You are protected by various state and federal laws with respect to consumer privacy, including, without limitation, Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits unfair and deceptive practices, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as amended by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), which promotes accuracy in consumer reports and ensures the privacy of information contained therein.
Information That We May Collect
We do not collect information about you unless you expressly instruct us to collect your information as part of a lease application process. This information may include, without limitation, name, social security number, address, phone number, rental history, employer, bank information, financial status and any other personal information generally required to complete a residential lease and credit application (collectively, the “Application Information”).
Our Use of Your Information
The Application Information you provide to us is used solely for the purpose of requesting a credit report and making an evaluation of your lease application. Only third party credit reporting service providers, employees, brokers and other authorized personnel on a need-to-know basis have access to the Application Information and such access is only for purposes of conducting a fair evaluation of your lease application.
We internally use the Site Use information to improve our services, to statistically analyze website usage, to improve our content, to customize the Site’s content and layout and for other customer service purposes. We believe these uses allow us to improve the Site and better tailor it to meet our user’s needs.
We do not sell, lend or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third parties outside of the Company, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, authorized agents and service providers, operating companies and other related entities.
Disposal of Information
Pursuant to the requirements of the Disposal Rule, a part of the Fair and Accurate Credit transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), the Company will use reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent the unauthorized access to – or use of – the Application Information you provide to us. This may include the physical destruction of files containing your Application Information and the destruction of electronic files or media containing your Application Information. The Company uses commercially reasonable measures, in its discretion, to properly dispose of your Application Information.
Third Party Collectors of Information.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This section explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information. The Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Website, nor do we knowingly distribute such information to third parties. We screen users who wish to provide personally identifiable information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will take the appropriate steps to delete such information from our records. We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information through the Website. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Website’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
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