Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2010
The Northern Solano County Association of REALTORS® (“NSCAR”) has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and so that you, as a visitor to NSCAR Online (“Website”), will be aware of the uses made of information that may be generated as a result of you using our Website.

What information is generated when you visit NSCAR Online?
Depending how you use our Website, certain types of personal and nonpersonal information may be generated and collected. For example, you may give us your name or email address when you complete a registration screen, respond to a questionnaire or submit an e-mail to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used by us primarily to fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested or collected (e.g. if information is provided as a result of you e-mailing us, we will use the information provided, such as e-mail address, to respond to you).

Other types of information that may be generated and collected when you use our Website is information that we consider nonpersonal in nature. For example, we may collect the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our site or and the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Website and to help us make our Website more useful to visitors.

Use of Cookies
What is a cookie? A cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a Website. The typical purposes of a cookie is to make your use of the Website easier and more convenient and to assist the Website in tracking your use of the site. For example, a cookie may save the registration information, passwords, purchases or preferences that you create when using a Website so you don’t have to reenter this information. Cookies may also tell the Website which areas of the site are popular and which aren’t. Cookie technology is used by most major Websites and is considered an industry standard for the Internet.

Our Website uses cookie technology to verify user information. Also, most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you may set your browser so that it refuses cookies or alerts you when cookies are being created on your hard drive. You should be aware though that by not accepting cookies, you may impair your ability to use certain shopping or password protected areas of Websites.

Find A REALTOR®
NSCAR is a private trade association consisting of real estate professionals. As one of the many benefits of membership with NSCAR, we make available on our Website a searchable database of our members called the “Find A REALTOR®.” The directory can be used by the public to locate and contact our members by such characteristics as name, company or city location.

The member information made available through the Find A REALTOR® is intended to contain only the business information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available on our Website the personal home addresses or phone numbers of our members.

If you are a member of NSCAR and would like to be removed from “Find A REALTOR®”, please see the section called “Choice/Opt Out.” If you have corrections or updates to the Directory, please see the section called “Corrections/Updates.”

Directors and Committee Members For use by the members of NSCAR, we make available on the Website the names of members who are serving as directors or committee members of NSCAR.

NSCAR Online Store
The NSCAR Online Store is an area on our Website where you can purchase various real estate related products. In order to process and complete your orders though the Mall, we will need to ask you for certain information, such as your name, company name, address, state and zip code. We also need to ask you for your credit card number and expiration date.

The information collected through the NSCAR Online Store is used to process your order and may also be used to keep track of the amount and types of purchases being made through the NSCAR Online Store. We may also use your email address or mailing address to send you information regarding updates to the products you purchased or new products which may be of interest to you. When you click on the NSCAR Store link, you may be taken to another website where you may purchase products, and if so, you agree to be taken to and bound by the terms of that website’s privacy policy.

With respect to your credit card information, this information is sent encrypted to a secure server. The information is then used to complete your purchase order. Please see the section called “Security” for more information about the security of our Website.

Links to Other Sites
In many areas of our Website, we have included links to other Internet sites which we feel add to or improve the quality of our Website. While we hope you find these links helpful, we cannot assume responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any linked site. Therefore, we encourage you to investigate and determine the privacy policy and practices of any linked site prior to providing information to the linked site.

Surveys
We may from time to time create and use surveys on our Website. Most surveys are simple “click box” surveys where you click a box on the screen to indicate your response. However, we may from time to time ask you for your name, email address or demographic information. If a survey does ask you this information, we will use the information to complete the survey, compile statistics and update member records.

Contests
We may from time to time run contests on our Website. If our contests require you to provide personal or demographic information, we will use this information primarily to complete the contest and update member records.

Required by Law
We may disclose information provided by you if we are legally required to do so, such as by court order or subpoena.

Security
We have adopted what we consider to be reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft, misuse and alteration of information collected through our Website. However, if you are concerned about the security of the Internet or our Website, we suggest that you not provide this information.

Other Products and Services
Although we generally collect and use information to fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested or collected, we may also provide the information to our subsidiaries so that they may send you information regarding other products or services that may be valuable or interesting to you.

Children's Guidelines
Our Website does not currently attempt to collect or solicit information from persons who are under the age of eighteen. However, given the anonymous nature of the Internet, it is possible that someone under the age of eighteen may access our Website and provide us with personal information. If this situation occurs and it is brought to our attention, we will not use the information in any way without prior parental consent and we will take all reasonable steps to prevent it from occurring again.

Choice/Opt-Out
Our Website provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. Also, if you are a member of NSCAR, you can choose to opt out of having your name included in the “Find A REALTOR®”. To exercise your opt-out privilege, please feel free to email us at: cheryl@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534. Please be advised that if you are a member and choose to opt-out of receiving communications from the Website, this may affect your ability to receive other email communications that are sent to members of NSCAR

Corrections/Updates
If you are a member and there is information about you on our Website which needs to be corrected or updated, please feel free to email us at: danielle@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534. However, in order for the correction or update to be permanent, you will need to contact your local association and make sure that the correction or update is made in their records as well.

Contacting our Website
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of our Website, or your dealings with our Website, please feel free to email us at: frank@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534.

Changes to Privacy Policy Statement With the ever-changing environment of the Internet and to maintain our ability to improve the quality and safety of our Website, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. In the event we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the Policy’s Effective Date and indicating the previous Effective Date. As you use our Website, we encourage you to periodically check back with this Privacy Policy for changes that we may make. Your continued use of our Website will constitute your agreement to any changes we make and if you do not agree with a change, please refrain from using our Website. Thank you!

