This Website is an information, advertising, and content display platform focused on the multifamily housing industry. This Website may expose you, to third party content (“Non MultifamilyBiz.com Content”) from advertisers, landlords, property owners, operators, managers, agents, brokers, listing providers, vendors, and other sources (“Content Providers”). This Website features information, materials, products, content, images, links, and services provided by third parties, and we are not responsible for such. We host or process data and information about Users (“Personal Information”). We are a data processor and not a data controller with respect to your personal information.
Our top priority is protecting the privacy and security of any Personal Information about you collected or used on our Website, as well as maintaining the trust of our Users. This includes both data submitted by the Content Providers and Personal Information submitted by Users to our Website.
The Content Providers and Third Party Providers make their own decisions about how or why Personal Information is to be processed, including any disclosure or transmission to third parties. If Personal Information relating to you as an individual has been submitted or entered into this Website, or was otherwise collected by us on behalf of the Content Providers or Third Party Providers, and you wish to exercise any rights you may have to access, correct, amend or delete such Personal Information, please contact the Content Providers or Third Party Providers directly. If an authorized Content Providers or Third Party Providers representative requests that we update or remove the Personal Information in question, and the Content Providers or Third Party Providers has no ability to do so, we will acknowledge their request within 30 days.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect Personal Information from this Website in order to provide information, facilitate communication, transactions, and services between you, us and Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties to help us better understand how we can assists Users.
The different types of Personal Information we collect, process, or share with Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties will depend upon what we, or they will need in order to provide you with the particular product or service you are interested in. The information requested on our registration form includes some or all of the following Personal Information: name, address, email address, telephone number, user name, password, and name of company, and will include other information that you provide voluntarily (i) in connection with your use of any interactive tools or resources on this Website relating to finding apartment listings, news article, press releases, videos, job postings, directory listings, and educational resources including submission of an inquiry or contact form, present and prior postal addresses, zip codes, postal codes, telephone numbers and email addresses, employers, job titles, occupation, and payment-related information, such as credit card information, bank account information and routing numbers, (ii) in connection with your submission of payments or other communications such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, automated clearing house (ACH) information, debit or credit card information, (iii) in connection with your use of any interactive educational or informational resources provided to Users, (iv) in any postings you make on this Website or in any emails that you send to us, (v) in connection with your use or purchase of any other services or products provided by this Website or by any the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties, such as your debit or credit card information and your purchase history, or (vi) in connection with your use of any other aspect of this Website. Certain services and features on this Website may only be used if you voluntarily provide certain information about you.
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED WITH THE CONTENT PROVIDERS, THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, THEIR PARTNERS, AND ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES THAT PROVIDE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES YOU ARE SEEKING TO OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.
USAGE TRACKING: USE OF IP ADDRESSES
Every device that connects to the Internet is given a number that is known as an Internet Protocol (IP) Address. These numbers are typically assigned in geographic blocks. An IP address can often be used to identify the location from which a device is connecting to the Internet. As permitted under applicable law, we collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, gathering and analyzing aggregated information, creating a better experience for Users and auditing the use of our site.
We do not usually link any IP addresses to anything that can be personally identifiable. This means that your Internet session will be logged, but you will remain anonymous to us. We will seek to link your IP address to personally identifiable information when we deem it necessary (i) to identify and authenticate you when you submit certain information to the Website, such as payments, request for services or other types of communication, (ii) to protect this Website and other Users from harm and to prevent criminal misconduct.
A cookie is a small file which contains a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you are browsing the Internet and visit a website. When you visit the same website again, the cookie enables that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store User preferences and other information about you. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies, or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, there are some website features or services that may not function properly without cookies.
Improvements and updates to this Website are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies only to provide services better suited to your needs, and for the protection of our Website and Users from potential harm. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies.
If you desire to change your cookie preferences, you can do so through your browser settings. You may also limit the information we learn from certain cookies by logging directly into the registered areas of this Website rather than by logging in by using your social media log-in credentials. Be advised that our cookies are often used to provide you with certain functionality, and without them you may not be able to use some of the services provided on this Website.
OUR USE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We may use Personal Information about you to create your account, to enable you to use this Website, and to facilitate communication and transactions between you, us and the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties for transactions between you and any of them through this Website, including but not limited to using information about you (i) in connection with any interactive decision-making tools, services or resources, including submission of an inquiry or contact form, services, postings, or related payments, (ii) in connection with assisting the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties in marketing to you, including contacting you by email, phone, text message, or otherwise, (iii) in connection with assisting the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties in processing your postings, payments, or services, (iv) in connection with processing your payments, services, and other communications with between you, us and the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties, (v) in connection with your use of any interactive educational or informational resources provided, (vi) in connection with your participation in any message boards, communities, or in dealing with any emails that you send to us, (vii) in connection with your use or purchase of any other services or products provided on this Website or by any between you, us and the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties, (viii) in connection with your use of any other aspect of this Website, and (ix) generally to enhance and optimize your use of this Website. We may also use your email address or telephone number to respond when you submit a question, suggestion, or request assistance with using or accessing this Website.
