Terms Of Use

EFFECTIVE DATE: JUNE 30, 2021

Your use of this website and your transactions conducted with the company in connection with this website are subject to the following terms and conditions, also referred to as “terms of use”. Clicking onto web pages beyond the website’s homepage constitutes your acceptance of and agreement with the terms of use whether or not you complete a transaction with the company and whether or not you complete your transaction on the website or through other channels, such as by phone, by email, facsimile or otherwise. If you do not agree to the terms of use, you may not use this website.

Website Ownership

This website is owned and operated by Houzefunds, 3100 E. Cedar St., Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761, which is referred to below as “Houzefunds” or “we” or “us” or “Company” or “our.”

Permitted Use

You agree that:

1. your use of this website is subject to and governed by these Terms of Use,

2. you will only access or use this website and transact business with us if you are at least 18 years old,

3. you will comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use as they appear on this website each time you access and use this website,

4. each use of this website by you indicates and confirms your assent to and agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use, and

5. these Terms of Use are a legally binding agreement between you and Houzefunds that will be enforceable against you.

You agree that you will not use or attempt to use this website for any purpose other than conducting mortgage banking related business with Houzefunds as a bona fide client of Houzefunds; you may not use or attempt to use this website or any part of this site for any purpose:

1. that interferes with or induces a breach of the contractual relationships between Houzefunds and its employees,

2. that is any way unlawful or prohibited, or that is harmful or destructive to anyone or their property,

3. that transmits any advertisements, solicitations, schemes, spam, flooding, or other unsolicited Email, unsolicited commercial communications,

4. that transmits any harmful or disabling computer codes or viruses,

5. that harvests Email addresses from this site,

6. that transmits unsolicited Email to this site or to anyone whose Email address included the domain name under on this website,

7. that interferes with our network services;

8. that attempts to gain unauthorized access to our network services,

9. that suggests an express or implied affiliation with Houzefunds or broker relationship with Houzefunds (without the express written permission of Houzefunds),

10. that impairs or limits our ability to operate this website or any other person’s ability to access and use this website, and/or

11. that uses any methods, means or devices to click on to this website or cause a visit to this website for the purpose of manipulating the results of any Internet search engine, or for any other purpose other than conducting mortgage banking related business with Houzefunds as a bona fide client of Houzefunds.

12. that unlawfully impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity;

13. that harms minors in any way, including, but not limited to, transmitting or uploading content that violates child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct;

14. that transmits or uploads pornographic, violent, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory, hateful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable content or images;

15. that harms, threatens, harasses, abuses or intimidates another person in any way or involves images or content that depicts, promotes, encourages, indicates, advocates or tends to incite the commission of a crime or other unlawful activities;

16. that dilutes or depreciates the name and reputation of Houzefunds or any of its affiliates;

17. that transmits or uploads any content or images that infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights or infringes any third party’s right of privacy; or

18. that unlawfully transmits or uploads any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information.

Access to this Website

Houzefunds reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, to deny your access to and use of this website.

Use of this Website

You agree and acknowledge that you have the sole responsibility and liability for your use of this website and for providing or obtaining, and for maintaining, all of the hardware, software, electrical power, telecommunications, Internet services, and other products or services necessary or desirable for you to access and use this website.

Intellectual Property Rights

The following marks appearing on this website, including, but not limited to: Houzefunds and the respective logos, emblems, slogans and designs are trademarks and/or service marks of Houzefunds. All other marks used on this website are the property of their respective owners.

Web Page Content:

You acknowledge and agree that:

• all content, Web pages, source code, calculations, products, materials, data, information, text, screens, functionality, services, design, layout, screen interfaces, “look and feel”, and the operation of this website (collectively “Web Page Content”) are protected by various intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and service marks; and all rights associated with the Web Page Content are owned by Houzefunds, its licensors, or content providers.

• Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or viewing any Web Page Content. You further acknowledge and agree that you will not in any way copy, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, perform, upload, post, distribute, transfer, transmit, modify, adapt, reverse engineer, frame in any Web page, or alter the appearance of any Web Page Content.

You may not use Web Page Content, domain names (in whole or in part), or Email addresses related to or derived from this website, nor any data, trademarks, functionality, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos contained within or derived from this website, for any purpose; meaning that you may not, among other prohibited uses, use any Web Page Content, domain names, Email addresses, data, trademarks, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos on or derived from this website:

• in or as any meta-tag or hidden text;

• in or as part of any contextual marketing directory, index, or triggering term;

• as content or advertising related to any other website including, but not limited to, comparative/informational websites; and/or

• as a variable or data element in any algorithm that causes another Internet browser to appear on, over, or at the same time as the Company’s website or controls the content of any other Internet browser window.

Submissions: You acknowledge and agree that all submissions to Houzefunds containing any comments, improvements, suggestions, and ideas regarding this website will become and remain our exclusive property, including any future rights associated with such submissions, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you forever disclaim any proprietary rights in such submissions, and you acknowledge Houzefunds unrestricted right to use, publish, and commercially exploit, identical, similar, or derivative ideas originating from your submission, in any medium, now and in the future, without notice, compensation or other obligation to you or any other person.

Testimonials: You acknowledge and agree that all testimonials submitted to Houzefunds will become and remain our exclusive property, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you irrevocably grant to Houzefunds the unrestricted right (now and in the future, without notice, compensation or other obligation to you or any other person) to use your statement, image, likeness, as they may be used, in any medium, in connection with an advertisement or for any other publicity purpose. You further agree that Houzefunds may use any percentage of your testimonial, image, likeness and/or works, in any way that it sees fit, and may exclude your name or use a fictions name herewith.

Linking

Not Responsible for Links to Other websites: For your convenience, this website may provide links to other websites on the World Wide Web. Unless expressly stated otherwise on this website, Houzefunds does not endorse, approve, sponsor or control, and we are not in any way responsible for, any of the content, services, calculations, information, products or materials available at or through any websites to which this website may provide a link. By using this website, you acknowledge and agree that Houzefunds will not be responsible or liable to you or any other person for any damages or claims that might result from your use of such content, services, calculation, information, products or materials.
No Advertising / No Links. Houzefunds does not permit third-party advertising on this website. Except with the written permission of Houzefunds, you agree that you will not create links from any website or Web page to this website or any Web page within this website.

