HooSitting and its directly affiliated web domains
HooSitting and its directly affiliated domain and DBA hoositting.com, (“HooSitting”, “we”, “us” or “our”) understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of our clients’ personal information and is committed to ensuring the security of any information provided by our clients through all our affiliated website, (the “Site”).
Active Collection of Personal Information
To access or take advantage of features of the Site, we request that the family member provides personal information. “Personal Information” is information about the family member that is associated with his or her name or identity, such as, name, mailing address, e-mail address, credit or debit card account number, and telephone number. This required information is necessary for us to provide the family member services, including processing transactions, issuing a new password if the family member forgets or loses the password, and contacting the family member should the need arise in connection with providing our service.
Passive Collection of Information
In addition to the Personal Information that the family member actively provides to us, we or our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies to automatically collect information about the family member when the family member uses the Site. This information may include Demographic Information, browser type, operating system, clickstream data, IP address, mobile device identifiers and other information.
The methods that we and our service providers may use to automatically collect such information include the following:
Cookies are data files that are placed on a computer when it is used to visit a web site. These cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, tracking user preferences and web pages visited while using the Site. The family member may disable cookies using the family member’s browser’s preferences. However, some features of the Site may not function properly or may operate slowly if the family member disables the cookies.
We may include small graphic images called web beacons, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” in our web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to the family member, but any electronic image inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails that we sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about the family member’s interactions with the Site. It is temporarily downloaded onto the family member’s computer from our web server or a third party we work with, is active only while the family member is connected to the Site, and is deleted or deactivated thereafter. Mobile Device Identifiers: Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and we or our third-party service providers may receive such device information if the family member accesses the Site through mobile devices. Certain features of the Site may require collection of mobile phone numbers and we may associate that phone number with the mobile device identifiers. Additionally, some mobile phone service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the provider, we and our third-party service providers may receive this information.
If we associate any such passively-collected information with Personal Information about the family member, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Use of Personal Information
Send the family member e-mail or mobile communications, such as newsletters and promotional offers, on behalf of HooSitting Babysitters or third parties
Send the family member information regarding the Site, including features, products or services
Contact the family member with regard to surveys or Promotions in which the family member has participated
Complete a transaction or authorize a service that the family member has requested
Verify the accuracy of information the family member submitted to us
Collect and respond to reports of inappropriate conduct by Visitors
Conduct aggregate research or analyze the performance of our products or services
Monitor, administer or improve the Site or develop future web sites
Audit the use of the Site
Customize the advertising and other content on the Site
Contact the family member about the Site or inquiries the family member make through the Site
and other applicable agreements and policies or
For internal business purposes or the purposes disclosed at the time the family member provides his or her information.
We will not use the information the family member provides via a “contact us” or other similar form or address to contact the family member for marketing purposes unrelated to the family member’s request unless the family member agrees otherwise.
Disclosure of Information
We may, in our sole discretion, share with third parties information that is not associated with the family member’s name or identity, such as web site usage information, anonymous Demographic Information, and aggregate user statistics. HooSitting will not sell or rent any of the family member’s personally identifiable information to third parties. We may share Personal Information with third parties as described at the time the family member provides the information and under the following circumstances:
As with any other business, it is possible that HooSitting in the future could merge with or be acquired by another company. If such an acquisition occurs, the successor company would own and have full access to the information maintained by HooSitting, including customer account information.
Third Party Web Sites
Our Website contains links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website. We encourage the family member to note when the family member leaves our website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.