Your privacy is important to Shared Homies. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Shared Homies collects, and the ways in which Shared Homies uses that personal information.
Personal Information Collection
Shared Homies may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
At SharedHomies.com, if you sign up to receive weekly updates, you provide your first name, last name, and email address. That is the only information we have for you and all we need to operate the SharedHomies.com (“Website”) or the Shared Homies Newsletter (“Newsletter”); we do not collect any information on other visitors to the website;
We use third third-party vendors, identified below, to help with the delivery of the newsletter and processing of your payment. We never see your full credit card number, which is handled through Stripe, Paypal, or KakaoPay;
If you participate in the Shared Homies Forum, you will create additional user-generated content, which is used for the Shared Homies Forum only.
Legal Basis for Collection of Information
Shared Homies asserts the following legal grounds for the collection of data:
When you sign up for the newsletter (either free or paid) or any other account at SharedHomies.com, you provide explicit consent for Shared Homies to collect the above-listed personal information.
If you enter an agreement with SharedHomies.com for the provision of services in exchange for payment, SharedHomies.com will be required to collect the above listed personal information.
Finally, SharedHomies.com may have additional legitimate interests, including account maintenance and administrative purposes, for the collection of the above listed personal information.
Using Personal Information
Shared Homies may use your personal information to:
- administer SharedHomies.com and/or the SharedHomies newsletter;
- personalize the website for you by displaying your name or changing the appearance of the website according to your settings if you log in;
- enable your access to and use of the website services;
- send to you the newsletter and account-related email;
- send to you statements and invoices;
- collect payments from you; and
- send you marketing communications.
Where Shared Homies discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. Except for the third-party vendors that collect your data separately when you sign up and pay, Shared Homies has never shared any of its user data with any third parties.
Shared Homies uses the following data processors with respect to the personal information collected:
Data Retention Policy
Securing Your Data
Shared Homies will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. If Shared Homies stores any of your data, it will do so on secure servers.
Be advised that Shared Homies does not monitor Shared HomiesForum posts for disclosure of any personal information you may post in any user-generated content. The forum software (Discourse) includes tools allowing you to edit or delete your posts. If you need assistance, you may contact Shared Homies with the contact information below.
Cross-border Data Transfers
In addition, personal information that you post to the Shared Homies Forum will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Website or Newsletter. If you are under 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Shared Homies. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice
(1) Shared Homies does not track users, who interact with its website across the web, and therefore does not use “do not track” signals.
(2) Shared Homies does not authorize the collection of personally identifiable information from users on any Shared Homies website for third party use through advertising technologies.
Shared Homies seeks to fully comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pursuant to this regulation, you have the following rights on this website:
Right to be forgotten: You may cancel your account at any time. If you wish your data to be permanently deleted, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be deleted within 72 hours.
Right to object: We have never performed any data science projects on user data and do not anticipate doing so in the future. If, at some point in the future we determine a use for any sort of data science project on our user data, we will notify you in writing before doing so. In that event, you may remove your contact data from any such project by emailing us at email@example.com with the subject line “Opt Out of Data Science”.
Right to access and rectification: You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time to access copies of all user data we retain for you. We will remove, update, or change any personal information about you from our servers immediately upon your request.
Right of portability: We only retain your name and email address. Nevertheless, we will provide that information to you upon your request.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, if located in the European Union, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
In addition to the above, an “unsubscribe” option is automatically included in the footer of every newsletter sent from the Shared Homies. This allows you to easily unsubscribe from the newsletter. In the event you unsubscribe, we will immediately stop sending you the newsletter. Please note that unsubscribing from the newsletter with the newsletter’s “unsubscribe” button does not cancel your account with Shared Homies. In order to do so, please login at SharedHomies.com and cancel your account.
Updating This Statement
SharedHomies.com and the newsletter contain links to other websites and embedded links to other content on the Internet, such as tweets and YouTube videos. Shared Homies is not responsible for the contents of those third-party websites or responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
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If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.