The only personally identifiable information we collect about you is the information you provide to us yourself when registering an account, posting a roommate listing ad, answering personality test questions or contacting us for any reason. This information may include your name, address, photographs, phone number and email. Please note that we do not collect any financial information from you. All payment information is handled by third party payment processor.
We also collect anonymous information about aggregate site usage. This includes the statistics we gather about unique visits, repeat visits and page views are all based on IP addresses.Why do we ask for personal information about you?
We need your personal information in order to be able to provide our services and to enable other users to contact you in connection with your roommate search. We also use it for the roommate matching feature of our Site when you answer personality test questions.
The information that we ask you to share with us allows us to improve our site. Aggregate demographic information about our users is valuable to our advertisers, as it provides them with some important, yet anonymous information about potential customers.
We also collect information so that we can notify you about updates to our Site and our services.How do we use the information we collect?
We use your email address to send: 1) system generated automatic emails to all users (e.g. about Site updates), 2) administrative notifications regarding your account, - you cannot opt out of receiving those notifications; 3) our newsletter, - you may unsubscribe from it by changing your mailing preferences, 4) the types of notifications you elect to receive.
We may share aggregate site user information with our partners at any time. We will not share your personally identifiable information with any third party unless we tell you otherwise when we collect the information.
We may keep and store user data for history and statistical purposes even after the account is deleted.When can we disclose your information?
The cookies we use are categorized as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate through our Site and use its features, such as accessing its secure areas. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.
- Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our Site works. By using our Site, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as commenting on a post. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our Site, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.
- Targeting cookies or advertizing cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the software operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website, and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations.
We adhere to generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. We encrypt your personal information and store it with the highest degree of confidentiality. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site because any transmission of information over the Internet has its inherent risks. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
Information from minors
Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to use our Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18, and do not use such information. Minors under the age of 18 should not provide any personal information on this Site.
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