WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES SECURITY PROPERTIES COLLECT?
We collect Personal Information from our websites to provide you with information on the Security Properties products and services you have expressed an interest in and to provide you with information on other similar Security Properties products and services we believe will be of interest to you and to better understand how we can help prospective residents, current residents and employees.
The type of Personal Information we collect will depend upon what we will need to provide you with the product or service you are interested in. Prospective residents (“future residents”) will be asked to include most of the following further information: first and last name, primary phone number, email address, the apartment size you are looking for (number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms), where you want to live (e.g., city and state or community name), the type of building you prefer, your proposed rent budget, move-in date, desired lease term, and whether or not you have pets (if so, what type), and any additional comments you wish to provide.
Current residents of one of our residential communities will be asked to provide an apartment number, first and last name, phone number, email address, reason for contacting us, and any additional comments.
For those interested in applying for employment at Security Properties, the following Personal Information may be requested or obtained: name and address, age or date of birth, email address, occupation, employment information, telephone number, educational background and Social Security/national insurance number, credit checks, background checks and employment verification. Although most, if not all, of that Personal Information is requested or obtained by third-party sites that are beyond our control, some of that Personal Information could be requested or obtained via the securityproperties.com website. See also Third-Party Site Links below.
Where required, we will obtain your consent before undertaking these checks. Once a candidate accepts a position, the candidate may be asked to complete further online details. T his may include an invitation to self-identify ethnicity or race. This information is only collected for meeting government reporting requirements and the provision of this information by candidates is voluntary.
We may receive information about you, including Personal Information, from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from us, that website will forward to us your email address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested.
USAGE TRACKING: USE OF IP ADDRESSES
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers, the main computers that serve up web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. As permitted under applicable law, Security Properties collects 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 normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. We will seek to link your IP address when we feel it is necessary to protect this site and other users from harm and to prevent criminal misconduct. Please see the section on Use of "Cookies."
USE OF "COOKIES"
We use persistent tracking cookies on our website which are cookies that stay in your web browser between visits. These cookies can also be used to show us which sites you have visited before entering our site and which sites you may go to if you leave, especially if you access the registered user parts of this site by using your social media log-in credentials. We use these to capture analytical information about our visitors that helps us to improve the performance of our website and create a better experience. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors, to provide content related to a prior visit to the website, to see how visitors move around the site and the products and services they are interested in when they are using it and to see what other types of products and services they may be interested in. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.
Most browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you want to change your cookie preferences, you can do so through your browser settings or refuse the cookies when you enter the website. You may also limit the information we gain from certain cookies by logging directly into the registered areas of this site rather than by logging in by using your social media log-in credentials. Please remember that our cookies are often used to give you certain functionality and without them you may not be able to use some of our website e.g. save properties from our listings.
You can also remove cookies that have already been set in your browser via your browser settings.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE SHARE OR DISCLOSE?
Generally, Security Properties will not disclose Personal Information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires our disclosure. We may also disclose Personal Information for business operations as described below.
We do not commercialize or share your Personal Information with third parties, unless:
- Such information is shared and/or commercialized following receipt of a specific request and/or permission from users;
- Such information is shared with affiliated companies and/or potential investors (in any form of business transaction, including purchase or merger) pursuant to an agreement which contains reasonable confidentiality arrangements;
- Such information is shared with contractors who work with us pursuant to an agreement which contains reasonable confidentiality arrangements;
- Such information is shared to comply with or in accordance with any applicable law and/or court orders and/or to prevent suspected illegal acts, frauds, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law. This includes responding to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
- Such information is shared to help Security Properties defend against claims and/or establish or exercise any legal right that Security Properties may have;
THIRD-PARTY SITE LINKS
You should be aware that when you are on the Security Properties website you could be directed to other third-party sites that are beyond our control, including, without limitation, to the websites of residential communities. There are links to other sites from Security Properties, which take you outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner, an advertisement or a search result, the "click" may take you off the Security Properties site. These other sites may include sites of other advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use their logo with ours as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to visitors to collect data or solicit information. Security Properties does not control these sites and therefore is not responsible for their content. The inclusion of hyperlinks to any other sites by Security Properties does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites, nor any association with their operators.
