We at RentalAdvance.com respect each individual’s right to privacy and we take data security very seriously. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.rentaladvance.com. This privacy statement is meant to disclose RentalAdvance.com’s information gathering and dissemination practices. As you explore our site or otherwise use our service, we want you to be clear about how we’re using your information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy; we hope that you will take time to read this policy carefully – and if you have any questions, contact us.
- what information we collect and why we collect it
- how we use that information and how long we keep it;
- your privacy rights;
- how we secure personal information; and
- when this policy applies and other important privacy information.
Information that we collect and why we collect it.
You can browse through RentalAdvance’s Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you want to use our Web site’s services, you must register with us by providing personal information.
When you apply to open, when you maintain an account with us, or request a service we will require you to provide us with information about you. We will need to use the information in certain ways – from basic needs like verifying your identity to more complex things like determining whether a cash advance is appropriate for you and processing your requests and transactions.
During registration you are required to provide personal information and sales transaction information. Personal information collected includes: customer name, home/business address, manager or payroll details, home/business phone and fax numbers, email address(es), birth date, site password, and Social Security number. Transaction information collected includes: buyer/seller names, property address, deposit amount, sale type (condo, new home construction, town home, etc.), purchase price, closing entity (attorney, title company), closing date, and commission earned.
This information is collected for several reasons. Social Security numbers are used for customer identification purposes as well as to provide them with tax related information. The remaining personal information is collected to create a database of customer information that avoids re-entering the same information every time our services are used. We also use this information to contact you about the services on our site for which you have expressed interest. Transaction information is collected so we can verify that a sale occurred and it was valid.
We only use your personal information to help us service your account, to improve our services to you, to provide you with payment of your real estate commissions on a factored basis, and to inform you about any promotions that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, rent, or share your personal information with third parties. In the event that court orders or laws mandate Rental Advance to disclose personal information, we will do so only to the extent required by law.