Effective Date: November 6, 2023
Last Updated: November 6, 2023
- Personal Data We Collect / Sources of Personal Data
- How We Use Personal Data
- How We Disclose Personal Data
- Online Targeted Advertising
- Children Under the Age of 16
- Your Data Privacy Rights
- Retention of Data
- Data Security
- Third-Party Applications and Links
- Contact Information
- Statement for California Residents
Personal Data we collect / sources of Personal Data
The table below details the categories of Personal Data that we may collect or obtain through the operation of the Platform. In addition to the sources listed below, we may collect this information from third-party service providers or vendors, including data analytics providers, and through the use of automatic tracking technologies.
|Examples and Sources
Account and Profile Information
Name, phone number, postal address, and email address. This also includes your username and password if you chose to create an account with us.
We may collect information about your age, income, date of birth, or gender.
We use third-party payment processors to facilitate payment of services on the Platform. We may collect limited details about these transactions on our Platform, but we do not collect or store full payment method information.
Videos, Recordings, and Similar Sensory Information
We may collect video snippets of your browsing activity that displays how users interact with the Platform. This may also include recordings of phone calls if you call us, such as if you contact customer service.
Additionally, if you visit the properties, we collect video and audio recordings of your interactions at the properties.
We collect information about the properties, products, and services, including financing options, that you may have purchased, rented, considered, or expressed interested in. This may also include consumer tendencies or purchasing habits. We may collect this information from your activity on the Platform or from advertising networks.
Internet or Other Similar Network Activity
We automatically collect information on users’ interaction with the Platform. This may include your browsing history (including the site you came from before visiting our website and the site you went to after leaving our website), duration of browsing session, device ID, and IP address. We may also collect this information from advertising networks.
We collect geolocation, which may include precise geolocation, from users. We automatically collect this information from you when you use our Platform.
Educational and Professional Information
We may collect your educational background and occupation. We may collect additional professional details, such as licensing information, if you are a real estate agent or similar professional.
How We Use Personal DATA
We may use or disclose the Personal Data that we collect for one or more of the following purposes:
- Maintain, protect, operate, and improve the Platform;
- Communicate with you regarding the Platform;
- Address your inquiries;
- Process transactions;
- Tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, including marketing communications;
- Analyze use of our products and services;
- Improve and develop new products and services;
- Comply with legal obligations;
- Protect our rights, property, and safety or the rights, property, and safety of others; and
From time to time, we may contact users via email and mail, for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email or mail from us, you may opt-out of such communications by contacting us at the toll-free number or email address listed below.
How We DISCLOSE Personal Data
We may disclose all categories of Personal Data described above in “Personal Data We Collect” to the third parties listed below for the purpose of providing the Platform and generally facilitating your property searches.
- With Our Service Providers. We may disclose Personal Data about you with service providers that perform services for us or on our behalf. For example, this may include payment processors, companies that send emails on our behalf, or vendors that provide technology tools that help us run our services.
- Affiliates and Other Business Partners. This includes our affiliates or other organizations in the housing, construction, and financial industry, or other entities that are involved in the search for or sale or rent of real property.
- With Law Enforcement, Government Agencies, or Parties to a Legal Proceeding. We may disclose Personal Data with such entities to comply with the law or assist in law enforcement.
- With Our Advisors. Attorneys, auditors, consultants, and similar advisors may access Personal Data in order to advise us on legal, business, or financial issues.
We may partner with these third parties to tailor and customize our advertising to users. The practice of targeted advertising may be considered a “sale” of Personal Data under some state laws. For more information about your choices related to this practice, please see “Your State Privacy Rights” below.
ONLINE TARGETED ADVERTISING
Certain U.S. state privacy laws, including California, may consider targeted advertising a “sale” of Personal Data. Because we engage in targeted advertising, in the last twelve (12) months, we have “sold” or “shared” the categories of Personal Data identified in “PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT” with advertising networks, data analytics vendors, and social media networks.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16
The Platform is not intended for children under 16 years of age. We do not collect information about individuals under the age of 16. No one under age 16 may provide any information through the Platform. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 16, and we do not have actual knowledge that we sell or share the Personal Data of children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information through the Platform. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Data from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us.
YOUR DATA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Depending on your residency, you may have rights relating to your Personal Data. Specifically, residents of the following states may have some or all of the rights listed below: Texas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Tennessee, Nevada, Utah, and Virginia. We reserve the right to honor your requests to exercise these rights in accordance with applicable law, including our ability to charge a reasonable fee for certain requests, such as if you request multiple copies of Personal Data. You may have the following rights: (1) know what Personal Data we collect, use, disclose, and sell; (2) request that we delete your Personal Data that we maintain; (3) access and obtain a copy of your Personal Data that we collect; (4) correct or edit Personal Data you believe to be inaccurate; (5) opt out of targeted advertising (sometimes referred to as “sharing”); (6) opt out of “sales” of Personal Data; or (7) limit or opt out of other processing activities, such as the use and disclosure of “sensitive” Personal Data and/or certain automated decision-making processes. You also have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising these rights.
To exercise any of these rights, please follow the instructions in “CONTACT INFORMATION” below. In order to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access or deletion, we may require you to verify your account credentials and/or provide additional Personal Data to verify your identity before we process your rights request. If we are subsequently unable to confirm your identity, we may refuse your rights request.
You may use an authorized agent to submit a rights request. If you do so, the authorized agent must present signed written authorization to act on your behalf, and you will also be required to independently verify your own identity directly with us and confirm with us that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the rights request. However, we will not request this information if your authorized agent provides documentation showing that the authorized agent has power of attorney.
If you would like to appeal a decision regarding a previous request, please indicate so in your request details, along with a short description of your prior request and the outcome that you are seeking. We may request more information in order to locate your prior request.
Retention of Data
We retain Personal Data where we have an ongoing legitimate business or legal need to do so. Our retention periods vary depending on the type of data involved. Generally, we consider the following to determine the retention period: whether the data is reasonably necessary to provide the Platform, your reasonable expectations regarding the type of data collected and purposes for which it was collected, and any other legal or contractual obligations to retain the data.
We cannot guarantee absolute security, however we use commercially reasonable measures to protect our Company and your Personal Data from unauthorized access. This includes partnering with payment processors that commit to payment card industry standards for data security.
Third-Party Applications and LINKS
Our Platform uses third-party applications, integrations, and links to enhance your experience. We disclaim any and all liability and responsibility for the use of these technologies and resources, and we encourage you to review their individual privacy policies before using our Platform or otherwise engaging with us.
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, or the ways in which we collect and use your Personal Data, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Address: 13141 Northwest Frwy, Houston, TX 77040
STATEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
The following disclosures are made in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended (“CCPA”). In the past twelve (12) months, we have collected the Personal Data described above, and disclosed it to the third parties listed under the section “DISCLOSING PERSONAL DATA” for the business purposes identified therein and under the section “HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA.” This information falls into the following categories of Personal Data under the CCPA:
- Categories of Personal Data described in section 1798.80(e) of the California Civil Code;
- Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law;
- Commercial information;
- Geolocation information;
- Audio, electronic, or visual information;
- Internet or electronic network activity information;
- Professional or employment-related information; and
- Sensitive Personal Data: precise geolocation and login credentials
As disclosed above in “ONLINE TARGETED ADVERTISING” we may engage in activity that is considered “selling” or “sharing” Personal Data. If you wish to opt-out of this use of your Personal Data, click here: Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Data.
We do not use or disclose “sensitive” Personal Data for purposes other than those specified in Cal. Code Regs. tit. 11, § 7027(m).