PRIVACY POLICY

 

EWM Realty International (“EWM”) values you as our customer. We want to address any privacy concerns you may have. To that end, we have set forth our privacy policy for handling the information you share with us online through this website. We want your decision to do business with us to be an informed one.

 

1. Collecting Information

 

When you visit our website, we may collect information about you that you share with us by using our website. This identification information may include, but is not limited to, your name, physical address, e­mail address, telephone and fax numbers, details of your real estate and lending needs and references, and other details of your life.

 

As you may be aware, it is a common practice that when you visit our website, we may collect data involving your usage through the use of “cookies” (i.e. small text files placed on your computer by websites), web server logs, and other web tools. This technology allows us to customize your online experience as well as track your use of our system so that we can improve your experience. The tracking data we collect may include, but is not limited to, the date, time and location of your visit, the time you spend, the web pages you view, the other websites you visit, your search queries, and basic information about your computer, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your domain name, your browser type, and the name of your internet service provider. You may deactivate cookies if you do not want your browsing to be tracked, but doing so may hinder your online experience.

 

When visiting our website, you may be directed, through hyperlinks, to other websites that are beyond our control. Furthermore, when you are visiting our websites, other companies, such as third party advertisers and sponsors, may be gathering information about you. This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection of information by those other companies and websites. Although we encourage third parties to provide their own privacy policies, we are not responsible for their activities, such as how they handle the information they collect online.

 

2. Using Information Collected

 

We primarily use the identification information you voluntarily share with us to customize your online experience and to do what you have asked of us. On occasion, we use your identification information to validate your identity. As for usage tracking data, we primarily use that information to operate and improve our website, and to further our marketing efforts. We do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties. We may, however, share your information with our own personnel and our service providers to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests. We will not share your information with unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes. We reserve the right to disclose your information under limited circumstances, such as to cooperate with law enforcement or judicial authorities as required by law or legal process, to protect our own legal rights, or to protect the public good.

 

Whenever you are online or on our website, you run the risk that the information you give out will fall into the wrong hands. Although we implement and maintain commercially reasonable security procedures and practices to safeguard your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us. We accept no responsibility or liability for the activities of third parties. By using our website, you agree to our Terms of Use.

 

3. Updating Information

 

If you would like to review the information about you that we have collected through our website, or to change that information, you can make that request by contacting us as set forth in paragraph six (6) below. We may require that you verify your identity before we process your request.

 

4. Anti-Fraud Disclosure

 

Electronic communications such as email, text messages and social media messaging, are neither secure nor confidential. While EWM has adopted policies and procedures to aid in avoiding fraud, even the best security protections can still be bypassed by unauthorized parties. EWM will never send you any electronic communication with instructions to transfer funds or to provide nonpublic personal information, such as credit card or debit numbers or bank account and/or routing numbers.

 

YOU SHOULD NEVER TRANSMIT NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION, SUCH AS CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD NUMBERS OR BANK ACCOUNT OR ROUTING NUMBERS, BY EMAIL OR OTHER UNSECURED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION. EMAILS ATTEMPTING TO INDUCE FRAUDULENT WIRE TRANSFERS ARE COMMON AND MAY APPEAR TO COME FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE.

 

If you receive any electronic communication directing you to transfer funds or provide nonpublic personal information, EVEN IF THAT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION APPEARS TO BE FROM EWM or its affiliates, do not respond to it and immediately contact EWM. Such requests, even if they may otherwise appear to be from EWM, are likely part of a scheme to defraud you by stealing funds from you or using your identity to commit a crime.

 

To notify EWM of suspected fraud related to your real estate transaction, send an email to fraud@ewm.com.

 

5. Updating Our Privacy Policy

 

We may, from time to time, change our Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any changes by posting our updated Privacy Policy on our website and inserting a new “Effective Date.”


6. Effective Date and Contact Information

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 20, 2016. If you would like to send us a request as indicated above, or if you have any other questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, you may contact us by e­mail at debra@ewm.com or call us at 305-960-2500.

 

7. California Privacy Rights

 

Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship (1) a list of categories of personal information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties [including affiliates that are separate legal entities] during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties.

 

To request the above information please contact EWM by writing to debra@ewm.com.

 

9. International Users

 

Our website is hosted by servers in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, your personal information may be transferred to the United States. By submitting your personal information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Privacy Policy.