Effective: September 1, 2014
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
commitment to privacy and so that you, as a visitor to this Web site
(the "Site"), will be aware of the uses made of information that may
be generated as a result of you using our Site.
information is generated when you visit our Site?
Depending on how you use our Site, certain types of personal and
nonpersonal information may be generated and collected. For example,
you may give us your name or e-mail address when you complete a
registration screen, respond to a questionnaire or submit an e-mail to
us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used by us
primarily to fulfill the stated objective for which the information
was requested or collected (e.g. if information is provided as a
result of you e-mailing us, we will use the information provided, such
as e-mail address, to respond to you).
Another type of
information that may be generated and collected when you visit our
Site is information that we consider nonpersonal in nature. For
example, we may collect the name of the domain from which you access
the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an
America Online account); the date and time you access our Site; and
the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our
Site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the
different sections of our Site and to help us make our Site more
useful to visitors.
cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer's
hard drive when you visit a Web site. The typical purpose of a cookie
is to make your use of the Web site easier and more convenient and to
assist the Web site in tracking your use of the site. For example, a
cookie may save the registration information, passwords, purchases or
preferences that you create when using a Web site so you don't have to
reenter this information. Cookies may also tell the Web site which
areas of the site are popular and which aren't. Cookie technology is
used by most major Web sites and is considered an industry standard
for the Internet.
Our Site may use cookie technology. Also,
most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you
you when cookies are being created on your hard drive. However, you
should be aware that by not accepting cookies, you may impair your
ability to use certain areas of the Site.
The Site may allow you to
purchase various products and services. In order to process and
complete your orders though the Site, we may need to ask you for
certain information, such as your name, company name, address, state
and zip code, phone number, fax, number, e-mail address, credit card
number, security code and expiration date.
collected through the Site is used to process your order and may also
be used to keep track of the amount and types of purchases being made
through the Site. We may also use your email address or mailing
address to send you information regarding updates to the
products/services you purchased or new products/services which may be
of interest to you. When you initiate the purchase transaction, you
may be taken to another Web site where you may purchase
products/services, and if so, you agree to be taken to and bound by
policy to make sure the terms are acceptable to you.
respect to your credit card information, this information is sent
encrypted to a secure server. The information is then used to complete
your purchase order. Please see the section called "Security" for more
information about the security of our Site.
In many areas of our Site, we have included
links to other Internet sites which we feel add to or improve the
quality of our Site. While we hope you find these links helpful, we
cannot assume responsibility for the privacy practices or the content
of any linked site. Therefore, we encourage you to investigate and
providing information to the linked site.
We may from time to time create and use surveys on our Site. Most
surveys are simple "click box" surveys where you click a box on the
screen to indicate your response. However, we may from time to time
ask you for your name, email address or demographic information. If a
survey does ask you this information, we will use the information to
complete the survey, compile statistics and update our records.
We may from time to time run
contests on our Site. If our contests require you to provide personal
or demographic information, we will use this information primarily to
complete the contest and update our records.
We may disclose information provided by you if we
are legally required to do so, such as by court order or subpoena.
We have adopted what we consider to
be reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft,
misuse and alteration of information collected through our Site.
However, if you are concerned about the security of the Internet or
our Site, we suggest that you not provide this information.
Other Products and Services
Although we generally
collect and use information to fulfill the stated objective for which
the information was requested or collected, we may also provide the
information to our subsidiaries so that they may send you information
regarding other products or services that may be valuable or
interesting to you.
Our Site does not currently attempt to collect or solicit
information from persons who are under the age of eighteen. However,
given the anonymous nature of the Internet, it is possible that
someone under the age of eighteen may access our Site and provide us
with personal information. If this situation occurs and it is brought
to our attention, we will not use the information in any way without
prior parental consent and we will take all reasonable steps to
prevent it from occurring again.
Our Site provides you the opportunity to opt-out of
receiving communications from us. To exercise your opt-out privilege,
please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at 525
South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: CCRE Webmaster.
Please be advised that if you are a C.A.R. member and choose to
opt-out of receiving communications from the Site, this may affect
your ability to receive other e-mail communications that are sent to
are a C.A.R. member and there is information about you on this Site
which needs to be corrected or updated, please feel free to email us
at email@example.com or write us at 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los
Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: CCRE Webmaster. However, in order for the
correction or update to be permanent, you may need to contact your
local association and make sure that the correction or update is made
in their records as well.
Contacting our Site
of our Site or your dealings with our Site, please feel free to email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los
Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: CCRE Webmaster.
With the ever-changing
environment of the Internet and to maintain our ability to improve the
quality and safety of our Site, we reserve the right to change this
Effective Date and indicating the previous effective date. As you use
our Site, we encourage you to periodically check back with this
Site will constitute your agreement to any changes we make and if you
do not agree with a change, please refrain from using our Site. Thank