Please check this page for any updates to these policies. The update date will be at the bottom of the document.
What kinds of information do we collect?
Generally, we collect the following information about you in order to provide services to you.
- Information you provide us
- Information about how you use the site
- Information about your device or network
- Payment Information
- Information from third parties
Browser Generated Data
When you visit one of Elkins Apartments and associated companies (EA) web sites, the following information is stored:
- the page you visited on an EA site
- the date and time you access an EA Web site
- the Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web sites
- the type of browser and operating system used to access our sites
- the searches you make
- if you linked to our sites from another web site, the address of that web site
- and any other data normally sent by your browser or gathered by standard site utilization tracking tools.
EA may also use persistent or session cookies and you understand that such cookies may remain on your computer until you delete them.
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site, to help us make our site(s) more useful to visitors, and to improve your experience of our sites and services. No information about you will be shared or sold to a third-party.
EA may use the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:
|Type of cookie||Purpose|
|Essential Cookies||These cookies are essential to provide you with our Services and to enable you to use some of the features. For example, they help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.|
|Functionality Cookies||These cookies allow our Services to remember choices you make when you use our Services, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details and remembering the changes you make to other parts of our Services which you can customize. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Services.|
|Analytics and Performance Cookies||These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Services.|
We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
You can find out more about how Google protects your information here: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
|Targeted and advertising cookies||These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show ads which may be relevant to your interests while you are on third party websites.|
|Social Media Cookies||These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on Services or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.|
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings,” “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.uk.
If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Services. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Services.
We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site, unless you chose to provide such information to us.
In addition to information provided automatically by your browser, you must create a personal profile to use certain aspects of our sites, including features related to property leasing and management. By registering, you are allowing us to collect information about you, including but not limited to, your email, name, and personal information necessary to conduct transactions and provide support.
When inquiries are e-mailed to us, or sent via form, we store the question and all other contents of the communication and the E-mail address information so that we can respond electronically. Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our web site.
By submitting an inquiry of any type through any means to us, you are providing us with permission to to respond to that inquiry and to send additional information at any time, through whatever channel we elect to use, including email, email campaigns, and telephone, until such time as you elect to opt-out of any or all messaging. We will not sell your email to others and we will immediately respect your wishes to unsubscribe from any or all of our messaging except those required as part of a continued business relationship.
EA’s web sites have links to other non-EA web sites. When you follow a link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and legal policies of those sites. EA has no authority over, liability for, nor does it endorse, these sites. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies and terms of service of those sites before using them.
EA is especially concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We urge parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. In some of sections of our web sites we ask children to provide their email address so that we can respond personally to them. Providing this information is entirely optional. We always suggest that children get their parents’ or guardians’ permission before providing any information on line — at our site or any other site — and hope parents and guardians will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through this web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children. The information is all subject to the Privacy Act. Parents can request for any personal information to be removed by writing email@example.com.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.
Questions about EA’s site privacy policies should be sent to Elkins Apartments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: September 14, 2014.