Connect Lease Corporation (“CLC” or “us” or “we” or “our”) provides the following privacy statement to confirm to you our commitment to protecting your personal information collected from you online or via any other method of delivery (facsimile, etc.).
Collection of Personal Information
CLC may obtain personal information from you so we may improve upon our delivery of the many services CLC offers to you. All information received from you either via this Site or in any other form may be stored by us. You have the option to not to provide all or only a portion of the information to us that we have requested; however, this may limit the usefulness of our Site and prevent you from obtaining certain services.
We may require certain credit information to process your financing request and retain this information to serve your future needs. The information you enter in this site you have hereby fully consented to providing us with. You may provide information about your business, including banking information, trade references, principals/owners, co-applicants or potential co-applicants, financial statement information, equipment and equipment supplier information and any other relevant information needed to process your application. Any co-applicants or guarantors are fully bound by the conditions of our Privacy Statement, Legal Disclaimer, Credit Application and fully agree to terms and conditions.
Use of Information Provided By You
We will use your personal information as directed by you. This could be for the purpose of obtaining lease financing, loan financing, mortgage financing or any other type of financing required. Or, it could be for the purpose of obtaining employment, obtaining additional information on our company or services offered. CLC may also use any information we obtain to help improve our site, to improve our services, for future mailings and broadcasts, for market research and for the purpose of contacting you, and for verifying the information you have provided to us. Any information provided to us from you we will use to legally protect ourselves and our users and to ensure strict adherence to all of our terms and conditions contained in this Site.
In an effort to meet your request for financing, we may share all or part of the information you provided to other CLC affiliated lenders and/or financial brokers. We may also share information with other credit grantors and credit reporting agencies and organizations to reduce our risk and to help prevent fraud. Third parties may also use all or part of your information for marketing purposes, advertising, managing databases, billing and invoicing, mailings, fax broadcasting or any other type of electronic broadcasting, for online survey’s or poll’s and when we believe such release appropriately complies with the law and protects the rights of our users. Our site contains links to other web sites. CLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
Your equipment supplier may be notified as to the status of your credit application. If notified, they will be provided with our credit status report which advises them that your application is approved, declined or pending. If approved, the vendor may be provided with all of the terms and conditions of the approval including (but not limited to) the financing term, security required, documentation required, monthly payments, guarantors and co-lessees, and any other credit information that may have been disclosed to us by you. No detailed information concerning your personal or business credit history which was obtained by CLC through its various sources is released by CLC to the equipment supplier.
General Internet Risks
We at CLC do our best to retain the privacy of your personal information however the security of the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Risks such as unauthorized access, deletion, alteration and errors can occur. CLC, its employees and agents are not directly or indirectly liable for such occurrences. Please see our Legal Disclaimer for further information.
At CLC we strictly protect the security of your personal and business information. We protect all stored data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
When you access the CLC Website, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects sensitive information using both server authentication and data encryption. You will notice a small padlock appears in the status bar of your browser to indicate you are using a secure connection (or the URL is https:// – the ‘s’ indicates a secure connection). Double-clicking the icon will give you details about the person or company providing the page you are viewing. These details have been verified by a third party called a Certification Authority (CA). The CLC site uses THAWTE to provide you assurance that your data is in safe hands.
What is SSL?
SSL is a protocol designed to provide secure communications on the Internet. SSL does three things:
- SSL authenticates that the server you’ve connected to is the one it purports to be, and not a third party trying to intercept the transaction.
- SSL creates a secure communication channel by encrypting all communication between you and the server.
- SSL conducts a cryptographic word count to ensure data integrity between the server and the user. If a message is not received in its entirety, it is rejected and another copy of the message is sent automatically.