Privacy Policy

   Version 1.8

   December 20, 2022

We appreciate your use of and contributions to the website, Homewyse applications (including Homewyse Lists), and/or related services ("Services," or individually, a "Service"). Your privacy and personal information associated with these Services are very important to us. Our Privacy Policy detailed below explains how we collect, use and protect that information.

IMPORTANT: The Services are NOT for use in European Union countries and NOT for use by persons under the age of 16.

Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

In providing our Services, the following types of information is collected during your use of the Service:

  • Log Information - Our hosting servers automatically record technical information that your browser must send whenever you use our Services. Our hosting server logs include information such as your request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to track Service use trends, monitor Service performance and plan Service improvements. None of this automatically collected technical information is associated with any identified person at the time it is collected, but it could be associated with you if you choose to give us Personal Information as described below, if we are required to disclose our server logs as a result of a subpoena or other legal process, or if a third party such as your internet provider or advertising provider could match our anonymous technical information with you, using information beyond what is found on our servers.

  • Homewyse Cookies and Browser Storage - We use your browser's first party cookies and local storage to store commonly reused information, such as your postal code for geographic specific calculations, and to store settings and form data that you supply for the Services. We use these cookies to store and maintain the state of you Service sessions on the same computer, provide personalized content and save your account, preferences and configuration settings for the Service.

  • Third Party Cookies for Advertising and Analytics - We use Google to serve advertisements and provide supporting Analytics for portions of the website. If you have "third party cookies" enabled in your browser, Google and its advertising partners may collect information about your use of our Services such as pages you visit, your location, your device identification, browser type, and your interaction with the advertisements displayed on our website. In some states, sharing data for online advertising like this may be considered a “sale” of information. Except for this kind of information sharing, we do not sell any of your information.
    You can disable sharing of your information using any of the options listed in the Opting Out of Personal Information "Sales" section below.

  • Personal Information you Provide - If you create an account with Homewyse, you provide Personal Information (username, email address and an account password) so that we can authenticate you into our system and communicate directly with you about the Service. If you submit a support or feedback question, your comments will be stored by a third party support system provider such as Uservoice, so that we may respond to and capture your inquiry. If you choose to pay for an optional Homewyse Service, we securely transmit - but not store - personal information (such as name, address, and credit card billing information) required to complete your payment, to trusted third party payment providers (such as Stripe and Paypal), using industry-standard encryption technology. We store the payment provider name and date of successful payment transactions. We consider such personal data from these sources to be "Private Data" which is subject to the Private Data Protection section below, with the following exception: any other data (including the username you specified with your Homewyse account, and the text, numerical data, estimator configurations, form fields and work descriptions) you post to a publicly shared section of Homewyse Services (such as with the free or basic version of Homewyse Lists), linked to or from our site, or shared online is NOT considered "Private Data" and will NOT be subject to the Private Data Protection paragraph below.

Private Data Protection

Homewyse does not disclose to third parties the Private Data you have given us, except as necessary to provide you essential Service capabilities - such as for payment processing and for complying with verified legal inquiries, subpoena and directives. You may correct or delete Private Data information you have given us, although any completed payment transactions will be unaffected. For legal reasons we may retain backup and/or archival copies of information prior to your corrections, amendments, or deletions. We take every reasonable precaution to protect your Private Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You are responsible for taking every reasonable precaution on your end to protect any unauthorized person from accessing your Homewyse account.

Homewyse Communications

We may use personal information you provide (such as your email address) to communicate directly with you about the Service. We may send you "Marketing" messages containing service offers, product options and upgrades. If you do not want to receive these "Marketing" messages, you can opt out by following unsubscribe directions placed in the body of the "Marketing" message. We also use your information to send you "Service" emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features and documentation of the Service, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of "Service" emails.

Other Information Sharing

In addition to information uses described in Information We Collect and How We Use That Information, Homewyse may share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Homewyse in the following circumstances:

  • We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

  • We may disclose information in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business or assets.

  • We may disclose information required to do so by law, regulatory requirement or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law, enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or integrity of our Services.

