Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.
for www.piedmontreit.com Web site
At Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (“Piedmont”), we hold three cardinal principles in high regard:
Piedmont wants you to be fully informed and protected. Please read this document carefully for a more detailed description of policies related to our handling of private information belonging to customers, financial professionals, and other users of our Web site.
How We Protect Your Privacy
At Piedmont, we understand that the security of information that personally identifies you is important.
As far as practicable, Piedmont takes steps to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing secure data through our Web site or servers. Our servers utilize encryption and authentication to protect your sensitive information. Our staff members also are trained to follow confidentiality policies designed to protect your personal privacy.
In an ongoing effort to monitor usage trends and improve our Web site, we may opt to collect data such as IP address, domain name, access times, and other technical data. Computer IP addresses are generally linked to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and may be shared with other unique identifiers of the user; this generally available information could be construed as a type of personal information. This information will be used primarily as a research tool to improve the site’s functionality and usefulness. However, at our sole discretion, we reserve the right to utilize this information to investigate users whom we suspect to be acting in violation of this Agreement and/or the Terms and Conditions of our sites. This information is intended for internal use only. The release of such data will occur only when authorized by the user or to the extent required by legal process, law, or regulation.
E-mail query forms on our Web site require you to supply your e-mail address. We use this information to provide you with an accurate and prompt response. We strongly recommend avoiding the placement of your private information or anyone else’s private information within the contents of the e-mail.
Piedmont will use your e-mail address — and the contents of any e-mail messages you originate — for correspondence purposes only. Our only intent is to provide you with outstanding customer care and to meet our legal requirements concerning customer communications.
Advertisements and Third Party Sites
Our Web site may contain links to sites and resources that are maintained by third parties. If you choose to visit these, please note that Piedmont is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or availability of such sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not liable for any content, advertising, products, or other documentation available from these third-party sites or resources. Piedmont is not responsible, either directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of, or reliance upon, any content or services available on third party sites.
What To Do If You Have Concerns