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PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM

REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM is strongly committed to protecting your privacy.  At no time does RESM.com sell or provide to other companies your personal information resulting from inquiries to our website. We only use your personal information to help you find real estate in Santa Monica that meets your needs and complementary products that may be of interest to you as per our Privacy Statement below. We additionally use leading technologies to protect the security and privacy of your personal information.  If you have any further questions regarding our policy, please address your questions to help@REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM

Your personal information is transmitted to our vendors or partners only under the following limited circumstances:

  • Legal or Regulatory: We may disclose your information to legal or law enforcement authorities to cooperate with inquiries from such organizations or if disclosure is required under the law.

Privacy Policy discloses the information privacy practices for the website you are currently visiting.

REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM
Colin Whelan, Realtor

George Heimler/Associates
310 North Oakhurst Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
310.567.6719 Cell
310.550.8686 Office
310.273.6046 Fax
colin@realestate-santamonica.com

Privacy Statement
 

These privacy policies and procedures implement our obligation as a real estate office to protect the "nonpublic personal information” that we create, receive or maintain on consumers or customers.
Throughout the policy, we refer to information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name, phone number, email address, Social Security number or credit card number, as "personal information."

1. No use or disclosure: Our real estate office will not use or disclose nonpublic personal information except as these Privacy Policies & Procedures or our annual privacy practices notice permit, require or as permitted by law.

2. Personal Information Privacy: Our office will not disclose or share medical or other specified information at any time with out an expressed written consent from the consumer/customer.  A consumer/customer may at any time revoke their consent to disclose or share information by written notice. The revocation will be placed in the consumer/customers file and notations made in any electronic records.

  1. We do not sell, trade or give away your personal information to anyone.

     

  2. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, unless one of the following limited exceptions applies.

     

    • Legal Obligations. We may disclose or report your personal information when we believe, in good faith, that the disclosure is required or permitted under law, for example, to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities or to resolve consumer disputes.

       

    Outside of this exceptions, we will not share your personal information with third parties.

     

  3. We collect personal information in the normal course of business in order to process your real estate application and to serve you better.

     

    • Registering With Us. We begin collecting personal information from you when you register with us. You may register with us through our website by entering your email address and, if you are creating an account, choosing your password.
       

     

  4. We gather anonymous information about you for our internal purposes, and we may share this anonymous information with third parties.

     

    • Anonymous information is any information that does not personally identify you, including aggregate demographic information such as the number of visitors to our website from a particular state.

       

    • We use anonymous information primarily for marketing purposes and to improve the services we offer you.

       

    • We may use "Cookies," "Internet Protocol" addresses or other numeric codes to gather anonymous information. For a more detailed discussion on cookies, please see below.

       

Practices Notice when there is a material change to our use or disclosure of nonpublic personal information, nonpublic personal financial information, legal duties, consumers or customers rights or to other privacy practices that render the statements in that notice no longer accurate.

The notices are available upon request.

3. Minimum Necessary Disclosure: Our office will make reasonable efforts to protect consumer/customer privacy by disclosing or sharing the minimum necessary nonpublic personal information to accomplish the intended function, transaction, or service.

4. Customer / Consumer Rights:   Our real estate office will honor customer’s and consumer’s rights regarding their nonpublic personal information.

a. Access---Our real estate office will honor requests in writing to view and copy customer / consumer records that are reasonably identified, reasonably locatable and retrievable. We will with in 30 days of receipt of the request contact the customer / consumer and inform them of the nature and substance of the recorded information and make arraignments for them to view the information and make copies for them for which we will charge $.10 per page plus $10 per hour for staff time. 

b. Amendments---Customers/consumers have the right to request an amendment, correction or deletion to their nonpublic personal information held by us.  Our office will, within 30 days of such request, inform the customer/consumer of our decision to amend, correct, or delete or our decision to not amend, correct or delete. If we decide to amend, correct or delete we will notify the customer/consumer in writing. 

c. If we decide not to make any changes the customer/consumer has a right to submit in writing a concise statement setting forth what the customer/consumer thinks is the correct, relevant or fair information and why they disagree with our refusal to amend, correct, or delete nonpublic personal information in their file. Our office will put this statement in the customer’s/ consumer’s file. In the future if we share or disclose any nonpublic personal information from the file we will also furnish a copy of the customers/consumers request to amend, correct, delete, our letter informing them of our decision and their response.

