HomeLink USA recognizes the importance to its members of the discreet and confidential handling of their personal information. It is HomeLink USA's policy to comply with the requirements of any applicable privacy legislation in all its activities involving the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information.
Collection of Personal Information
HomeLink USA collects personal information from members who register with HomeLink USA to exchange their homes with other members of HomeLink International Association ("HLIA"). In registering with HomeLink USA members acknowledge that their personal information will be published electronically on its web-site .
Use and Disclosure
HomeLink USA will not disclose your personal information to any third parties except to the following:
- HLIA Affiliates and members, including in other countries;
- for the purpose of facilitating home exchanges between members of HLIA and you consent to such disclosure.
Your personal information may also be available for public viewing by visitors in a "Visitors" area of the Site. However, your contact details will not be on public display and are only available for viewing by other members in a secure "members only" area of the Site.
You also consent to HomeLink USA using your personal information for the purposes of:
(a) providing you with its services;
(b) responding to a request for information and/or feedback by you; and
(c) marketing and promoting its services and providing you with any information HomeLink USA considers may be of interest to you;
at any time, including changes to its services and the Site.
If you do not wish to receive future marketing or promotional material from HomeLink USA, you may contact it at any time by sending an email to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that no further material be sent to you. HomeLink USA will as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving your request, remove your contact details from its database.
Once your personal information is collected, HomeLink USA then uploads that information to a central HLIA database which is maintained by HLIA. HomeLink USA will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information that it holds about a member is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Where a member registers with HomeLink USA, it will provide a proof copy of their advertisement, upon request, at any time during the registration period and/or where a change is made. Changes are made only at the request of the member.
You acknowledge that no data transmission over the Internet is totally secure. Accordingly, HomeLink USA does not warrant the security of any information which you transmit to it. Any information which you transmit to HomeLink USA is transmitted at your own risk. However, once HomeLink USA receives your transmission, HomeLink USA will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss or unauthorised access which may include but is not limited to any one or more of the following measures: secure network links, firewalls, password protection and virus protection.
On request by you, HomeLink USA will make known to you the types of personal information it holds about you, the purpose for which it is held and how it collects, holds and uses that information.
To request access to your personal information, please contact HomeLink USA and we will endeavour to respond to your request for access to your personal information within 14 days of the date of receipt of such request.
Changes will be effected immediately upon notification on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following notification will constitute your acceptance of those changes.
If you have any queries or complaints relating to the handling of your personal information, please contact us.