Privacy Policy

 

Our Commitment to Privacy

Lafayette Street Associates, LLC (“Company”, “we”, or “us”) is committed to protecting consumer privacy. We understand that users of our website (“Site”) are concerned about their confidentiality and privacy, and we take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information you give to us is handled in a safe and responsible manner. This Privacy Policy was developed and continues to be monitored and updated to effectively communicate the privacy practices of the Company and our continuing commitment to safeguard the information we collect about you during your use of the Site.

 

It is important to remember that by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We suggest that you refer to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis as it may change, at any time, in the Company’s sole discretion, to account for technological advances, business changes or for any other practical or legal reasons associated with protecting consumer privacy.

 

Information That We May Collect.

 

Application Information

We do not collect information about you unless you expressly instruct us to collect your information as part of a lease application process. This information may include, without limitation, name, social security number, address, phone number, rental history, employer, bank information, financial status and any other personal information generally required to complete a residential lease and credit application and criminal background check (collectively, the “Application Information”).

 

Use Tracking

In the course of using the Site, we may also automatically track certain information about you. This information may include the URL of the websites you visited prior to our Site (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you visit after this Site (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. Many sites automatically collect this information.  We do not collect or use this information to create a profile about you. We may also decide to use cookies on certain pages of the Site. Cookies can help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on the Site. Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted at the end of a session (collectively, the URL tracking and cookies, the “Site Use Information”).

 

Our Use of Your Information.

The Application Information you provide to us is used for the purpose of requesting a credit report and criminal background check to make an evaluation of your lease application. Only third party credit reporting and criminal background reporting service providers, employees, brokers and other authorized personnel on a need-to-know basis have access to the Application Information and such access is only for purposes of conducting a fair evaluation of your lease application. We use Universal Credit Services, LLC (www.Universalcredit.com) to assist in obtaining credit reports in connection with your lease application. We use TenantReports.com, LLC (www.Tenantreports.com) to conduct criminal background reports in connection with your lease application.

 

The use of your Application Information provided to Universal Credit Services, LLC for purposes of the credit application is subject to the policies of Universal Credit Services, LLC. The Company shall not be responsible for any use of such Application Information by Universal Credit Services, LLC based on their privacy policies. You may contact Universal Credit Services, LLC directly should you have specific questions regarding their policies. We and/or Universal Credit Services, LLC may contact any individual(s) or organization(s) contained in your lease application solely for purposes of verifying the information you provide to us and you authorize us to do so by completing our lease application.

 

The use of your Application Information provided to TenantReports.com, LLC for purposes of the criminal background check application is subject to the policies of TenantReports.com, LLC. The Company shall not be responsible for any use of such Application Information by TenantReports.com, LLC based on their privacy policies. You may contact TenantReports.com, LLC directly should you have specific questions regarding their policies. We and/or TenantReports.com, LLC may contact any individual(s) or organization(s) contained in your lease application solely for purposes of verifying the information you provide to us and you authorize us to do so by completing our lease application.

 

We do not sell, lend or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third parties outside of the Company, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, authorized agents and service providers, operating companies and other related entities.

 

We may also disclose or use personally identifiable information to investigate and respond to any violations of the Site’s Terms of Use. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you as required by law, including voluntary disclosures to law enforcement agencies and government officials, as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.

 

Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communication and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), third parties may unlawfully intercept or access files, transmissions or private communications. There, although we use industry standard practices to protect personally identifiable information, we do not promise and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.

 

Disposal of Information

Pursuant to the requirements of the Disposal Rule, a part of the Fair and Accurate Credit transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), the Company will use reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent the unauthorized access to – or use of – the Application Information you provide to us. This may include the physical destruction of files containing your Application Information and the destruction of electronic files or media containing your Application Information. The Company uses commercially reasonable measures, in its discretion, to properly dispose of your Application Information.

 

Third Party Collectors of Information

Our Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that your information is disclosed by you to third parties, whether through brokers, our clients, service providers, advertisers or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of your information. These third parties adhere to their own privacy customs and policies. Because we do not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party. We do not make any representations or warranties as to how such third parties may use your information.

 

Adverse Action

The Company will notify you and/or your broker of any unfavorable action taken with respect to your lease application (whether based entirely, or partly on the credit report provided by Universal Credit Services, LLC or TenantReports.com, LLC (“Adverse Action”).

 

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of this information in the manner we describe.

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the site, please contact us at

 

 

 

Lafayette Street Associates, LLC.

40 Ferry Street B1, Newark, NJ 07105

(973) 900-6469

115bruenleasing@jlcos.com

 

 

115 Bruen Street

Newark, NJ 07105

 

leasing@jlcos.com

 

973-996-4999 

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