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Homeschool Buy Privacy Policy

    www.HomeschoolBuy.com (“Homeschool Buy” or ”Website”) is owned and operated by its parent company, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC (“TOS”). Homeschool Buy and TOS are strongly committed to protecting personal privacy. For purposes of this Homeschool Buy Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”), “User” means and includes any person or entity accessing or using Homeschool Buy. This Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into the Homeschool Buy User Agreement (“User Agreement”). Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes a representation, warranty and agreement that the User has read, understands and agrees to be bound by all portions of the User Agreement.

  1. Purpose and Applicability. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the provisions of the User Agreement. Homeschool Buy and TOS have implemented this Privacy Policy to explain the nature and potential uses of information gathered from and about Users (“Personal Information”) and each User’s ability to correct, withdraw or delete certain types of Personal Information. This Privacy Policy applies only to Homeschool Buy, and does not apply to any person, entity, organization, or website to or from which Homeschool Buy links or is linked, including without limitation other websites owned and operated by TOS. Other websites may contain similar or different privacy policies. Users are strongly encouraged to regularly read and review posted privacy policies on all websites, whether or not owned by TOS or affiliated with Homeschool Buy.

  2. No Use by Minors. For purposes of the User Agreement, “Minor” means any natural person under the age of eighteen (18) years with the exception of legally emancipated minors. Minors are not permitted to register for or use accounts or otherwise access or use any of the services offered by or through Homeschool Buy. User agrees to provide evidence of age and/or legal emancipation, in form and substance acceptable to TOS, at the request of Homeschool Buy or TOS. Homeschool Buy and TOS reserve the right to block or terminate the account access of any User suspected or determined to be a Minor, whether or not the Minor acted with parental permission or supervision.

  3. Cookies and Collection of Information. Users may browse and read Website Content without revealing Personal Information other than default information customarily logged by Homeschool Buy and its host servers. Homeschool Buy, TOS and the host servers may automatically collect certain information from all Users who access Homeschool Buy, including without limitation (a) the date and time of access, (b) the IP address from which a User accessed Homeschool Buy, (c) the Internet address of third-party websites from which a User accessed or linked to Homeschool Buy and (d) pages and portions of Homeschool Buy a User views or accesses. Homeschool Buy and TOS collect this information through the use of Cookies. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Cookies” means text files with electronic identifiers which store and retrieve information from and about Users and which permit Homeschool Buy and TOS to recognize returning Users, track use of Homeschool Buy and maintain customized Internet webpages and preferences. Session Cookies expire when a User exits the Internet browser. Persistent Cookies remain on a User’s computer for a given time or until deleted. Homeschool Buy and TOS use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies. Homeschool Buy and TOS do not combine information collected from or through the use of Cookies with other Personal Information to determine the identity or email address of Users without the consent of individual Users. Homeschool Buy and TOS collect and periodically review information obtained using Cookies in order to provide and improve access to Homeschool Buy, to review and evaluate the popularity, efficiency and functionality of Homeschool Buy, to establish priorities and allocate resources associated with Homeschool Buy, and for other internal informational purposes. Homeschool Buy and TOS may also use Cookies, web beacons or other programs to determine, on an anonymous basis, which portions of Homeschool Buy are most frequently accessed by Users. Users who wish to purchase or sell items or to actively use other services available on or through Homeschool Buy must provide additional, specific Personal Information as part of the account creation, login and use processes. Users always have the option not to use services or features which require individuals to provide specific Personal Information. Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes the User’s express representation, warranty and agreement that Homeschool Buy and TOS may collect, obtain, store, use and disclose the information described in this paragraph, subject to the User Agreement and applicable law.

  4. Information Collected at Account Creation. Homeschool Buy and TOS permit Users to register for and use personal accounts pursuant to the User Agreement, as originally established and as modified from time to time. As part of the account creation process Homeschool Buy must obtain accurate, specific Personal Information about each User, including without limitation the User’s name, age, mailing address, e-mail address, preferred login name and password. Homeschool Buy requires Personal Information in order to create and maintain an account for or on behalf of each User and to provide Users with access to services and opportunities offered on or through Homeschool Buy. Creation of an account constitutes a User’s agreement and consent for Homeschool Buy and TOS to (a) collect and store User’s Personal Information on computer servers and hard drives belonging to TOS and located within the United States and (b) collect, store, use, transmit and confirm User’s Personal Information pursuant to the User Agreement and applicable law. Homeschool Buy and TOS may use Cookies and other available technology to remember User preferences and customized settings and to facilitate and verify User access to personal accounts. Homeschool Buy and TOS may also use Personal Information from time to time in order to contact Users for purposes of updating required information and providing important information about (a) services offered by Homeschool Buy and TOS, (b) changes to Homeschool Buy rules, policies, procedures and practices, and (c) User’s personal accounts. Homeschool Buy and TOS will never ask Users to reveal, confirm or disclose login and password information via e-mail.

