HOA-USA Privacy Policy

HOA-USA is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to our Website. The following policy describes how HOA-USA protects information it receives from visitors to its Website.

1. What information does HOA-USA collect from visitors?

HOA-USA is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. HOA-USA collects information from our visitors and users of our Web site and uses the information: internally for marketing and administration purposes, in the fulfillment of our service commitment to you or as legally required under the law. As a user of the HOA-USA Web site, HOA-USA may collect your personally identifiable information when you: visit our site. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, home or other physical address, email address, or telephone number. When you voluntarily provide contact information for yourself or for another representative of a homeowners association, HOA-USA collects and stores your personally identifying information in our internal databases. Personal contact information for an association is not displayed on the site. The name of a management company or builder/developer for an association considered in the public domain and is displayed on the site. Your IP or "Internet Protocol" address and other site usage data is used to gather broad demographic information. This data helps us serve you by allowing us to understand how visitors use our services. The IP Address is also used to monitor site activity to help ensure site security and the protection of our databases.

2. Why is information collected?

Information may be collected in an effort to enhance your user experience, provide you with information regarding HOA-USA services, special offers and to assist in the protection of the privacy rights of all visitors to the site. HOA-USA may also collect general information from your site visit. This aggregate information may include demographic and usage information, but will not include personally identifiable information. This information is used in an aggregated manner (i.e. "How many homeowners live in condominiums") to determine sponsor effectiveness and is sometimes shared with our sponsors for the same limited purpose.

In addition information is collected for the following purposes:

A. When you register on HOA-USA to access the HOA-USA Directory, we require that you provide your name, e-mail address, and zip code.
B. When you submit a new HOA-USA directory listing or update an existing HOA-USA Directory listing, we request, but do not require name, physical address, email address and telephone number.
C. A visitor to the HOA-USA site may submit contact information for another person who is considered to be a member of a specific homeowner association. For example, the president of the board of directors, or the chairperson of the association's newsletter/website committee. This contact information may include name, physical address, email address, or phone number. This contact information is not displayed on the site and is provided only upon email request for a legitimate purpose and not for solicitation. For example, single contact information is typically provided to closing attorneys or Realtors.
D. When navigating through the HOA-USA Web site, you'll have an opportunity to decide whether or not you would like to be included on HOA-USA's e-newsletter/mailing list. If you are included on HOA-USA's mailing list, we may notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable.

3. Will HOA-USA disclose the information it collects from its visitors to outside parties?

HOA-USA will not sell, lease or rent personally identifiable information collected on the site or in any form. HOA-USA may send your personally identifiable information to third parties when:

A. We recieve an email request for association contact information for a legitimate purpose such as a single request for documents from closing attorneys and/or realtors.
B. We need to share the information you provided for the purpose of fulfilling our service commitment to you.
C. We find that you have violated any stated terms of service or conditions of purchase or use.
D. We respond to court orders, legal process, government agencies or third party authorized fraud investigators.

4. Does HOA-USA have security measures in place to protect my information?

HOA-USA implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personally identifiable information. User personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have specific password protected access rights to such systems.

5. Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that HOA-USA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

6. Does HOA-USA use "cookies" or pixel "tags"?

Cookies are bits of electronic information that a Web site can transfer to a visitor's hard drive to help tailor and keep records of his or her visit to the site. Cookies allow Web site operators to better customize visits to the site to your individual preferences. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many major Web sites use them. HOA-USA may use cookies to help provide you with a better experience on our site; however, we do not store personally identifying information in cookies. Like many Web sites, HOA-USA may also use pixel tags, also known as beacons, spotlight tags or web bugs, to improve our understanding of site traffic, visitor behavior, and response to promotional campaigns, as a supplement to our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement. We may also implement pixel tags provided by other companies, and limit the collection of information for the same purpose. We do not store personally identifying information in pixel tags.

7. What happens if there is a transfer of HOA-USA's business?

As we continue to develop our business, we may acquire or divest businesses and/or assets, or be acquired ourselves. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets.

8. Your consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information you provide according to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy from time to time, if this policy is changed, we will post these changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.