Cookies

Cookies are a common Internet technology. Many web sites use cookies to provide useful features for their users. Cookies are small files that are written or downloaded to your computers hard drive when you access a site. They allow Dwellant to store and quickly retrieve login information on your computer and provide data that we can use to improve the quality of our service. Most Internet browsers (such as Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari) are initially set up to accept cookies.

Functional cookies support the use of the site and enable enhanced and personalised features. Some of these cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the website without encountering problems and to use certain functionality. We do not use or share cookies with any third parties or advertisers.

If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies, however you will not be able to access Dwellant and will therefore need to notify your property manager to either add your email address for updates or to be added to the offline newsletter. You can disable cookies in your web browser through the Tools and Options menus.

You can review, delete, correct and revise your profile and preferences and the buildings you are associated with through the "Your Information" link at the top of each page. You can also change email preferences to suit your needs.

Our Commitment to You

Dwellant is a community website for people living in a building, within a neighbourhood. Dwellant.com is provided by CoDwellers.com Ltd, a company registered and hosted in the United Kingdom. Dwellent provides a website, emails, and paper newsletters, to promote closer community ties and better collaboration amongst neighbours.

We take your privacy very seriously and have tried to keep this privacy policy as simple and clear as possible. The key points of our privacy policy are:

  • We try to ask you for the minimum amount of information we can, but enough to allow you and your neighbours to cooperate.
  • We do not share your personal information with any other companies.
  • You can end your membership at any time, and when you do, we will delete your personal information, though will keep posts you have made to the site, that others may still be interested in reading.
  • We do not spam, but do give you a choice of what emails you receive.
  • By Registering & participating in the Dwellant community, you agree to this privacy policy and the associated terms of use. Information Collected for the Dwellant Service

We collect the following types of information about you when you use the Service:

  • Information provided by you. We collect basic personal information, such as your name and email address, and postal address, when you register to become a member. This information is required to set up your personal profile.
  • Information collected automatically. Dwellant receives and stores information which is transmitted automatically from your computer when you use the Dwellant Service. This information includes information from cookies (which are described below), your IP address and browser type. Your IP address is the unique address of your computer which is automatically provided to other computers when your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from those computers on the Internet. We also collect information about how you use the Dwellant Service, including information about the features you use and where you go on the Service.
  • Information about you as a Dwellant user may be supplemented with additional information, including publicly-available information and information from other companies.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We will only display minimal information to other users of Dwellant. We show your display name (a unique name or word you can choose) to all users. We show your display name and flat number/house to people in your building or chosen group of addresses. We will use your display name so that you are recognisable on our database and so that we can personalize your experience. We will use your email address to contact you from time to time and may also use it for security reasons to confirm that you are who you say you are. You can control the types and frequencies of certain emails you receive in your email preferences. We do not display your email address to any users of the system, however they are able to send messages via the Site.

  • We may use the information collected automatically, such as your IP address, information stored via cookies, and information about how you use the Service to develop statistics and aggregate information about how the site is being used, and to learn how to improve and simplify the site.
  • Advertisements that appear on the Dwellant Service are delivered to you by advertising affiliates, partners and service providers. We may transfer information about you and your use of the Service such as your IP address, information stored via cookies, and other demographic information about you, to our advertising partners.
  • Our advertising and promotions partners have no access to your name or personal contact information stored by Dwellant unless you choose to share it with them, once you have clicked through an advertising link.
  • Personally identifiable information about you as a Dwellant user, including the contents of your online communications, may be accessed or disclosed in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); in other circumstances in which Dwellant believes the Service is being used in the commission of a crime; when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; or when necessary either to protect the rights or property of Dwellant or to respond to any direct requests from you.
  • Personally identifiable information collected in connection with your use of this Service will be stored in the United Kingdom. We adhere to the EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data transferred from the European Union. By publicly posting information on the Dwellant Service, you also certify that your posting conforms with all local data protection laws.
  • We reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Dwellant, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. If an acquiring company should plan to materially change this privacy policy, we will notify you beforehand.

Tell-A-Neighbour Service

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a neighbour or refer services or trades people about Dwellant, we will ask you for their name and email address. We will automatically send them a one-time email inviting him or her to visit Dwellant. Dwellant stores and only uses this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

Your neighbour or the referred service/trades person may submit a request that we remove this information from our database via the Contact Us page or by emailing customerservice@dwellant.com; remove requests of this nature will be completed within 30 days.

Internet awareness

Whenever you voluntarily post personal information in public areas, like journals, weblogs, message boards and forums, this information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. We recommend that you exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose on the Internet. Security and confidentiality

  • Dwellant uses a variety of safeguards to help protect your personal information, including technical, administrative and physical controls. However it may be feasible for users to masquerade as residents of a building and therefore gain access to information, therefore you acknowledge that there are circumstances in which your building and basic personal information may be accessed by unauthorised persons.
  • The security of your personal information depends in part on your protection of your account password. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people.
  • We limit access to your personal information only to employees that we authorize to access that information in order to do their jobs in connection with the Dwellant service.
  • If you become aware of any breach of data security or have any other questions about the security of our website, please contact us via the Contact Us page.

Changes in Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. You always have the right at any time to request that your account, and personal information is deleted.

Co-Branding

Dwellant may be co-branded with our affiliates & partners.

Contact and TRUSTe

Dwellant is a licensee of the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal Program. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build users trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers the Web site www.dwellant.com. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us on the Contact Us page or write to:

Customer Support

emails to customerservice@dwellant.com

or via post Customer Support, CoDwellers.com Ltd, Minster House, 272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW5 0NU

If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns. Effective Date and Last Revision Date

This Privacy Policy was first posted on 12/02/2009

Last revised on 04/07/2013