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Privacy Policy

The privacy policy identified below sets out to explain how Apartments.com.mt uses and protects the information given to us by users of the site.

Ensuring your privacy is protected is a commitment we take seriously. Should we ask you to provide information which can identify you, then please be assured that this will be used only in accordance with the privacy statement being outlined here. We will not collect any personal information about our visitors unless it is provided voluntarily.

The privacy policy may be changed by Apartments.com.mt from time to time, so please be sure to check for any updates to check you are satisfied with the implemented changes. This policy is effective 1st May 2015.

 

Information we collect:

When you visit our site, you have the option to contact us via our ‘Contact Us’ page. The information you provide here is as follows:

  • Name and Surname
  • Contact Information (mobile number, email address)
  • Message (to be completed with information provided by yourself)
  • Feedback information submitted in the form which is completed by the user and could contain information relating to rental, sales or buying of property

The personal information provided here will not be kept longer than necessary and will be deleted once the feedback requirement is met. Any personal information that is voluntarily communicated to us is kept within our records in accordance with the Data Protection act 2001.

 

Data Protection Act 2001

Your data is held under the Data Protection Act (Act XXVI of 2001), which has been enacted on the 14th December 2001. The section concerning the appointment of the Data Protection Commissioner and the Data Protection Appeals Tribunal has been brought into force as from the 22nd March 2002. We therefore consider that we have a legal duty to respect and protect any personal information we collect from you, and will ensure to abide by such duty. We endeavour to take all necessary safeguards in order to prevent unauthorised access and we do not pass on your details collected from you as a visitor, to any other third party unless you provide us with explicit consent to do so.

 

Download Information

If you read or download any information from Apartments.com.mt, we automatically collect and store the following non-personal information:

  •  The requested web page or download, whether the request was successful or not

This information is strictly for the sole use of Apartments.com.mt, and will not be shared, leased or sold in any manner to a third party.

 

How the information is used:

The reason we ask you to provide information within the contact form is to ascertain the needs and requirements of clients, in order to provide you with a more efficient and better service, in particular:

  • To understand what service you require (buying, rental or sales)
  • To understand your preferences and needs when specifying your property search criteria
  • For internal record keeping
  • To improve our services
  • To periodically send promotional emails with news, new property on the market, or other information we think you may find useful via the email address you provide.
  • To potentially contact you via phone or email for market research purposes from time to time.

 

Security:

We undertake the commitment of ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have implemented physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect via the website.

 

How cookies are used:

A cookie is a small file that requests permission to be placed on the hard drive of your computer. Once you agree to the use of cookies, this file is added and the cookies allow us to analyse web traffic in order to let us understand and identify what pages are being visited and what our users deem useful and what is not. These cookies will allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. It tailors its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your previously selected preferences. Cookies does not grant access to your computer or any other additional information about you, other than the data you opt to share with us.

The information gathered here is strictly used for statistical analysis purposes. Cookies allow us to analyse and assess data from the website, in order for us to be able to improve the site according to our customers’ needs.

Choosing to accept or decline cookies is entirely up to you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify the settings on your browser to ensure that you are always asked whether you choose to accept cookies or not. Keep in mind that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Links to other sites:

This website may contain local or international links that will take you to another site. However, you should note that upon leaving Apartments.com.mt, we do not maintain any control over another website’s privacy or user policy and you therefore become subject to the privacy policy of the new site. We cannot be held liable for the protection and privacy of any information which you deem fit to provide when visiting other sites as these are not governed by the privacy policy specified here. We strongly advise and encourage you to exercise caution and ensure that you read through the applicable privacy policy of whatever website you are visiting.

 

Online Privacy Policy only

 This privacy policy applies only to our online activities. It is only valid for visitors to our site with regards to the information disclosed in Apartments.com.mt. This policy is not applicable to any information that is collected offline or via any other channel other than this website.

 

 Controlling your personal information:

We will not sell, distribute or lease any of your personal information to third parties, unless we have explicit permission or are required to do so under Maltese legislation. We will only utilise your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which you may find interesting, should you wish. You may also request from us, at any time, what information is held on you, if any, at that particular time.

If you believe that any of the information we are holding is incomplete or incorrect, you have the right to have any inaccuracies corrected and, where applicable, erased, if they are not already deleted. If you feel this is the case, please write to us via email at your earliest convenience.

 

Consent

By using our website, you hereby agree to the Terms and Conditions and consent to our Privacy Policy.