Privacy Policy

Updated March 31, 2010

This Web site (this “Site”) is owned and operated by Lincoln Apartments LLC (“Lincoln Apartments LLC”, “we,” “us,” and “our”) and we highly value your privacy. This Privacy Policy will explain how Lincoln Apartments LLC protects your privacy whenever you visit this Web site. This Privacy Policy describes what types of information we gather and track when you use our Site, how this information is used and with whom it is shared. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please use the Contact Us menu button or write to us at Lincoln Apartments LLC, 911 5th Ave. N.E., Austin, MN 55912.

Scope of This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy covers the "personal information" we collect through this website. Any “personal information” is information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. Examples of personal information include your name, address, email address, credit card information, image and the information you provide when you use this Site to create an account or a personal profile.

Your Consent
Please take a few minutes to review this Privacy Policy. By accessing this website you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE EXIT AND DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

Changes to This Policy
As we add new features and functionality to our Site, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on our Site. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on our Site. They will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised version. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. For this reason, it is important to review this Privacy Policy regularly. If we modify this Privacy Policy, we will provide a notice at the top of this Privacy Policy for at least 30 days after the new effective date.

You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of our Site. For your convenience, we post the effective date of this Privacy Policy at the top of this page, so that you can see at a glance whether this Privacy Policy has changed since your last visit.

Privacy Notices
This Privacy Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “Privacy Notices” posted on our Site. Generally, Privacy Notices provide details about the personal information we collect on particular pages or particular areas of a site, why we may need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.

Agreements Governing Your Use of Special Features and Password-Protected Areas of Our Site
This Site has special features and password-protected areas. For example, you may be able to use our Site to apply for an apartment, to make maintenance requests, to vacate an apartment or send an email correspondence to the owners of this Site. When you sign up to use a special feature or password-protected area, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the special feature or password-protected area. In such cases, you will be asked to expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked “I agree.” This type of agreement is known as a "click-through" agreement. If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this Privacy Policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Privacy Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the "click-through agreement."

What Personal Information Do We Collect Through Our Sites?
Information You Provide. We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (using your mouse and keyboard, cellular or mobile phones) when you use our Site. The information we collect depends on how you use our Site. For example, if you sign up to receive email communications from us, we collect your email address and any related information you provide. If you communicate with us using the “Contact Us” feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the “Contact Us” form.

Supplemental Information. From time to time, we may supplement the information you give us with information from other sources, such as information validating your address or information based on your zip code. We may also supplement the information you give us with information we collect from you through other channels.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes the IP address of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.

This information does not identify you personally. Generally, we use this information to improve our Site and make them more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In most cases, we do not link the information sent by your browser to information that identifies you personally. We do, however, review our server logs - which contain visitors' IP addresses -- for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we may share our server logs with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use “cookies” and other Web technologies to collect information and support certain features of our Site. For example, we may use these technologies to collect information about the ways visitors use our Site - which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;

  • to manage and determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns;
  • to support the features and functionality of our Sites - for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in
  • our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to our Site; and to personalize your experience when you use our Site.

Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by signing up to use the password-protected area on our Site, we may link the information we collect using Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave the Site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit our Site, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of our Site.

How Does Lincoln Apartments LLC Use Your Personal Information?
Generally. We use the personal information we collect through our Site

  • to provide the products, information and services you request;
  • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
  • to provide you with effective customer service;
  • to provide you with a personalized experience when you visit our Site;
  • to contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (but only with your permission);
  • to contact you with information and notices related to your use of our Site;
  • to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
  • to better understand your needs and interests;
  • to improve the content, functionality and usability of our Site;
  • to improve our products and services;
  • to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
  • for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice or other agreement between Lincoln Apartments LLC and you.

How Does Lincoln Apartments LLC Share My Personal Information?
Service Providers. We share personal information with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as credit card processing services, data storage services, and web hosting services) or that help us market our products and services (such as third-party e-mail marketing companies). These third parties are required by contract to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.

Within Lincoln Apartments LLC. We may share your personal information within Lincoln Apartments LLC for the purposes and use as set forth in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may store the personal information we collect through our Site in a central database used by all of our business entities. For example, we could use and share your information with Lincoln Apartments LLC. We will not share your personal information with any other third party, except as provided in a privacy notice or click-through agreement.

Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce or apply our online Terms of Use or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page (or area) where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.

As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.

Your Choices
In General
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. In most cases, we will ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. We will also include an "opt-out" link in newsletter or promotional email we send you so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future. If you have created an account or a personal profile on our Site, you may be able to update some or all of your privacy choices by changing the settings on your account settings or profile page.

Direct Marketing
Before we use your personal information for direct marketing purposes (or permit our affiliates to do so), we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether to have your information used in this way. If at any time you wish to be taken off our direct marketing mailing lists, please Contact Us or write to Lincoln Apartments LLC, 911 5th Ave. N.E., Austin, MN 55912 Please provide your full name, address and email address so that we can find you on our mailing lists. Once we have the information we need, we will remove you from our mailing lists. Please give us a reasonable amount of time to honor your request.

How Can You Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information?
If you have created an account or a personal profile on one of our Sites, you may be able to access and update some or all of your personal information on your account settings or profile page. In most cases, however, you will need our help. If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please Contact Us or write to Lincoln Apartments LLC, 911 5th Ave. N.E., Austin, MN. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.

How Does Lincoln Apartments LLC Protect Personal Information?
We take reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we collect. Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases.

Password Protected Areas of This Site
For your protection, certain areas of our Site are password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing our Site using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing our website using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on the Site.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites
This Site may also contain links to Web Sites operated by other companies, including Web Sites operated by our third-party service providers, our affiliates, and other third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected on any of these third-party Web sites. When you access third-party Web sites through a link on this Site, please take a few minutes to review privacy policy posted on that site.

Use of Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technologies by Third Parties
Marketing Consultants. Our marketing consultants may use Web beacons, cookies and other Web technologies to collect information about visitors to our Sites. For example, our consultants may count how many visitors access our Site, what links they use, and what pages they view. They may also track which Web sites and advertisements refer traffic to our Site and the URLs of the sites to which our Site refers traffic (that is, the Web sites on which our visitors land when they leave our Site). Our consultants use this information to compile statistics and prepare reports that provide the feedback and analysis we need to understand the needs and interests of our visitors, improve the content, functionality and usability of our Site, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing efforts. The information our consultants collect does not identify you personally.

Children Our Site are not directed nor targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not use our Site to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any personal information. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided personally identifiable information through our Site, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our databases.

Special Notice for Visitors Who Reside Outside the United States
Lincoln Apartments LLC is a U.S. owned entity. We are based in Austin, Minnesota in the United States of America. Our Web servers and databases are located in the United States or in other countries. We may transfer your personal information to our service providers and others located in the United States or other countries for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Different countries have different privacy laws and requirements, and some, including the United States, provide less legal protection for your personal information than others. Please know, however, that no matter where your personal information is collected, used, transferred or stored, if it was collected through our Sites, it will be protected by the terms of this Privacy Policy and any privacy notices or click-through agreements that apply to you.

BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN OR TO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Governing Law
This Privacy Policy is governed under the laws of the State of Minnesota, United States of America without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Questions Concerning Our Privacy Practices
If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices:
Please use the Contact Us form on this site
Write to us at

Lincoln Apartments LLC
911 5th Ave. N.E.
Austin, MN 55912