We at Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association, LLC ( “UVREIA”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) are concerned about the privacy of ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) that you give us when you use https://uvreia.com, our blog, or our app (collectively referred to as the “Website”). PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app, and when?
Our home page and certain information in our Website about us, and our business, are open to the general public. While you do not provide us with PII in order to access the public areas of our Website, we reserve the right to collect statistical data and other information about visitors to the Website.
We do collect PII and financial information from you when you register to use the password-protected areas of the Website. Additional PII and financial information may be gathered from you during your subsequent use of the Website, or through electronic or verbal communications with you intended to follow up on and/or verify your information after registration.
You should anticipate that the PII and financial information we will request from you in the registration process will include:
- Your name, email address, phone number, income and net worth levels, employer, and job title.
- Personal data required to verify your identity and to establish a password and associated security questions.
- Personal and financial data necessary to assess your accredited and/or qualified eligibility to invest in opportunities offered through the Website, which could include personal tax returns, personal financial statements and/or letters from an attorney, accountant, investment adviser or broker verifying your accredited status.
- Information about your visits to and use of this Website to help us maintain the appropriate features, functionality and user experience.
We may also gather names and email addresses of users who have not registered, but contact us through the Website with questions about our company or our services, sign up for our newsletter, or respond to survey or marketing communications. We may collect and retain this information for the purpose of responding to such inquiries, statistical data and quality control purposes and in the case of job applicants who submit resumes.
Finally, we may collect general information about all visitors to our Website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, and page views through the use of log files. We use this information in the administration of the Website to improve its usability, evaluate the user experience, for search engine optimization strategies and to better identify investment opportunities to be offered through the Website.
How do we use your personal information?
UVREIA considers the protection of the privacy of your PII and financial information to be an important goal. We do not, sell, trade, or otherwise disclose your personal identifying and financial information without your permission to anyone other than to our affiliates; or to third parties that assist us in providing you with services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to disclose any personal information about you to any person or entity, including, without limitation, any governmental agency, regulatory authority or self-regulatory organization having jurisdiction over us or our affiliates if we determine in our discretion that such disclosure is necessary or advisable pursuant to or in connection with any United States federal, state or local, or non-U.S., law, rule, regulation, executive order or policy.
Where can you view and correct your information?
How do we protect visitor information?
We limit access to the personal identifying and financial information we have about you to those employees who have a legitimate business need to access such information, and who are required to keep such information confidential. In keeping with industry standards and practices, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards and controls to protect your information. The Website is built upon an infrastructure with multiple layers of protection and we use encryption technologies to safeguard your information.
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. However, no security is foolproof and we cannot assure you your personal information will not be “hacked”. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically or by other means so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may also post a notice on or through the Website in the event of a security breach.
You can take several precautions to protect the security of your computer and personal information. For instance, you can use a well-chosen password, and restrict access to your email account. You can also install and regularly update antivirus and firewall software to protect your computer from external attacks by malicious users. When you are finished with a session on the Website, be sure that you log out and close the browser window.
You should also be aware of fraudulent attempts to gain access to your personal identifying and/or financial information known as “phishing,” whereby scammers try to bring unsuspecting people to a website by using a genuine-looking email and webpage purporting to be from a legitimate company. Sometimes, either in the email itself or on this fake site appearing to be genuine site, scammers will ask for your login information so they can then gain access to your user profile and ultimately your personal identifying and financial information. In general, you can protect yourself against phishing by never providing personal or login information via a link contained in an email; instead, go the website directly by typing in the correct URL. You might also make it a habit to check the URL of a website to be sure that it begins with the correct domain.
UVREIA will never call you by telephone or send you an email asking you for your login information. In the event we need to reach you or you need to reach us to discuss your use of the Website or personal information, we will use other security measures to verify our collective identities, which will not require your login information. Accordingly, if you receive a telephone call or e-mail requesting your login information, you should not provide your information, assuming it to be an attempt at phishing, and we would appreciate if you would e-mail us at email@example.com and report the incident.
Do we use ‘Cookies’?
We (and certain of our service providers, such as Google Analytics) may also collect web surfing data. This may include, for example, information regarding our web pages that you access, the frequency of your access, and your product and service preferences. This data collection may be accomplished by using cookies, web beacons, page tags or similar tools that are set when you visit the Website. Such web surfing data may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, click stream data, operating system and the dates and times that you visit the Website. Web surfing data and similar information may be used for administrative purposes, to assess the usage, value and performance of our online products and services, and to improve your web-surfing experience. As with cookies, the web surfing information collected is aggregated, anonymous “click stream” and transactional data.
Links to Other Sites
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 allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s 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 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.
Should a data breach at any time, we will, in accordance with the Fair Information Practices, notify users via email within 7 business days of discovering any such data breach.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 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.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
In accordance with CANSPAM we will:
- NOT use false or misleading subject headings or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, instructions for unsubscribing from future emails are included at the bottom of each email. Follow those instructions and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association, LLC
3130 W. Maple Loop Dr. Ste. 200
Lehi, UT 84043
Last Edited on 2016-05-12