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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies only to collection and use of Personal Information (defined below) and other information gathered on certain websites that are owned and/or operated by, or by authorized third parties on behalf of, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, and/or its affiliates (collectively, “BWE”).  This Site is a commercial website and is intended for use by donors and applicants and their employees and agents to obtain information about BWE’s services.  This Privacy Policy covers all visitors to this website, subject to the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), as applicable.

If you have arrived at this Privacy Policy by “clicking” on an authorized link directing you to a BWE-operated Site, then this Privacy Policy applies to such Site.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to any website owned and/or operated by or on behalf of any third party, even if we provide a link to such website on one of our Sites.  Capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings given such terms in BWE’s Terms of Use.


When we refer to “BWE,” “we,” “us” or “our,” we mean Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC or the specific division, subsidiary or affiliate that operates this Site, provides its content or processes information received through it, each as appropriate and applicable.  When we refer to “you” or “your,” we mean the person accessing this Site.  If the person accessing this Site acts on behalf of, or for the purposes of, another person, including a business or other organization, “you” or “your” also means that other person, including a business organization.


We created this Privacy Policy to help you understand how we collect Personal Information, what types of Personal Information we collect, how we use it, the steps we take to safeguard it, and the choices you have regarding how it may be used and disclosed.  This Privacy Policy addresses some types of information, including Personal Information, means of collecting such information, and uses of such information that may not presently apply to one or more of the Sites.  We are nevertheless advising you about these matters because we want to maintain flexibility in offering additional features without having to revisit this Privacy Policy every time we revise our Sites or offer new functions.  No description of any type of information, means of collecting information, including Personal Information, or use of such information will obligate us to collect any information, make any particular use of any such information, or offer any functionality.


Use of our Site and BWE’s services is strictly limited to persons who are of legal age in the jurisdictions in which they reside.  You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to use our Site and BWE’s services.


Although we market our site to those over eighteen (18) years of age, in compliance with the COPPA, BWE will not knowingly accept any information from an individual under the age of thirteen (13) years.  Any information that BWE may receive from any individual who is reasonably believed to be under the age of thirteen (13) years will be deleted.  If you are under the age of thirteen (13) years, please do not provide any Personal Information through the Site.  If you are under the age of thirteen (13) years and have already provided Personal Information through the Site, please have your parent or guardian contact us immediately using the information below so that we can remove such Personal Information from our files.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other website or offline point of contact between us and you.  This Privacy Policy does not cover information, including Personal Information, we collect by means other than the Sites.  If you have any questions about how we use information, including Personal Information, collected by means other than the Sites, you should inquire at or before the time you give such information to us.


BWE reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of the terms, in whole or in part, of this Privacy Policy at any time.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, as we may update it from time to time.  The date of last update to this Privacy Policy was July 2020.  Each time you visit any of the Sites are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy as in effect at that time, subject to the applicability of our California Consumer Privacy Act Policy and COPPA.


I. The Types of Information We Collect

The web servers that serve the Site may gather certain navigational information about where visitors go on our Site and information about the technical efficiencies of our Site and services. In the process of gathering navigational information, anonymous information may be collected which will provide information regarding a visitor’s use of our Site.  Anonymous information means information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, a particular individual. Examples of anonymous information may include information about your Internet browser, domain type, service provider and internet protocol (“IP”) address information collected through tracking technologies (see “How We May Collect Your Information,” below, and our California Consumer Privacy Protection Act Policy for additional information regarding our use of tracking technologies) and aggregated or de-identified data.


In order to operate the Site and provide you with information, products and services that may be requested by or of interest to you, we may also collect and retain Personal Information.  “Personal Information” refers to information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) a particular individual, such as information you provide on our forms, surveys, applications or similar online fields.  Examples of Personal Information can include, but may not be limited to, your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, Social Security number, date of birth or financial information (e.g., passwords, bank and other financial institution account numbers and billing address) and demographic information (e.g., zip code, hometown, gender, financial transaction history information and age).


