Our primary goal in collecting personally identifiable information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to you.
ApartmentShowcase.com uses the personally identifiable information you provide to us in several ways. Some examples follow.
A user's personally identifiable information may be used by ApartmentShowcase.com for editorial purposes such as to contact you as part of an online survey. Additionally, we may also use the information provided by you to: 1) contact you with legal notices, 2) to advise you of any material changes or additions to our Service or terms and conditions, and 3) account status (including confirmation of registrations). If you do not wish to receive the foregoing and therefore unregister from the site, please contact Customer Care and ask to have your registration account deleted. Once your account has been deleted, you will no longer have access to ApartmentShowcase.com, however, you may reregister at any time.
Finally, we reserve the right to send you offers and information about The Washington Post Company and its affiliates. However, if you no longer wish to receive the foregoing, please contact Customer Care [see above] to request removal from this list.
Further, if you told us in your account preferences that you would be interested in receiving e-mail from us, we may send you e-mails about ApartmentShowcase.com products, promotions, or services as well as on behalf of other companies. However, if you no longer wish to receive any of the foregoing, you may change your preferences for the future at any time by logging into your Member account.
In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements. ApartmentShowcase.com delivers targeted advertisements on behalf of advertisers. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, females over 25 years old). We take the advertisement and display it to users meeting that criteria. In this process, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. You will only receive special offers via e-mail from ApartmentShowcase.com consistent with your stated preferences. You can change your preferences at any time.
ApartmentShowcase.com also does research on our users' demographics, interests and behavior based on the information you provide to us including upon registration, on order forms, during a promotion, as well as from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis and ApartmentShowcase.com may share this aggregated data with advertisers or other businesses. In addition, under confidentiality agreements, ApartmentShowcase.com may match user information with third party data.
We use Google Analytics remarketing codes to log when users view specific pages or take specific actions on a website through DoubleClick cookies. This allows us to provide targeted advertising by optimizing, and serving ads based on users past visits to ApartmentShowcase.com. If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising from us in the future you can opt out using the DoubleClick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
When you are on an area of ApartmentShowcase.com and are asked for personally identifiable information, you are providing that information to The Washington Post Company, its divisions or affiliates, or vendors providing contractual services for ApartmentShowcase.com (such as hosting vendors and list managers). If personally identifiable information is being provided to and/or maintained by any company other than these, our policy is that we will not transfer that personally identifiable information unless notice is given prior to transfer. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service or by expressing this preference, if requested. Additional information about personally identifiable information follows.
Advertisers and Links: ApartmentShowcase.com advertisers, or Web sites that have links on our site, may also collect personally identifiable information directly from you. The information practices of companies collecting data on our site or Web sites linked to ApartmentShowcase.com are not covered by this privacy statement.
We do not control the privacy policies of our advertisers, sponsors or other sites or businesses to which we provide hyperlinks or access. Please visit the sites of these businesses to review their privacy policies.
ApartmentShowcase.com users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
Web servers serving ApartmentShowcase.com automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits and the domain name (e.g., earthlink.net) of visitors. This information is used for various purposes including internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors, and for traffic audits. We also provide this information (as well as information from third-party market researchers) about our users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers.
Please note that opting out through the above procedure will affect not only Greater Washington Publishing, LLC sites, but other sites served by DoubleClick as well. However, it will not affect the cookies used by ApartmentShowcase.com.
Often our advertisers contract with a third-party service to host their ads. In this case, an ad serving vendor contacts the advertisers' hosting service for a particular advertisement. In that case, an independent cookie may be used by the third-party service. We do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt-out of cookies from vendors with whom we do not have a contractual relationship.
Technology on the Internet is developing at a rapid pace, and we need to maintain our flexibility in the online arena. If we need to change our policy in the future, we will post these changes as soon as they go into effect.
Additionally our mobile application uses Digimarc technology in order to quickly link users to real time property availability pages. Click here to read Digimarc's End User Licensing agreement.
All real estate advertised is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are herby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If you feel you have been wrongfully denied housing or discriminated against in any way, call the Fair Housing Council at (202) 289-5360 for further information.