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AmREIT (“AmREIT,” “we,” and “us”) respects the privacy of visitors to our websites.  AmREIT has adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform you about what information we collect from you on or through the websites located at the following domain names: www.AmREIT.com, www.REITPlusinc.com, www.uptownplazahouston.com, www.casalindaplaza.com, www.shadowcreekranchtc.com, and  www.uptownparkhouston.com (collectively, the “Websites”), how we collect that information, how we may use it and what steps we take to protect it.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Websites and does not apply to any other websites operated by or on behalf of AmREIT or its affiliates or to information gathered by AmREIT or its affiliates through off-line means.  This Privacy Policy also does not apply to any third party websites that may be linked to the Websites.  For information about the privacy practices of those sites, please visit those sites.

Your Consent

By using any of the Websites, you signify that you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, as well as to our Terms of Use.  If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, please do not provide us with personal information and please do not use any of the Websites.

Collection of Information

Personal 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.

If you provide personal information to us, including personal information about individuals other than yourself, you represent and warrant:  (a) you have the authority to provide such personal information and consent to the use of such personal information consistent with this Privacy Policy, and (b) you have provided such personal information voluntarily.  If you provide a third party’s e-mail address or telephone number to us, you represent and warrant that you have the consent of that third party to provide that information to us.

Non-Personal and Aggregate Data

When you visit any of our Websites, we may also collect “click stream” data (e.g., IP address, server address, domain name, browser information, etc.) to obtain certain non-personally identifiable information regarding your visit to our Website(s).  This information may be combined with information you have provided to us (for instance, by registering), which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits to the Websites.  Like many websites, we may collect information regarding usage of our Websites by using cookies and tracking technologies, and we use the information gathered from such cookies and tracking technologies to analyze and understand how the Websites are used and to enhance your visits to the Websites.  You can find more information on how we use cookies in the section of this Policy entitled “Use of Cookies.”

Uses of Information

Except for the purposes set forth below and otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, AmREIT will not share, sell, trade or otherwise transfer personal information provided by you on or through the Websites to third parties without informing you in advance.  We will primarily use your personal information to provide products and services to you and for the following uses:

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.

Business Transfers

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.

Required Disclosures

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

No person (of any age) is required to provide us with the personal information we request.  If you do not wish to provide personal information, you are free not to do so.  Your provision of requested personal information to us on or through our Websites or by other means is presumed by us to be voluntary and with your consent to the uses described in this Privacy Policy.  However, in some cases, only persons who provide the requested personal information will be able to receive services or otherwise participate in the Websites’ activities and offerings.

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.

Children’s Privacy

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

For your convenience and to improve the usage of the Websites, the Websites may from time to time display links to third party sites or resources sponsored by third parties (“Linked Websites”) for which this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use do not apply.  These Linked Websites located outside of the Websites and are beyond our control.  This includes links from partners that may use AmREIT logos as part of a co-branding agreement.  Although we seek to protect the integrity of our Websites, AmREIT is not responsible and cannot be held liable for the availability, content or activities of these Linked Websites.  Your visit to and access of these Linked Websites is therefore entirely at your own risk.  Linked Websites (and any websites to which they link) may contain information that is offensive, inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated.  AmREIT does not endorse or provide warranties of any kind as to the proprietors or content of any Linked Websites, including any Linked Website of any joint venture company or other company related to AmREIT.  Please note that these Linked Websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.  For information about the privacy practices of those sites, please visit those sites.

Use of Cookies

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

You may cancel your user registration at any time.  Additionally, you can choose to have personal information provided by you modified in or deleted from our database, subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you want to delete or modify personal information provided to us by you, please call AmREIT or send us an email, using the contact information provided below in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Policy, and you will have the opportunity to make modifications or request for information to be deleted.

AmREIT reserves the right to retain any personal information reasonably necessary to appropriately document its business activities and for archival and record retention purposes.  We will keep personal information as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  We encourage you promptly to update personal information you have provided to AmREIT if it changes.

Changes to this Privacy Policy and How to Contact Us

Changes to this Policy

We may from time to time need to amend this Privacy Policy due to changes in AmREIT’s practices, changes in federal and state laws and regulations, and to keep up with new developments in technology.  We therefore reserve the right at our discretion to make these changes and ask you to check this page periodically for an updated Privacy Policy, as you are bound by the most-current Policy when visiting our Websites.

How You Can Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments relating to our Websites and/or the Privacy Policy, you can contact us by telephone or send a request with further questions to our Marketing Department by mail or fax at:

AmREIT
Attn: Marketing Department
8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77046
1-800-888-4400 (Phone)
713-850-0498 (Fax)

Online Policy

The terms of this Privacy Policy do not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond AmREIT’s control, and are not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.  This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected on or through our Websites and not to information collected offline.
Last Updated:  February, 2012.