At Centerspace we are fully committed to the protection and security of the information provided to us by you, our clients, and others who use our website. We want you to be comfortable and confident about your privacy, so you can enjoy participating in our online offerings and so that we can better serve your needs.

Our Privacy Statement discloses what you will want to know about our approach to privacy and how your personal information is collected and used. Your use of our website constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Statement and your consent to the practices it describes.


What Information We Collect:

Your “personally identifiable information”, that is, your name, address, phone number, and email, is requested for the following reasons:

•             To provide communication, including promotional messages of interest

•             To provide services requested by you including processing applications, background checks, or other necessary screenings

•             To enhance our website and service offerings

•             To process your rent via ACH, credit card, or debit card

We do not collect any personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it. However, providing less information may impact and limit the usability and features of the site.  As part of the provision of these services, we may receive or collect certain information about account transactions for use in payment transaction processing. Information collected and used in connection with the provision of our services to our customers is stored and transmitted as provided by the PCI Security Industry Standard.

As is the case when you visit most websites, to administer our site, your visit triggers the automatic logging of certain anonymous information about your computer system such as the type of browser you use, the server name, and your “IP” (Internet Protocol) address. (When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer using the Internet, it automatically gives that computer your computer’s “address” so it knows where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address.”) This anonymous information does not contain any personally identifiable information about you.  Information collected may be used to improve service to you through the website as well as troubleshoot issues that arise with the website.


We Protect Your Information:

We protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration.

Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to frequently review the adequacy of our security procedures.

You need to know, however, that due to the open communication nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that communication between you and us, and between us and you, will be free from unauthorized access or malicious attack by third parties nor can we be responsible for information stolen from our servers by information harvesting software which may have the ability to scrape data. Although safeguards and protections are in place as described in this policy, transmission of personal or other data is at the user’s own risk.  Be sure at all times to safeguard your own personal information that is submitted on the website such as passwords, usernames, locations images or the like.

 

We Tell You How We Intend to Use Your Information:

When we ask you for information, we tell you, or it will be clear, what we need to fulfill your request and how we use it.

 

Personal Information of Minors:

Our Sites are not directed to minors under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors.  We may collect Personal Information of minors, provided by parents or guardians, in connection with the application and rental of a unit, or the provision of property management services.  We do not sell the Personal Information of minors.

 

Third Parties:

Centerspace may engage third parties necessary to conduct transactional business such as application processing, debt collection, payment processing, and other services. Third-party service providers are vetted to ensure high levels of data protection methods; however, this privacy policy does not govern the activities of third-party providers. In addition, the Centerspace website may contain links to third-party sites, including social media sites, where Centerspace does not control content or privacy practices.

 

We Do Not Sell or Rent Your Personal Information:

Aside from our own real estate affiliates, we do not share your personal information with third parties for promotional use without your consent. You control what marketing information you receive from us.

We may, however, have to disclose, transfer, sell or assign your information obtained through this website, or otherwise in our possession, to a third party as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of Centerspace.   The Company cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore disclose personal information, usage data, message data, and any other information about you, if we deem that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process (such as a subpoena or court order), or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce the Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Company, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law. The laws of the United States of America will apply regardless of what country the user is accessing the website from or resides in.

 

Cookie Technology:

Cookie technology is employed on certain pages when you access our site at user’s option. The purpose of cookies is to better serve our users. In case you did not know, “cookies” are small text files sent by Web servers to be stored on the drive of Website users. These files often contain personalization settings or unique identifiers, to keep track of your information and to help us understand the movements of users within and between websites.

Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note, however, that certain features of the site might not function if you delete or disable cookies. THE SITE’S COOKIES DO NOT AND CANNOT INFILTRATE A USER’S HARD DRIVE TO COLLECT ANY INFORMATION STORED ON THE HARD DRIVE.

 

Retention Time:

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that Centerspace suspend or remove the data to the extent permitted by applicable laws.

 

Terms and Conditions:

Centerspace reserves the right to change the terms and conditions any time. If a material change is made to this Privacy Statement and/or the way we use our customers’ personally identifiable information, then we will post prominent notice of the nature of such a change on the first page of this Privacy Statement.

 

Privacy Statement Changes:

We reserve the right to change or amend our Privacy Statement to address new issues of privacy and information security and to reflect changes to our website or business practices. Any new changes and/or amendments will be posted in this section of the Centerspace website.

 

Questions About Our Privacy and Information Security Practices?

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, the practices of our website, or your dealings with our website, you may contact us at [email protected] or

 

Centerspace

3100 10th St. SW

PO Box 1988

Minot, ND 58702-1988