We care about your privacy

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us, such as Great Lakes Home Mortgage. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

* Information you provide - When you sign up for a Great Lakes Home Mortgage Account or other Great Lakes Home Mortgage service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as our advertising programs, we also request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Great Lakes Home Mortgage services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

* Cookies - When you visit Great Lakes Home Mortgage, we send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Great Lakes Home Mortgage also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit a website, including Great Lakes Home Mortgage sites that use our advertising cookies, and view or click on an ad supported by Great Lakes Home Mortgage? advertising services.

* Log information - When you access Great Lakes Home Mortgage services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

* User communications - When you send email or other communications to Great Lakes Home Mortgage, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

* Affiliated Great Lakes Home Mortgage Services on other sites - We offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Great Lakes Home Mortgage in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy. The affiliated sites through which our services are offered may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

* Gadgets - Great Lakes Home Mortgage may make available third party applications through its services. The information collected by Great Lakes Home Mortgage when you enable a gadget or other application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the application or gadget provider is governed by their privacy policies.

* Location data - Great Lakes Home Mortgage offers location-enabled services, such as Great Lakes Home Mortgage Maps for mobile. If you use those services, Great Lakes Home Mortgage may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).

* Links - Great Lakes Home Mortgage may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising. Read more information about links and redirected URLs.

* Other sites - This Privacy Policy applies to Great Lakes Home Mortgage services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results, sites that include Great Lakes Home Mortgage applications, products or services, or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.