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Privacy Policy

Propertyshelf, Inc. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy to our customers and users of this website. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Propertyshelf, Inc. (Propertyshelf) uses, maintains and discloses information collected from its customers and users of its website. 

Privacy

Propertyshelf is committed to developing long-lasting relationships based on trust. In furtherance of this goal, Propertyshelf will do everything in its power to ensure that your right to privacy is maintained and protected.

Children Under the Age of 13

Propertyshelf will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13. Our services are not designed to attract the attention of persons under the age of 13.

Storage and Security of Information

Personal information will be processed and stored by Propertyshelf in databases hosted in the United States. Propertyshelf has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information.

Information We Collect

Propertyshelf may request or collect personal information from online users in a variety of ways, including through online forms for ordering products and services, and other instances where users are invited to volunteer such information.

The data we collect is information that identifies you personally, such as:

  • Your name
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address
  • Telephone and telefax numbers
  • URL
  • Credit card information
  • Other billing information

Propertyshelf may also collect information about how users access the website using a tracking ID unique to each user through the use of cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once you close your browser or log out, the cookie terminates and is erased. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your computer's hard drive for an extended period of time. Your browser's help file contains information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by Propertyshelf to track user preferences while the user is visiting the website. They also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by Propertyshelf to store whether, for example, you want your password remembered or not, and other information. Cookies used on the Propertyshelf website do not contain personally identifiable information.

Log Files

Like most standard websites, we use log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of the information stored in our log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.

How we use this information

Propertyshelf may use the personally identifiable information collected by Propertyshelf to contact customers regarding products and services offered by Propertyshelf and, to the extent the user has agreed to it, by its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. We may also use this information for research purposes regarding the effectiveness of our website services, marketing, advertising and sales efforts. Propertyshelf will not in any way share this information with a third party either for free or by selling it, unless you specifically authorize such disclosures.

Third-Party Web Sites

Throughout the services, we may link to the Web sites of other companies and/or individuals. Further, certain functionalities on Propertyshelf may involve the distribution of your listing information to third-party Web Sites. These third-party Web sites may collect personal information about users on those Web sites, and Propertyshelf's privacy policy does not extend to these external Web sites and third parties. Please refer directly to these third parties and Web sites regarding their privacy policies.

Disclosure of Information

Propertyshelf may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users to investors and potential partners. In such cases, only statistical information will be disclosed and personally identifiable data will be kept strictly confidential. In case Propertyshelf is sold, the information collected from users may be transferred to the new owners.

Propertyshelf may from time to time engage third parties, including its own subsidiaries and affiliated companies, to preserve, analyze or otherwise store or manipulate data received by Propertyshelf from its customers. In all such cases, third party service providers will be required to treat all such data with the same degree of care as Propertyshelf and they will be prohibited from disclosing such data to any other person or party, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Policy.

Special Offers and Updates

Our customers and users will occasionally receive newsletters or e-mails with information on products, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, Propertyshelf gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement, if, for instance, our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary and required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, subpoena or other legal process served on Propertyshelf.

The Propertyshelf website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Propertyshelf is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The Propertyshelf Privacy Policy as described herein applies solely to information collected by Propertyshelf.

Maintenance of Information

The information provided to Propertyshelf is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by Propertyshelf. Propertyshelf employs industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur; we make every effort to prevent such occurrences. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers collected for commercial transactions, is encrypted prior to transmission by you to Propertyshelf.

Your Responsibility

You are responsible for the security of your Customer ID and passwords. Make sure you keep them in a safe place and do not share them with others. Always remember to log out after your session ends to ensure that others cannot access your private personal information. You should take this precaution even if you are not using a public computer, such as at a library or internet café, but even when using your private computer in your home.

Some Things are Not Covered

This privacy policy will not apply to the following:

Public posting

You should keep in mind that the information that you choose to provide in a public area of the services (such as your profile page or the discussion forums) will not be protected by this privacy policy because you have made an active choice to make that information public.

Real Estate Information

Propertyshelf strives to provide open and transparent information about real estate markets. As a result, we make available past sales prices for homes, and allow any user to post a question or answer about a given home. Many times, this information is already publicly available. As long as discussion surrounds real estate and not individuals, we intend to keep this information freely available on our Web sites. Where a professional participates in the Propertyshelf community, we may also allow users to comment on the professional, such as the lender ratings in the Propertyshelf Mortgage Marketplace.

Aggregated non-personal information and other information without personal identification.

While we do not share your personal information with third parties unless permitted above, Propertyshelf may share aggregate anonymous information with third-parties. This information does not personally identify individuals, but instead provides a helpful understanding of the groups of people who prefer certain types of information and services.

Questions or Concerns

Any questions concerning this Privacy Policy or to report abuse may be directed to info@propertyshelf.com please site the infraction and include PRIVACY POLICY in the subject line.