Bay East Association of REALTORS® Privacy Notice
Effective September 21, 2007
What information is generated when you visit Bayeast.org
Depending on how you use our Web 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).
Other types of information that may be generated and collected when you use our Web 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 or and the Internet address of the Web 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 Web site and to help us make our Web site more useful to visitors.
What is a cookie? A cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer's hard drive when you visit a Web site. The typical purposes 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.
Bay East is a private trade association consisting of real estate professionals. As one of the many benefits of membership with Bay East, we make available on our Web site a searchable database of our members called the "Find-A-REALTOR®" The directory can be used by the public to locate and contact our members by such characteristics as name, company or city location.
The member information made available through the REALTOR® Directory is intended to contain only the business information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available on our Web site the personal home addresses or phone numbers of our members.
As part of our commitment to privacy your email address is never displayed in the "Find-a-REALTOR" search, instead a contact form is shown which will send an email to your address of record without the email ever being displayed. No copies or record of the email sent are retained.
"Contact Us" Feature
Like most sites on the Internet, our Web site contains a feature that allows you to contact us with your comments or questions. Not surprisingly, we call this feature "Contact Us." To use this feature, there is menu item at the top of each page on our Web site which you can click onto. When you do click this link, a screen will prompt you to provide us with certain information, such as your name and email address.
The information collected through the "Contact Us" feature is used to investigate and respond to your inquiries. If you are a member, we may also use the information you provide to update our membership records.
Links to Other Sites
We may from time to time create and use surveys on our Web 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 member records.
We may from time to time run contests on our Web site. If our contests require you to provide personal or demographic information, we will use this information primarily to complete the contest and update member records.
Bay East Toolbar
Bay East will not collect any information from you that could identify you personally when you download, install, and use the Bay East Toolbar. The Bay East Toolbar will not track your searches or browsing habits, and it will not install any other software programs on your computer without your consent. We will not gather information from the Bay East Toolbar to send any marketing or promotional materials to you, or to communicate with you by phone, fax or e-mail without your consent. Bay East may collect non-personal information concerning how many times the Bay East Toolbar download link was accessed and how many times the Bay East. Toolbar was downloaded for internal business and statistical purposes.
DMCA Copyright Notice Bay East Association of REALTORS® will respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website, www.copyright.gov/) and other applicable intellectual property laws. A response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:
- Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed. For example, “The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on www.bayeast.org/______”
- Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
- Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you (an email address is preferred).
- Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the owner or administrator of the web page that allegedly contains infringing material (an email address is preferred).
- Include the following statement: “I have a good-faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
- Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
- Sign the paper.
Bay East Association of REALTORS®
Attn: Tricia Thomas, DMCA Notice
7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 150
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3600
Fax: (925) 730-0237
Required by Law
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 Web site. However, if you are concerned about the security of the Internet or our Web site, we suggest that you not provide this information.
If you are a member and there is information about you on our Web site which needs to be corrected or updated, please feel free to email us or write us at 7901 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 151, Pleasanton CA, 94588-3600, Attn: Web Developer.
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