Old Houses and Things (“Old Houses and Things” – hereinafter “we”, “our”, “us” or “the Site”) operates oldhousesandthings.com and may operate other websites. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Old Houses and Things 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website; from time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on oldhousesandthings.com blogs/sites. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use 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.
In this privacy statement you will find information pertaining to:
- What personal information is collected on the Site and how it is used
- What your options are regarding how/whether personal data is collected and used
- How you can see what data has been collected and change or correct it if necessary
- How any data that is collected is stored/protected
Continued use of the Site implies your consent to the use of your personal/user information as described in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement applies only to this Site – oldhousesandthings.com – and not to any sites with which the Site may interact, such as Google Analytics, Mail Chimp, Facebook and Instagram, for example.
All Users will be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of User information via cookies or similar technologies, and subscription or purchase forms, as outlined further below.
This Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your User information, in accordance with customary good practice and provisions of the GDPR.
What personal information is collected on the Site and how is it used?
First, what is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? The definition of PII varies according to legal context and location, however, information that can be used – alone or in combination with other information – to identify a specific individual, is generally considered PII.
The Site may collect statistics about the aggregate behavior of visitors to the Site, and we may display this information publicly or provide it to others, but the Site does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Personal Information collected from you as a Site User, Subscriber or Customer may include the following, depending upon how you interact with the Site:
- Subscribers – Subscribers are Site Users who elect to “sign up” to receive various future communications from the Site and certain free product offerings. Subscribers are asked to provide their first and last name, e-mail address and zip code. Subscribers receive a confirmatory e-mail to which they must respond in order to complete their subscription (double authentication).
- Customers – If, in the future, we choose to offer products to Customers on the Site, then Customers purchasing products or services from the Site will also be asked to provide more detailed contact information, including Billing and Mailing addresses, Phone Number, and Payment Information – such as credit card number and expiration date – to enable us to fulfill their order. This information will be handled securely, in accordance with customary standards, using encryption and secure transmission. You will be able to verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. We will also protect your information offline; only individuals who need the information to perform a specific job related to your purchase (for example, billing or customer service) will be granted access to personally identifiable information. At present, Old Houses and Things does not have any active product offerings, and we are not collecting the level of personal information necessary to service customers.
Old Houses and Things 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 Old Houses and Things’ behalf or to provide services available at Old Houses and Things’ 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 our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying, or personally-identifying, information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Old Houses and Things discloses potentially personally-identifying, and personally-identifying information, only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Old Houses and Things, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we 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 Old Houses and Things 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. Old Houses and Things takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying, and personally-identifying, information.
What options do you have about how/whether personal data is collected and used?
If, as a Site User, you do not wish to share your personal data with us, you can continue to enjoy the Site without Subscribing or becoming a Customer.
If you are a Subscriber or Customer, and wish to be removed from our database, you may:
- Click the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the Welcome e-mail message you received from us when you first subscribed to the Site
- Contact us directly via the contact form provided on the Site so that we may assist you
Site Subscribers may also opt out of any Mail Chimp data analytics functions that they provide on behalf of the Site, by e-mailing Mail Chimp at email@example.com.
How can you see what data has been collected and change/correct it if necessary?
When you Subscribed to the Site, you received an e-mail from us confirming your subscription and summarizing the information that you provided to us. If you cannot locate this information or find at any point that some of the information we may have for you in our database is in error or needs to be updated, please contact us directly using the contact form on the Site and we will be happy to assist you.
How is data we collect stored/protected?
Please contact us directly using the contact form on the Site, email us at oldhousebones at gmail dot com or call us at six zero one, six three one, four eight one seven regarding your specific concern and we will assist you. Please be assured that we are committed to your privacy and will not share any User information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted or required by law.
If Old Houses and Things, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Old Houses and Things 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 Old Houses and Things may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.