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 babysitter provides personal information. “Personal Information” is information about the babysitter that is associated with his or her name or identity, such as, name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. This required information is necessary for us to provide the babysitter services, including processing transactions, issuing a new password if the babysitter forgets or loses the password, and contacting the babysitter should the need arise in connection with providing our service.
Passive Collection of Information
In addition to the Personal Information that the babysitter actively provides to us, we or our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies to automatically collect information about the babysitter when the babysitter 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 babysitter may disable cookies using the babysitter’s browser’s preferences. However, some features of the Site may not function properly or may operate slowly if the babysitter 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 babysitter, 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 babysitter’s interactions with the Site. It is temporarily downloaded onto the babysitter’s computer from our web server or a third party we work with, is active only while the babysitter 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 babysitter 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 babysitter, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Use of Personal Information
Send the babysitter e-mail or mobile communications, such as newsletters and promotional offers, on behalf of HooSitting Babysitters or third parties
Send the babysitter information regarding the Site, including features, products or services
Contact the babysitter with regard to surveys or Promotions in which the babysitter has participated
Complete a transaction or authorize a service that the babysitter has requested
Verify the accuracy of information the babysitter 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 babysitter about the Site or inquiries the babysitter make through the Site
and other applicable agreements and policies or
For internal business purposes or the purposes disclosed at the time the babysitter provides his or her information.
We will not use the information the babysitter provides via a “contact us” or other similar form or address to contact the babysitter for marketing purposes unrelated to the babysitter’s request unless the babysitter agrees otherwise.
Disclosure of Information
We will only disclose the babysitter’s information once the family member has agreed to the Terms and Conditions of our site as well as going through an interview with someone at HooSitting to ensure the safety of our babysitters. The family members on our site will only have access to the name, biography, school information, CPR certification, and car information the babysitter has given to HooSitting.
We may, in our sole discretion, share with third parties information that is not associated with the babysitter’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 babysitter’s personally identifiable information to third parties. We may share Personal Information with third parties as described at the time the babysitter 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 babysitter to note when the babysitter leaves our website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.