What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use 'cookies'?
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won't affect the user's experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Google Support Adwords Policy>
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
Remarketing with Google AdSense
Google Display Network Impression Reporting
Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
Landmark Properties California Privacy Notice
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
This notice reflects our good faith understanding of the law and our data practices as of the date posted (set forth above), but the CCPA’s implementing regulations recently became final and there remain differing interpretations of the law. Accordingly, we may from time-to-time update information in this and other notices regarding our data practices and your rights, modify our methods for responding to your requests, and/or supplement our response to your requests, as we continue to develop our compliance program to reflect the evolution of the law and our understanding of how it relates to our data practices.
Consistent with the CCPA, job applicants, current and former employees and independent contractors (“Personnel”), and subjects of certain business-to-business communications acting solely in their capacity as representatives of another business, are not considered “Consumers” for purposes of this California Privacy Notice or the rights described herein. However, our Personnel may obtain a separate privacy notice that is applicable to them by contacting our Human Resources department here. Publicly available information is also not treated as PI under the CCPA, so this notice is not intended to apply to that data and your Consumer privacy rights do not apply to that data.
To aid in readability, in some places we have abbreviated or summarized CCPA terms or language, but a full copy of the CCPA is available at Title 1.81.5 of the California Civil Code, Sections 1798.100 - .199 for your review, and in some places in this Notice we cite and/or link to specific CCPA sections for your reference. Terms defined in the CCPA that are used in this Notice shall have the same meaning as in the CCPA.
You can click on the following links to navigate to the different sections in this Notice.
Table of Contents
PI WE COLLECT
Based on our 2019 data practices through the Effective Date, we give you notice that we collect the following types of PI about California Consumers, and use and share it as set forth below. This notice will be updated annually, and our current privacy notices at the point of collection, and general privacy policies, may reflect more current practices.
Category of PI
Examples of PI
This may include but is not limited to: a real name, alias, postal address, prior address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver's license number, state ID number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
This may include information such as: physical characteristics or description, signature, telephone number, date of birth, education, employment, and criminal history, insurance policy number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.
Personal Characteristics or Traits
This may include, but is not limited to: age, citizenship, sex, marital status, religion, veteran status, familial status, race, disability, gender identity, and creed.
Customer Account Details / Commercial Information
This may include, but is not limited to: records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. This may include, for example, the location and type of apartment, home, or building you are interested in, desired budget, lease term, and move-in date, whether you have pets, and any additional details you wish to provide.
This may include but is not limited to: genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, that can be used to establish individual identity, including but not limited to fingerprints, voiceprints, retina scans from which an identifier template can be extracted, and other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data, that contain identifying info.
Internet Usage Information
This may include, but is not limited to: browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement.
This may include, but is not limited to: precise physical location or movements and travel patterns.
This may include, but is not limited to: audio and/or visual recordings of customer care calls, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information (e.g., security cameras).
Professional or Employment Information
This may include, but is not limited to: professional, educational, or employment-related information, including personal or professional references.
Non-public Education Records
This may include but is not limited to: education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
Inferences from PI Collected
This may include, but is not limited to: creating a profile about a Consumer reflecting the Consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, preferences, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
The chart above reflects that categories of PI required by the CCPA. There may be additional information that we collect that meets the CCPA’s definition of PI but is not reflected by a category, in which case we will treat it as PI as required by the CCPA, but will not include it when we are required to describe our practices by category of PI.
As permitted by applicable law, we do not treat deidentified data or aggregate consumer information as PI and we reserve the right to convert, or permit others to convert, your PI into deidentified data or aggregate consumer information, and may elect not to treat publicly available information as PI. We have no obligation to re-identify information or keep it longer than we need it to respond to your requests.
Sources of PI
We may collect your PI directly from you or from service providers, vendors and suppliers, credit reporting agencies, our affiliates, or other individuals and businesses, as well as public sources of data such as government databases.
Use of PI
Generally, we collect, retain, use, and share your PI to provide you services and as otherwise related to the operation of our business. For more detail on our disclosures and sale of PI, see the next section Sharing of PI.
We may collect, use and share the PI we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:
Processing Interactions and Transactions
Managing Interactions and Transactions
Research and Development
Subject to restrictions and obligations of the CCPA, our vendors may also use your PI for some or all of the above listed business purposes. Our vendors may themselves engage services providers or subcontractors to enable them to perform services for us, which sub-processing is, for purposes of certainty, an Other Business Purpose for which we are providing you notice.
We may collect and use your PI for commercial purposes such as for interest based advertising.
In addition, we may collect, retain, and use PI for the purpose of sharing it as set forth in the next section.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
The CCPA is a new law and there remain differing interpretations of it and the regulations that implement it. Accordingly, we may from time-to-time update information in our notices regarding our data practices and your rights, modify our methods for you to make and for us to respond to your requests, and/or supplement our response(s) to your requests, as we continue to develop our compliance program to reflect the evolution of the law and our understanding of how it relates to our data practices.
