Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (“Starwood”) respects the privacy of visitors to this website. This Privacy Policy describes how and when we gather information from visitors to our website, including prospective applicants on the Careers section of our site, mobile site, or other online services (our “Site”). By using or accessing this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, as well as our Terms of Use. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access the Site or otherwise use the services. This Site is intended for a US audience and is governed under the laws of the United States. Do not use our Site if you do not agree to the transfer and processing of your personal information by Starwood in the United States.

Information We May Collect

Personally Identifiable Information. If you voluntarily submit information to our Site, for example, in a request for general information to one of the email contacts provided, through the submission of a business proposal, or by creating a Careers profile account and uploading your resume, we may record and use any personally identifiable information, such as your name, phone number and e-mail address, for reasonable business purposes including, but not limited to, fulfilling your request or evaluating your Careers profile for available positions.  If you need to edit or update your information, you may contact us at sptlegal@starwood.com, or for prospective applicants on the Careers section of our Site, you may do so directly by editing your account profile.

Technical Information. We may record certain non-identifiable information that becomes available to us as a result of your visit to our Site, including, without limitation, the number and frequency of visitors to our website. This information includes, for example, the websites that you access immediately before and after your visit to our website, the Internet browser you are using, and your IP address. If we use such data at all, it will be on an aggregate basis, and we will not disclose to third parties any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Cookies. We may use cookies or other similar technologies to collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit the Site. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain web sites. Cookies help us understand and improve the use of our Site and its functionality. Most web browsers allow you to disable cookies, however if you do so, some features of our Site may not be available to you.

Do Not Track Requests. Because an industry-standard DNT protocol is not yet established, Starwood Property Trust, Inc.’s information collection and disclosure practices and the choices it offers to consumers will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy regardless of the “do not track” choice made by the consumer. But in general, Starwood Property Trust, Inc. does not collect personally identifiable information about an individual’s online activities over time and across third-party Websites or online services.

Children. This Site is not provided for individuals under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Information Sharing

We may use internal and external service providers to operate our website and employ other service providers to perform work on our behalf. These third party service providers may have access to the personally identifiable information you submit through the Site, but only for the purpose of performing their duties. These persons may not use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

We may also share information with our affiliates, including for marketing purposes, but we will not sell or share your information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.

We may also share information to fulfill our legal obligations in response to a request from the government or private parties in connection with a lawsuit, subpoena, investigation or similar proceeding, or to respond to a matter of personal or public safety, to investigate security incidents, to protect our interests, rights and property, or in the event of a sale or transfer of assets, or in the context of similar business negotiations. You hereby authorize us to disclose any such information in those circumstances.

Your California Privacy Rights

The California “Shine the Light Law,” California Civil Code Section 1798.83, permits California residents to request and obtain once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. California residents may make such a request in writing by emailing sptlegal@starwood.com with your name and address, and noting “California Shine the Light Request” in the subject line of the email.

Security

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. uses technical, physical and administrative safeguards to help protect the personal information entrusted to it. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our Site, and all transmissions online entail risk. Do not send any sensitive information to us through our Site or through any other unsecured channel.

Updates

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our Site or business practices.  Any updates will be posted to this page, and we will also update the date at the top of this Policy.  Use of our Site after the effective date of those changes constitutes acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this privacy policy, please contact us at sptlegal@starwood.com.