Privacy Policy
Overview

This Privacy Policy covers (i) the use and retention of personally identifiable information (“PII”) that Slachter Consulting, Inc. (“SCI”) collects from our customers and visitors to this website and the HOA Database; and (ii) your options regarding that collection and use.

SCI is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your PII and will not share, sell or license your PII except in very limited circumstances as described below. All PII collected by SCI is protected by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What is PII?

PII is any information that can be used to personally identify you, including, but not limited to:

  • Information you provide in connection with your registration to access the HOA Database, including your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address; and/or
  • Activity information about your HOA Database account; and/or your interactions with the SCI customer service and/or technical support representatives over the telephone or via e-mail.

How SCI Uses Your PII

SCI uses your PII to (i) provide you access to the HOA Database; (ii) establish your customer account for access to the HOA Database and to manage customer access records; (iii) contact you about your account; (iv) provide you with additional information that may be of interest to you such as news about SCI; (v) provide customized technical support; (vi) monitor your access and usage records for the HOA Database; (vii) monitor and protect our HOA Database; (viii) protect against fraudulent, abusive, unauthorized or unlawful use of the HOA Database.

How SCI Protects the Security of PII

SCI has implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to safeguard your PII and non-personally identifiable information. We use industry standards to secure PII when it is being collected and transmitted over the Internet as well as firewalls, security monitoring, encryption and intrusion detection software. Although we cannot guarantee that our information security program will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose your PII, we maintain security and incidental response practices to handle incidents involving unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your PII.

Under our practices and policies, access to PII is authorized only for SCI employees and contractors who have a business need for such access, and records are retained in accordance with applicable laws and then securely destroyed. SCI employees and contractors are trained on the importance of protecting privacy and on the proper access to, use of and disclosure of PII.

As an extra precaution, you should not share your password with anyone. SCI will only ask you for your password as part of a customer service or technical support call, and only in cases where you request customer service or technical support in connection with your HOA Database account.

Sharing of PII in Limited Circumstances

SCI will not share, sell or license your PII to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. SCI may disclose your PII in response to:

  • Subpoenas, court orders, search warrants or other valid legal process, or as otherwise authorized by law;
  • Circumstances where SCI has a good faith belief that a crime has been committed by a SCI customer or visitor;
  • An emergency that poses a safety threat to you or another person; or
  • Possible violations of the SCI Acceptable Use Policy or other SCI policies in the Legal Disclosures section of this website.

When SCI uses third parties to perform business functions on our behalf, we require them through contracts and agreements to treat your PII confidentially and to only use your PII for the express purpose of providing the specific business functions for SCI.

If the ownership of SCI changes, including as a result of a merger, acquisition, or the sale of its assets, your PII may be transferred or assigned as part of the transferred assets. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your PII, we will notify you about the material change.

Use of Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies

SCI uses cookies and anonymous identifiers to collect certain non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) about you when you use our website and the HOA Database. A cookie is a small text file that websites send to your computer, tablet, mobile device or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. An anonymous identifier is a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie on platforms, including certain mobile devices, where cookie technology is not available.

This Non-PII does not identify you personally, but includes technical information such as your Internet Protocol or IP address, operating system, and browsing and linking activity while using our website and the HOA Database.

SCI also uses advertising networks that customize and serve third party advertisements or other content on our website and the HOA Database. The servers of these advertising networks place and access cookies and similar technologies in browsers to collect Non-PII identification about your visits to our website and the HOA Database. These kinds of tracking and analytics are done in the aggregate and are anonymous.

Advertisers

SCI uses third-party advertising companies, including Google AdSense, to serve ads when you visit our website and the HOA Database. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to our website and the HOA Database in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here

Links

This website and the HOA Database contains links to third-party websites. SCI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. You may establish a hypertext link to this website or the HOA Database so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your website by SCI. However, you may not, without the prior written permission of SCI, frame any of the content of this website or the HOA Database, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of SCI.

What Is Outside the Scope of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information about you collected by third party websites that you may link to from this website or the HOA Database, or information collected by advertising networks on third party websites. Any information you provide to third party websites is subject to the third party website privacy policies and terms of service. SCI encourages you to read the third party website privacy policies and terms of service before using these third party websites. SCI is not responsible for the content, services, products or applications provided by or through the third party websites.

Protection of Children

Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to SCI. You must be 18 years of age or older to use our HOA Database. SCI does not knowingly ask for or collect PII from any person under the age of 18.

SCI recommends that children ask a parent for permission before sending any PII anywhere using the Internet.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as S.B. 27, allows our California customers to request certain information regarding SCI disclosures in the prior calendar year, if any, of PII to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want to make such a request, please contact us at david@slachterconsulting.com or Slachter Consulting, Inc., 7027 West Broward Boulevard, #167, Plantation, Florida 33317 and include your name and address. Please note that under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a customer request for this information once during any calendar year.

International Visitors

Your PII will be processed and maintained by SCI in compliance with this Privacy Policy and United States data protection and privacy laws and regulations. If you create an account to access the HOA Database or you are accessing our website from outside the United States, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer and processing of all of your PII in accordance with this Privacy Policy and United States data protection and privacy laws, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection to the laws in the European Union or other countries.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

From time to time, SCI may update this Privacy Policy to reflect new or different privacy practices. You will be able to see that changes have been made by checking the effective date and endnotes at the end of this Privacy Policy that explain what has been revised. In addition, if any of the revisions to this Privacy Policy will materially affect the way SCI uses, discloses or retains previously collected PII, SCI will notify you about the change by sending an e-mail notice to the e-mail address associated with your customer account.

How to Contact Us

Please contact SCI if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or its implementation, at david@slachterconsulting.com or Slachter Consulting, Inc., 7027 West Broward Boulevard, #167, Plantation, Florida 33317.

Effective Date: May 1, 2016