Products, Services, Refund & Privacy Policies

  • Products & Services
  • Refund Policy
  • Privacy Policy

Products & Services

We partner with congregations and community groups to create frequent opportunities for members to socialize together. Over time, people will get a sense of who they look forward to seeing again. We don’t recommend rushing into it but when people feel ready to consider home sharing, we will support them to make good decisions.

This group is sitting down for the lovely but too rare event – sharing a meal together.

Our role is cultivating relationships with congregations and community groups and providing the infrastructure for the gatherings, i.e., publicity, location, refreshments, signup sheets, and maintaining the database.

Our work supports our partner congregations and communities with a process that enables them to meet their members’ housing needs.

They know what those needs are likely to be and also know of resources that they can tap.

A key element of the infrastructure is our robust database of useful information gleaned from the Self-Maintained Profile for Home Sharing that enables people to find housing that suits their life stage, lifestyle and budget.

Basic membership

Database access $50 for 15 months.

This includes a three-month money back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with the service, please e-mail terry@newcommunityvision.coop within 90 days of your purchase to receive a full refund.

Membership With Home Sharing Compatibility Assessments and Support  

Price: $300

Those who are interested in increasing the likelihood of a good match can sign up for extended services, including compatibility assessments and monthly communication tune ups based on the Quaker Listening Circle model.

We will utilize Annamarie Pluhar’s Sharing Housing – a Guidebook to finding and keeping good housemates book and workbook to help people identify what matches will probably be compatible.

Prices are subject to change with 30-days’ notice.

Refund Policy

New Community Vision offers database access for $50 per year, plus a 3-month money back refund. Effectively, 15 months of database access.

If, within 90 days of purchasing access to the database, you are dissatisfied with the service, we will refund your purchase with no questions asked. Please call 312-375-1423 or e-mail terry@newcommunityvision.coop to initiate the refund.

Privacy Policy

New Community Vision hosts a member database for the sole purpose of helping our users/members find each other.  We collect only the personal information that members choose to enter into that database.  We never share this information with any third party for any reason, except when required by law enforcement.

Transactions with New Community Vision

People who choose to become members of New Community Vision or to buy any of is products or services are asked to provide personal and financial information as needed to process those transactions.  In each case, New Community Vision collects information only to the extent necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with New Community Vision.  New Community Vision does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.  And visitors can always decline to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain transactions or activities.

General Site Statistics

New Community Vision’s website, newcommunityvision.coop is designed using WordPress (see WordPress.org). This software collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We view these data to learn how many people are visiting the site, how they found the site, and what pages of the sites are most popular. We may share some of this information in aggregate form only.

WordPress.org Collects IP Addresses in Some Cases

In general, WordPress.org does not make internet users’ personally identifying information available to administrators of websites that use its software. For example, WordPress stats do not track IP addresses of visitors who are not logged in.  However, WordPress.org does collect potentially personally-identifying information like IP addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.org sites (including NewCommunityVision.coop). New Community Vision only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to our administrators.

Sharing Your Information

By entering your personal information into New Community Vision’s database, you are agreeing to disclose that information to other New Community Vision members and New Community Vision’s administrators, employees, officers and directors.

New Community Vision never discloses potentially personally-identifying or personally-identifying information to non-members except in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when New Community Vision believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of New Community Vision, third parties, or the public.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.  New Community Vision, through WordPress software, uses cookies to identify and track visitors, their usage of New Community Vision’s websites, and their website access preferences.  Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using New Community Vision’s website.

Business Transfers

If New Community Vision, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the event that New Community Vision goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be destroyed.

Privacy Policy Changes

New Community Vision may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in New Community Vision’s sole discretion. We encourage visitors to check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

New Community Vision’s privacy policy is based on this one (link to: http://automattic.com/privacy/), which is available under the Creative Commons Sharealike license (link to: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/)  New Community Vision’s privacy policy is also available under the Creative Commons Sharealike license (link to: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/), which means you may copy it, change it, and use it for any purpose as long as you follow the terms of the license.

Disclaimer

This website is directed only to Illinois visitors at this time.  This privacy policy conforms with federal and Illinois privacy law but may not comply with all privacy laws of other states.

Change log
  • June 16, 2017, Products and Services and Privacy Policy published