Last Modified: March 01, 2020
This policy is effective as of: August 1, 2018
IRT complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit Personal Data to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her Personal Data and will delete same.
We also collect and obtain from RentCAFÉ certain Personal Data that you provide to RentCAFÉ via the Community Websites, such as Personal Data you provide to RentCAFÉ when you complete or submit an application via a Community Website. We also collect certain information automatically when you use or access the Site as set forth below under the header “Cookies, Google® Analytics, and other Technologies” Section.
Likewise, the Website or the Community Websites contain the following features maintained or operated by third parties: (1) the ability to generate leases, which is a service provided by Blue Moon Software; and (2) the ability to submit a request for a background check if you are a resident, which is a service provided by First Advantage. In connection with such services, you may be asked to provide certain Personal Data and credit card or other financial information. IRT is not responsible for the collection or storage of this information. These service providers may provide us with Personal Data and we will use such information only as set forth herein.
You have a choice as to whether to provide IRT with any Personal Data. Although you are not required to disclose any Personal Data to us, some portions of the Website may not be available to you without your providing this information.
IRT uses any Personal Data and any other information that you provide in a limited number of ways. We may use your Personal Data or other information:
In addition, IRT may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf such as operating certain aspects of the Site or sending you email. As noted above, this includes RentCAFÉ, S&P, BlueMoon and First Advantage. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your Personal Data or other information for the sole purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf or as otherwise set forth in such third parties’ respective privacy policies. IRT may also use third-party ad servers or ad networks to deliver ads to you on IRT’s behalf. These third-party ad servers may be supplied with or have access to your Personal Data or other information for the sole purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. They also may collect and use non-Personal Data about your visits to the Site in order to send advertisements that may be of interest to you.
We may also on occasion combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from other parties to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you.
We may need to disclose Personal Data or other information collected from you when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that the action is necessary to comply with a pending judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on IRT or to protect our rights or the rights of others, to fight fraud, identity theft, to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or to protect the rights, property or safety of IRT, its employees, members or others.
We may also disclose your information (including your Personal Data) to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, change of control, reorganization or other sale or transfer of all or some of IRT’s assets, whether as a going concern or as a part of bankruptcy or liquidation or similar proceeding, in which such information is among the assets transferred.
When you give us Personal Data or other information, IRT will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions provided herein. Such Personal Data or other information will only be used for the purposes set forth herein. IRT may send periodic emails informing you of changes and updates regarding the Website. If you would like to opt-out of our sharing of Personal Data with non-agent third parties, please provide us with an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will accommodate the request.
On an aggregate basis only, we collect comprehensive demographic, business information and data, and other non-identifying information about users of the Website. IRT will never disclose any Personal Data as part of this aggregate information but we may lend, sell, share or otherwise disclose aggregate information with others so we can perform research and provide the results to third parties, enhance and market the Website, and conduct accounting and process record keeping functions.
We may include links to other websites that we think will be of interest to you or operated by our business partners, affiliates, advertisers, and others. These third parties have separate data collection and privacy practices independent from ours, and IRT cannot be responsible for their policies or activities. Please contact those third parties directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
IRT uses Google® Analytics to track session duration, geographic region origination and the behavioral activity of users in the United States.
Currently, IRT’s advertisements are placed only on Google.com using keyword and geographic targeting. Google uses cookie activity to determine the website pages a user has or has not visited.
IRT does not collect behavioral data such as age, gender, and interests from any users outside of the United States and any data concerning users from outside of the United States is not being mapped to any behavioral activity. Moreover, IRT’s remarketing activity is not collecting or using any user data from outside of the United States.
Please note that users can opt out of the Google® Analytics Advertising features that IRT uses by consistently clearing their browser cookies or by selecting the “Do Not Track” option in the “Advanced” section of their browser setting. To opt-out of Google® Analytics, please visit the following website and follow the pertinent information for your web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Please note that IRT does not currently respond to DO NOT TRACK requests sent from a user’s web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari.
IRT does not currently have an online method for users to delete their Personal Data contained in our database. However, you may change or update the Personal Data we have collected, request that we delete it, or request that we change how we use it by sending an email to email@example.com with your instructions. Please note that this deletion may otherwise impact prior transactions performed on the Website. We will not accommodate a change or deletion if we believe doing so will violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
This Website has industry-standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, and we make good faith efforts to store your Personal Data in a secure operating environment. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of IRT who are California residents to request certain information regarding IRT’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or write us:
Attention: General Counsel
1835 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103