This website (https://thehomewriter.com and any subdomains associated with it) is operated by 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC (“our site,” “us,” “we”).
This Policy page includes all pertinent documents dealing with privacy, cookies, disclosure, and terms of service. It explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by us. These policies apply to information we collect when you use our “Services,” buy our “Products,” or when you otherwise interact with us. (“You” or “Your” means you as a participant in, or as a user of, this site and our services.)
We may change parts of this Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of the revised section and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to our website or by sending you a notification). We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.
We are serious about protecting your privacy. Read on to learn about how and what information we collect, how we use that information, and what choices you have pertaining to the collection and use of the information.
Collection of Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, participate in any interactive features of the Services, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in an event, survey, contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, or place an order, it is understood that you consent to our collecting said information and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason (i.e., newsletter subscription and marketing messages), we will ask you directly for your expressed consent and provide you with an opportunity to withdraw your consent. Consent may be withdrawn at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of every email we send. You may also withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, employer information, photo, payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address), preference or interest data, and any other information you choose to provide.
If you provide an email address to invite a friend to participate in the Services, we will collect that email address and use it to send your friend such an invitation.
Information We Collect Automatically
(This information is normally not collected along with any identifiable information such as your name, address, email or phone number.) When you access or use our Services, we may automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the page you visited before navigating to the Services.
Mobile Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system, and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of our mobile applications.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; we may also collect information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social media sites.
Use of Information
When you purchase something from our site, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, and email address.
When you browse our site, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address which provides us with information about your browser and operating system. This information helps us better improve the experience for all our users.
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
- Provide, maintain, improve and promote our products and services;
- Provide and deliver the information, products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer service;
- Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
- Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
- Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards;
- Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
- Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.
Sharing of Information
- With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work or perform services on our behalf;
- When you participate in the interactive areas of our Services, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and other information you choose to provide;
- In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
- If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of our company or others;
- In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company; and
- With your consent or at your direction.
IMPORTANT: We do not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties, including but not limited to advertisers, strategic partners or vendors. Again, we take your privacy very seriously.
Social Sharing Features
The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features (such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.).
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies, so you can understand the way your personal information will be handled by these providers.
Remember that certain providers may be in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. If you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your online account at any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, please email us at email@example.com, but note that some information you provide through the Services may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you submit through the Services) and that we may continue to store information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of our Services.
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
If you have any questions about these policies, please contact us at email@example.com.
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A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.
First-party (The HOME Writer) cookies
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;
Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.
Our websites will set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
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8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, may, at the discretion of the owners, use affiliate links. This means when you click a link that takes you away from our sites it may be to a site that has agreed to pay us a commission (affiliate earnings) for qualifying purchases you make. (An example would be Amazon links; as an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.)
Thanks for supporting The HOME Writer / 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, by clicking our links!
(Last updated: 5/29/2018)
TERMS OF SERVICE
Acceptance of Terms
By accessing, downloading, installing, or using The HOME Writer, whether or not you become a registered user (“User,” “You,” “Yourself,” “Your”), you acknowledge you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms at any time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last updated” date at the bottom of these Terms and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to our website or by sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review our Terms of Service whenever you access our Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about any updates or changes made.
Earnings and Income Disclaimer
The HOME Writer cannot and does not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn any money with our ideas, information, tools, or strategies. All products and services provided by us are for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on this or any of our websites, or any of our content or curriculum, is a promise or guarantee of results or future earnings. We do not offer any legal, business, tax or other professional advice. Any financial numbers referenced here, or on any of our sites, are illustrative of concepts only and should not be considered average earnings, exact earnings, or promises for actual or future earnings. Use caution and always consult your accountant, lawyer or professional advisor before acting on this or any information related to a lifestyle, business, or financial change. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life, and by your registration here you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for your decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.
Hours of Operation
- We hold office hours Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM (CST).
- Contact made during this time is generally answered promptly.
- Contact made outside of normal office hours is generally answered the next business day.
- We close for all government observed holidays.
These Terms of Service apply to all 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, websites, subdomains and media channels, including The HOME Writer.
No refunds will be issued due to the digital nature of our products.
The HOME Writer Community
From time to time, on some products, we will offer members of our mailing list and/or community members the opportunity to purchase additional products and services at a discounted price. To be eligible for this discount, the customer must be a member in good standing at the time of purchase. No rebates or partial refunds will be offered if a customer purchases a product and/or service, and then joins the mailing list or community — these discounts are intended to be a benefit for current members only and are not to be an enticement for new members.
In the event a member purchases an item that was eligible for a discount, but does not receive the discount, the member must contact firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of the purchase. A partial refund for the discount amount will be offered. If the available discount is claimed after 30 days but within 60 days of purchase, a credit for the discounted amount will be placed in the member’s file, which can then be used for additional purchases from The HOME Writer. No refunds or credits will be offered after 61 days from the date of purchase.
