Privacy Policy

We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

To help you understand how we protect your personal information, this notice describes our current privacy policy and practices. We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to zhughes@nareim.org.

This privacy policy sets out how NAREIM uses and protects any information that you provide or that is gathered during the course of providing client services.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

This privacy policy was last updated on February 26, 2021.

Who are we?

NAREIM is a non-profit 501c(6) industry association focused on the real estate investment management industry. NAREIM (the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers) is registered in Delaware.

What we collect

The majority of our clients are corporate entities and data about entities is not personal data.

But we do process personal data of company employees, representatives and other personal data clients provide to us, or allow us to collect on their behalf, while providing client services. This includes contact information and any other personal data that is relevant to or necessary for us to deliver our services. We also process personal data to assist in building relationships. This includes name, contact information and job title and may also include education information, work history and gender.

We collect and use this information to provide services and for other legitimate business interests. For example, we use contact details to send communications. You can update your communication preferences by clicking on the link at the bottom of one of our marketing emails or contacting Zoe Hughes at zhughes@nareim.org.

We may also obtain personal data from third-party sources in connection with providing services to clients and general internet searches. Such third-party information sometimes contains personal data. We may use this information to perform relevant due diligence.

We may collect the following personal information:

  • Name and contact information, such as email, telephone and physical address

  • Employment position and job title

  • Investment objectives and experience, and information regarding existing investments

  • Financial information for the payment of membership dues and meetings

Why we collect personal information

We may collect the information to serve your organization, provide customer service, monitor and improve our relationships with you and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Comply with legal obligations and professional responsibilities;

  • Perform contracts and conduct due diligence prior to entering into a contract;

  • Pursue legitimate interests of:

    • Delivering the best possible service to our members

    • Keeping individuals informed of developments in NAREIM and the markets

    • Business development and general marketing

    • Providing you with information on our services, and

    • Ensuring we build and maintain a good working relationship with you and potential new members.

Unless otherwise indicated, you should assume that we require the personal data for business and/or compliance purposes. To the extent that we do rely on consent to process your personal data, we will contact you to obtain this consent. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

What we do with the information we gather

Keeping your information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We never sell your personally identifiable information.

 

We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including conducting our benchmarking research and publishing our bi-annual magazine. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extend necessary to perform these functions and provide such services. We also require these third parties to maintain the privacy and security of the personal information they process on our behalf. Our trusted third parties include:

  • Ferguson Partners, relating to NAREIM's Compensation, Diversity & Inclusion, Defined Contribution and Global Management Surveys

  • Institutional Real Estate Investing (IREI), relating to the production and distribution of Dialogues magazine

We may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or to others when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. In addition, we may disclose this information to our professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, auditors and consultants in connection with facilitating our services to you.

Controlling and accessing your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information, such as signing up for NAREIM membership and meetings or the NAREIM newsletter, you may change your mind at any time by clicking the opt-button on emails and emailing us at zhughes@nareim.org.

  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email zhughes@nareim.org.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at zhughes@nareim.org. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. This policy was last modified on 02.26.2021

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

 

99 Wall Street, Suite 1340

New York, NY, 10005. United States

zhughes@nareim.org.