FAQ – PRIVACY Page or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HomeBuysBlog & 365 Things to do in Simi Valley

When did this blog start?
April , 2008.

What is this blog about?
Real Estate. Home Sales, Home Purchases, Leasing, Commercial Property Sales, Economic Issues, Market Issues.  Pretty much anything related to real estate and more specifically covering Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Agoura, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Northridge, Tarzana.

Why do you write here?
Homeowners and potential homeowners are constantly searching through the Internet for information to make more educated decisions about selling their home or buying a home. I hope to provide valuable information to help those in the search. This is my full-time career, this is what I love doing, assisting people with their real estate needs. The variety and challenges in the real estate field are very exciting and sharing my experience is one way I can give back to those who’ve given me such a wonderful career.

What information do we collect? When you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or post comments, we collect information from you.

Currently registration is not required to use this site.  Registration for guest posts may include Name, Email Address and Phone Number.  Commenting may require a valid email address.

What do we use your information for?

Number one, accountability.  All blogs create a discussion environment for those passionate out the topics.  This site will not tolerate personal attacks, Astroturfing or Glad-Handing.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

• To Verify participants

• To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

• To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

• To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for additional information will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your request.

Do we use cookies?

Yes,  Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to site users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by contacting the site administrator.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on May 19, 2012

What is your Blog Comment Policy?

This site encourages users to use their real name and not comment anonymously.  Some users may feel the need to comment anonymously due to work related or other personal reasons which is fine; however this site reserves the right to moderate all comments as it sees fit. Please advise the site administrator if you would like your comments removed.

PERSONAL ATTACKS will not be tolerated.  The use of the word “LIAR” will not be tolerated.  All anonymous commenters will need to provide a track record of adding to the conversation.   Anonymous users should consider that any monikers that are derivations of real people or persons in the community, celebrities, etc, will be deleted and possibly blocked/banned from this site.

Commenters with profile pictures and personal customizations understand that any images or text associated with any commenter that is offensive in nature will be grounds to delete all comments and posts related to the offending user and banned from the site.

The moderators, administrators and editors of this site retain the right to edit or remove any user comments at any time for any reason.

Links to other sites left in comments may be removed at the discretion of the administrator of this site.  Your links, if found to be offensive, or attacks in nature will be reported to the ASKIMET Spam prevention system.  Biz-ops are not welcome in the comments on this site and will be treated as Spam.

What software runs on this blog?
This is a WordPress blog.

What plugins do you use?
These will change all the time and would be too hard to maintain as a list here.  I frequently use the Text Widget and write my own HTML for side bar widgets.

Can I link to you? Add you to my blogroll?
If you are a spammer, Biz-op, adult site, gambling, etc. No you may not link to this site.  Otherwise, yes you may. I love links!

Can we exchange links?
No, that trick does not work anymore.

Why don’t you participate in link exchanges?
If you have to ask then you certainly are not up to speed with how Google indexes pages. There may be certain links directly related to dominant content on this site  that will be linked, but general link farming is not an objective of this site.

Can I copy your content?
NO!  That would be a violation of copyright law. You may use one to four sentences, but never more than 10% of the post, as long as this site’s content is properly attributed (with a link to the original post).