What information is collected
Once you land on any page of the domu website you disclose your IP address and certain information about your computing, such as the type of browser and operating system you are using and the page that you were referred from. You should assume that this information will be preserved.
If all you ever do on domu is search for a chicago apartment, then no other information will be collected from you. To take advantage of certain functionalities offered by the website, however, you will need to supply additional information:
If you want to save your searches, you will need to supply an e-mail address and password.
If you would like to contact a landlord using our web form, you will need to supply an e-mail address.
If you want to send a listing to a friend, you will need to supply your own e-mail address, as well as your friend’s e-mail address.
If you wish to list an apartment for rent, you will need to supply an e-mail address, a password, and a credit card number with name and billing address.
Who receives the information
All e-mail addresses and passwords are received and stored by domu in encrypted form. This includes not only your own e-mail address, but any other address that you transmit through a web form. If you share a listing or contact a landlord using a web form, any information you place in the web form will be visible to the recipient.
How the information may be used
Anytime you supply an e-mail address (or a friend’s e-mail address) domu may use it to communicate with you about matters believed to be of interest to you. Should domu ever do so, it will provide you the opportunity to opt out of future communications.
Domu may also use your e-mail address to communicate with you regarding specific transactions you engage in on the site. For example:
Whenever you establish an account, domu will send you an e-mail confirming that the account has been created.
If you save a search, domu will periodically alert you to newly-listed chicago apartments matching your search criteria, although you have the option to set preferences on how often you would like to be notified of new search results, including the preference not to be contacted at all.
If you activate a listing for a chicago apartment, domu will confirm the receipt of your credit card payment and may later alert you when your listing is about to expire or remind you of your ability to renew it.
Domu does not accept advertisements (other than listings) and does not disclose e-mail addresses to third-parties, subject to the exceptions set forth in the next paragraph.
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, domu reserves the right to disclose any data or information in its possession (or to use your e-mail address) when required by law or legal process or when domu believes in good faith that such disclosure (or use) is necessary to (i) enforce the terms of service, (ii) respond to claims that any user-generated content violates the rights of third-parties, or (iii) protect the safety or property of domu, its users, or members of the public.
Cookies and Google Analytics
E-mail addresses, passwords, credit card information, messages transmitted in web forms, and other user-generated content of a confidential nature in domu’s possession will be accessible only to authorized personnel at domu. The domu website is hosted at Acquia, and domu cannot guarantee that information will not be intercepted from the website or that security breaches will not occur.