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ADVERTISING POLICY
CareStars.com has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Advertising on this site. CareStars.com may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised policy on this site.

CareStars.com has sole discretion for determining the types of Advertising that will be accepted and displayed on the CareStars.com Network, and under no circumstances will CareStars.com's acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes the products or services.

CareStars.com will not accept Advertising that, in CareStars.com's opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste.

There are certain categories of advertisements that CareStars.com will not permit at any time. These categories include but are not limited to the following:

  • illegal or objectionable products
  • fraudulent, deceptive, illicit, misleading or offensive material
  • material that misrepresents, ridicules, discriminates (real or implied) or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other status deemed inappropriate for CareStars.com
  • alcohol
  • weapons, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks
  • gambling
  • pornography or related themes
  • tobacco use of any kind
  • the simulation of news or an emergency
  • material that directly advertises products to or is intended to attract children
  • media or messages for or that reference "M" rated video games or content
  • unreasonable, unlikely or extraordinary product or service claims
  • media messages or imagery that strobe or flash
  • media or messages that contain unsubstantiated "miracle" weight loss or other miracle claims of cure
  • advertising units that extend beyond the defined advertising space or interfere with the content or impact the readability of the content without user initiation
  • advertising units that do not retract to the defined advertising space upon user scroll off or contain a "close" or "X" for user to retract or close the ad unit/message after user initiation
  • advertising units that mimic computer functions or deceptively indicate a computer or other function that would be reasonable to the average user to assume as a reason to click the unit

Advertisers must only offer products or services, which are readily available for purchase at the advertised price (with noted tax and delivery fees). The Advertising must also clearly identify the advertiser. Any Advertising that could be misconstrued as editorial content will be clearly labeled as Advertising.

CareStars.com reserves the right to reject, cancel, or remove at any time any Advertising from the CareStars.com Site for any reason and will provide prompt notice to the advertiser upon rejection, cancellation, or removal of any Advertising, together with an explanation following the rejection, cancellation, or removal. CareStars.com also reserves the right to determine the appropriate placement of the Advertising on the CareStars.com Site.

It is the Advertiser's responsibility to comply with all applicable domestic and foreign laws, including applicable laws and regulations of regulatory bodies. CareStars.com will not monitor compliance with applicable laws and regulations. However, CareStars.com reserves the right to review all Advertising for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, if CareStars.com becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation or of these guidelines, CareStars.com may remove the Advertising.

No Advertising will be allowed on CareStars.com that could injure the good name or reputation of CareStars.com.

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PRIVACY POLICY
CareStars.com and WhereToFindCare.com LLC is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our web site. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

CareStars.com and WhereToFindCare.com LLC respects the privacy of anyone who uses the CareStars.com Web site and any online applications which gathers important information from our visitors and customers. We publish this Privacy Policy to communicate how we gather and use information about you, how we protect it, and how you can participate in its protection.

Our Commitment To Children's Privacy: protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

CareStars.com provides its services to you subject to the CareStars.com Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy, which shall be deemed part of the Terms of Service. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy.

-Collecting Information
We require people who use a CareStars.com LLC online applications (the "Services") to give us contact information. Depending on the services chosen, we ask for a limited set of information such as e-mail address, ip address, and name. We have intentionally asked for the minimal data elements to safeguard your privacy.

CareStars.com does not distribute or share customer e-mail addresses or ip addresses, except as noted in its Terms of Service, or as may be required by law. We may also use the information, with your permission, to contact you to send information such as announcements of promotions and events, your specific interests, must read care star stories, and other items related to care stars. We may also e-mail updates about the Services or the company. You can opt out of receiving these communications by replying to them at the time they are distributed.

All financial and billing information that we collect through CareStars.com is used solely to bill for products and services. CareStars.com does not use this billing information for marketing or promotional purposes. Except as we explicitly state at the time we request information, or as provided for in the CareStars.com Terms of Service, we do not disclose to any third party the information provided.

CareStars.com uses BizNet IS to host data and information. CareStars.com will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such data except as provided in the CareStars.com Terms of Service, or as may be required by law. Of course, users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and passwords.

CareStars.com may also collect certain information from visitors to a CareStars.com Web site and customers of the Services, such as Internet addresses and browser type information. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems and to administer the CareStars.com Web site and Services in order to constantly improve quality. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.

-Cookies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information, collected from cookies, (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. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

We use a third-party tool called ShareThis to provide you easy-to-use buttons for sharing our web pages on your social media profiles. This company may collect information about your visit and use the information for their product usage and to display ads. If you would like more information about this company and to know your choices about not having your information used by this company, click here.

Cookies are files Web browsers place on a computer's hard drive. They are used to help us authenticate clients and provide timesaving shortcuts and preferences. CareStars.com uses a persistent encrypted cookie, if the client requests, to save and retrieve individual authentication information as well as other per-client device preferences. When a visitor follows a link to the CareStars.com Web site from an affiliate or promotion, CareStars.com stores information about that affiliate or promotion in a session cookie. Acceptance of these cookies is optional. CareStars.com issues a mandatory session cookie to each user of the Services only to record encrypted authentication information for the duration of a specific session. If you reject this cookie, access to and usage of the Services will be denied.

-Other Third Party Website Links
The CareStars.com Web site and online applications contain links to other Web sites. CareStars.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites. Customers and visitors must check the policy statement of these others Web sites to understand their policies. Customers and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is your responsibility to keep such information private and confidential. CareStars.com is not necessarily affiliated with the other web site links which may be linked to this site and is not responsible for their content ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own volition.

-Security
For certain services, CareStars.com may require unique user names and passwords that must be entered each time a customer logs on. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and assure the appropriate use of data.

-Emails
E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. CareStars.com therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of email messages, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. Users should never include personal sensitive information in emails.

CareStars.com and WhereToFindCare.com LLC emails should only be viewed by the named addressee. If you are not the named addressee, you should not disseminate, distribute or copy e-mails. Please notify us immediately by e-mail if you have received any of our e-mails by mistake and delete the e-mail from your system.

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