Commitment to Privacy
Fox Real Estate (“FOX”) is owned and operated by LOCN.
FOX provides a real estate search and property inquiry service to the general public. FOX may collect certain personal information about its visitors with their consent in providing these services.
“Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual. This may include, without limitation, the individual’s first and last name, email address, phone number and home address.
The Principles of Privacy
The following principles govern our actions as they relate to the use of Personal Information:
- Identifying Purposes
- Limiting Collection
- Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
- Safeguarding personal information
Principle 1: Accountability
FOX is accountable for all Personal Information in its possession or custody, including Personal Information disclosed to third parties to provide services requested by you.
Principle 2: Identifying Purposes
FOX will inform you of the purposes for which it collects any Personal Information before or when it is collected.
Principle 3: Consent
FOX will obtain your consent before or when it collects, uses, or discloses your Personal Information. Consent can be expressed, implied, or given through an authorized representative. You may withdraw your consent at any time (subject to any legal consequences of which you will be informed). FOX, however, may collect, use, or disclose Personal Information without your knowledge or consent in exceptional circumstances where such collection, use, or disclosure is permitted or required by law.
Principle 4: Limiting Collection
The information collected by FOX will be limited to those details necessary for the purposes it has identified for you or to perform the services you have requested. Information will be collected by fair and lawful means.
Principle 5: Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Personal information will only be used or disclosed for the purpose it was collected unless you have otherwise consented. Personal information may only be retained for the amount of time needed to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.
In certain exceptional circumstances, FOX may have a legal duty or right to disclose Personal Information without your knowledge or consent concerning matters that concern the public’s interest.
Principle 6: Accuracy
FOX will keep Personal Information as accurate, complete, and current as necessary to fulfill the identified purposes for which it was collected. You may have this information amended where it is found inaccurate or incomplete.
Principle 7: Safeguarding personal information
Personal information is safeguarded using measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
The Kind of Information we Collect
FOX gathers and uses Personal Information to provide you with the requested services, namely, the information needed to make inquiries on properties effectively. FOX may also use your Personal Information to update you about our services and offer you additional products or services that you may be interested in so that we can continue to serve your real estate needs.
When you make any real estate inquiries featured on the FOX website, you agree to provide FOX and the REALTOR® receiving the request with recently performed searches and recently viewed properties, along with any searches or properties saved under the account where you have set up an account.
How we use your Information
At FOX, we use Personal Information to communicate with you to provide our services. We will only use Personal Information for the purpose we have disclosed. If we want to use your information for a different purpose, we will notify you and ask for your consent first.
When we are Permitted to Disclose your Information
FOX is obliged to keep your Personal Information confidential except under the following circumstances:
- When authorized by you: Many of the services offered by FOX require us to obtain Personal Information about you to perform the services you have engaged us to provide. We will always obtain consent from you first, and we will never use the information for purposes other than those we have told you about.
- You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal implications (which we will inform you about). In some cases, if you do not consent to our use or disclosure of certain Personal Information, we may be unable to continue to provide all or part of the services you have requested.
- When permitted by law: The legislation has provided certain situations where FOX is legally permitted to disclose Personal Information without your consent. Examples include suspicion of illegal activities.
With Whom we may Share your Information
- Sale of Business: We may transfer your personally identifiable information to a third party in connection with a sale, merger, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of our business.
Protecting your Personal Information
We use the strongest available browser encryption to protect your security and store all data on servers in a secure facility. Data is only accessible to our employees. Strict confidentiality agreements bind our employees, and a breach of this agreement would result in the employee’s termination.
While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your data is secure and protected, there always remains the risk of a breach. The Internet can sometimes be insecure, and therefore we cannot guarantee security beyond what is reasonably practical.
Links to Other Web Sites
The FOX website contains links to other websites, including those of its business partners. FOX is in no way responsible and cannot guarantee the content or privacy of other sites linked on www-real-estate.com.
Anonymous Information and “Cookies”
FOX may collect anonymous information about you. This means the information collected cannot be traced back to a specific person. For example, our servers may record certain information automatically when you visit the FOX website. This information is collected using “cookies” and might include the visited pages, your IP (Internet Protocol) address and other site usage statistics. This anonymous information is used for research and analytical purposes only (like evaluating how many visitors our websites receive or which pages they visit most often). It does not reveal any Personal Information about you, the user. This aggregate data may be disclosed to third parties, but never with personally-identifying information.
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