Limitation on Liability
The 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, websites, subdomains, and media channels are provided “as is” and “as available” with all faults and without warranty of any kind. We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free.
Release of Liability Due to Technical Difficulties
The HOME Writer is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of any e-mail or payment to be received by 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion online or on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to customer’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading or streaming any materials consistent with this agreement or subsequent use of any 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC-owned web properties. ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS BUSINESS MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, WE WILL REJECT YOUR REMITTANCE AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You agree to provide accurate and complete information when you register with, and as you use, The HOME Writer Services, and you agree to update your account information to keep it accurate and complete. You agree that we may store and use the information you provide for use in maintaining and billing fees to your account.
Access to Previous Purchases
As an accommodation to you, subsequent to acquiring our training, you may download previously acquired training (when available) onto any Associated Device. Some training or services that you previously acquired may not be available for subsequent download or access at any given time, and we shall have no liability to you in such event. As you may not be able to subsequently download certain previously-acquired content or training, once you download an item, it is your responsibility not to lose, destroy, or damage it (and you may want to back it up).
We reserve the right to change content options (including eligibility for particular features) or remove access without notice to any previously purchased training or content which is no longer valid or deemed out of date.
Social Media Groups and Communities
We want people to feel safe when using our groups and forums. For that reason, we’ve developed a set of community guidelines, outlined below. These policies will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed in our private groups and communities, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. Because of the diversity of our global community, please keep in mind that something that may be disagreeable or disturbing to you may not violate our community guidelines.
Homeschooling Parents of All Denominations are Welcome Here
We have members of all skill and experience levels, from college students to entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar enterprises.
Keep it Respectful
Comments that are inappropriately negative, rude, or attacking will be deleted, removed, or we will ask you to revise your thoughts. Everyone is here to learn and grow, so anything violating that will be removed.
No Soliciting in the Group
We have a strict ‘no shopping for customers’ policy in our groups. This includes pointing people to blog posts with your offers/affiliate offers and publicly asking members to join your own Facebook groups or communities (with the exception of threads started by the Admin). Be cautious of unsolicited private messages from group members. If we get multiple complaints that you or someone else is using private messages to make unsolicited pitches to members, you may be asked to leave. You should view the group as your peers, not a promotional playground.
Content gathered in our online community groups cannot be collected, repackaged, and/or shared outside the group. Every member of our communities has a right to privacy and the right to feel safe that their questions, answers, and experiences remain privy to group members only.
Keep it on Topic
We reserve the right to remove posts based on off-topic content or offensive content.
Partnering with Other Members
Access to this group does not mean that we endorse anyone’s products or services. Please be cautious and do your due diligence when partnering with anyone in the group – don’t assume everyone is trustworthy.
Report Posts that Break Group Policy
Due to the large number of people in our groups and communities, it’s sometimes difficult for us to catch everything. If you see a post that is questionable, please report it, tag our community manager in the comments, or reach out to our community manager directly via private message so our team can review them.
Breaking the Rules
Three warnings for rule-breaking behavior will result in a member being muted in the group for seven (7) days. After the seven (7) day period, you are welcome to once again post and comment in the community/group. However, if you break the rules once more within 30 days, you will be permanently removed from the community/group.
You agree that 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, including but not limited to The HOME Writer products and services, graphics, user interface, audio clips, video clips, editorial content, templates and the scripts and software used to implement The HOME Writer Services, contains proprietary information and material that is owned by 8 Grapes Consulting and/or its licensors, and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright. You agree that you will not use such proprietary information or materials in any way whatsoever except for use of The HOME Writer Services in compliance with this Agreement. No portion of The HOME Writer Services may be reproduced in any form or by any means, without expressed written permission from 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on The HOME Writer Services in any manner, and you shall not exploit The HOME Writer brand in any unauthorized way whatsoever, including, but not limited to, by trespass or burdening network capacity.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, and its licensors reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, or disable access to any products, content, or other materials comprising a part of The HOME Writer brand at any time without notice. In no event will 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, be liable for making these changes. We may also impose limits on the use of or access to certain features or portions of The HOME Writer services, in any case and without notice or liability.
All copyrights in and to The HOME Writer (including the compilation of content, postings, links to other Internet resources, and descriptions of those resources) and related software are owned by 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC, and/or its licensors, who reserve all their rights in law and equity. THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE OR ANY PART OF THE HOME WRITER, EXCEPT FOR USE AS PERMITTED IN THIS AGREEMENT, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND INFRINGES ON THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, INCLUDING POSSIBLE MONETARY DAMAGES, FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
The HOME Writer, The HOME Writer logo, other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with The HOME Writer are trademarks or registered trademarks of 8 Grapes Consulting, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with The HOME Writer Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners. You are granted no right or license with respect to any of the aforesaid trademarks and any use of such trademarks.
If you have questions or comments, please email us at email@example.com.
(Last updated: 5/29/2018)