Privacy Policy

We have tried to make our Privacy Policy as detailed as possible so that you know exactly how your information will be used. When it comes down to it, though, our policy is a simple one: We pledge to respect your privacy as a user of the American Hometown Media Console (“AHM Console”) and the CuratorCrowd™ Traffic & Engagement Platform.

Please take a moment to read our Privacy Policy below! You can also find additional information on the how to use the AHM Console by reviewing the Terms of Use.

Except as explicitly provided herein, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that American Hometown Media (AHM) does not own or control, or to people that AHM does not employ or manage. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. The current version of this Privacy Policy is dated February 15, 2019.

Any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Please note that the use of information that we gather is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. You should check this Site frequently to see recent changes in this Site’s Privacy Policy and its Terms of Use.

1. What personal information is collected from me?

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and email address (“Personal Information”). You also may provide additional information to us when you conduct a search on this Site or install a product that we offer. AHM Console may gather and collect any of the following: (1) IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer or device) to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous, (2) computer or device and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform, (3) purchase history, (4) the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from this Site, including date and time, (5) cookie number, and (6) Web pages and/or products you viewed or searched. AHM Console analyzes this data for certain trends in statistics, such as which parts of this Site users visit and how long they spend there. In general, we do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you. During some visits AHM Console may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

AHM gathers and stores certain types of information whenever you use this Site or the services made available hereon (the “Services”). For example, like many Websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses this Site. Various third party companies offer utilities that are designed to allow or help you visit and use Websites anonymously; please note, however, that AHM Console may not be able to provide you with a personalized experience on this Site if you choose to utilize any such utilities.

2. What are cookies and how are they used by the AHM Console?

AHM Console may place Internet cookies on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are used to (a) remind us of who you are in order to deliver you better service, (b) estimate our audience size by determining repeat usage of the Website to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior, (c) track your progress and entries in promotions, sweepstakes and contests, if any, and (d) measure certain traffic patterns for use as a research tool to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. By not accepting cookies, some Web pages of this Site may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.

For logged-in members, performance cookies will be matched to your member account and therefore may be personally identifiable. This is required for us to provide logged-in members with all of the custom site features that come with an account, including saved settings and other account information. Without these, the site is unable to function properly for logged-in members.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


3. Does the AHM Console use Web beacons, and, if so, how?

The AHM Console may employ Web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs), which are customized links or similar technologies, when sending you newsletters or promotional emails. Web beacons allow AHM Console to (a) determine whether you have opened, or acted upon, a promotional email and which links you have clicked on in order to deliver to you more focused email communications and other information, (b) allow us to count the number of users who have visited certain Web pages and effectively deliver co-branded services, and (c) enable us to compile aggregated statistics and determine the efficacy of promotions by using Web beacons from third parties, without allowing such third parties to use Web beacons on this Site to collect or access your personal information.

4. How is my information used?

AHM will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others without your consent, except as provided in this Privacy Policy. In general, the information you provide will be used to support your customer relationship with the AHM Console.

We want to help you quickly find information regarding the Services on this Site and alert you to specific offers, updated information, and other new products and Services that are available. Accordingly, we may send you direct mailings about our various products and Services or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply “opt-out” by the means provided for (if any) in the mailings or by contacting

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the AHM Console does research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided to us during your use of this Site. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. Aggregated data does not include personally identifiable information. AHM may share this aggregated data with others. AHM also may combine your information with information we collect or receive from other companies and sources (such as demographic data) to improve and personalize our services.

5. What does “opt-out” mean?

To “opt-out” means that you have notified AHM that we no longer have permission to use your information for a particular purpose. For example, when we send you information on a new product, you will be given the opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving such information in the future.

6. Who is collecting my information?

Information is collected on the Site by or on behalf of AHM. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than AHM or an agent for AHM, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular Service or purchasing those particular goods.

Please be aware that advertisers that may have links on this Site may collect personal information about you through the use of cookies, JavaScript, Web beacons, and other technologies. AHM does not have any control over or access to such technologies that may be used by these advertisers, and the information practices of those Websites linked to this Site either through advertisements or other hyperlinks are not covered by this Privacy Policy. AHM does not, however, provide any personally identifiable information about you to these advertisers.

For visitors generating from the EU and EEA, advertising cookies are automatically not used for personalization and all advertising on the site will be generic and non-targeted.

For more information on cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy.

7. With whom does AHM share my information?

AHM may share the personal data you provide or the information gathered by AHM to any party with your consent or, in any event, to AHM subsidiaries, agents, contractors and our business partners. AHM also may share information with the following groups: (a) affiliated business which AHM does not control but with which it engages in joint and co-branded offerings, (b) third party service providers in order to facilitate the performance of only those functions which are assigned to them, such as website operation and maintenance, order fulfillment, data analysis, marketing assistance, provision of search results and links, credit card payment processing, and customer service, and (c) entities with which AHM may merge or which may acquire all or substantially all of AHM’s assets, as customer information likely will be one of the transferred assets.

Third party vendors, including Google, show ads on sites on the internet and utilize cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to AHM. To opt out of third party vendors’ use of cookies, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. 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 on our site, other websites and other forms of media 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, please visit

In addition, AHM believes it is necessary to share information in order to (x) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, and violations of the Terms of Use, (y) respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, and (z) establish or exercise our legal rights, or defend against legal claims, and as otherwise required by law. Except as provided above or in the event of a merger, consolidation, or sale of all or substantially all of AHM’s assets, we will not share any of your information with any third party without your permission.

8. How do I access, correct and/or update my information?

You can request individual information that AHM has collected about you be updated, request corrections to factual inaccuracies in your information from AHM databases and/or update your personal information here on the Website or by contacting

9. What else should I know about my privacy?

Third party Internet Websites and services accessible through this Site have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. AHM has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. Please be careful and responsible online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your information, AHM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information through the transmission process, and any transmission by you of information is done at your own risk.

10. Children.

The Site is not intended for use by children. We will not knowingly collect any personal information submitted by visitors to the Site who are under the age of 13.

11. Security.

AHM uses its best efforts to protect your personal information and, to that end, uses tools such as encryption, passwords, and physical security to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no website can be absolutely secure, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from this Site. Therefore, although AHM works very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain absolutely private.

12. Other legal notices.

Any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages and application of the law of the State of Tennessee.

13. Contact us

If you have any concern about your privacy in connection with this policy, please send a thorough description to, and we will try to resolve it.