Investors United Privacy Policy

Who is providing this notice?

We here at Investors United care very much about protecting the privacy of your personally identifiable information online. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to give you a clear understanding of how we collect, use, and most importantly, protect your personally identifiable information used on our website.

What personal information do we collect and how do we use it?

The types of personal information we collect depend on the product or service you have with us. When you register for news, respond to a survey, respond to offers, live chat or place an order on our site, we may ask you for your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, or other details to help you with and to personalize your experience, to quickly process your transaction, and to better serve you based on our understanding of your needs and wants.

How do we protect your personal information online?

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use a number of security measures in compliance with Federal Law. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks accessible only by a limited number of persons who are required to keep information confidential. In addition, all transactions involving credit information you supply are processed through an authorized gateway provider, encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, and not stored on our servers. And, on a regular basis, we scan our website for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

Do we share any of your personal information?

No. We do not share your personal information with outside parties. From time to time, we may send you offers and promotions on products and services from our approved affiliates listed on our website if we think they may benefit you. Occasionally, we may provide non-personally identifiable information to our affiliates for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. “Cookies” are small files that a Web site transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) to enable the site to recognize your browser and to remember certain information. For instance, to improve your experience, we use cookies to help us process the items in your shopping cart, and to understand and remember your preferences and activity on our site. We also use cookies to learn about our site traffic so we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can turn off cookies completely by adjusting the settings in your browser; just be aware that if you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Currently, we do not use Google AdSense Advertising or Google DART cookies on our website to serve ads. We may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers to compile data regarding user interactions with our website. You can choose how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page, by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page, or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is a state law requiring commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy including any personal information being collected and how it is shared. In compliance with CalOPPA, we maintain this Privacy Policy and we allow users to visit our website anonymously. We honor Do Not Track (DNT) signals and we do not plant cookies or use advertising when a (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. We also do not allow third-party behavioral tracking. You will be notified of any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page, and you are always welcome to change your personal information by calling or e-mailing us using our contact information as posted on our website.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Administered by the United States Federal Trade Commission, the COPPA spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically advertise to children under the age of 13 years old; but we are happy to volunteer our knowledge of real estate and investing to any young person and their parent or legal guardian over 18 years of age who wish to call us by phone.

Fair Information Practices Principles

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, in the event a data breach ever occurs we will notify you via email within seven (7) business days; however, we do not store sensitive personal information such as credit card information on our servers.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets rules for commercial email. We collect your email address in order to send you information, respond to inquiries, and handle other your questions and requests. In accordance with CAN-SPAM, you can count on us to always identify ourselves and to state our place of business when we e-mail you, to not use false or misleading subject lines or e-mail addresses, and to monitor any third-party email marketing services for compliance, if ever we use one. And, if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving news and information from us, you can call or email us and we promise to respond quickly to your request. You can also use the unsubscribe link in the email.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to call or write. We hope to hear from you!

Investors United
Baltimore Headquarters
6721 Harford Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234     USA

(888) 242-2404



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This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site.

Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
      To improve our website in order to better serve you.
      To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
      To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
      To quickly process your transactions.
      To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
      To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
      Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
      Keep track of advertisements.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.


Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
      By emailing us
      By calling us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
      Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
      Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
      Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
      Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


Contacting Us

If there are any questions, you may contact us using the information below.

Investors United School of Real Estate Investing LTD
6721 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21234
United States
info@investorsunited.com
(888) 242-2404

Last Edited on 2017-06-09