Upkeep Home Service Plan, Inc. (“Upkeep Home Service Plan”, “UPKEEP ”, “we”, “us” or “our”) values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. Upkeep Home Service Plan is a company that delivers home maintenance services to its members (“Services”).
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
The information we collect from you enables us to fulfill your requests for our services; send you information or content we believe may be of interest to you; and keep you abreast of any updates related to our Site and your Membership. We also use this information to personalize and continually improve our Site, your experience, and ultimately serve you better.
Information Collected Upon Registration: You may browse our Site without registering. However, if you would like to place an order, become a member, and/or request information from us, then you must complete the account registration process and become a member on our Sites. Whenever you create, register, or edit your UPKEEP account, you provide some basic personal information, such as your name, email address, and password. In order to purchase our Membership, you must provide us with your credit card, debit card, or other type of acceptable payment information along with your billing and property address information. While you are free to choose not to provide this information, without it, we cannot provide you with any of our Services, or complete your Membership. Please safeguard your password and all personal information to avoid the risk of your private information being used by others without your consent, and any potential liability for the unauthorized use of our Sites or your account.
Information We Collect Automatically: When you visit the Site and/or register for Membership, we may also collect certain additional information by automated means, such as cookies, web beacons, and other automated devices. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon” (also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF) is used to transmit information back to a web server.
We and/or our third party service partners may employ automated Canvas fingerprinting and other browser-fingerprinting techniques that extract and analyze information about your browser, operating system, and installed graphics hardware in conjunction with other user information (e.g. time-zone, language preference, etc.) to help verify your unique identity for fraud prevention purposes and to improve our Site and Services. By using our Site and Services, you consent to the use of these browser-fingerprinting technologies. See below for more information on Canvas fingerprinting and ways to detect or block it. We may also use third-party website analytics tools (such as Omniture, Google Analytics, and Facebook Insights) that collect information about visitor traffic on the Sites that help us continue to improve the Site, performance and user experiences.
The information we may collect by such automated means includes:
- Information about the devices our visitors use to access the Internet (such as the IP address and the device, browser, domain name and operating system type)
- URLs that refer visitors to our Site
- Dates and times of visits to our Site
- Information on actions taken on our Site (such as page views and site navigation patterns)
- A general geographic location (such as country and city) from which a visitor accesses our Site
- Search terms that visitors use to reach our Site and the webpage that led you to the Site
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
Some of the cookies used by our Service are served by us, and some may be served by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser settings to prevent cookies, or notify you each time a cookie is sent. By blocking or deleting cookies used on our Service, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Service.
Local Storage Objects: We may use Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs”) in order to store your Site preferences and to personalize your visit. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. In addition, you cannot control, delete, or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your browser.
Log File Information or Log Data: Our servers may automatically record information (“Log Data“) created by your use of the Site or our Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our website, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, or visit a third-party website that includes a UPKEEP button or widget. UPKEEP uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. We may periodically delete all Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months, if not earlier.
Site Analytics: As noted, we may use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Site. We use these tools to help us improve our Site, performance and user experiences.
Links: UPKEEP may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application as login credentials when you register for Membership.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We employ reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, password protection, encryption, SSL, firewalls, and internal restrictions on who may access data to protect our Site and the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. The Site encrypts your personal information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the information from your personal computer to our system. In addition, only those employees and third parties who absolutely need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed such access. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your password private. Also, you should never share your login information with others. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity. To change your Facebook password, you must go to the Facebook site and follow its procedures for changing your password.
MODIFYING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
OUR POLICY TOWARDS CHILDREN
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us immediately. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY