Privacy

FACTS

What does Keller Mortgage Do With Your Personal Information?

Why?

Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.

What?

The type of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us.
This information can also include:
• Social Security number and income
• Credit scores and credit history
• Account balances and mortgage rates and payments. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

How?

All financial companies need to share Customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies share thier Customers’ personal information; the reasons Keller Mortgage chooses to share, and whether you can limit this sharing.

Reasons we can share your personal information

Does Keller Mortgage share?

Can you limit this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes – such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus.

Yes

No

For our marketing purposes – to offer other products and services to you

Yes

No

For joint marketing with other financial companies

No

We Don’t Share

For our affliates’ everyday business purposes – Information about your transactions and experiences

Yes – With Permission

Yes

For our affliates’ everyday business purposes – Information about your creditworthiness

No

We Don’t Share

For non-affiliates to market to you

No

We Don’t Share

To limit our sharing

• Call 888-766-2678 – our menu will prompt you through your choices, or
• Visit us online at www.kellermortgage.com. Please note: If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice. However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.

Questions?

Call 888-766-2678 or visit www.kellermortgage.com

Who We Are

Who is Providing this Notice? Keller Mortgage

What We Do

How Does KM protect my personal information? To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. We may enter into agreements with other companies to provide products and services to us and to you. These companies must safeguard your information and use it for specific purposes.
How does KM collect my personal information? We collect your personal information, for example, when you:
• Give us your contact information or
• Provide your mortgage information or
• Apply for a Loan. We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affilitates or other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing? Federal laws give you the right to limit only:
• Sharing for affiliates everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness • Affiliates from using your information to market to you • Sharing for non-affiliates to market to you. State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing. We also allow you to request that we not market to you by phone, fax, and/or e-mail.
What happens when I limit sharing for an account I hold jointly with someone else? Your choices apply to everyone on your account.

Definitions

Affiliates Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
• Keller Mortgage only shares with our affiliates when we have your permission.
Non-Affiliates Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
• Non-affiliates we share with can include insurance, title, and escrow companies, credit bureaus. appraisers, lenders, investors and mortgage services.
Joint Marketing A formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you. • Keller Mortgage does not jointly market.

WEBSITE POLICIES AND TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THESE POLICIES AND TERMS OF SERVICE

This website (“website”) is owned and operated by Keller Mortgage, LLC, which may also do business as Smarter Mortgages and/or Keller Mortgage.   (collectively referred to as “Keller”). The policies set forth herein comprise the Terms of Use for this website and any associated websites. By accessing, browsing, or using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Each use of this website by you indicates and confirms your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Website.

Your use of this website or any Services or information derived from this website constitutes acceptance of these policies and any other applicable terms. The Terms of Service for this website are hereby incorporated by reference.

Data Security and Protection

While Keller takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect its customers and to prevent possible security breaches in our website and customer databases, no website, internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure. Consequently, Keller cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss or other breaches will never occur. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Keller does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements with respect to links, files or other information provided on, downloaded from or accessed through this website. This website may also provide links or data connections to third-party websites or web applications. Keller does not control the content of third-party sites and cannot be held responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of any external websites.

Limitation of Liability

By using this website or any website managed by Keller, you agree that Keller shall not be liable or responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of this website, its data connections, links, applications, downloadable files or other information or functions contained herein or found on any website that may be accessed or connected to by way of this website.

We reserve the right to make changes to Keller’s websites and our legal disclaimers.

We encourage you to review Keller’s websites and these disclaimers periodically for any updates or changes.

Your continued access or use of Keller’s website shall be deemed your acceptance of these disclaimers and any subsequent changes.

 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER. Keller EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, Keller MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL Keller BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE WHATSOEVER RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM THIS WEBSITE OR ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR OF ANY WEBSITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR FOR THE USE OR DOWNLOADING OF, OR ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOST SAVINGS OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF Keller IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORIES.

Use of website content

This website and any of its content may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, or used for the creation of derivative works without Keller‘s prior written consent, except that Keller grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access and display the pages within this website solely on your computer and for your personal, non-commercial use. This permission is conditioned on your not modifying the content displayed on this website, your adherence to and positing of all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or viewing any website content and hereby disclaim any such right. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any software and other materials that are made available for downloading, access, or other use from this website may be subject to their own license terms or restrictions, which may govern their use.

You may not use this website’s content, domain names, or any email addresses related to or derived from this website, nor any data, trademarks, functionality, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos contained within or derived from this website, for any purpose; meaning that you may not, among other prohibited uses, use any such content in or as any meta-tag or hidden text;

in or as part of any contextual marketing directory, index, or triggering term; as content or advertising related to any other website including, but not limited to, comparative/informational websites; and/or as a variable or data element in any algorithm that causes another Internet browser to appear on, over, or at the same time as this website or controls the content of any other Internet browser window. Your failure to comply with the terms, conditions, and notices on this website will result in automatic termination of any rights granted to you without prior notice, and you must immediately destroy all copies of downloaded materials in your possession or control. Except for the limited permission previously defined, Keller does not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights. You may not mirror any of the content from this website on another Website or in any other media.

Certain disclaimers

Information on this website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, or complete, and this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Keller assumes no responsibility (and expressly disclaims responsibility) for updating this website to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any services, products, or other matters described in this website.

Keller provides no assurances that any reported problems will be resolved by Keller even if Keller elects to provide information with the goal of addressing a problem. Any comments, improvements, suggestions, and ideas regarding this website will become and remain our exclusive property, including any future rights associated with such submissions, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated.

