Last Updated: August 7, 2019
Information We Collect
PropertyScout collects only the following types of information:
User Submitted Content
We collect any other information you submit to the Service – including information that you submit for publication such as via our commenting system platform, ‘user name’ and city/country of location.
Other Information Collected from Your Use of the Website (Like “Cookies”)
Whenever you interact with the Service, we may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you are using to access the Service, and the page or feature You requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in the Service are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Service – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Service, and we can use that knowledge to make the Service interesting to as many users as possible.
Information Collected From Other Websites and Do Not Track Policy:
How We Use Your Information
PropertyScout uses your information as follows:
- To provide you with the features, functions and benefits of the Service – such as publishing comments You post to our commenting system platform.
- To help us internally operate and maintain the Service (such as, for the purposes of fixing malfunctions, testing our security systems, etc.).
- To enhance, improve and further develop the Service (such as, creating new features or functions, refining the user experience, increasing the technical performance of our services, etc.).
- We will use your contact information to provide you with notices related to your use of the Service (such as to help verify rental bookings, help handle disputes between tenants and lessors, account notifications and legal notices).
- We will use your contact information (such as, your email address) to provide you with promotional and marketing emails. You can opt-out by following the instructions set forth in the email (usually near the bottom).
- To help personalize the Service experience for you (such as, remembering your information so you will not have to enter it each time you access the Service).
- And for the other purposes referenced in the “Who We Share Info With” section below.
Who We Share Information With
We neither rent nor sell your Information in personally identifiable form to anyone. We may share your Information with third parties – but only as described in this section:
With Your Consent
We will share Information with Your consent. For example, Information you post to our commenting system platform will be published to the general public. In addition, information you intend to transmit to any other tenant or lessor will be so transmitted. The functionality of the Service will make it clear when You are about to share information in this manner – and the audience it will be disclosed to.
We may employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to You. In the course of providing such services, these third party providers may have access to Your information. But, they are only authorized to use or disclose Your information in connection with providing us with their services. For example, we engage a third party to help us process payments.
We may choose to buy or sell the assets of PropertyScout. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that would be transferred. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, your information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Protection of PropertyScout Rentals and Others
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we believe is necessary to comply with law or court order or governmental request; enforce or apply our Terms of Service; detect and handle payment fraud, or otherwise to protect the rights, property, or safety of PropertyScout, our employees, our users, or others.
What You Can Do to Your Information
Deleting Your Account
Limitations on Deletion
In the event of an account deletion – We will delete Your private information (although it may be retained on backup servers for administrative and technical purposes only). Information and content You submitted publicly, or to a limited audience, may be retained by Us indefinitely – and We may continue to publish and use it as allowed hereunder. Even if We delete information – We may continue to retain and use it in an anonymized (meaning data that does not specifically identify You).
Laws and Regulations
We may also retain your Information to the extent required to comply with (or we deem it reasonable in light of) any laws or regulations.
Opting-Out of Our Emails
If you don’t want to receive marketing email communications from us such as offers, updated and newsletters – you may simply opt-out of receiving such communications by following the instructions included in each such email (usually a link near the bottom of the email). You must be willing to accept emails with respect to Service notifications (such as to confirm rental bookings).
The Location of Your Information
While your Information is in our possession, it will be stored at hosting facilities located in the USA. These facilities are either operated by PropertyScout or our third party providers. By using the Service you are consenting to have your Information stored, transferred and processed in the USA.
The Security of Your Information
PropertyScout takes reasonable precautions to protect your Information and to limit the risk that it will be accessed without authorization, including use of certain industry standard technologies and practices.
In addition to the security measures referenced above, your Service account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
Changes to This Policy