Realty Appraisal Services of Southwest Florida, Inc, its Affiliates and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) respects your privacy.
Accordingly, we have adopted the following policies and procedures to ensure that any information you provide to us on this website (the “Site”) is treated appropriately and with your full knowledge and consent. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain what information we may collect from you and how this information may be used.
What type of personal information is collected on the Site and how is it used?
Certain areas of the Site may request you to supply us with personal information. We ask for this information only to the extent such information is necessary or appropriate to perform certain functions or activities on the Site (such as a request for product literature or an online order). Your participation in these activities is completely voluntary. At the present time, the following activities on the Site may require you to disclose personal information to us:
Requests for Product Literature. In many cases we offer additional information about the products and services described on the Site. To receive this information by mail, we need you to supply us with certain contact information such as your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
Online Orders. Certain information must be supplied to us to place an online order such as your name, company name, shipping address, email address, user name and certain financial information (e.g., credit card number, expiration date). This information is used solely for billing and collection purposes. The contact information may also be used by us in connection with certain marketing activities such as a promotion or new product announcements. The Company will refrain from making these types of communications to customers who have opted out of these programs as described further below.
Warranty Registration, Surveys and Feedback. In some cases, you may be able to submit your product warranty registration to us through this Site. Our registration process requires you to supply us with certain information about you (such as your name and mailing address) and the products being registered. We may also ask for certain demographic information about you in connection with marketing surveys and feedback submission forms.
Sweepstakes and Contests. When you enter a contest or other promotional event on the Site, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information is used to administer the contest and notify winners.
Personal Profiles. Users of our Site may wish to register with us in order to receive more personalized content and/or participate in certain activities such as setting up a project folder. Our profile registration process requires you to supply us with your name, address, email address, a user name and password, and certain information regarding your interest in our products and/or your project.
Site Use Data. The Company may also collect other information from customers and visitors to the Site such as the user’s IP address, domain name, length of time spent on the Site, and the pages accessed during each visit to the Site. The Company uses this information 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.
How will the Company protect my personal information?
We will not share your personal information with third parties, except for our business partners or other entities performing a service or activity that you have requested from the Site (such as an online order).
The Company may disclose information you have provided to us if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on the Company; or (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company.
If we gather demographic information from you (for example, your age, education level or household income), we will not share that information in a manner that identifies you as an individual with any other entity, unless we let you know that at the time of collection. When we share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.
Certain information supplied by you to our Site may be password-protected, and you should take appropriate measures to protect the secrecy of your password. If you use a computer in a public place or share a computer with others, remember to sign out and close your browser window when you finish accessing our Site in order to prevent others from accessing your personal information. You are solely responsible for the control and use of each password you create.
What are “Cookies” and does this Site use them?
What security measures are employed by your Site?
The Company has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. These include a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and maintenance of registration information in a separate database. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet. We will protect the transmission of credit card and other transactional information through industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
What about your links to other web sites? Is my information protected by these sites?
This Site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. The Company encourages our users to be aware when they leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this Site. Additionally, the existence of any external link does not suggest that we are endorsing the linked company or its products or services.
How can I correct or make updates to my personal information?
If at any time you wish to update your information or stop receiving communications from our Site, our partners, or selected third parties, you may refer to the Contact Us form on the site to send a change request to the Webmaster.
How can I “opt-out”?
Users of the Site are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Site at the point where we ask for the information. Users are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. The Company does this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
Changes to Our Policy
Conditions of Use
Your use of the Site, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Statement and the Company’s Terms and Conditions of Use. By using this Site, you are accepting the practices set out in this Statement and those Terms.
Terms and Conditions of Use
REALTYAPPRAISALSERVICES.COM (THE “SITE”) IS PROVIDED BY REALTY APPRAISAL SERVICES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC. (“REALTY APPRAISAL SERVICES”) ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. REALTY APPRAISAL SERVICES MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS AND/OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, REALTY APPRAISAL SERVICES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND/OR NONINFRINGMENT.
REALTY APPRAISAL SERVICES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER REALTY APPRAISAL SERVICES HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Realty Appraisal Services hereby authorizes you to copy documents published on this Site for non-commercial use within your organization only. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of these documents that you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein.
Each individual document published by Realty Appraisal Services on the Site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that individual document. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of Realty Appraisal Services or any third party. Except as expressly provided above nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Realty Appraisal Services copyright.
Note that any product, process, or technology used or displayed on this Site may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by Realty Appraisal Services, and may not be licensed hereunder.
Any feedback or other information collected from users or customers of the Site, such as comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of the Site, shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Realty Appraisal Services shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. Further, Realty Appraisal Services shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, producing and marketing products incorporating such information.
All trademarks used on the Site are trademarks of Realty Appraisal Services unless otherwise indicated.
Realty Appraisal Services may provide hyperlinks to other Internet sites. Realty Appraisal Services is not responsible for the availability of such other sites and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, products or other materials available on such other sites.
This Site takes every precaution to protect user information. When users submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just “surfing”.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Information Collection and Use
Realty Appraisal Services is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. Realty Appraisal Services will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Realty Appraisal Services collects information from our users at several different points on our Site.
Certain transactional information must be supplied to Realty Appraisal Services to place an order. This information includes contact information (e.g., personal name, Company name, shipping address and email address) and financial information (e.g., credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for solely for billing and collection purposes. The contact information may also be used by us in connection with certain marketing activities such as a promotion or new product announcements. Realty Appraisal Services will refrain from making these types of communications to customers who have opted out of these programs as described further below.
Realty Appraisal Services may also collect other information from customers and visitors to the Site such as the user’s IP address, domain name, length of time spent on the Site, and the pages accessed during each visit to the Site. Realty Appraisal Services uses this information 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. Realty Appraisal Services may also employ the use of “cookies” to facilitate the administration of the Site or enhance our customers’ use of the Site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our Site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site.
Sharing of Information
Realty Appraisal Services reserves the right to share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. Realty Appraisal Services also uses independent distributors to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This Site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that Realty Appraisal Services is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Realty Appraisal Services encourages our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, Realty Appraisal Services will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our Customer Support.
Our users are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. Realty Appraisal Services does this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
Updated: December 6, 2015