We may link Personal Information we collect about you with other Personal Information we collect about you, whether offline or from third parties or otherwise. We may use Personal Information about you to send you targeted messages, publications, news, and information about events, special offers, promotions, benefits, and other advertisements. We may use Personal Information about you to improve, to analyze trends, to administer this Website, to gather demographic information about this Website's Users, to track user movements, and to customize the content and layout of this Website for each individual user.
INFORMATION WE SHARE OR DISCLOSE
Similarly, the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties (such as lease screening service providers, payment processors, advertisers, etc.) may share Personal Information about your use of this Website with other appropriate persons for purposes of (i) performing functions that would reasonably be expected of the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties with respect to a providing products and services, such as contacting you by email, phone, text message, or otherwise, (ii) complying with law, cooperating with governmental authorities, and consulting with attorneys and other advisers, (iii) attempting to avert a threat of harm to its, or others' safety, or other interests, (iv) defending it and its owners, personnel, and affiliates in connection with any legal actions or claims, and (v) other purposes of the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties in or outside the ordinary course of its business.
We may use Third-Party Providers to send and distribute email and to perform other marketing and support functions. We may share Personal Information about you with third parties who offer goods and services we think may be of interest to you. From time to time, we may cooperate with other organizations or companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, services or events and may share Personal Information about you with our co-sponsor. We also may provide Personal Information about you to service providers or contractors to perform functions on our behalf, such as, but not limited to, companies or individuals hired to: communicate news, deliver our promotional materials via e-mail and direct mail, to develop, enhance, market or provide any of our products, to process credit card payments and to assist us with sending communications and performing other marketing and support functions. These third parties may use technologies to measure the effectiveness of ads and emails, and use Personal Information about your visits to this Website so that we may provide you with a better experience on this Website. We also may use third-party social media platforms, including third-party social media websites, to communicate with you. We also may share with third parties aggregated demographic and statistical information, such as the daily number of unique visitors to this Website, the number of Users who searched for certain types of content, and how many Users clicked on a particular advertisement.
Through this Website, we may make available areas that allow for User interaction with other Users, such as blogs, forums, bulletin board services, chat areas, or other message and communications features. Some of these forums may require registration. Please remember that any Personal Information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose Personal Information about yourself.
We do not rent or sell your Personal Information in a personally identifiable form to anyone, provided however, certain Personal Information may be shared with the Content Providers, Third-Party Providers and others such as hosting service providers, analytic service providers, email service providers, general service providers, custom programmers, payment processors, advertisers as more fully described above.
We may anonymize your Personal Information so that you are not individually identified, and provide that information to our partners and also third parties. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners, who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Website, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience.
Advertisers: We may allow advertisers and/or merchant partners (“Advertisers”) to choose the demographic information of Users who will see their advertisements or promotional offers, and you agree that we may provide any of the Personal Information we have collected from you in a form that is not personally identifiable to Advertisers, in order for that Advertiser to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements and/or offers. For example, we might use the fact you are located in Houston to show you ads or offers for Houston businesses, but we will not tell such businesses who you are. Or, we might allow Advertisers to display their ads to Users with similar usage patterns to yours, but we will not disclose usage information to Advertisers except in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. Note that if an advertiser asks us to show an ad to a certain audience or audience segment, and you respond to that ad, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they were trying to reach.
Affiliated Businesses: In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we might be affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through, or in connection with this Website (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such businesses’ or websites’ policies.
Agents: We might employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your Personal Information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
REVIEWS AND CONTENT SUBMISSIONS
This Website may allow you to provide and submit certain content (“Content”) in the form of a review or rating as to your experience with content, services, products, or properties featured on this Website. We may share your content with the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties (such as review publishers, search engines, analytic service providers, syndication sites, advertisers, etc.), and other appropriate persons for purposes of publication to this Website, social media channels, as well as other third party websites.
THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS
It is our intention to maintain reputable Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties to offer Users a variety of products and services on this Website. We are not responsible for their information, privacy, or other business practices. When choosing to purchase products or services on this Website, you must take into consideration that you will be transacting business directly with a Third-Party Provider, and the Personal Information about you, collected by the provider, will be subject to the practices of that provider.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITE LINKS
This Website may contain links to third party websites that are beyond our control, and take you outside of this Website. For example, if you "click" on a banner ad, which is an advertisement or a search result, the "click" may take you off this Website and on to another site that is beyond our control. These other websites may include sites of other sponsors, advertisers or partners that may use their logo with ours as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites might also send their own cookies to Users who become visitors to their websites to collect data or solicit information. We do not control these websites and therefore are not responsible for their content. The inclusion of hyperlinks to any other websites by us on this Website, does not infer any endorsement of the content or material on such websites, nor any association with the owners or operators of the websites or the businesses listed on any of these websites. Our policies do not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond our control. Be advised that if you disclose Personal Information online, that all such Personal Information may be collected and used by people you do not know.
