Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy describes, in general, the practices related to the online collection and use of personal information utilized by berdik.com at which this Privacy Policy is posted (the “Site”). This Policy applies only to the myhomeus.com Site and not to any third party websites that may be accessible from any Site. This Policy does not describe Berdik Home Improvement offline personal information collection and use practices, or the practices it employs when collecting personal information online through means other than these Site (for example, if you send us an e­mail message). Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using any Site or submitting information through a Site. This Privacy Policy is current as of May 1, 2016 but may change from time to time, so please check this area periodically for updates. If we make any substantive changes to this Policy, we will announce it on our Sites and, if you have provided us with contact information, we will also send you a notice to the e­mail or physical address we have on file for you. Once the changes have been made, your continued use of the site will constitute your acceptance of the revised Policy. If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, we may be reached via e­mail at sales@berdik.com, via fax at 212.586.8199, or by writing to us at Berdik Home Improvement; ATTN: Customer Service; 353 Eest 42th Street, New York, NY 10036. This Privacy Policy refers to the Berdik Home Improvement Terms and Conditions of Use. What information does Berdik Home Improvement collect and how is it used? Our Site actively collect information volunteered by our users in several areas, including for magazine subscription pages, trade show registrations, bookstore transactions, newsletter sign up pages, website registrations and online surveys. The information we request for you to participate in these features may include personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you) such as your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e­mail address, as well as “demographic” information such as the type of business you work for, your job responsibilities and certain information about your company. We will tell you at the time we collect information whether the information requested is necessary for you to participate in a particular feature. The information we collect is used to respond to your specific requests, to send you periodic information and special offers from Berdik Home Improvement and our sponsors, to provide you with updates on Berdik Home Improvement offerings and features, to provide you with product information from manufacturers in our database, to provide notice of changes to our Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, and to provide our sponsors and business partners with data about our users. The information you provide is also used to understand users’ interests and behavior, and may be combined and analyzed with information Berdik Home Improvement may have from other online or offline sources for marketing or other purposes. As you navigate through a website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means. Like most website operators, Berdik Home Improvement uses cookies, web beacons, log files and other electronic information collection mechanisms to track IP addresses and gather certain information from website users. IP addresses are collected for system administration purposes and for studying how people use our Sites and how we can improve them. When you use a Site, we may record information about your usage of the Site, such as by using the Site’s groups, forums or blogs and/or uploading images or photos. If you are logged into a Site, we may associate the login information with your account information. In order to ensure the quality of our Sites’ services to you, we may place a tag (also called a web beacon) in HTML­based customer support e­mails to or other communications with you in order to confirm delivery. Berdik Home Improvement uses cookies to identify registered Site users and to automatically give them access to “member only” content areas such as articles and reports, and to provide them with access to previously­stored information. Berdik Home Improvement also uses cookies to estimate our audience size and usage patterns and to track the aggregate number of customer returns at our Sites. Finally, Berdik Home Improvement uses cookies to help simplify the process of filling out certain forms on our Sites that allow you to request information from manufactures in our catalog and/or our advertisers. You can choose whether or not you accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. However, certain parts of our Sites may not work if you turn off cookies on your browser. With whom does Berdik Home Improvement share your information? Berdik Home Improvement shares your information with its business partners, including agents such as third­party mail processing facilities. We may employ contractors to help with our operations. Some or all of these contractors may access the databases of user information. These contractors are and will be subject to confidentiality agreements that restrict their use and disclosure of all information they obtain through their relationship with Berdik Home Improvement. When sharing your information with third parties, Berdik Home Improvement endeavors to oblige the third parties, via limited use or nondisclosure obligations, to follow practices substantially similar to those of Berdik Home Improvement with respect to such information. Berdik Home Improvement will also share your information if required by law to do so, to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of Berdik Home Improvement. Additionally, if part or some of our assets are purchased by a third party, Berdik Home Improvement will share your information with the purchaser of all or part of our assets. What kind of security measures does Berdik Home Improvement use? We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to attempt to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Berdik Home Improvement, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmissions or the unauthorized intervention of third parties. Passwords may be used by a Site to protect your personal data. We recommend that you do not share your passwords with anyone, and notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached. Berdik Home Improvement will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e­mail. Also, if you are using a computer that others have access to, such as one in a computer lab, Internet cafe or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window when leaving any of our Sites. In addition, any personally identifiable information or sensitive data that you disclose through any discussion boards or other public online forums hosted on the Sites may be collected and used by others. We recommend caution when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums. When you provide information on these forums, you do so at your own risk. The information you share may be viewed by any other user of the Sites.