PropThink, LLC (herein “PropThink”) is committed to protecting the private information of our readers. Our PropThink.com website adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of personally identifiable information and preserving the integrity of this online medium. Here we explain the type of information collected by PropThink.com, how that information is used, and how that information is protected.
Which sites are covered by this policy?
What information do we gather?
PropThink collects two types of information from visitors to the Site: (1) Personally Identifiable Information, and (2) Non-personally Identifiable Information (information such as IP Addresses and Cookies, which allow for a better use of the Site).
1. Personally Identifiable Information
PropThink will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis upon request. Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and credit card information.
Registration for our Site:
Our Site may at times require a free registration, which enables access to select information in the form of articles, videos, and other resources offered on our Site. A unique and valid email address must be supplied for users to register.
Paid Products and Services:
While the majority of our Site is free, we may charge fees for select products and services. To enable the purchase of these and other products, we collect your telephone number, e-mail address, billing address and credit card information.
On occasion, we may collect personal information from users in connection with optional (opt-in) e-mail newsletters. Such information will be used as indicated at the time of collection.
2. Non-personally Identifiable Information
In addition to information that you provide to us, we may also collect and store certain non-personally identifiable information automatically when using the Site. This information helps us improve the experience our readers have with the Site.
For example, we may collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain, as well as related information such as the date on which you visit the Site. This information does not identify you personally and is only used in the aggregate.
As is common practice among web sites, we use “cookies” and similar technologies. Cookies are text files which store your preferences. No personal information is ever stored in our Site cookies, even if you have entered your name or email address on other parts of the Site.
You can generally prevent cookies from being used by changing the settings in your web browser, but please be aware that by doing so you may be unable to fully utilize the Site.
How do we use information gathered on the site?
Except as expressly set forth in our policies, we will not willfully disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without first receiving your permission. We will never sell, rent, or swap your personally identifiable information with non-affiliated third parties for their own purposes.
In terms of our own use of information, we may use your personally identifiable information for the activities described in the previous sections, and for internal purposes and marketing, and promotional purposes.
We will typically explain the extent of use at the time you are asked to provide personal information.
Our service providers have access to your personally identifiable information as necessary to provide certain services on our behalf. They are required to maintain the privacy of all such information in their possession or control and can only use the information on our behalf for the purpose that we have contracted them, for example processing your order or sending you a newsletter. They are not authorized to use your information for any other purpose.
We, or our service providers, may release personal identification information if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, we have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency, or such release is necessary to protect anyone’s rights, property or safety.
On certain pages, we offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content on blogs and articles. Any information that you disclose when posting a message to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. In addition, the information that you disclose in these areas may be used by us for promotional and marketing purposes. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in these public areas.
We reserve the right to send you e-mail relating to your account status. This includes order confirmations, renewal and expiration notices, notices of credit card problems, other transactional e-mails and notifications about major changes to our Site.
We offer several e-mail newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, you may opt out by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
We use non-personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses or demographic information (zip codes for example) to measure traffic within our Site.
PropThink uses the content from the cookies to deliver relevant resources, remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors’ experiences on the Site. PropThink does not sell information collected by cookies nor use the information for commerce-related purposes. In addition, PropThink will not filter content based on your preferences without permission.
How is my information protected?
PropThink is committed to ensuring the security of the data provided to us by Site users. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. We do not provide site visitors with access to information that we have collected and maintain about them.
How can I use the information found at this Site?
We grant our users the right to download, store or output materials from our site for their personal use only. Materials may not be reproduced in ANY form. Any reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means, mechanical or electronic, without the express written permission of PropThink is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on our Site may contact us at the following address: editor [@] propthink.com