Collection and Use of Data
User Registration requires an individual to disclose his or her name, birth date, address, email address, and, if under 18, his or her parent's name and email address. Help Around Town collects this information to make sure that each User meets the website eligibility requirements. This information is used to create accounts, for billing purposes, and, under circumstances detailed below, to share with other Users. Help Around Town does not share your information or engage in cross-marketing or link-referral programs with other sites.
Once a User enters an agreement for services with another User, Help Around Town creates a log with the basic transaction information, including the terms, time, and location of the service. Help Around Town will share this log and other User contact information with the parents or legal guardians of users under the age of 18.
By registering for the site and creating a User profile and postings, you may allow other Users to view your personal information, including any material submitted in a posting or email. Only registered Users may view the contact information of Buyers. Service Provider contact information may be viewed by Buyers only once the User initiates contact with a Buyer, but address information for Users under the age of 16 is never displayed. Contact information and profiles are not searchable by Users or other parties. A User's age is also displayed to other registered Users if the User is under the age of 25, and, if not, the User will be designated as a person age 25 or above.
As with many websites, the site editor may also automatically receive general information contained in log files, such as your IP address and cookie information, which may be user for system administration and to monitor the website. Additionally, Help Around Town may share your information with subcontractors that provide us with services, including but not limited to creating maintaining our website and databases, processing of information, and research, analysis and marketing. Help Around Town may also share your information as required by law, to report any activities we reasonably believe are unlawful to law enforcement or comply with any investigation, or in relation to any lawsuit brough by us or to defend any claims against us.
Age of Users
Persons aged 13 or younger are not allowed to become registrered Users of this website. All persons aged 14-17 must obtain parental consent to become a registered User of the site. Parents of persons age 14 and 15 must affirmatively opt-in to the registration process for their child, while parents of persons aged 16 or 17 may opt their child out of the registration process. Upon notification by a parent or legal guardian that a minor may not use this website, the minor is prevented from attempting to re-register for a period of six months.
Address information for Users under the age of 15 is never displayed.
Security Help Around Town has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access to your information and to maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and store. These policies seek to comply with all state and federal data privacy laws and regulations. While we cannot promise these procedures will be 100% effective, Help Around Town will comply with all laws in notifying you of any data breach of your personal information.