Revisions and Modifications

You agree and acknowledge that we may revise or change these Terms of Use at any time, without notice to you, and you agree that you will be bound by the provisions of these Terms of Use as they appear on this website at the time you access this website. Because these Terms of Use may change, we encourage you to refer back often to these Terms of Use. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that all other content, services, products and materials on or available through this website are subject to updating and revision without notice to you. You further acknowledge and agree that individual modifications to the Terms of Use may not be altered by contract, unless expressly permitted in writing by the CEO of Houzefunds.

Revisions and Modifications

You agree and acknowledge that we may revise or change these Terms of Use at any time, without notice to you, and you agree that you will be bound by the provisions of these Terms of Use as they appear on this website at the time you access this website. Because these Terms of Use may change, we encourage you to refer back often to these Terms of Use. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that all other content, services, products and materials on or available through this website are subject to updating and revision without notice to you. You further acknowledge and agree that individual modifications to the Terms of Use may not be altered by contract, unless expressly permitted in writing by the CEO of Houzefunds.

Location

You understand and acknowledge that Houzefunds controls and operates this website from within the United States of America. This website provides information regarding services and products that are made available in the United States only. We make no representation that the services or products about which information may be provided on this website will be available (a) anywhere outside of the United States or (b) in every state within the United States. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local laws applicable to your access to and use of this website.

User IDs and Passwords

Certain areas or features of this website may be restricted to users who have obtained a user identification and password by completing a registration process described on this website. Please be sure to protect and maintain the confidentiality of any user identification, password or other identifying information you may obtain in connection with your use of this website. You agree to notify Houzefunds immediately if you believe your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. You also acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all damages or claims that may arise from any access to or use of this website by any person to whom you have provided your user identification, password or other identifying information, or by any person who has obtained such information from you, including, but not limited to, any access to or use of this website that may occur after you have notified us that your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.

Privacy & Security

For information on how Houzefunds uses and protects the personal information that you may provide through this website, please refer to our Privacy Policy and Security Policy.

Indemnification

If you make any unauthorized use of this website or violate the Terms of Use: (a) you may be in violation of copyright and other laws of the United States, as well as applicable state laws, and may be subject to penalties, and (b) you may be responsible for damages caused to the Company. You agree to indemnify Houzefunds and its affiliates, vendors and licensors, and all of the employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of Houzefunds and its affiliates, vendors and licensors, against, and to hold all of them harmless from, all costs, claims, damages, expenses or other losses, including attorney’s fees and court costs, that arise from or are related to your use of this website and/or your breach/violation of or failure to comply with the Terms of Use.

Disclaimers

THE WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, HOUZEFUNDS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. HOUZEFUNDS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE WEB PAGE CONTENT OR ITS USE THEREOF. THE WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE COULD INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND COULD BECOME INACCURATE BECAUSE OF DEVELOPMENTS OCCURRING AFTER THEIR RESPECTIVE DATES OF PREPARATION OR PUBLICATION. HOUZEFUNDS HAS NO OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENCY OR ACCURACY OF ANY WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT HOUZEFUNDS IS NOT, AND SHALL NOT BE, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OF ANY DEFECTS THAT MAY EXIST IN THIS WEBSITE OR ITS OPERATION. AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE, HOUZEFUNDS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HOUZEFUNDS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (A) THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR OR ANY OTHER USER’S REQUIREMENTS; (B) ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (C) ANY DEFECTS IN THIS WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU AGREE THAT YOU, AND NOT HOUZEFUNDS, WILL BEAR THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL SERVICING, REPAIR, CORRECTION OR RESTORATION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR YOUR DATA, SOFTWARE PROGRAMS OR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT BECAUSE OF ANY VIRUSES, ERRORS OR OTHER PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF USING OR VISITING THIS WEBSITE.

Limitation of Liability

YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL HOUZEFUNDS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ERROR, INACCURACY, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE OR COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER PROBLEM, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION ALLEGING BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY WEB PAGE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT HOUZEFUNDS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE EVEN IF WE OR OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. HOWEVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL HOUZEFUNDS TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, IN ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OF WEB PAGE CONTENT THEREON.

Communications with Company

Email: For information regarding our Email policy, please refer to our Email Policy.
Time Sensitive Instructions: When communicating with us through this website, chat or via Email, do not use the website, chat or Email to communicate any time-sensitive instructions that are in any way related to or affect your loan, loan application or closing (such as interest rates locks, cancellation of a closing, rescissions, or the like). Such instructions may not be honored. All transactions conducted on this website, chat or via Email, must be confirmed in writing by us to be accepted by and binding upon us.
Loan Approvals: All loan approvals, pre-qualifications, pre-approvals, rate locks, deposit and refund agreements, and the like, are only made by Houzefunds in writing. Approvals, pre-qualifications and pre-approvals are conditional in accordance with their terms except as be specifically provided for in writing signed by Houzefunds.
E-Signature: General communications through this website, chat or via Email are not intended by us to constitute either an electronic record or an electronic signature, or to constitute any agreement by the sender to conduct a transaction by electronic means, unless a specific statement to the contrary is included in the message and specific e-signature procedures are employed. However, your assent to a “click to accept” button or box is binding upon you.
Recording & Monitoring of Communications: Your communications with us via the website, chat, Email, and telephone may be recorded or monitored and by using such communications methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.
Recording & Monitoring of Communications: Your communications with us via the website, chat, Email, and telephone may be recorded or monitored and by using such communications methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.

Contact Methods and Opt-out

Permission to Be Contacted: By submitting information to Houzefunds through this website or otherwise you are making an inquiry as to lending programs and services offered by Houzefunds and give Houzefunds permission to contact you through Email, fax, or telephone, or any means, even if your phone number is on a “Do Not Call” list. Permission to Share Your Information: When you “submit” information through the Houzefunds website or otherwise, Houzefunds may send your information to its affiliates. If you do not want your information shared with Houzefunds affiliates, please contact [email protected]
Opt-out: For information regarding our Opt-out policy, please refer to our Email Policy.

Application of Additional Terms

You acknowledge that certain features of this website, as well other products and services of Houzefunds, including those that may be available through this website, may be subject to terms, conditions and disclaimers in addition to these Terms of Use, and you agree that your use of such products and services will be subject to such additional terms, conditions and disclaimers.

Agreement to Provide Accurate Information

In making a loan inquiry, application or in entering into any other transaction or request for information on this website, you agree to provide accurate, true, current, and complete information upon which Houzefunds may rely.

Your Cooperation Needed

Houzefunds generally begins processing your application (which may include ordering an appraisal, credit report, title commitment and other necessary items) upon the submission of a full and complete application. If you submit an application, you agree to cooperate in the application process (including submitting all required documentation in a timely manner) and if needed, to obtain information Houzefunds may need from third parties such as your bank, employer, current mortgage company, etc. In addition, you agree to notify Houzefunds of any changes in any information submitted in connection with your application.

