Privacy Policy

  1. Purpose. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) explains how we collect, use, maintain
    and disclose certain personal information from current and prospective residents
    and employees. Personal information may be provided to us by you on our Website
    (the “Site”), by phone, by email, in person or through other means, such as through
    third-party vendors working with us.
  2. Personal Information Defined. As used herein, “personal information” means information
    by which you can be personally identified and includes a person’s first name or
    first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following
    items: (a) social security number; (b) driver’s license number or government-issued
    identification number; (c) bank account number or credit or debit card number in
    combination with or without any required security code, access code, or password
    that would permit access to an individual’s financial account; (d) physical or email
    address; (e) age or date of birth; (f) number of children; (g) education, occupation
    or employment information; (h) telephone number; (i) real property purchased, leased,
    or rented by you; or (j) debit card or credit card balance, payment history or information
    pertaining to your credit, assets, income or liabilities. If you apply for employment
    with us, personal information may also include your race, background check and drug
    test results and employment verification and references. Personal information does
    not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the
    general public from the federal, state or local government.
  3. Collection and Use of Personal Information. When you apply to rent an apartment
    from us and during your residency with us, when you seek to work for us and during
    your employment with us, we will ask you to disclose certain personal information
    on your rental or employment application or other documents or areas of the Site.
    This personal information will be collected, maintained and used by us for legitimate
    business purposes, including: confirming your identity; determining your eligibility
    to rent an apartment or suitability for employment when you apply and determining
    that you continue to meet eligibility/suitability requirements during your lease
    or employment term with us; completing the leasing process; requesting credit and
    background check reports in connection with leasing or job applications; processing
    job applications; contacting you in response to your inquiries, comments and suggestions
    or when otherwise necessary; tracking use of the Site for internal market research
    or Site improvement; for special promotions, contests or surveys regarding products
    and services provided by us, our affiliates or partners; completing transactions
    on the Site; notifying Site visitors about updates to the Site; providing our third-party
    service providers with personal information as we believe necessary, as required
    by law, regulation or as requested by government authorities; in connection with
    any acquisition, merger, sale or other transfer of any portion of our business or
    property; for internal business purposes; and for collection of amounts you may
    owe.
  4. Protection and Access to Personal Information. We will keep personal information
    you provide to us in our files. If you become a resident in our apartment community,
    we will keep personal information in a resident file. If you do not become a resident,
    we will keep personal information in a general file. The property owner, property
    manager and, if applicable, agents and employees of the foregoing, will have access
    to the files in accordance with this Policy and pursuant to security measures designed
    to safeguard any personal information. We also reserve the right to disclose personal
    information for business related reasons to others such as independent contractors,
    credit reporting agencies, background check reporting agencies, collection agencies
    or prospective purchasers of the property or their agents and employees as allowed
    by law.
  5. Disposal of Records Containing Personal Information. It is our policy to dispose
    of business or customer records that contain personal information by shredding,
    erasing or otherwise destroying physical or electronic media in a manner consistent
    with this Policy so that it cannot practicably be read or reconstructed. We may
    do so by contracting with a third party engaged in the business of record destruction.
  6. Site Usage Information. We may directly or through our vendors collect information
    through “cookies.” Cookies are small strings of text sent by our Site to your browser
    and then stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help us understand
    how you use our Site and other linked sites so that we can personalize and improve
    your experience on our Site. We do not use cookies that store personal information
    or associate cookie information with personal information you may provide us. Most
    Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may change your browser settings
    so it won’t accept cookies. In order to create a profile on our Site, you must have
    your cookies turned on.
  7. We collect anonymous information about the use of our Site, such as the number of
    visitors, the length and time of their visits, the pages they view, the web browsers
    they use, and other similar information. Such anonymous data may be used and disclosed
    by us to third parties to improve our Site and better understand your needs. The
    security of your personal information is important to us. While our security measures
    are intended to protect your personal information, the complete security of any
    transmission over the Web cannot be guaranteed.
  8. Our Site may offer links to other sites for your convenience. Such sites may have
    information, policies and practices different from our Site. We do not control and
    are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices and/or content of such third-party
    sites. Please contact such third-party sites directly for information regarding
    such sites.
  9. Conflicts. This Policy has been designed to meet the requirements of applicable
    law with respect to the adoption of a privacy policy and applicable employment laws.
    To the extent that such laws conflict with this Policy, we will act in accordance
    with applicable laws. Nothing contained in this Policy shall constitute a representation
    or warranty that personal information will not be misplaced, duplicated or stolen
    and no liability is assumed with respect to any such occurrence.
  10. Children. We do not collect or maintain information from persons we know are under
    the age of 13, and we do not permit persons under the age of 13 to become registered
    users of our Site. No part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under the
    age of 13. By using our Site you represent that you are not under the age of 13.
  11. Consent, Changes to the Policy. By using this Site and providing us with personal
    information, you have consented to our contacting you by email to provide you with
    information relating to the property you inquired about. You may opt out of any
    future commercial email messages from us by choosing the link with instructions
    on how to remove yourself from our email list. Please note that if you are a resident
    of one of our apartment communities and you opt out of receiving commercial email
    from us, you will continue to receive email from us regarding operational issues
    surrounding your apartment, your lease and/or your community. We reserve the right,
    at any time, to add to, modify or remove portions of this Policy. Please check back
    to this page periodically to determine if the Policy has been changed. If this Policy
    is changed, the date listed below will be changed and we will post a notice to that
    effect on the Site’s home page for at least 30 days after the change. If you have
    provided us with your email address, we may (but are not required to) send you an
    email notifying you of the changes. Your continued use of this Site after any changes
    have been made will constitute acceptance of the revised Policy.
  12. Should you have other questions or concerns about this Policy, please send us an
    email at webmaster@gid.com. Please note:
    Only inquires regarding this Policy can be answered at this address.

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