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HTR Privacy Policy

(updated 7/21/08)

HomeTheaterReview.com is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to our Web site ("the site"). The following policy describes how HomeTheaterReview.com collects, protects and uses information it receives from visitors to the Web site. You must read this Policy as a condition of using the HomeTheaterReview.com Web site.

What information does HomeTheaterReview.com collect and how does HomeTheaterReview.com use it?

HomeTheaterReview.com's web servers and Google Analytics may automatically collect certain information a user's browser makes available, including IP address, browser type, and location on the Internet. This information may be used in an aggregate and anonymous manner for internal analysis.

HomeTheaterReview.com may also use aggregated user information, including demographic and preference information, and statistical analysis of user information, to measure interest in various portions of our web site, to attract and assist advertisers, and to target ads and other content to users for whom they may be most relevant. While HomeTheaterReview.com may share such aggregated information with advertisers and other partners, we do not disclose any personally identifiable information in these instances.

When you register on the site or enter our montly sweepstakes, you are asked to provide your name, email address, age, phone number and mailing address. This information allows us to keep a user profile so that we may customize preferences for each user, provide a faster method for users to submit information to HomeTheaterReview.com, and distribute our official online newsletter. As a registered user you are automatically placed on a list to receive email newsletters from HomeTheaterReview.com.

You will also be given a choice when registering as to whether you would like to opt-in to be on a mailing list of our affiliates and/or partners or whether you would prefer not to receive mailings from designated third parties.

We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new HomeTheaterReview.com services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable.

How does HomeTheaterReview.com protect visitor information?

HomeTheaterReview.com implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. You may use the site anonymously, but to the extent you provide your personal information it will be protected by secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to such systems. We recommend that if you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public (e.g., a University or library, etc.), remember to close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your personal information.

Does HomeTheaterReview.com use "cookies"?

No.

Does HomeTheaterReview.com disclose the information it collects from its visitors to outside parties?

Except as otherwise described in the Privacy Policy or with a user's consent, HomeTheaterReview.com does not sell or otherwise transfer outside the company personally identifiable information.

HomeTheaterReview.com may use email addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us.

If the user indicates that he/she wants to receive additional third party information, such "opt-in" registration information may be provided to designated third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. "Opt-in" information will be owned by HomeTheaterReview.com, for use at our discretion.

HomeTheaterReview.com may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, a subpoena or other legal or administrative process. We may also disclose this information if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms of service, to protect or defend the rights of HomeTheaterReview.com, or to protect the safety of our users and the public. Additionally, in the event of bankruptcy, sale or merger of the company, or other transfer of ownership or substantially all of the company's assets, HomeTheaterReview.com reserves the right to sell or otherwise transfer this information as part of such transaction.

How does a visitor opt-out, remove, or modify information they have provided to HomeTheaterReview.com?

HomeTheaterReview.com offers users the opportunity to remove their personal information from our database, so as not to receive future communications or to no longer interact with the Web site, by emailing the Webmaster (webmaster@hometheaterreview.com) with such a request. HomeTheaterReview.com also provides users the opportunity to update and modify any information they have previously provided by emailing the Webmaster (webmaster@hometheaterreview.com) with the appropriate changes at any time. A user may always opt-out of future information requests or distributions by entering UNSUBSCRIBE as the subject of a reply to any HomeTheaterReview.com email.

Third Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, HomeTheaterReview.com may choose various third party Web sites to link to from our site. However, each partner and/or affiliate has its own privacy policy and data collection practices, which are independent of HomeTheaterReview.com. HomeTheaterReview.com does not have any responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, HomeTheaterReview.com seeks to protect the integrity of our Web site and therefore requests any Feedback on not only our own site, but for sites we link to (including if a specific link does not work). Additionally, HomeTheaterReview.com does not have control over third parties who choose to link to HomeTheaterReview.com.

When you visit "links" on the site, you will be taken to one or more Web sites where you may be asked for other personal information by a third party, including credit card information, in the event you decide to purchase merchandise from that 'store'. Those third parties are not affiliated with HomeTheaterReview.com, and HomeTheaterReview.com does not make any representations or warranties as to the use of your credit card or other personal information by such third party. These "links" are provided for your convenience only. For more information about personal data collected by any such third party we suggest you visit that party's Privacy Policy Statement.

Privacy of Children

HomeTheaterReview.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. In the event that we learn we have collected such information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete it as soon as possible. USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 - PLEASE DO NOT SEND US PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, INCLUDING YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, OR HOME ADDRESS.

Your Consent

By using the Web site, you consent to the collection and use, as described herein, of this information by HomeTheaterReview.com. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Feedback

HomeTheaterReview.com welcomes your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please email any and all feedback to webmaster@hometheaterreview.com pertaining to this, or any other issue.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time, the HomeTheaterReview.com site may introduce new products and services to its HomeTheaterReview.comusers and members. The site reserves the right to modify this policy at any time by notifying customers, via the HomeTheaterReview.com site, of a new privacy policy. You can send email to us with any further questions.