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PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Privacy Statement describes how Tiny House Forum manages personal information and respect of your privacy. This policy may be amended from time to time. We encourage visitors and users of our sites to regularly review our Privacy Policy.

All "Personal Information” (which is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. To update your information and preferences, see the section entitled "Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences."

When we refer to “Tiny House Forum”, we mean the Tiny House Forum entity that acts as the controller or processor of your information, as explained in more detail in the "Entities Collecting Personal Information" section below.

ENTITIES COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Tiny House Forum is made up of different legal entities. This privacy notice is issued on behalf of the Tiny House Forum group of companies so when we mention “Tiny House Forum”, "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy notice, we are referring to the relevant company in the Tiny House Forum Group responsible for processing your data. The applicable Terms of Service or License Agreement you enter into with Tiny House Forum will govern which Tiny House Forum company is the controller of your data. Personal Information on this website is collected by Tiny House Forum, 1153 Bergen Parkway, Suite i508, Evergreen, CO 80439 and its telephone number is 1-720-544-3234.

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) for Tiny House Forum who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests about this privacy notice, how we manage your Personal Information, or any other issue relating to your Personal Information, please contact our DPO:

Tiny House Forum
Attn: Data Protection Officer
webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com
1153 Bergen Parkway, Suite i508, Evergreen, CO 80439
Telephone number: 1-720-544-3234

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

As a visitor to the Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any Personal Information.

However, when you register to use the Tiny House Forum site you may choose to order products, memberships, or services as a Tiny House Forum subscriber. In order to provide the products, memberships, or services to you, we may collect the following Personal Information from you:

  • Contact information such as your name, phone and fax numbers, address and email address; and
  • Billing information such as the number, expiration date, card type and billing address of your credit card;
  • Demographic information such as your job title, job description and company name and company type; and
  • Profile data, including your username and password, details about your purchases.

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

As is true of most websites, when you use Tiny House Forum or third party subprocessors contracted by Tiny House Forum we/they may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services. Tiny House Forum also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Site. To better understand the needs of our visitors to the Site we may occasionally match such information with your Personal Information.

In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users, and prevent abuse of our system, we may on occasion supplement the Personal Information you submit to us with information from third-party sources. For example, we may supplement your contact information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your information and prevent errors in our database. We may supplement the information that we collect directly from you with information stored in third-party databases, such as demographic information or company information in order to make it more likely that any marketing communications we send will be relevant and of interest to you.

When you download and use our Mobile Apps or Services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, and operating system version. We do not ask for, access or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our Mobile Apps or Services.

UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY PREFERENCES

Upon request Tiny House Forum will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information. To request this information please contact us at webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com.

You have the right to access and correct, or delete your Personal Information and privacy preferences at any time. This may be accomplished by contacting webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com to request a summary of your Personal Information and make any change requests. For security purposes, certain Personal Information can only be changed by contacting the above e-mail address from the e-mail addressed used to register your account with the Site. We will respond to your request promptly within a reasonable timeframe.

HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED

Tiny House Forum collects your information in order to provide services to you, comply with our legal obligations, and to improve our products and services. We do not sell, rent or share your personally identifiable information to or with third parties in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. Tiny House Forum may use this information to:

  • Process your financial transactions.
  • Send you order / renewal confirmations.
  • Register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users.
  • Respond to customer service requests, questions and concerns.
  • Administer your account.
  • Send you requested product or service information.
  • Keep you informed about special offers and services of Tiny House Forum and selected third parties.
  • Administer promotions and sweepstakes you enter and notify you of the results.
  • Investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities and/or violations of our Terms of Use.
  • Meet our research and product/service development needs and to improve our Site, services and offerings; and
  • Customize your experience, including targeting our services and offerings to you.

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, transparent images, and/or third party sources to create a summary of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information, and/or your membership usage history, to information in the summary, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers, to improve the content of the site for you and/or to determine your preferences.

In certain situations, Tiny House Forum may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Where required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or legal process served on Tiny House Forum), and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

INFORMATION SHARING WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS / AGENTS

Tiny House Forum uses one or more outside credit card processing companies to bill you for our premium memberships, goods, and services. To the best of our knowledge, these companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

We also share Personal Information with certain companies that perform services on our behalf. We only share the Personal Information which is necessary for them to perform those services. We require any company with which we may share Personal Information to protect that data in a manner consistent with this policy and to limit the use of such Personal Information to the performance of services for Tiny House Forum.

We do not sell or otherwise provide Personal Information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services.