We provide California Consumers the privacy rights described in this section. You have the right to exercise these rights via an authorized agent who meets the agency requirements of the CCPA and related regulations. As permitted by the CCPA, any request you submit to us is subject to an identification and residency verification process (“Verifiable Consumer Request”). We will not fulfill your CCPA request unless you have provided sufficient information for us to reasonably verify you are the Consumer about whom we collected PI. Please follow the instructions at our Consumer Rights Request page here and respond to any follow up inquires we may make. You may also obtain information on how to make, and may submit, a request by asking a manager at any of our management offices.
Some PI we maintain about Consumers is not sufficiently associated with enough PI about the Consumer for us to be able to verify that it is a particular Consumer’s PI when a Consumer request that requires verification pursuant to the CCPA’s verification standards is made (e.g., clickstream data tied only to a pseudonymous browser ID). As required by the CCPA we do not include that PI in response to those requests. If we cannot comply with a request, we will explain the reasons in our response. We will use PI provided in a Verifiable Consumer Request only to verify your identity or authority to make the request and to track and document request responses, unless you also gave it to us for another purpose.
We will make commercially reasonable efforts to identify Consumer PI that we collect, process, store, disclose and otherwise use and to respond to your California Consumer privacy rights requests. In some cases, particularly with voluminous and/or typically irrelevant data, we may suggest that you receive the most recent or a summary of your PI and give you the opportunity to elect whether you want the rest or not. We reserve the right to direct you to where you may access and copy responsive PI yourself. We will typically not charge a fee to fully respond to your requests; provided, however, that we may charge a reasonable fee, or refuse to act upon a request, if your request is excessive, repetitive, unfounded or overly burdensome. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, or that we may refuse it, we will give you notice explaining why we made that decision. You will be provided a cost estimate and the opportunity to accept such fees before we will charge you for responding to your request.
Consistent with the CCPA and our interest in the security of your PI, we will not deliver to you your social security number, driver’s license number or other government-issued id number, financial account number, any health or medical identification number, an account password, security questions or answers, or unique biometric data generated from measurements or technical analysis of human characteristics in response to a CCPA request; however, you may be able to access some of this information yourself through your account if you have an active account with us.
Your California Consumer privacy rights are as follows:
A. The Right to Know:
i. Information Rights:
You have the right to send us a request, no more than twice in a twelve-month period, for any of the following for the period that is twelve months prior to the request date:
The categories of PI we have collected about you.
The categories of sources from which we collected your PI.
The business or commercial purposes for our collecting or selling your PI.
The categories of third parties to whom we have shared your PI.
A list of the categories of PI disclosed for a business purpose in the prior 12 months and, for each, the categories of recipients, or that no disclosure occurred.
A list of the categories of PI sold about you in the prior 12 months and, for each, the categories of recipients, or that no sale occurred.
To make a request, follow the instructions at our Consumer Rights Request page here email us here or call us at 1-888-981-9674 and indicate that you are making a right to know categories request. In order for us to look into your request, we first need to verify your identity, meaning that we need to make sure that you are the consumer we may have collected personal information about or a person who has been duly authorized to make the request on behalf of the consumer. We are required to verify a consumer’s request to know categories of PI to a reasonable degree of certainty, which may include matching at least two data points provided by the consumer with data points maintained by us, which we have determined to be reliable for the purpose of verifying the consumer. If you fail to do so we will be unable to verify you sufficiently to honor your request. The information you send for us to verify your identity will be used for this purpose only.
For your specific pieces of information, as required by the CCPA, we will apply the heightened verification standards set forth in subsection (ii) below. Please note that PI is retained by us for various time periods, so we may not be able to fully respond to what might be relevant going back 12 months prior to the request.
ii. Obtaining Copies of PI
You have the right to make or obtain a transportable copy, no more than twice in a twelve-month period, of your PI that we have collected in the period that is 12 months prior to the request date and are maintaining. To make a request, follow the instructions at our Consumer Rights Request page here email us here or call us at 1-888-981-9674 and indicate that you are requesting to know the specific pieces of PI that we have collected about you. In order for us to look into your request, we first need to verify your identity, meaning that we need to make sure that you are the consumer we may have collected personal information about or a person who has been duly authorized to make the request on behalf of the consumer. We are required to verify a consumer’s request to know specific pieces of PI to a reasonably high degree of certainty, which may include matching at least three data points provided by the consumer with data points maintained by us, which we have determined to be reliable for the purpose of verifying the consumer together with a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that the requestor is the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request. If you fail to provide the data points we will be unable to verify you sufficiently to honor your request. The information you send for us to verify your identity will be used for this purpose only.
Please note that PI is retained by us for various time periods, so we may not be able to fully respond to what might be relevant going back 12 months prior to the request.
B. Do Not Sell
We do not believe that we sell your PI as “sell” is defined under the CCPA, and until such time as we change this policy by updating this Privacy Notice, and provide a method to opt-out of sale, we will treat PI collected under that policy as subject to a do not sell request.
