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The H&R Group is committed to your privacy and security and wants to provide you with the best possible online experience. To that extent, we want you to understand the kind of information we gather from you, how we use this information and safeguard it, and how you can control its use.
• What information is collected from me?
• How is my information collected and used (in each of the following contexts)?
• User-Requested Services
• Solicited Information
• User-Initiated Communication
• Automatically Gathered Data
• Collected Data
• What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?
• How do I opt-out
• How can I access and change my information?
• How is my information protected?
What information is collected from me?
How is my information used?
How we use your information depends on the context in which it is collected. Therefore, pay special attention to the categories below that relate to the features of our sites that you wish to utilize. Also be aware that the H&R Group may at times be legally compelled to disclose certain information, by means such as subpoenas or court orders.
Cookies: These are small files that we send to and store on your computer that allow us to recognize it as a unique machine the next time you visit our sites. Our cookies are used for the following reasons: (1) to keep track of your information for your own convenience; (2) to help us optimize your online experience by altering our content depending on your particular needs or browsing patterns, and to provide you with advertisements, products, and services of interest to you; and (3) to help us understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns within our network. Some of our advertisers and third-party ad servers may also utilize their own cookies. Also, companies that offer products or services through the H&R Group Web site may use their own cookies.
Registration: We use the information, provided by you at the time of becoming a registered user, primarily for customizing your online experience. This information may also be shared among the various Web sites in the H&R Group to make your use of each site more convenient without having to register more often than necessary. Your e-mail address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and it is used together with your password to prevent unauthorized access to any information you choose to store on our sites. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics (such as address, city, occupation, or other data) may be used to help us offer content, advertisements, products, and services that are most likely to appeal to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form, with our current and potential advertisers so the can know how to present their ads more effectively.
Unless you specify that you prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the e-mail address you provide at registration to contact you for promotional, administrative, or other reasons. You may have these communications terminated at any time. If you indicate that you are interested in hearing from other companies, we may also share your contact information for that purpose.
Tools: Our sites allow you to use many helpful tools, such as short-term housing, hot properties and area-wise property search tools and others, without disclosing any personal information. These tools are for your benefit, and the information you submit when you use them (typically impersonal data) is not disclosed to anyone or used for any purpose other than to provide you with the service you are seeking.
User-Requested Services: You may choose to request products or services of a personal nature when using our Web sites. The information you provide when seeking these services may be used in the following ways:
For services provided by an the H&R Group Web site, the information you submit is used by us to provide the service you have requested. We may also share this information with subcontractors, but only to the extent necessary to fulfill your request. In addition, we may use the contact information and order information you have supplied, such as your e-mail address, as set out in the Registration section, above. We may store your order information for accounting purposes and to help us understand your preferences better, so we can offer you future products or services that you may find useful.
From time to time, we may wish to use personal information you provide when requesting a product or service for purposes beyond those listed above. If this is the case, you will always be notified of the additional use prior to your submitting the personal information, and you will be given a chance to “opt out” of that use or to not complete the request for the particular product or service.
Solicited Information: You may occasionally see contests, surveys, and other features of our Web sites that ask you to provide us with information. When you choose to respond to these requests, the information you offer may be used for several reasons. These include the uses set out in the Registration section, above. They also include providing information to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering. If we are going to use your personal information for any other purposes, we will notify you of that purpose and give you a chance to opt out before responding to our survey, contest form, or other request, or to not respond to or participate in the survey, contest or other request.
User-Initiated Communication: Our Web sites enable you to send e-mail to us. Whenever you choose to initiate such a communication with us, you may expect to be contacted in return.
Referrals: If you participate in any referral service we may offer, we will use the information you submit to determine which of our participating professionals may be able to serve your needs. We may then forward your name, contact information, and other responses to our sign-up form to the selected professional(s), who may then contact you using that information. Any information that you provide may also be used by us in accordance with the uses set out in the Registration section, above.
Automatically Gathered Data: The information gathered automatically by our system such as your computer’s IP address, the kind of browser you are using, and record of your navigation through our sites may be used by the H&R Group, so that we can understand how to make our sites convenient and useful to our audience. This information may also be shared among the various Web sites in the Japanhomesearch.com family and used for similar purposes. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form, with our current and potential advertisers so they can know how to present their ads more effectively.
What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?
How do I “opt-out”?
You also have the ability to terminate e-mail correspondence from us at any time. You will either be given the chance to opt out of direct mailings when you disclose your e-mail address to us, you can simply send a request to Contact Us.
How can I access and change my information?
To view, edit, or delete the personal information you submitted at one of our sites during registration or elsewhere as described above, follow the instructions found in the My Profile or Edit Your Profile area of the site where you registered. If you would like us to delete the personal information we may gather from you in the other areas described above, please send a request to Contact Us
How is my information protected?
Whenever personal information about you is stored on our computers, that information is password-protected from unauthorized access or use. In addition, this information is kept only on servers that are located behind a firewall, which makes their contents inaccessible to outside users.