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Privacy Policy

Last modified: June 24th, 2010


HMOtaku takes your privacy seriously. For this reason we have created a Privacy Policy to protect your personal information. Outlined in this policy are ways in which HMOtaku collects personal information and how we deal with that information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through HMOtaku, not through any other outside sources

Any personal information collected on HMOtaku via registrations/sweepstakes forms may be seen only by Administrators of HMOtaku.


Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By visiting the HMOtaku.net website and forums, you accept the policies and terms outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the HMOtaku website or forums. This Privacy Policy and all of our legal obligations under this policy are subject to the laws of the State of Virginia and the USA, regardless of the user's location.


What We Collect and Why

Information may be collected from you when you complete a registration or sweepstakes form on HMOtaku or the HMOtaku forum. For sweepstakes, we must collect this information in order to process and fulfill sweepstakes’ entry forms. Choosing not to provide the required information will limit our ability to deliver any prize to you.

We collect email addresses when users of the website register for to the forum, enter a sweepstakes, send an email to one of the site’s email accounts, and optionally when a user posts a comment on one of the news stories on the front page of the website. We also collect information from survey questions that may be asked on a sweepstakes entry form.

As far as location information is concerned, we only require entrants to provide their country of residence and their postal (zip) code. It is necessary for entrants to provide this information so that we may confirm that he/she resides in a location that is eligible to win, according to the sweepstakes’ official rules. However, upon winning a prize, the winner will be required to provide full address (including city and street address) in order to claim his or her prize.

We automatically collect information such as your IP address and the site that referred you to ours. All data acquired via HMOtaku is stored indefinitely. Because of the nature of the internet, data may pass through any country and any jurisdiction, including jurisdictions where privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.

Information collected may used to contact visitors of future HMOtaku sweepstakes, or when it is necessary to comply with legal processes, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property, or safety of our website.


Children Online Privacy

HMOtaku is operated in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Act. To protect the privacy of children on the internet, we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. The entry form for our sweepstakes explicitly states that no person under the age of 13 is allowed to enter the contest.

Children under the age of 13 should not provide any personally identifiable information on the Site without the knowledge and permission of a parent or guardian. If a parent or guardian of a child who has provided us with such information would like the information deleted from our records, he or she should contact us at the e-mail listed in the "Contact" section below. We will make reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.


Cookies

"Cookies" are small data text files that are automatically stored on your hard drive whenever you visit a website. These cookies may contain some personal information regarding the websites you visit but they do not contain personally identifiable information such as your name or address. We use cookies on HMOtaku to save your viewing preferences and give you a more personalized experience on our website when you return later.

It is not mandatory to have cookies saved to your system, and you can change your browser settings to have your computer stop saving them. However, if cookies are disabled you may experience some technical problems while browsing HMOtaku or registering for an HMOtaku sweepstakes.


Outside Links

HMOtaku contains a variety of links throughout the website and forum. These links may lead to affiliates of HMOtaku or other third party websites which may or may not be affiliated with HMOtaku. We encourage you to recognize when you have left the HMOtaku website/forum and to become familiar with the privacy practices of these third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these web sites.


Information Security

HMOtaku takes reasonable measures to ensure that all information collected is secure, to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure appropriate use of your personal information.


Terms Are Subject To Change

We occasionally change content and features throughout the HMOtaku website and forums. Therefore, the Privacy Policy may be revised at any time to reflect these changes. It is suggested that you occasionally review our Privacy Policy to keep familiar with our terms and conditions. We reserve the right to revoke access and authorization granted to site visitors.

This Privacy Policy replaces any terms and conditions outlined by any previous version of the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy at anytime without notification. When changes have been made to the existing Privacy Policy, the date it was modified will be stated here. The last date the Privacy Policy was modified can be found at the top of this page.


Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the forum Privacy Policy, or a sweepstakes: Please contact us via email at hmosweepstakes@gmail.com

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