II. How We May Collect Your Information


We collect Personal Information from you or about you when you provide this information to us directly.  For example, we may obtain Personal Information when you request information or services from or otherwise interact with us.

We may also gather such Personal Information through your access to your accounts online, as well as your asking questions through our “Contact Us” section.   Personal Information that we may collect about you through online interaction includes information that you input, such as your name, address, e-mail address and other contact information.  We may also collect data resulting from your activity, such as transaction information.

Your IP Address

Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit any Site, we may automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came.  In order to administer and optimize the Sites for you and to diagnose potential issues with our Site, we may use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.  We may also supplement this information with Site traffic information that is collected automatically when you visit our Site, and with information acquired from our joint marketing partners, third parties and our affiliated companies.



Please see our complete Cookie Policy.


Pizel Tags, Web Beacons, Clear GIF’S and Other Similar Technologies

These are typically small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the Site, our Applications or certain e-mail communications. They may involve the transmission of information directly to us, to another party on our behalf or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. We may use these technologies to compile information we collect about you.


Clickstream Data

As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit.  This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server.  Clickstream data can identify the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the Site.  We may use clickstream data as a form of non-Personal Information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Site, how visitors navigate throughout the Site and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors.


Log Files

We or our hosting provider may collect traffic information from visitors for statistical analysis and Site improvement.  When you access the Sites, we or our hosting provider may collect information about your visit in a log file on a server.  Log file information may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.  We or our hosting provider use this information to analyze trends, administer sites, track users’ movements in the aggregate, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.  We and/or our hosting provider may review this information to better understand overall trends and to determine what kinds of content are popular with and useful to users.


Information other Websites Collect from You

Our Site may contain links to other websites operated by other parties whose practices may be different than ours.  When you click on such links and visit such other websites, you need to be aware that we may not control such other websites or such other websites’ business practices, and that this Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites.  Consequently, the operators of such other websites may collect different kinds of information about you and may use and disclose that information in different ways than we would if it were collected on the Site.  You should check the other sites’ privacy notices because we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by them.  We encourage you to review other websites’ privacy policies and remind you that we will not be responsible for the actions of the operators of such websites, or their use of your information.


III. How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information to help us improve our product and service offerings, improve the Site’s functionality process queries on the Site, to contact you when necessary in connection with products or services you accessed or inquired about via the Site, to provide you with account login credentials, and to send you information, offers and other promotional materials from us and selected third parties.


E-mail Address

We may use your e-mail address to provide customer service information or answer your questions and requests.  [MW2] 


Telephone Contact

If you provide us with your phone number, you may receive telephone contact from us for customer service purposes, and to assist us in responding to your requests and questions.  We may retain this information for business and marketing purposes and to help us with future requests from you.  [MW3] 


Financial Information

By engaging in any kind of activity on the Site that uses financial information, you consent to our using your financial information, or providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary, to process your transactions.  These third parties may include banking institutions used to process these transactions.  Any of these various third parties are authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control[MW4] .


Demographic Information

We may use demographic information to tailor the Sites and communications to the interests of our users.  We may share anonymous, aggregated (grouped) demographic information with our advertisers and other third parties so that they can tailor their advertisements and communications to the appropriate audience.  If you consent to have us share, or we are otherwise allowed to share, your Personal Information, as described herein, then the demographic information that we provide to third parties may be linked to your Personal Information so that such third parties will be able to know about your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis.


IV. Disclosure of Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent any of your Personal Information.


Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose information about your individual visits to our site, or Personal Information that you provide to any outside parties, except when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, or (ii) protect the rights, property or safety of BWE, our users or others.


We may also provide your Personal Information and other information that you have provided to us through the Site to other companies (“Agents”) that provide services to help us with our business activities such as to host or maintain our Site; for data processing services; to provide website or data security; to provide operational, analytical or reporting services; or to provide technical support.  In connection with providing those services to BWE, an Agent may have access to your Personal Information.  Such Personal Information will be treated as private and confidential by such Agents and will not be used for any purpose other than as BWE authorizes, and it will not be disclosed by the Agents to any third party.


