When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two
types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is
collected on an individual basis, and Web site use information collected on an aggregate
basis based upon "cookies" as you browse our Web site. Personal
information is usually collected through "Sign-up programs" that allow
"Log-on" procedures. At present we do not have a log-on program, though
eventually we will be implementing password protected log-on requirements to access such
features as our bulletin boards and chat room.
Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology
called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web
server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered
through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages
viewed, browser version, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before
and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of
this information is associated with you as an individual.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the
computer used to access a Web site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a
user's Web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user
accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the
same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related Web
pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete
commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience
easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather
information about our Web site users' browsing activities in order to constantly improve
our Web site and better serve our customers. This information assists us in designing and
arranging our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner, and in continually improving our
Web site to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in
the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our Web site as they move from
one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Web site
and evaluate our Web site's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture
your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you,
although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such
responses to you.
Sharing Information with Affiliates
From time to time you may notice offers from outside companies advertised on our Web
site. We take measures to select product or service providers that are reputable. However,
we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important
changes to our Web site, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal
information we collect. This software provides protection against unauthorized access or
disclosure, as well as accidental loss, alteration, or destruction.
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, Web site traffic
patterns, and related Web site information to our affiliates or reputable third parties,
but this information will not include personally identifying data.
Do We Comply with Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we,
in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to or from Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from the
HomeOfHeroes.com nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other
Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to
the users of our Web site.
Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Web site to another Web site,
site, including Web sites which have a link to our Web site, is subject to that Web site's
own rules and policies.
HomeOfHeroes.com Makes No Warranties Regarding Accuracy or Advice
HomeOfHeroes.com makes no warranty with respect to the content, information, or services
provided through, or in conjunction with, our user chat comments, web pages, resumes,
profiles, and discussion board postings. HomeOfHeroes.com makes no guarantee of the
accuracy, correctness, or completeness of any information on the site (from whatever
source), and is not responsible for: (i) any errors of omission arising from the use of
such information; (ii) any failures, delays or interruptions in the delivery of any
content or service contained within the site; (iii) any libelous or unlawful material
contained within user web pages, profiles, or postings. As a user, you agree to indemnify
HomeOfHeroes.com, its partners, advertisers, and third-party content providers against any
and all claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising from the use of chat rooms
and the site. This expressly includes: (i) user responsibility for any and all liability
arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights, and (ii)
any libelous, defamatory, or unlawful material contained within user chat comments, Web
pages, resumes, profiles, and discussion board postings.
You use this site at your own risk. If your use of this site or the materials therein
results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data,
HomeOfHeroes.com is NOT responsible for those costs. All information, products, and
services are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. In no event shall
HomeOfHeroes.com, its affiliates, and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with
the use of this site or with the delay or inability to use this site, or for any
information, products, and services obtained through this site, or otherwise arising out
of the use of this site, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise,
even if HomeOfHeroes.com, its affiliates, or any of its suppliers has been advised of the
possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may
not apply to you.
HomeOfHeroes.com shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to
have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained,
suggested, or referenced in its site. Your participation in HomeOfHeroes.com is solely at
your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from
HomeOfHeroes.com or through HomeOfHeroes.com shall create any warranty not expressly made
This site makes chat rooms, forums, discussion boards, email, user-generated homepages,
and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is
disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when
deciding to disclose your personal information. Your right to speak freely here must be
exercised with courtesy and self-restraint. When you enter a chat room or use a discussion
board in HomeOfHeroes.com, it constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of
this site, including this Policy, provided by HomeOfHeroes.com. If you do not agree to
abide by these terms and conditions, please do not use these services.
We Do Not Tolerate Harassment
We will not allow any illegal activities. Specifically, we won't let you advocate illegal
conduct or participate in illegal or fraudulent schemes. You cannot use our chat room to
distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, including photos, artwork, text,
recordings, designs, or computer programs. In addition, we do not allow the trading or
swapping of images that are sexually explicit, obscene, or vulgar. Because there can be no
way of ensuring compliance with this section, rooms titled for the purpose of exchanging
or swapping images are not allowed. We will not allow you to impersonate someone else,
including one of our trained chat hosts. Please do not use deceptive nicknames that would
lead people to believe you are a person or a rank that you are not. Use of names such as
"AdmHall," or "GenWestmoreland" is both misleading and disrespectful.
Stalking of others, in our chat rooms or in another manner, is a serious offense. Such
behavior may be considered a criminal act. Accordingly, we reserve the right to release
your personal information to the proper authorities as a result of your violating our
standards or performing unlawful acts, when such information is subpoenaed, or when we, at
our sole discretion, deem it necessary and/or appropriate. We also reserve the right to
cancel your membership and/or terminate your use of the HomeOfHeroes.com Site at any time
and for any reason. We cannot guarantee the content of comments that you will receive
while you are online. Other people's comments may be offensive, harmful, or inaccurate.
We do our best to encourage comfort and discourage disruptive communication.
HomeOfHeroes.com does not allow posting or use of computer programs that contain
destructive features, such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc. We also do not allow any
bots or scripts on the server, whether they are benign or destructive in intent. We also
discourage disruptive conduct: persistent off-topic comments in a topic-oriented
conference, statements that incite others to violate the rules of proper conduct, or the
physical act of "scrolling" -- repeatedly hitting the Return key in a chat --
all are considered disruptive. The use of pop-ups that are excessively long (more than two
lines of text), and the use of pop-ups or sound waves in a repetitive manner that disrupts
the topic or conversation in a room, is not allowed.
We Do Not Allow Unauthorized Commercial Activity
We encourage communication between our members, but posting or transmitting unauthorized
or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to
other users is prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with
HomeOfHeroes.com should be directed to our webmaster.