Effective Date March 22, 2012
What information about you or your organization is collected and stored?
We collect and store information that you enter into this web site or that you provide to our Customer Service Department. For example, when you open an account we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide: name, billing address and community information. This information also may be used to contact you about sales, special offers and new site features.
We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this Web site. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit this Web site. We also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve this web site and to provide our customers with a fulfilling experience.
We also may engage data providers who may collect web log data from you (including IP address and information about your browser or operating system), or place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized advertisements or content. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information. These cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these data provider cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources, to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.
What Personal Information is collected?
You may provide us (or a third party on our behalf) with personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) when you use this Website (e.g., when you sign up for an account, request a quote, complete a survey, fill out a lease application, request information or a service, sign up for a mailing list, provide feedback, or apply for an employment listing) or provide us with such Personal Information offline (e.g., fill out a paper lease application offline).
How do we use and we share information?
We engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of our business. Examples of these services include payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, marketing and promotional material distribution, web site evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. We provide personal information to these third parties, but we authorize them to use this information only in connection with the services they perform.
We may share or use your Personal Information to process your lease application or employment application, including verifying statements made on your application (e.g., rental, credit and employment history), performing background and credit checks, reviewing your lease for renewal, and enforcing your lease obligations.
We use the information you provide about someone else when forwarding a job listing to send that listing and to confirm delivery.
We may use your contact information to provide order status and order tracking information.
We may use the content of your submissions on the Website for promotional or marketing purposes.
We may use your contact information, including your e-mail address and phone number, to communicate with you (e.g., to notify you of special offers or programs you might find of interest, to respond to your inquiries, comments and suggestions, and to contact you otherwise when necessary).
If you choose to register or receive products or materials from us, or to otherwise give us Personal Information, we may store some or all of that Personal Information and use it for marketing research and marketing purposes.
We may release personal information if we believe in good faith that: the law or legal process requires it; we have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency; or such release is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Yield Technologies, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers or others.
We may share non-personal information with our marketing partners, advertisers and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited this Web site during a specific time period or published ads to specific listing services through this Web site. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.
Is information collected from children?
Except with respect to collection of specific data required to determine unit occupancy within our online leasing process, we do not collect information on this Website from those we know are under 13, and the registration page for this Website requires visitors wishing to become Website registrants to be at least 18 years of age. No part of this Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. By using this Website, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.
What steps are taken to keep personal information secure?
We use various security measures, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, to protect personal information that we collect. If you place an order through this Web site, you will be asked to set up an account and provide an email address and password. You must provide an appropriate email address and password in order to access account information. In order to help protect your personal information further, you should be careful about providing your password to others.
Due to the design of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. While no one can guarantee against identity theft or the misuse of personal information, protecting the information you provide us is a high priority to our company and staff.
What happens when I link to or from another web site?
What if I am a California Resident?
What if I am a Non-U.S. Resident?
If you provide Personal Information to us, it may be transferred to and processed on computers in the U.S. and other countries. Do not provide Personal Information to us if you do not want this information to be transferred to the United States or to other countries, or if the laws in your country restrict these types of transfers. Your provision of Personal Information to us will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your provision of Personal Information to us through the Website means that you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Am I consenting to E-Mail?
When you provide Personal Information to us through the Websites, you are consenting to receive email from us, which may include, but it not limited to, password requests, information relating to your leasing or employment application, and information you request. In addition, you may receive commercial email messages from us, including marketing announcements or new job opportunities. If you do not wish to receive future commercial email messages from us, you may opt out of receiving such commercial email messages by following the link and instructions provided to you in such email messages. This opt out applies to commercial email messages only.
What about online surveys?