Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Except for information you voluntarily choose to provide to us in using our Website, we do not collect personally identifiable information about you on or through ourWebsite. In order to use certain features of our Website, you may need to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your email address. Similarly, if you wish to get in touch with us through our “Contact Us” facility, you may need to provide us with your personally identifiable information. We will use your information to respond to your requests or questions or transactions or activities you initiate using our Website.
When you complete Website forms online or otherwise provide us your information on or in connection with your use of our Website, you agree to provide accurate, complete and true information. You agree not to use or submit any false or misleading names or any other inaccurate or misleading information. If we, in our sole determination, believe that any information you provide to us is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, we may prohibit you from further participation in the feature, function or activity and your use of the Website generally, in addition to pursuing any and all legal and equitable remedies available to us.
Collection and Use of Technical Information
Sharing of Information
Our policy is to not share, sell, or rent your personally identifiable information to unrelated third parties without your consent. We may, however, share the information we collect about you (including personally identifiable information) in certain situations, including, without limitation, the following:
- With third parties who perform services on our behalf (e.g., we may use third parties to host our Website);
- With law enforcement agencies, governmental and regulatory officials, in regard to legal proceedings or with other third parties when required by or in cooperation with law, regulation or legal processes;
- When we believe, in our sole determination, that disclosing such information is necessary to address an emergency that poses a threat to health or safety, a security risk or to take action in response to actual or potentially illegal activities (e.g. fraud protection); and/or
- With other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity or in connection with any sale of assets, bankruptcy or other corporate restructure or re-organization.
Use of Web Technologies
Retention of Information
Any information we collect may be retained for an indeterminate period of time.
Confidentiality and Security
We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personally identifiable information when you are on the Internet. We are committed to protecting the security of the information collected from users of our Website and we have implemented generally accepted standards of technology security in order to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. Because no physical or electronic security is impenetrable, by using our Website, you agree to assume all risk in connection with your use of the Website.
Links to Other Sites
Connecting with American on Social Media Sites
Children’s Privacy Statement
The Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Website. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will take the appropriate steps to delete such information from our records. We do not condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Website’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the ”Shine The Light” law, permits users who are clients of ours and who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personally identifiable information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to Jay Butterfield, American Realty Advisors, 801 North Brand Blvd., Suite 800, Glendale, California 91203.
In addition, under California Business and Professions Code Section 22575, website operators are required to disclose how they respond to Web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms. We do not utilize any tracking functionalities on our Website so this requirement does not apply to us. This law also requires website operators to disclose whether third parties may collect personally identifiable information about their users’ online activities over time and across different websites when the users use the operator’s website. We do not permit third parties to collect personality identifiable information from our users in this context.