What Do We Collect and Why?
HomeHeatGuru.com collects different types of personal & non-personal data from the users and visitors of the website. The personal kind of data allows us to personally identify our readers. Meanwhile, the non-personally identifiable one is gathered only after we gain the explicit consent for it from the users. But let’s see them in more detail.
Non-Personal Data Examples
This is the data collected by the HomeHeatGuru.com, which relates to the online experience our visitors have. Again, it is not personal information and we can’t use it to track or check our identity. More exactly, this consists of:
- Information specific to your browser;
- Logs related to your browsing history;
- Patterns of online behavior on HomeHeatGuru.com;
- Pages and websites you frequently access, with a focus on what you do before and after you visit the website;
- ISP (Internet Service Provider) data, such as the IP address, but not only.
Personal Data Examples
Meanwhile, you should know that we do not collect personally-identifiable data about the users of our website without requesting and receiving their explicit consent. That’s why we rarely, if ever, collect personal information that you may consider sensitive. If we do, we focus on things such as:
- Full name;
- E-mail address;
- Physical address;
- Contact info: phone number, social media accounts, etc.
We do this for statistical purposes or for contact. We aim to make our content as relevant as possible to our readers, which is why we may be interested in contacting you or finding information about your behavior on the website.
Please note that HomeHeatGuru.com states at this moment that it will never share your personal data with third parties for commerce or any kind of monetary gain.
How Do We Use the Personal Data?
The information we explained previously is compiled for statistical purposes. With this, we want to understand what the behaviors and desires of the website users are. As such, we can further improve their experience with HomeHeatGuru.com. Although we may allow third parties to gain access to the data we collect, we won’t do so for a direct financial gain.
Another thing to mention would be the fact that the partner companies that offer various services for our website or on it can also have access to the data we collect. These companies may be the web hosting, marketing, or SEO companies. However, only a small number of employees has access to the data and they are strictly forbidden to take the information outside the company.
Whenever the state or federal laws/ regulations/ court orders/ warrants/ subpoenas ask it, we might share all the information presented above (whether personal or non-personal) with state or federal institutions.
How Do We Collect the Data?
In what follows, we will list all the methods through which HomeHeatGuru.com collects both personal and non-personal data from the users and visitors.
- Log Files
These are, in fact, records of the clicks and seconds you spend on various particular pages on our website. In general, they compile the pages that brought you here, the internet client you use, as well as other information found in your browser. Once again, the purpose of this is statistical.
The Internet cookies are very common all throughout the online world. But what are they in fact? They are pieces of code that store information in the background while you are engaging in various activities on the Internet. The information refers to your online behavior, as well as navigation patterns, just like we explained above. We also use this for a statistical purpose.
Note: We can’t identify the users or website visitors with the help of cookies.
- Sign Ups
The only means through which we collect personal data is represented by the sign up requests. Our request to register is to check if the users are real people. We also want to make sure that their identity matches their account. The goal here, as we mentioned before, is to keep in touch with our users.
Note: Any all personal data we require is confidential.
How Do We Protect the Data?
HomeHeatGuru.com relies on a three-step security system that comprises electronic, physical, and managerial protection. The entire system was meant to ensure both the security and the confidentiality of the information gathered by our website.