Effective September 6, 2004
This policy does not apply to any other site accessed by a link located on this site.
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage.
"Content" shall mean all information or images contained on our site(s), including but not limited to trademarks, copyrights, advertisements, data, text, graphics, photos, software and video. "Financial information" shall mean a user's Social Security number, credit card information or the number of any account held by the user in any financial institution. "General information" is all information related to users other than "financial information," whether provided by the user on the site or otherwise obtained by GWCAR. "Site" shall mean the Internet sites located at the URL address www.gwcar.org. "User" shall mean any person or entity that accesses or uses the site in any manner. "GWCAR" shall mean the Greater Washington Commercial Association of REALTORS®, Inc., its employees, officers, directors and all other persons or entities affiliated with GWCAR responsible for creating, maintaining and publishing this (these) site(s).
Use Of Information
We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
While sets of labels containing physical mailing address information may be purchased from GWCAR by outside parties, e-mail addresses are never sold to or used by anyone other than GWCAR.
We use information about our users, members and non-members, for administrative, operational and financial purposes. Databases are maintained to store information regarding: 1) membership records; 2) course registration, attendance and completion; 3) product purchases and other financial or general information.
Strict Privacy of E-mail Addresses
We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive, contact someone regarding a problem with a registration, update a member's record, send an automatic registration/purchase confirmation or to send event reminders. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. E-mail addresses are not sold or provided to third party vendors, direct mail companies, e-mail list services, etc.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic encryption and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect electronically.
How To Contact Us
GWCAR will not release a user's financial information to anyone outside GWCAR without first obtaining the user's consent, except for information that we are legally required to gather and/or report to government agencies. General information may be released to third parties without the user's consent. General information may also be distributed publicly in various articles and reports.
Some general information gathered on the site related to upgrading a member record is used to maintain records of our members.
GWCAR members may correct, update or delete* financial or general information previously provided to the site or otherwise maintained in GWCAR databases by doing one of the following:
*Records that the GWCAR is required by law to maintain may be corrected or updated by members, but may not be deleted.
- Sending an e-mail to email@example.com
- Calling us at 301.590.2000
- Faxing a brief letter explaining the changes to 301.590.2248
- Writing to: GWCAR, ATTN: Membership Records, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Unsubscribing to Communications
Some information provided to the GWCAR site may be used to identify persons to whom various communications may be sent by GWCAR or third parties. In the event a user prefers not to receive future electronic, print of fax communications from GWCAR he/she may do so by contacting us at 301.590.2000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and enter "Unsubscribe" in the body of the message.