VIPREALTY.COM (referred to herein as “VIP,” “we” or “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of the Web site. This statement discloses our privacy practices. The purpose of this statement is to inform you: What kinds of information we collect from users of the VIP web site at (the “Web site”) and how such information is collected; How the information is used by us; Whether we disclose any user information to third parties; How you can access, update or delete any information that we collect about you; and The security procedures which we use to protect your personal information.
How we collect information
Generally, you can visit the Web site without revealing any personal information. Like many Web sites, our Web servers collect the Internet Protocol addresses, but not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This information can measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, and other such statistics.
In addition, in order for us, our third party content suppliers, or licensees to provide certain services to you, you may be asked for information that identifies you, including your name, e-mail address, mailing address, zip code, telephone number, fax (collectively, “Personal Information”). You may also elect to provide such information to us by sending or responding to e-mails regarding certain listings or services offered on the Web Site, our third party content suppliers, or licensees. VIP, as a customer service, offers links to other sites, and does not assume any responsibility for those sites or their privacy policies and provides those links solely for convenience of VIP’s visitors. If you access any of these other sites, you must do so at your own risk and may rely only on their terms and conditions and privacy policies.
How we use and disclose your information
We collect, generate, retain and use your Personal Information for our own internal purposes in connection with the facilitation, recording and processing of any requests, communications, or interactions you may have with the Web site. We also collect and store statistics and other information about you and your online activities on an aggregated, non-personally identifiable basis and in a manner that may allow us or our affiliated or related entities, third party content suppliers, or licensees to improve services to you.
Your Personal Information may be also be used by us to provide you with information regarding our products and services. For example, we may use your e-mail address to send you special announcements and notifications of new real estate listings, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.
Your Personal Information may be released when you consent or direct VIP to share the information.
When and if VIP is involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its business, personal information may be transferred along with the business.
We may share with third parties aggregate information or information that does not personally identify individuals.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow Web sites to recognize you when you return and can keep track of information specific to you.
Information sharing and disclosure
Information about our customers is important to our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only with our related or affiliated entities.
Data security is critical to us and thus all Personal Information is held in a secured database. While it is impossible to guarantee the complete security of any computer system and the data contained therein, we maintain and implement robust security policies and procedures that combine with available technologies in accordance with prevailing industry standards, all of which are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your Personal Information.