At FIRSTFLAGREALTY, we are committed to protecting your privacy and security, and want to provide you with the best possible online experience. To that end, we want you to understand what kinds of information we gather from you, how this information is used and safeguarded, and how you can control its use.
What personal information do we collect?
The kinds of information we collect from you will vary, depending on how you use our websites. Sometimes we will collect personally identifiable information ("Personal Information"). For example, if you choose to take advantage of some of our products and services, you may be asked to provide information such as a user name and password, your real name, e-mail address, phone number, address, your real estate license or MLS ID#.
How do we use the information we collect?
FIRSTFLAGREALTY may use the information to:
- Send you e-mail news updates
- Notify you of relevant products and services
- Track usage of our sites
- Provide more relevant advertising on other websites
- Measure the advertising effectiveness of our online and other advertisements and events
- Respond to your comments and inquiries and
- Notify you of upcoming FIRSTFLAGREALTY events and programs
The use of your information depends on the context in which it is collected. The following sections describe in more detail the type of information that is collected and how it is used.
Additionally, we will disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our policies; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Website(s) or third parties.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and similar technology
These are small files that are sent to and stored on your computer so that we and third parties that provide services for our sites can recognize your computer as a unique machine the next time you visit our sites. This technology is used to keep track of your information for your own convenience; help us optimize your online experience by altering our content depending on your particular needs or browsing patterns; provide you with advertisements (on and off our Website), products and services potentially of interest to you; help us understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns within our network; and help us pursue similar goals. Some of our advertisers and third-party advertisement servers may also utilize their own cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies, which are subject to their own privacy policies. Also, companies offering products or services through FIRSTFLAGREALTY websites may use their own cookies, which are subject to their own privacy policies.
The information you provide when you become a registered user to certain pages of our Website is used primarily to help us customize your online experience. Your e-mail address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and it is used together with your password to prevent unauthorized access to any information you choose to store on our sites. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics (such as age, zip code, occupation, or other data) may be used to help us offer content, advertisements, products and services that are most likely to appeal to you. In addition, we may share this information, in aggregate form, with our current and potential advertisers so they can know how to present their ads more effectively. By registering with any FIRSTFLAGREALTY website, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old or older.
Unless you specify that you'd prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the e-mail address you provide at registration to contact you for promotional, administrative, or other reasons.
Registered User Services
You may choose to request products or services of a more substantial or personal nature when using our websites. You may store your preferences for convenience in using our sites, or make an online purchase. The information you provide when seeking these services may be used in the following ways:
For services provided by FIRSTFLAGREALTY websites, the information you submit is used to provide the service you've requested. We may also share this information with subcontractors. In addition, we may use the contact information and nonfinancial order information you've supplied, such as your e-mail address, as set out in the Registration section above.
Purchasing Products And Managing Your Services
User Initiated Communication
Our websites enable you to e-mail us or third parties and to participate in public bulletin boards and discussion groups. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communication with us, or anyone else, you may expect to be contacted in return.
Automatically Gathered Data
When you visit the Website, third party vendors and advertisers also place or read cookies on your Internet browser. This is a common practice on the Internet; these cookies may be used to determine whether you have visited other web sites, to measure the effectiveness of advertising and links on other web sites, and to provide you with information of potential interest to you, among other purposes. This is not an exhaustive list of all uses of cookies on our Website.
Additionally, we may employ a third party advertisement service to help provide relevant ads to you on and off this Website. Please see below ("How do I "opt out"?") to opt out of such advertisement targeting.
How do I "opt out" and limit information gathering?
You also have the ability to terminate e-mail newsletter correspondence from us at any time. You will either be given the chance to opt-out of direct mailings when you disclose your e-mail address to us or you can simply reply to our e-mail typing "Unsubscribe" in the subject line, or e-mail the appropriate webmaster below with your request and we will promptly remove your address from that e-mail service:
If you feel concerned about the cookies that are sent between our computers and yours, you may, through your Web browser, either choose to reject them automatically, or have your computer prompt you before accepting them. Generally, this is done by selecting the appropriate cookies setting on your Web browser (usually found in "Internet Options" or "Preferences"). Please note, however, that some.
How is your information protected?
Whenever Personal Information about you is stored on our computers, that information is password-protected from unauthorized access or use. In addition, this information is kept only on servers that are located behind a firewall.
We have additional security measures for financial information. We will only transmit or ask for this information over secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the currently accepted standard for online security, and security keys. In addition, we require password authentication from any third parties you've authorized to receive this information.
1315 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
50 Jericho Tpke Suite 100A
Jericho, NY 11753
Revision Date: March 10, 2016