Security Properties policies do not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond our control. Remember that whenever you give out Personal Information online, that information may be collected and used by people you do not know.
Security Properties takes reasonable technical and organizational measures in accordance with applicable laws to safeguard users' Personal Information. While Security Properties strives to protect your Personal information and therein your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any Personal Information you disclose online, and you therefore disclose such Personal Information at your own risk.
We limit access to Personal Information to employees who we believe reasonably need to receive such information to provide our services or to do their jobs, and we take the precautions we deem reasonable to protect the security of users' Personal Information. We also work very hard to ensure that our employees are aware of the sensitivity of the data submitted to us and that they handle it with care, being careful not to allow any improper access by third parties. However, as in many computer systems, internet applications and software programs, unauthorized use, failure of hardware or software, etc. may be injurious to the confidentiality of users' Personal Information.
If users have any questions about security, please contact us using the information in the "Contact Information" section.
EMAIL CONSENT AND OPT-OUT
We do not collect or maintain information at our site from those we know are under 13, and we do not permit children under 13 years of age to become registered users of our site. No part of our site is structured to attract anyone under 13. By using our site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under age 13 may have provided personally identifiable information through the Website, please contact us using the information in the "Contact Information" section.
DATA TRANSFERS – INTERNATIONAL USERS
Security Properties has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.
Security Properties has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) regarding unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning human resources data transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship.
Please note if your EU originating complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
CORRECTING AND DEACTIVATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
This section includes information about how California users, EU users and all other users may exercise their Privacy Rights.
You have the right, freely and at reasonable intervals, to request that Security Properties inform you as to whether Personal Information relating to you is being processed. You have the right to request that Security Properties correct, supplement, delete or block your Personal Information if the data are factually 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 wish to exercise your rights or if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the use, collection, or security of your Personal Information, please contact us using the contact details in the "Contact Information" section.
When a request for user deletion is received, we will make all reasonable efforts to purge said data from our systems. Due to the nature of our service, some information may not be fully removed due to backups or archived copies; however, such information will only be used for performing a contract that the user has entered into with us.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF CERTAIN STATES
Some state laws permit residents who provide us with personal information to request certain information regarding our disclosure of such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not, currently, disclose such information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If we change this policy, we will update this provision and provide instructions on how you may make a request for details.
DO-NOT-TRACK DISCLOSURES; THIRD-PARTY TRACKING
Certain mechanisms may allow you to send web browser signals, known as “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signals, indicating your choice to disable tracking on the site. We do not respond to browser do not track signals currently. We may not be aware of or able to honor and respond to every such mechanism. More information about “do not track” is available at www.allaboutdnt.org concerning such information.
Third parties, other than our service providers, do not have authorization from us to track which websites, apps, or other online services you visit prior to and after visiting the site. Please note, however, that we cannot control third-party tracking and there may be some third-party tracking that occurs without our consent or knowledge.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
If a user's Personal Information changes (such as zip/postal code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires to be registered with this site, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' Personal Information. This can usually be done at the Registered User account settings page or by emailing our Data Privacy Department through email@example.com.
You may also contact us by mail at Security Properties, Attn.: Data Privacy, 701 5th Ave, Ste 5700, Seattle, WA, 98104. If you contact us by mail, your communication should clearly be marked as a data protection query and as being time sensitive.
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
Last updated: December 1, 2019.
USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS/TRADEMARKS
Any materials on the Website, including without limitation any documentation, content, text, data, graphics, images, video and audio clips, interfaces or other materials, information or works of authorship are copyrighted materials (i) owned by Security Properties (collectively, the “Materials”) or (ii) provided by third party licensors and suppliers to Security Properties (collectively, the “Third Party Content”). All rights not expressly granted in and to the Website, the Materials and the Third Party Content are reserved to their respective owners, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. You agree to abide by all copyright notices and trademark, information and other restrictions in connection with the Website, including without limitation any Materials and Third Party Content therein.
