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Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Welcome to Easyhousead.com

This website is owned and operated by www.easyhousead.com, (hereafter collectively referred to as "the Website "). Your use of the services available through the Website is subject to the terms and conditions set out in this Privacy Policy Statement ("Privacy Policy").

This Privacy Policy will give you information about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information (including personal information) that you may provide via the Website. This Privacy Statement may be updated by The Website giving reasonable notice of the revised terms (including by e-mail or by posting on the Site), and this Privacy Statement may be supplemented or modified by agreements entered into between The Website and an individual from time to time. Please read this entire Privacy Policy carefully before using or submitting any information including your personal information to the Website.

In this Privacy Statement, “personal information” means any information about an identifiable individual, as further defined under applicable Canadian laws.

Your Consent

Whenever you attempt to submit personal information through the Website, you are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

Email address - this is requested with each listing submission so we may be able to communicate with you and send you a listing active e-mail and removal instructions. We provide you with the option of having your email posted.

IP address - We collect your IP address, but we do not post or share this with anyone. We collect this information to help us better identify spammers and abuse, and to help block them from using our web site. We reserve the right to block any IP address of individuals who may be abusing our systems. 

The Site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (such as name and email address) and demographic information (such as postal code, age, or income level) and other information that is used by The Website to provide services. The Website uses the customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information that he or she has requested regarding the Site or regarding services offered by The Website.

This Site uses an ad form for customers to place online and/or print ads. One of the express purposes of the Site is to gather contact information provided voluntarily by customers to be published either online or in print, as the case may be, and in connection with items that are for sale by customers. The Website has no control over who views online or print ads. Contact information provided may be used to contact customers when necessary. We collect customers’ financial information (such as account or credit card numbers) to bill the user for products and services, but retain this information only as required to process the transaction and for as long as may be required by law.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at the Site. We use this data to tailor each visitor's experience at the Site, showing the user content that we think he or she might be interested in and displaying the content according to the user’s preferences.

The Website’s online surveys ask visitors for contact information (such as email addresses) and demographic information (such as postal code, age, or income level). The Website uses contact data from our surveys to send users information about our products and services. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the Opt-Out section below).

The Website may use customer information for additional purposes that may be identified at or before the time that the information is collected. The Website also uses information from customers for accounting and transaction completion purposes.

The personal information collected may also be used for direct marketing and promoting purposes or other internal use, to improve the content of the Website or other sites operated by the HOHOJO.com or strategic or joint venture partners, protection of the Website’s legal rights, and/or for compliance with the laws of Hong Kong SAR including governmental or regulatory requirements.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The Website may disclose certain personal information as follows:

- To third party service providers and to affiliated entities in order to carry out work on behalf of The Website,
- To law enforcement agencies for the purposes of investigating fraud or other offences, or
- To legal, financial, and other professional advisors or in connection with the sale or reorganization of all or part of its business or operations.

Except as provided above, The Website will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required or permitted by law.

Transfer of Personal Data

Your personal data will be kept confidential but such data may provide to:

1. Banks in connection with payment of relevant fees;
2. Any other person or corporation under a duty of confidential to us
3. Where such disclosure is authorized or required by law; and
4. Other third party organization which may assist in the Website's business.

We may from time to time organize or host contests and promotions and in doing so ask for information including your name, email and address, phone number and customer preferences. We'll use this information to notify you if you've won a contest, and to help shape our future contests or promotions.

Online Payment

All online transaction processing is provided by PayPal. All of your information is protected by SSL, with an encryption key length of 168 bits-the highest level commercially available. All confidential information is automatically encrypted before it is transmitted, to protect the data from being read and interpreted. When you enter sensitive information when ordering our online posting services, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

Date Protection

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information submitted by you and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We are however not responsible for any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your personal information that have occurred in circumstances beyond our control. You are also reminded to take all necessary steps to safeguard your own username and passwords from being made available to unauthorized parties.

Cookies and IP Addresses

The Website uses your IP address to help identify you and your membership, gather broad demographic information about our users, diagnose problems with our server, and administer the Site. The Site uses cookies to keep track of your membership tools and to make sure you do not see the same ad repeatedly. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site. We also provide an option to log out should you be using an insecure or publicly shared computer.

We use outside ad companies to display ads on the Site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of the Site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad companies, and The Website does not have access to this information. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. These are important for our site to function. Third parties may be placing and reading cookies on our users' browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on this web site.

We also use third party advertisements on Easyhousead.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Toronto real estate ads to someone in Toronto, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Cookie Management

You can generally make your browser accept or not accept cookies by going to Tools>>Options and then into your Privacy tab in Firefox, or Tools>>Internet Options in Internet Explorer. Other browsers should have a similar feature.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Toronto, you may see Toronto hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx 

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Information Use - You may use personal information collected from postings on Easyhousead.com only to follow up with another user about a specific ad posted on our site. You may not use information collected from our site to send spam or collect personal information to or from someone who hasn’t consented to that.

Removal of Information - Easyhousead.com will remove your information from our web site and our database within 2 business days after you submit a removal request. Text listings will stay on the site for about 3 months unless we receive a removal request. 

Abuse, Fraud, Spam and Discrimination - Easyhousead.com has a zero tolerance policy for any of these issues. Obviously, being a public bulletin board, we are open to abuse from time to time. If you suspect a fraudulent ad on our site, or if you believe that your personal information has been posted or used without your consent, please contact us and we will take the appropriate action immediately. 

Liability - We make it very clear in many places on our web site that Easyhousead.com cannot and will not be held liable for any posting on this Website. Just as a public bulletin board at your local coffee shop cannot be held liable for an objectionable message posted on it, we too cannot be held liable for what a third party posts on our web site. We will, however, take all appropriate measures to minimize abuse, spam, fraud or discrimination. Any postings that have been brought to our attention, and that are deemed to be abusive, fraudulent, or discriminatory in any way will be removed from Easyhousead.com.

This Site contains links to other websites, such as websites providing national search capabilities and information resources designed to inform buyers and sellers about general aspects of property that is being sold. The Website is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please ensure you review the privacy policies of the websites that you visit.

Once the Website has obtained your personal data, they will be maintained securely in our system. Only the authorized staff, who has been properly trained, will be permitted to access to such personal data. We will also ensure compliance by our staff with the strictest standards of security and confidentiality.

While the Website shall use our best endeavors to ensure that the Personal Data collected by the Website will be securely kept in our storage system with only authorized personnel be allowed to gain access to such Personal Data, given the open and global nature of the on-line service, the Website may not be able to protect and secure such Personal Data from any deliberate third party interference. It will be outside the ambit of policy of the Website on privacy of Personal Data while the Customers activate any link and access to web sites operated by other third party.

When appropriate, users of the Site are given the opportunity to (i) opt-out of receiving communications from us, (ii) remove their information from our database, or (iii) elect to no longer receive services from us. If you wish to opt-out of receiving further communications, please contact The Website’s privacy officer (the “Privacy Officer”) by email using the contact information provided below.

Users of this Site may contact the Privacy Officer to modify or correct any of their personal information that is under our control.  An individual may also direct a written complaint regarding compliance with this Privacy Statement to the Privacy Officer and, within a reasonable time upon receiving the written complaint, the Privacy Officer will conduct an investigation into the matter. Within a reasonable time of concluding the investigation, the Privacy Officer will inform the complainant whether the complaint will be allowed or denied. If the Privacy Officer allows the complaint, The Website will take appropriate measure necessary to rectify the source of the complaint.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, The Website’s privacy practices in connection with this Site, or The Website’s collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information in connection with this Site, please contact the Privacy Officer as follows:

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