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Privacy Policy
Updated September 9, 2008
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VESTUS respects your right to privacy and we are committed to protecting your rights and information. The practices for VESTUS Web sites, including what type of information we gather and track, how we use the information, and with whom we share information are disclosed in this policy.
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Collection of Information
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When using our VESTUS Web site, we collect a variety of information.
  • Information you provide. You may provide certain information about yourself such as name, address, phone, fax and email when registering to become a VESTUS client. We may combine this information with other information we collect from your activity on our Web site or from other companies.
  • Cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are bits of electronic information that can be transferred to a computer to uniquely identify that computer's browser. When you visit VESTUS and use our services, we may place one or more cookies on your computer. The use of cookies helps us improve the quality of our services to you, by identifying information which is most interesting to you, tracking trends, or storing information you may want to retrieve on a regular basis, such as your favorite properties. At any time, you may adjust settings on your browser to refuse cookies. However, if you choose to disable cookies, many of our Web site features and services will not operate properly. Also, the pages of our service may include Web beacons, which are electronic files to count users who have visited that page or to identify certain cookies on the computer accessing that page.
  • Usage logs. When you use our Web site, your computer communicates a variety of information to computer servers, including the existence of cookies, your Internet Protocol address, and information about your browser program. We also create a record of what information you are requesting, such as the page or subject areas you're visiting.
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Usage and Disclosure
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In general, VESTUS uses the information collected from you to communicate with you and operate our Web site features and services.
Your privacy is important and we are committed to protecting information that identifies you personally, where you have chosen to keep it private. We will only share personal information that you provide outside the public areas of our services in the following circumstances:
  • Lenders. When you acquire a property through our services, VESTUS provides your name, email and information about your purchase to mortgage providers
  • Consent. When you consent or direct VESTUS to share the information. For example, if you choose to contact a real estate agent through VESTUS, your name, e-mail and acquired property address will be provided to the agent(s).
  • Service providers to VESTUS. When VESTUS hires a service provider to help operate or deliver the services of our business, VESTUS may give access to personal data only as necessary for the provider to perform the service, and subject to the terms of this privacy policy.
  • Legal obligation or protection from harm. When VESTUS has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the personal information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any requirement of law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce or investigate a potential violation of the Terms of Use, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise respond to fraud, security or technical concerns, or (d) protect the rights, property, or safety of VESTUS, its users, or the public against harm.
  • Merger or sale. When and if VESTUS is involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its business, personal information may be transferred as part of the business transaction.
We will protect your personal identity as described above and will not reveal your identity to third parties except in accordance with this policy.
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Some Things are Not Covered
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This privacy policy will not apply to the following:
  • Public posting. You should keep in mind that the information that you choose to provide in a public area of VESTUS and our services (such as your profile page or the discussion forums) will not be protected by this privacy policy because you have made an active choice to make that information public.
  • Aggregated non-personal information and other information without personal identification. While we do not share your personal information with third parties unless permitted above, VESTUS may share aggregate anonymous information with third-parties. This information does not personally identify individuals, but instead provides a helpful understanding of the groups of people who prefer certain types of information and services.
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E-mail Management
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You may receive e-mail from VESTUS for a variety of reasons - for example, we periodically send notices on properties in search of a buyer. We respect your desire to manage e-mail correspondence. You may select your preferences through the VESTUS Web site. Also, you can manage your receipt of some types of communication by following the instructions included in the e-mail we send you.
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Windows Live™ Virtual Earth
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Windows Live Virtual Earth imagery is supplied by Microsoft Corporation, and use is subject to the Microsoft MapPoint Privacy Statement.
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Third-Party Web Sites
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Throughout VESTUS, we may link to the Web sites of other companies and/or individuals. These third-party Web sites may collect personal information about users on those Web sites, and VESTUS’ privacy policy does not extend to these external Web sites and third parties. Please refer directly to these third parties and Web sites regarding their privacy policies.
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Children Under the Age of 13
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VESTUS will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13. Our services, including Web site access, are not available to persons under the age of 13.
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Storage and Security of Information
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Personal information will be processed and stored by VESTUS in databases hosted in the United States as well as in paper files stored as part of Company records. VESTUS has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information.
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Contacting VESTUS
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If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or our privacy practices, please e-mail us at privacy@vestus.com. Please note that this policy may be amended from time to time. You should check back for the most current version before relying on any of the provisions in this privacy policy.

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