The Materials contain trademarks, service marks and trade names which are owned by Security Properties and its affiliates. Except as otherwise noted in the Website, you are hereby authorized to view, download, cache, copy and print the Materials solely for your personal, non-commercial use and not for resale or further distribution, retransmission, subject to the following conditions:
- Any copy of the Materials or portion thereof must include all copyright notices appearing on the original.
- Security Properties reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use by you shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from Security Properties.
Nothing contained in the Website shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright, trade secret, patent, trademark or other intellectual property rights (“IP Rights”) of Security Properties, its affiliates, or any third party, and, except as expressly provided herein, all such IP Rights in the Materials and Third Party Content on the Website are expressly reserved to Security Properties, its affiliates, and/or any third party, as applicable. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, unless you have the express prior written consent of Security Properties or written permission from a third party with respect to such party’s Third Party Content, you may not (i) distribute the Website, or any portion thereof or content (including without limitation Materials and Third Party Content) of any kind included therein, in any medium, (ii) modify the Website, or any portion thereof, (iii) access the Materials and Third Party Content through any technology or means other than those provided on the Website itself, (iv) use the Website, or any portion thereof or content of any kind included therein, in any medium, for any commercial use, or (v) transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Website (including without limitation Materials and Third Party Content) for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners.
HYPERLINKS TO THIS SITE
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a "hypertext" link to the Website provided that such link is to the entry or home page of this Website and does not portray Security Properties or any of its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked by Security Properties at any time for any reason whatsoever. You may not use, frame, or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Security Properties trademark, logo or trade name or other proprietary information including the Materials found at or on the Website, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page of the Website or any form contained on a page of the Website without the express prior written consent of Security Properties in each instance. In addition, you may not use any meta-tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing a Security Properties or Security Properties affiliate name, trademark, or product name without express written consent from Security Properties in each instance.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website may be linked to other websites on the World Wide Web or Internet that are not affiliated with, under the control of, or otherwise maintained by Security Properties. If you use these links, you may leave the Website. Security Properties has not reviewed any of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Security Properties does not endorse any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein or make any representations about third party sites, their usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content, or any information or other products, services or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them, and Security Properties expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such third party sites. You understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Security Properties in connection therewith. You further understand and acknowledge if you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
You shall not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials and/or Third Party Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or any such content therein.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Except as may be expressly set forth otherwise in a written agreement between you and Security Properties or a Security Properties affiliate, Security Properties has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. ALL USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION MATERIALS AND THIRD PARTY CONTENT SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ALL OF THE FOREGOING ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Security Properties ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (i) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF MATERIALS AND/OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT, (ii) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (iii) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF Security Properties’S SECURE SERVERS, (iv) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, (v) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (vi) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
To the extent Security Properties is managing a property where you are renting a home, you must rely solely on your own investigation and conclusions regarding such home, including without limitation conclusions involving construction, engineering, and financial matters. Information on the Website should not be relied upon for accuracy, timeliness and completeness and projections, forecasts and estimates on the Website are not guarantees or current or future performance.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The information contained within press releases issued by Security Properties and its affiliates should not be deemed accurate or current except as of the date the release was posted. Security Properties and its affiliates have no intention of updating, and specifically disclaim any duty to update, the information in the press releases.
FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT
Security Properties is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Security Properties will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, or any other specific classes protected by applicable laws. Security Properties will allow any reasonable accommodation or reasonable modification based upon a disability-related need. The person requesting any reasonable modification may be responsible for the related expenses.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT POLICY
Security Properties does not knowingly permit copyright infringing activities on the Website.
If a person is a copyright owner or an agent of the owner and believes that any content posted on the Website infringes upon another’s copyrights, such person may submit a notification to us pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing the Security Properties copyright agent indicated below with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit Security Properties to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Security Properties to contact the reporting person, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
- A statement that the reporting person has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the reporting person is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please be advised that notices under the DMCA should go to the our Copyright Agent; but any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications in connection with the Website should be directed to Security Properties customer service through firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the Website, please contact Security Properties by sending an email to email@example.com.