Privacy Policy for Personal Information of Rental Applicants and Residents

Forest Avenue Village is dedicated to protecting the privacy of your personal information, including your Social Security or other governmental identification numbers. We have adopted a privacy policy to help ensure that your information is kept secure. We follow all federal and state laws regarding the protection of your personal information.

When you visit the Forest Avenue Village web site and use it to communicate with us, we will not collect personal information about you, unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Outside of normal use of data, if If you provide personal information voluntarily, we will not sell, license or transmit that information outside the Forest Avenue Village unless required to do so by legal, judicial or governmental proceedings, or unless we do so in accordance with an express authorization you have given us. Once we have responded to your communication, it may be discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry.

Personal information can be anything that identifies you or your accounts. It may be volunteered in a form submitted through our web site or sent to Forest Avenue Village via e-mail.

How information is collected

You will be furnishing some of your personal information (such as your Social Security or other governmental identification numbers) at the time you apply to rent from us. This information will be on the rental application form or other document that you provide to us or to an apartment locator service, either on paper or electronically.

How and when information is used.

We may use this information in the process of verifying statements made on your rental application, such as your rental, credit and employment history. We may use the information when reviewing any lease renewal. We may also use it to assist us in obtaining payment from you for any money you may owe us in the future.

How the information is protected and who has access.

In our company, only authorized persons have access to your Social Security or other governmental identification number. We keep all documents containing this information in a secure area, accessible only by authorized persons. We limit access to electronic versions of the information to authorized persons only.

How the information is disposed of.

After we no longer need your Social Security or other governmental identification numbers, we will store or destroy the information in a manner that ensures that no unauthorized person will have access to it. Our disposal method may include physical destruction or obliteration of paper documents or electronic files containing such information.

Locator services.

If you found us through a locator service, please be aware that locator services are independent contractors and are not our employees — even though they may initially process rental applications and fill out lease forms. You should require any locator services you use to furnish you their privacy policies, as well.

What Additional Data Do We Collect Through the Website?

When you visit our web site, Forest Avenue Village may collect general or “usage” information (such as the type of browser you use, the pages you visit, and your domain name). We may use this information to improve the performance and content of our site to better meet your needs. Users’ IP addresses help us project problems with our server and functionally administer our web site. We may also use IP addresses to collect broad demographic information about visitors. This information does not identify you personally, and therefore, we can not use this information for direct marketing or solicitation of business.

Changes to this Statement

Forest Avenue Village may change our Commitment to Privacy statement from time to time without notice. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

The goal of Forest Avenue Village is to protect your information on the Internet in the same way that we protect it whenever we interact with you.