BWE may disclose your Personal Information when required by subpoena, court order or other legal process, or if it has a good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with any applicable federal, state or local law or regulation, (b) assist government enforcement agencies, (c) investigate, prevent or take action in connection with suspected or actual illegal activities, (d) investigate suspected or actual violations of BWE’s rights, (e) protect the rights, property or safety of BWE and its customers or employees, or others, (f) investigate and defend against any third-party claims brought against BWE or (g) protect the security and integrity of our Site.

We consider the information that you provide to us to be a business asset of ours.


Accordingly, BWE may also disclose Personal Information and other information to a third party in connection with the sale, assignment or transfer of some or all of the assets of BWE or its subsidiaries or affiliates or as the result of a change in control of BWE, in which case we will require any such third party to treat any such Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Any such third party to whom BWE sells, assigns or transfers BWE’s assets will have the right to use the Personal Information and other information that you have provided to us.


We may also disclose personal, financial and other information that you have provided to us to our subsidiary and parent companies and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom we are under common corporate control.


Please note that no attorney/client relationship exists between us, and therefore no communication between us, or information you provide to us or input via use of a Site, will be subject to any confidentiality obligation or privilege against disclosure.


BWE reserves the full and unrestricted right to use and disclose anonymized information; aggregated information or publicly available information that has not been combined with nonpublic Personal Information for purposes including, but not limited to, BWE’s internal use and research.

V. Authorized Third Parties

There are links on our Sites that direct users to third-party websites.  If you follow any such links and you enroll in the respective services, your name and other requested information will be transferred to the operators of the respective third-party website.  If you choose to use these third-party services, please review the third-party website’s terms of use and privacy policy prior to any transfer of your personal, or other, information.  BWE is not affiliated with such third-party websites, and you therefore acknowledge and agree that your use of such third-party websites is at your own risk, and BWE will not be responsible for the operation of such third-party websites or your access and use thereof.


We may also contract with some third parties to monitor certain pages of our website for the purpose of reporting website traffic, as well as to provide offers and advertisements that may be of interest to you.  Where authorized by us, these third parties may use cookies and/or other monitoring technologies to compile information about our website visitors.


VI. Supplementation of Information

We may supplement the information we receive from you with other information we receive from third-party sources or clearinghouses.  Thus, information we obtain through the Site may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than our Site, including both offline and online sources.

VII. Information Ownership

We are the sole owner of the user information collected through the Sites.  We may collect information from users at several different points on the Sites.


VIII. Account and Password Security

You may receive a unique username and password (“Access Codes”) upon completing a registration process for certain portions of the Site.  It is your responsibility to safeguard and protect your Access Codes and to monitor use of these Access Codes for all purposes. You accept all responsibility for maintaining the security of your Access Codes and for all utilization of the Site via your Access Codes, with or without your knowledge or consent. You agree to (a) immediately notify BWE of any unauthorized use of your Access Codes or any other breach of security; (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session; and (c) notify BWE immediately if you have lost your Access Codes or wish to terminate your access or have these Access Codes changed.


IX. BWE Licensing Disclosure



X. Our Security Precautions; Geographic Location of Information

BWE will take reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information provided to us through the Site from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  BWE has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure such Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.


While BWE strives to undertake reasonable and necessary efforts to secure Personal Information provided to us through the Site, even such security measures do not guarantee the security of all Personal Information, and BWE cannot guarantee that the Personal Information it collects, uses and retains will be protected in all circumstances, including those beyond BWE’s reasonable control.  BWE will not be and is not liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission, networks that we do not control, or unauthorized acts of third parties.


Particularly sensitive information is encrypted.  You can usually tell whether encryption is being used by noting the “locked” or other status indicator on the browser you are using.  If the browser you are using does not indicate that the session is secure (e.g., by displaying a lock, a key or a similar icon), you should assume that the connection is not secure and that third parties will receive the information shared by you and us during that part of the session.  Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks that may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.


