Coldwell Banker Triad Privacy Policy

We at Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS (referred to as "the company," "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 Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS 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, the company gathers two types of information about Customers: data that Customers provide through optional, voluntary registration on our sites; and data the company gathers through aggregated tracking, mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. Such information enables us to tailor our content to fit Customers' needs. The company will not disclose personal Information to third parties without your consent, except as may be noted in this Privacy Policy or disclosed to you when the Information is submitted.

How does Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS collect Information?
Optional registration

The company collects information by specifically requesting it from you. Generally this occurs when you register at a site or request information or a service. Usually, the company uses your information to operate the site and to deliver services. The Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS site also uses your information to inform you about other products or services available from the company and its affiliates.

Usage tracking


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.

The company collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. When Customers request pages from our site, our servers log the Customers' IP addresses. We do not 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.

Use Of Cookies:
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. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and as such, you'll find that most major Web sites use them.

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 our site will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies.

Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS has two primary uses for its cookies. First, we use them to specify a Customer's preferences. For example, you can save favorite homes & searches and you can gain immediate access to the when you return to our site. Second, we use cookies to track Customers' Web site usage trends and patterns. This helps us understand our Customers' needs better and improve areas of our site that our Customers find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of cookies, you have the option of disabling the cookies via your browser preferences.

With whom does Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS share my Information?

As a general rule we 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. The following describes some of the ways that your Personal Information may be disclosed.

Special Offers:

From time to time, Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS or its affiliates may have special offers or information that would be of interest to you. In this situation, we will use your name and e-mail address to present these offers to you. Also, the company 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 or other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.

Other:

The company may also disclose account Information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the company's terms of use or terms of service, or may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with any of the company's rights or property, other our Customers, or anyone else. We 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.

What happens when you link to a third party site?

You should be aware that when you are on our site you could hyperlink or be directed to other sites that are beyond our control and/or outside our service. These other sites may include sites of advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use the company 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.

Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS does not control such sites, and, therefore, is not responsible for their contents or the hyperlinks or advertising they choose to place on such sites. The company's' inclusion of hyperlinks to these sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators. Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond our 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 we strive to protect our 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 my credit card to pay for classes on the cbtriad.com website?

The importance of security of all information associated with our Customers is a 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, we 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, the company 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:

By using this site, you signify your agreement to Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS' Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

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