The Northern Solano County Association of REALTORS®
Member Information Privacy Policy

The Northern Solano County Association of REALTORS® ("NSCAR") has created this Member Information Privacy Policy to demonstrate its firm commitment to the privacy of member information and so that you, as a member of NSCAR, will be aware of the uses made of your member information by NSCAR

  1. Confidential. In general, all member information provided to NSCAR by its members is treated as confidential and NSCAR uses its best efforts to keep such information confidential and prevent unauthorized use.

  2. NSCAR Member Communications. From time to time, NSCAR will use your preferred contact information to send you regular and special membership communications and publications. For example, members of NSCAR receive a monthly membership magazine and we will need to access and use your preferred mailing address to send you this publication. “Preferred contact information” as used in this section and the remainder of this privacy policy is the information pertaining to your name, email address, mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers which you indicated to your local association of REALTORS® as the preferred contact information to receive communications. For example, you may have indicated your business address as your preferred mailing address and your home telephone number as your preferred telephone number.

  3. Member Requests. From time to time, you may contact NSCAR and make requests. In order to respond to your request, we may need to access and use your member information. For example, we may need to access your preferred mailing address to send you the information you requested.

  4. Find A REALTOR®. As one of the many benefits of membership with NSCAR, we make available on our Website (www.NSCAR.net) a searchable database of our members called the "Find A REALTOR®." The purpose of this directory is to assist the public in locating and contacting our members. The Directory contains searchable characteristics about our members, such as the member’s name, company or city location. The member information made available through the Find A REALTOR® is intended to contain only the business information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available your personal home addresses or telephone number in the Find A REALTOR® unless you indicated these to your local association of REALTORS® as your preferred contact information. If you would like to be removed from the Find A REALTOR®, please see the section of this privacy policy called "Choice/Opt Out." If you have corrections or updates to the directory, please see the section called "Corrections/Updates."

  5. Names of Directors and Committee Members; Use of Preferred Contact Information. For use by NSCAR members and for purposes of conducting NSCAR Board of Directors meetings, we make available on our Website (www.NSCAR.net) and in other print and electronic formats the names of those NSCAR members serving as directors or committee members of NSCAR. In addition, in order to provide meeting related information and to send official Board of Directors notices, we access and use the preferred contact information of NSCAR directors and committee members, including email and mailing addresses.

  6. Third Parties. At this time, NSCAR does not provide your preferred contact information available to approved strategic business partners.

  7. Request from the Public. If the public contacts NSCAR and requests information regarding one of its members, we may check our member database and verify to the public whether the person(s) is in fact a member of NSCAR. We may also provide the public with the name and telephone number of the firm that the member is affiliated with and the local association through which the member holds membership. However, in no event will we provide personal information to the public, such as your home address and telephone number, unless required by a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the public or other members.

  8. “Listservs.” From time to time, NSCAR may create and maintain a “listserv” for a particular topic or subject of interest to its members. A listserv is a program that sends emails to the addresses on the listserv’s list. If you provided your email address to NSCAR, your email address may be used on a listserv. In other situations, the listserv may only be available if you affirmatively sign up to participate. In any event, if you decide you do not want to participate in a particular listserv, the first email you receive from the listserv should provide you instructions on how to opt out of the service.

  9. Orders; Credit card Information. NSCAR sells various real estate related products and services to its members. In order to process and complete orders, we may need to access your member information, such as your name, company name, address, state and zip code. This information will only be used to process your order (i.e. ship and mail your order) and to send you information regarding updates to the products or services you purchased. If you pay for your order by credit card, we will need to ask you for your credit card number and expiration date, which will be used solely to complete your order and otherwise kept confidential.

  10. Choice/Opt Out. NSCAR recognizes the importance of your privacy. If you do not want your member information displayed or used in one or more of the manners described above, please read the following instructions:

    To opt out of having your name and business contact information included in the Find A REALTOR®, please email us at:cheryl@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 Please be sure to specify in your email or writing that you want to be removed from the Find A REALTOR® on NSCAR Online. To insure your request is processed timely and accurately, please provide the following information with your request: first name, last name, office name, office telephone number, DRE license number, and NRDS or NSCAR member number. NSCAR will process your request as quickly as possible; however, your name may continue to be reproduced in the Find A REALTOR® until the request is ultimately processed. NSCAR apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.

    To opt out of having your preferred contact information provided to third parties, please email us at: cheryl@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534. To insure your request is processed timely and accurately, please provide the following information with your request: first name, last name, office name, office telephone number, DRE license number, and NRDS or NSCAR member number. NSCAR will process your request as quickly as possible; however, you may continue to receive third party communications until the request is ultimately processed. NSCAR apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.

    Please note, if you are a director or committee member of NSCAR, you cannot opt out of having your name reproduced and your preferred contact information used in the manner described in Sections 4 and 5 above.

  11. Corrections/Updates. If there is member information about you which needs to be corrected or updated, please email us at: danielle@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534, Attn: Frank Bemis. However, in order for the correction or update to be permanent, you will need to contact your local association and make sure that the correction or update is made in its records as well.

  12. Contacting NSCAR. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at: frank@NSCAR.net or write us at: 3690 Hilborn Rd Fairfield, CA 94534.

  13. Changes in This Policy. From time to time, NSCAR may need to change this privacy policy to better meet the needs of its members. As such, we reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Such changes may be made without prior notice so we encourage you to periodically check this privacy policy statement for changes that we may make. Changes to this policy will be effective when posted on NSCAR’s Website unless determined otherwise by the NSCAR Board of Directors.