Privacy

Greathomes.org® Privacy Statement
(last updated: July 15, 2013)

Greathomes.org® is a service provided to the general public by the real estate professionals that are members of the Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®), a Multiple Listing Service.

BAREIS MLS® is committed to protecting your privacy. Greathomes.org® is a general audience Web site, intended for users of all ages. The site was designed to help the general public search for and find real estate for sale in Northern California, and help direct the general public to the real estate professionals that represent properties for sale in Northern California.

The sellers of the properties have granted permission through the listing agreement with the real estate professional representing them to list their property on the Multiple Listing Service, and to post the information to Internet sites supported by BAREIS MLS®. Some sellers have requested the address of their property not be displayed.  The address will not be displayed on listing detail, but may be disclosed when the property is displayed on a map.

Other services linked to from this Web site (Broker Web Sites, Virtual Tours, Valuation products, the sites of advertisers, etc.) have their own privacy statements which can be viewed by clicking on their sites. BAREIS MLS® is not responsible for the privacy practices of sites other than Greathomes.org®.

Collection and use of your Personal Information

BAREIS MLS® does not require that you register, submit any personal information, or create a login to use Greathomes.org®. BAREIS MLS® does not collect any personal information from you resulting from your use of (or session) on Greathomes.org®. BAREIS MLS® does not sell any of the data posted to its database to any third parties. However, BAREIS MLS® retains the right to, and may disclose, transfer, sell or assign information posted on this Web site or otherwise obtained to third parties for any purpose, including as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of BAREIS MLS®. BAREIS MLS® may also make information available to law enforcement personnel and agencies when requested to do so or is required by law.

Internet Protocol Addresses

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. General statistical information is collected regarding your usage of the site for statistical purposes only. This information includes the area of the world you are in, the length of your session on the site, and the number of pages viewed during the session. This information is used for statistical and management purposes only.

Other services linked to from this Web site (Broker Web Sites, Virtual Tours, Valuation products, the sites of advertisers, etc.) may collect personal information. If you visit one of these sites, please be aware that BAREIS MLS® is not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies. You should always review the privacy and other policies of other companies. You may evaluate their policy on the collection of personal information by reviewing their policy statements.

Security of your Personal Information

BAREIS MLS® is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

BAREIS MLS® does not permit vendors associated with the production of our site and services to collect and sell data resulting from their role in providing our services.

Other services linked to from this Web site (Broker Web Sites, Virtual Tours, Valuation products, the sites of advertisers, etc.) may collect personal information. If you visit one of these sites, please be aware that BAREIS MLS® is not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies. You should always review the privacy and other policies of other companies. You may evaluate their policy on security by reviewing their policy statements.

Jurisdiction

The Greathomes.org® Web site is operated from our facilities in the United States of America. We make no representation and take no responsibility for any applicable laws and regulations outside the United States. Persons who choose to access Greathomes.org® from the European Union or elsewhere other than the USA do so at their own discretion and initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Database Information

Greathomes.org® displays properties listed for sale on the Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. Multiple Listing Service by real estate professionals that are members of the service  and reports the result of the listing after the listing is sold or terminated as a service to the general public. The result of a sale of a property, and historical property listing data which is aggregated into non-property specific statistical information may be made available to the media and other interested parties for proper purposes. BAREIS MLS® does not sell information from the database. Access to more detailed information that is contained in the Multiple Listing Service system is strictly limited to real estate professionals that are Members of BAREIS MLS® and BAREIS MLS® Members are prohibited from selling or granting unauthorized access to the database by the Rules and Regulations of the Multiple Listing Service.  The results of sales transactions become part of the public record in California.  A number of real estate valuation sites compile and report historical sales information from public records.  BAREIS MLS® is not responsible for either the content or accuracy of these sites.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are used in the Internet to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Greathomes.org® does not currently issue cookies.

Other services linked to from this Web site (Broker Web Sites, Virtual Tours, Valuation products, the sites of advertisers, etc.) may issue cookies. If you visit one of these sites, please be aware that BAREIS MLS® is not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies. You should always review the privacy and other policies of other companies. You may evaluate their policy on cookies by reviewing their policy statements.

Changes to this Statement

BAREIS MLS® reserves the right to update or change this Privacy Statement without notice to address new issues of privacy or information security or changes to our Web site or business practices. BAREIS MLS® encourages you to periodically review this Statement as changes will always be posted in this section of Greathomes.org®.

Privacy statements for our members are displayed on our membership sites.

Acceptance

By using this Web site you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Statement, please do not use this site. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Statement will mean that you accept those changes.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact BAREIS MLS® via e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact privacyinfo@norcalmls.com by e-mail, telephone, or write us at:

Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc.
153 Stony Circle, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707)575-8000