Reasonable Efforts

While Houzefunds will use all of its reasonable efforts to have your application fully processed and closed on or before any applicable rate lock expiration date (if any) and/or anticipated closing date, some process are not under our control. For instance, Houzefunds cannot be responsible for delays in loan approval or closing due to: the untimely receipt of an acceptable appraisal; the untimely receipt of required documentation; your existing home not selling; matters disclosed by a title commitment or survey; any other matters beyond Houzefunds reasonable control.

Deposit / Refund Policy

You may put down a deposit to be used towards costs for certain third-party expenses, such as appraisals, which are listed in your loan estimate. You may request a full refund of your deposit up until the time the expenses are incurred, after which only the unspent portion of your deposit may be refunded. Please allow up to 14 days for any refunds to be received by your bank or financial institution. Houzefunds will provide documentation of all expenses incurred using funds from your deposit. Once funds have been spent no refunds are possible, and any amounts of expense incurred beyond the deposit amount will be included in your closing costs. Should you choose to withdraw your application or choose not to close the transaction for any reason, you are required to pay for the incurred expenses beyond the deposit amount.

Governing Law

You agree that these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the use of this website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Wilmington, Delaware, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Severability

You agree that if any provision of these Terms of Use shall be found to be unlawful or void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the other provisions of these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of such other provisions.

Copyright Infringement

Houzefunds is committed to protecting copyrights and expects you to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on Houzefunds infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. If you believe that any material on houzefunds.com infringes a copyright, or any valid intellectual property right, please provide the following information to Houzefunds DMCA Agent.

A physical or electronic signature that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on houzefunds.com are intended to be covered by a single notification, a complete list of such works and details or descriptions as to their locations within the Website;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please provide this information to Houzefunds DMCA Agent, who can be reached as follows:

By Mail:

Houzefunds

Attn: Houzefunds – Legal Counselor

3100 E. Cedar Street,

Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761

By E-Mail: [email protected]

Due to IT concerns, attachments cannot be accepted on notices sent via e-mail. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding their disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or write us:

Houzefunds

Attn: Houzefunds – Legal Counselor

3100 E. Cedar Street,

Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Any complaints or concerns about the Company’s employment practices may be directed to the Director of Human Resources at [enter phone number].

Houzefunds – Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 30, 2021

Houzefunds, together with its affiliates, (collectively referred to as “Houzefunds,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), provide real estate and financial services for home buyers and sellers (“our customers”). Our Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and share your personal information and to assist you in exercising the privacy rights available to you.

SCOPE

This Privacy Notice applies to personal information processed by us in our business, including on our websites, mobile applications (“apps”), and other online and offline offerings (collectively, the “Services”).

By visiting the websites, using or downloading our apps, or otherwise using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Privacy Notice. Your use of our Services, and any dispute over privacy, are subject to this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The Houzefunds Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Notice.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with our Services, and the requirements of applicable law.

Information You Provide to Us

Account Creation.When you create an account with us on our website or mobile apps, we collect information such as your name, email address, phone number, user name, and password.

Loan Application. When you apply for a loan or request related information such as mortgage rates, we may ask you to create an account and provide proof of your identity. In this case, we may collect identity information including your phone number, Social Security number, date of birth, address, employment history, employment status, employer, passport details, and driver’s license number. We may likewise collect financial information such as your household income and expenses, financial account details, payment card information, outstanding debt, mortgage pre-approval documentation, and other information related to funding availability.

Property Information. Through the Services you can submit information about properties you identify, such as properties you view, save, or seek to sell or buy. In this case, we may collect information including addresses, prices, photos, and other information about the properties. In addition, we may collect information about the appointments you schedule, offers you place, counter or accept, and property notes you make. We associate the property information with your account.

Your Communications with Us. We collect personal information from you such as email address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about or use our Services, register for our newsletter or loyalty program, request customer or technical support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us.

Surveys. We may contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.

Registration for Sweepstakes or Contests. We may run sweepstakes and contests. Contact information you provide may be used to inform you about the sweepstakes or contest and for other promotional, marketing and business purposes, if permitted by law. In some jurisdictions, we are required to publicly share information of winners.

Conferences, Trade Shows, and Other Events. We may attend conferences, trade shows, and other events where we collect personal information from individuals who interact with or express an interest in the Services. If you provide us with any information at one of these events, we will use it for the purposes for which it was collected.

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.

Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on the Services. If you reply to one of these postings by submitting your application, resume and/or cover letter to us, we will collect and process the information contained therein to assess your suitability, aptitude, skills, and qualifications for employment.

Information Collected Automatically

Automatic Data Collection. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Services. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating system or device, location information (including inferred location based off of your IP address), Internet service provider, pages that you visit before, during and after using the Services, information about the links you click, information about how you interact with the Services, including the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use the Services. Information we collect may be associated with accounts and other devices.

Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Analytics Information. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through the Services. Technologies are essentially small data files placed on your devices that allow us and our partners to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Services.

 

• Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work properly.

• Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in the Services that collects information about engagement on the Services. The use of a pixel tag allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

• Analytics. We may also use Google Analytics and other service providers to collect and process analytics information on our Services. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information from Other Sources

Third-Party Services and Organizations. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third party services and organizations. We may collect information about your identity and finances from third parties. For example, we may receive information about you from a third-party identity verification service. We may also receive information about your funding availability from a third-party financial institution. In addition, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as a social networking site, third-party login service or other website, we may collect information about you from that third-party that you have made available via your privacy settings or have otherwise consented to disclose. In addition, we may receive information about you from a third-party through which you have expressed interest in buying or selling a home and consented to sharing of your information for that purpose.

Third-Party Property Information. We may collect information about properties from third parties. This information may include photos, location, price and sales transaction details, tax records, and appraisals. This third-party property information may relate to properties you identify and may be associated with your account.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use your personal information for a variety of business purposes, including to:

Provide the Services or Requested Information, such as:

• Fulfilling our contract with you, including facilitating real estate and lending transactions and otherwise providing our Services;

• Evaluating your application for loan pre-approval;

• Providing services specific to the escrow process;

• Providing you with tailored content, including location-customized content and other personalized information involving the Services;

• Managing your information;

• Processing payment and/or other financial information to facilitate your use of the Services;

• Responding to questions, comments, and other requests;

• Providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services; and

• Answering requests for customer or technical support.

