We may collect personal information about you in a variety of ways. The personal information we may collect on the Site or when you communicate with us about a potentially available rental housing unit, or when you apply for or rent a housing unit includes the following categories of personal information. The sources from which the information is collected is also identified below.
Personally identifiable information, such as your real name, alias, postal address, email address, telephone number, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers, professional or employment-related information, including income, and education information that you voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as contact forms, availability and pricing inquiries, online chat and message boards, electronic payments, and/or request or access services relating to a rental housing unit.
You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind on the Site; however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site or prevent us from communicating with you. Some categories of personal information will be required if you decide to apply for or rent a rental housing unit which we manage (See Data Relating to Application for or Rental of a Housing Unit below).
In addition to your voluntarily providing this information, our telephonic marketing systems and computer servers may collect personal contact information such as your name, email address and telephone number for marketing purposes.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such aliases, unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and interaction with the Site, your browsing history such as the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site, and geolocation data.
Data Relating to Application for or Rental of a Housing Unit
We may also collect information from public records such as past eviction actions, prior landlords or similarly-situated individuals, which information may help us ascertain the likelihood that you will comply with the terms of your lease agreement and applicable laws.
We may collect and track the total number of visitors to the Site, the number of visitors to each page of the Site, Third Party Web Sites (defined below) linked to and other aggregated data collected through our services and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such information for purposes such as analyzing trends, administering the Site, and to understand how users interact with the Site.
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site, telephonically, or in person to:
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including third-party utility billing providers, package/locker service providers, insurance trackers and brokers, valet trash providers, concierge service providers, cable companies, payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Business Partners We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
We may share your information with advertisers, owner(s) of the rental housing unit(s) in which you showed interest or rented, and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law, including cable companies, insurance companies, phone companies, internet service providers and the like.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
For more information about opting-out of interest-based ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
We recognize the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. Neither the Site nor our services are intended for children under the age of 18. We do not target its services or this Site to children under 18. We also do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 16, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Emails and Communications If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by contacting us using the contact information provided below.
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
The CCPA, codified at California Civil Code Section 1798.100 et seq., permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, no more than twice in a twelve-month period and free of charge, information about: (1) the categories of personal information we collected about the user, (2) the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, (3) the business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information, (4) the categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information, and (5) the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you. Information will be provided within 45 days of receiving a verifiable consumer request.
In the preceding 12 months, we have collected the personal data referenced above, which has been used and disclosed in the manner described above and for the purposes described above.
The CCPA defines “selling” and “sold,” to mean “selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.” Cal. Civ. Cod § 1798.140(t). Some of the disclosures identified above may be considered “selling” under this definition. You have the right, at any time, to direct us not to sell your personal information. This right is referred to as the right to opt-out.
If you are a California resident and would like to make a request for disclosure or exercise your right to opt-out, please submit your request by using the contact information provided below, which includes two or more designated methods for submitting requests for information including a toll-free telephone number, although we would encourage you to make your request in writing via either electronic or U.S. mail. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.
In addition, California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.