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Hands-on Media Services, LLC is committed to your privacy and security and want to provide
you with the best possible online experience. To that end, we want you to understand what
kinds of information we gather from you, how this information is used and safeguarded,
and how you can control its use.
What information is collected from me?
The kinds of information we collect from you will vary, depending on how you use
our web site. It\’s possible to browse our site without submitting any personally identifiable
information ("personal information”) at all, but if you choose to take advantage of some of our
products and services, you may be asked to provide information such as a user name and password,
your real name, e-mail address, phone number, address, for certain e-commerce transactions, your
credit card information. Whenever we ask for this kind of information, we strive to provide
before you decide whether to disclose it.
In addition to the personal information you choose to submit, our systems are set up
to gather certain anonymous data to help us to better understand how the site is being
used and how we can improve it. This automatically gathered data includes your computer\’s
"Internet Protocol” ("IP”) address, statistics about how visitors navigate through our
Finally, as you visit our site, be aware that third parties may at times be able to
gather information from you. For example, third party ad servers and companies that
place advertisements on our site may use their own cookies and companies offering
products or services through the Hands-on Media Services, LLC site may use their own
cookies and may collect and use the information you submit. In these cases, the third
parties would use your information according to their own privacy policies which may
How is my information used?
The use of your information depends on the context in which it is collected. Therefore, pay special
attention to the categories below that relate to the features of our site that you wish to utilize.
Also be aware that Hands-on Media Services, LLC may at times be legally compelled to disclose certain
information, by means such as subpoenas or court orders.
These are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we can recognize it as
a unique machine the next time you visit our site. Our cookies are used for three reasons:
To keep track of your information for your own convenience;
To help us optimize your online experience by altering our content depending on your particular
needs or browsing patterns, and to provide you with advertisements, products and services of
interest to you; and to help us understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns
within our network.
Some of our advertisers and third-party ad servers may also utilize their own cookies.
Also, companies offering products or services through the Hands-on Media Services, LLC web
site may use their own cookies.
The information you provide when you become a registered user to certain pages of our site is
used primarily to help us customize your online experience. Your e-mail address serves as a
unique identifier in our record system, and it is used together with your password to prevent
unauthorized access to any information you choose to store on our sites. The data you give us
about your personal preferences and demographics (such as age, zip code, occupation, or other
data) may be used to help us offer content, advertisements, products and services that are
most likely to appeal to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form
with our current and potential advertisers so they can know how to present their ads more
effectively. Please note that we do not accept or store registration for anyone under the
age of 13 under any circumstances.
Unless you specify that you\’d prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the e-mail address
you provide at registration to contact you for promotional, administrative, or other reason.
You may have these communications terminated at any time. If you indicate that you\’re interest
in hearing from other companies, we may also share your contact information for that purpose.
Our sites allow you to use may helpful tools, such as financial and home improvements calculators,
real estate search tools, and others, without disclosing any personal information. These tools
are for your benefit and the information you submit when you use them (typically impersonal data)
is not disclosed to anyone or used for any purpose other than to provide you with the service you\’re
User Registration Services
You may choose to request products or services of a more substantial or personal nature when
using our web site. For example, you may apply for a loan, request our help in locating a remodeling
contractor, store your preferences for convenience in using our sites, or make an online purchase.
The information you provide when seeking these services may be used in the following ways:
For services provide by the HandsOnMediaServices.com web sites, the information you submit is used
by us to provide the service you have requested. We may also share this information with
subcontractors, but only to the extent necessary to fulfill your request. In addition, we may
use the contact information and non-financial order information you have supplied, such as your
e-mail address, as set out in the Registration section above. If the service you request requires
submission of financial information such as credit card number for an online purchase, rest assured
that this financial information is used only for processing your payment, and is not retained after
completion of your order. We may, however, store your nonfinancial order information for accounting
purposes and to help us to understand your preferences better so that we can offer you future
products or services that you may find useful.
