We respect your privacy. This Policy informs you of Our privacy practices, and of the options you have with regard to how your personal information is collected and used by any website administered or operated by Us.We self-certify the privacy policies described below in accordance with the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor principles, specifically, Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access and Accuracy, Security, and Oversight/Enforcement. More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Program can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
Collection of Personal Information
For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used by or on behalf of the Company to identify, you. Personal Information does not include information that is encoded or encrypted, and it does not include publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Information. Similarly, information that is provided in the aggregate and in a de-identified manner is not Personal Information.
Among other things, your Personal Information may include your first and last name, your email address, your physical address, and your contact telephone number. Personal Information may come from a variety of sources, including information We obtain from Our partners and affiliates, and information you provide voluntarily to us through community registration forms, online forums, etc.
Use of Your Personal Information
Currently, the Company uses your Personal Information only to provide you with the information and services that you specifically request, such as information about your payment history, etc. If, in the future, We believe that you could benefit from the products or services of certain third parties, We will require you to opt in before We disclose any of your Personal Information to those third parties.
Although the Company does not share your Personal Information without your permission, We may nonetheless disclose your Personal Information if We are required to do so by law or We in good faith believe that such action is necessary (1) to comply with the law or with legal process; (2) to protect and defend the Company’s rights and property; (3) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Company’s Websites; or, (4) to protect the personal safety or property of Our users or the public. Among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions.
On occasion, We may hire third parties to perform certain functions on Our behalf. Examples include removing repetitive information from Our customer / residential listings, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, distributing newsletters and related materials, and providing customer service. These third parties have access to your Personal Information to the extent necessary to permit them to do their jobs, however, they are bound by confidentiality agreements before any information is provided to them, and they are restricted from using the information for other purposes.
In addition, We may use your Personal Information in the aggregate and in a de-identified manner to create case studies, and/or to determine residents' demographics and preferences. By doing so, We are better able to deliver to you relevant information that you may find to be helpful and informative.
We do not desire to use your Personal Information any longer than is necessary for us to provide you with Our services. Accordingly, if you no longer wish to use or access any of the Company’s Websites or use any of the Company’s online-based services, then please contact Our Privacy Officer (listed below) and notify Us of your desire to cease using the Company’s Websites and/or online services. We reserve the right to maintain, on an ongoing basis, a copy of your Personal Information for archive purposes only.
Also, in the event that all or substantially all of the Company’s assets are acquired or transferred, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. It is the Company’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Unless otherwise indicated in this Policy, you will have the option to opt-in to any uses of Your Personal Information in which your Personal Information would be disclosed to a non-agent third party, or where such information would be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. If you do not opt-in to such use(s), then the Company will not release Your Personal Information.
Accuracy & Access
Your Personal Information is accurate to the extent that you provide it correctly and accurately to Us or to the party collecting such information. Errors that you make when entering your Personal Information may result in erroneous information in the Company’s database. We provide residents with the ability to review and/or correct their information, as described below.
To protect your privacy and security, We may take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before we permit any changes to be made to the Personal Information in Our database. To view and change the Personal Information that you directly provided to us, you should contact Our Privacy Officer, listed below.
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of your Personal Information, We utilize physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information We collect.
Among other things, We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us.
We also use firewalls and restricted access methods to ensure the security of the information We collect. We limit access to your Personal Information and data to those persons in the Company, or to those agents of the Company that have a specific business purpose for maintaining and processing such information. Company employees and agents who have been granted physical access to your Personal Information will be made aware of their responsibilities to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of that information, and may have a contractual obligation with the Company to do so.
Contact for Privacy Issues
The Company’s designated contact person for questions related to this Policy or the Company’s privacy practices is: Michael Koenig; email: PelLegal@goldprop.com (“Privacy Officer”).
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please direct them to the Privacy Officer. When contacting the Privacy Officer, please be sure to provide (i) your full name, (ii) your physical address, (iii) your email address, (iv) your telephone number (if you wish to be contacted by telephone), and (v) a description of the question or issue that you wish to have resolved.
Third Party Services
From time to time, We may offer certain third party services through the Company’s Websites which We feel will be helpful or relevant to you (collectively, “Third Party Services”). Third Party Services may include, but are not limited to, banking and financial services, insurance-related services, payment processing services and property management-related services. When you click on a link for a Third Party Service, your Web browser is re-directed to the third party provider of the Third Party Service that you selected. Third party providers may have privacy policies that are different than this Policy, and you should read carefully the privacy policies of those vendors prior to releasing any of your information to them, financial or otherwise. Third Party Services may also require you to agree to certain terms and conditions of use (collectively, “Third Party Conditions”) before using or accessing those services. Often, Third Party Conditions describe and govern how third party providers use your Personal Information, so you should read carefully all Third Party Conditions prior to releasing any of your information to such third party sites.
We do not endorse, warrant or guaranty the nature, scope, quantity, availability or quality of any Third Party Services. Such services are provided as an accommodation to you, and for your convenience only. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any Third Party Service, you are instructed to contact directly the vendor providing that service to you.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
The Company’s Websites are designed to accommodate the needs of residents, not children. We do not intentionally collect or request information from children. To protect their privacy, children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using any Company Website.
The Company will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy. For privacy-related complaints that cannot be resolved amicably, We agree to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the EU data protection authorities to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles. In the event that We or such authorities determine that We did not comply with this policy, We will take appropriate steps to address any adverse effects and to promote future compliance.
Changes to This Policy
The practices described in this Policy are the current policies for the Company’s Websites as of June 2016. We reserve the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time, and appropriate notice will be given concerning such amendments.