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LREI Privacy Policy

Welcome to the LREI website (“Website”). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. By using or accessing the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Gathering
We may use your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address to administer the Website by tracking Website and web page traffic, and by analyzing statistics relating to visitors’ IP addresses. In some cases we may link IP addresses to personally identifiable information, and may share that information with third parties for the purposes of enforcement of our Terms of Use and law enforcement. We may also share such information with third party service providers (“Partners”) who operate websites or other systems in conjunction with the Website (“Partner Systems,” which are included under the term “Website”) that you choose to access or otherwise patronize.

The Website may also use “cookies”, which are text packets sent by the a server to a user’s web browser and then sent back unchanged by the user’s browser each time it accesses that server. Cookies are used for authenticating, tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences. No personally identifiable information is exchanged via cookies user. We may use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the Website. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this feature.

If you register or input personally identifiable information to the Website, you will not be anonymous to us. LREI and Partners may request your email address or mailing address on some of the forms contained on the Website in order to communicate with you, and your provision of such information constitutes your agreement to allow LREI and Partners to contact you. We may also monitor and aggregate data regarding search terms entered into the Website.

When you use the Website, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, download files, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

If you post user content to the Website, such as, profiles, messages, notes, text, information, images, photos, listings and other content that you upload, publish or display through the Website, or transmit to or share with other users, you do so at your own risk. LREI cannot control the actions of other users, so we do not guarantee that your user content will not be viewed by unauthorized users. You agree that LREI shall not be responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your user content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or stored your user content. Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on the Website is a violation of the LREI Terms of Service, and should be reported to help@lrei.org.

By using the Website, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Children Under 13
If you are under 13 years of age, you are required to have your parent or guardian register or input personally identifiable information on your behalf. LREI will not contact children under age 13 for marketing purposes without your parent's permission. LREI will not, as a condition of use of the Website, ask a child under age 13 for more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to use the Website. You agree that LREI shall not be responsible for the actions or inactions any Partner.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
LREI does not rent, sell or share personally identifiable information about users with other people or non-affiliated entities, except to provide our services, or under the following circumstances:
  • We may provide personally identifiable information to Partners for the purpose administering and hosting Partner Systems and/or communicating with you. The Partner may or may not share this information with other third parties, depending on its own privacy policy. You agree that LREI shall have no liability with regard to any Partner’s use or dissemination of such shared information.
  • We will provide personally identifiable information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to exercise our legal rights or defend legal claims.
  • We will provide personally identifiable information when LREI or any Partner believes it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of any LREI or Partner Terms of Use, violation of LREI’s code of conduct, or as otherwise required by law.
Security
LREI maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information. We use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to the Website. You agree that LREI shall not be liable for any Partner’s security safeguards.

Links
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of websites that may be linked through the Website, for which the user agrees that LREI shall have no liability. Users are encouraged to read linked websites’ privacy policies.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions
Your use of the Website, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. LREI may revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Users are encouraged to read this Privacy Policy on a frequent basis.
 
European Union - Safe Harbor
LREI complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. LREI has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, data integrity, access and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and view the company's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
In compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles, LREI commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact help@lrei.org.

Contact
If you have questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy or the Website, please contact us at:
LREI
272 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
212-477-5316