Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Statement explains what non-public personally identifiable information (“personal information”) of yours we collect and the manner in which it is used.
If you only browse through our website and read the information contained on the web pages, we may gather certain information about your visit automatically through electronic means. This information does not identify you personally. We may automatically gather the Internet domain (for example, “companyx.com” if you use a private Internet access account), your IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer when you surf the web), the date and time you visit our site, and the pages you visit.
You may voluntarily provide personal information to us through the site, such as when you order our products or services and access your account or profile. This personal information may include names, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, financial and tax information, and other information. We may also collect other demographic information for our use.
We may collect information about your transactions from our files and those of our affiliates. We may collect information that we receive from consumer reporting agencies. We may collect information that we receive from others involved in your transactions, such as real estate professionals or lenders.
INFORMATION USE AND SHARING
We will not share your personal information with others, except as described below or after we inform you, but if you do not want us to use your personal information please contact us directly to discuss your real estate transaction needs.
Our employees and agents may view information that you provide us in order to perform their jobs and service your needs. We authorize access to your personal information to them on a need-to-know basis to provide you with our products or services to you, or for one of the other reasons listed below.
If you send personal information in an email inquiry to us, we may use the information to respond. Remember that email is not necessarily secure against interception or other disclosure. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes information such as your bank account, charge card or social security number, you should not send it in an email.
We share your personal information with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf, such as providing title insurance, marketing assistance, and supporting the operation of our website. We do not give these service providers permission to share or use your personal information for any other purposes.
We may share your personal information with others to conduct marketing/product development research and other related purposes. We may use your personal information to contact you regarding additional services or products we offer or that others may offer that you may find useful.
We may also release your information to others if we believe such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with applicable law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property, or safety of Benchmark Title Company, LLC’s users or others. We may also sell, transfer, and disclose your information as part of a business divestiture, sale, merger, or acquisition of all or a part of our business.
We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Statement and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
To guard your personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information. We strive to protect your personal information, but no system can be completely secure, so we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. If you are concerned about the use of your personal information on our website, please do not use our website.
TRACKING WEBSITE VISITS
We may use “cookies” to improve our service to you. Cookies may help us recall a previous visit. The cookies we use do not collect personally identifiable information, and we do not use them to determine your identity.
Cookies are small files stored in your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. When you access the site, our computer server will access these cookies so that it can recognize your computer, and make using the website easier for you. For example, cookies allow us to remember your username and password to save you having to retype it every time you visit the site.
There are “do not track” or similar browser choices available to internet users with respect to online web activity, but given the present lack of consensus of what constitutes an informed election, appropriate trigger, or breadth of scope of such choice, our website will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Statement, whether or not a “do not track” signal is received.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to websites that are provided and maintained exclusively by third parties. Websites provided and maintained by third parties are not subject to this Privacy Statement. Please review the privacy policies on those websites to understand their personal information handling practices. We make no representations concerning the privacy statements and policies of these third-party websites.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Statement by posting such change, update, or modification on our website. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our website.
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact our Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.