How we handle the information we gather when you visit our web site
We collect and store only the following information about you: The name of the domain from which you access the Internet ; the date and time you access our site; the item you requested from the server; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. If your browser accepts cookies we may use a cookie to determine if you are a repeat or new visitor, or to understand how many different visitors come to our site. When we examine this data, it is always presented in an aggregate form. Except as outlined in the Security section at the bottom of this document, we do not track or look at individual's usage behavior.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser, along with a Web page, when you access a Web site. There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's RAM. Because a session cookie is never written to a drive, it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. Carolina Designs Realty uses these types of cookies as you move from page to page during the reservation process. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive. Carolina Designs Realty uses these types of cookies for the sole purpose of having the Reservation Request fields already populated for returning users. If you have your browser set to notify you before accepting cookies the notice will tell you if the cookie expires some time in the future or not. Persistent cookies have an expiration date in the future. Session cookies have no date associated with them.
We have set our software so that your browser will only return cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated. No other site can request it. When you return to this site, the cookie is sent back to the web server, along with your new request. We use this information to create summary statistics which are used for web site planning and maintenance and to analyze system performance. This information tells us the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and helps us understand if our site is meeting the needs of our visitors. This information is only presented in an aggregate form, never for an individual user.
Cookies from this website can only be read by this website. If you do not wish to receive these cookies, you may set your browser to reject the cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this). You will not be able to reserve a home on this site with cookies disabled.
Note: Regardless of the particular uses for cookies on the Carolina Designs Realty web site, we do not share any cookie information with any third parties.
Securing your privacy
We will protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented technical and managerial procedures to maintain information that is accurate, current, and complete. We will make a sincere effort to respond to your requests to correct personal information inaccuracies in a timely manner.
We also take appropriate steps to protect your privacy. Whenever you provide sensitive information (for example, a credit card number to make a reservation), we will take reasonable steps to protect it, such as encrypting your card number. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information in storage. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not retained for any other purpose.
Your personal information will only be used by Carolina Designs Realty.
If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail
When you send us personally-identifying information, (e.g., in an electronic mail message), or by filling out a form that E-mails us this information, we use this information to respond to your request.
We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us (for example, filling out the form for the reservation or brochure request). Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Carolina Designs Realty webserver employs industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the Carolina Designs Realty server is strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
In the specific context of this security monitoring, there is no expectation of privacy. However, only in the case of actual law enforcement investigations, will we attempt to identify individual users or their usage habits.