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A. Framework’s Respect for Privacy
B. The Information Framework Collects
Anonymous Electronic Information. In general, you can browse this Site without telling Framework who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Framework, however, collects your IP address. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. Framework uses your IP address to, among other things: (a) help diagnose problems with the Framework server, administer the Site, measure the use of the Site, and improve the content of the Site; (b) identify visitors' domain names, the type of web browsers used, the pages viewed, the web sites from which a visitor found this Site, the search terms and search engines used to find this Site; and (c) gather other web analytics information relating to visitors’ use and navigation of the Site. This information does not identify you personally. On occasion Framework may aggregate this data with data on the pages visited by other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns and provide this aggregate information to vendors, potential advertisers, business partners, news agencies, or other parties to demonstrate the amount of interest in the Site and to help Framework plan for technical infrastructure requirements.
Courses. Use of the Site is very often made in connection with an individual’s efforts to purchase a home. As a part of that effort, in order to use the products and services available at the Site, which may include taking educational courses about buying a home, you will be required to provide information that lets Framework know the specifics of who you are, and may include, without limitation, your first and last name; mailing address; email address; telephone and facsimile numbers; credit card number, debit card information, or other payment processing information; and other personal identifying information. You may also be required to provide information about your race, gender, education, income, and various other demographic items or topics related to your personal life. If you take an educational course, the details about your use of the course will be collected and retained by Framework, and will include, without limitation, the means by which you paid for the course, coupon information, when you enrolled, when you took it, completion information, and your exam results. In addition, after you have completed a course, you will be required to take an exit survey or provide feedback about the course, the results of which will also be collected and retained by Framework.
Other Activities. When you engage in certain activities on the Site, such as ordering a product or service; registering for an event, entering a contest or sweepstakes; participating in social media activities involving things such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Foursquare, whether at this Site or the social media websites; participating in studies or research activities; filling out a survey; or sending feedback or product reviews; Framework may ask you to provide personal information. If you choose to share any personal information with Framework, you will see that the amount and type of personal information Framework requests depends on how you use the Site. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. Depending upon the activity, some of the information Framework asks you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. In addition, there may be instances where Framework will ask you for your permission to use certain of your personal information for various purposes, which might include, without limitation, to evaluate existing products and services; to assist in the development of new products or services; research; to identify trends and changes in relevant industries; and to file reports with various government agencies, associations, or other organizations. You may decline the request to do so.
C. The Way Framework Uses Personal Information
Note that Framework does not have any responsibility for the actions or policies of any business partners, many of which may have relationships with lenders, realtors, government agencies, or other parties. You should satisfy yourself about how your information may be used by any business partner.
Framework may always use the information you provide (other than credit card, debit card, or other payment processing information), in an anonymous or aggregated format that does not identify you personally, which uses might include, without limitation, to evaluate existing products, services, and systems; to assist in the development of new products or services; research; to identify trends and changes in relevant industries; and to prepare and file reports with various government agencies, associations, lenders, realtors, educational institutions, or other organizations.
Framework may disclose personal information in any of the following circumstances: (a) in response to a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other legal process or request, or as may otherwise be required by applicable law or regulation; (b) to protect and defend Framework rights or property or those of its affiliates or business partners, or others; or (c) as Framework, in its sole discretion, believes is appropriate under exigent circumstances in response to a perceived threat to the personal safety, property, or rights of any person or organization.
In addition, since the Framework database is a business asset, in the event Framework is reorganized or becomes part of another organization, you consent to the sale, assignment, or transfer of your personal information to a successor that acquires substantially all of the business assets of Framework, or to an affiliate, as applicable.
Framework will never request your password, user name, credit card information or other personal information through e-mail. This practice, called “phishing,” is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an e-mail that looks like it is from Framework asking you for your personal information, do not respond.
D. Framework’s Relationship to Other Sites that can be Accessed Through this Site
E. Access and Correction of your Personal Information
Framework strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the personal information in its databases and to keep that information up-to-date. Framework encourages you to promptly update your personal information if it changes.
You may request access to the personal information Framework has about you. As a registered user with the Site, you can access your profile information at any time. If you prefer, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a letter to:
Framework Homeownership LLC
One Washington Mall, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Attention: Vice President, Operations and IS
All communications must be in the English language.
Framework will respond to reasonable requests within the time limits established by applicable law or within a reasonable time if no time limit is established by applicable law. For your protection, Framework may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, Framework will provide the access you request and correct or delete any inaccurate personal information you discover. Framework reserves the right, however, to limit or deny your request to the extent permitted by applicable law if: (a) the disclosure may be a threat to the personal safety, property, or rights of any other person or organization; (b) the disclosure may lead to a violation of applicable laws or regulations; or (c) where you have failed to provide sufficient evidence to verify your identity.
F. Security of Your Personal Information
Framework takes what it believes to be reasonable precautions and has implemented managerial and technical procedures to try to protect the security of data and information, including personal information. Framework strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness, and current status of personal information and to protect the privacy and security of such information. However, Framework cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or alteration or destruction of data or personal information. While Framework strives to protect your personal information, Framework cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from this Site, by email or otherwise, and you provide such information at your own risk. You acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations in computer systems and on the Internet which are beyond the control of Framework; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and Framework through the Site, including personal information, cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data, including personal information, may be viewed or tampered with by a third party while such information or data is being used, transmitted, processed, or stored.
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