Collection of Information
There are cases where AmREIT may ask you for personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, the name of the company you work for, and similar information. We do this, for instance, when you establish a user profile or account, or register for or subscribe to certain services. When you establish a user profile, we may also request optional information about you.
Non-Personal and Aggregate Data
Uses of Information
Business Uses – AmREIT uses the personal information that you provide to: (a) establish user profiles and accounts, and store user preferences; (b) permit you to access certain restricted portions of the Website; (c) provide customer service; and (d) protect you, and us, against error and fraud. In addition, we may use personal information provided by you to customize advertising and content we present to you, and to send you information and materials, including, without limitation, via e-mail. This information may relate to products, offers and news regarding AmREIT. We only send you this information if you have opted-in to receive communications, including e-mails and/or SMS messages from AmREIT. In case you do not want to receive any e-mails and/or SMS messages from us anymore, or if you want to modify your personal information or request that we delete personal information that you have provided, please review the section of this Policy entitled “Opt-out, Delete or Modify Personal Information.”
Third Party Service Providers
Information collected on or through the Websites may be shared or transferred to third parties who perform services for us. For example, we may use third parties to host our Websites, assist in designing and operating the Websites or certain features of the Websites, perform services, print or send communications on our behalf, provide customer service and help us analyze data. These third party service providers are given personal information that they need to perform their designated functions and services for us and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for any other purpose.
Personal information that we collect may be transferred as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including any transfers made as a part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of AmREIT or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or change of control.
We may share personal information you provide to us with a third party if we are required by law to disclose that personal information. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to respond to a subpoena, court order or other legal process. We may also disclose this information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or as otherwise required or permitted by law or where we believe it is necessary to investigate or address unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of a consumer or the general public.
Choices You Have
Protection of Personal Information
In order to protect the information you provide to us by visiting the Websites, we have implemented various security measures. Personal information collected by us is contained behind secured networks while that information is in the possession of AmREIT and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special access rights and are required to keep the information confidential.
Please keep in mind though that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While AmREIT strives to protect personal information that we collect on the Websites, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
The Website is considered a general audience site for use by adults in the United States and is not intended to be used by children. AmREIT is committed to protecting the privacy of children and has no intention of collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian or a child under the age of 13 and suspect that he or she has provided personal information on or through any of the Websites, please contact us as set forth below under the section of this Policy entitled “How Can You Contact Us.”
Links to Third Party Websites
A “cookie” is a small string of information that the Website that you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the Websites. This information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your Website experience. Cookies are also used, for example, to remember your user name and password and to recall the last city you visited on the interactive map available on certain Websites.
If you adjust your browser settings (e.g., in Internet Explorer), you can turn off all cookies (in case you prefer not to receive them) or you can have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware though that when you have set your computer to reject cookies, it can limit the functionality of the Website you visit and it is possible that you will not have access to some of the features on the Website.
Communications from AmREIT
We may contact you from time to time via email, mail or telephone in response to a request we receive from you, with information we believe will be of value to you, or in connection with your Account. If at any point you no longer wish to receive any future marketing communications from us, we will respect your wishes. If you want to opt out of receiving any future marking communications from us, please mail, call or fax us at the contact information provided below in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Policy. You also will have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving future e-mail marketing communications by clicking on an “unsubscribe” hyperlink contained in marketing e-mails that we send to you. Please note that your election to opt out of receiving any future marketing e-mails from AmREIT will not prevent your receipt of marketing e-mails generated before AmREIT received or can process your opt-out. Also, please note that you will not be able to opt out of receiving certain types of transactional e-mails from AmREIT (e.g., administrative messages regarding your account).
Deletion or Modification of Personal Information
Changes to this Policy
How You Can Contact Us
Attn: Marketing Department
8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77046
Last Updated: February, 2012.