1. Collection of Information
    • The following Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to your use of the HomesForSale.net (“our” or “us”) services, website, and technology (collectively, our “Services”).
    • In order to use our Services and this website, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you on our user registration form, and require you to enter your email address, name, and a password. We may use this information to contact you about our Services or other services in which you have expressed interest.
    • You may opt in to receive monthly newsletters to the email address you provide. For information on updates to our site or new services, you may visit the Message Boards section of HomesForSale.net.
    • You may update your personal and user account information at any time consistent with the technological capabilities of our Services, or by e-mailing us at support@homesforsale.net.
  2. Cookies
    • A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once you close your browser or log out, the cookie terminates and is erased. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your computer’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Your browser’s help file contains information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by HomesForSale.net to track user preferences while the user is visiting the website. These cookies may also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by HomesForSale.net to store whether, for example, you want your password remembered or not, and for other purposes related to the use of our Services.
    • Certain third party websites, such as Google Analytics, may also utilize cookies or other web beacons loaded onto your computer during the navigation of our website. HomesForSale.net may not have access or control over these cookies. These third party websites may use session ID cookies to help provide insight into different areas of the site our users use most. For example, our tracking utility company uses session ID cookies to help track what pages users are clicking on so that we may analyze the data to provide a better user experience.
  3. Storage
    • We may store personal data and user data for as long as you maintain an account with us, or to comply with legal, financial reporting, or compliance obligations, or to enforce this Policy or other terms.
    • All data is stored securely in a private datasource at RackSpace.com. Please visit the datacenter section of their site for more information. We have taken reasonable steps to protect the information of users shared with us. All passwords are stored encrypted in MD5 format. All text is stored in 128 bit encryption. HomesForSale.net also uses Thawte Certificates to ensure all data transferred between your browser and the internet is encrypted. HomesForSale.net uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for all logged in pages where sensitive information such as credit card information is being passed over the internet.
    • No transmission of information over the internet can be entirely secure. We advise the use of caution when you transmit personal information via our Services.
  4. Use of User Information
    • net may use the information collected from you to communicate with you, such as via a newsletter, and to operate our Services. We may use personal information, such as your e-mail address, to inform you, for example, of new features in our services, to welcome you to our website or to the use of our Services, to retrieve a forgotten username or password, to reset a username or password, to address concerns, complaints, or comments, or to inform you of technological difficulties with our Services.
    • Recurring e-mails to you, such as our newsletter, will provide an “opt out” link in which you may voluntarily unsubscribe from the receipt of these e-mails without deactivating your user account.
    • We may send e-mails to you prior to the creation of a user account on our website, such as when we are provided with your name and/or e-mail address in connection with a referral program in which a current user has affirmatively consented that they have your permission to provide your personal information to us, and for us to contact you. In such cases, the e-mail you receive will contain a link in which you may voluntarily unsubscribe from future receipt of such e-mails, and delete any personally identifiable information we may have about you. To the extent permissible by law, we will comply with your intent to remove stored information we may have about you.
    • In addition, we may use the information collected from you to provide advertising that we believe may be of interest or useful to you, or to connect you with third party affiliate websites from which we may receive financial compensation.
    • Anonymous user data that may be associated with a user account or derived via use of web cookies or web beacons may be accessible on third party data analytics websites for our use in improving our Services, in advertising our Services, entering into new business transactions, financing HomesForSale.net, or other related transactions.
    • We will only share private information with third parties under certain circumstances. In all circumstances, your data is provided anonymously to the extent legally permissible, unless you consent to the release of non-anonymous data, or affirmatively respond to a targeted advertisement that requests your personal data. These circumstances include:
      • When you directly consent to our release of this information;
      • When you directly provide the personal information of another individual consistent with a referral program under which you represent that you have permission to provide the personal information of a third party to us and for us to contact that individual;
      • When third party agents of ours require access to this information to improve, repair, or assess the functionality of our Services for any reason;
      • To the extent necessary to process payment information, such as credit payment information, via a third party payment processor, or to resolve a dispute arising from payment processing;
      • To address a concern, complaint, or comment you have with our Services;
      • To provide targeted advertising;
      • When legally obligated;
      • When or if HomesForSale.net is involved in a merger, acquisition, or other similar transaction, or files for bankruptcy, or another legal protection, where personal data is part of the transaction, sale, or bankruptcy.
    • Other third party websites, such as credit card processors, may require you to provide personal information. In order to fully use our Services, you may be required to disclose this personal information to these third parties. For example, to pay for a product or service on our website, you may be required to enter in credit card and other personally identifiable information into a third party payment processor, either hosted on our website or on a third party website. In such cases, you may be required to comply with the terms and policies of these third parties.
  5. Children
    • net, to the extent possible, will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any individual under the age of 13. Our Services and websites are not intended for the use of, nor designed to attract the attention of, individuals under the age of 13.
  6. Disclaimer
    • We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website. HomesForSale.net will use commercially reasonable efforts to preserve all data provided, but HomesForSale.net will not be responsible for lost or purged data. You are responsible for archiving your own data and backing it up on a regular basis. You may utilize the “Download Data” link in the Navigation menu, for example, to retain data. Under no circumstances will HomesForSale.net be responsible for the expense of lost data or consequential damages, whether foreseeable or not, due to data loss.
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