PRIVACY POLICY

Americas Funding Group Is committed to ensuring your privacy. We strive to protect the confidentiality of all information that you provide. In order to make improvements to our web site, we may track the way visitors use the site, however, that information is used only as generic system information, and is not used at an individual level. We do not sell individual user information, profile information or generic system information to third parties.

If you apply for a loan we may collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
• Information we receive from you on applications and other forms;
• Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others; and
• Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as permitted by law.

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide products and services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

If you have a question or would like more information contact the Compliance Department at (800) 709-0914.

Use of Cookies

Our web site may use “cookies” to measure site activity and to customize information to fit your preferences. Cookies enable the site to remember who you are. We do not record personal or sensitive information in our cookies. If you wish not to accept cookies you can configure your browser to reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.

Definition of Cookies

A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser enabling the browser to remember specific bits of information. The information stored within a cookie can be read only by the web server that originally sent the cookie.

Types of Cookies

The two types of cookies are session cookies and persistent cookies. The key difference between session cookies and persistent cookies is the time of expiration. Session cookies expire at the end of the session and Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session.

We take your online privacy serious and you can be assured that any information provided by you will be kept confidential.

Disclosure; Terms of Use

Introduction

These “Terms of Use” govern your access and use of all websites owned by Affinity Mortgage , its affiliates and subsidiaries (as used here ”Americas Funding Group” refers to AFG, its affiliates and subsidiaries, jointly and severally).  Americas Funding Group Acceptance of Terms

By referencing, using or accessing websites owned by Americas Funding Group, you agree to these “Terms of Use”, including agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless Americas Funding Group from all claims of any nature. These “Terms of Use” may be changed at any time at the sole discretion Americas Funding Group.

Products and Services

Home Mortgage products and services are offered through Affinity Mortgage . Not all products and services described are available in all states of the USA, or elsewhere in the world.

Fair Lending Policy

Americas Funding Group does not discriminate against any applicant or discourage anyone on a prohibited basis from submitting an application. To assure that our employees have a clear and unequivocal statement of our commitment to a nondiscriminatory method of doing business, we have adopted the following fair lending policy. Employees must be thoroughly familiar with this policy and follow it.

• We do not discriminate against a loan applicant or borrower on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap, age, the fact that all or part of an applicant’s income comes from any public assistance program or because the applicant has exercised any right under any relevant state or federal law.
• We do not selectively encourage applicants and we take no action that would, on a prohibited basis, discourage a reasonable person from applying for a mortgage loan.
• We do not, on a prohibited basis, refuse to make a loan, vary the terms offered including the amount, interest rate, period or type of loan, or use different standards to evaluate collateral or decide whether to extend credit.
• We avoid practices or policies that have a discriminatory effect. This rule applies to all phases of our mortgage lending business. It applies even though we do not intend the policy or practice to be discriminatory and even if the policy or practice appears to be neutral.
• We have adopted nondiscriminatory loan underwriting standards that avoid subjective, unwritten rules that can have a discriminatory effect. We make these underwriting standards public upon request at each of our offices.
• We make sure that our scoring system is empirically derived and statistically sound and uses no prohibited basis other than age as a predictive factor.
• We train our loan personnel in the principles of fair processing and underwriting.
• Our Quality Control Manager regularly reviews both our loan underwriting standards and the business practices by which we implement them to determine whether they ensure equal lending opportunity and reports to management.
• We periodically review our loan portfolio and applications to make sure that we are serving the community adequately and on a nondiscriminatory basis in light of the community’s demographic characteristics and credit demands.
• We conspicuously display the poster in a public area of each of our facilities stating that we are ascribing to the Equal
Housing Act. Additionally, on all forms of advertisements, regardless of media, we include the Equal Housing Opportunity logo and/or the Equal Housing Opportunity slogan.

Intellectual Property, Logo Licensing and Links

Copyright 2016 Americas Funding Group. All rights reserved. Materials and intellectual property found on websites owned byAmericas Funding Group are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties in the United States and worldwide. Trademarks, service marks and logos used on websites owned by Affinity Mortgage, registered and unregistered, are subject to United States trademark law. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, store, transmit, or distribute any part of intellectual property, trademarks, service marks or logos found on websites owned by Americas Funding Group without specific written consent fromAmericas Funding Group.

Calculators/calculations

Content contained in websites owned by Americas Funding Group should not be construed to be legal or financial advice. Users are responsible for obtaining their own competent legal and financial advice from qualified providers at their own expense.
Mortgage calculators/calculations which may be provided within websites owned by Americas Funding Group are provided solely for estimation and are hypothetical. You are responsible for the accuracy of any estimates and should not rely solely on these calculators. Seek advice from qualified providers before you make any financial decisions.

Secure Websites

By using, accessing or attempting to access websites owned by Americas Funding Group that require the use of Passwords or any other method of authentication or any combination of authentication methods (these are defined as “secure websites”), you are certifying you are the person legally associated with the passwords or method(s) of authentication being used. Unauthorized access, attempted access, use or attempted use of secure websites owned by Americas Funding Group is prohibited and may violate federal and/or state law. Unauthorized access, attempted access, use, or attempted use of secure websites owned by Americas Funding Group may be reported to law enforcement.
Links to Other Sites – Limitation of Liability
Americas Funding Group may provide links to or from other web sites that Americas Funding Group does not have control over. You agree that Americas Funding Group is not responsible for any liability resulting from the access or use of sites not owned by Americas Funding Group. You also agree that Americas Funding Group is not responsible for any content, advertising, or products available through these websites. Further, you agree that Americas Funding Group not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of websites Americas Funding Group owns.

Monitoring and Blocking

Americas Funding Group reserves the right to monitor your access and use of its websites without notification to you.  Americas Funding Group may record or log your use in a manner as set out in Americas Funding Group’s Privacy Policy. You agree that Affinity Mortgage reserves the right to terminate and/or block your use or access of its websites for any reason without prior notice to you.

Indemnification

By linking, referencing, using or accessing websites of Americas Funding Group, you agree to these “Terms of Use”, including agreeing to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Americas Funding Group, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any other third party, without limitation, against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these “Terms of Use”.

LIMITATION OF LIABILTY

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, WEBSITES OWNED BY AFFINITY MORTGAGE AND THE CONTENT THEREOF IS AT YOUR RISK. YOU AGREE, THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AMERICAN FUNDING BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODE THAT HAS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OR YOUR REFERENCING, USING, ACCESSING, INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS OR LINKING TO OR FROM THE WEBSITES OF AMERICAN FUNDING OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT THEREOF. There are some jurisdictions that do not allow for the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for consequential or incidental damages. Based on this conclusion, the liability of Affinity Mortgage is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Governing Law; Sever-ability

These “Terms of Use” are governed by the laws of the State of California with jurisdiction and venue being in Orange County, California. You agree that you’re referencing, using or accessing websites of Affinity Mortgage constitutes your acceptance of the jurisdiction of State or Federal courts in Orange County, California and that legal action may be brought against, or by, you must be brought in State or Federal courts in Orange County, California.

In the event any of the provisions of these “Terms of Use” shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, any such provision determined to be invalid shall not affect the validity of all remaining provisions.