Your right to privacy is important to Habitat. Habitatbelieves that the personal information you choose to furnish online or otherwise will be used to help us to provide you with the highest quality user experience – to show you more relevant articles or to contact you about our products and services
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
Web Site Usage
Habitat may collect IP addresses and web site usage information from you when you visit our web sites. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our web sites on an aggregated basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, and the length of their visits. We currently use Google Analytics to provide this information.
Habitat employs cookie technology to help visitors and subscribers move faster through our site. When you sign on to our web site or take advantage of several key features, we may pass cookies to your computer. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory.
Habitat may provide you with the opportunity to participate in online surveys. If you choose to participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information. Participation in these surveys is entirely voluntary. You, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code and job title).
Habitat may provide you with the opportunity to download White Papers from our online sites. If you choose to participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information. Accessing a White Paper is entirely voluntary. You, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code and job title).
Habitat may invite you to register for and attend a free webinar. If you choose to participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information. Registering for and attending webinar is entirely voluntary. You, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code and job title).
e-Newsletters, e-Alerts, and e-Zines
If you wish to subscribe to any of Habitat's e-mail news services, we will use your name and e-mail address to send them to you. In the interest of maintaining your privacy, we provide a means by which you may “unsubscribe” or choose not to receive future messages from us. At the bottom of each email you have the option to “opt-out” of our e-mailing list.
Special Offers and Product Updates
From time to time, Habitat will send you information on products, services, promotions, and special events. You may discontinue receiving these emails at any time by following the instructions contained at the bottom of each email you receive.
Based on the personally identifiable information you provide to us, Habitat will communicate with you in response to any inquiries, to provide the products and services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email, telephone, and direct mail.
Links to Other Sites
Habitat shares aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users and is used primarily to monitor the performance of campaigns contracted by our partners and advertisers. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information. Below is a current list of our partners:
Publishers Services Associates Inc.
Notwithstanding the preceding, Habitat may sell or rent to a third-party a listing of our users who have subscribed, purchased, or registered for one or more our products. This listing may include, without limitation, names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. If, at any time, you wish to be excluded from this list, you may notify us via e-mail or in writing and we will remove your information from all such lists and practices.
Credit Card Transactions
For on-line purchases and transactions, credit card information provided to us is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Absolutely no use whatsoever is made of credit card information aside from purchases on this site and there is no disclosure to third parties except as required for the on-line credit card processing or as otherwise required under law. We also protect information by placing it on a secure portion of our web sites that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Habitat. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.
We may use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, a credit card processing company to bill you for products and services and other third parties that render services on behalf of Habitat that require access to your personally identifiable information. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any purposes other than to fulfill orders and provide services as directed by Habitat.
You may stop the delivery of one or all types of communications you receive from Habitat by following the instructions in the email you receive. You may also proactively manage your communication preferences and update your contact information by clicking on the “Preferences” link at the bottom of any email communication you receive from Habitat.
Habitat reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Habitat or any of the Habitat web sites.
In the event Habitat goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information might be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via the Habitat web sites of any such change in ownership or control of your personally identifiable information.