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Privacy Policy


PRIVACY POLICY

Effective as of February 18, 2019

Last Updated June 9, 2023

Introduction

USA Properties Fund, Inc. (“we,” “our,” or “us”) respects the privacy of your information. This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, share, and safeguard your information. This Privacy Policy applies to individuals who access this website (“Site”) and any of our online and, where required, offline services (collectively, “Services”).

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will post an amended version on this webpage. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

1.      Personal Data We Collect

2.      How We Use Your Personal Data

3.      How We Share Your Personal Data

4.      Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

5.      Opt-Out Preference Signals

6.      Security

7.      Third-Party Links

8.      Children’s Privacy

9.      Notice to Nevada Residents

10.   Notice to California Residents

11.   Accessibility

12.   How to Contact Us

 

  1. Personal Data We Collect

We collect personal data from you through your use of the Site and Services. Personal data is information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable individual. We collect the following types of personal data:

Personal Data You Provide

We may collect the following personal data that you voluntarily provide to us in using our Site and Services:

  • Register for an Account. To register for an account, you will provide us with your name, phone number, email address, and you will create a password for future login purposes.
  • Sign In. When you sign into your account, you will provide us with your email address and password.
  • Make a Payment. To make a payment online, you will sign into your account and provide your name, physical address, and bank account information, debit card information, or credit card information.
  • Maintenance Requests. To submit a maintenance request, you will sign into your account and provide us with your physical address, email address, phone number, and any other information you choose to provide.
  • Join the Interest List. To join an interest list, you will provide us with your name, email address, phone number, income information, household size, and any other information you choose to provide us with in your message.
  • Submit an Application. To submit a resident application, you will provide us with your name, phone number, and you will create an account with a password. In your application, you will provide us with your income information, phone number, birth date, Social Security number, government identification, physical address, and asset information.
  • Contact Us. If you contact us, you will provide us with your name, email address, phone number, and any other information you choose to provide us with in your message.

You may use your account to access, correct, or view certain personal data we have collected and which is associated with your account.

Personal Data as You Navigate Our Site

We automatically collect certain personal data through your use of our Site and our use of cookies and other tracking technologies, such as the following:

  • Usage Information. For example, the pages on the Site you access, the frequency of access, and what you click on while on the Site.
  • Device Information. For example, hardware model, operating system, application version number, and browser.
  • Mobile Device Information. Aggregated information about whether the Site is accessed via a mobile device or tablet, the device type, and the carrier.
  • Location Information. Location information from Site visitors on a city-regional basis.

To learn more about how we use cookies and to manage your cookie settings, please see our “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” section below.

Personal Data We Collect About You from Other Sources

In some cases, we may receive personal data about you from other sources. This includes credit bureaus and banks.

  1. How We Use Your Personal Data

We use the personal data we collect to provide the Services to you, to improve our Site and Services, and to protect our legal rights. In addition, we may use the personal data we collect to:

  1. How We Share Your Personal Data

We may share the personal data that we collect about you in the following ways:

  1. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Like many other companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). Cookies are small files of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer hard drive, mobile or other devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets).

We use Cookies to:

  • Estimate audience size and usage patterns;
  • Understand and save your preferences for future visits, allowing us to customize the Site and Services to your individual needs;
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to resolve issues and offer better site experiences and tools in the future; and
  • Recognize when you return to the Site.

We set some Cookies ourselves, while separate entities set other Cookies. We use Cookies other entities set to provide us with useful information, to help us improve our Site and Services, to conduct advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of advertising. For example, we use Cookies from Google and other similar companies.

How You Can Opt Out of Cookies

You can block Cookies by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies. If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.

You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting www.AboutCookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.     

You can opt out of Cookies set by Google by following the instructions found here: https://adssettings.google.com.  

Advertising Industry Resources

You can understand which entities have currently enabled Cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt out of some of those Cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website.

Please note these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised. Therefore, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with the Site and Services, compile reports on their activity, and provide other services related to their activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.

  1. Opt-Out Preference Signals

We do not engage in “sales,” “shares,” or “targeted advertising” as those terms are defined under applicable laws and therefore our Site does not recognize the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) signal. For more information and to download and use a browser supporting the GPC browser signal, click here: https://globalprivacycontrol.org/orgs. If you choose to use the GPC signal, you will need to turn it on for each supported browser or browser extension you use.

Some internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Given that there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “Do Not Track” signal, the Site does not currently interpret, respond to or alter its practices when it receives “Do Not Track” signals.

  1. Security

We maintain commercially reasonable security measures to protect the personal data we collect and store from loss, misuse, destruction, or unauthorized access. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

  1. Third-Party Links

The Site may contain links that will let you leave the Site and access another website. Linked websites are not under our control. We accept no responsibility or liability for these other websites.

  1. Children’s Privacy

The Site and Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal data from children under 13.

