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Housing Diversity Network. (“Housing Diversity Network,” “We” or “Us”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of visitors to the Housing Diversity Network web site (the “Site”). While visiting the Site, We may ask You (“You” or “Your”) to provide information that personally identifies You (“Personal Information”) for purposes of interacting with the Site.
We will take measures to ensure that the Personal Information You submit to Us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein. To further the protection of Your Personal Information, We have adopted a set of guidelines (outlined below) to describe the Personal Information We collect about You, why We collect it, how We use it and when We share it with third parties.
What kind of information does Housing Diversity Network collect from visitors?
We only collect Personal Information that You submit to Us, including but not limited to personal data (i.e., Your name, mailing address, email address, title, organization, and information supplied by You voluntarily to Housing Diversity Network relating to computer software or hardware installed in Your site that is applicable to Housing Diversity Network’s products), for example when You download information or documents, request further information from Us or participate in a promotion or survey, etc. We may also collect aggregate information regarding users of the Site. Housing Diversity Network may make Personal Information available to third parties, including business partners, for marketing purposes. Housing Diversity Network also uses such information to contact people for marketing purposes.
What are cookies?
There is a technology called “cookies” which can be used to provide You with tailored information from a web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to Your browser, which may then be stored on Your computer 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. We cannot access other cookies sent by other web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, We cannot learn Your email address or any other 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.
May I decline to accept a cookie?
You may decline to accept cookies sent by the Site by selecting an option on Your browser to reject cookies. Other sites linked to the Site may also send cookies; however We do not control such activities. If You decline a cookie, You may not be viewing the Site in a way in which it was designed to optimally be presented.
What benefits do I receive from cookies?
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to Your computer whenever You access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Housing Diversity Network does log IP addresses, or the location of Your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. However, We do not use IP address logs to track Your session or Your behavior on the Site.
Use of Personal Information
We do not provide specific Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties. However, We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with our business partners and other affiliated third parties (i.e., the number of users who have visited the Site on a specific day, etc.). Housing Diversity Network may match aggregated user information with third party data. Also, We may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Third Party Hosting
Housing Diversity Network contracts with one or more third parties to maintain and host the Site. Therefore, any information You submit, including Personal Information, shall be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third party. Your use of the Site and any provision of Personal Information You submit to the Site constitutes Your acknowledgement that such information or content could pass through and may be stored in servers outside the control of Housing Diversity Network. You agree that Housing Diversity Network has no liability or responsibility for any such pass through or storage of same.
When Housing Diversity Network first collects information about You, We will offer You the opportunity to “opt-out” of having Your Personal Information shared with parties outside of Housing Diversity Network, unless otherwise required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority. Should You not want Housing Diversity Network to send You e-mail or postal mail about our products and services, You also can choose to have Your name removed from our database. You can do so by sending an e-mail to Our webmaster.
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