Last updated on November 1, 2018
CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT ONLINE.
We collect information when you interact with Forestar online, for example, from your visits to, and use of, our Sites, from your email correspondence to us, from your submittal of an online employment application, from your online responses to us, from information that you post online, and when you interact with our Mobile Applications.
Personal Information. Certain of the information we collect online is Personal Information – that is, non-public information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, you, such as your name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, user name, physical address, phone number, driver’s license or state identification card number, email address, debit card information or other financial information, or profile pictures.
Anonymous Information. Other information that we collect is Anonymous Information – that is, information that does not include Personal Information, or from which Personal Information has been deleted. Anonymous Information does not identify, and cannot be used to reasonably determine, the identity of, an individual customer. Anonymous Information may include demographic and other general information that you may provide to us, Automated Information collected through cookies, pixels and other technologies such as browser and other device information; location information and information collected from your mobile devices as a result of recognition of your Mobile Advertising Identifier (a unique numerical identifier) that is associated with your mobile device.
Aggregate Information. We may also gather Anonymous Information of many individuals and combine that information. Aggregate Information does not identify, and cannot be used to reasonably determine, the identity of, an individual customer. Aggregate Information is about groups or categories of customers rather than individual visitors.
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT ONLINE.
The information we collect varies depending on how you interact with us or others online:
Information That You Provide to Us. You may provide information to us online for any number of reasons. For example, you may request information about our communities, submit a job application, or interact with our Mobile Applications. In such cases, we, or our Third Party Service Providers, will collect the information that you provide, which may include your name, telephone number, email address, physical address, name of your present community or a community in which you are interested, certain demographic information, such as your age range and areas of interest, and, in the case of a job application, your resume and social security number. In addition, you may provide information to us off-line. Unless prohibited by applicable law, we may combine information that you provide to us online with information that you provide to us off-line, with publicly available information or with information provided to us by third-parties such as social media platforms and data aggregators.
Email. If you provide your email address to us and request information from us, you will receive emails from us and we will collect your email address, other information Automated Information that you provide as well as that we may collect.
Information from Third Parties. We may collect or purchase information from third parties, including marketing companies, digital advertising agencies, third-party ad servers, third-party email servers, data aggregators, analytics providers, investor relations firms, or third party advertising networks (“Third Party Service Providers”). Certain of this information may be Automated Information that these Third Party Service Providers have gathered as they have tracked you across the Internet and over time.
Location Information. We collect location information that you may enter when using our Sites such as your physical address, including your zip code, that is collected as Automated Information including your general location indicated by your IP address, that may be provided by your internet service provider or ISP, or that may be automatically collected from your mobile device when interacting with our Mobile Applications, if you choose to share your location with us.
Automated Information. We and our Third Party Service Providers have automated means of collecting information from you when you visit our Sites, or otherwise interact with us online. The information that is collected using these automated technologies does not identify you personally, but instead is linked to an anonymous numerical identifier. Consequently, except as otherwise required by applicable law, we use and disclose this Automated Information as Anonymous Information rather than Personal Information.
Depending upon the settings that you have chosen on your browser, and your response to our cookie banner that displays when you visit our Website, we or our Third Party Service Providers may install these cookies on your browser when you visit our Sites. Many browsers maintain a default setting to allow cookies. You have the ability to modify this setting so as to decline cookies. The “Help” tab on your toolbar may guide you to the settings for your browser that will allow you to change your browser settings with regard to cookies. Please remember, however, that if you decline cookies, your use of our Sites may be impaired. To learn more about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Through Your Browser. Some information is collected automatically from your browser, such as your Media Access Control or “MAC” address, your computer type such as a MAC or Microsoft, operating system and version number, device manufacturer, Internet browser and version number, and the name and version of the websites you visit and applications you are using. We use this information to assist us in enhancing and correcting the performance of our Sites.
Through Our Server Logs. Your IP Address is automatically logged to our server logs whenever you visit our Sites, together with the date and time of your visit and the pages on our Sites that you visit. Your IP Address is a unique numerical identifier that is assigned to your device by your Internet Service Provider or “ISP.” Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice for website operators across the Internet. We use IP Addresses to assist us in enhancing and correcting the performance of our Sites and for other analytic purposes. We use and disclose IP Addresses in accordance with applicable law.
Through an Application That You Use. You may use a program or service that we operate or that one of our Third Party Service Providers operates on our behalf that is displayed on any one of our Sites. When you use the application, we or our Third Party Service Providers may collect information about your usage of the application. We use this information for a variety of purposes, including to improve the functionality of our applications and to determine usage patterns.
Subject to applicable law, we may combine Automated Information that we or our Third Party Service Providers collect, with other information that we have collected about you offline.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ONLINE.