  1. Notice to Nevada Residents

Nevada law allows Nevada residents to opt out of the sale of certain types of personal information. Subject to several exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to another person. We do not currently sell personal information as defined in the Nevada law. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you still may submit a verified request to opt out of sales and we will record your instructions and incorporate them in the future if our policy changes. You may send opt-out requests to [email protected].

  1. Notice to California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CCPA”), requires that we provide California residents with a privacy policy that contains a comprehensive description of our online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, sale, sharing, and retention of personal information and of the rights of California residents regarding their personal information. This section of the Privacy Policy is intended solely for, and is applicable only as to, California residents. If you are not a California resident, this section does not apply to you and you should not rely on it.

The CCPA defines “personal information” to mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household. Personal information does not include publicly available, deidentified or aggregated information or lawfully obtained, truthful information that is a matter of public concern. For purposes of this Notice to California Residents” section we will refer to this information as “Personal Information.”

Notice at Collection of Personal Information

We currently collect and, in the 12 months prior to the Last Updated Date of this Privacy Policy, have collected the following categories of Personal Information:

  • Identifiers (name, postal address, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number)
  • Unique personal identifiers (device identifier; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or other similar technology; customer number, unique pseudonym or user alias; telephone numbers, or other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers that can be used to identify a particular consumer or device)
  • Personal information described in California’s Customer Records statute (California Civil Code § 1798.80(e)) (telephone number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, including income information, as well as the categories listed in “Identifiers” category above)
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (age (40 and older)
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information (browsing history; search history; and information regarding consumer’s interaction with website, application or advertisement)
  • Geolocation data
We collect Personal Information directly from California residents and from credit bureaus and banks. We do not collect all categories of Personal Information from each source.

In addition to the purposes stated above in the section “How We Use Your Personal Data we currently collect and have collected the above categories of Personal Information for the following business or commercial purposes:

  • Auditing related to counting ad impressions to unique visitors, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, and auditing compliance with this specification and other standards
  • Helping to ensure security and integrity to the extent the use of your Personal Information is reasonably necessary and proportionate for these purposes
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • Performing services, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, verifying customer information, or providing similar services
  • Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service
  • Advancing our commercial or economic interests

Disclosure of Personal Information

The following table identifies the categories of Personal Information that we disclosed for a business purpose in the 12 months preceding the Last Updated Date of this Privacy Policy and, for each category, the categories of recipients to whom we disclosed Personal Information. 

Category of Personal Information

Categories of Recipients

Identifiers (name, postal address, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number)

Data storage providers; property management software provider; social service provider

Personal information described in California’s Customer Records statute (California Civil Code § 1798.80(e)) (telephone number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, or any other financial information, including income information)

Property management software provider; social service provider

Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (age (40 and older)

Property management software provider

 

We disclosed Personal Information for the following business or commercial purposes:

  • Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • Performing services, including maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, verifying customer information, or providing similar services
  • Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service

We have not sold or shared Personal Information in the twelve (12) months preceding the Last Updated Date of this Privacy Policy. We do not knowingly collect, sell, or share the Personal Information of consumers under 16 years of age. We do not use Sensitive Personal Information for purposes other than those allowed by the CCPA and its regulations.

Retention of Personal Information

We retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect it, such as to provide you with the service you have requested, and for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting, contractual, or reporting requirements that apply to us.

 Your Rights

If you are a California resident, you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information:

  1. The right to know what Personal Information we have collected about you, including the categories of Personal Information, the categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling or sharing Personal Information (if applicable), the categories of third parties to whom we disclose Personal Information (if applicable), and the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you;
  2. The right to delete Personal Information that we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions;
  3. The right to correct inaccurate Personal Information that we maintain about you;
  4. If we sell or share Personal Information, the right to opt out of the sale or sharing;
  5. If we use or disclose sensitive Personal Information for purposes other than those allowed by the CCPA and its regulations, the right to limit our use or disclosure; and
  6. The right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of privacy rights the CCPA confers.

How to Submit a Request to Know, Delete, and/or Correct

You may submit a request to know, delete, and/or correct by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling us toll free 888-992-1761.

If you are submitting a request on behalf of a California resident, please submit the request through one of the designated methods discussed above. After submitting the request, and if the request is not subject to an exemption or exception, we will require additional information to verify your authority to act on behalf of the California resident.

Our Process for Verifying a Request to Know, Delete, and/or Correct

We will comply with your request upon verification of your identity and, to the extent applicable, the identity of the California resident on whose behalf you are making such request.

We will verify your identity either to a “reasonable degree of certainty” or a “reasonably high degree of certainty” depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information and the risk of harm to you by unauthorized disclosure, deletion, or correction as applicable. To do so, we will ask you to verify data points based on information we have in our records concerning you.

Shine the Light Law

We do not disclose personal information obtained through our Site or Services to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, we have no obligations under California Civil Code § 1798.83.

  1. Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring this Privacy Policy is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you wish to access this Privacy Policy in an alternative format, please contact us as described below.

  1. How to Contact Us

To contact us for questions or concerns about our privacy policies or practices please email us at [email protected].