We never knowingly collect or maintain information from those we know are under 18 years old, and no part of our Site is directed at or structured to attract anyone under 18 years old. Visitors younger than 18 years of age may not use the Site and must leave immediately.
2. California Privacy Rights Notice
Under California’s "Shine the Light" law, if you are a California resident and provide personal information to us for a non-commercial use, you are entitled to request from us once per calendar year, information about the categories of information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If you would like to make the foregoing request information, please send an email message to [email protected] with "My California Privacy Information" in the subject line and in the body of your message. If you do not receive a confirming email within 72 business hours, please contact The Low Refi again. We will respond to your e-mail address within 45 days.
3. Information Collection Practices
I. Types of Information Collected
Traffic Data Collected. We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”); and (5) data collected by Google Analytics, PTengine, Cake, Optimizely, and similar platforms. Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site.
- Understand traffic patterns and the number of visitors to the Site and other non-The Low Refi websites that we partner with;
- Understand how you use and interact with the Site;
- Improve the The Low Refi site;
- Optimize your experience on our Site;
- Provide anonymous individual or aggregate auditing, research, modeling and reporting for our advertisers and other partners (no personally identifiable information about you is shared with our advertisers and other partners as part of these activities);
- Provide you relevant advertising and content; and
- Properly manage our Site.
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Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access the Services offered via the Site, we may require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes Contact Data which may include, but is not limited to your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and answers to mortgage questions. If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
Tracking. At this time, when we collect information from you for the purpose of tracking your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services, we do not respond to "Do Not Track" signals or frameworks requesting an alteration to our online tracking of individual users who visit our Site or use our services. We may also partner with third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf on non-affiliated third party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information we or the online advertising network serving the ad collect about your online activities here and elsewhere over time. To opt out of these types of ads, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative for information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ to learn about online behavioral advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
II. Uses of Information Collected
We use your Personal Information to send you information about our company or our products or services, or promotional material from select third parties, or to contact you when necessary. You consent to our use of your personal information in these ways.
III. Sharing of Personal Information.
IV. Direct Mail and Email Marketing
Further, if you are residing outside the United States, by registering and using this Site, you acknowledge that the processing of your Personal Information may involve the transfer of such Personal Information from within or outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries within or outside the EEA whose data protection regulation may not be as stringent as that within the European Union. We may use Personal Information to provide the services you’ve requested, including services that display customized content and advertising.
V. Wireless Communications
If the e-mail address you provide to The Low Refi is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from The Low Refi or third parties with whom The Low Refi shares your information (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
4. Confidential and Security of Personal Information
I. User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may contact The Low Refi via email: [email protected] to update your Personal Information or request that your Personal Information no longer be shared by The Low Refi.
You can request that The Low Refi stop using your Personal Information for purposes that are not directly related to your use of our Site (for example, to stop receiving advertisements from us for products not directly related to The Low Refi). You may remove your information by sending your request in writing via email to [email protected] Once The Low Refi has received your request, you will receive confirmation response that your opt-out removal has been processed. If you do not receive a confirmation response within 72 business hours, please contact The Low Refi again.
The information stored on The Low Refi’s servers and systems use industry standard security measures (such as a firewall and password protections) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under The Low Refi’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, The Low Refi cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed, and the Personal Information on them stolen or altered.
5. Public Information
The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. In the future, we may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
Date of last revision: November 19, 2015