Home Realty (BROKERAGE) promises to protect the personal information given to us by visitors to our website and information included on our electronic mail lists. Any information that you give to us will be held with the utmost care, and will not be used in any way to which you have not consented. A more detailed explanation follows.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Much of the general information on the website can be accessed without needing to register or log in – and we therefore collect no information about you whatsoever when you are accessing these generic areas of our web site. To search our database of properties for sale you may select one of three search methods.
Anonymous: You may elect to remain completely anonymous when you search for properties on the Home Realty web site. If you select this option we do not collect any personal information from you. This option may provide limited access to property information. For example, property addresses may not be disclosed to anonymous users.
myHome – no agent: Users who wish to access more detailed property information and extended searching features (such as the ability to save favorite listings, save searches and have new listings e-mailed to them automatically) may register to create a user account. To create a “myHome” account visitors are asked to provide certain contact information. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease this personal information to anyone. NOTE: If your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of the “myHome” features. See below for more details about cookies.
myHome – with agent: Once you have created a “myHome” account you may associate your account with a specific sales associate. When you select an associate to be “My Agent,” the sales associate you selected will be notified that you have done so, and will be provided with your contact information so that he/she may contact you for follow-up. By associating a sales associate as “My Agent” you consent to be contacted by that associate by phone, even if your phone number appears in any state or national “Do Not Call” registry. The associate may also access details about your property search criteria, and lists of specific properties you have viewed through the site.
In selecting an associate as “My Agent” you agree that your use of the Site does not, in and of itself, create an agency relationship between you and the sales associate or with any Home Realty brokerage company. How ever, further interactions between you and the sales associate (including contacts via e-mail, phone or in person) may result in establishing an agency relationship under the laws of your state, or the state where the agent is located. Note: if your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of the “My Agent” features.
Voluntary E-Mail Lists: Once you have registered to create a “myHome” account, you will be invited to sign up to receive e-mail alerts about properties that match search criteria you establish. We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the personal information on our list to anyone but us. The information is not, for example, available to other subscribers. Details on how to correct, change or remove subscription information from our e-mail lists are provided on the “My Account” page after logging in to “myHome.”
Browser information collected on the website: As with many website operators, Home Realty analyzes our website logs to constantly improve the value of our website to our visitors. We use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorized agents of browser accesses to our site. This includes IP addresses used to access our site, page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods.
By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is sent, or to reject all cookies. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at our site may not be complete. Specifically, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of the “myHome” or “My Agent” features described above.
Other uses of your personal information: In addition to using information about you for the specific purposes set out above, from time to time we may also use your personal information to send you news about our organization and new features available on the Home Realty web site.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION:
Resale or disclosure of information to third parties: Home Realty does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease personal information collected on our website to any third party. However, information must be released in response to subpoenas or other court orders, and may be released to law enforcement agencies in connection with criminal investigation.
DATA QUALITY AND ACCESS:
Home Realty provides you with the opportunity to know about the information that Home Realty holds about you, together with the ability to correct, amend or delete, as appropriate, any such information that is incomplete or inaccurate. Should you wish to exercise any of these options or should you have any questions or concerns about information that Home Realty has collected in relation to you, please feel free to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific details on how to correct, change or remove subscription information from our e-mail lists are provided on the “My Account” page of “myHome”.
INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION TRANSFERS
Any personally identifiable information that you provide to Home Realty will be collected directly on servers located in the United States and maintained on servers located in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, this means that any information you provide will be transferred abroad. While Home Realty is committed to providing your information with the highest level of privacy protection, we believe you should know that the general level of protection for personal information in the United States may not be the same as that provided in other countries, including those that belong to the European Economic Area.
CONTACTING Home Realty ON PRIVACY:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy on the Home Realty website, please contact us at email@example.com
This policy was last updated on January 10, 2009