First Potomac Realty Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is operated by First Potomac Realty Trust for itself and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including First Potomac Management LLC (all of these subsidiaries and affiliates are collectively referred to in this privacy policy as "First Potomac"). This privacy policy applies to the practices of First Potomac with respect to the information it collects about you online at its Web site

The information we collect

First Potomac collects your Customer Identifiable Information if you visit our website and wish to register, make payments, obtain information regarding our properties or services, request other information (e.g., investor information), or otherwise communicate with us. "Customer Identifiable Information" means any information relating to a natural person or entity that can be identified, directly or indirectly, from that information by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to such individual's or entity's economic, industry, cultural or social identity. The Customer Identifiable Information we collect about you can include name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number and expiration date, password, purchase and payment history, IP address, what websites visitors come from, which pages are visited at this website, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them. This information may be merged with other information First Potomac already knows, such as whether you are at tenant at one of our properties, or information available from other sources such as credit card verification and credit services and dealers.

How we use the information

First Potomac will collect and use your Customer Identifiable Information to process your rent, additional rent and other payments. No products or services are sold on this website. In addition, First Potomac may use Customer Identifiable Information to conduct other legitimate business activities, such as protecting the security of our website and of First Potomac's networks, guarding against potential liability, engaging in debt collection, responding to a court order or subpoena, preventing fraud, complying with law, and complying with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency or regulator.

If the version of this website you are using allows you to pay invoices online, your Customer Identifiable Information will be used to complete any transactions you wish to enter into, including credit card and debit card processing and credit checks. Your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and, where applicable, credit card information and purchase details, will be shared with certain third-party vendors who assist us in the operation and security of our website.

First Potomac has contractually required these third parties to whom we transfer your Customer Identifiable Information to use your Customer Identifiable Information only within the context of their agreement(s) with First Potomac, and only for the purposes stated above.

In addition, in the event that all or any part of the First Potomac corporate family or the property of which you are a tenant is sold to a third party we may transfer Customer Identifiable Information to the third party buyer as part of the assets of the business.

Your Choices

You may request, at any time, that the Customer Identifiable Information you provide on the Registration page or when updating your profile not be used for direct marketing purposes by, or transferred by to third parties for marketing purposes, by unchecking the box in the My Personal Info page of the My Profile section.

Changing the selection in the My Personal Info page of the My Profile section will not remove your Customer Identifiable Information from First Potomac's on-line payment program or other First Potomac programs in which you may have enrolled through First Potomac's website or from other lists maintained by First Potomac. You should contact these third parties directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding their use of your Customer Identifiable Information.

Our use of "cookies" and other computer information

As is the case with many sites, when you visit our website and complete a registration form, we will place a "cookie" on your computer, which helps us identify you more quickly when you return. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and are used in website system administration to keep track of movement of an individual from one screen to another. We will use "cookies" to understand how you arrived at our website, to determine which pages or information you find most useful or interesting at our own website, and to make choices about how to deliver the most relevant marketing messages to you. This information may also be used by our staff to detect and resolve website problems and to assist with customer support concerns.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent acceptance of a "cookie" offered by a website. If you experience any problems with our website, please contact First Potomac Realty Trust, 7600 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, or email us at

Our approach to data security

To prevent unauthorized access to your Customer Identifiable Information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures (including Secured Socket Layer technology for credit card transactions). We will use various electronic means to keep transaction information transferred over the web as secure as generally available transaction technology reasonably permits.

Our commitment to children's privacy

We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children. For this reason, we do not collect or maintain information from children we know are under 13 except as permitted by law.

How can you access or correct your information?

If you are a registered member of, you can access and correct the Customer Identifiable information that we collect about you on by going to the My Personal Info page of the My Profile section and editing your profile.

You should address any other questions about, or requests concerning the handling of your Customer Identifiable Information to: First Potomac Realty Trust, 7600 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, or email us at Reasonable steps will be taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your Customer Identifiable Information.

Collection of information by third parties

You should be aware that the issuer of your credit card may also independently collect information about your online purchase. We have no control over these third parties' use of information. You should consult your credit card issuer's privacy policy for more information on its privacy practices.

How to contact us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or its application, please write to us at First Potomac Realty Trust, 7600 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, or email us at

Changes in practices

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and any changes will be posted here. If we materially change our privacy practices to permit us to share more information about you than we stated we would share, or to permit disclosures of information about you to additional types of parties, we will take reasonable measures to inform you of these changes in advance. You will then have a reasonable opportunity to change your opt-out preference.

Legal Notice

A link to our Legal Notice can be found in the footer of every page on