cookies. Also, companies offering products or services through the Hands-on Media Services, LLC web site may use their own cookies.
The information you provide when you become a registered user to certain pages of our site is used primarily to help us customize your online experience. Your e-mail address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and it is used together with your password to prevent unauthorized access to any information you choose to store on our sites. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics (such as age, zip code, occupation, or other data) may be used to help us offer content, advertisements, products and services that are most likely to appeal to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form with our current and potential advertisers so they can know how to present their ads more effectively. Please note that we do not accept or store registration for anyone under the age of 13 under any circumstances.
Unless you specify that you’d prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the e-mail address you provide at registration to contact you for promotional, administrative, or other reason. You may have these communications terminated at any time. If you indicate that you’re interest in hearing from other companies, we may also share your contact information for that purpose.
Our sites allow you to use may helpful tools, such as financial and home improvements calculators, real estate search tools, and others, without disclosing any personal information. These tools are for your benefit and the information you submit when you use them (typically impersonal data) is not disclosed to anyone or used for any purpose other than to provide you with the service you’re seeking.
User Registration Services
You may choose to request products or services of a more substantial or personal nature when using our web site. For example, you may apply for a loan, request our help in locating a remodeling contractor, store your preferences for convenience in using our sites, or make an online purchase. The information you provide when seeking these services may be used in the following ways:
For services provide by the HandsOnMediaServices.com web sites, the information you submit is used by us to provide the service you have requested. We may also share this information with subcontractors, but only to the extent necessary to fulfill your request. In addition, we may use the contact information and non-financial order information you have supplied, such as your e-mail address, as set out in the Registration section above. If the service you request requires submission of financial information such as credit card number for an online purchase, rest assured that this financial information is used only for processing your payment, and is not retained after completion of your order. We may, however, store your nonfinancial order information for accounting purposes and to help us to understand your preferences better so that we can offer you future products or services that you may find useful.
Purchasing Products And Managing Your Services
You may occasionally see contests, surveys and other features of our site that ask you to provide us with personal information. When you choose to respond to these requests, the personal information you offer may be used for several purposes. These include the uses set out in the registration section above. They also include providing information to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offerings. If we are going to use your personal information for any other purpose, we will notify you of that purpose and give you a chance to opt-out before responding to our survey, contest form or other request, or not to respond to or participate in the survey, contest or other request.
User Initiated Communication
Our web site enables you to send e-mail to us or to third parties and to participate in public bulletin boards and discussion groups. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communication with us, or anyone else, you may expect to be contacted in return.
Automatically Gathered Data
The information gathered automatically by our system—such as your computer’s IP address, the kind of browser you are using, and a record of your navigation through our site—may be used by HandsOnMediaServices.com so we can understand how to make our sites convenient and useful to our audience. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form, with our current and potential advertisers so they can know how to present their advertisements more effectively.
What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?
How do I “opt out”?
You also have the ability to terminate e-mail newsletter correspondence from us at any time. You will either be given the chance to opt-out of direct mailings when you disclose your e-mail address to us, .you can simply reply to our e-mail typing “Unsubscribe” in the subject line or e-mail the appropriate webmaster below with your request , and we will promptly remove your address from that e-mail service: support@HandsOnMediaServices.com
How is my information protected?
Whenever personal information about you is stored on our computers, that information is password-protected from unauthorized access or use. In addition, this information is kept only on servers that are located behind a firewall which makes their contents inaccessible to outside users.
Since your financial information is especially sensitive, we take special care to keep it secure. We will only transmit or ask for this information over secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the currently accepted standard for online security, and security keys. In addition, we require password authentication from any third parties you have authorized to receive this information. Finally, your credit card number and financial information are never stored on our servers. While this means you may have to enter this information more than once, we believe the added security is worth the extra effort.