Your privacy is critically important to us. At Metro Vancouver Real Estate Guide Inc. (REGBC), we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
Like most website operators, REGBC 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. REGBC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how REGBC’s visitors use its website.
REGBC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. REGBC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to REGBC’s website choose to interact with REGBC in ways that require REGBC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that REGBC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, if you sign up for an account at this website you will be asked to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with REGBC are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, REGBC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with REGBC. REGBC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
REGBC may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. REGBC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, REGBC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
REGBC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on REGBC’s behalf or to provide services available at REGBC’s website, 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 REGBC’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. REGBC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, REGBC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when REGBC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of REGBC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an REGBC website and have supplied your email address, REGBC 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 REGBC and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. REGBC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If REGBC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that REGBC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of REGBC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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