The rights granted in this section do not extend to information about the customer/consumer that relates to and is collected in connection with or in reasonable anticipation of a claim or civil or criminal proceeding involving them.

5. Privacy Officer:  Our real estate office will designate one person to be the privacy officer. He or she will have primary responsibility for privacy and security issues. He or she will also be the contact for all complaints involving privacy or security matters.

6. Staff Training: Our real estate office will train all members of our workforce in these Privacy Policies & Procedures, as needed and appropriate for them to carry out their functions.  All members of our workforce will acknowledge in writing within a reasonable time of employment their receipt and training on these Privacy Policies & Procedures.

7. Data Safeguards: Our real estate office will develop, implement, annually review and maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to ensure the integrity and confidentially of the nonpublic personal information we hold and maintain.
a. Physical Access--- Our real estate office will monitor and ensure that during normal business hours no person is unescorted or unmonitored within the office unless they are an employee or a business associate with whom we have a contract that appropriately limits their use and disclosure of nonpublic personal information held or maintained by this office. Our real estate office will identify, monitor and control who is authorized to posses and who possess keys or the necessary codes for securing and entering the office. Upon any termination of employment keys will be collected and codes changed to maintain the security of the office.
b. Business Associates: Our real estate office will obtain a written contract from all nonaffiliated third parties who will have access to or receive nonpublic personal information in the course of their duties for us. This contract will provide for appropriate safeguards and limit their use and disclosure of the nonpublic personal information we share or disclose to them.
c. Physical Data: Our real estate office will secure all physical data that contains nonpublic personal information. All files not in use will be filed. No files will be left out of the filing containers over night. All file containers will be secured when the office is closed or not occupied.
d. Electronic Data: Our real estate office will provide controls on access to and authentication of persons using electronic data. Our office will install, maintain, and update necessary virus protection, firewall protection and software updates as needed.  All employees who must have access to electronic data will have their own unique user ID and unique password. These will be controlled and changed periodically by the Privacy Officer as needed for employee terminations, updates, new software, etc.  Our office will ensure that floppies, CDs, DVDs, zip drives, hard drives, electronic tape, off-site storage etc. are included in the access and authentication procedures. We will ensure that the intentional destruction of data is done using a secure method.
e. Employee training: Our office will provide annual training on the Privacy Policies and Procedures for protecting the electronic data or form of nonpublic personal information we hold or maintain.  We will document the time, date, persons in attendance and subjects covered.

Privacy Policies & Procedures

"Cookies”

"Cookies” are small files that are stored by your web browser to help a particular system recognize you and the pages you visited in a website. Our website uses cookies to make your online experience more convenient. For example, we may use a cookie to store your account information between sessions and to maintain information about the quotes you've requested during your session. Additionally, we may use data from cookies for a variety of internal purposes, such as studying how users navigate our website. We do not collect any personal information from cookies. Further, no other information we collect from cookies can be linked back to your personal information. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. Even without a cookie, you can still use most of the features on our website.

Browsers and Internet Security

Any time you enter or provide personal information in our website, we encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") technology. SSL protects information as it crosses the Internet. To support this technology, you need an SSL-capable browser. REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM recommends using a strong encryption, 128-bit browser such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher or Netscape Navigator 4.06 or higher. These browsers will activate SSL automatically whenever you begin shopping for plan on our website and when you return to our website to complete an application.

You can tell if you are visiting a secure area within a website by looking at the symbol on the bottom of your browser screen. If you are using Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you will see either a lock or a key. When the padlock is in the locked position, your session connection is taking place via a secure server.

If you need a strong encryption browser, you can go to the Microsoft website or the Netscape website to download the latest Internet Explorer or Navigator browser. We do not recommend the use of beta browser versions.

Security Risk of Using Non-Approved Automated Software Applications

For security reasons to guard the safety of your data, access to this website is limited to SSL-capable browsers such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher or Netscape Navigator 4.06 or higher. Under no circumstance should you use any software, program, application or any other device to access or log-in to the REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM website, or to automate the process of obtaining, downloading, transferring or transmitting any content to or from our computer systems, website or proprietary software.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links you are "clicking" to another website. REALESTATE-SANTAMONICA.COM is not responsible for the information privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these linked websites as their information privacy practices may differ from ours.

 


 


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