Williams Homes is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Williams Homes Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Williams Homes website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Williams Homes collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Williams Homes also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Williams Homes. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Williams Homes for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Williams Homes Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Williams Homes public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Williams Homes does not read any of your private online communications.
Williams Homes encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Williams Homes so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Williams Homes is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Williams Homes and Williams Homes family of Web sites.
Williams Homes collects and uses your personal information to operate the Williams Homes Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Williams Homes also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Williams Homes and its affiliates. Williams Homes may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Williams Homes does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Williams Homes keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Williams Homes, in order to determine what Williams Homes services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Williams Homes to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Williams Homes Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Williams Homes or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Williams Homes; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Williams Homes, or the public.
The Williams Homes Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Williams Homes pages, or register with Williams Homes site or services, a cookie helps Williams Homes to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Williams Homes Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Williams Homes features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Williams Homes services or Web sites you visit. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having this information used by third-party ad servers to provide targeted ads, please visit http://networkadvertising.org/choices.
The State of California enacted the Shine the Light law (CA Civil Code Sec 198.83) that permits Williams Homes customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information during the past year for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected].
Williams Homes secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Williams Homes secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Williams Homes will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Williams Homes encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Williams Homes is protecting your information.
Williams Homes welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Williams Homes has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Williams Homes at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.