Apartment Hunters is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the Apartment Hunters. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
This policy will let you know:
What personally identifiable information is collected from you
The Apartment Hunters collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site.
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, we ask for your name and email address. The system will also ask for your street address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, telephone number, and the URL of your web site, although only fields that are marked with an asterisk (*) on the registration field are required. This information is used solely to assist you in navigating the system by automatically filling in certain forms (such as the Vacancy posting form) with your information so that you don't have to continually re-enter it. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Apartment Hunters - you have a username and are able to take full advantage of the many offerings of the Apartment Hunters.
What cookies are and how they are used
- To identify and label all "new" vacancies since your last visit to the site.
- Optionally to permanently save your password on your computer so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.
- To enable you to "checklist and compare" vacancies that you want to mark for future retrieval and viewing.
Third party advertising networks that serve vacancies onto the Apartment Hunters may also use their own cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.
The Apartment Hunters may also collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers to let us know what features are effective.↑ back to top
How your information is used
Apartment Hunters website is an information resource for individuals looking for rental properties. A user can navigate limited portions of our Site without disclosing any personal information. To get the full benefit of our services we require users to create an account. When you select to sign up for an account, we request your name, phone number, address and credit card information in order to find you the best apartments in your area.
We also use your email to send you rental search results when you express your choice to receive them. We do not share your email address with third parties.
Apartment Hunters may also collect certain information from visitors to, and customers of the Site such as Internet addresses. This Web Site Navigational Information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, to analyze trends, to track users' movements around the Site, and to administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Site, and our Service. We may also track and analyze individual usage and volume statistical information («Aggregated Information») from our visitors and customers.↑ back to top
Who is collecting your information
When you are asked for personal information on the Apartment Hunters, you are sharing that information with the Apartment Hunters alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.However, some activities will, by their very nature, result in your personal information being revealed to other users of the Apartment Hunters. For example, when you enter personal information on the listing posting form, this information will generally be included in your listing, unless specifically stated otherwise. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
To request removal of your personal information, contact us here. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.↑ back to top
With whom your information may be shared
As a general rule, Apartment Hunters will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared.
Apartment Hunters may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service of the Apartment Hunters or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of the Apartment Hunters, other users of the Apartment Hunters, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Apartment Hunters may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services. If Apartment Hunters is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.↑ back to top
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of the Apartment Hunters, but you will not be able to access areas or use features that require registration.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services of the Apartment Hunters that require registration in order to participate. These services include the identification of new vacancies that have been posted since your last visit, auto-fillin of the logon form, and the Comparison Shopper feature. You can still use most of the features of the Apartment Hunters even if you do not accept cookies.
The Apartment Hunters does not sell, rent or trade user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.↑ back to top
How you can access, update or delete your information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may edit or delete your user profile at any time by clicking on the "My Profile" link or graphic provided by the system once you are logged in. Once you have logged onto the system during a given session, wherever you go on the Apartment Hunters, your information will stay with you until or unless you click on the "Logoff" link, which is accessible from within the "My Profile" screen.
If you are a previously registered user and you have lost or forgotten your password, you may obtain it by email by using our "Forgot Password" feature. Click the button on any login page to request that your password be emailed to you. We cannot provide your password by any other means.
Your Apartment Hunters account can be deleted, but doing so will result in not being able to access any of the features of the program that require user registration.↑ back to top
The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
Other than the administrator of the Apartment Hunters or other authorized personnel of the Apartment Hunters, you are the only person who has access to your personal information. Your user registration is password-protected to prevent unauthorized access.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Apartment Hunters will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. As an extra security precaution, you may want to logoff once you have completed a session in the Apartment Hunters. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Apartment Hunters cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.↑ back to top
How Apartment Hunters protects children's privacy
Apartment Hunters is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. Apartment Hunters does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we find that we have mistakenly collected information from a child we will take the necessary steps to delete the information immediately. If you feel that we have collected information from a user under the age of 13 please contact us and we will delete it.↑ back to top
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.↑ back to top