Last Updated: April 20, 2023
Thank you for visiting our website. Venture Title & Escrow Company, an Idaho corporation (“Venture Title,” “we,” “us,” and/or “our”), respects the privacy of its users, customers, and visitors (“you”), and we look forward to serving you in your next transaction.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted any changes by your continued use of the Website after the date of revision is posted.
1. Information We Collect and Methods of Collection
Information Collected: The information we do collect will vary based upon the ways in which you use our Website. For example, if you are merely visiting our website, but do not have an account to log in to Ascent accessible through the Website (“Ascent”), the information we collect from you will be different than the information we collect in other situations. With that in mind, depending on how you interact with us, we might collect the following information from or about you:
Your first and last name, email address, cell phone number, and related contact information;
Your IP address, user name and password, zip code, time zone, and other geolocation data;
Your device information such as your mobile device ID number, model, and manufacturer, version of your operating system, phone number, country, and location;
Records of property searches, services purchased or considered, and other consuming histories and tendencies;
Details of your visits to our Website, including search queries, location data, logs, and other communication data;
Records and copies of your correspondence, if you contact us;
Your responses to any surveys that we might ask you to complete; and
Information you provide when you report a problem with the Website, when you enter a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion offered or sponsored by us, or when you generally access or use our services.
Methods of Collection:
Directly: Some information is collected directly, such as by your typing specific information into a form, logging into your account, or submitting a request.
Via Tracking Technology: We obtain information through the use of tracking technology, such as cookies, web beacons, and tracking pixels, to help customize the Website and improve your experience.
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your device that uniquely identifies your browser or device, monitors visitor behavior. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Website.
Web beacons, also known as clear GIFs, pixel tags and single-pixel GIFs, are small electronic files that allow us to count Website visitors and provide other statistical information. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser's settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
The Website does not currently respond to “Do Not Track” features that may be enabled through your web browser or device.
Please note, however, that by merely accessing the Website, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology.
From Third Parties: We may also receive information from third parties, such as data analytics providers, licensors of tools and products integrated into or accessible within the Website, social media networks, internet service providers, and other public sources. In particular, we utilize data analytics to evaluate customer trends, improve the customer experience, and tailor the products and services we provide. Likewise, some of the tools and products accessible through the Website are licensed to us by third parties. Those third parties share with us information that you provide through your use of those tools and products.
Please note that information you share with third parties through the Website is subject to the terms and conditions of the privacy policies of those third parties. This Policy only applies to information we receive from you and none of those third parties are governed by this Policy. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of all third parties whose tools may be integrated within, or accessible through, the Website.
2. Our Use of your Information
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected from or about you via the Website to:
Deliver products and services that you have requested;
Create and manage your Ascent account;
Enable secure communications;
Notify you of updates;
Manage your customer relationship and provide you with customer support;
Enforce our terms and conditions;
Respond to your requests, feedback, or inquiries;
Comply with laws, rules, regulations, and other legal requirements;
Operate, evaluate, and improve our business;
Manage our business;
Provide you with advertisements about products, services, and promotions from us or our affiliates, that may interest you; and
Perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
3. Our Disclosure of Your Information to Third-Parties
We are not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below.
By Law or to Protect Rights: In certain situations, we may disclose your information to a third party (a) if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) to enforce our agreements, policies, terms and conditions, (c) to protect the security or integrity of our Website or services, (d) to protect Venture Title, our customers or the public from harm or illegal activities (including, without limitation, for fraud protection and credit risk reduction), (e) to respond to an emergency which we believe in the good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing physical harm, (f) where otherwise permitted under any applicable law, rule, or regulation, or (g) with your prior consent.
Vendors, Consultants and Other Service Providers: Venture Title, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions could include application services, Website tools and products, hosting and maintenance services, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, and database management. In these settings, functionality of the Website may depend upon our disclosure of your information to third parties. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Sale or Bankruptcy: If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information could be transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline to apply this Policy from and after the date of such transfers.
In all circumstances, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information to third parties where that disclosure would be prohibited under applicable law.
4. Security of your Information
We use industry-accepted administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect, error free, or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. As the Website is accessible using the internet and/or remote connectivity, we cannot and do not guarantee complete security.
We keep your information for as long as necessary in accordance with the purposes for which it was collected, our business needs, and our legal and regulatory obligations. If we dispose of any of your information, we will do so in a way that is secure and appropriate in light of the information subject to disposal.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
This Policy does not apply to any information collected by us other than information collected through the Website, which is required for you to access and login to the Website. This Policy does not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to us through the Website or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas, such as forums, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.
6. Access by Children
The Website is not intended or designed to attract persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly market to, solicit, or collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any information through the Website. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Policy by instructing their children never to provide information through the Website without their permission. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our systems.
7. Options Regarding Your Information
Whether you provide information to us is entirely up to you. If you decide not to provide information, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. In any case, you may submit a request that we:
correct or update the information we have about you;
change your preferences for participation in subscriptions, newsletters, and alerts;
change whether you want to receive marketing and advertising from us; and
control how your information is tracked online (see dialogue regarding cookies, web beacons, and tracking pixels in Section 1).
With this in mind:
Account Information: To the extent you maintain an account with us (e.g., an Ascent account), you may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by contacting us using the contact information provided below. Upon your request to delete your account, we will remove your account from our active databases.
Emails and Communications: If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by contacting us using the contact information provided below. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as security alerts, important updates and notices related to your access to or use of the Website or those about your online account (if you remain an accountholder) or our ongoing business relations via email, text messages or other communication modes.
International Users: We are headquartered in the State of Idaho, which is situated within the United States of America (“USA”). The Website is hosted in, and Venture Title’s products and services are offered exclusively within, the USA. If you reside outside the USA and access the Website or otherwise choose to provide information to us, please note that you may be transferring your information to us in the USA, and in so doing, you consent to the collection, transfer and use of information in accordance with this Policy. You similarly agree to abide by applicable USA, state, and local laws concerning your use of the Website.
8. Contact Information
If you have questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using one of the following methods:
Venture Title & Escrow Company
1800 S. Bonito Way, Suite 200
Meridian, Idaho 83642