Definitions. The following terms have the following meanings.
“Administrator” means the person authorized by an Organization to make decisions on behalf of that Organization.
“Buyside” or “we” or “us” or “our” means BuyerMLS, LLC.
“Cookie” means a small digital file containing a string of characters that is stored on your computer when you visit a website.
“Member” means each person who registers with Buyside to establish a login identification and a password.
“Non-Personal Information” is any information that we collect, store, process or share, that does not identify an individual person, even if the information is collected from a person.
“Organization” means the person, company or organization that has entered into a contract with Buyside.
“Personal Information” (also known as “personally-identifiable information”) is any information that we collect, store, process or share, and which identifies an individual person.
“Product” means any goods or services provided by Buyside.
“Site” means the Buyside website at www.GetBuyside.com.
“You” and “your” mean each Organization, Administrator, and Member.
Overview: How We Protect your Privacy
Buyside is an information service that combines data you provide with data from third parties and publically-available data. We can then report information back to you that helps you rent and sell properties.
All non-confidential information entered at Buyside is used by Buyside and its affiliates for the purpose of facilitating Buyside’s Site and Products, including the buyer management and listing process.
Email messages may be reviewed by our editorial team for compliance and security.
All Buyer contact information is confidential and is never shared by us on the public site or to any subscribers of Buyside, rather it is only accessible by the agent listing that specific Buyer (“Buyer Agent”), the Buyer Agent’s business associates, and anyone with whom the Buyer Agent chooses to share the Buyer contact information.
Credit card information is never stored by Buyside. After a transaction is processed by Buyside, all credit card information is deleted from Buyside’s servers. Credit card information will be stored by credit card processing companies, banks and other financial institutions.
Buyside uses 128 bit data encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to better protect online transactions.
Buyside data is protected by and complies with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security requirements of Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover, although we do not store credit card information.
We don’t share your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes, but we do share Non-Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Account information is password-protected. Please keep your password safe.
Forums use basic webserver authentication. Please close your browser to log out.
Buyside subscribers may provide links to third party websites through emails, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies of those third party websites, and encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited.
Data We Collect
During registration, we collect account information including user name and password and contact information such as name, email and telephone number. Each of these different types of information is used to provide the BuysideSite and Products. Registration information is used to authenticate users, and contact information is used both for service-related communication and as an integral component of the application. In some cases, contact information will be sent to third party syndication partners who have the ability to anonymize email addresses.
We sometimes collect your email address for purposes such as sending self-publishing and confirmation emails, authenticating user accounts, providing subscription email services, registering for forums, and other communications.
We sometimes collect your phone number for account authentication purposes, and may transmit it to a third party service for tele-robotic verification.
Buyside does not store credit card information. Credit card transactions are transmitted to a financial gateway, and we endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
We may collect Personal Information if you provide it in feedback or comments, or if you contact us directly. Please do not post any Personal Information in any correspondences or emails that you expect to keep private.
Our web logs collect standard web log entries for each page served, including your IP address, page URL, and timestamp. Web logs help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the BuysideSite, and to otherwise provide our service to you.
We allow third-party companies to collect certain Non-Personal Information and other anonymous information when you visit our Site. These companies may use Non-Personal Information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
Data We Store
We store all buyer listings in our database. Even after “deletion” from our database,we continue to store buyer listings, and they may be archived elsewhere.Our web logs and other records are stored indefinitely.
Active Members can access and update their account information through the account homepage.
All user information contained within the application will remain your property. We will continue to make that data available to you as long as you are a Member, and make that data available to you upon the termination of your relationship with Buyside.
We and our Members do not tolerate spam. Please set your communication preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. To report spam or spoof emails to Buyside, please forward the email to Spam@GetBuyside.com. You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools.
Your Opt-Out Rights
As an Organization, Administrator, or Member, you have the right to opt out of receiving marketing communications (whether through mail, telephone or email) from us or any of our affiliates or vendors regarding other products, services and promotions available from us. To opt out of all marketing emails, please click the link contained in any such emails sent by us or our affiliates or vendors. If you have difficulties opting out of such emails, or if you would like to opt out of receiving marketing communications through the mail or telephone, please contact us (see Contact Us section below). In your request (whether by mail, telephone or email), please specify the type of communication (mail, telephone or email) that you would like to stop receiving from us. We will take commercially reasonable measures to comply with your request within a commercially reasonable time.
Security of Your Personal Information.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We and the vendors that help us host and administer each Site and Product, and maintain the servers through which we provide each Site and the Products, take reasonable measures to secure your Personal Information from unauthorized alteration, access, use and disclosure. We follow generally-accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. When you enter Personal Informationon the Site, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We use a third party credit card processing company. We will only share with them (via SSL) your Personal Information that is needed to process your credit card payments, and they are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. While we strive to use commercially-acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security.
If you are registered on the Site, your Personal Information is accessible through entry of your Member name (email address) and password on the Site. We recommend that you refrain from divulging your login identification or password to anyone. We will not ask you for your login identification or password during an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Please keep in mind that whenever you disclose information online that information can be collected and used by others. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login identification, password and other Personal Information.
Editing and Removing Your Information; Information Retention.
Subject to the Organization agreement and the provisions of this section, you may review and request modification and deletion of your Personal Information. If you are registered with us, you may do so by logging into your account on the Site or Product, and following the instructions provided on the screen.
We make requested changes and deletions to your Personal Information within a commercially reasonable time, but it may be impossible to remove your Personal Information completely, since it may remain in our backup files or logs. Please note that, if you request deletion of your Personal Information, you may be unable to utilize certain features of the Site and the Products.
Notwithstanding the above, we may preserve information about you, including your Personal Information, in response to a legal demand or request if we believe that the law requires us to do so. We may also preserve information about you, including your Personal Information, when we believe it is necessary to detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you, including your Personal Information, may be retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell a web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with a Site or a Product, a cookie copied to your local device helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved to enhance the Products that we provide to you. You may also get cookies and other tracking technologies from third parties with links on a Site or Product, as described in the Third Party Websites & Links section below. We do not control cookies and other tracking technologies employed by third parties.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies from each Site or Product. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of a Site or a Product.
We may disclose aggregated Non-Personal Information that has been collected from you and others to our existing or potential vendors or other third parties, or in response to a government request or demand. We may also share Non-Personal Information, including aggregated and de-identified demographic data,with third parties to enable the provision of targeted information, promotions, offers and discounts on our Products.
Third Party Websites & Links.
The Site is not directed at children under 13 years of age, and we do not seek or knowingly collect any personal information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such personal information from our systems. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us personal information, please contact us (see Contact Us section) and we will delete it.
Visitors Residing Outside the United States.
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We will use commercially reasonable efforts to answer any questions, promptly evaluate any complaints, determine if any violations have occurred and remedy any problems as appropriate.