Privacy Policy

R U On The Net Inc. is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The privacy of visitors is of paramount importance to us. R U On The Net Inc. is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using any of our online services. This statement discloses the privacy practices for R U On The Net Inc. ("R U On the Net") and its websites; www.althome.com, and www.Myalthome.com ("AltHome"). If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com .

Overview:
Please read this statement to understand how we will treat the personal information that you give to us. Our privacy procedures include the following:

Registration Data
During registration, R U on the Net collects personal information including your name, address, email address, birth date, gender and zip code. You never have to answer any questions, and you can decline this exchange of information at any time. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information, such as a personalized start page a personalized stock portfolio, a sweepstakes entry, or the purchase and shipment of products and prizes to people who visit our network.

R U on the Net may also collect your credit card information and billing address when you sign up for paying premium services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of eighteen. In the event that you decide to purchase a service from R U On The Net, you will be asked for your financial information which can be read by others when you initiate your order as we may not use a secured system. You will know you are in secure mode when a tiny padlock icon - located at the bottom of your browser - appears "locked". Otherwise you are in a non-secured environment and any information transmitted by this method may be collected or read by parties not related to R U On The Net. It is recommended to transfer such information in a secured method.

Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:

  1. "Anonymous Information" refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that 10,000 people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their date of birth.
  2. "Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII" refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, phone number, or postal address.
  3. The amount of Personally Identifiable Information that you choose to disclose to us is completely up to you. In our effort to provide personalization and opportunities for prizes and services, we may at times ask you to submit information such as your name or email address, or to share your interests and hobbies with us. Instances when PII is collected include when you register to receive goods or services from one or more of our partners;
  4. When you enter into a contest, sweepstakes or promotion sponsored by Excite and/or one of our partners;
  5. When you fill out a user survey;
  6. When you contact customer service.

Web Site Usage Information
We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you access any of our online services. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Web sites on an aggregate basis, including but not limited to the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their visits.

We use your IP address (the series of numbers associated with your individual computer) to help us maintain our site and identify problems with our server. Your IP address does not disclose any personally revealing information about you.

Cookies
We define a cookie as any string of data that is automatically stored on your computer upon access to our online services. R U On The Net employs cookies to assign temporary identification numbers to machines that access our web servers. Cookies are used when entering our site to record the location where each visitor arrived from. This is used for tracking visitors which come from our affiliate sites. R U On The Net also uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from R U On The Net in order to use most functions on the site. Please note that R U On The Net allows 3rd party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the R U On The Net Privacy Policy.

Each web page access is recorded in a log file. The contents of the log file are analyzed each week and each month to determine how many visitors we serve, what pages they look at most, and from where they connect. This information may be shared with outside parties. All R U On The Net cookies are 1) of limited duration, 2) less than 5KB in length, 3) only visible to R U On The Net web servers, and 4) devoid of any personally identifiable information.

Requested Information of the User
R U On The Net will not collect personally identifiable information about you (that is your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want your personal identifiable information collected, do not submit it to us. If you do submit personally-identifiable information, we will use it in the following ways, unless stated otherwise: we will use to complete the contact or request, we may store and process that information to better understand your needs, and how we can improve our products and services, we may use that information to contact you. We will not give or sell your individual information to any outside company for its use in marketing or soliciting and we will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and it will only be used to support your relationship with R U On The Net.

When you register to use any R U On The Net service you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable us to provide you with this individualized service. We gather contact information (like your email address), demographic information (like your city of residence or age). We may share some of this information for our own research purposes with our professional advisors or consultants and third party partners, however the information shared will be limited to non-personally identifying demographic information shared under cover of a confidentiality agreement. If you choose to purchase a service from R U On The Net, we collect financial information (like your credit card number and expiry date). We will only use this information in the course of providing our service to you.

Visitors who purchase our products and become clients are entered into ours and possibly our clients' database. The client information is used solely for billing purposes and for notifying the client of future updates to our products. The Information in the client database is not available for sale or other use by anyone outside of R U On The Net. Similarly, the information of all visitors who join our affiliate program is never made available outside of R U On The Net and its clients.

Additionally We may use collected information in the following ways:

From time to time, R U On The Net or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on R U On The Net. Users maybe asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of personal information?
You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from R U On The Net or from having your personally identifiable information shared with selected companies. If you want to opt out, you can do so by editing your preferences. With respect to email or the sharing of information. If you select to "opt out" we will not, as applicable, share your personal information with third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, to conduct sweepstakes and promotions, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law.

We reserve the right to send a one-time registration confirmation email, and infrequent Service Alert messages to users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use a service they have previously signed up for, regardless of email contact opt-in status. An example of a Service Alert message would be notification of the impending closing of an account that is believed to be abandoned. And finally, we also reserve the right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of our Terms of Service.

R U On The Net is retaining these rights because in limited cases we feel that we may need the right to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters which will be important to you. These rights do not allow us to contact you to market a new or existing service if you have asked us not to do so, and issuance of these types of communications is rare.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information R U On The Net collects
The personally identifiable information we collect from you is used for internet review and to improve the content and functionality of our web server or course and program materials. The specific information we collect is not shared with other organizations and we will never release your personally identifiable information to an external organization without your prior consent except for the purposes of validating credit information and collecting debts, or unless we reasonably believe we are required to do so by operation of law.

Storage Length of Information Collected
We keep the information you have given us until we have received a request from you stating otherwise.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
R U On The Net users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info. Any such request may also be made by contacting AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com

Links
R U On The Net, through AltHome contains links to sites. When linking to another site, such sites may independently collectdata, solicit personal information, or send their own cookies to you. R U On The Net is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data, that you may create when using such third party sites. Users should read the privacy policy stated on other sites. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on R U On The Net.

Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Advertisers
When you inquire about advertising opportunities on our site, you will be asked for contact information and information related to your advertising objectives. This information will be used to provide you with the business information you are seeking. Your information is only shared with internal staff and the external ad representation agencies that sell media space on the site, on our behalf. R U On The Net sites may contain links to other sites not affiliated with R U On The Net. Please note that these other sites may have privacy policies that differ from those of R U On The Net. We have no control over any personal information that you provide to these sites.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags(also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous. If you would like more information about this practice and your choices contact R U On The Net.

Security
R U On The Net member accounts are secured by member-created passwords R U On The Net takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on R U On The Net, please contact us a AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com

Associates, Agents and Affiliates
When you register to become an associate, affiliate, or agent of our site, you will be asked for contact information and information related to your site. Your information will only be used by internal staff and may be shared with parties external to the company without your consent. Your information will be used to secure your approval as an Affiliate, Associate or Agent, to facilitate communication between our two sites and to send you payment, based on your site's performance.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy
Since this policy may change over time as we modify or expand our service, we suggest that you check back from time to time in order to understand how we treat your information. Your use of the R U on the Net Website constitutes your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If we decide to materially change our privacy policy, we will prominently post those changes on this page thirty (30) days prior to the change or send you an email informing you of the change fourteen (14) days in advance, and provide you an opportunity to opt-out, so that you are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of the R U on the Net Website constitutes your agreement to any such changes.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com
R U On The Net,
#662, 101-1001 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4E4
Phone: 604.731.5674


AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com


THIS AGREEMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON March 10th, 2005.