Serve Administrative Purposes, such as:

• Pursuing legitimate interests, such as direct marketing, research and development (including marketing research), network and information security, and fraud prevention;

• Measuring interest and engagement in our Services;

• Developing new products and services;

• Ensuring internal quality control and safety;

• Authenticating and verifying individual identities;

• Carrying out audits;

• Communicating with you about your account, activities on our Services and Privacy Notice changes;

• Preventing and prosecuting potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

• Enforcing our agreements; and

• Complying with our legal obligations.

Marketing Our Products and Services. We may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content and advertisements. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law. If you have any questions about our marketing practices or if you would like to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, you may contact us as set forth below.

Consent. We may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent.

Automated profiling. We, as well as third parties with whom we interact to provide the Services, may use technologies to engage in automated decision making or profiling. We will not use these technologies to make automated decisions about you that would significantly affect you, unless such a decision is necessary as part of a contract we have with you, we have your consent, or we are permitted by law to use such technology. For more information, please contact us as set forth below.

De-identified and Aggregated Information Use. We may use personal information and other data about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create. De-identified and/or aggregated information is not personal information, and we may use and disclose such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes.

Share Content with Friends or Colleagues. Our Services may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, we may allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral services. Our referral services may allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Services.

How We Use Automatic Collection Technologies. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies to automatically collect information through the Services.

Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories:

• Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;

• Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use the Services;

• Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;

• Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Services or on third party sites.

Cross-Device Tracking. Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different devices or apps. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop. To do this our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns, geo-location and device identifiers, and will match the information of the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.

Notice Regarding Third Party Websites, Social Media Platforms and Software Development Kits. The Services may contain links to other websites, and other websites may reference or link to our website or other Services. These other websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.

Social media buttons such as the Facebook “Like” and “Share This” buttons (other interactive mini-programs) may be on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features apart from your visit to our site are governed by the privacy policy of the companies providing the features.

We may use third party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Services. APIs and SDKs may allow third parties including analytics and advertising partners to collect your personal information for various purposes including to provide analytics services and content that is more relevant to you. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as set forth below.

DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

We may share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:

Service Providers. We may share any personal information we collect about you with our third-party service providers. The categories of service providers to whom we entrust personal information include service providers for: (i) the provision of the Services; (ii) the provision of information, products, and other services you have requested; (iii) marketing and advertising; (iv) payment, loan, and transaction processing; (v) customer service activities; and (vi) the provision of IT and related services.

Business Partners. We may provide personal information to business partners to provide you with a product or service you have requested, to provide you with information in which you may be interested, or for research and analytics purposes. We may also provide personal information to business partners with whom we jointly offer products or services.

Affiliates. We may share personal information with our affiliated entities.

Advertising Partners. Through our Services, we may allow third party advertising partners to set Technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third party services within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “personalized advertising.” If you prefer not to share your personal information with third party advertising partners, you may follow the instructions below.

Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store in association with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iii) enforce our policies or contracts; (iv) collect amounts owed to us; or (v) assist with an investigation and prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or other Asset Transfer. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

YOUR CHOICES

General

You may have the right to object to or opt out of certain uses of your personal information.

Email Communications

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Services or updates to our Terms or this Privacy Notice).

Mobile Devices

We may send you text messages/SMS and telephone calls in order to respond to you, provide you with information and notices about your account or the Services, and provide you with marketing materials; if you have given us your consent. You can opt out of these text messages, at any time, by replying STOP to any text message from Houzefunds.

We may also send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. With your consent, we may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.

“Do Not Track”

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising

You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android and iOS.

The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these websites and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/https://youradchoices.ca/choices/, and www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

For purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act, we do not “sell” your personal information.

For a list of the categories of personal information we have collected from consumers in the past 12 months, the categories of sources from which we have collected the personal information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information, and the categories of personal information shared for business purposes.

In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to: (i) request confirmation of whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtain access to or a copy of your personal information; (iii) receive an electronic copy of personal information that you have provided to us, or ask us to send that information to another company (the “right of data portability”); (iv) restrict our uses of your personal information; (v) seek correction or amendment of inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or improperly processed personal information; (vi) withdraw your consent; (vii) request erasure of personal information held about you by us, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law; and (viii) not be discriminated against by us for exercising your privacy rights. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below.

We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

DATA RETENTION

We store the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Notice for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure.

By using the Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services, by mail or by sending an email to you.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth below. If we learn that we have collected any personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

CALIFORNIA SHINE THE LIGHT LAW

The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the Third Parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

We may revise this Privacy Notice from time to time in our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Notice if you continue to use the Services after the new Privacy Notice takes effect.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Attn: Legal Department

Houzefunds

Attn: Houzefunds – Legal Counselor

3100 E. Cedar Street,

Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761

Houzefunds – Security Policy

Effective Date: June 30, 2021

Houzefunds, together with its affiliates, (collectively referred to as “Houzefunds,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), provide real estate and financial services for home buyers and sellers (“our customers”). Our Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and share your personal information and to assist you in exercising the privacy rights available to you.

SCOPE

This Privacy Notice applies to personal information processed by us in our business, including on our websites, mobile applications (“apps”), and other online and offline offerings (collectively, the “Services”).

By visiting the websites, using or downloading our apps, or otherwise using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Privacy Notice. Your use of our Services, and any dispute over privacy, are subject to this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The Houzefunds Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Notice.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with our Services, and the requirements of applicable law.

Information You Provide to Us

Account Creation. When you create an account with us on our website or mobile apps, we collect information such as your name, email address, phone number, user name, and password.

Loan Application. When you apply for a loan or request related information such as mortgage rates, we may ask you to create an account and provide proof of your identity. In this case, we may collect identity information including your phone number, Social Security number, date of birth, address, employment history, employment status, employer, passport details, and driver’s license number. We may likewise collect financial information such as your household income and expenses, financial account details, payment card information, outstanding debt, mortgage preapproval documentation, and other information related to funding availability.

Property Information. Through the Services you can submit information about properties you identify, such as properties you view, save, or seek to sell or buy. In this case, we may collect information including addresses, prices, photos, and other information about the properties. In addition, we may collect information about the appointments you schedule, offers you place, counter or accept, and property notes you make. We associate the property information with your account.

Your Communications with Us. We collect personal information from you such as email address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about or use our Services, register for our newsletter or loyalty program, request customer or technical support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us.

Surveys. We may contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.

Registration for Sweepstakes or Contests. We may run sweepstakes and contests. Contact information you provide may be used to inform you about the sweepstakes or contest and for other promotional, marketing and business purposes, if permitted by law. In some jurisdictions, we are required to publicly share information of winners.

