Effective Date: September 26, 2023

Privacy Policy for Bender Companies, Inc. 

Bender Companies, Inc. d/b/a Bender Commercial Real Estate Services (referred to herein as “Bender Commercial”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to protecting the personal information of our clients. This privacy policy is intended to inform you about the kinds of information we collect and what we do with that information. By using the Bender Commercial website, benderco.com (the “Website”), or by providing information to us via other electronic or written means, you agree (i) that you are accessing the Website and providing your information acting in a commercial or business capacity; and (ii) that you consent to the terms of this privacy policy. 


Bender Commercial may collect, store, and use personally identifiable information provided to us through the Website or through other electronic or written communications. We do not collect personally identifiable information through the Website unless you affirmatively and voluntarily provide such information to us. Personally identifiable information we collect may include contact information, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, employer or other business affiliation. You are not required to use Website features that require disclosure of personally identifiable information, and you do so at your own discretion. You agree you are acting in a commercial or business capacity when you provide personally identifiable information to us. Bender Commercial may use your personally identifiable information in ways that are legally permissible, including for our internal business purposes, monitoring and managing client relationships, contacting you regarding available properties for sale or lease, to conduct research and surveys, and to otherwise enhance your user experience. We will not sell, share, or trade your personally identifiable information with any third party, other than third-party service providers engaged by us to help provide our real estate services. We reserve the right to share your personally identifiable information to preserve our legal rights or comply with applicable law, as detailed below in the “Legal Compliance” section of this privacy policy. 

Bender Commercial collects non-personally identifiable information about Website users through server logs, cookies, web beacons, and analytics tools, including the user’s IP address, cookie information, how long the user is on the Website, and browser type. Such non-personally identifiable information is used to better understand our Website traffic, improve our Website, and for marketing purposes. 


This Website uses cookies and other similar technologies, which are automatically generated, sent to your browser, and stored on your hard drive, to record information about how and when you use the Website. These cookies and other similar technologies identify a web browser on a specific computer or device and reveal certain non-personally identifiable information such as browser type, language, time zone, and operating system. This Website may still be used with cookies disabled, but some Website functionality may be impaired.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies. Strictly necessary cookies are required to provide you with features or services that you have requested. For example, certain cookies enable you to log into secure areas of the Website. Disabling these cookies may make certain features and services unavailable.
  • Performance Cookies. Performance cookies allow us to understand how visitors use our Website. They do this by collecting information about the number of visitors to the Website, what pages visitors view, and how long visitors are viewing pages on the Website. 
  • Targeting Cookies. Targeting cookies may be set through the Website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personally identifiable information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. 

This Website may also use web beacons or pixel tags and other similar technologies, which are not placed on your computer but are instead embedded on certain pages of the Website or in emails. When you visit a page or read an email with a pixel tag, web beacon, or other similar technology, a generic notice of your interaction is generated.

Third-party vendors like Google and Facebook use cookies, web beacons, and similar storage technologies to: (i) serve advertisements to you based on past visits to this Website; (ii) to collect or receive information from this Website and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target advertisements; and (iii) show our advertisements to you on websites and apps across the Internet. Your use of other websites and apps across the Internet is governed by the privacy policies of those websites and apps. For example, Google LLC (“Google”) uses cookies in connection with its Google Analytics services. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Website is subject to the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You have the option to opt-out of Google’s use of Cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page at www.google.com/privacy_ads.html or the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

All non-personally identifiable information we gather using cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, server logs, or other similar technologies are used as described in this privacy policy. For information on how to opt out of having cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies used on your web browser, please see the “Opting Out of Cookies, Web Beacons, & Similar Technologies” section of this privacy policy.


You can manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies used by (i) adjusting the settings on your web browser; or (ii) managing your cookie consent preferences at https://www.benderco.com/cookie-policy/. If you do not want cookies stored on your device, you can opt out using our cookie consent preferences at https://www.benderco.com/cookie-policy/ or change the settings on your browser to notify you when a cookie is about to be saved or to block cookies entirely. We encourage you to further investigate your browser’s privacy settings if you wish to opt-out or adjust these settings via your web browser because how to access these settings, which settings are available, and how to turn on these settings varies by browser type. If you choose to decline or block cookies, you may not be able to fully use all features of the Website.

You cannot decline web beacons; however, setting your browser to decline cookies or to prompt you for a response, or installing an ad-blocker, may keep web beacons from tracking your activity.


Some browsers may send Do Not Track (DNT) signals to this Website.  Our Website does not currently respond to these DNT signals.


We use reasonable information technology security measures to protect your personally identifiable information. However, despite our security efforts, we cannot guarantee that information provided to us will be secure. Therefore, we make no warranties or representations regarding the security of your information.


We reserve the right in our sole discretion to disclose information about you without notice, including personally identifiable information, if it is necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable law, respond to legal claims and the legal process (including subpoenas), protect our rights, interests, or property, or if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to protect the personal safety of any person, including but not limited to: your safety, the safety of the public, or the safety of any third party.


This Website is not directed to anyone under the age of 18, and by using this Website, you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older or are over the age of 16 and using this Website with the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian.  If a parent or guardian is aware or becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without consent, please contact us at info@benderco.com so we can remove the unauthorized information from our records.

This Website does not knowingly contact or collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.  This Website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly collect or store information of children under 13, even in aggregate form.  It is possible that through fraud or deceit we may receive information pertaining to children under the age of 13.  Parents or guardians may report unauthorized use of our Website by a child under age 13 by contacting us at info@benderco.com. If we are notified of unauthorized use by a child under 13, upon verifying the information, we will immediately delete the unauthorized information from our servers and records. 


This Website is not directed to anyone located outside of the United States of America, and this Website is controlled, operated, and administered by us from our offices within the United States.  We do not monitor the behavior of persons (data subjects) located outside of the United States.  By using or continuing to use this Website, you are confirming that you are acting in a commercial or business capacity, are located within the United States, and agree that you will not provide personal information on, or otherwise use, this Website if you are located outside of the United States.  If, through fraud, deceit, or other unauthorized or inadvertent use or disclosure, we receive information pertaining to individuals located outside of the United States, such individuals should contact us at info@benderco.com.  Upon verifying the information, we will immediately delete the unauthorized information from our servers and records.


Our Website may provide links to other websites for your convenience.  Our Website may also make use of widgets, embeds, social media, or other third party features (collectively, “Features”) that are hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website.  Your interactions with any link or third-party Feature are governed by the privacy policy of the third party providing the Feature, or the privacy policy of the linked website.  The privacy policies of third parties may be substantially different than this privacy policy, and any personally identifiable information collected by or provided to third parties will be guided by the privacy policies of such third parties. We neither own nor control third-party websites or Features that are accessible through this Website. Therefore, before visiting the website of a third party, or making use of a third-party Feature on our Website, you should first consult that third party’s privacy policy (if any) and inform yourself of the privacy practices (if any) used by that third party.


We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving certain communications from us. You may opt-out of receiving certain email communications from Bender Commercial by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any marketing or promotional email that you receive from us.  


You may submit a request that we delete your personally identifiable information from our records by emailing us at info@benderco.com and completing the data verification process.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time without advance notice to you. Each time any content in our privacy policy changes, we will update the effective date on the privacy policy available through this Website. If we make any substantial changes in the way we collect or use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our Website. Your use of the Website or continued communication with us after the effective date constitutes your consent to be subject to our then-current privacy policy.


If you have questions about our privacy policy or seek to contact us in any way about our privacy policy, please email us at info@benderco.com.