  5. Financial and Transactional Information. Homeschool Buy and TOS may request, obtain, collect and store certain types of personal financial information (“Financial Information”) from Users, as well as information relating to transactions conducted on and through Homeschool Buy. Financial Information may be requested for a variety of reasons, including without limitation tracking User sales, purchases and complaints. Financial Information requested or collected from Users may include some or all of the following: (a) credit card or bank account numbers, if reasonably necessary or advisable to provide Users with access to certain services offered by or through Homeschool Buy or to arrange for payment of Site Fees, (b) information about transactions conducted at Homeschool Buy, including without limitation information relating to bids, purchases and listed items, and (c) other necessary or advisable information relating to or arising out of debts incurred by Users and payable to Homeschool Buy or TOS. Homeschool Buy and TOS will obtain and use Financial Information in accordance with the User Agreement and applicable law. Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes the User’s express representation, warranty and agreement that Homeschool Buy and TOS may collect, obtain, store, use and disclose the information described in this paragraph, subject to the User Agreement and applicable law. Homeschool Buy and TOS will never ask Users to reveal, confirm or disclose Financial Information via e-mail.

  6. Disclosure of Personal Information. Homeschool Buy and TOS do not sell Personal Information or Financial Information. Homeschool Buy and TOS will not transfer, sell, trade, rent, barter or otherwise disclose Personal Information or Financial Information except as specifically permitted by and pursuant to the User Agreement and applicable law. Homeschool Buy and TOS will not sell or disclose the Personal Information or Financial Information of any User except as reasonably required (a) by law or to comply with legal process served on Homeschool Buy or TOS, (b) to comply with the User Agreement and Homeschool Buy rules, policies, procedures and practices, (c) to develop, improve, operate, maintain and debug Homeschool Buy or (d) to protect and defend the rights, property and personal safety of TOS, Homeschool Buy, Users or members of the public. Homeschool Buy and TOS may provide and release buyers’ user identification names, e-mail addresses, shipping and address information to sellers in connection with completed sales and other transactions occurring on or through Homeschool Buy. In addition, and notwithstanding anything else in the User Agreement to the contrary, Homeschool Buy and TOS reserve the right to share Users’ Personal Information with one or more of the following: TOS’ legal counsel and third parties hired to assist with investigations, collection activities or other business operations related to Homeschool Buy, and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and governmental entities, following verification from the requesting agency or entity or to the extent reasonably necessary to address threats of imminent physical harm or financial loss to any User or to Homeschool Buy, TOS or any third party. Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes the User’s express representation, warranty and agreement that Homeschool Buy and TOS may collect, obtain, store, use and disclose the information described in this paragraph, subject to the User Agreement and applicable law.

  7. Access to Information. Users’ Personal Information, Financial Information and other information is stored on computer servers located in the United States and is protected by a variety of software programs and other tools designed to protect the privacy and security of User information. Homeschool Buy and TOS take commercially reasonable efforts to protect User information, but accept no responsibility or liability for illegal, non-permitted use of or access to computer servers and User information, whether or not accessed or obtained through Homeschool Buy or computer servers belonging to Homeschool Buy or TOS. Homeschool Buy and TOS do not and cannot guarantee that User information, including without limitation Financial Information, will remain private or uncompromised. Users access and use Homeschool Buy at their own risk.

  8. Use of Information by Homeschool Buy and TOS. Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes the User’s express representation, warranty and agreement that Homeschool Buy and TOS may collect, obtain, store, use and disclose Personal Information, Financial Information and other information provided by or obtained from or about User for some or all of the following purposes, subject to the User Agreement and applicable law: (a) to provide Users with access to opportunities and services available on and through Homeschool Buy, (b) to customize, evaluate, modify, debug and improve opportunities and services available on and through Homeschool Buy, (c) to inform Users about improvements, modifications, promotional offers and additional services available at or through Homeschool Buy and TOS, (d) to review, compare, compile and analyze User information and information collected through the use of Cookies and other programs, (e) to resolve disputes and prevent potentially illegal or prohibited activities, and (f) to carry out, comply with and enforce the User Agreement and applicable law.

