Privacy Policy

 

 

HomePace Inc. and its affiliates (“HomePace” “we” “us” or “our”) take the private nature of your information seriously. When you communicate with HomePace, use the homepace.com site, and HomePace’s other domains, advertising products, services, or mobile application (collectively, the “Services”), we collect information about you to help us provide and improve our relationship with you. In this Privacy Policy, we describe the sources and types of information we collect, how we use it, when it may be shared with others, and how we safeguard its confidentiality and security.

California-Specific Disclosures

If you are a resident of the State of California in the United States, please click here for additional California-specific privacy disclosures.

What information we collect and how we use it

Personal Information

HomePace is committed to appropriately managing any personal information you share with us when using our Services. Personal information means information that can be used to identify an individual, such as a first and last name, financial information, a home or work or other physical address, telephone number, email address, driver’s license number or social security number or other identifiable information (collectively, “Personal Information”).

HomePace will use the Personal Information you provide to perform the function for which you provide it. For example, if you are applying for a HomePace product, we use that Personal Information for evaluating your eligibility.

Passive Data Collection

We are always working to make your online experience the best available. Various tools and techniques are used to gather and analyze website visits and sessions. One of the ways we gather information about customer visits is through cookies. Some of HomePace’s Services may utilize cookies, web tags, or other tracking technologies. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the website. A web tag is code or a pixel embedded in a web page, or email, that allows HomePace or a third party to see that you have looked at that page.

We use cookies and web tags to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and tell us how and when you use the Services. Our cookies do not, by themselves, contain information that personally identifies you, and we don’t combine the general information collected through cookies with other such information to tell us who you are. However, we do use cookies to identify that you have logged in and that your web browser has accessed the Services. We may also store unique or near-unique identifiers that we associate with your Account in our cookies.

Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. HomePace uses analytics tools and other third party technologies, such as Google Analytics, to collect these website usage and user metrics on our online Sites (as defined by the HomePace Terms of Use) and/or Services. Note that, unless otherwise disclosed, this Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.

Information in our tools

We make planning tools, such as mortgage and savings calculators, available. We do not currently store information that you enter into one of these planning tools or calculators in a format that identifies you. We do not represent the accuracy and use of these tools and you should independently verify the results.

Location Information

In some cases, we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP Address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize the Services for you, for example by showing you relevant local content.

Children

The Website is not directed to children under thirteen year of age. It is the policy of HomePace not to knowingly collect, and HomePace does not intend to collect, personally identifiable information on children under the age of thirteen.

How your information is protected

We take a number of steps to protect your personal information. Consistent with industry standards, we have implemented security policies to protect and safeguard the personal information under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss. We authorize our employees, agents, service providers and contractors to get information about you only when they need it to do their work for us (e.g., in order to process your application and to originate and service your HomePace Home Co-investment Agreement). We require companies working for us to protect information. They agree to use it only to provide the services we ask them to perform for us.

With whom your information is shared

We never share information we receive from you unless: (a) we have your permission to share that information; (b) we have given you prior notice that the information will be shared, and with whom; or (c) that information is aggregate information or other information that does not identify you.

Information Shared with our Agents in Order to Operate and Improve the Services

We may share Personal Information with third parties, such as service providers, when it is necessary for the conduct of our business. In such cases, we will have agreements with the third party service providers under which the providers agree to maintain the confidentiality of your information and to use it only to help us serve you.

Information Shared with Corporate Parents and Affiliates

We may share your personal information with our affiliated companies and our successors and assigns to improve our service to you, to bring to your attention programs and services in which you may be interested, and as is otherwise reasonably necessary for the conduct of our business.

From time to time, we may share your name, contact information, or other personal information with unaffiliated business partners for their use in marketing their products and services to you.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others

Information We Share with Your Consent or at Your Request: If you ask us to release information that we have about your Account, we will do so if reasonable and not unduly burdensome.

We may share personal information with others:

  • when necessary in order to resolve customer disputes and complaints
  • to protect against fraud
  • to respond to a subpoena
  • to report to a credit bureau; and
  • when otherwise necessary to comply with laws, regulations, and judicial or administrative orders and directives.
Information Shared with Other Third Parties

We may share or disclose non-private information, Aggregate Information, or other non-personally identifying information with people and entities that we do business with.

Communication with us

As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us. Administrative communications relating to your Account are considered part of the Services and your Account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

You may also receive other kinds of emails, offering products and services from our affiliates or non-affiliates, which you can opt-out of using the “Opt-Out” link in the emails themselves. Note that we will never email you to ask for your password or other Account Information; if you receive such an email, please forward it to us.

If you provide us with an email address or phone number, or choose to communicate with us by email or phone, then emails or phone calls from us to you will be considered to be sent or made with your consent.

Third party websites

This Website may contain links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. Our website may also use third parties to present or serve advertisements that you may see at our Website. These third party ad servers may use cookies, web beacons, clear gifs or similar technologies to help present such advertisements and to help measure and research the advertisements’ effectiveness. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by our Privacy Policy. Before providing personally identifying information to any third party website, you should review its privacy policy and practices.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies How to Opt Out

If you would prefer not to accept cookies or otherwise wish to disable our use of tracking technologies, most browsers and mobile devices allow you to change your settings so as to notify you when you receive cookies or other tracking technologies are being used, and to choose whether or not to accept/allow it. Most browsers also allow you to disable or delete existing cookies or to automatically reject future cookies. Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the Site.

If you’re in the EU, you can request additional information about your choices with respect to any tracking technologies, including requests for such information be deleted by emailing gdpr-requests@HomePace.com.

Certain tracking technologies we use involve the use of session replay scripts or other scripts that run directly from your browser. If you wish to disable these tracking technologies, you can install a third-party browser analytics blocker plug-in such as Ghostery.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, using the process for modifications set forth in our Terms of Service. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

Where to direct questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, send us an email at privacy@HomePace.com.

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