  • We work with various organizations and individuals to provide essential features of our Services to you (“Service Providers”), such as website hosting, firewall, analytics, messaging and customer support. We may share personal information with our Service Providers on the legal basis of our legitimate interests in providing you with our Services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that our Service Providers have only the information needed to perform these tasks on our behalf and that our Service Providers are obligated to reasonably protect your information on our behalf. If we become aware that a Service Provider is using or disclosing information improperly, we will take commercially reasonable steps to end or correct such improper use or disclosure.

Information Security

Homewyse has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We encrypt critical portions of our database, use SSL in many of our services, employ firewalls and deploy standard best practices for data collection. We review our hosting, information collection, storage and processing practices to guard against unauthorized access to systems. We restrict access to personal information to Homewyse employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations.

Data Integrity

Homewyse processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Our Services may contain links (including advertising banners) to other websites and services. We do not control these other sites and services and are not responsible for their content, their privacy policies, or their use of Personal Information they collect. Our inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the content on such sites or their owners. Any information submitted by you to these third parties is subject to that third party's privacy policy. If you click on links which take you to third party websites or services, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites and services.

Opting Out of Personal Information "Sales"

Some of the many options available for you to control how your information is used online are described below.

Don't sell my Service Usage Information In states such as California that require an option to disable sharing of the personal information resulting from your use of our Services (such as your location, browser, device identifiers, third party cookies, and other usage data) by Google and its chosen advertising partners (the sole source of third party information sharing for the Services), you will be shown a Don't sell my information link at the bottom of this page. Click this link to disable sharing of your information resulting from your use of the Service.

Google Ad Settings Google is the advertising provider for our Services. You can opt out of personalized advertising managed by Google at Google Ad Settings. To learn more about controlling your personal information at the advertising provider level and/or to submit an opt-out of personalized advertising across advertising providers, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page.

Disabling Third Party Cookies Disabling "third party cookies" in your browser is one of the simplest and most comprehensive ways to block sharing/selling of your personal information. This will disable browser based advertising information sharing (and similar third party information sharing) across all websites and web services. Refer to your browser’s technical information for instructions on how to disable "third party" cookies. IMPORTANT NOTE: Homewyse Services require that "first party" cookies remain enabled for proper operation.

Accessing, Updating and Deleting Personal Information

You can review, update or delete personal information that we have collected as a result of your use of the Services by sending your specific request in email to [privacy (at)] or by using the Contact link located at the bottom of this page - and clearly specifying the nature and scope of your request. After verifying your identity, we will make good faith efforts to meet your request, either providing you with an electronic version of requested information, making requested changes - or deleting your personal data at your request if it is not otherwise required to fulfill our terms of service with you, comply with legal or regulatory requirements, or for other legitimate business purposes.

State Privacy (California, etc.)

The Information We Collect and How We Use That Information and Other Information Sharing sections above summarize the collection and use of the information collected from your use of the Service. This section provides details, categorization and reporting of this information as needed for certain states.

12 Month Personal Information Disclosures In the past 12 months, we have shared personal information created from your use of our Service with third party services providers and advertising providers as detailed below:

Personal Information Category Information Collected [1] Service Provider Disclosures [2] "Sales" Disclosures [3] Notes
Account Information Email, Username, Support messages, Service expiration, Payment service provider, Service settings With Service Providers, to deliver the Services (see Private Data Protection above) Not disclosed For Homewyse Lists users only.
Online Identifiers Device ID, IP address With Service Providers, to deliver the Services With Google Adsense, to deliver targeted advertisements ( users only) No Sales disclosures with Homewyse Lists use
Internet Activity Service pages used, Geolocation, Refering pages, Browser metadata, Service Ad interactions, etc. With Service Providers, to deliver the Services With Google Adsense, to deliver targeted advertisements ( users only) No Sales disclosures with Homewyse Lists use

[1] Accessing, Updating and Deleting Personal Information See Accessing, Updating and Deleting Personal Information above.
[2] These Service Providers are third parties that help us deliver our Services, and include web hosting, email, support ticketing, database, backup, email, firewall and monitoring service providers.
[3] Opting Out of Information Sales See Opting Out of Personal Information "Sales" to opt out of sharing of your information used for targeted Advertising.

Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and if the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notification (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

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