This document describes the online privacy policy and practices for Vela Properties, LLC (the “Owner”) at www.rentvela.com (this “Site”). Owner reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy with or without cause and at any time. If Owner makes any substantive changes, it will update the date noted below, and provide notice of any change. Your use of this Site constitutes acceptance of these privacy policies.

Personally Identifiable Information.

Owner does not collect personally identifiable information (PII) unless you voluntarily register on www.rentvela.com. PII may include your name, email address, telephone number, your computer’s IP address, and any other information that may be used to identify you as an unique individual.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Internet Technologies.

Owner employs various technologies on this Site to make your experience more enjoyable. A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Owner uses cookies to, among other things, identify your computer during a particular visit to this Site and analyze visitor behavior. Most web browsers provide you with the ability to accept or decline cookies, as well as to be warned each time a cookie is being sent.

Web beacons are electronic files that are placed on a web site and allow the website to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. There are also other methods used to collect information about visitors to any website. At this time, Owner only uses cookies and web beacons for the purpose of collecting information about the visitors to this Site in an aggregated form. For instance, Owner may gather certain information such as the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit and pages viewed. We look at the data in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. Owner gathers this information so it can, for example, learn how many people visit this Site, see which pages are the most viewed and identify which web sites are referring visitors to this Site. However, we do not use cookies, web beacons, or any other internet technology to collect PII about you.

At this time our website does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions. You can generally express your privacy preferences regarding the use of most cookies and similar technologies though your web browser. Look under the heading “Tools” (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. You can set your browser in most instances to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies. Since cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our Web sites’ features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you block, turn off or otherwise reject our cookies, some Web pages may not display properly.

As you browse www.rentvela.com , advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that Owner can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partners then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with www.rentvela.com. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number. 

How We Use The Personally Identifiable Information You Do Provide.


As explained above, the only PII Owner collects via this Site is information you share with us when you voluntarily register your information on www.rentvela.com. Owner uses this PII in order to respond to your request and to complete any follow up. We may also share this PII with our limited partners who may use it to contact you about goods and services they believe may be of interest to you. Owner also reserves the right to share any information collected through this Site with legal authorities if it is, in our sole opinion, necessary to investigate, prevent or otherwise take action regarding suspected fraud, situations involving threats or potential harm or if otherwise required by governmental order (such as by a subpoena, court order or other legal means).

We use a third-party vendor, squarespace.com, to provide a secure, reliable and resilient platform for hosting this Site. Like us, squarespace.com strives to take all reasonable precautions necessary to safeguard the confidentiality of any confidential information collected via this Site. Squarespace.com is contractually obligated to not make any use of any PII it may learn as a result of its hosting services it provides except as necessary to host the Site.

We may also from time to time use other third parties to assist us with services provided via the Site or in connection with the administration of this Site. These third parties will be or are contractually limited in how they may use any PII they learn; specifically they may only use this PII to the extent necessary to provide the contractually requested goods or services.

Nothing in this policy is intended to interfere with the ability of Owner to transfer all or part of its business or assets (including this Site, and any PII) to an affiliate or independent third party, at any time, for any reason.

Do Not Track Requests.

California law requires that we indicate whether we honor “DO NOT TRACK” settings in your browser. This setting is intended to allow customers who do not wish to receive communications from third party based on their Internet browsing activity. Since at this time we do not work with nor share any PII with companies that engage in targeted advertising, at this time we do not monitor or follow any DO NOT TRACK REQUESTS.

How We Maintain A Secure Website.

Owner endeavors to provide a secure Site, but cannot guarantee the confidentiality of electronic communication. Transmissions to and from this Site are not encrypted. Accordingly, you should carefully consider whether to submit sensitive information that you would not want made public, and should recognize that your use of this Site is solely at your own risk. We use industry -available technologies to ensure whatever aggregated PII we collect is maintained securely.

Links to Third Party Web Sites and Changes to This Policy.

This Site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. We may change the features and content of this Site. This policy may change accordingly. If our practice concerning the collection of personal data changes, we will give you the option to have the data used solely for the purpose for which you provided it. You should periodically revisit this Site to familiarize yourself with our current Privacy Policy. By visiting this Site, you agree to be bound by the then-current policy.

This Site is Governed by US and California Law.

This Site is operated, in whole or in part, from the United States. By using this Site, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have any PII you provide through this Site transferred to and processed in the United States, and allow Owner the right to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Text on this Site may be published in languages other than English. In all instances, the English language version of any text, including this Privacy Policy, controls the legal impact and interpretation of this Site and its use.

For Additional Information.

If you believe that we have acted inconsistently with this Privacy Policy or you would like any of your information modified or deleted from our database or you would like to opt out of any future communications, please notify us at the address below. If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or this Site, you may contact Webmaster, Vela Properties, LLC, 2436 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, email and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact us (with a reference to California Disclosure Information) at:

Vela Properties, LLC

2436 Greenwich Street, Suite #5

San Francisco, CA 94123

Attn: Legal Department

We will respond to such requests to information access within 30 days following receipt at the email or mailing address stated above. If we receive your request at a different email or mailing address, we will respond within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 150 days from the date received. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.

Last Updated:  November 27, 2015