Purchasing Products And Managing Your Services
For products and services offered to you jointly by Hands-on Media Services, LLC and a third
party, your information may be shared with or independently gathered by the third party.
In these situations, Hands-on Media Services, LLC will only use your personal information as
it would as if offer the product or service by itself, but the third party may use the
information in different ways. You can tell when a product or service is offered by a third
party, because a page of our site will be co-branded displaying the third party\’s logo and/or
name along with our own, or you will be linked to the third party\’s site to complete the transaction.
Please be aware that each company we do business with has its own policies regarding the use and
If you are concerned about how your personal information might be used or protected by a third
service or requesting the product, or to not request the particular product or service. From time
to time, we may wish to use personal information you provide when requesting a product or service
for purposes beyond those listed above. If this is the case, you will always be notified of the
additional use prior to your submitting the personal information, and you will be given a chance
to opt out of that use or to not complete the request, or to not respond to or participate in the
survey, contest or other request.
You may occasionally see contests, surveys and other features of our site that ask you to provide
us with personal information. When you choose to respond to these requests, the personal
information you offer may be used for several purposes. These include the uses set out in the
registration section above. They also include providing information to third parties as necessary
for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offerings. If we are going to
use your personal information for any other purpose, we will notify you of that purpose and give
you a chance to opt-out before responding to our survey, contest form or other request, or not
to respond to or participate in the survey, contest or other request.
User Initiated Communication
Our web site enables you to send e-mail to us or to third parties and to participate in public
bulletin boards and discussion groups. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communication
with us, or anyone else, you may expect to be contacted in return.
Automatically Gathered Data
The information gathered automatically by our system—such as your computer\’s IP address, the
kind of browser you are using, and a record of your navigation through our site—may be used by
HandsOnMediaServices.com so we can understand how to make our sites convenient and useful to
our audience. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form, with our current
and potential advertisers so they can know how to present their advertisements more effectively.
What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?
might be used. If you feel concerned about any of these uses, you might elect not to participate
in certain services, features or products that we offer. We will never collect personal information
about you without your knowledge, so the decision whether or not to share this information is
completely up to you.
How do I "opt out”?
You also have the ability to terminate e-mail newsletter correspondence from us at any time.
You will either be given the chance to opt-out of direct mailings when you disclose your e-mail
address to us, .you can simply reply to our e-mail typing "Unsubscribe” in the subject line or
e-mail the appropriate webmaster below with your request , and we will promptly remove your
address from that e-mail service: support@HandsOnMediaServices.com
If you feel concerned about the cookies that are sent between our computers and yours, you may,
through your Web browser, either choose to reject them automatically, or have your computer prompt
you before accepting them. Generally, this is done by selecting the appropriate cookies setting on
your Web browser (usually found in Internet Options or Preferences). Please note, however, that
take advantage of those features if you choose not to accept cookies.
How is my information protected?
Whenever personal information about you is stored on our computers, that information is
password-protected from unauthorized access or use. In addition, this information is kept only on
servers that are located behind a firewall which makes their contents inaccessible to outside users.
Since your financial information is especially sensitive, we take special care to keep it secure.
We will only transmit or ask for this information over secure Internet connections, using SSL
(Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the currently accepted standard for online security, and security
keys. In addition, we require password authentication from any third parties you have authorized to
receive this information. Finally, your credit card number and financial information are never
stored on our servers. While this means you may have to enter this information more than once, we
believe the added security is worth the extra effort.
Of course, we appreciate your help in safeguarding the integrity of your own and others\’ privacy.
We hope you\’ll use common sense whenever you disclose personal information over the Internet.
Just as importantly, we encourage you to let us know immediately if you suspect that the information
send an e-mail to: support@HandsOnMediaServices.com.
Our pages contain links to sites outside our control. Please be aware that these sites may collect
information about you, and operate according to their own privacy practices that may differ from
is outside of our control.