Like most website operators, RECI collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. RECI's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how RECI's visitors use the Website. From time to time, RECI may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website. RECI also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify RECI visitors, however, and do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering Personally Indentifying Information
Certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with RECI in ways that require RECI to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that RECI gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, RECI asks visitors who sign up to receive the monthly E-newsletter to provide a first name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with RECI – by registering to join our community of buyers for example—are asked to provide additional information, including a last name, phone number, state/region and country. Licensed real estate agents who register for RECI's Referral Network are asked to provide even more information such as company name, license type and state, street address, and managing broker's name and phone. In each case, RECI collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with RECI. In the interest of providing you extraordinary customer service, RECI may periodically invite you to voluntarily provide additional information relating to your personal "preferences" and "interests" for the purpose of getting to know you so that RECI can show you customized client appreciation to thank you for your business. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities on the Website or receiving certain services from RECI.
RECI may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Websites. For instance, We may monitor the most popular links on the Website. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, RECI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifiable Information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, agents, managers, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on RECI's behalf or to provide services to you, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, agents, managers, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when RECI believs in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of RECI, third parties or the public at large. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If you have supplied RECI with your email address, RECI might send you a monthly E-newsletter. We may also send you periodic special invitations to educational Webinars or private buying opportunity Webinars, and may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with us. All of RECI emails will contain an "unsubscribe" link on the bottom of them so that, at any point, if you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may immediately unsubscribe.
Surveys and Feedback Forms
From time to time, in the interest of improving our business and serving you better, RECI may invite you to participate in a survey or feedback form about your experience with us or your experience with a particular part of our business (such as at the conclusion of an educational Webinar for example). We may aggregate non-personally identifiable information and display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, RECI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described above, unless you provide your express written consent for us to do so (to publish your response as a testimonial, for example).
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