Privacy Policy & Terms of Service


This is Rent Bumper

Our website address is: https://www.rentbumper.com

Legal Disclaimer

Rent Bumper does not provide tax, legal, investment, or accounting advice. Our blog posts, spreadsheets, downloads, articles, calculators, newsletters, and all other prepared materials are for informational purposes only. They are not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, investment, or accounting advice. Every investor’s situation is different. You should consult your own tax, legal, investment, and accounting advisors before pursuing transactions or making any tax, legal, or accounting decisions.

It’s Your Data

Most websites vacuum up huge amounts of data from their visitors in the hopes that one day they’ll figure out how to “monetize” it. In the meantime, many websites store your data insecurely and give too many people too much access, all while reserving the right to change their Terms of Service at any time. It’s a twisted Faustian bargain that’s become almost unavoidable online.

We’re doing just fine and see absolutely no need to squeeze every last cent out of Rent Bumper.

While you’re of course free to “share” links to our content with friends and other investors, we’ll never ask you to do this. You won’t find social media logos anywhere on Rent Bumper, and that’s intentional. We’re simply not interested in promoting business models that are designed to capture your attention and sell it to the highest bidder. That’s also why you won’t find paid advertisements on Rent Bumper.

How We Keep the Lights On

What you will find on Rent Bumper, from time to time, are affiliate links. When you follow these external links and make purchases, Rent Bumper will often receive compensation from third parties. This is how we keep the lights on and pay our bills. You’ll sometimes save money by following our links to other websites, and you’ll absolutely never pay more simply because you used an affiliate link. If you find our content useful, follow our links when you make purchasing decisions so we can keep going!

Either way, we only recommend products and services that we’ve fully vetted and wholeheartedly endorse. If you have a negative experience with something we’ve recommended, we want to hear about it at: lordy(at)rentbumper(dot)com.

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Limited Data Collection

As a rule, we collect the absolute minimum amount of personal information we need to operate Rent Bumper efficiently and make you a more effective rental property owner.

Our commitment to you is that any personal information you provide to Rent Bumper will be kept in the strictest confidence. We’ll use it to contact you only to the extent you have given us prior consent.

Specifically…

  • If you sign up for The Monthly Bump, our newsletter for rental property owners, your email address and first name will remain confidential. No other company will have access to your personal information.
  • We don’t rent, sell, or barter our email subscription list or any other personal data you provide to Rent Bumper.
  • When you use one of our free mortgage or other rental property calculators, we will not store the data you input into the form.

Cookies

If, at some point in the future, accounts are enabled and you log in to Rent Bumper, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.

Content From Other Websites

Articles on Rent Bumper may include embedded content like videos, images, and articles from other sources. We do our best to create our own original content but sometimes we discover content from other sources that’s simply too good not to share with Rent Bumper’s audience. We always get explicit permission before sharing others’ creative content and credit appropriately.

Embedded content from other websites generally behaves as if you had visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to the third party website.

Google Analytics

We currently use Google Analytics and associated web cookies to collect and process visitor data. You can learn more about how Google uses data when you use their partners’ sites here.

At some point in the future, we intend to remove all user behavior tracking scripts from Rent Bumper, including Google Analytics. This is not a solemn promise, but it is our sincere intention once we better understand our community and how investors are using Rent Bumper.

Data Sharing and Retention

If you register on our website (when available in the future), we will store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time. Rent Bumper’s admins can also see and edit your information.

Your Data Rights

If accounts are enabled in the future and you have an account on Rent Bumper, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.