Last updated 8 July 2009
This statement discloses our privacy practices. The purpose of this statement is to inform you:
- What kinds of information we collect from users of the BANKproperties.com website and how such information is collected;
- How the information is used by us;
- Whether we disclose any user information to third parties;
- How you can access, update or delete any information that we collect about you; and
- The security procedures which we use to protect your personal information.
BANKproperties.com is committed to meeting all of our obligations to our customers and website users to protect their data and only to collect, use, and disclose it for authorized purposes. BANKproperties.com is equally committed to abiding by all applicable domestic, national, and international privacy laws.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Generally, you can visit the Website without revealing any personal information. Like many Websites, our Web servers collect the Internet Protocol addresses, but not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This information can measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, and other such statistics.
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve their experience at BANKproperties.com. BANKproperties.com collects personal information when you register with BANKproperties.com, when you use BANKproperties.com products or services, when you visit BANKproperties.com pages or the pages of certain BANKproperties.com partners. BANKproperties.com may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
When you register we may ask for information such as your name, contact information, physical address, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, preferences, and personal interests. Once you register with BANKproperties.com and sign-in to our services, you are not anonymous to BANKproperties.com.
BANKproperties.com collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners. BANKproperties.com may ask you for credit card information to process your transactions with us, or to verify your identity or age.
BANKproperties.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page(s) and products you request. BANKproperties.com may also collect information from web beacons and shared objects.
If you choose to submit information when emailing a friend or real estate professional from our site, we will retain the information you provide to us so that we can send the requested information to the party of your choice. The e-mail we send on your behalf will allow that person to request that we remove his or her Personal Information from our system.
HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We collect, generate, retain and use your Personal Information for our own internal purposes in connection with the facilitation, recording and processing of any requests, communications, or interactions you may have with our Website. We also collect and store statistics and other information about you and your online activities on an aggregated, non-personally identifiable basis and in a manner that may allow us or our affiliated or related entities, third party content suppliers, or licensees to improve services to you.
Your Personal Information may also be used by us to provide you with information regarding our products and services. For example, we may use your e-mail address to send you special announcements and notifications of new real estate listings, services, or promotions that may be of interest to you.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow Websites to recognize you when you return and can keep track of information specific to you.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Information about our customers is important to our business, and we are not in the business of renting or selling it to others. We will not disclose the Personal Information you provide to us without your consent, except: (a) as required by law, (b) to our related and affiliated entities, (c) to our independent contractors who host and maintain our Web site and e-mail services, (d) to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional, or technical support for us, and (e) to third party associates who may have products or services of interest to you.
RECEIVING PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
If you opt-in to receive promotion materials by clicking on the appropriate button or checkbox provided on the screen at which you fill out on-line forms, we may send you information by e-mail or postal mail to the addresses you submit to us on the pages of our website. We may occasionally send you newsletters, and/or notify you of special promotions, new products or services, or other information that may interest you. You may also receive notifications of special promotions and/or new products or services from our third party associates.
If you previously indicated your consent to receiving promotional materials and no longer wish to receive them, you may opt out at any time by clicking the appropriate link in any received promotional item or contacting us at Support[at]BANKproperties.com and indicating such. Upon receipt of your request, we will take reasonable steps to deactivate your name from our promotional material lists.
Data security is critical to us and thus all Personal Information is held in a secured database. While it is impossible to guarantee the complete security of any computer system and the data contained therein, we maintain and implement robust security policies and procedures that combine with available technologies in accordance with prevailing industry standards, all of which are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your Personal Information.
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NOTICE REGARDING CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT OF 1998 (COPPA)
Use of the BANKproperties.com is not intended for minors under the age of 18 (“Minors”). Minors are not authorized by BANKproperties.com to use the BANKproperties.com even if Minors set up an Account or accept the terms of any agreement for BANKproperties.com. Parents or guardians may authorize Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 to use BANKproperties.com provided they assume all responsibility and legal liability for the conduct of such Minor including, without limitation, monitoring the Minors access and use of the BANKproperties.com BANKproperties.com. BANKproperties.com does not intentionally collect nor maintain any personally identifiable information from Minors. If you discover your Minor child has submitted his/her information to BANKproperties.com, you may request to have such information deleted from BANKproperties.com’s database by sending an e-mail request to Support[at]BANKproperties.com together with the e-mail address that was submitted by the Minor. Upon receiving the request, BANKproperties.com shall delete such information within twenty (20) business days. If BANKproperties.com learns that a Minor is using BANKproperties.com, BANKproperties.com will require verified parental or guardian consent, in accordance with the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”).
BANKproperties.com fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies; and may be required to disclose information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation.
BANKproperties.com may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your BANKproperties.com account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.