The information practices or content of such other websites or advertisers is governed by the privacy statements of all such other websites and businesses contained on those websites. Please be advised that this Privacy Statement is not applicable to those websites and businesses, which are instead governed by their respective privacy statements. Please review the privacy statements of such other websites and businesses to understand their Personal Information collection practices.
When this Website receives web browser "do not track" signals (or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise their choices regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about a consumer's online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services), our Website does not alter its behavior. Other parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual consumer's online activities over time and across different websites when the consumer uses this Website or its services.
Be advised that if you provide Personal Information to this Website, it may be transferred to, and processed on computers in the United States of America or other countries, which are not in the EU. Please do not provide your Personal Information to us if you do not want this information to be transferred outside of your country, or if the laws in your country restrict these types of transfers.
SAFEGUARDING YOUR INFORMATION
We take all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction; taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information.
Our User accounts require a username and password to log in. You must keep your username and password secure, never disclose it to a third party, and do not allow others to utilize your account. You should fully exit from your account at the end each session, by utilizing the logout feature. You should also implement a practice of changing your password on a regular basis. If Users have any questions about security, please contact us at: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL CONSENT AND OPT-OUT
By providing Personal Information to us on our Website, you give affirmative consent that we may reach out to you by email, and provide you with information and notices relating to you searching for residential apartments to rent, products, services, media content or other services that may be available and of interest to you in the future.
You may choose to opt out of receiving future commercial email messages from us as a result of your registrations with us. Each email sent by us will have a link with instructions on how to remove yourself from our email list.
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use this Website in any way. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take reasonable measures to delete that Personal Information. If you believe we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
FIXING AND DEACTIVATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right whenever you choose, to request that we let you know whether or not Personal Information relating to you is being processed. You have the right to request that we fix, correct, supplement, delete or block your Personal Information in the event that the data is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant to the purposes of the processing activities, or if the Personal Information is being processed in any other way, which infringes a legal provision. If you desire to exercise your rights, or if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding the use, collection, or security of your Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When a User requests that certain information about them be deleted, we will make all reasonable efforts to remove that data from our systems. Be advised that due to the nature of the Services that we provide, some information about you may not be fully deleted due to backups or archived copies; however, such information will only be used for the purpose of what our Website does, which is to provide information, facilitate communication, transactions, and services between you and the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties.
If your Personal Information changes, which includes zip or postal code, phone, email or postal address, we offer a way to correct, update, delete or deactivate Users' Personal Information, through either logging into your account, if you registered for one, or by contacting us at email@example.com
You may also contact us as follows:
CORPORATE INFORMATION: This website and its related downloadable applications and Services is operated, hosted, and maintained by MULTIFAMILY MEDIA, L.L.C. Please see the "Contact Information" section for information on how to contact us.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION PROCESSED BY US: We collect Personal Information from this Website in order to provide information, facilitate communication, transactions, and services between you, us, and the Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties, and to help us better understand how we can assists Users of this Website. Please see the “Personal Information We Collect" and “Usage Tracking: Use of IP Addresses" sections for more information.
THE PURPOSE AND LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING: We process Personal Information for our legitimate interest of operating this Website to make Users aware of the products and services provided by us, Content Providers, Third Party Providers, their partners and other third parties. Please see the “Personal Information We Collect" section for more information.
RECIPIENTS: We may transfer Personal Information to our other entities, primarily entities in the United States of America and others in or outside the EU, and to our service providers and affiliates who host and/or provide our IT system. We may also transfer Personal Information with third-party professional advisors who provide accounting, consultancy, and legal services to us. Please see the "Information We Share or Disclose" section for more information.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS: Your information may be transferred to and processed on computers in the United States of America and other countries, which are not in the EU. Please see "Data Transfers” section for more information.
DATA SUBJECTS RIGHTS: Please see the "Email Consent and Opt-Out," and "Fixing and Deactivating Personal Information" section for more information. In addition to these rights, you may have data portability rights. Please see the "Contact Information" section to contact us about any of your rights.
REGULATORY BODY: You may contact the national data processing authority in the EU jurisdiction in which you would normally access this Website if you have any concerns regarding the processing of your Personal Information.
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
UPDATED: JANUARY 1, 2020