We Are Committed to Safeguarding Customer Information
Types of Information
Depending upon which of our services you are utilizing, the types of non-public personal information that DST.COM may collect include:
- Information received on applications, forms and in other communications by DST.COM, whether in writing, in person, by telephone or any other means;
- Information about your transactions with DST.COM, its affiliated companies, or others; and
- Information received from a consumer reporting agency.
Use of Information
DST.COM requests information from you for its own legitimate business purposes and not for the benefit of any non-affiliated party. Therefore, 1031Property will not release your information to nonaffiliated parties except: (1) as necessary for DST.COM to provide the product or service you have requested of it; or (2) as permitted by law. DST.COM may, however, store such information indefinitely, including the period after which any customer relationship has ceased. Such information may be used for any internal purpose, such as quality control efforts or customer analysis. DST.COM may also provide all types of non-public personal information listed above to one or more of its affiliated companies. Such affiliated companies include financial service providers, such as title insurers, property and casualty insurers, and trust and investment advisory companies, or companies involved in real estate services, such as appraisal companies, home warranty companies, and escrow companies.
Furthermore, DST.COM may also provide all the information it collects, as described above, to companies that perform marketing services on its behalf, on behalf of its affiliated companies or to other financial institutions with whom 1031Property or its affiliated companies have joint marketing agreements.
Confidentiality and Security
Information Obtained Through Our Web Site
DST.COM is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. The company believes it is important you know how it treats the information received about you on the Internet. In general, you can visit DST.COM on the World Wide Web without telling who you are or revealing any information about yourself. DST.COM Web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed and similar information. DST.COM uses this information to measure the use of the website and to develop ideas to improve the content of the website.
There are times, however, when DST.COM may need information from you, such as your name and email address. When information is needed, DST.COM will try its best to let you know at the time of collection and how it will use your personal information. Usually, your personal information is used only by the company to respond to your inquiry, process an order or allow you to access specific account/profile information. If you choose to share any personal information with DST.COM, the company will only use it in accordance with the policies outlined above.
DST.COM may contain links to other Web sites. While the company tries to link only to sites that share its high standards and respect for privacy, the company isn’t responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
DST.COM uses stored cookies. The goal of this technology is to better serve you when visiting DST.COM, save your time when you are here and to provide you with a more meaningful and productive Web site experience.
Fair Information Values
Fairness – DST.COM considers consumer expectations about their privacy in all of its businesses. DST.COM only offers products and services that assure a favorable balance between consumer benefits and consumer privacy.
Public Record – DST.COM believes that an open public record creates significant value for society, enhances consumer choice and creates consumer opportunity. The company actively supports an open public record and emphasize its importance and contribution to its economy.
Use – DST.COM believes it should behave responsibly when it uses a user’s information. DST.COM obeys the laws governing the collection, use, and dissemination of data.
Accuracy – DST.COM will take reasonable steps to help assure the accuracy of the data it collects, uses, and disseminates. Where possible, DST.COM will take reasonable steps to correct inaccurate information. When, as with the public record, DST.COM cannot correct inaccurate information, it will take all reasonable steps to assist consumers in identifying the source of the erroneous data so that the consumer can secure the required corrections.
Education – DST.COM endeavors to educate the users of its products and services, its employees and others in the company about the importance of consumer privacy. DST.COM will instruct its employees on the responsible collection and use of data. DST.COM will encourage others in the company to collect and use information in a responsible manner.
Security – DST.COM will maintain appropriate facilities and systems to protect against unauthorized access to and corruption of the data it maintains.