Home Improvement Leads, Inc. (“HIL,” “we,” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe for you the information we collect, how we may use that information, with whom we may share that information, and your choices about such uses and disclosures. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website or services or transacting business with us. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Information We Collect About You

We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and email address. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries.
Use of Cookies and Other Technologies to Collect Information

  • Information you provide: We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, and other personally identifiable information.
  • Information from other sources: We may also obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from business partners, contractors and other third parties, such as updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and demographic information.

We use various technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, and the referring website address. We may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use cookies to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use information that we collect about you to:
Financial Information for Service Professionals

  • Deliver the products and services that you have requested;
  • Manage your account and provide you with customer support;
  • Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or
  • Communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices or send newsletters about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or third parties;
  • Communicate with you with regard to partially completed service requests;
  • Develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
  • Verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
  • Perform background screening, which may include the use of third parties or service professionals;
  • Enforce our terms and conditions;
  • Manage our business; and
  • Perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

For service professionals, we may use financial or payment method information to process payment for any purchases made on our website, enroll you in the discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to pre-qualify you for credit card and other offers that you might find of interest, to pre-qualify you to participate in our contractor network, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.

With Whom We Share Your information

We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our web site or while using our services. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose personal information. Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this Privacy Policy.

  • Authorized service providers: We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through Home Improvement Leads, Inc. or performing background checks of service professionals. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
  • Marketing affiliates: When you are referred to us via a third party marketing affiliate, we may share your email address, and other information that you provide, to such marketing affiliate.
  • Service professionals: We match your information and service request against our list of service professionals. When you submit a service request through our website, you consent to our providing your personal information and request to the service professionals we match with your request. Sharing this information with service professionals allows them to contact you using the e-mail address or other contact information you provided. In addition, we have other approved contractual partners that fulfill service requests, or that utilize their own service professionals to supplement our network, and we share your information with them, subject to contractual confidentiality restrictions, in order to attempt to provide the services requested. If you use our services pursuant to a membership with one of our partners, we may share your service request activity information with such partner. We may also release information to collection and/or credit agencies for past due service professional accounts.
  • Business partners: When you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through Home Improvement Leads, Inc. or our services, we may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other contact information to that merchant.
  • Direct mail partners: From time to time we may share our postal mailing list with selected providers of goods and services that may be of interest to you.
  • Other Situations: We also may disclose your information:
    • In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
    • When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce Home Improvement Leads, Inc. terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
    • In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Aggregated and Non-Personal Information

We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and affiliated companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors.

How You can Access Your Information If you have an online consumer account with us, you can access and review your personal information by logging into your account. You can also review and update your personal information by contacting us. You can also choose to have your account disabled by contacting support@homeimprovementleads.com. After you deactivate your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access any of your personal information. If you deactivate your account, we may still retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and record keeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our web site or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Your Choices About Collection and Use of Your Information

At any time you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails or newsletters from us by accessing your user account and opting out. You also will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. If you prefer not to have us share your postal mailing information with selected providers of goods and services that may be of interest to you, you can notify us at any time by emailing us at unsubscribe@homeimprovementleads.com

How We Protect Your Personal Information

We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Blogs, Bulletin Boards, Twitter Accounts and Chat Rooms

We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others, as well as post comments (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Please note that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on public web pages, that information will be available to the public.

Children’s Privacy

Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at info@homeimprovementleads.com, and we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Visiting Our Websites from Outside the United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address you most recently provided us in your account, profile or registration (unless we do not have such an email address), or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail or postal mail as follows: Privacy Policy Inquiry, Home Improvement Leads, Inc., 804 Congress Avenue, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78701 or email us at support@homeimprovementleads.com

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of California, in addition to the rights set forth above, you have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information with third parties. California law gives you the right to send us a request at a designated address to receive the following information:
We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these requests is support@homeimprovementleads.com.

  1. the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year;
  2. the names and addresses of the third parties that received that information; and
  3. if the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.

Do Not Call Policy

HIL takes its responsibilities about customer information and customer service very seriously. In support of this commitment, HIL has adopted the following Do Not Call Policy.

No employee or agent of HIL shall engage in telemarketing practices that violate the terms of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the FTC Telephone Sales Rule, or state regulation.

HIL maintains a record of the name and telephone number for consumers who do not wish to be called. If you don’t want to receive sales calls from HIL, just ask us to place your name on our Do Not Call List. We will note your request immediately, and will remove your information from active lists within 30 days.

You can make your request in writing by mailing us at Home Improvement Leads, 804 Congress Avenue, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78701or by phone by calling 1-888-643-3888. When you make a request you must include your name, address and telephone number(s) you want to be included on our list. If your information changes, please notify us of the new name, address, and telephone number(s) in order to remain on our Do Not Call List. If you would like us to remove you from our Do Not Call List in order to receive our telephone solicitations, notify us by contacting us at the above address or telephone number.

Please note that HIL’s Do Not Call Policy does not cover independent third parties, so you may continue to receive calls from other companies. If you would like to add your number to the National Do Not Call List, you may do so by calling 1-888-382-1222, or visiting www.donotcall.gov.

Also note that being on the HIL’s Do Not Call List restricts telephone solicitations only. We may still contact you about other topics.

All HIL personnel involved with telemarketing and/or telephone solicitation for HIL are trained, informed, and directed to comply with HIL’s Do Not Call Policy.

Upon request, HIL will provide its Do Not Call policy. The policy is also available online at the following web address: https://www.homeimprovementleads.com/privacy.

Thank you for your interest in our Privacy and Do Not Call Policies.