|Our Commitment to Your Privacy
This site is owned and operated by Global Web Exchange, Inc. Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to us. We want to make your
experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you
should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses
what information we gather and how we use it.
The Information We Gather and Track
We are committed to your privacy and understand the need for confidentiality
when buying and selling businesses. Home Venture Network strives to collect
as little personally identifiable information as possible from its users.
We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you while you
use services such as our business for sale searches. Home Venture Network
does not retain any information entered in these search forms, unless you
specify to save them in your Favorites file.
A primary purpose of Home Venture Network is to provide publicly searchable
databases of ads and other postings. Therefore, much of information
submitted by you to these services is done so with the intent that we make
the information public knowledge. Therefore, we define "personally
identifiable information" as your email address and credit card information.
We strive to keep this information confidential, as described in this
in the text of their postings if they desire. The posting forms also note
other items that may typically be considered personally identifiable
information, which we allow users the option to disclose (such as name and
phone number) or provide other means to make the publicly disclosed
information more confidential (such as by selecting a region of the country
instead of a state).
Happilyhomebased.com gathers two types of information about users:
1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
2. Information happilyhomebased.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because happilyhomebased.com derives its revenue mainly from advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Home Venture Network divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Information gathered through optional, voluntary submissions:
Business for Sale Ad Order Form
We request information from you when you fill out our ad registration form. You must provide a valid email address (providing your name and phone number is optional) so that you can receive inquiries to your ad, as well as email
correspondence from HappilyHomeBased regarding the status of your ad.
You must also provide your credit card number and expiration date to enable
us to charge the card for leads.
The public information regarding your business opportunity is made available
through our searchable databases on happilyhomebased.com and on the sites of
our co-branded partners.
Your email address and credit card information remain confidential and will
not be distributed to any outside parties, except as necessary to process
the charge for the listing and verify the sale.
Replying to an Ad
When you reply to any of the postings on happilyhomebased.com through our
custom reply forms, your reply is sent through our servers to the intended
party. We do not sell or distribute to any outside party, any of the
information submitted in the reply form.
Electronic Newsletter Policy
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. HappilyHomeBased
gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may
remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in
every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.
"Email to a friend" policy
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or
documents to someone else by clicking "email this to a friend". The user
must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This
information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course,
to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used
for any other purpose.
HappilyHomeBased may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target
our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic
information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We
never share any of this information about specific individuals with any
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998
(COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information
from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. There
is not any content directed towards children on this site, and is not intend
for use by children.
HappilyHomeBased tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site.
However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual
users. HappilyHomeBased does break down overall usage statistics
according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading
this information from the browser string (information contained in every
HappilyHomeBased sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that
users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated
with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas
of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We
do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page
performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your
computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although
it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you
have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information
a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read
above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad
impressions and click rates.
your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the
warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on
to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in
message boards, forums, and surveys.
Other Uses of Information
HappilyHomeBased uses any information voluntarily given by our users to
enhance their experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized
elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the
interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order
to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in
surveys and blogs. We send out newsletters to subscribers
on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send
out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly
interested in something we are doing. HappilyHomeBased never shares
newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers,
sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users
like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what
individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This
helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms
entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our
users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
HappilyHomeBased creates aggregate reports on user demographics and
traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors, and partners. This allows our
advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive
advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the
usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know
that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information
about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid
legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Links to Other Websites
Happilyhomebased.com contains links to third-party websites. In order to use these third-party services you will be directed to pages on their websites.
Remember that any information that you provide on any third-party page is
being provided directly to the third-party service provider and is not
policy at each third-party website to determine how that site protects your
Sharing of Information
HappilyHomeBased uses the above-described information to tailor our
content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our
audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We
will not share information about individual users with any third party,
except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect
the personal safety of our users or the public.
Our Commitment to Security
Home Venture Network operates secure data networks protected by industry
standard firewall and password protection systems. Your credit card and
other information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system. Our
security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as
necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information
provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices
1. Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
2. Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which
completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable
information from our users.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by HappilyHomeBased. If we decide to change our Privacy
Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware
of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances
we disclose it.
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