DATA RETENTION

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active, your information is needed to provide you services, or as required to fulfill our legal obligations. If you wish to delete your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

CHOICE / OPT OUT

You may "opt out" of receiving Tiny House Forum email updates, newsletters and/or partner emails by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of all such correspondence. Tiny House Forum may still contact you when there are changes to the Terms of Service, as applicable. In addition, we will still send you service-related announcements including, but not limited to, a registration email, benefit notification emails, emails automatically triggered by actions you took on the Site and billing related notices. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you wish not to receive them, you have the option of deactivating your account

If you use a Tiny House Forum mobile app, we may send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level.

PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Personal Information that you provide in connection with the use of the Site is protected in several ways.

  • Access by you to your account profile is available through a unique username and password selected by you. This password is encrypted. You should strive to use a strong, alpha-numeric password which you should not divulge to anyone.
  • Your Personal Information resides on secure servers that only selected Tiny House Forum personnel and contractors have access to via password.
  • Your Personal Information is encrypted whenever it is transmitted to Tiny House Forum.
  • When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using transport layer security technology

We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we take into account the sensitivity of the Personal Information we collect, process and store, and the current state of technology to use these measures protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web Sites, you can send email to us at webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com.

COOKIE AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

The Site may automatically collect information as you browse, such as Internet Service Provider, browser type and version, operating system and device type, average time spent on our site(s), pages viewed, information accessed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and other relevant statistics. Such information is sometimes referred to as web analytics and/or clickstream data.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, and provide site functionality.

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Tiny House Forum and our affiliates, analytics services and service to provide site features and functionality. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

  • A cookie is a small, unique text file that a website can send to your computer when you visit a site. We may use session cookies, which terminate when a user closes his or her browser, and/or persistent cookies, which remain on the user's computer until manually deleted. Most web browsers can either alert you to the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. If you do not want us to deploy cookies to your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use the Site.
  • We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here) Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

We enable you to create a profile for accessing the main forum, blogs or online sections of our on-line community for sharing information such as messages, photos and videos. Please note that we cannot control the actions of others with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Any information you post to a public bulletin board, forum, chat room, or blog, is available to all persons accessing that location.

Your email address will not automatically be posted on the Forums unless you modify the default setting to permit that. Your email address will then be available to all persons accessing the Forums. In addition, any information that you choose to include in your profile can be viewed by all visitors to the Forums, blogs, or other sections of the Site.

We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile application.

CHANGES IN PRIVACY POLICY

Tiny House Forum reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and will provide notice by email or on the home page of the Site when we make material changes to this Privacy Policy prior to the change becoming effective. If as the result of such changes, you want to alter the ways in which Tiny House Forum is allowed to use your Personal Information, you can do so by following the procedure described in the section entitled "Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences."

You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, any material changes to the Privacy Policy after such notice has been posted with the following exception: If at the time you provide Personal Information to Tiny House Forum you are given the opportunity (as you currently are) to limit how such information will be used to communicate with you, either by Tiny House Forum or by third parties, Tiny House Forum will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent. However, if Tiny House Forum is acquired by or merged with another entity, Tiny House Forum may provide to such entity customer information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity without your consent, but Tiny House Forum will provide notice of such asset sales, acquisitions, or mergers on this Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Tiny House Forum. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS

Our Web sites may include Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

SINGLE SIGN-ON

You may be able to log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

CHILDREN

We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not enter information on this site or engage our services. If you believe a child of yours under the age of 18 has entered Personal Information please contact webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com to have the data removed and terminate the child's account.

PRIVACY COMPLAINTS

Individuals located in certain countries, including the European Economic Area, have certain statutory rights in relation to their personal data. Subject to any exemptions provided by law, you may have the right to request access to Information, as well as to seek to update, delete or correct this Information.

To the extent that Tiny House Forum's processing of your Personal Data is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Tiny House Forum relies on its legitimate interests, described above, to process your data. Where Tiny House Forum processes certain Personal Data for Tiny House Forum's own direct marketing purposes, you have a right to object to Tiny House Forum's use of your Personal Data for this purpose at any time by contacting webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com and opting out from receiving all email.

Tiny House Forum takes its users' privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that Tiny House Forum has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at Tiny House Forum, 1153 Bergen Parkway, Suite i508, Evergreen, CO 80439. In your letter please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the Tiny House Forum Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly and you will receive acknowledgment of your complaint as well as actions taken to resolve your complaint.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com.

Tiny House Forum
Attn: Data Protection Officer
webmaster@tinyhouseforum.com
1153 Bergen Parkway, Suite i508, Evergreen, CO 80439
Telephone number: 1-720-544-3234

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