There may be cookies and other tracking technologies associated with our online services that may provide data, which may be treated as PI under the CCPA, to other parties that may use it for their own purposes, which in turn may provide that data to other parties for their own purposes. While there is not yet a consensus, we do not believe that data practices of third-party cookies and tracking devices associated with our online services constitute a sale of PI by us and therefore we do not currently treat these activities as a “sale.” Currently, a do not sale request to us will not affect these third-party activities. However, you can exercise control over browser-based cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser, and mobile devices may offer ad and data limitation choices. In addition, third party tools may enable you to search for and opt-out of some of these trackers, such as the Ghostery browser plug-in available at https://www.ghostery.com/. You can learn more about how to exercise certain choices regarding cookies and interest-based advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices, and http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
For easy access, here are links on how to manage cookies from some of the more popular browsers:
We do not represent that these third-party tools, programs or statements are complete or accurate. Clearing cookies or changing settings may affect your choices and you may have to opt-out separately via each browser and other device you use. Cookie-enabled opt-outs signals may no longer be effective if you delete, block or clear cookies. We are not responsible for the completeness, accuracy or effectiveness of any third-party notices or choices.
Some browsers have signals that may be characterized as do not track signals, but we do not understand them to operate in that manner or to indicate a do not sell expression by you so we currently do not recognize these as a do not sell request. Further, there is not currently a consensus as to how various user-enabled privacy or “do not track” signals or settings should be treated or what they mean, so we will not look for or respond to any that are not expressly listed here as programs in which we participate or otherwise accept, which may change as programs evolve. We understand that various parties are developing do not sell signals and we may recognize certain such signals if we conclude such a program is appropriate.
We do not knowingly sell the PI of Consumers under 16.
We may disclose your PI for the following purposes, which are not a sale: (i) if you direct us to share PI; (ii) to comply with your requests under the CCPA; (iii) disclosures amongst the entities that constitute Landmark Properties as defined above, or as part of a merger or asset sale; and (iv) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.
Except to the extent we have a basis for retention under CCPA, you may request that we delete your PI that we have collected directly from you and are maintaining. Our retention rights include, without limitation, to complete transactions and service you have requested or that are reasonably anticipated, for security purposes, for legitimate internal business purposes, including maintaining business records, to comply with law, to exercise or defend legal claims, and to cooperate with law enforcement. Note also that we are not required to delete your PI that we did not collect directly from you.
To make a request,follow the instructions at our Consumer Rights Request page here email us here or call us at 1-888-981-9674and indicate that you are making a request to delete your PI. In order for us to look into your request, we first need to verify your identity, meaning that we need to make sure that you are the consumer we may have collected personal information about or a person who has been duly authorized to make the request on behalf of the consumer. We are required to verify a consumer’s request to delete to a reasonable degree of certainty, which may include matching at least two data points provided by the consumer with data points maintained by us, or to a reasonably high degree of certainty, which may include matching at least three data points provided by the consumer with data points maintained by us, depending on the sensitivity of the PI and the risk of harm to the consumer posted by unauthorized deletion. If you fail to provide the data points we will be unable to verify you sufficiently to honor your request. The information you send for us to verify your identity will be used for this purpose only.
However, you may alternatively exercise a more limited control of your PI by instead exercising one of the following more limited opt-out, such as op exercising a more limited opt-out, such as opting out of marketing communications.
D. Non-Discrimination and Financial Incentive Programs:
We will not discriminate against you in a manner prohibited by the CCPA because you exercise your CCPA rights. We do not currently offer financial incentive programs or charge a different price or rate, or offer a different level or quality of good or service that relates to your data. If this policy changes, the material aspects of that policy will be explained and described in its program terms in accordance with the CCPA.
F. Limitation of Rights:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, we may collect, use and disclose your PI as required or permitted by applicable law and this may override your CCPA rights. In addition, we need not honor any of your requests to the extent that doing so would infringe upon our or any other person or party’s rights or conflict with applicable law.
ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA NOTICES
In addition to CCPA rights, certain Californians are entitled to certain other notices, including:
A. Third Party Marketing and Your California Privacy Rights:
Separate from your CCPA “Do Not Sell” rights you have the following additional rights regarding disclosure of your information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes:
We do not share personal information as defined by California Civil Code § 1798.83 (the “Shine the Light law”) with third parties, other than Landmark Property affiliates, for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, you may request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law by request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law, by emailing us here or by sending a letter to us at 315 Oconee Street, Athens, Georgia, 30606, (Attention: Legal Counsel). Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address or mail address.
As these rights and your CCPA rights are not the same and exist under different laws, you must exercise your rights under each law separately.
B. Online Privacy Practices:
Tracking and Targeting:
Although our online service(s) are intended for an audience over the age of 18, any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use our online services, and who posted content or information on the service, can request removal by contacting us here, detailing where the content or information is posted and attesting that you posted it. We will then make reasonably good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it, so the minor cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable law. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third parties may have republished or archived content by search engines and others that we do not control.