Privacy Policy

The policy below applies to all sites of HOM. Your privacy on the internet is important to us. We have created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. As part of the operations of HOM, we gather certain types of information about users. This HOM Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains the types of information we gather, what we do with it, and how you may correct or change information that HOM may collect.

Information Collected by HOM

HOM may collect two types of information about users: personal information (such as name and e-mail address) and aggregate information (such as information about how many users log on to our sites daily). HOM may collect any information about you that you make available to us through your use of our website, the internet, or otherwise.

Personal Information

Personal information is collected when users voluntarily register for membership services. Personal information includes e-mail addresses, user registration data, passwords, external homepages, gender, birth date, interests, hobbies, travel preferences, and any other user-specific data. We may also receive personal usage and demographic information from our third-party partners, and we also collect e-mail addresses from users who send us support mail or request technical or other help. This information enables HOM to improve its sites to make your online visits more productive and enjoyable. Our site’s registration form requires users to, along with other information, give us a valid e-mail address. We may use your e-mail addresses from the registration form to inform you of the status of, new membership benefits and features, to let you know of urgent problems on our site, and to present special members-only opportunities to buy products and services that are appropriate to the interests of our community.

Aggregate Information

One method of collecting aggregate information about your activities online (such as the pages you HOM most frequently or the search terms you enter), and information volunteered by you (such as survey or registration information), is by tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. The computers that deliver the web pages to you automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address. HOM sites record IP addresses for system administration and provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use on our sites. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Also, your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.

Sharing Data with Third Parties

HOM does not share your details with the third-parties. Only aggregated, anonymous data is periodically shared that might help us improve the website.

Use of Cookies

HOM sites use cookies to record information. A cookie is a small data file that Web sites store on your hard drive when you visit them. Cookies allow us to measure activity on our sites and to improve your user experience by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences and allowing you to visit various members-only parts of our sites without re-registering. Cookies allow us to determine which areas and features of our sites are most popular by measuring user activity. This information allows us to make improvements and updates to improve your experience. HOM sites do not use cookies to retrieve any information from your computer. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you may set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, some parts of our sites, such as the members-only areas will not function properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

Links to Third Parties

This site contains links to sites other than our own.  Such links may be to advertisers, content providers, or partners who may use our logo and/or style because of a co-branding or application service provider agreement. These sites may send their cookies to you and may collect information and use it in a way inconsistent with HOM privacy policy. Such sites may contain information that content providers independent of HOM have created, maintained, published, posted, or otherwise made available. The use of any information or materials that you may HOM at these external sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on the contents without an independent and thorough review of the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, timeliness, and correct sequencing. These external sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise. Unless HOM has provided explicit authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation, or preference. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company, and we do not have HOM to this information.

Third-Party Cookies

While serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.

Children’s Guidelines

HOM encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the sites their children visit. People under the age of 13 are not permitted to use our website. No information is permitted to be either submitted to or posted on our sites by persons under the age of 13. HOM relies on our users to be truthful in responding to the question of age. Our Web site meets the guidelines of TRUSTe’s Children’s program since we do not allow children under the age of 13 to become members of our site or publish any personal content or information. We give users the option to remove their e-mail addresses from our database at any time and to not receive future communications and to no longer receive the membership benefits of our service.


This site provides users with options for changing and modifying information previously provided. You can edit your personal information.

Additional Information

No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of HOM ( to intercept or HOM transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, HOM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall HOM or its employees or agents be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages that result from the use of the information or materials on HOM sites, even if HOM  or an authorized representative of HOM, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. HOM reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time with any such changes being effective immediately and without notice. Any such changes will be posted online.