Privacy Policy

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our home page.

This notice applies to all information collected from or submitted to the HOW IT WUZ web site (“Site”) and/or used in creating a HOW IT WUZ account. This notice also pertains to the written work that you produce using our book writing technology. This notice is incorporated into and is subject to the HOW IT WUZ Terms and Conditions. Your use of our Site and any personal information you provide on the Site remains subject to the terms of this notice and the HOW IT WUZ Terms and Conditions.

PROTECTION OF USER CREATED WRITTEN WORK
All written work created by our website users is held in strict confidence. HOW IT Wuz will not share use or distribute this work in anyway excepting for customer requested editing and printing of such written work.

APPLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
This notice applies only to the information collected by HOW IT WUZ from the users of our Site. It does not apply to information collected by HOW IT WUZ in any other way.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Our Site tracks certain information about the visits to our Site. For example, we compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Site and its individual pages. These aggregated statistics are used internally to improve our Site and for product development and marketing purposes generally. Those aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

Our Site is not set up to automatically collect personally identifiable information from new visitors to our Site. It does recognize the home server of new visitors. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our new visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our Site. Once a user has visited the Site at least once, we may be able to match that user the next time he/she visits the Site. Any information previously obtained, such as an email address provided at registration, may be associated with that user but only if it was previously provided. This information will be used by HOW IT WUZ to provide a superior user experience and relevant information and promotions.

We may also request information from our users when they perform specific activities on the Site. For example, we request information from you when you 1) Log-on to certain areas of our Site, where you are prompted to provide us with your username and password as a condition to gaining access to certain information, materials or services; 2) Register or sign-up to use a service; 3) Subscribe to a newsletter or desire to be added to our mailing lists for other products or services; and/or 4) Provide feedback in an online survey
In each of the instances above, we typically ask for items such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, product preference information, HOW IT WUZ username and password, as well as other similar personal information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers. On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain information, materials and services. In the case of newsletters or mailing lists, you will be able to “unsubscribe” to these mailings at any time.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

HOW IT WUZ only uses your personal information for specific purposes. For example, you must be at least 18 years of age, or older than 18 years of age in those jurisdictions, territories, and locations where the minimum age for permissible use of the Site by you is greater than 18 years old. We use such information to verify age. We may also use such information to verify other criteria required for use of our Site, such as the geographic location from which you are attempting to access our Site.

We also use your information to confirm financial transactions, provide services to you, to engage in statistical analysis and research, data analysis, to comply with licensing and regulatory requirements, and to analyze your credit and fraud risk.

The personal information you provide to us when using our Site, such as your name, postal or e-mail address or telephone number will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with HOW IT WUZ, and to notify you of special offers, updated information and new products and services from HOW IT WUZ.COM. Agents or contractors of HOW IT WUZ such as editors and printers who are given access to your personal information will be required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for HOW IT WUZ.

All written work created by our website users is held in strict confidence. HOW it Wuz will not share use or distribute this work in anyway excepting for the customer requested editing and printing of such written work.

Circumstances may arise where we are required to disclose your personal information to third parties for purposes other than to support your customer relationship with HOW IT WUZ, such as in connection with a corporate divestiture or dissolution where we sell all or a portion of our business or assets (including our associated customer lists containing your personal information), or if disclosure is required by law or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

Other instances in which we may be required to disclose your personal information include, compliance with any law or legal process served on us; protection and defending of our rights or property; compliance with any regulatory or licensing body or authority; for the purposes of disaster recovery.

We do not share your personal information with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

You can opt out of receiving further marketing from HOW IT WUZ at any time.

We will send you information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. Only HOW IT WUZ (or agents or contractors working on behalf of HOW IT WUZ and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. At any time you can easily opt out of receiving further marketing from HOW IT WUZ by emailing us at support@howitwuz.com

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. You should also do your part in protecting your information. Your login credentials are confidential and you are obligated to keep your login credentials secret and confidential at all times and to use your best efforts to protect their secrecy and confidentiality.

LIMITS OF CONFIDENTIALITY
Due to the legal, regulatory and security environment in which web sites Howitwuz.com conduct business, we may be required, under certain circumstances, to disclose personally identifiable information about our users and we may not be permitted to inform you that we have done so. We will use reasonable endeavors to limit such disclosure to the following: where HOW IT WUZ believes in good faith that it is required to do so in response to a subpoena, warrant or other legal process; or where reasonably necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities to preserve and/or enforce HOW IT WUZ´s rights.
Further, we can, and you authorize us to, disclose your user identification, name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email and company information plus details of financial instruments used to deposit and withdraw funds, as required by law or where we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity or activity that may expose us to legal liability.

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION
You can request a copy of the personally-identifiable information that HOW IT WUZ has collected about you via the Internet by contacting our Information Privacy team at support@howitwuz.com You can also have factual inaccuracies in this information corrected by sending an email to the same address, support@howitwuz.com.

SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS
The Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States and Canada. If you are a User accessing the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site, which are governed by U.S. law, this notice, and our Terms and Conditions, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

TAX FORMS
In certain circumstances, such as when you win certain amounts through our Site contests that require our disclosure to the IRS in accordance with Federal law, we may require you to provide your social security number for tax purposes. Your social security number will otherwise be kept confidential by us, except as required by law.

COOKIES
Cookies are test-only strings of information that are downloaded to your personal desktop, laptop computer or mobile device such as a smart phone or ipad™. They are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognizes those cookies. We use cookies to remember your choices and preferences, improve the user experience on our Site and, if you signed up via an affiliate website, to tell us which one that was. We also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, to remember that you have visited the website, and to provide advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. By using our Sites without changing your settings, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

HOW TO CONTACT US
If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please email us at support@howitwuz.com

CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
This notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this notice and any future revisions.

For revisions to this notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
This privacy notice was last modified on July 1, 2013.