Information we collect and how we use it We may collect non-public personal information from you when you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information to us through Echelon’s sites or when you visit one of Echelon’s leasing offices. This may include your name and address, age or date of birth, your electronic mail address, number of children, your occupation, employment information, telephone number, education, the kind of service provided to you, your social security number, real property purchased, leased or rented, bank account number(s), debit card number(s), bank or investment account(s), debit card or credit card balance(s), payment history, background report, and information pertaining to your creditworthiness, assets, income or liabilities.
We collect, retain, and use personal information for the reasons stated below:
To complete the leasing process; To request a credit and background report in connection with a leasing application; To contact you in response to your inquiries, comments and suggestions; To contact you otherwise, when necessary; For the specific purpose for which it was volunteered; To measure and improve the effectiveness of Echelon’s Web sites, Echelon’s marketing endeavors or its services and offers; Administer surveys; Send marketing communications; Provide customer service; To notify you about promotions, special offers, etc., regarding products and services provided by us or our affiliates or partners; To customize the content and/or layout of Echelon’s site for each individual visitor; To complete any purchases or other transactions you may perform at the Echelon sites; To notify visitors about updates to the Echelon sites or services; To be provided to third party service providers on behalf of Echelon; As required by law or regulation, or as requested by government authorities; In connection with an acquisition, merger, sale or other transfer of all or any portion of our business; and For our internal business purposes. We do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
The security of your personal information is of extreme importance to us. Although the complete security of any transmission over the public internet cannot be guaranteed, we take precautions by using encryption technology to protect data transmitted during the online lease completion process and for online payment of rent. Please check your browser for an indication that the encryption is activated before completing an online lease application or online rent payment.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES
Additionally, Echelon may combine or share between current or future Echelon entities and subsidiaries, or other entities that have an interest in Echelon as a result of a sale, merger, reorganization or dissolution, information you provide to Echelon either online or in the Echelon leasing offices.
Echelon reserves the right to report to any law enforcement agencies activities that Echelon believes to be unlawful and may release necessary information in order to protect the rights, safety and/or property of others or of Echelon’s or as required by law.
Echelon’s sites are not intended for use by children. Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to provide any personal information. By using our sites, you represent that you are not under the age of 18.