Last Modified December 3, 2013
Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (including its subsidiaries, “Carrington”) operates the web site at www.Carringtonrealestate.com (“Site”). We respect the privacy of each user of the Site (referred to as “you” or a “user”). This Privacy Statement gives you specific information about how we protect your privacy, how we treat information we collect on the Site that identifies an individual user (“Personal Information”), and how we use aggregated information.
BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, YOU CANNOT USE THE SITE. We reserve the right to modify this Statement at any time by posting a notice on the Site’s home page. Your use of the Site after the date of the last modification listed at the beginning of this Privacy Statement indicates to us that you agree to the changes.
Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States
The Site is hosted by servers in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Personal Information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Scope of this Privacy Statement This Privacy Statement applies to your use of this Site only. We do not own, operate or control the web sites of third parties, including sales associate, outside referral agents or their brokers. Accordingly, this Statement does not apply to such parties’ web sites or their respective collection, use, storage and disclosure of your Personal Information.
1. Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
We collect your Personal Information on the Site in order to enhance the services we offer you. We collect Personal Information from you only when you voluntarily submit it in order to obtain certain services or information.
We honor all “do not track” requests and settings. If you use any signal(s) or other mechanism(s) that provides you the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services, we will not attempt to override such signals or mechanisms, nor will we track your use of any such signal or mechanism. When you use our website, no other parties can collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites. Your choice is indicated by your settings in your web browser. A “do not track” indication sent from your web browser will result in any tracking activity (i.e., tracking cookies) within the website to be programmatically disabled.
If you submit a request through this Site to find or list a property or to find a sales associate, you will be asked to provide Personal Information and we refer this information the sales associates to respond to your request. For example, if you ask that we list your property or if you ask to see more listings in a given area, you will be directed to a Franchisee sales associated in that area.
If you contact us, we collect Personal Information, which is retained or referred to an independent sales associate depending on the nature of your inquiry. If you are looking for a property or a sales associate, it is referred to a sales associate; if your inquiry requires a response from us, it is referred to the appropriate department for research and a response. The information we collect is not used in any other way.
2. Collection of Non-Personal Information
Even if you do not send us any Personal Information, we may collect information about how you use our site (“Non-Personal Information”). This information cannot be used to identify you personally and is explained in more detail below under “Non-Personal Information”.
Like many sites, we obtain Non-Personal Information such as IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser types, the name of your ISP (internet service provider), information about where a user comes from before arriving at our Site, what pages a user visits, the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on each. A vendor performs this service for us by sending a cookie to gather this information, compile it, and report to us. We use Non-Personal Information to customize the advertising and content you see, improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous aggregated reporting for internal audits and third-parties.
We send to your web browser some of the advertisements you see when you use our network of web sites. However, we also allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within our web pages. Because your web browser must request these advertising banners from the ad network web site, these companies can send their own cookies to your cookie file, just as if you had requested a web page from the web site. Please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed sports content) and you respond to that ad, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. As always, remember we authorize our third-party ad servers to employ anonymous cookies only for ad delivery and anonymous targeting. Our third-party ad servers do not collect, nor do we give them access, to any Personal Information about you.
Opting Out of Third-Party Ad Servers & Carrington Subscriptions
If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, currently you must visit each ad network’s web site individually and opt out (if they offer this capability). To opt out of any Carrington subscription or e-mail list, please follow OPT-OUT POLICY LINK.
3. Use of Information
We use the Personal Information and the Non-Personal Information we collect on the Site (A) to provide you with the services that you ask to receive through the Site, (B) to answer your questions or address your inquiries, (C) to refer you to sales associates about finding or listing a property or to locate a sales associate, and (D) for analytical purposes to help us improve the Site and for our business generally.
In order to provide efficient and reliable services and to improve product and service options available to you, one or more of Carrington’s affiliates may be given, or given access to, your Personal Information. For example, Carrington may share your information with an affiliate in order to facilitate execution of your transactions. When so sharing your Personal Information, we adhere to applicable legal and industry standards regarding the protection of personal information.
From time to time, Carrington or its affiliates may use the information you provide to us to contact you to present you with potential business opportunities, and may utilize a third-party vendor to deliver such communications.
You should know that neither Carrington nor its affiliates will sell your Personal Information.
4. Sharing Your Information
We do not rent, sell, or share with third parties the Personal Information we collect from you on this Site except (i) to provide information or services that you have requested, (ii) with your permission, or (iii) under the following circumstances:
A. Third party vendors we engage to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting, web-site development, and support, have access to Personal Information, but they have agreed not to disclose the Personal Information or to use it for any purpose other than providing the requested services.
The Site contains links to third-party web sites, which may include lenders, advertisers, or even banner advertising. If you hold your mouse over a link, it will indicate whether clicking the link will send you off our Site. When you click on those links, you will go to a third-party site where you will be subject to that site’s privacy statement and we encourage you to read that policy statement. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites and we expressly disclaim any liability for their actions, including actions relating to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties. We remind you to be aware of when you leave our Site and enter a third-party web site and again encourage you to read the privacy statement on any web site that collects your Personal Information.
Our hosting services maintain their systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to reasonably secure the information of its customers. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. “Perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and you use the Site at your own sole risk.
6. Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your Personal Information changes or if you no longer wish to use the Site, you may correct or update your Personal Information by modifying or deleting your profile on the Site or writing to us at:
Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC1610 E. St. Andrew Place Ste B-150E, Santa Ana, CA 92705
This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 (“Children”), and we do not knowingly collect any information, including Personal Information, from Children.
8. California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship (1) a list of categories of personal information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties.
To request the above information please contact us by writing to customer service at:
Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC
1610 E. St. Andrew Place Ste B-150E, Santa Ana, CA 92705
or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond to such requests within 30 days of receipt. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
9. Comments and Questions
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by postal mail at:
Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC
1610 E. St. Andrew Place Ste B-150E, Santa Ana, CA 92705