Last revised on Nov 10, 2015
In general. We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and email address and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, profile information, and information gathered in the roommate profiler. We also request information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, your education and employment background, your preferences regarding desired roommate attributes, and your desired rent budget, as well as other demographic information such as your city/state.
Information from other sources. We may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from business partners, contractors and other third parties and add it to our account information or other information we have collected.
We may use information the we collect about you to:
Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Service providers: We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address), with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, member screenings, and supporting our website functionality.
Third-Party Partners To assist in the locating of potential accommodations, we may share your personal information and preferences relating to roommates and living arrangements with third party partners who provide links and advertisements on the Website. The information the Company may share includes, but is not limited to your name and contact information (including email address), desired budget, geographic area, and move-in date, as well as information contained in your LeaseBuddies profile. Third party partners may include, without limitation, apartment complexes, property management companies, and companies who provide moving and cleaning services. We will only share information with third party partners in whom you have demonstrated an interest by clicking on an advertisement or link provided on the Website by the third party partner. Your information will only be shared with trusted third parties who comply with standards and regulations for email marketing procedures.
Other Situations. We also may disclose your information, including personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Anonymized and non-personally-identifiable information. We may share non-personally-identifiable information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our website and on websites of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine non-personally-identifiable information we collect with additional non-personally-identifiable information collected from other sources. We also may share anonymized, non-personally-identifiable information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business and other analysis.
Your choices about collection and use of your information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our website because such information may be required in order for you to register as a member.
At any time you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails from us by submitting this request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may be given the opportunity, in any commercial email that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. We request a reasonable time to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship email communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications, will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a service provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party.
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email.
Information you provide about yourself while using our service
Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18.
No Rights of Third Parties
How to contact us
Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website. Third parties may use anonymous information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.