Privacy Policy


Our Website Uses Cookies

First Communities (“First Communities”) and partners use cookies on our website and mobile application to improve services for our customers as well as Site visitors. Specifically, cookies are used for personalizing ads, advertising, tracking, and processing payments among other things. We also share and disclose information about your use of our Site with third parties, including our payment processing partners, Yardi, compliance partners, PetScreening and RentSecurely, and third-party applicant screening partners.

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer that are used on the website to collect personal information that can be used to identify you or can be linked to your identification based on your online activity. See our Privacy Policy for the types of personal and non-personal information collected.

To protect individuals’ privacy rights, we are required to inform our users that cookies are in use, the kind of cookies in use, the personal data being collected, and how and why that personal data is being used. We require our site visitors’ consent prior to using these cookies. Pursuant to these laws, individuals can at any time change their settings or opt-out of having cookies placed on their devices. Some ways in which site visitors may opt-out or change settings are outlined in the opt-out section below in this Cookie Policy. 

How We Use Cookies

First Communities uses Cookies to identify you and your interests, to remember your preferences, and to track your use of our Sites. We also use Cookies to control access to certain content on our Sites, protect the Sites, and to process any requests that you make of us.

To administer our Sites, for research purposes and to perform customer analytics, First Communities also has contracted with third party service providers to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from our Site users. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our Site content, and analyze how users navigate and utilize the Sites.

Persistent Cookies. We use persistent Cookies to improve your experience of using the Sites. This includes recording your acceptance of our Cookie Policy to remove the cookie message which first appears when you use the Sites.

Session Cookies. Session Cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.

Some cookies last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you exit your browser; other cookies may last for longer than your web session, including after you exit your browser, for example by remembering you when you return to our website.

 

The table below explains the persistent cookies and session cookies that First Communities and our third-party partners use and why.

 

Cookie Type

Purpose

Necessary Cookies

These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Sites so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.

For example: information on Site visitors.

Performance or Analytical Cookies

These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how the Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these Cookies may be correlated to you. For example: IP Addresses.

Functionality Cookies

These Cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to "remember" you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your username and remember how you customized the Sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable and provide you with the same customizations during future visits. For example: browsing activity, financial information, and purchase history.

Advertising and Third-Party Advertising Cookies

These Cookies collect information about your activities on these and other sites to provide you targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use Cookies on the Sites for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third -party service providers that generate these Cookies have their own privacy policies and may use their Cookies to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Sites. For example: third-party partner sites with marketing advertisements.

 

Different internet browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. Most website browsers accept Cookies automatically, but all internet browsers provide control options allowing browser users to block or delete cookies. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete cookies. The links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers is below:

 

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

 

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

 

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

 

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc

 

Please visit your browser’s official support documents if you are using any other web browser not listed above.

 

Please be aware that if you opt to delete Cookies, Site preferences and settings controlled by Cookies will be deleted. This will require you to recreate your settings and/or preferences if you want to re-implement your settings or preferences once Cookies have been deleted. Should you choose to block certain Cookies in your browser, you may not be able to sign in or use certain features on the Site. Additionally, preferences controlled by Cookies may be lost.

 

DO NOT TRACK FEATURE: “Do Not Track” features are available with some website browsers. This feature gives you the ability to communicate to webpages that you do not want your online activity tracked. Our Sites are not currently capable of responding to the ‘Do Not Track’ feature signals.

 

Contact Us

 

First Communities

Attention: Director of Compliance and Operations

1200 Lake Hearn Dr

Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30319

Email: [email protected]

 

Policy Revisions

 

First Communities policies may require revisions and updates to be compliant with applicable legal requirements. This Cookie policy may be revised at any time. All amendments and modifications are in effect once the revised Policy has been posted on our Site. If major changes to the materiality of this Policy are made, you will be provided a copy of the amended Cookie Policy for your review. Upon your review of the amended Cookie Policy, you may continue using our Site with your current Cookie preferences or revise your Cookie preferences via your web browser. The instructions to make these adjustments are located in the “Managing Your Cookie Preferences” paragraphs above.