Homerealtywa.com Privacy Policy

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.  


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.  

Use of cookies: We use cookies on our website to provide each visitor with a personalized experience. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit our site and that automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with our site. We do link the cookies to your personally identifiable information on our servers, but no personal information is stored in the cookies themselves. We use cookies to track your use of our site, and to uthenticate users of the “myHome” and “My Agent” features. We do not share cookies with any other site. If you prefer not to allow us to collect cookie information, you can block cookies with your browser as described below.  

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.  


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.


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 privacy@homerealtywa.com. 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”.  


If for any reason you believe that Home Realty has not adhered to these privacy principles, please notify us by e-mail at privacy@homerealtywa.com, and we will endeavor to review and correct the problem promptly. Please use the words "Privacy Policy" in the Subject line. 


This website may provide links to various websites that Home Realty does not control. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred out of our website and connected to the website of the organization or company that you selected. Even if an affiliation exists between our website and a third party website, we exercise no control over linked sites. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection practices and procedures. If you visit a website that is linked to our site, you should consult that site's privacy policy before providing any personal information.  


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.  


By using this website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our privacy policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not disclose any personal information through this site. Home Realty may modify this privacy policy at any time at its discretion and modifications are effective upon being posted on this site. You are responsible for reviewing this privacy policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it.  


If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy on the Home Realty website, please contact us at privacy@homerealtywa.com  

This policy was last updated on January 10, 2009