on what you do when you visit any web site, you are providing information
about your visit to the site's owners. We value privacy and think
you do too, so we want you to have the information you need to make
your own decisions about your personal privacy. When you visit or
supply information to any web site, we think it's a good idea for
you to first understand what that site's privacy policies are. If
the site doesn't tell you, don't hesitate to ask.
Read more about:
What personal information we collect and how we use your information
Our policy regarding sharing of information
How you can decide what communication you'll receive from us
How you can control the use of your personal information
How we protect the security of your personal information
V. Customer Service and Recourse
How to contact Earthome
Protecting Your Privacy Online
information we collect and how we use your information:
visit the Earthome web site, we capture the internet provider's domain
name and country that you came from (e.g., 'aol.com') and the paths taken
as you move from page to page (i.e., your "click stream" activity).
we collect on Earthome may be used to enhance your use of this web site
in ways like these:
the web site in the most user-friendly way
your browsing experience of this web site
special offers and featured items to you, if you choose to receive such
to your question or suggestions
Visitor Registration or Requests for Information:
only collects personal information that you choose to provide voluntarily
when using or registering with the Earthome site. "Personal information"
includes information that can identify you as a specific individual, such
as your name or email address; and, in the case of license agreements,
your name and company name. While you can browse our site without registering,
you will need to register in order to take advantage of certain features,
such as requesting updates on promotional offers.
will on occasion ask you to voluntarily submit information about other
people. For example, you might be asked to submit a person's email address
to inform them about a sweepstakes or contest offered on Earthome. The
type of personally identifiable information that may be requested about
other people may include the person's name and email address. Earthome
may use this information to inform them about a sweepstakes or contest.
uses cookie technology as part of our web site's statistical reporting.
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved
on your hard disk by your computer's browser. It holds information a site
may need to personalize your experience (i.e., rotating images on Earthome
home page) and to gather web site statistical data, such as which pages
are visited, what is downloaded, the internet provider's domain name and
country that our visitors come from (e.g. 'aol.com,' or 'umich.edu') and
the addresses of sites visited immediately before, and after, coming to
Earthome. However, none of this is associated with you as an individual.
It is measured only in aggregate. The information in the cookies lets
us trace your "click stream" activity (i.e., the paths taken
by visitors to our site as they move from page to page. Cookies do not
capture your individual email address or any private information about
We also use
standard web server log files to help us count visitors and evaluate our
site's technical capacity. We use this information to find out how many
people visit Earthome, help us arrange the pages in the most user-friendly
way, keep the site browser-friendly, and to make our pages more useful
to our visitors. We record information on site traffic but not information
on individual visitors to our site, so no information about you in particular
will be kept or used.
without cookies, you can configure your browser to reject all cookies,
or to notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so
check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change
your cookie preferences.)
Trivia Games, and Surveys:
to time, Earthome may conduct sweepstakes, trivia games, or surveys via
our web site. If you choose to participate, we use your response to select
sweepstakes winners, to come up with the game or survey results and, sometimes,
to publish those results in aggregate on the site. Except where necessary
to run a sweepstakes, we will never permanently record or report any response
you give on its own or connect it to your name or address. We will hold
these responses only as anonymous statistics. We will never sell or rent
such information to any third parties.
Mailing Lists, and Other Services:
send us an email, we use your email address to thank you for your comment
and/or reply to your question, and we will store your communication and
our reply in case we correspond further. Beyond our initial reply, we
will never use your email address to send you any unsolicited message
or information, nor will we share it with or sell it to anyone else for
request information or other services, we use your email address and any
other information you give us to provide you with the information or other
services you requested until you ask us to stop (using the 'unsubscribe'
instructions provided with each email and/or on the site where you signed
up and/or as we otherwise provide), or until the information or service
is no longer available. We will not use your address or other information
to provide you with any unsolicited message or information (unless that
is part of the service you are requesting), nor will we share it with
or sell, rent or lease it to any third party for such use.
To Other Sites:
that when you use a link to go from Earthome to another web site, the
browsing and interaction on any other web site, including any site that
has a link on Earthome, is subject to the rules and policies of that site.
We encourage you to read the rules and policies of the sites you visit
to further understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing
regarding sharing of information:
is simple: we never sell or rent your personal information to any third
parties under any circumstances.
How you can
decide what communication you'll receive from us:
If you choose
to receive them, Earthome may periodically send you email messages describing
updates, new features, or promotional offers related to this web site.
You can choose to stop receiving this email at any time. Simply follow
the instructions included in your email, or send a reply stating your
If you do
not explicitly choose to receive informational emails, the only email
messages you will receive from Earthome will be to respond to email inquiries
that you send us.
How to update
or correct your personal information:
or delete your personal information, simply follow the instructions included
in your email, or send a reply stating your request, and we will make
the requested changes.
How we protect
the security of your personal information:
of your personal information is very important to us and we are committed
to protecting the information we collect. Earthome uses firewalls and
has security measures in place at its physical facilities to protect against
the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected
from you at our web site.
Customer Service and Recourse
Policy was posted in April 2001. Earthome reserves the right to change,
modify or amend this policy at any time. Please also read over the Earthome
Site Rules. Visa takes privacy matters very seriously, and intends to
on this page. You are responsible for revisiting this page to review our
How to contact
that whenever you submit any information to us in connection with any
Earthome related services, you consent to Visa's processing of this information
in the United States as necessary to provide the services in which you
If you have
any questions, comments, criticisms, or complaints about Earthome's privacy
policy and/or the way it affects you, please feel free to email us.