Effective Date/Last Modifed Date: March 16, 2014
This Policy is subject to amendment from time to time without notice to you. Your continued use of the Website after such changes are posted will constitute acceptance of those changes. The date in which the Policy was last modified will appear above this page.
When you access or use the Website, we may collect two types of information:
Personal information: Personally identifiable information will include information that identifies you as an individual or a person, alone or in combination with other information available to us. The Website may collect personal identification information from users in the following ways:
Toronto Real Estate Board (“TREB”) require users accessing our Website to give us their first name, last name and email address. The Website does not restrict anonymous users, however they will be subject to restriction of certain content/data and information that will require you to provide personal information as set forth by TREB.
RealtyForSale.ca will only utilze or disseminate personal information provided to us for the purpose it was collected will only disclose such information with consent by the user or if required by law. The Website will retains such personal for those purposes that is stated herewith and may be limited by contractual obligations.
Non-personal information: As part of the standard operation of the Website, we also collect non-personal information from you, including your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the Website. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behaviour, such as the date and time you visit the Website, the areas or pages of the Website that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Website, the number of times you return to the Website, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application ID’s and other click-stream data.
The Website may also disclose information to protect our rights or property, to enforce our terms and conditions, as required or permitted by law, or at the request of government regulators or other law enforcement officials and the courts (including the issuance of a valid subpoena). We shall have no duty to notify you of such compliance with the law. Your information may be disclosed to various real estate boards and organizations, realtors, other REALTORS® and their clients, government and agencies, financial institutions and thirds party services providers.
RealtyForSale.ca will identify the purposes for which personal information is collected or before the time the information is collected. The Website does not sell or make profits from personal information and non-personal information. Instead, we use information collected via the Website in the following ways:
We will collect, utilize and/or disclose your personal information only with your knowledge and consent, except where required or permitted by law. Your consent is implied in circumstances where your personal information is required to the extent necessary for us to supply the content or service required. Consent can be express or, in some circumstances, implied, and given in writing, by using or not using a check-off box, electronically, orally (in person or by telephone), or by your conduct, such as use of the Website and our services.
We will not send you marketing or promotional emails without your consent. We will not share your email with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes without your consent. The Website understands and accepts that consent can be withdrawn at any time, subject to restriction by us. A reasonable amount of time and notice of withdrawal should be given to RealtyForSale.ca. Once the notice of withdrawal has been approved by us, we will inform you of the likely consequences of such withdrawal, which may include the inability for the Website to provide some of the services where such information is required.
The Website uses persistent and session cookies and various technologies to collect and track the non-personal information described above and to better understand how you interact with the Website. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Session ID cookies terminate when users close their browser, whereas persistent cookies remain. You may elect to refuse to accept cookies by changing your browser preferences and/or utilizing commercially available software programs. If you do not accept cookies from the Website, it may affect the performance, including your ability to access certain features on the Website.
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Certain browsers have settings that allow you to turn on a "do not track" feature, while other browsers do not support this functionality. Additionally, we may from time to time use third party service providers to track and analyze usage of the Website. The third party service providers access and use cookie and log information in combination with personal information, such as name and email addresses, to assist in tracking the Website. These third party service providers are granted access to the information via the Website. Subject to the usage of the third party service providers discussed above, we do not participate in tracking networks and do not intentionally or knowingly allow other parties to collect personal information about your on-line activities over time and across different websites, when you visit the Website or use any of the services offered on the Website. We do not, however, have control over third parties’ activities, including if a third party accesses information based on your visit to the Website.
We do not direct the Website to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take commercially reasonable steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
Personal information will not be collected, used, or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law. It will be retained only as long as necessary for these purposes or as required by law, after which we will use reasonable commercial efforts to destroy your personal information.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) retain your personal identifiable information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services or access to or use of the Website; and (2) retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. We have the right, but not the obligation, to retain your non-personal information whether your account is active, inactive, or deactivated.
We may disclose your personal information to: (i) parties in the context of a sale, financing or reorganization or potential sale, financing or reorganization of our business, provided that they agree to be bound by this Policy with respect to your personal information, (ii) parties to whom we have agreed to provide anonymized and/or aggregated data, though we will remove personal identifiers before we do so, and (iii) parties with whom we have contracted to process data, including parties who are located in countries or jurisdictions other than the one in which you reside (when this occurs, your personal information becomes subject to the laws of those jurisdictions).
We strive to keep your personal information as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
RealtyForSale.ca will take all necessary measures to protect the personal information in its control by reasonable means based on the confidentiality of the information and will safeguard from illegal and unauthorized access, collection, use and disclosure of your information. Your personal information will generally be stored in our databases maintained by RealtyForSale.ca or its service providers. The Website may use third-party storage or service-provider companies to store your personal information, some of which may be outside of Canada. We have taken certain physical, electronic, contractual and administrative steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Confidentiality and security are not assured when information is transmitted through e-mail or other wireless communication. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your account information, including your user name and password. You are responsible for all use of the Website accessed through your account. You agree to notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org of any unauthorized use of your account or any other actual or suspected breach of the security of the Website.
Except as noted below, upon written request and authentication, the Website will inform you of the existence, use and disclosure of personal information relating to you, and give you access to that information. RealtyForSale.ca may charge you a reasonable fee for this process. You have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your information and have it amended as appropriate. This can be done by emailing us at email@example.com.
In certain circumstances permitted by law, the Website will not disclose personal information to you, including for example any information that contains references to other individuals, that cannot be disclosed for legal, security or commercial proprietary reasons, or that is subject to solicitor-client or litigation privilege.
For any questions or comments regarding this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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