Effective: November 13, 2008
Updated January 1, 2012
FireHow (â€śWe,â€ť â€śUs,â€ť â€śFireHow.com,â€ť â€śFireHow LLC,â€ť â€śWebsite,â€ť or â€śSiteâ€ť) is very committed to protecting the privacy of all users while providing a safe experience for all visitors and writers. FireHow is a â€śhow toâ€ť article website in which registered users can post as many articles as they wish which include step by step instructions about how to do a particular task. All users and visitors have access to all articles posted by FireHow or any of its users.
Information Gathering: FireHow collects information through our website when you register with our website. Collecting your information helps us run our daily business operations and submit the necessary tax information on your behalf if you make over a certain amount of money per year. The information is collected during registration and/or when signing up for sweepstakes and/or contests our website may host.
By joining FireHow, you agree to provide FireHow with accurate and updated information about yourself when going through the registration process. Information must be updated immediately, upon changing, anytime after the registration process. If the information you have provided is false or inaccurate, we have the right to suspend your account permanently or until such information is corrected.
Using your email address, FireHow may periodically send newsletters or website updates. We may email you FireHow articles of the day and/or articles of the week/month. We may extend offers to users, on behalf of our partners or a third party, about a particular product of service that may be of interest to you, but we will never give out ANY of your personal information without your permission.
Demographic reports may be made for our advertisers so we can work more closely with them to provide the most valuable content and offers to our users. Personal information will never be included in these reports.
We reserve all rights to use your information without notice as needed to satisfy any law or legal request. This helps protect the integrity our FireHow while also protecting users and visitors.
Always remember that any information provided in your public profile can be viewed by visitors and other members. It is a good idea to exclude phone numbers, your address, and email. If you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from others, which FireHow has no control over this use of your personal information.
Our main third-party advertising company, Google, use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users of FireHow based on users visits to FireHow and other websites on the internet. Users can opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting:
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Your Information & Information Sharing: At any time a user can change, delete, or correct any personal information they provided to FireHow. Users can opt out from any newsletters or promotional emails at any time. Your information is secure. To maintain a high level of security, we conduct various security measures such as external audits and internal reviews. Even though we conduct various security measures, we do not guarantee security. You assume all risk of any security breaches. You agree to do everything you can to promote security. If you desire a higher level of security, then you agree to not enter information on the FireHow website. Never provide sensitive information in emails and always remember to log off when finished using the FireHow website.
Demographic information may be shared with advertisers but never any personal and identifiable information. FireHow shares information when we are required to comply with law and/or follow any legal process. FireHow will comply with any laws and do whatever it takes to protect the rights of FireHow users. FireHow may hire third parties to help prepare tax forms and filings. We may hire a third party to prepare federal, state, and local tax forms along with 1099 forms for any user who is paid over $10 in a calendar year. Third party assistance may be required for customer service, article/content editing, analyzing data, and content monitoring. In growing and expanding our business, we may sell our company, sell certain parts, sell certain assets, and/or merge with another company. In such an event, any and all user information may be one of the transferred assets, whether it is personally identifiable or not.
FireHow uses third-party advertising companies to provide our website with ads when you visit our website. These third-party advertising companies may use information (not including your email address, address, telephone number, or name) about your visits to FireHow and other websites in order to place and provide advertisements about services and goods of interest to you.