We consistently endeavor to protect your privacy and to make use of technology that gives you the most resourceful and secure online experience.
Updated June 17, 2022
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
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 convenience to ensure you enter your personal information only 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. The 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 the 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 the 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 to inquiries, handle complaints, alert you through periodic emails of technical service issues, and 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 the 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. The 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.
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.
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 websites 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.
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.
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 easily be found on the page specified above.
- 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 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 18. By using this site you agree that you are of legal age or under the guidance of an adult.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 18, 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.
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 emails 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 collaborates with Amazon by joining its affiliate program which is designed to provide an avenue for content providers to earn commissions through links 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.