We collect information on our web sites in a variety of ways, depending upon how you use our sites. We collect information that you voluntarily submit to us, and we also gather information anonymously to help us better understand how our sites are being used and how we can better serve our customers (including information provided through the use of “cookies”). In addition, “third party” web sites that you can link to from our web site may also collect and use your information. We use this information in a variety of different ways, including:
b) Requesting Information from Retailers, Communities, or Builders, (“Retailers”): When you request information from one of our retailers using one of our website forms, we send your information (name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address, messages, etc.) to the retailer(s) you selected. In addition, we may send your inquiry to selected retailers to best service your new home needs and questions.
c) Requesting information from our generic “Contact Us” forms: When you request information on one of our generic forms under the “Contact Us” section of our website, we review your inquiry and route it to the appropriate company representative or to one of our retailers for follow up.
e) Search Criteria; Polling. You may wish to enter search criteria when looking for homes, retailers, developers or during other searches on our web site. We may store the search criteria you enter in cookies on your computer, or we may anonymously aggregate and compile this information on our own system for our own use. You may also respond to polls that we conduct on our web pages, and we may store those responses anonymously for our use or “tag” your computer so that you can only vote once on a particular question.
f) Automatically Collected Data. Some information about you may be automatically gathered and stored on our system whenever you visit our web sites, including your Internet Protocol address, the kind of internet browser you use, and how you use our site. We may also use this information to measure and report the number of “visits” on our web pages and report this information publicly or privately (without identifying any specific users). We also track traffic patterns throughout our websites.
SAFEGUARDING YOUR INFORMATION
Granite Brothers does not seek to collect personal information from children through our web site, and we will delete any such information if we become aware of it. Please be aware that under certain limited circumstances we may be legally compelled to disclose your information to other parties by court order or otherwise.
HOW YOU CAN CONTROL THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
When using the Internet, always use common sense when you disclose your personal information. If you are concerned about how we collect or use certain information, you may elect not to participate in certain services or features offered by our web sites.
a) Disabling Cookies. If you are concerned about cookies that are sent between our computers and yours, you can disable this feature on your Internet browser by either (i) rejecting them automatically, or (ii) having your computer prompt you before they are accepted. This is usually found under “Internet Options” or “Preferences” on your browser. Please note though that disabling cookies may limit the features and services that are available on our web sites.
b) Opting Out. You can opt out of our information gathering by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will remove you from any current non-anonymous files containing your personal information. If you previously requested your information to be provided to one of our retailers, please let us know in your e-mail, and we will do our best to retrieve this information.