What data do we collect automatically and why?
When you visit www.assistinghands.com our web server automatically recognizes your domain name, but not your e-mail address. We collect the domain name and monitor general site use and traffic patterns to improve our web site and the products and services we offer. Assisting Hands® uses web server logs to collect data for metric purposes. Examples of the types of data collected on the logs are IP addresses, referral pages, date and time of Site access, and Site visited. We may use collected data to customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual visitor.
In some instances, we use tracking scripts or "tracers" that recognize a unique identifier from a cookie placed on your hard drive by another website. These are used by Assisting Hands® solely to gauge the success of our own advertising. For instance, we may use a tracer to determine whether you visit our site by clicking on an Assisting Hands® banner ad from a different website. We do not use tracers to gather information on your use of the internet unrelated to Assisting Hands®. Please note that Assisting Hands® does not use tracers to identify your personal information, and you remain anonymous.
Do we collect personal information?
In some cases, Assisting Hands® requests personally identifiable information from you in order to satisfy the underlying transaction or purpose of your accessing the Site. Examples of personally identifiable information include names, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, and the like. Please note that we do not consider aggregated information, from which personally identifiable information has been removed, to be private.
What security is provided?
We do not treat your general interaction with www.assistinghands.com (e.g., submission of suggestions) as confidential. However, certain Assisting Hands® Sites do conduct transactions for which heightened security is appropriate. For instance, certain Assisting Hands® Sites encrypt your personal information (e.g., for transmission of credit card data), so that only appropriate personnel are able to decode your information. Note that most internet browsers also offer security alerts that permit you to determine whether your transmissions are protected. Please refer to the agreements and policies applicable to the Assisting Hands® Site for which you provide personal information in order to assure that you understand applicable security practices.
When would we disclose your information?
We do not rent, sell, or trade any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., e-mail addresses) to third parties. Certain Assisting Hands® Sites may disclose information to third parties assisting us in processing a transaction requested by you (e.g., credit card service providers). In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas, or court orders, to protect Assisting Hands® and/or Assisting Hands® 's systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of Assisting Hands® and/or Assisting Hands® 's business and systems, Assisting Hands® and/or Assisting Hands® may access and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate under the circumstances.
What about children's privacy?
Assisting Hands® asks children under 13 not to transmit any information to the Site. Assisting Hands® welcomes the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 to use the Site and provide any information, service, or product gained from the Site to their child.
What if data is transmitted internationally?
If you are one of our international guests, we realize that you may want to know whether your personal information will be transferred out of your country of origin. Please be aware that when you request a transaction on a Assisting Hands® Site, your personal data may be transferred to computers in the United States in order to process your request.
What about external links?
For the convenience of our Site visitors, Assisting Hands® may provide links to third party web sites that are external to Assisting Hands® . These web sites are not operated or controlled by Assisting Hands® , and Assisting Hands® is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites.
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