We use the term “Personal Information” to mean any information that could be used to identify you, including your name, address, email address, birth date, financial information, cell or land-line phone number, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
What Personal Information we collect from you depends on what Services you choose to use and how you interact with the Site:
Site Visitors. We have structured our Site so that, as a casual site visitor, you may come to our Site and review selected information about our Services without registering. However, if you wish to become an Investor, then we require you to provide certain additional Personal Information.
We may require each Investor to provide information designed to verify his or her identity. This information may include (i) information from a successfully completed electronic check transaction, (ii) a credit report, or (iii) other similar information designed to authenticate and confirm your identity or to otherwise comply with applicable law. We also require each Investor to provide certain financial information.
We also require that Investors provide us with certain account and other payment information, such as information needed to make payments. Our registration process for Investors provides additional details on the types of payment information needed.
Users also may choose to upload media files such as videos, photos, text, and other content to the Site to share with CasaBayt and other users. When you upload this content, we may also collect metadata associated with these media files including date, time, location and device information. CasaBayt’s use of such content will be governed by our user-generated terms and conditions which are provided at the time of collection of such content.
Location Data. We may collect your location information through our mobile applications by capturing the location (e.g. latitude/longitude) of your mobile device. If you have given the app permission to access your location, we may collect your device’s location even if you are not using the Service and store your location history. If you want to opt-out of the collection of your location data, please adjust your settings in your mobile device to restrict the app’s access to your location data. Geolocation data may be used to enhance the Services, for example to offer additional functionality and information regarding your location in connection with the location of CasaBayt properties.
Even if you do not register for an account on the Site, we may collect certain information automatically. For example, we may automatically receive and record in our system the following information:
We also record page views and other general statistical and tracking information. We use this data to help us administer and operate our Site, to better understand how our users access and interact with the Site, and for security and monitoring purposes.
We may send email messages that use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our Site. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked, simply do not click text or graphic links in the email
We use your Personal Information for the following business purposes:
Service Providers. To assist us in running our business and to perform certain services and functions, we may share your Personal Information with third-party providers of hosting, payment processing, transfer agent, email communication and customer support services, analytics, marketing, and advertising service providers (including Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, banks, and government agencies among others), which companies provide integrated services to us as part of our product.
For Legal Reasons. We may share your Personal Information to the extent we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law or to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, or to protect against fraud, illegal activity, or to otherwise protect CasaBayt against liability.
In Connection with a Corporate Transaction. In the event of a transaction or proposed transaction involving the transfer of substantially all of the assets of CasaBayt or one or more of its businesses to another entity, whether an affiliate or a third party, or in connection with a bankruptcy, we may share your Personal Information in the diligence process or to otherwise facilitate the transaction, and with individuals assisting in the transaction or in connection with a bankruptcy. Your Personal Information may also be one of the transferred assets as part of the transaction or bankruptcy.
For Safety & Security. We may reveal your Personal Information to third parties, including law enforcement agencies, in order to protect the safety and security of our users or of any third party.
Cookies, Pixel Tags, and Similar Technologies
A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies, as follows:
Session cookies: We use session cookies to improve navigation on our Site and to collect aggregate statistical information. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to use the Site, you cannot refuse them.
Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and can remain for extended periods of time. Persistent cookies also enable us to provide enhanced, more personal features (such as showing or hiding notifications), and track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. The types of persistent cookies used on the Site are described in more detail below. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies, and you may also use the direct opt-out tools provided by the parties described below. If you do not enable or if you disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain personalized features of our Services.
Our Site allows site visitors and Investors to participate in surveys and questionnaires, which from time to time we may post on the Site. We also encourage our users to provide feedback to us about our Site and our Services. You are free to choose whether you participate in these activities. We may ask that, in addition to providing your responses, you also provide us with your contact information. In these instances, we use any Personal Information you choose to provide to us in connection with these activities for the purposes for which you submit the information.
We aggregate information derived from survey and questionnaire information – with your Personal Information removed – for monitoring or improving the use and appeal of this Site (with no other obligation to you and, specifically, with no obligation to compensate you for these uses). You are not obligated to participate in any of these activities.
This privacy statement applies only to Personal Information collected by our Site. Our Site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by CasaBayt. CasaBayt is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and we encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information.
We have put in place commercially-reasonable security systems intended to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of Personal Information, and we take reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this Personal Information against loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. With that said, there is no such thing as 100% security of the networks, servers, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf. For example, email sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Before submitting any Personal Information via the Site, please be aware of these inherent risks and understand that you do so at your own risk.
In general, you may browse the Site without providing Personal Information. However, if you choose not to provide certain Personal Information through our Site, we may not be able to provide certain services or process certain of your requests. You will not be able to become an Investor or use all of the features and products that we offer through this Site.
Depending on the functionality associated with the Site feature you are using, you may be able to update or delete certain of your Personal Information on the Site. Accordingly, at your request, we will take reasonable steps to remove your Personal Information from our databases. However, please note that:
Any deletion requests may be sent to email@example.com.
If you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us, you can opt out of these communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link included in those emails, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that you will not be allowed to opt-out of transactional notices or other legal and related notices concerning your relationship to the Site or your account.
Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly seek to collect or maintain Personal Information or other information from children under the age of 18. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete any Personal Information or other information later determined to be provided by a child under the age of 18. Use of the Site by children under the age of 18 is not permitted. If you become aware that a minor has provided Personal Information through our Site, please email us at email@example.com.