If you use or visit our Sites, submit content to us, or post any content on this Website or our other Sites, you agree that, with respect to such content, Forestar is granted an unlimited, non-exclusive, world-wide, non-revocable, perpetual license to reproduce, duplicate, transmit, display, publish, create derivative works, sublicense and otherwise use any such information for any lawful purpose whatsoever, including marketing and you agree to hold us harmless with respect thereto.
CATEGORIES OF THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM WE SHARE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ONLINE.
Forestar Affiliates. We may share your information, including your Personal Information, with Forestar affiliates, including D.R. Horton, Inc.; however, such sharing will not be for the direct marketing purpose of our affiliates. Forestar is the party responsible for the management of your Personal Information that is jointly used by our affiliates.
Subcontractors and Third Party Service Providers Providing Services to Forestar. We share your information, which may include Personal Information, with our Third Party Service Providers, that perform services on our behalf, such as those that perform technology services for us such as website hosting and email delivery services.
Legal Matters. We share your information, including your Personal Information, with third parties, including law enforcement, in response to legal process including requests from public and governmental authorities.
Business Transactions. We may share your information, including your Personal Information, with potential buyers in the event of the sale or a proposed sale of a business unit or property, or other business transaction of Forestar.
Storage. We may share your information, including your Personal Information, with third parties for the purpose of helping us gather, store and maintain data.
THIRD PARTY COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES OVER TIME AND ACROSS DIFFERENT WEB SITES.
We allow certain of our Third Party Service Providers to collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities on our Sites, and on and across different websites after you leave our Sites. In addition, other third parties with which we have no business relationship may be tracking your online behavior across the Internet including when you visit our Sites.
DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS.
Some web browsers may give you the ability to enable “Do Not Track” functionality. “Do Not Track” is a browser setting that requests that web applications eliminate their tracking of you. When you choose to turn on your “Do Not Track” setting, your browser sends a signal to third party ad servers, digital advertising networks, data aggregators and others to stop tracking you. This is different than disabling cookies on your browser. Browsers with the “Do Not Track” functionality enabled continue to have the capability to accept cookies. There is currently no agreement or consensus on how companies should interpret a “Do Not Track” signal. Consequently, we do not honor “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms that provide you with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of information (including your Personal Information) relating to your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. For more information about Do Not Track, please visit www.allaboutdnt.org.
NO SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR THEIR DIRECT MARKETING.
Forestar does not disclose your Personal Information to third parties, including our affiliates, for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.
Forestar does not disclose to third parties, including our affiliates, for their direct marketing purposes, the Personal Information of any person. Consequently, California Civil Code section 1798.83(c)(2), California’s “Shine the Light” law, does not apply to Forestar.
Forestar, as an employer, in the normal course of business and as required by law, collects social security numbers. In connection with accepting job applications online, we will collect Personal Information from prospective new employees, including their social security number. This information is transmitted over a secure connection that implements encryption of the Personal Information being transmitted. In addition to secure connections and encryption for collection, we maintain other reasonable measures to protect and limit access to social security numbers on a need-to-know basis. In addition, we prohibit their unlawful disclosure. We maintain reasonable procedures to destroy, erase, or make unreadable any data, computer files and documents containing social security numbers prior to their disposal. Failure to follow these procedures by any employee may subject the employee to disciplinary action up to, and including, termination.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES.
Our Sites contain general information not directed towards children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. In this regard, our Sites are general audience sites that are not designed nor intended to collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.
USE OF OUR WEBSITE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
Our Sites, including this Website, may not be available or appropriate for use in countries other than the United States. If you choose to access one of our Sites, including this Website, from a country other than the United States, you do so at your own risk with the understanding that information may be collected from you and stored as a result of your access to our Sites while in another country where privacy laws may be different from, and less protective than, those of the United States. If you are using our Sites in a country other than the United States, you acknowledge that our Sites are operated in the United States. Information that you share with us through our Sites or which is collected about you or your online behavior will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using our Sites, you consent to this transfer, storage and processing of your information in the United States where the privacy laws may be different, or more or less protective than the country in which you are using our Sites.
CROSS BORDER TRANSFER.
We may store your Personal Information in any country where our Third Party Service Providers have facilities and by using our Sites you consent to the transfer of your information outside of the United States.
We provide the opportunity on our Sites for you to review employment opportunities with us and our affiliates and to submit online an employment application. If you choose to do so, the laws and regulations of the United States will apply to the collection and use of all information that you provide.
Forestar has implemented safeguards as required by law to protect your Personal Information. Unfortunately, however, no information or data transmitted electronically, including information or data transmitted over the Internet or stored electronically can be assumed to be safe and secure. If you believe that the security of any information or data that you have provided to us has been compromised, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.