In this policy, we, Homeschool Used Book, a Home Educating Family Association, llc. (HEDUA) brand, inform you about our personal data collection and use practices relating to your use of Homeschool Used Book website consumer-to-consumer marketplace service. It does not cover other data collection or processing by Homeschool Used Book or data that other companies collect or sites or services that are linked from our service.
IMPORTANT: BY USING THE SITE AND/OR OFFERINGS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE SITE.
Children under 18 are not allowed to use the Homeschool Used Book service.
Types of Information We Collect
We collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) and Aggregate Information.
Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this Site, such as registering for an account, downloading or purchasing a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. Examples of PII may include your first and last name, e-mail address, billing address (including zip code), IP address, and other identifying information.
Aggregate Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our Site and what other sites may have directed you to us. This information, which is collected in a variety of ways, is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that points to the site you just came from, which URL you go to after visiting our Site, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
Collection of Information
We do not collect any PII about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain PII to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an e-mail message; or (e) submitting a form or transmitting other information by telephone or letter. When processing certain information, we encrypt the transaction, using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, in order to prevent your PII from being stolen or intercepted. We may also collect certain Aggregate Information. For example, we may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers or software, to administer our Site, and to gather demographic information.
When you sign up for our service, you actively provide us with account registration information that you can access and update within the Homeschool Used Book website at any time, including:
- Contact information, such as your name, address, phone, and e-mail
- Financial information, such as credit card numbers and Paypal e-mail
We use your e-mail address to communicate with you about transactions, new services and other topics we believe are of interest to you. We use your mailing address for delivery of items you purchase through our service. We collect your credit card for payment processing purposes and your Paypal e-mail information to post payouts when you sell items through our service.
When we are required by applicable law, we collect additional information from you such as your social security number or tax identification number or date of birth, and we may request you to provide us with such information. You consent to promptly comply with such request from us if you wish to continue using the service. We use this additional information, in combination with other information we may collect from you such as information about your government-issued identification, for identity verification and fraud prevention purposes or any other purposes necessary to comply with applicable law.
We may also update your registration information, for example, if you provide a new e-mail or mailing address on your account.
When you use the Homeschool Used Book service, we process and deliver to you and other users of our service information about your Homeschool Used Book transactions, such as information about items that you post for sale through our service and messages exchanged with other Homeschool Used Book users. In this context, we receive information about your device, software, who you communicate with, message content, locations, and our access logs, which includes IP address, device ID, your actions within our service, and language settings.
Our website also places cookies as necessary to provide functionality to you. We associate usage data with your device and your personal account. We process usage information to deliver, improve, and optimize our Homeschool Used Book service, to protect you, us, and other users from actual or potential fraud and misuse, and to determine what information, features, promotional information, and other services you need or may be interested in.
The information Homeschool Used Book collects may be sent to us by your computer, mobile phone, or other access device. The information includes, but is not limited to, the following: data about the pages you access, computer IP address, device ID or unique identifier, device type, geo-location information, computer and connection information, mobile network information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, and standard web log data and other information.
We may combine your usage data with information we collect from other companies such as Google Analytics to customize and improve your user experience. Google Analytics collects information regarding the use of other websites, apps, and online resources. (For more information, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners.)
The cookies we use on our website do not hold any personal information about you. Where PII as opposed to aggregate information is required to be gathered, the need for this information will be clearly communicated before you choose to provide the information.
Many Internet browsers allow you to adjust your cookie preferences or delete existing cookies. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you should be aware that certain website features, promotions, or services may not be available to you or may not function correctly.
Data Retention And Access
You can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account and reviewing your account settings. You can also close your account.
We retain account and usage data as long as required by applicable law. We may retain personal information from your account to collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, complete investigations, prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Service User Agreement, or take other actions as required or permitted by law.
If you close your Homeschool Used Book account we will inactivate the account within less than 10 business days. Please keep in mind that others can retain messages and content that you have sent them or posted publicly before you closed your account, and we keep deactivated account information for a certain time period in our archives.
We do not disclose your individual account or usage data to third parties, except:
- with your consent or at your direction.
- as necessary to collect payment.
- to service or process a product or service requested by you or otherwise provide our service to you.
- as necessary to resolve a problem between Homeschool Used Book users.
- as required by law or to assert or protect legal rights.
- as necessary to protect you, other users, us, or third parties from actual or potential harm, including fraud, data security or confidentiality breaches, or other liability.
- to maintain or service your account.
Note that when you publicly post content, such as sales listings, that content is visible and available to third parties.
We take required steps to protect your account information and account messages and to protect against data loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. However, no internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, messages sent through the Homeschool Used Book service are not encrypted.
It is your responsibility to control access to your device, including keeping your login information confidential and not sharing it with anyone. It is also your responsibility to notify Homeschool Used Book if you believe the security of the information in the Homeschool Used Book app or your Homeschool Used Book account has been compromised.
If we send marketing messages, you can opt out by following the directions that may be provided within the communication. Note that if you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing messages, such as messages about your account or products and services you have requested. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
Questions, Requests, Rights
Updated June 9, 2019