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Thank you for visiting Garfield Realty. Garfield Realty understands and appreciates that our Site visitors and clients are concerned about their privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may obtain about them online. We want you to understand the steps we have taken to safeguard the information we receive online about visitors who access or interact with the Garfield Realty Site and related services (the “Site”).
Depending on the products and services you are interested in, we may need certain Personal Information in order to appropriately respond. Garfield Realty does not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others.
Personal Information includes: (i) name; (ii) postal or billing address; (iii) email address; (iv) telephone or mobile number; (v) location, (vi) IP address; (vii) device being used; (vii) cookies and similar technologies; (viii) social security number, assets, employment and income; and (ix) other relevant data.
We may also receive information from other sources, including: (i) social media if you choose to link, create, or log in to your Garfield Realty account with a social media service, though in most cases you can control what information you share with us though privacy settings available on those third party social media services; and (ii) third parties if you interact with us in another capacity, including on any other website, app, or in person.
We maintain strict physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect all personal nonpublic information. We restrict access to this information to only those persons who need to know it in order to provide you with products or services.
Personal Information is used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve our services, features and content; (ii) to administer your use of our services and your account; (iii) to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate this Website; (iv) to better understand your needs and interests; (v) to fulfill requests you may make; (vi) to personalize your experience; (vii) to provide service announcements; and (viii) to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on related services.
If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.
Garfield Realty may conduct research on its Site visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. Garfield Realty may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.
We may share your information: (i) with independent real estate professionals and owners and operators of other franchised real estate brokerage companies to enable them to provide services you request through the Site; (ii) with third parties to provide you a service you requested through a partnership or promotional offering made by a third party or us; (iii) with the public if you submit to a public part of the Site, such as comments, social media posts, or other features viewable by the public or generally by registered users of the Site; (iv) with third parties with whom you choose to let us share information, for example other apps or websites that integrate with the Site, or those with a Site with which we integrate.
We may also share your information: (i) with our affiliates and third party service providers that provide services or conduct data processing on our behalf, or for data centralization and/or logistics purposes; (ii) with vendors, consultants, marketing partners, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf; (iii) in response to a request for information by a competent authority if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or is otherwise required by, any applicable law, regulation, or legal process; (iv) in connection with the potential merger, sale of company assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by or into another company; and (v) in an aggregated and/or anonymous form which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
What choices do I have regarding the collection, use, and distribution of my Personal Information?
You may update, correct, or delete information about you at any time by emailing at the address below.
Garfield Realty may also send you e-mails to let you know about its products and services. At any time you can easily unsubscribe by following the instructions in the email.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences using most Web browsing software, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those Garfield Realty services that require registration in order to participate.
You can use our Site without consenting to non-essential cookies or direct marketing emails; the only consequence is that our products and services will be less communicated, we may not be able to provide the support you seek, and you may miss out on attractive promotions and news about our products and services.
The security and confidentiality of your Personal Information matters to us. That’s why we have technical, administrative, and physical controls in place to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. For example, we provide the option to encrypt all information you submit to us using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology that helps protect information during transport to our Site. We periodically review our security measures to evaluate industry best practices and update accordingly. Even so, despite our reasonable efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Garfield Realty cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we endeavor to maintain its security on our systems. By using the Site and the Internet in general, you may be subject to various risks other forms of activity that may be considered unlawful. Information received or delivered or intended to be made available on and through the Site may be subject to these and other security or privacy hazards or may not reach its destination or reach an erroneous address or recipient. The Site is not different than other applications in this respect. Without limitation of the foregoing, although we take seriously the security of all member accounts and other personal and non-personal information associated with our visitors and participants, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that your account will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
This Site is not intended or directed to children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information, or knowingly track the use of our Site, from children. If Garfield Realty has actual knowledge that Personal Information about a child under 18 years old has been collected, then Garfield Realty will take the appropriate steps to delete such Personal Information. However, data may reside in backup archives that must be retained for a longer period of time, either because it is impractical to isolate individual data within the archive, or because it is required to be retained for contractual, legal, or compliance reasons. Personal Information will not be restored to production systems (except in certain rare circumstances, e.g., the need to recover from a natural disaster, etc.). In such cases, Personal Information may be restored from the backup, however, all necessary steps will be taken to honor the initial request and erase the primary instance of the data.
If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If a child under age 18 wishes to use the Web Site, he or she may do so only with a parent or guardian’s permission.
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 us by writing to customer service at Garfield Realty, Attn: Elizabeth Kohen & Paul Paglia, 155 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 or sending an email to email@example.com. We will respond to such requests within 30 days of receipt. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
Effective April 12, 2019.