Your privacy is important to us. This policy explains our information practices, defines your privacy options and describes how your information is collected and used.
This policy covers the website at http://www.handoffapp.com (the “HOA Website”). The HOA Website is owned and operated by IdeaSwarm, LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Minnesota. Should you have privacy questions or concerns, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to us at the following address: PO Box 20665, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420.
By using visiting the HOA Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this policy. HOA shall have right at any time and without prior notice, at its sole discretion, to revise this policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you at this HOA Website, by email, by means of a notice the next time you log in to the HOA Website, or by means of a notice on the HOA Website homepage. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice. You are responsible for reviewing the HOA Website periodically for any modification to this policy. Any access or use of the HOA Website by you after notice of modifications to this policy shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such modifications.
The Information we Collect
This policy applies to all information collected on the HOA Website, any information you provide to HOA and any information that results from your use of HOA’s “Handoff” mobile application. You will most likely provide us personal information to us when you register as a user of HOA Website, license the applications offered by HOA or participate in certain HOA promotions or events. The personal information we may collect includes: passwords, user names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers and credit card numbers.
Your Use of the Handoff Application
Blogs and Product Reviews
The HOA Website may include blogs, product reviews or other message areas that allow users to post or send information to the HOA Website. When you post information to the HOA Website, other site visitors can also view that information. We urge you to exercise caution when providing personally identifiable information to HOA or the HOA Website.
Our Collection of Your Data
In addition to the personal information you supply, we may collect certain information to evaluate how visitors, guests, and customers use the HOA Website. We collect data to make the HOA Website work better for you in the following ways: to improve the design of the HOA Website, to provide personalization on the HOA Website and to evaluate the performance of our marketing programs. The technologies we may use to gather this non-personal information may include “IP” addresses, “cookies”, browser detection, and “weblogs”.
How we Use Information
Our primary goal in collecting your information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, and positive experience with the HOA Website.
You can register on the HOA Website to receive promotions and updates, or to be contacted for market research purposes. You can control your privacy preferences regarding such marketing communications (see the section below entitled “Your Privacy Preferences”).
From time to time, you may be invited to participate in optional customer surveys or promotions, and HOA may request that you provide some or all of the above listed personal information in those surveys or promotions. We use information collected from surveys and promotions to learn about our customers in order to improve our services and develop new products and services of interest to our customers.
IP addresses define the Internet location of computers and help us better understand the geographic distribution of our visitors and customers and manage the performance of the HOA Website. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you visit the HOA Website, so we can immediately recognize you when you return to the HOA Website and deliver content specific to your interests. You may modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies. If you modify your browser preferences, certain features of the HOA Website may not be available to you.
We may detect the type of web browser you are using to optimize the performance of the HOA Website and to understand the mix of browsers used by our visitors, guests, and customers. To learn about how people use our site, we examine weblogs, which show the paths people take through the HOA Website and how long they spend in certain areas.
HOA may contract with unaffiliated third parties to provide services such as customer communications, website analytics and other services. When we do this, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties only to provide those services, and they are not authorized to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Access to your data is limited to authorized HOA staff or approved vendors. Although total security does not exist on the Internet, HOA shall make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information that you submit to HOA.
Use of the HOA Website by Children
The HOA Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13.
Your Privacy Preferences
When you sign up as a registered user of the HOA Website you may begin receiving marketing communications such as e-mail newsletters, product and service updates and promotions. Our customers generally find this type of information useful. If you do not want to receive these updates, you must “opt-out” by unchecking the “Add me to the mailing list” box on the registration page, or should you choose to opt-out after registering, you can use any of the following three methods: select the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and follow the opt-out instructions; go to your “My Account” tab, select the “Profile” tab, select “Edit”, de-select the appropriate box and click “Save”; or send an email to email@example.com.
How to Access or Correct Your Information
You can access and maintain your personally identifiable information on your “My Account” page. To protect your privacy and security, we require a user ID and password to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Disclosure of Information
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. It is also possible that HOA would sell all or substantially all of its assets and business. In any transaction of this kind, customer information, including your personally identifiable information, may be among the assets that are transferred. If we decide to so transfer your personally identifiable information, you will be notified by an email sent to the last know email address in our files and/or by notice posted on the HOA Website.
Privacy and Other Websites
The HOA Website may contain links to other websites. HOA is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. Some linked sites may be co-branded with our trademarks and those of our business partners. They may have the look and feel of www.handoffapp.com, but the URL in your browser window will indicate that you are visiting a different site. This policy only applies to information collected by HOA.
Last Updated: November 10, 2010