HomeCandy (“HomeCandy“) operates HomeCandy.com and may operate other websites. It is HomeCandy’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, HomeCandy collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HomeCandy’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HomeCandy’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HomeCandy may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
HomeCandy also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on HomeCandy.com blogs/sites. HomeCandy only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to HomeCandy’s websites choose to interact with HomeCandy in ways that require HomeCandy to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HomeCandy gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at HomeCandy.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with HomeCandy are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, HomeCandy collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HomeCandy. HomeCandy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Affiliate Offers & Advertising
HomeCandy uses a unique advertising system by which we avoid showing annoying and irrelevant banners and sponsored content. Many of the links on this website contain affiliate offers which earn HomeCandy a small commission everytime a reader clicks through and then makes a purchase. Typically, these types of links are reserved for products only but by using this website you acknowledge that any link could contain an affiliate link. Below are some of our affiliate partners:
HomeCandy.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Shareasale is an affiliate advertising platform that allows content creators to connect with advertisers in such a way as to bring highly-relevant offers to readers. Through this network we partner with many merchants that provide our readers with unique product offers and/or discounts.
Commission Junction (CJ) is another affiliate network which we use to discover engaging and high quality affiliate offers to provide to our readers.
We research our products and reviews before we ever search for an affiliate offer to monetize them with. Fortunately, through programs such as Amazon, Shareasale, and CJ nearly any product is able to be offered as an affiliate opportunity. Still, we are biased to the products that we have tried first hand and found to be of high quality.
HomeCandy may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. HomeCandy may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HomeCandy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
HomeCandy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HomeCandy’s behalf or to provide services available at HomeCandy’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HomeCandy’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HomeCandy will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HomeCandy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HomeCandy believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HomeCandy, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an HomeCandy website and have supplied your email address, HomeCandy may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HomeCandy and our products.
If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. HomeCandy takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If HomeCandy, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HomeCandy goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HomeCandy may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.