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Updated November 2, 2020

Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting GroomHour.com (known as “us” or “we” “content provider” or “the site” in the following part of this notice). We provide this notice to specify our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used to better protect your privacy.

This privacy notice covers personally identifiable information which includes information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, anonymous data collection, and aggregate reporting. Personally identifiable information is any information that is associated with your name or personal identity.

What we collect

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously. Content provider may log the internet address of your computer (IP address) to give us a clue as to which part of our website you visit and the amount of time spent there. Even so, we will not link your IP address to any personal information unless you leave a comment. The site may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about usage patterns. This is a common practice among commercial websites. Please go to “Use of Cookies” below for more information.

How we use it

The site may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Assist us to create and publish relevant content.
  • For your covenience by not making you enter your personal information more than once (such as when leaving a comment).
  • For delivering services that you request.
  • To inform you of product upgrades, special offers, updated information, and other new services provided by the site.
  • To give feedback in an online survey.
  • To take part in promotional offers.

Who we share it with

We never sell or rent your personal information. Content provider may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation, or in good faith to (a) comply with legal processes served on the site, or (b) protect the rights and property of content provider, or (c) where our records indicate fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of, or (d) where your communication suggests possible harm to others.

If content provider is acquired by or merged with another company, the site may transfer information about Users.

We will not share your information with third-parties without your permission, other than what is mentioned in this Privacy Notice. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. To reply enquiries, handle complaints, to alert you through periodic emails of technical service issues, provide operational notices, specials, or other related product/service information, we may use personal information. Your information may be shared with agents or contractors of the site for the purpose of performing service for content provider.

US third-parties either all have Privacy Shield compliance or are working towards this status at the time of writing. In the case of non-EU, non-US third-parties with whom we share data are nations recognized as having adequate protection by the EU Commission.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

What we have Implemented

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (i.e., the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to aggregate data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to the site.

Security of your Personal Information

We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Content provider strictly protects the security of your personal information.

Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except as stated herein. Within the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access.

You also have a significant role in protecting your information.

How we Protect Visitors’ Information

We offer the industry-standard security measures available through your browser called SSL encryption. Content provider is committed to data security with respect to information collected on the site.

Our efforts help protect your information.

Access to your Personal Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time when leaving a comment.

Please contact us if you require further clarification, access, or updating above that which is provided by our systems.

Data Erasure

We do not hold your personal information for longer than is necessary; when we no longer have any use for your data, your data is deleted.

Email addresses on our email lists, and related necessary information (First name, Last name, Email address, etc.) can be deleted upon request, knowing that this may affect the quality of future service received, experience of the site, products and services, and ability for you to correctly access or otherwise receive our sites, products and services.

You have the right to object to profiling or automated decision making that may impact you, but in doing so agree that this means your experience, use or service may be impacted, and that it does not in any way absolve you of any prior agreements or commitments with the site, products and services.

Use of Cookies

The site is not set up to track, collect, or distribute personal information. Our site may generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes only. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Content provider website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your device by a Web page server. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of content provider services or websites you visit.

Third-Parties

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nevertheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your choices about how we use your Personal Information

Communication: You can opt-out of email broadcasts by clicking the Unsubscribe link in emails.

Cookies: You may reject the use of cookies and continue to use the Site, but you accept that your experience may be diminished, and certain content (modal dialogs) may be presented to you multiple times, as they rely on cookies for dismissal.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • You can visit our site anonymously.
  • We make this notice available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested to make it easy to find.
  • Our Privacy Notice link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Notice Page.
  • You are able to change your personal information by emailing us.

How does this site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does this site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We do not specifically market to children under 13. By using this site you agree that you of legal age or under the guidance of an adult.

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

Fair Information Practices

In accordance with fair information practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within 7 business days.
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

CAN-SPAM Act

We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To comply with CAN-SPAM Act we agree to the following:

  • Do NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way, when applicable.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future mails follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or email us and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

This site a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to amazon.com. Please go to our disclosure page to see more information.

Problems or complaints with our Privacy Notice

If you have questions, comments, or a complaint about compliance with this privacy notice you may contact us. We appreciate your comments and opinions.

Please contact your local relevant supervisory authority if you’re not happy with how your data is being processed.