This website is published for distribution through the world wide web. Keller’s products and services are not available in all geographic areas. Keller does not lend in the State of New York, and this website should not be used by New York consumers.
PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and earning your trust. We respect your right to keep your personal information confidential and to avoid unwanted solicitations.

This Privacy Policy explains the types of information we gather and what we do with it, and is intended to provide you notice of Keller’s information management practices, including how the information is gathered, safeguarded and the degree to which you may control the maintenance and sharing of your information.

Your use of any Services or this website constitutes acceptance and agreement with this Privacy Policy and any other applicable terms.
Information Gathered

Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect

Keller respects your privacy and is committed to protecting personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with your use of this website and Services. Keller may gather information that personally identifies users of this website, even if you provide such information to us. For example, Keller will gather information about individuals requesting products or services when they submit a request, create a user account or otherwise provide information through this website.

We will also collect nonpublic personal information about you and members of your household in connection with your agreements, applications or transactions with us. This information may be aggregated from information you provide or through technological collection from cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, browser fingerprinting or other tools. The type of information collected may vary depending on your use of this website, the products or services you inquire about or select and the type of product or service you agree to undertake. Information collected may include:

  • information we receive from you on applications, agreements and other forms;
  • information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others;
  • information about the creation of user accounts, interest in particular services, location-based information, online consumer behavior, your use of this website or interest in products and services related to those offered by Keller and interaction with other web-based or mobile applications;
  • information we receive from consumer reporting agencies and other sources; and
  • with your consent, we may ask a third party providers to confirm or give us more details about your applications, inquiries or transactions with us or others.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect

You may be asked to provide information that does not personally identify you. Keller may request this information to understand you better and to also bring to your attention new products, services, programs or offers that may be of interest to you.

In many cases, Keller will automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of this website and Services. Keller might collect, among other things, information concerning the type of internet browser, operating system or computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, your “click path” through the website or “click-through” from an email, the website or advertisement that was linked to or from the website when you visited and your IP address. To do this, Keller may use cookies and other technology (see below). Your use of our website and Services, and information provided through these technologies, will be anonymous unless you provide us with personally identifiable information or have provided such information in the past.

Information about Other People

Some of the services on the website may ask you to submit personally identifiable information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and other personally identifiable information if you are interested in a product or service. A record of that transaction will be maintained as allowed and/or required by law. In addition, we may add those people’s information to our marketing database for future use or access by them or us.

Cookies and Related Technology

The website and some products and services, and associated advertisements, may contain “cookies,” clear gifs (also known as web beacons or web bugs), or similar technology. A cookie is a piece of data that holds information that identifies you to our website, if your computer is enabled to accept cookies. Web beacons assist in the delivery of cookies and the collection of non-personally identifiable information, such as “click path” and other data as described above. In using our website, you agree that we may store a “cookie” on your computer. Our website does not use cookies to retrieve any information from your computer. You agree that we may use cookies, clear gifs, frames, server log analysis and other technologies as they are developed to customize your experience with our website and Products and Services.

USE, DISCLOSURE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

 Personally Identifiable Information

Keller uses information about you to deliver the Information, Products and Services that you request, to keep you informed about changes affecting our Products or Services or your account, to inform you of other Services or offers in which you might be interested, and to improve and enhance our website and Services. If you provide Keller with personally identifiable information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect it from unauthorized disclosure.

You may opt-out to receive email from us by following the directions in each message to “unsubscribe.” However, if you choose to opt out of marketing messages, we reserve the right to contact you regarding your transactional issues, account status, technical support, product information, changes to account terms and any other matter that might affect our service to you and/or any products or services you purchased from us, as applicable.

Keller will not share, sell, rent or disclose any personally identifiable information that we have collected except as stated herein, or in the following instances: (i) we have been given your consent to disclose; (ii) we have previously informed you of the disclosure, including by means of our Privacy Policy or on the website, or through the Product or Service where you provided your information; (iii) we are required by law, legal process or court order to disclose; (iv) disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may cause or be causing harm to, or interference with, Keller’s rights or property, other website users, or anyone else; or (v) to respond to an inquiry, request or complaint that you have made. Keller may also use IP addresses in cooperation with internet service providers to identify users if we deem it necessary to comply with law, to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service, or to protect our website, customers or others.

 We do not sell or provide any information we gather to third parties who may wish to provide you with information about their products or services.

We may, as permitted by law, provide information about you to certain persons or organizations. The types of persons or organizations we may share this information with include:

  • persons or organizations that perform professional, business, underwriting, credit review or other functions for us;
  • your loan broker or originator organization;
  • title and escrow agents;
  • designated vendors associated with your transaction, such as appraisers and insurance agents; and,
  • regulatory and enforcement authorities.

We have procedures that restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to our employees and others who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your nonpublic personal information.

 Your California Privacy Rights (As provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83)

A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family or household purposes (“California Customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California Customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.

However, under the law, a business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, as long as the business maintains and discloses this policy. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost-free means to exercise that right.

California Customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing compliance@kellermortgage.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address.

Contact Us Regarding Privacy

Keller is dedicated to protecting your personally identifiable information and welcomes questions and comments on this Privacy Policy. All questions or comments should be directed to:

Keller Mortgage, LLC or by email compliance@kellermortgage.com

Keller reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and its websites’ Terms of Service or Use at any time. All changes will be effective when posted, and your continued use of the website after the posting will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

Effective Date: Feb. 23, 2017