Conferences, Trade Shows, and Other Events. We may attend conferences, trade shows, and other events where we collect personal information from individuals who interact with or express an interest in the Services. If you provide us with any information at one of these events, we will use it for the purposes for which it was collected.

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.

Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on the Services. If you reply to one of these postings by submitting your application, resume and/or cover letter to us, we will collect and process the information contained therein to assess your suitability, aptitude, skills, and qualifications for employment.

Information Collected Automatically

Automatic Data Collection. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Services. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating system or device, location information (including inferred location based off of your IP address), Internet service provider, pages that you visit before, during and after using the Services, information about the links you click, information about how you interact with the Services, including the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use the Services. Information we collect may be associated with accounts and other devices.

Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Analytics Information. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through the Services. Technologies are essentially small data files placed on your devices that allow us and our partners to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Services.

• Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work properly.

• Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in the Services that collects information about engagement on the Services. The use of a pixel tag allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

• Analytics. We may also use Google Analytics and other service providers to collect and process analytics information on our Services. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information from Other Sources

Third-Party Services and Organizations. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third party services and organizations. We may collect information about your identity and finances from third parties. For example, we may receive information about you from a third-party identity verification service. We may also receive information about your funding availability from a third-party financial institution. In addition, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as a social networking site, third-party login service or other website, we may collect information about you from that third-party that you have made available via your privacy settings or have otherwise consented to disclose. In addition, we may receive information about you from a third-party through which you have expressed interest in buying or selling a home and consented to sharing of your information for that purpose.

Third-Party Property Information. We may collect information about properties from third parties. This information may include photos, location, price and sales transaction details, tax records, and appraisals. This third-party property information may relate to properties you identify and may be associated with your account.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use your personal information for a variety of business purposes, including to:

Provide the Services or Requested Information, such as:

• Fulfilling our contract with you, including facilitating real estate and lending transactions and otherwise providing our Services;

• Evaluating your application for loan pre-approval;

• Providing services specific to the escrow process;

• Providing you with tailored content, including location-customized content and other personalized information involving the Services;

• Managing your information;

• Processing payment and/or other financial information to facilitate your use of the Services;

• Responding to questions, comments, and other requests;

• Providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services; and

• Answering requests for customer or technical support.

Serve Administrative Purposes, such as:

• Pursuing legitimate interests, such as direct marketing, research and development (including marketing research), network and information security, and fraud prevention;

• Measuring interest and engagement in our Services;

• Developing new products and services;

• Ensuring internal quality control and safety;

• Authenticating and verifying individual identities;

• Carrying out audits;

• Communicating with you about your account, activities on our Services and Privacy Notice changes;

• Preventing and prosecuting potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

• Enforcing our agreements; and

• Complying with our legal obligations.

Marketing Our Products and Services. We may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content and advertisements. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law. If you have any questions about our marketing practices or if you would like to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, you may contact us as set forth below.

Consent. We may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent.

Automated profiling. We, as well as third parties with whom we interact to provide the Services, may use technologies to engage in automated decision making or profiling. We will not use these technologies to make automated decisions about you that would significantly affect you, unless such a decision is necessary as part of a contract we have with you, we have your consent, or we are permitted by law to use such technology. For more information, please contact us as set forth below.

De-identified and Aggregated Information Use. We may use personal information and other data about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create. De-identified and/or aggregated information is not personal information, and we may use and disclose such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes.

Share Content with Friends or Colleagues. Our Services may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, we may allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral services. Our referral services may allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Services.

How We Use Automatic Collection Technologies. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies to automatically collect information through the Services.

Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories:

• Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;

• Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use the Services;

• Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;

• Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Services or on third party sites.

Cross-Device Tracking. Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different devices or apps. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop. To do this our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns, geo-location and device identifiers, and will match the information of the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.

Notice Regarding Third Party Websites, Social Media Platforms and Software Development Kits. The Services may contain links to other websites, and other websites may reference or link to our website or other Services. These other websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.

Social media buttons such as the Facebook “Like” and “Share This” buttons (other interactive mini-programs) may be on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features apart from your visit to our site are governed by the privacy policy of the companies providing the features.

We may use third party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Services. APIs and SDKs may allow third parties including analytics and advertising partners to collect your personal information for various purposes including to provide analytics services and content that is more relevant to you. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as set forth below.

DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

We may share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:

Service Providers. We may share any personal information we collect about you with our third-party service providers. The categories of service providers to whom we entrust personal information include service providers for: (i) the provision of the Services; (ii) the provision of information, products, and other services you have requested; (iii) marketing and advertising; (iv) payment, loan, and transaction processing; (v) customer service activities; and (vi) the provision of IT and related services.

Business Partners. We may provide personal information to business partners to provide you with a product or service you have requested, to provide you with information in which you may be interested, or for research and analytics purposes. We may also provide personal information to business partners with whom we jointly offer products or services.

Affiliates. We may share personal information with our affiliated entities.

Advertising Partners. Through our Services, we may allow third party advertising partners to set Technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third party services within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “personalized advertising.” If you prefer not to share your personal information with third party advertising partners, you may follow the instructions below.

Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store in association with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iii) enforce our policies or contracts; (iv) collect amounts owed to us; or (v) assist with an investigation and prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or other Asset Transfer. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

YOUR CHOICES

General

You may have the right to object to or opt out of certain uses of your personal information.

Email Communications If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Services or updates to our Terms or this Privacy Notice).

Mobile Devices We may send you text messages/SMS and telephone calls in order to respond to you, provide you with information and notices about your account or the Services, and provide you with marketing materials; if you have given us your consent. You can opt out of these text messages, at any time, by replying STOP to any text message from Houzefunds.

We may also send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. With your consent, we may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.

“Do Not Track” Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising

You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android and iOS.

The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these websites and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asphttp://www.youronlinechoices.eu/https://youradchoices.ca/choices/, and www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

For purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act, we do not “sell” your personal information.

For a list of the categories of personal information we have collected from consumers in the past 12 months, the categories of sources from which we have collected the personal information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information, and the categories of personal information shared for business purposes.

In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to: (i) request confirmation of whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtain access to or a copy of your personal information; (iii) receive an electronic copy of personal information that you have provided to us, or ask us to send that information to another company (the “right of data portability”); (iv) restrict our uses of your personal information; (v) seek correction or amendment of inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or improperly processed personal information; (vi) withdraw your consent; (vii) request erasure of personal information held about you by us, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law; and (viii) not be discriminated against by us for exercising your privacy rights. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below.

