Information You Provide
Some areas of this site may ask you to submit personally identifiable information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as form submission) or to participate in a particular activity (such as resident services). You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional. Though personal information may be required either by law or in order for us to provide a requested service, in doing so we are subject to laws that protect you. RHE will comply with requirements for administering information systems as established in the Maryland Public Information Act (PIA) Title 10, Subtitle 6, Part III of the State Government Article. This Article grants the public a broad right of access to records that are in the possession of State and local government agencies.
Passive Information Collection
This site may use and combine such passively collected anonymous information to provide better service to site visitors, customize the site based on your preferences, compile and analyze statistics and trends, and otherwise administer and improve the site for your use. Such information is not combined with personally identifiable information collected elsewhere on the site unless you have consented.
More Information About Cookies
A “cookie” is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
“Session” cookies are temporary bits of information that are used to improve navigation, and collect aggregate statistical information on the site. They are erased once you exit your Web browser or otherwise turn off your computer.
“Persistent” cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (such as passwords), helping to determine what areas of the Web site visitors find most valuable, and customizing the Web site based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. Persistent cookies placed by this site on your computer may hold personally identifiable information, but only if you have registered or have otherwise consented to the retention of personally identifiable information you have provided at the site. Otherwise, our site’s server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookie has returned to the site. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. To learn more about cookies and how to specify your preferences, please search for “cookie” in the “Help” portion of your browser.
A site may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user’s computer). The IP address can be used to diagnose problems with a server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to a site, and administer and improve the site.
“Internet tags” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Tags may be placed on different pages of the site. Such tags indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.
“Navigational data” (log files, server logs, and clickstream data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, and to communicate information to visitors.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise stated, we may use information collected via this site to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), and for any other purpose specified. In addition, we may make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form.
Access, Correction, and Deletion
To keep personally identifiable information that you provide via this site accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below and we will take appropriate steps to update or correct such information in our possession, or to delete your information from our contact list.
This site takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as you transmit it to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure.
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How to Contact us:
Rockville Housing Enterprises
621 A Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
The following terms are used throughout this document and are defined here for clarification.
“Personal data” means any information or set of information that identifies or can reasonably be used to identify an individual. Personal data do not include information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.
Sensitive Personal Data
“Sensitive personal data” means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, income status, or that concerns health or disabilities.
The following privacy principles apply to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data by RHE.
RHE will inform individuals about the purposes for which we collect and use personal data about them, how to contact us, and any ways that individuals may limit the use of such data. This notice will be provided when individuals are first asked to provide personal data or as soon thereafter as is practicable.
Sharing of Personal Data
RHE will not share personal data are with any unaffiliated third party or use it for a purpose other than that for which the data were originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. We do not sell or rent our user information to any outside company or organization.
RHE will provide individuals with reasonable access to personal data about them and they may request the correction or amendment of personal data that they demonstrate to be incorrect or incomplete.
RHE will only use and share personal data about individuals in a way that is consistent with the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently authorized by those individuals. To the extent necessary for those purposes, RHE will take reasonable steps to ensure that the data are accurate, complete, and current.
RHE will take reasonable precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
RHE has put in place mechanisms to verify our ongoing adherence to these privacy principles. We encourage individuals covered by this Policy to raise any concerns that they have about the way that we process their personal data by contacting us at the address below, and we will do our best to resolve them.
Limitation on Scope of Principles
Adherence by RHE to these privacy principles may be limited to the extent required to meet a legal, governmental, national security or public interest obligation.