The Collier Companies (referred to herein as “The Collier Companies” “we,” “us,” or “our” herein) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of individual-specific information (“Information”) collected about our customers and prospective customers (referred to as “Customers,” “you” or “your”). This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how you can correct or change it. It is our intention to give you as much control over your personal data as possible to preserve your privacy, while still allowing us to utilize that Information in the course of our business to provide you a valuable service and hopefully to have you as a new resident of our facility.
USAGE TRACKING: USE OF IP ADDRESSES
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Internet. Web servers, the main computers that serve up web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. The Collier Companies collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, reporting aggregated information, and to audit the use of our site. When Customers request pages from The Collier Companies site, our servers log the Customers’ IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a Customer’s session will be logged, but the Customer remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a Customer when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others from potential harm.
USE OF “COOKIES”
As a general rule, The Collier Companies will not disclose personal Information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The Collier Companies may also disclose account Information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating The Collier Companies’ Terms of Services or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) The Collier Companies’ rights or property, other The Collier Companies Customers, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Collier Companies may also disclose or access account Information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain the quality of our service and to improve our products and services.
THIRD-PARTY SITE LINKS
You should be aware that when you are on The Collier Companies website you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from The Collier Companies, which take you outside our service. For example, if you “click” on a banner advertisement or a search result, the “click” may take you off The Collier Companies site. These other sites may include sites of other advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use their logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to Customers, collect data or solicit information. The Collier Companies does not control such sites, and, therefore, is not responsible for their content. The Collier Companies inclusion of hyperlinks to any other sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites, nor any association with their operators. The Collier Companies policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond our control. Remember that whenever you give out Information online, that Information may be collected and used by people you don’t know. While The Collier Companies strives to protect your Customer Information and therein your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any Information you disclose online and you therefore disclose such Information at your own risk.
Because the security of all Information associated with our customers is of utmost concern to us, we periodically review and improve our security and privacy policies as necessary when new technology becomes available. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your Information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Information, The Collier Companies can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us online, and you, therefore, do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your Information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers, and our encryption techniques, as well. It is important, however, to remember that, despite these state of the art precautions, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
If prospective customer elects to provide The Collier Companies with an email address, the following terms are agreed upon. Email addresses will only be used within The Collier Companies and its entities. We do not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside of The Collier Companies. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information and to leased service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with our customers. Email addresses will be used for purposes of enabling access to customer’s online accounts, contacting customer, or sending emails to customer based on request for information, informing customers of community events, and to conduct surveys.