Our Commitment to Privacy
Information That We May Collect.
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”).
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.
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
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”).
By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of this information in the manner we describe.
Lafayette Street Associates, LLC.
40 Ferry Street B1, Newark, NJ 07105