XI. International Users

If you are visiting the Site from outside of the United States, your connection may be made through and to servers located in the United States, your registration, entries and orders placed through the Site may be fully processed in and from the United States, and all information you provide may be processed and maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States.  By using the Sites, you authorize the export of Personal Information to the United States and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us.  This Privacy Policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the State of Ohio and the United States, regardless of the location of any user.  Any claims or complaints must be filed in the courts the United States in the State of Ohio.

XII. California Users:

California Consumer Privacy Act Policy


XIII. Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access or Disclosure of Personal Information

For the purposes of any applicable law regarding notification of persons whose Personal Information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person, any required notification may, where permitted by law, be made by the use of e-mail, telephone, fax or mail (including a notice printed in an available area of a bill or statement) or by posting a notice on the Site.  The specific means used is up to us, and we will use our best judgment based on the circumstances.  Where any notice is to be sent to a specific address or number (such as an e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, etc.), we will use the latest available address in our records.  BY USING THE SITE(S), YOU AGREE TO THIS MEANS OF NOTIFICATION.


XIV. Site and Service Updates

We may send to you updates and service announcements about our Sites, but you may not un-subscribe or opt not to receive such announcements because such announcements contain important information about the products and services offered through the relevant Site(s).


XV. Correcting or Updating Personal Information

If your Personal Information changes or if you have reason to believe that your Personal Information as we maintain it is incorrect and you are unable to change your Personal Information by logging into your account, you may contact us here, and we shall attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests for such changes. Note that some information may be changed only by contacting the administrator of the Site.


XVI. Choice/Opt-Out

We recommend that users who no longer wish to receive promotional materials or have their information provided to third parties log into their accounts and modify their account settings, as users may have chosen to receive promotional materials in the account registration process.  If you are still receiving promotional materials 30 days after modifying your account settings, you may contact us directly using the information below to opt out of receiving such communications or having information shared.  Our compliance with such requests may involve batch processing and other processes that take 30 days or longer.  If you opt not to receive such communications or to allow us to share your information and then you give your Personal Information to us again by using the Site or under other circumstances that permit us to use your information, we will regard your opt-out as having been rescinded.  Also, please note that users may not necessarily opt out of receiving all communications from us or opt out of sharing certain information with third parties, as specified as being necessary in various portions of this Privacy Policy.


You may additionally opt out of receiving e‑mail communications by using the opt-out instructions included in an e‑mail you may receive from us.


Please note that changing or deleting your information through the Sites, or otherwise opting out of receipt of e‑mail communications from us and third parties, will only change or delete the data in our database for purposes of transacting future business on or relating to the Sites and for managing future communications from us and third parties.  These changes and deletions will not change or delete information collected or submitted pursuant to the Customer Agreement, or information already collected as part of a product or service purchase in our transactions database which may be shared with our third-party service providers regardless of your email preferences.  However, please see also our California Consumer Privacy Act Policy for specific information related to the exercise of right to delete information for California residents.


XVII. How long we keep Personal Information

BWE will keep your personal information until such time as it is no longer expected to be used for any legal and legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with all applicable laws.  At the appropriate time, we will take commercially reasonable steps to destroy your personal information or ensure that it is de-identified, except as it is required to be retained to satisfy legal and/or regulatory requirements.


XVIII. Response Times

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make any changes you request.  Many such changes may be accomplished using batch processing (i.e., collecting a number of similar change requests and making all such changes at once), so the changes may not be immediately effective.  If you require an immediate change to your Personal Information and are unable to make such a change using the available Site resources, please contact us.


XIX. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change, modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.  We indicate the date of the current Privacy Policy above, so you know when it was last updated.  Continued use of this Site after any such revision or modification constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy as so revised or modified.  If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on one or more Sites and/or other places we deem appropriate.  BY USING THE SITE(S), YOU AGREE TO THIS CHANGE  PROCEDURE.


XX. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Sites, or your dealings with any Sites, you can contact us  You can also send us mail at:

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC
1375 E. 9th Street, Suite 2400

Cleveland, OH 44114

Attn:  Privacy Officer

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