what personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website,
how we use the information we collect,
with whom the information may be shared,
what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information,
the kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us,
how you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures
THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You can travel through most of the Website, and use some features, without needing to provide any information about yourself. But sometimes you will need to provide personally identifiable information in order to take part in certain activities or receive requested information/services, as more particularly described below. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website.
Contact Us: If you contact us through the “contact us” or other link option on the Website, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, and email address, and you will have the option to provide additional personally identifying information. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to any requests.
Learn More – Property Buyers and Sellers – If you want to learn more about the services and referrals that we offer, you will be required to provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, home address and email address, for example, in order for us to provide you with additional information.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website. In addition, we may employ a variety of third-party tracking services to collect such information. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, location information and similar data. If gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Web Beacons – Certain pages on the Website contain “web beacons” (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.
IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, we – and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us – may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, which may include information related to your general area of location. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
We have put into effect reasonable procedures to safeguard and secure the personal and confidential information that is collected via the Website. Please remember, however, that any use of the Internet and computers includes inherent risks. Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information collected and stored on Website, we cannot ensure or warrant the confidentiality, security or integrity of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you share and transmit all such personal identifying information at your own risk.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
If you are a real estate agent, contractor or builder, we may share your information with prospective buyers and sellers of property. If you are a buyer or seller of property, we may share your information with prospective real estate agents, contractors and builders. We may also use the information we collect from you for ongoing communications related to the various activities related to the Website. Otherwise, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services on our behalf, (3) in order to provide products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for us, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of or the merger of a Party into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which a Party is not the survivor, (6) otherwise as we are required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or our network, and/or (iii) to protect a Party’s rights, privacy, property, business, or safety, or protect the rights of a Party’s partners and employees, the visitors of the Website, or the public.
HOW LONG WE WILL KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
We typically keep personal information you provide us up to twenty-four months from the last known activity or contact with us. Thereafter, we typically destroy such electronic information that resides on our active databases.
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES
To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. Please note we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared Information about you.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES/ADVERTISEMENTS
We may allow advertisers and other third parties to serve ads and promote products and services on our Website. Please be aware that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such advertisers and other third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites or advertisements, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked websites.
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