We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

DATA RETENTION

We store the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Notice for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure.

By using the Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services, by mail or by sending an email to you.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth below. If we learn that we have collected any personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

CALIFORNIA SHINE THE LIGHT LAW

The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the Third Parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

We may revise this Privacy Notice from time to time in our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Notice if you continue to use the Services after the new Privacy Notice takes effect.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Attn: Legal Department

Houzefunds

Attn: Houzefunds – Legal Counselor

3100 E. Cedar Street,

Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761

Houzefunds – Email Policy

Effective Date: June 30, 2021

EMAIL POLICY

Houzefunds is dedicated to revolutionizing the home financing process. A big part of that “revolution” is based upon prompt and convenient communication with our clients, vendors and others. For that reason, we offer various means of communication including Email, fax, telephone, chat, snail-mail, express mail, voice mail, etc. To demonstrate our commitment to prompt and convenient communications, we have adopted the following terms and conditions, regarding Email, which are incorporated by reference into all Emails sent and received by our Team Members (i.e., our employees). Our communications with you via Email are conditioned upon your agreement to the following terms.

EMAIL IN GENERAL

Email is an effective means of communicating a message. However, due to its brief and informal nature, Email may not accurately represent the entire or final disposition of a matter or the official business records of the Company. In most instances, communications on a particular matter are exchanged through multiple channels such as through Emails, faxes, voicemails, letters, IM, telephone, and in person. Indeed, communications on a particular matter may be exchanged through multiple channels, all at the same time, such as when an Email responds to a voicemail, a fax follows-up a personal meeting, a voicemail responds to an Email, etc. Accordingly, Email, by itself, may not accurately reflect the complete communication or intent of the Company as to the subject matter referred to within the communication, nor constitute an official business record of the Company. All official matters should be subsequently confirmed in signed writings. Also, the mere receipt of an Email by the Company may not put the Company on notice, timely or otherwise, of the matters contained within that Email.

EMAILS ARE GENERALLY NOT FORMAL SIGNED WRITINGS; E-SIGN DISCLAIMER

Unless there is explicit and specific language and disclosures to the contrary, Emails from our Company do not contain or constitute an electronic signature, even if the sender’s name appears in the Email. Email communications are not intended to be construed against the Company as an interest rate lock, an unconditional loan commitment, an unconditional loan approval, unconditional pre-qualification, unconditional pre-approval, or any other unconditional offer or agreement to lend. Such documents and agreements are generally sent to clients in formal signed writings from the Company.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Emails sent by our Team Members are confidential (and all attachments to such Emails are confidential) and are to be reviewed and/or disclosed to only the individual or entity to whom they are addressed and intended. If you received an Email in error or if it was improperly forwarded to you, the information contained in the Email should, at all times, remain confidential and such circumstances shall not authorize you to use or disclose the confidential information. Please notify the sender immediately by telephone or Email and delete or destroy the original and any copies. Any unauthorized use, disclosure, reproduction, or distribution is strictly prohibited. Emails marked as “Confidential” contain confidential and/or proprietary information that is disclosed under the condition that you treat and maintain such information strictly in a confidential manner and in compliance with applicable privacy laws (including but not limited to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) and that you ensure such information is not disclosed or used by others, except for the limited and confidential purpose for which it is being provided. By accepting and reviewing Confidential information provided by the Company, you agree to indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, or expenses, including attorney’s fees that the Company may incur as a result of the unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information due to your acts or omissions.

PRIVILEGED INFORMATION

Emails exchanged with or involving our Legal Team may contain privileged information subject to the attorney client privilege and/or the attorney work product privilege. Such privileged information shall not be waived if you receive an Email in error or if it was improperly forwarded to you. If you are not the intended recipient of privileged information, please notify the sender immediately by telephone or Email and delete or destroy the original and any copies. Any unauthorized use, disclosure, reproduction, or distribution of confidential or privileged information is strictly prohibited.

TIME SENSITIVE INSTRUCTIONS & OFFICIAL MATTERS; FILTERS

Do not use Email to communicate time-sensitive instructions or official company matters; they may not be received or reviewed by the appropriate Team Member in a timely manner. All Emails are processed through various virus and spam filters which may delay or reject the delivery of an Email altogether. Urgent matters should be communicated in person directly with the person of concern via telephone and then confirmed in writing with the appropriate person via fax or Email. The Company reserves the right to block any Email source it deems inappropriate.

BUSINESS PURPOSES

The Company’s Email facilities are to be used only for conducting business with our Company. Vendors, suppliers, clients and others receiving Email from our Team Members may not use our Team Member’s Email address or contact information (or any other person’s Email address appearing on or in Company Email) for any purpose other than corresponding with our Company for lawful and legitimate business purposes relating to the business of our Company. The receipt of an Email is not our Company’s consent, nor our Team Member’s consent, for you to use our Team Member’s Email address or contact information for direct marketing purposes or for transfers of data to third-parties, and such use is strictly prohibited.

MONITORING OF COMMUNICATIONS

All Emails sent to or from our Team Members may be forwarded, monitored, and/or reviewed by others within our Company other than the designated recipient/sender with or without notice to the designated recipient/sender. We may also record or monitor other forms of communications you have with us via the website, chat, Email, and telephone. By using such communications methods, you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.

 

UNSECURED TRANSMISSIONS

You should be aware that regular Email is typically sent via the Internet which is an open network. While certain designated areas within our websites employ technologies to secure your data and the transmissions between you and our Company, general Email uses the Internet which is an open system and we cannot provide absolute assurances that all Email transmissions (sent or received) are secure, error free, not corrupted, incomplete or virus free and/or that they won’t be lost, misdelivered, destroyed, delayed, or intercepted/decrypted by others. Therefore, the Company advises against sending sensitive or personally identifiable information, over Email, and disclaims all liability with regard to Emails (and the contents therein) if they are corrupted, lost, destroyed, delayed, incomplete, misdelivered, intercepted, decrypted or otherwise misappropriated by others.

