Effective Date: January 1, 2007
We at Citiwide Real Estate Services and the family of companies at Citiwide Properties Corporation, our owner, (referred to as "CITIWIDE," "we," "us," or "our")
recognize 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. At CITIWIDE 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.
To that end, CITIWIDE gathers two types of information about Customers: data that Customers provide through optional, voluntary registration on our sites;
and data CITIWIDE gathers through aggregated tracking, mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. Such information enables us to tailor our content
to fit Customers' needs better and to help our advertisers understand our audience. Because CITIWIDE derives its revenue mainly from advertising and e–commerce,
providing such aggregated data is essential to keeping our service free to Customers. However, be assured that CITIWIDE will not disclose personal
How does CITIWIDE collect Information?
We collect information by specifically requesting it from you. Generally this occurs when you register at a site or request information or a service.
Usually, the CITIWIDE sites and CITIWIDE's service partners use your information to operate the sites and to deliver services. CITIWIDE sites also
use your information to inform you about other products or services available from CITIWIDE and its affiliates.
Use of Internet Protocol ("IP") Addresses :
An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Internet so that your computer
can be identified by the main computers, known as "Web servers," that "serve up" Web pages. CITIWIDE and/or its affiliates collect IP addresses
for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregated information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site.
When Customers request pages from CITIWIDE's and/or its affiliates' sites, our servers log the Customers' IP addresses.
We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a Customer's session will be logged,
but the Customer will remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a Customer when we feel it is necessary to
What are cookies? Cookies are small pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer for record–keeping purposes, which information is
stored in a file on your computer. Cookies make Web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences so that we can use the saved information to
facilitate your use of our Web site when you return to the site. Cookies do not tell us your individual identity unless you have chosen to provide it to us.
By showing how and when Customers use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to
the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.
We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our Customers' needs.
Most cookies expire after a defined period of time, or you can delete your cookie file at any time. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of CITIWIDE and/or its
to set personalized preferences, and/or may have difficulty completing marketing transactions.
CITIWIDE and/or its affiliates have two primary uses for its cookies. First, we use them to specify a Customer's preferences. For example,
Customers can specify keywords across several categories or markets so you don't have to tell us repeatedly about certain features in the home you are
you have the option of disabling the cookies via your browser preferences.
You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. CITIWIDE and/or its affiliates do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent
by third–party servers is standard in the Internet industry.
With whom does CITIWIDE share my Information?
As a general rule CITIWIDE will not disclose any specific personal information that you submit to us about you ("Personal Information") in a manner that
connects you with the Personal 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. By leaving your contact information in one of our forms for example, in order to submit or
Business Partners & Sponsors: CITIWIDE may disclose some or all of your Personal 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 CITIWIDE permission to transfer your Personal Information to the sponsor so they
can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your e–mail address will be shared. If more Personal 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, CITIWIDE will (with your permission) share your name, address, phone number and e–mail
address with such third parties. Under confidentiality agreements, CITIWIDE may match Personal Information with third party data. Also,
CITIWIDE 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 Information in order
to describe our viewers and services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: CITIWIDE may also disclose account Information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary
to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with any of CITIWIDEs rights or property, other CITIWIDE Customers, or anyone else.
CITIWIDE may disclose or access account Information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes
that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
How can you control the usage of Information?
In case you change your mind or some Personal 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 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 Information shared with parties outside of CITIWIDE and/or its affiliated companies.
If a Customer wishes to update Personal Information or objects to any usage provided herein for any reason, he/she may e–mail the requested change to:
we will notify you by sending you an e–mail at the last e–mail address that you provided us, and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes
an e–mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Web site. Changes to this Privacy
Policy may affect our use of personal information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to
permit changes in our use of your information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to close your account with us.
What happens when you link to a third party site?
You should be aware that when you are on CITIWIDE's and/or its affiliates' sites you could hyperlink or be directed to other sites that are
beyond our control and/or outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement or a CitiwideRealEstate.com search result,
the "click" may transfer you off the CitiwideRealEstate.com site. These other sites may include sites of advertisers, sponsors and partners that
may use CITIWIDE's and/or its affiliates' logo as part of a co–branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to Customers,
collect data, or solicit Information.
CITIWIDE and its affiliates do not control such sites, and, therefore, are not responsible for their contents or the hyperlinks or
advertising they choose to place on such sites. CITIWIDE's and/or its affiliates' inclusion of hyperlinks to these sites do not imply
any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators. CITIWIDE's policy does not extend to anything that
is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond CITIWIDE's and its affiliates' control.
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 CITIWIDE and its affiliates strive to protect their Customers' information and privacy,
we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you disclose such information at your own risk.
Is my Information secure from others using the CITIWIDE site?
The importance of security of all information associated with our Customers is an important concern to us. We exercise care in providing
secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can
be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, CITIWIDE and its affiliates 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,
CITIWIDE uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers.
However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
Your continued use of CITIWIDE's and/or its affiliates' sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.