Simply Self Storage
Phone 877.786.7343

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 15, 2020

Thank you for visiting the SimplySS.com website. Simply Storage Management, LLC (referred to herein as “us,” “we,” “our” and “SSM”) respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat information we collect from or about you where this Privacy Policy is posted or referenced.

By accessing or using the website, you confirm that you have read, understand and acknowledge the terms of this Privacy Policy, and agree to our Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights or obligations.

We collect and use personal information about you.

SSM (and the vendors we hire to perform services on our behalf) collect, receive, and develop several categories of personal information about you depending on the nature of your interactions with us. For example:

We collect Contact and Identifier Information. For example, we might collect your name, email address, account username and password, social media account handles, phone number, and mailing address. If you lease an apartment or rent storage, we may also collect your government issued identification, such as your driver’s license number and other information from your driver’s license.

We collect Commercial and Preference Information. We collect information about your rental, leasing, and purchase history and transactions and your preferences when using our products and services. We also collect product reviews and comments that you post on our website and your responses to surveys you complete. If you apply to lease an apartment, we may collect additional information from or about you in connection with the background and credit check process.

We collect Internet and Network Activity Information. If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you are using and your IP address. We might also collect device identifiers. We might look at what website you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We may collect page interaction information (such as what areas of the website you visit and for how long, what search terms you enter, and what products or content you view and click on), and methods used to browse away from the page.

We collect Location Information. We automatically collect your GPS location when you access the mobile version of our website. We also collect information about your general location, using your zip code or postcode and IP address.

We collect Demographic Information. We may collect information like your gender and date of birth.

We collect Payment Information. We collect your credit card and other payment card details if you make a purchase or reserve a storage unit.

We collect Employment-Related Information. When you apply for a job, we collect information you submit as part of your application and resume. This might include your work experience and previous employment, your education, the URL to your personal or professional websites, your workplace skill sets and certifications, whether you need a visa to work in the United States, and/or salary expectations.

We collect and develop Inferences. Using the other pieces of personal information collected about you, we draw inferences about you, reflecting what we believe to be your preferences, characteristics, predispositions, and attitudes.

We use personal information as described here.

We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we may use information to provide you with information about special promotions or offers. We might also use that information to serve you ads about our products and offers. We might tell you about new features or services. These might be our own offers or products, or third-party offers or products we think you might find interesting. If you register with us, you may opt-in to receive our email newsletter. To learn about your choices for these communications, read the Choices section below.

We use information to respond to your requests or questions. We use information to contact you in response to your feedback or other matters related to our relationship with you (such as about this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use). If your inquiries or feedback relate to rentals or your account, we may also use your information to address the matter.

We use information for leasing, rentals, and to fulfill your orders. We use information to process transactions and fulfill your orders.

We use information to improve our products and services. For example, we may use information, to make our website, services, and products better. We might use your information to customize your experience with us and to conduct research and analysis.

We use information to administer our website and services and for internal operations. For example, we use information to administer the website, such as troubleshooting, data analysis, and testing.

We use information for security purposes. We may use information to protect our company, our customers, and our business partners. We also may use information to protect our website or our services, as well as to detect and investigate activities that may be illegal or prohibited (such as cyber attacks or fraudulent transactions).

We use information for hiring purposes. For example, we use information to review your job applications and contact you about employment opportunities.

We use information to verify requests made pursuant to this Privacy Policy. We will use certain pieces of information to verify your identity if you make requests pursuant to this Privacy Policy. The verification steps and the pieces of personal information that we request may vary depending on the sensitivity and nature of your request.

We use information as otherwise disclosed or permitted by law, or as we may notify you.

We collect personal information about you from various sources.

We collect personal information directly from you. For example, we collect information if you sign up for an account, enter into a rental agreement, contact us, or sign up for our emails. We collect if you make a purchase. We also collect information if you apply for a job. We also collect any information you provide if you post a comment, make a request, or complete a survey.

We collect personal information from your devices. We use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons to automatically collect information about you. We collect this information when you interact with our website, our ads, and our emails that we or our vendors send to you.

We get personal information from vendors we hire to work on our behalf. For example, vendors that host or maintain our website and send promotional emails for us may give us information. Our employment and recruiting vendors may also give us information. Our marketing agencies, advertising technology vendors, and analytics providers may also provide us with information.

We get information about you from other sources. Other parties may give us personal information about you. These other parties might also include business and marketing partners and social media platforms that give us information they have collected either directly or indirectly from you. We may also receive information from a job network or social network if you choose to import your information from those platforms when applying for a job with us. We also use features that let your friends give us your information.

We combine information. We may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. Or we may combine information we get from another party with information we already have. We may also aggregate your information with other consumers’ information to understand preferences and trends over time.

We share your personal information with other parties.

We may share personal information within the SSM family of companies. This includes our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates.

We share personal information with vendors who perform services on our behalf. We may share personal information with vendors who send emails for us, help us manage and operate our website, manage rentals, fulfill purchases, provide advertising or marketing services, provide analytics and search engine support, track advertising impressions, investigate and prevent data incidents, audit our business and financial statements, vet job applicants, provide legal advice, and place our advertisements on other platforms.

We may share your personal information with our business partners and marketing companies. For example, we might share information with third parties who co-sponsor a promotion or promote our services. Some of these partners may send you information about products or services by mail or email. They may share your information with other third parties. We may also share the above categories of personal information with companies that help us with our marketing efforts, including social media platforms, advertising networks, and ad tech companies.

