Thank you for visiting MyMassHome’s website. MyMassHome is committed to providing accurate information and protecting the privacy rights of our visitors. This website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by MyMassHome. Please be aware that MyMassHome is not responsible for the privacy practices or other content of such websites. The following policy applies only to the use of MyMassHome.com.
A Privacy Partnership:
Your privacy with respect to the use of this website results from a partnership between MyMassHome and you, the user. At this website, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive through this website may be subject to the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this website may be made available to members of the public under that law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this website, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this website. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with MyMassHome by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this website.
Personally Identifiable Information:
We use the term “personally identifiable information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site:
MyMassHome uses one or more companies to place advertisements for our products and services and those of third parties on our Site and third-party sites. “Cookies”* and other technologies such as Web beacons or tags are used to measure the effectiveness of our ads and to determine the display of content and advertising to you based on your interests both on our site, as well as on third-party sites where you may visit. To support this interest-based advertising solution, we, and companies who we have contracted with, may use anonymous information about your visits to our and other Web sites. The information collected and used by this process is always anonymous and does not enable any third-party to identify you individually.
Additionally, this website does collect and store indefinitely your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which does not identify you as an individual, as well as information about the date and time of your visit, and how many “bytes” of information were transmitted to you over the web from this website. We use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this website and the popularity of its various pages and functions. We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to a criminal investigation.
We belong to ad networks that may use your browsing history across participating websites to show you interest-based advertisements on those websites. Our website does not respond to “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms to indicate you do not wish to be tracked or receive interest-based ads. To learn more about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative websites (www.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org).
Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information:
At your direction (when you click the "Submit" button), any information that you provide to MyMassHome in the MassDREAMS pre-screening tool will be stored on the MyMassHome network servers.
We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through MyMassHome and there is no direct or online public access to the information. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us related to your use of the MyMassHome website, its dissemination is governed by the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66A (Fair Information Practices Act), and other applicable laws and regulations. For this reason, all or part of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request. There are pieces of information, such as credit card numbers, TIN, username, or password that are not considered public for the purposes of a public records request. For more information on types of data exempted from disclosure under the Public Records Law, please read the Commonwealth’s Public Records Law.
Your Access and Opportunity to Correct:
The Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please click on the above references to these laws.