(Effective December 7, 2012)
Visitors to this web site remain anonymous, unless they elect to disclose their identity to us. Although we do not collect personally identifying information about persons who simply visit our site, we may collect certain limited information about visitors, such as their IP address (a numeric address assigned automatically to computers when they access the Internet).
We may place "cookies" on a computer to track a visitor´ use of this web site. A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on your hard drive. It takes up very little room on your system and helps us to customize our site and make its navigation easier for you. Your web browser can be set to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent them from being set. If you elect to prevent cookies from being set, however, some web functions may not work properly. Unless you register with us for a service (such as our online banking service), the cookie does not provide us with any personally identifying information about you, such as your name or address.
Protecting your privacy is our top priority. At Shopoff Realty Investments and Shopoff Securities, Inc., we understand our obligation to keep information about you secure and confidential. We will inform you of our policies for collecting, using, securing and sharing personally identifiable and/or non-public personal information ("Customer Information") the first time we do business and every year that you remain a customer with us. Therefore, we maintain the following principles with respect to protecting your privacy:
We collect and use various types of information we believe is necessary to administer our business, and to offer you the best possible customer service. Customer information we collect is categorized into the following types:
We limit the sharing of information with others. We do not disseminate the information we collect about you to any non-affiliated third parties for marketing purposes. Therefore, clients will neither need to nor have the opportunity to opt out of the disclosure of non-public personal information.
Shopoff Securities, Inc. is affiliated with Shopoff Realty Investments and we may share information with our affiliates. The following is a list, as of December 1, 2012, of all companies affiliated with Shopoff Realty Investments to which this policy applies:
We may share the information we collect about you with non-affiliated service providers, for example, accounting firms that prepare tax reporting information, transfer agents, and banks that handle wire transfers and escrow investments.
We may also disclose any of the five types of Customer Information to credit bureaus and similar organizations, and otherwise when permitted by law. For example, this may include:
We are committed to preventing others from authorizing access to your customer information, and we maintain procedures and technology designed for this purpose. We take several steps to protect the customer information we have about you, including the following:
Although we take these measures to protect your information, we are unable to guarantee non-public personal information may not be compromised through the Internet or by third parties.
We have procedures in place that help us to maintain the accuracy of the personally identifiable information that we collect. Please write to us or call us if you believe that our information about you is incomplete, out-of-date, or incorrect. Additionally, since this policy may change from time to time, you can always review our current policy by contacting us for a copy at (949) 417-1396 or by visiting our website at: www.shopoff.com.