ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
A. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, which includes name, address, email address, and/or telephone number.
Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. As a general policy, we do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information when you visit our Website. In certain circumstances, we or our third party vendors may request, allow or otherwise provide you an opportunity to voluntarily submit your personally identifiable information in connection with the information you provide to our online contact sheet. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, e-mail address, and phone number when registering with or filling out our contact sheet on our Website by using our online; (b) provide certain information about you (e.g., property purchase preference, property financing, etc.) when participating in a survey, poll or joining a club; or (c) post a product rating and recommendation on our Website or to third party websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.. Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the online technology system.
B. WHAT NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT
Our definition of non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We and/or our third party service providers obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We and/or our third party service providers also automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our Website.
Non-personal information is information about an identifiable person which includes but is not limited to: whether or not you are currently working with a real estate sales professional, whether or not you are currently pre-approved for a mortgage, when you plan on moving, and/or whether or not you would like a free home evaluation.
When you voluntarily submit your information, which includes signing up for the Whisp.IO service, we may use and/or share your personal and non-personal information you submitted through the online contact form and our registration sign up page to our third party advertisers, and/or others with whom we have marketing, advertising, or other relationship with, you agree to allow us and our vendors to contact you via telephone or email.
Even if you do not register and submit your information with us, we may automatically collect certain information concerning your visit to our website, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and browser information, which will allow us to track your use of the Website. Upon your return to the Website and/or subsequent registration, we will update your profile with your previous search history in order to create a more complete user profile. See section below entitled “What are cookies and web beacons?”
C. WHO DO WE SHARE INFORMATION WITH
Information about our customers is important to our business and to our third party advertisers. We are in the business of selling personal information to unaffiliated third parties for their commercial use. We may share your personal information with third parties as set forth herein.
We may share your personal information with the owners and/or sponsors of listings on our Website if you are interested in a property. In addition, we may share or our third party vendors may share your personal information with the owners and/or sponsors of other properties who may seek to sell or lease their properties through those third parties.
Business Transfers. Your information may be transferred as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including any transfer made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of our businesses or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in corporate control.
ARE EMBEDDED SCRIPTS USED
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Computer from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter. Information collected through passive means may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. In the latter case it will be treated as personally identifiable information.
We use non-personal information in a variety of ways, including helping analyze website traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities and to improve our services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you. We may provide our analysis and certain non-personal information to third parties (who may in turn use this information to provide advertisements tailored to your interests), but this will not involve disclosing any of your personally identifiable information.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT A THIRD PARTY
If you send someone else a communication from the Website, such as sending Website content to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Website, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
INFORMATION THIRD PARTIES PROVIDE ABOUT YOU
WHAT ABOUT CHILD SAFETY
WHAT ABOUT CHILD SAFETY
This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect or maintain personal information, via the Website or otherwise, from those we actually know are children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, you should not submit any personal information to us. If you are the parent of a child under 13, please help us protect your child’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this Website or any other without your permission.). If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
To enhance your experience on the Website, we and some of our third party service providers use “cookies.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at our Website. However, once you choose to register with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
“Web beacons” are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons or similar technology can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons or similar technology on the Website from time to time for this and other purposes. In addition, when you visit the Website, third party vendors and advertisers also place or read cookies on your Internet browser. This is a common practice on the Internet; these cookies may be used to determine whether you have viewed other web websites, to measure the effectiveness of advertising and links on other web websites, and to provide you with information of potential interest to you, among other purposes. This is not an exhaustive list of all uses of cookies on our Website.
Most Web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can, however, set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. In addition, cookies can be easily and safely deleted from your system. See your browser’s help section for instructions. Should you choose to disable any cookies associated with the Website, you will not be able to take full advantage of all the Website’s features, but you should be able to navigate the Website without difficulty.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We have in place what we believe to be reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect and help prevent unauthorized access and use of such data. Unfortunately, no collection or transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any such information.
CONTACT AND OPT OUT INFORMATION
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain, such as in connection with purchasing products referenced on our Website and banner advertisements. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information. Third party applications may be available via the website. The owners of these applications (“Third Party Owners”) may collect personally identifiable information from you and may have their own policies and practices. We are not responsible for how Third Party Owners or their applications use your personally identifiable information. These Third Party Owners may have their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies and ask you to agree to the same. We are not responsible for these policies or the practices of Third Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personally identifiable information to a third party application or otherwise interacting with it.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES
The Website is operated in the United States and intended for users located in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Website or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and processing of your information in the United States.
UPDATES AND EFFECTIVE DATES