  9. Use of Information by Users. Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes the User’s express representation, warranty and agreement that (a) User will disclose identifying personal and financial information to Homeschool Buy, TOS and other Users as reasonably necessary to complete and carry out permitted transactions or properly use services provided on and through Homeschool Buy, (b) User will use information relating to or provided by other Users only for purposes of engaging in permitted transactions and properly using services provided on and through Homeschool Buy, and (c) User grants other Users, Homeschool Buy and TOS permission to use reasonably necessary portions of User’s Personal Information for purposes of engaging in permitted transactions and properly using services provided on and through Homeschool Buy. Users may need to share additional personal and financial information with one another in order to complete and carry out permitted transactions or to properly utilize services provided on and through Homeschool Buy. Homeschool Buy and TOS strongly caution Users to be careful about disclosing any information to any person or entity, to protect confidential information and to respect the privacy of other Users and third parties. Homeschool Buy and TOS cannot and do not guarantee the safety or confidentiality of information provided to other Users or third parties.

  10. User Identification and Information. Users who create accounts at Homeschool Buy must choose a user identification name and password. User identification names are publicly displayed and visible to all Users and visitors to Homeschool Buy. Users should not use passwords, e-mail addresses or other confidential information as or in user identification names. Users who identify themselves by personal names or other identifying information accept the risk of public disclosure of confidential, personally identifying information, including without limitation Financial Information. Item listings, offers, bids, sales and other portions of Homeschool Buy publicly identify Users and their activities by user identification names. Homeschool Buy and TOS reserve the right to utilize and disclose user identification names for purposes of identifying specific Users in official communications and notices. Use of Homeschool Buy and provision of Personal Information or Financial Information to Homeschool Buy and TOS constitutes each User’s express representation and warranty that the User is providing only Personal Information and Financial Information which belongs to and describes the relevant User. Users are not permitted to enter or establish accounts using personally identifying information or Financial Information which belongs to or describes another person or entity. Each User may access his or her own information for the limited purposes of (a) viewing, verifying, altering or updating Personal Information and Financial Information provided to Homeschool Buy and TOS and (b) creating, altering, updating or terminating a personal account belonging to the relevant User. Homeschool Buy and TOS reserve the right to keep copies of all information provided by or about Users, even after termination or cancellation of a User’s account.

  11. Passwords. Any person who logs into an account using the proper user identification name and password will automatically obtain full access to the relevant User account and all related personal and financial information. Homeschool Buy and TOS do not, cannot and will not prevent access to User accounts by or independently confirm the identities of persons in possession of accurate passwords and account login information. Users are solely responsible for maintaining the security of account information and passwords and may be legally liable for actions taken by third parties who obtain access to passwords and other confidential information. Homeschool Buy and TOS will suspend or terminate the account of any User who reports a stolen or compromised password as soon as reasonably possible, but make no representations or warranties about and accept no liability for account activities resulting from compromised passwords or account security.

  12. SPAM. Homeschool Buy and TOS strictly prohibit SPAM and other forms of unsolicited communication and contact, whether or not used for advertising purposes. Use of Homeschool Buy constitutes the User’s express representation and warranty that User has read, understands and agrees to be bound by the Homeschool Buy SPAM and Unsolicited Contact Policy.

  13. Privacy Rights. Personal Information, Financial Information and other information provided to, posted on, incorporated into or stored on behalf of Homeschool Buy may be subject to a variety of legal rights, including without limitation privacy and publicity rights. Use of information appearing on Homeschool Buy is subject to the User Agreement and applicable law. Use of information without the permission of the legal owner may result in liability for a variety of claims, including without limitation violation of privacy rights. No person or entity may use or commercially exploit the rights of any individual or entity without the consent of the subject except as permitted by the User Agreement or applicable law.

  14. External Links. Homeschool Buy may contain links to and from other Internet websites (“External Links”). External Links may be provided by advertisers, Users or other third-parties not related to or affiliated with Homeschool Buy or TOS. Homeschool Buy and TOS have no control over third parties or their websites, whether or not those websites link to or from Homeschool Buy. This Privacy Policy, the User Agreement and Homeschool Buy rules, policies, procedures and practices apply only to Homeschool Buy and do not apply to any External Links or linked sites. Users are advised and strongly encouraged to carefully review and understand the individual privacy and use policies of other websites. Homeschool Buy and TOS accept no responsibility or liability for the actions or policies of third parties or for information provided to third parties, whether or not linked to or accessed through Homeschool Buy.

  15. Changes to Privacy Policy. Homeschool Buy and TOS reserve the right to change some or all of the User Agreement, including without limitation this Privacy Policy, from time to time, with or without cause or prior notice. Homeschool Buy and TOS will post changes to the Privacy Policy on Homeschool Buy. Changes to the Privacy Policy are effective immediately upon posting. Users are responsible for reviewing the Privacy Policy regularly and knowing its terms. Use of Homeschool Buy indicates User’s full and complete agreement to the terms of the Privacy Policy, as currently in force and as subsequently revised, amended or restated, as if User had signed a written document containing the Privacy Policy. Use of information gathered by or in the possession of Homeschool Buy and TOS is subject to the Privacy Policy as in effect at the time of use.

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