The Housing Block Privacy Policy

Last modified: February 11, 2015

General


"The Housing Block" is committed to protecting your personal information. "Your" privacy is, and has always been, very important to "The Housing Block". It affects all aspects of "our" business from how "we" communicate with "you" to how "we" handle "your" personal information. Any and all information collected at this "site" will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed. A more detailed explanation about how "we" safeguard "your" personal information is described below.

Limiting Data Collection


We limit the amount and type of personal information collected. The Housing Block will collect personal information only for the purposes, to provide security access to sign up, submit listings and track your account.

"Anonymous Information" such as your IP address the type of browser "you" are using, the "site" pages that you visit, the search words you used to find "our" "site" and the advertisements that "you" click. This information is used to help diagnose problems, maintain the "site" and otherwise improve "our" service to "you".

How your information is used


Information about "our" customers is an important part of "our" business. When submitting a Listing on "our" "site", "you" will be provided with the option to hide "your" personal contact information. Otherwise; "you" permit "The Housing Block" to display "your" contact information on "your" advertisement. When completing the registration process "you" are requested to provide "The Housing Block" consensus to further market "your" listing to reputable apartment rental or real estate related websites email distributions (not SPAM), postings on blogs, etc.

If "we" collect personally identifiable information from "you", "you" are giving "The Housing Block" permission to use that information for the specific purpose for which it is provided and to contact "you" regarding "site" services, improve or enhance site performance, to offer "you" information regarding products and services, fulfill product orders, improve "our" "site", to communicate to "you" about other matters that may be of interest to "you" and for any other purpose described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies


When "you" view "our" websites (www.thehousingblock.com or www.housingblock.com) "we" may store information on "your" computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and will be used to determine ways to improve our "sites", advertisements, products or services. With most Internet browsers, "you" can erase cookies from "your" hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to "your" browser's instructions or online help files to learn more about these functions.

DoubleClick DART cookies


We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google.

When our "site" is publishing advertisements from Google, those advertisements may use the DoubleClick DART cookie.  The DART cookie is used to serve ads specific to "you" and "your" interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served will be targeted based on "your" previous browsing history (For example, if "you" have been viewing sites about visiting and renting a home in Canada, you may see TransCanada Rentals advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about Sports). DART uses "non personally identifiable information". It does NOT track personal information about "you".

Users may opt out of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy or http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.

Keeping Personal Information Accurate


Each member shall be responsible for advising "The Housing Block" of any changes to their email address or any other required registration information data. "The Housing Block" is not liable for misdirected communications such as email or any consequence.
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