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This privacy policy describes how we handle your personal information. We collect, use, and share personal information to help the BIGHOW website ("BIGHOW") work and to keep it safe (details below). This policy is effective 3/11/2009.
 

1. Collection

Information posted on BIGHOW is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in the United States.  Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers in the United States. We collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information;
  • computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from BIGHOW and ad data (all through cookies - you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
  • other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.

2. Use

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. We use users' personal information to:

  • provide our services
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • encourage safe trading and enforce our policies;
  • customize users' experience, measure interest in our services, and inform users about services and updates;
  • communicate marketing and promotional offers to you;
  • do other things for users as described when we collect the information.


  • *  Re: Ads by Google: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
    * Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
    * Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

3. Disclosure

We don't sell or rent users' personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users explicit consent. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other's rights, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. We may also share personal information with:

  • corporate affiliates who help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services. (Our corporate affiliates will market only to users who ask them to).
  • service providers who help with our business operations.

4. Using Information from BIGHOW

You may use personal information gathered from BIGHOW only to follow up with another user about a specific posting, not to send spam or collect personal information from someone who hasn't agreed to that.

5. Access, Modification, and Deletion

You can see, modify or erase your personal information by reviewing your posting or account status page. Contact customer support (privacy@BIGHOW.com ) to review any personal information we store that is not available on BIGHOW. There may a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. We delete personal information when we no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. We retain personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back.

6. Security

We use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing's perfect, so we make no guarantees.

7. International Users

By visiting our web site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of BIGHOW we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, please understand that such data may be stored on servers located in the United States. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.

8. General

We may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next post or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. If we or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. Send questions about this policy to privacy@BIGHOW.com.



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