We at Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty, (referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of certain information (“Information”) collected about our customers and prospective customers (referred to as “Customers,” “you” or “your”). This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. It is our intention to give you an understanding about how we collect your Information and the use we make of it in the course of our business.
Please note that when you submit a request through this Web site to be contacted by our sales office, and/or to obtain information regarding a property listing, your Personal Identifiable Information will be submitted directly to us.
How do we collect Information?
We collect information by specifically requesting it from you. Generally this occurs when you register at the site or request information or a service. Usually, our site uses your information to operate the site and to deliver services. Our site also uses your information to inform you about other products or services available from our affiliates and us.
Use of Internet Protocol (“IP”) Addresses
With whom do we share your Information?
As a general rule we will not disclose any specific Personal Identifiable Information in a manner that connects you with the Personal Identifiable Information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
We may use third party service providers to perform services on our behalf, and we provide Personal Identifiable Information to such providers solely for the specific services that they are performing. These service providers are prohibited from using or disclosing Personal Identifiable Information for any other purpose. The following describes some of the ways that your Personal Identifiable Information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors: We may disclose some or all of your Personal Identifiable Information to business partners or sponsors, but this use will be specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give us permission to transfer your Personal Identifiable Information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your e-mail address will be shared. If more Personal Identifiable Information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
Third Party & Aggregate Data: From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt to receive information from these third parties, we will (with your permission) share your name and e-mail address with such third parties. Under confidentiality agreements, we may match Personal Identifiable Information with third party data. Also, we may keep track of what portions of the Web site Customers are visiting and other Customer statistics, and aggregate this information to help us create a better experience for users of our Web site. This is all done without knowing your name or other Personal Identifiable Information in order to describe our viewers and services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
How can you control the usage of Information?
Except as otherwise permitted or required by law, we will not collect, use, or disclose your Personal Identifiable Information without your consent. Generally, by providing us with your Personal Identifiable Information, you are communicating your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such Information for the purposes for which you provided the information to us, and as described in this Policy.
In case you change your mind or some Personal Identifiable Information changes (such as your zip code or e-mail address), we will try to provide a way to correct, update or remove the Personal Identifiable Information that you give us. We also give you the opportunity to control the communications we direct to you. We offer Customers the opportunity to “opt out” of having Personal Identifiable Information shared with parties outside of our company or our affiliated companies.
What happens when you link to a third party site?
You should be aware that when you are on our site you could hyperlink or be directed to other sites that are beyond our control and/or outside our service.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out information online (for example, via message boards or chat) that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While we strive to protect our Customers’ information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you disclose such information at your own risk.
Transborder Transfers of Information
Information (including Personal Identifiable Information) that you submit to us through our Web site will be collected and processed by us and/or our service providers at our facilities located in the United States. Therefore, by browsing our Web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our continued practice of collecting and processing of your Personal Identifiable Information in this manner.
Is your Information secure from others using our site?
The security of all Information associated with our Customers is an important concern to us. We exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, given that we do not control transmissions or traffic over the Internet or through third party communication service providers, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of such transmissions of your Information, and we have no responsibility or liability in connection with such transmissions. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use industry standard efforts designed to safeguard your Information, such as firewalls and secure socket layers.
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