We will share your personal information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves, our customers and others. We may share any or all categories of personal information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also share this personal information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. We might share your personal information in order to enforce our agreements and to protect the rights of others. We might share your personal information when we are investigating potential fraud. This might include fraud we think has happened during a promotion. If you are the winner of a sweepstakes or contest, we may also share your certain Contact Information with anyone who requests a winner’s list.

We may share your personal information with a successor to all or part of our business. If all or part of our business is sold, we may include user information as part of that transaction, which may include some or all categories of your personal information. We may also share your personal information if there is a similar change to our corporate structure. We may also share your information with others as they conduct diligence of our corporate changes.

We may share personal information for other reasons we may describe to you from time to time as permitted by law.

You have certain choices about how we use your personal information.

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, you can visit your account settings on the website or follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us or email us at privacy@simplyss.com. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions.

You can control if we share information with third parties for their marketing purposes. To opt out of having us share your information with third parties for their promotional purposes, please send an email to privacy@simplyss.com.

You can control certain cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. If you block cookies, certain features on our website may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

We and third party advertising networks, social media companies, and other services may collect information about your use of our websites and apps over time so that they or we may display interest-based advertising using information gathered about you over time across multiple website or other platforms. To do this, we and our vendors use several common tracking tools, such as browser cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. To set your preferences related to this type of information collection and use, you will need to separately consult the user instructions for your internet browser relating to the management of cookies; you can also visit www.aboutads.info/choices to opt-out of certain uses of cookies for advertising purposes. Choices you make regarding cookies are website, device, and browser specific, and are deleted whenever you clear your browser’s cache.

Your California Privacy Rights.
If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email, or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.

If you reside in California, you can make the following more specific requests with respect to your personal information:

  • Access – You can request that we disclose to you the categories of personal information collected about you, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the categories of personal information sold or disclosed, the business or commercial purpose for collecting and selling the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information collected about you over the past 12 months.
  • Deletion – You can request that we delete your personal information that we maintain about you, subject to certain exceptions.
  • Do Not Sell My Info – You can request to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “sell” means the sale of your personal information to a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration, subject to certain exceptions set forth in applicable California law. As described above, we and certain other companies place tracking technologies like cookies on our sites, which allow us and those companies to receive information about your activity on our sites that is associated with your browser or device. We and these companies may use that data to customize content for you and to serve you more relevant ads on our sites or others. If you make a request to opt-out of sale, note that if you would like to opt-out of cookie-based tracking for advertising purposes, you will need to separately consult the user instructions for your internet browser relating to the management of cookies; you can also visit www.aboutads.info/choices to opt-out of certain uses of cookies for advertising purposes. Choices you make regarding cookies are website, device, and browser specific, and are deleted whenever you clear your browser’s cache.

SSM will not discriminate against you because you made any of these requests. California residents can make these requests online at https://www.simplyss.com/contact_us/, by emailing us at privacy@simplyss.com or by calling us toll-free at (855) 383-5290.

We may deny certain requests, or fulfill a request only in part, based on our legal rights and obligations. For example, we may retain personal information as permitted by law, such as for tax or other record keeping purposes, to maintain an active account, and to process transactions and facilitate customer requests. Also note that for purposes of these requests under this Privacy Policy, personal information does not include information about job applicants, employees, contractors and other of our personnel; or information about employees and other representatives of third-party entities we may interact with.

We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity prior to responding to your requests. The verification steps will vary depending on the sensitivity of the personal information and whether you have an account with us.

California residents may designate an authorized agent to make a request on their behalf. When submitting the request, please ensure the authorized agent is identified as an authorized agent.

For purposes of these requests, please note the following regarding how we collect and use your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • We may collect, and use for our business and commercial purposes, categories of personal information as set forth in applicable California law, including: Identifiers; contact and payment information; characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (such as demographic information like gender and age); commercial information; professional or employment information; internet or other electronic network activity information; geolocation data; audio, electronic or visual information; and inferences. We collect this personal information from the sources described above.
  • We may disclose each of the foregoing categories of personal information for a business purpose to the extent permitted by applicable law.
  • We may sell categories of personal information, including: Identifiers; contact information; demographic information; commercial information; Internet or other electronic network activity; geolocation data; inferences.

Our website and services are not intended for children.
Our website and our services are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child has given us information, you can contact us at privacy@simplyss.com.

Our website is intended for United States residents.
Our website is hosted in the United States and is intended for United States visitors. If you are visiting from outside the United States, note that United States laws may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. If you access our website from outside of the United States, you understand, consent, and agree that we may transfer your personal information to the United States. We may also process, share, transfer and store personal information on servers located in countries other than the United States.

We use standard security measures.
The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our website or services will be completely safe. Any transmission of your data to our website is at your own risk. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. We keep personal information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.

We may link to third party sites or services we don’t control.
If you click on a link to a third party site, you will be taken to a website we do not control. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website, which may collect information from you. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party websites or their policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or want to correct or update your information, please email us at privacy@simplyss.com. You can also write to us or call at:

Simply Storage Management, LLC
Privacy Request
7505 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, Florida 32819
Toll Free: (855) 383-5290

We may update this Privacy Policy.
From time to time we may change our Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy to the extent required by law. We will post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates. Your continued use of our website and services means that you acknowledge the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in the updated Privacy Policy.