We may collect information relating to you and your use of the Site in order to give you a customized experience at the Site. As part of your use of the Site, you may also choose to provide us with Personal Information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address that will permit us to identify you.
Like many other websites, the Site uses a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with a tailored experience at the Site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. This element of data is a piece of text, not a program. The Site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the Site and issued to you. We cannot access other cookies sent by other websites or the information contained therein. Additionally, the information collected through cookies is anonymous and we cannot learn your email address or any other Personal Information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically submit that information to us.
On those pages of the Site that do not require registration, you may decline to accept cookies sent by the Site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. However, some portions of the Site may require registration in order to access those areas. In such case, we ask that you register and provide us with basic information on our registration page. Cookies enable our server to know that you are a registered user; therefore, our registration system requires that you accept the cookies from the Sites. Other sites linked to the Site may also send cookies; however we do not control such activities.
The Site may contain tiny electronic images known as web beacons. We may use web beacons to assist us in delivering cookies on the Site and to allow us to count users who have visited those pages.
The Village collects and logs IP addresses, which indicate the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration, troubleshooting purposes, and to analyze trends and user usage.
It is within your sole discretion whether you choose to submit Personal Information to us through online applications, forms, or other services provided on the Site. Use of such applications, forms, and other services on the Site is completely voluntary. If you do not want The Village to know any particular information about you, you should not include that information in anything you submit or post to the Site.
Use of Personal Information
We may use Personal Information collected from you and information regarding your use of the Site to enhance the Site, to provide you with a customized experience at the Site, and to make a wider range of products and services available to you. We may “anonymize” information by removing any identifier that can be associated with your Personal Information in order to compile statistics and reports of usage of the Site.
The Village may match aggregated user information with third party data. Also, The Village may disclose aggregated, anonymized user statistics, and analyses and reports derived from such information, in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. We do not release personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing or other purposes without your express permission.
The Village will use reasonable efforts to ensure that only our employees with a "need to know" will have access to your Personal Information. If you, in your sole discretion, choose to submit your name, email address, phone number, or any other Personal Information to us, whether through a live chat feature, information request portal, request for an apartment availability alert, rating or review, employment application, or any other feature available through the Site, you agree that we may use that information for purposes of conducting our business and fulfilling your request, including but not limited to contacting you regarding apartment availability, enhancing your user experience, following up on services provided, sending announcements on new features, events, products, or services, creating a client database, fulfilling reporting requirements, and for other activities related to business administration, marketing, research, product development, or improving the quality of our services and products. We may send email regarding our services, events, apartments available for rent, and employment opportunities. If you wish to discontinue such communications, follow the directions contained in the email to remove your name from our mailing list. We may also send text messages regarding our services, events, apartments available for rent, and employment opportunities. If you wish to discontinue such communications, follow the directions contained in the text message to remove your name from our distribution list.
We may use independent contractors to assist with our operations. Such contractors may include programmers, consultants, billing and other agents, auditors, attorneys and accountants, potential purchasers of our business, collection agencies, and third parties who provide services necessary for us to provide the Site or conduct legitimate business activities in connection with the Site. Some of these contractors will have temporary access to our databases of information. Their access to such information will be limited to specific tasks. These companies will be contractually obligated to use the information only to provide the services requested of them.
We may also be legally obligated to disclose Personal Information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances such as a legal demand issued by a government entity, a subpoena issued in connection with a civil or criminal investigation or litigation, or a court order. We may also determine that, the provisions above notwithstanding, it is necessary for us to disclose your personally identifiable information to comply with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, and any other relevant laws, to enforce our Acceptable Use Policy or any other of our policies, to protect the integrity of our operations, and to protect our customers or to prevent a crime.
Links to Other Materials
Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of The Village. The Village shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
The Village cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and by using the Site you represent that you are not under 13 years of age. Furthermore, nothing on this website is intended to specifically solicit information from minors (people under eighteen (18) years of age) or to seek to determine whether the visitor is a minor.
Your California Rights Policy
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83(a) (the “Shine the Light” Law), if you downloaded or otherwise received, installed, or used any portion of the Site and are a California resident, you may request the following information, which will be provided to you via either a writing or email free of charge: (1) a list of the categories of personal information disclosed by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (2) the names and addresses of all third parties that received personal information from us for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and, if the nature of the third parties' business cannot reasonably be determined from the third parties' name, examples of the products or services marketed, if known to us, sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties’ business. Unless otherwise noted, all Personal Information is used solely for the normal business purpose of offering and rendering services.
Requests for this information should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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