 

VIRUSES

Computer viruses can be transmitted via Email through Email content, attachments to Emails and embedded links. Although our Emails are believed to be free of any virus or other defects that might affect computer systems in which they are received and opened, it is the recipient’s responsibility to ensure that any Email they open is virus free. The Company is not responsible for any loss or damage arising in any way from the receipt, use, storage or transmission of our Emails. If our Company forwards an Email or replies to a prior Email, the contents may have been produced by someone other than our Company or our Team Members for which the Company assumes no liability whatsoever. THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT COMPANY EMAILS ARE VIRUS FREE AND/OR ERROR FREE. The use of Email to introduce any virus, malicious or disabling code, or to otherwise interfere with the Company’s Email transmissions, telecommunication, or computer networks is prohibited and against the law; violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

PROHIBITED EMAIL CONTENT

All of our Team Members are prohibited from using Email to make or send any type of menacing, defamatory, discriminatory, harassing, offensive or threatening statements/materials, or statement/materials that infringe the copyrights or legal rights of others in Email. Such communications are against Company policy and outside the scope of our Team Member’s employment. The Company does not accept any liability in respect of such communication, and the Team Member responsible will be personally liable for any damages or other liability arising. Please report any such violations to our Client Relations Team at [enter phone number] or [email protected] The use of the Company’s Email facilities for purposes of sending menacing, harassing, offensive or threatening messages to our Team Members is strictly prohibited and is unlawful; violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Use of the Company’s Email facilities for purposes of to soliciting our Team Members to breach their employment agreements or to interfere with their employment status with our Company is strictly prohibited.

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED; STATEMENTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY

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The Company reserves all rights as to the Company’s content in its Email and this Email policy statement. No part of the Company’s Email (or this policy statement) may be reproduced, published, or distributed in any manner without the express written permission of the Company. The only official publishable public statements that can be attributed to the Company are statements issued by the Company’s Director of Public Relations or by an officer of the Company (i.e., Chairman, CEO, President, or Corporate Counsel).

 

te, including, but not limited to: Houzefunds and the respective logos, emblems, slogans and designs are trademarks and/or service marks of Houzefunds. All other marks used on this website are the property of their respective owners.

NEGLIGENT MISSTATEMENT

The Company disclaims any and all responsibility, including responsibility based on negligence or negligent misstatement, for the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of data or information contained in or furnished through Email and the Company makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to such data or information.

 

IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE

The Company disclaims any U.S. federal tax advice contained in or furnished through Email (including any attachments). Any reliance upon such tax advice cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to any other party any transaction or matter that is addressed, contained in or furnished through Email (including any attachments).

 

GOVERNING LAW

In receiving and opening this Email, you agree that the Terms and Conditions stated herein shall apply to you and are incorporated by reference into the Company’s Email, and that any disputes pertaining to this Email shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions may only be filed only in the state or federal courts located in California.

OPT-OUT

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt-out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt-out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Services or updates to our Terms or this Privacy Notice).

 

STATE LICENSING

Houzerz is a licensed mortgage lender. The following states require disclosure of licensing information. (If your state is not listed, it doesn’t require a specific license disclosure):

California – Licensed by the Department of Real Estate under California Residential Mortgage Lending Act; Houzefunds Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System Number 1669346.

Houzefunds is an Equal Housing Lender. The Company does not engage in business practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided you have the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of your income may be derived from any public assistance program, or because you have, in good faith, exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers our compliance with these federal laws is the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington, DC 20580.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Any complaints or concerns about the Company’s employment practices may be directed to the Director of Human Resources at [enter phone number]

ADDITIONAL TERMS

By using this service, you agree that the terms stated herein shall apply to you and are incorporated by reference into any communication, and that any disputes pertaining to this service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of your use of Houzefunds Mobile Messaging or relating to these terms and conditions may only be filed only in the state or federal courts located in California.

 

COMPLAINTS

Any email or mobile messaging complaints should be directed to the Customer Support Team at [enter phone number] or [email protected]

 

Houzefunds – Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 30, 2021

Houzefunds Privacy Notice

Houzefunds, together with its affiliates (collectively referred to as “Houzefunds,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), provide real estate and financial services for home buyers and sellers (“our customers”). Our Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and share your personal information and to assist you in exercising the privacy rights available to you.

SCOPE

This Privacy Notice applies to personal information processed by us in our business, including on our websites, mobile applications (“apps”), and other online and offline offerings (collectively, the “Services”).
By visiting the websites, using or downloading our apps, or otherwise using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Privacy Notice. Your use of our Services, and any dispute over privacy, are subject to this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The Houzefunds Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Notice.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The categories of personal information we collect depend on how you interact with our Services, and the requirements of applicable law.

Information You Provide to Us

Account Creation. When you create an account with us on our website or mobile apps, we collect information such as your name, email address, phone number, user name, and password.

Loan Application. When you apply for a loan or request related information such as mortgage rates, we may ask you to create an account and provide proof of your identity. In this case, we may collect identity information including your phone number, Social Security number, date of birth, address, employment history, employment status, employer, passport details, and driver’s license number. We may likewise collect financial information such as your household income and expenses, financial account details, payment card information, outstanding debt, mortgage preapproval documentation, and other information related to funding availability.

Property Information. Through the Services you can submit information about properties you identify, such as properties you view, save, or seek to sell or buy. In this case, we may collect information including addresses, prices, photos, and other information about the properties. In addition, we may collect information about the appointments you schedule, offers you place, counter or accept, and property notes you make. We associate the property information with your account.

Your Communications with Us. We collect personal information from you such as email address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about or use our Services, register for our newsletter or loyalty program, request customer or technical support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us.

Our Services may also include features allowing you to provide property details, reviews, comments, pictures, and other publicly-accessible information that we associate with your account. The Services may additionally include publicly-accessible blogs, forums, social media pages, and private messaging features. By using such features, you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes. Any content you provide via these features will be considered “public,” may be available to other users of the Services and is not subject to the privacy protections referenced herein. By using these features, you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for their own purposes.

Surveys. We may contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.

Registration for Sweepstakes or Contests. We may run sweepstakes and contests. Contact information you provide may be used to inform you about the sweepstakes or contest and for other promotional, marketing and business purposes, if permitted by law. In some jurisdictions, we are required to publicly share information of winners.

Conferences, Trade Shows, and Other Events. We may attend conferences, trade shows, and other events where we collect personal information from individuals who interact with or express an interest in the Services. If you provide us with any information at one of these events, we will use it for the purposes for which it was collected.

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.

Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on the Services. If you reply to one of these postings by submitting your application, resume and/or cover letter to us, we will collect and process the information contained therein to assess your suitability, aptitude, skills, and qualifications for employment.

Information Collected Automatically

Automatic Data Collection. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Services. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating system or device, location information (including inferred location based off of your IP address), Internet service provider, pages that you visit before, during and after using the Services, information about the links you click, information about how you interact with the Services, including the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use the Services. Information we collect may be associated with accounts and other devices.

Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Analytics Information. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through the Services. Technologies are essentially small data files placed on your devices that allow us and our partners to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Services.

 

• Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work properly.

• Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in the Services that collects information about engagement on the Services. The use of a pixel tag allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

• Analytics. We may also use Google Analytics and other service providers to collect and process analytics information on our Services. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information from Other Sources

Third-Party Services and Organizations. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third-party services and organizations. We may collect information about your identity and finances from third parties. For example, we may receive information about you from a third-party identity verification service. We may also receive information about your funding availability from a third-party financial institution. In addition, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as a social networking site, third-party login service or other website, we may collect information about you from that third-party that you have made available via your privacy settings or have otherwise consented to disclose. In addition, we may receive information about you from a third-party through which you have expressed interest in buying or selling a home and consented to sharing of your information for that purpose.

Third-Party Property Information. We may collect information about properties from third parties. This information may include photos, location, price and sales transaction details, tax records, and appraisals. This third-party property information may relate to properties you identify, and may be associated with your account.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use your personal information for a variety of business purposes, including to:

Provide the Services or Requested Information, such as:

• Fulfilling our contract with you, including facilitating real estate and lending transactions and otherwise providing our Services;

• Evaluating your application for loan pre-approval;

• Providing services specific to the escrow process;

• Providing you with tailored content, including location-customized content and other personalized information involving the Services;

• Managing your information;

• Processing payment and/or other financial information to facilitate your use of the Services;

• Responding to questions, comments, and other requests;

• Providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services; and

• Answering requests for customer or technical support.

Serve Administrative Purposes, such as:

• Pursuing legitimate interests, such as direct marketing, research and development (including marketing research), network and information security, and fraud prevention;

• Measuring interest and engagement in our Services;

• Developing new products and services;

• Ensuring internal quality control and safety;

• Authenticating and verifying individual identities;

• Carrying out audits;

• Communicating with you about your account, activities on our Services and Privacy Notice changes;

• Preventing and prosecuting potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

• Enforcing our agreements; and

• Complying with our legal obligations.

Marketing Our Products and Services. We may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content and advertisements. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law. If you have any questions about our marketing practices or if you would like to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, you may contact us as set forth below.

Consent. We may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent.

Automated profiling. We, as well as third parties with whom we interact to provide the Services, may use technologies to engage in automated decision making or profiling. We will not use these technologies to make automated decisions about you that would significantly affect you, unless such a decision is necessary as part of a contract we have with you, we have your consent, or we are permitted by law to use such technology. For more information, please contact us as set forth below.

De-identified and Aggregated Information Use. We may use personal information and other data about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create. De-identified and/or aggregated information is not personal information, and we may use and disclose such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes.

Share Content with Friends or Colleagues. Our Services may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, we may allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral services. Our referral services may allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Services.

How We Use Automatic Collection Technologies. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies to automatically collect information through the Services.

Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories:

• Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;

• Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use the Services;

• Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;

• Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Services or on third party sites.

•Cross-Device Tracking. Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different devices or apps. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop. To do this our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns, geo-location and device identifiers, and will match the information of the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.

•Notice Regarding Third Party Websites, Social Media Platforms and Software Development Kits. The Services may contain links to other websites, and other websites may reference or link to our website or other Services. These other websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.

•Social media buttons such as the Facebook “Like” and “Share This” buttons (other interactive mini-programs) may be on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features apart from your visit to our site are governed by the privacy policy of the companies providing the features.

•We may use third party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Services. APIs and SDKs may allow third parties including analytics and advertising partners to collect your personal information for various purposes including to provide analytics services and content that is more relevant to you. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as set forth below.

DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

We may share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:

Service Providers. We may share any personal information we collect about you with our third-party service providers. The categories of service providers to whom we entrust personal information include service providers for: (i) the provision of the Services; (ii) the provision of information, products, and other services you have requested; (iii) marketing and advertising; (iv) payment, loan, and transaction processing; (v) customer service activities; and (vi) the provision of IT and related services.

Business Partners. We may provide personal information to business partners to provide you with a product or service you have requested, to provide you with information in which you may be interested, or for research and analytics purposes. We may also provide personal information to business partners with whom we jointly offer products or services.

Affiliates. We may share personal information with our affiliated entities.

Advertising Partners. Through our Services, we may allow third-party advertising partners to set Technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third-party services within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “personalized advertising.” If you prefer not to share your personal information with third-party advertising partners, you may follow the instructions below.

Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store in association with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iii) enforce our policies or contracts; (iv) collect amounts owed to us; or (v) assist with an investigation and prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or other Asset Transfer. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

YOUR CHOICES

General

You may have the right to object to or opt-out of certain uses of your personal information.

Email Communications

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt-out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt-out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Services or updates to our Terms or this Privacy Notice).

Mobile Devices

We may send you text messages/SMS and telephone calls in order to respond to you, provide you with information and notices about your account or the Services, and provide you with marketing materials; if you have given us your consent. You can opt-out of these text messages, at any time, by replying STOP to any text message from Houzefunds.
We may also send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. With your consent, we may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.

“Do Not Track”

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising
You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android and iOS.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these websites and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asphttp://www.youronlinechoices.eu/https://youradchoices.ca/choices/, and www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Please note you must separately opt-out in each browser and on each device.

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

For purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act, we do not “sell” your personal information.

For a list of the categories of personal information we have collected from consumers in the past 12 months, the categories of sources from which we have collected the personal information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information, and the categories of personal information shared for business purposes, please click here.

In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to: (i) request confirmation of whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtain access to or a copy of your personal information; (iii) receive an electronic copy of personal information that you have provided to us, or ask us to send that information to another company (the “right of data portability”); (iv) restrict our uses of your personal information; (v) seek correction or amendment of inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or improperly processed personal information; (vi) withdraw your consent; (vii) request erasure of personal information held about you by us, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law; and (viii) not be discriminated against by us for exercising your privacy rights. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at:

Attn: Legal Department

Houzefunds

Attn: Houzefunds – Legal Counselor

3100 E. Cedar Street,

Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761

We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

DATA RETENTION

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We store the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Notice for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

By using the Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services, by mail or by sending an email to you.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth below. If we learn that we have collected any personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

CALIFORNIA SHINE THE LIGHT LAW

The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the Third Parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.

 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

We may revise this Privacy Notice from time to time in our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Notice if you continue to use the Services after the new Privacy Notice takes effect.

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Attn: Legal Department

Houzefunds

Attn: Houzefunds – Legal Counselor

3100 E. Cedar Street,

Ste 11 Ontario, CA 91761

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