We operate under “For Sale and Rentals” the owner and operator of ForSaleAndRental.com website (the “Website”). In order to give you a personalized experience when you use our website, and in order to provide our services, we collect some information about you. We understand that your privacy is important, and we are committed to being open with you about the information that we collect, and how and why we use it.
The “Website” means the For Sale and Rentals website accessible at ForSaleAndRentals.com and any associated or co-branded features, applications, services or websites provided to Vancouver Island by For Sale and Rentals.
- CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION
Some information is, by its very nature, intended to be shared with others — for example, the contact information, descriptions, and photographs that you choose to submit to be posted in a for sale listing, user profile any other application on the Website. This category also includes any personally identifying information that you choose to post in publicly accessible areas of the Website, or in your user profile.
We call this type of information “Shared Information,” and you consent to this information being made available to and shared with anyone, including in publicly accessible areas of the Website, in print publications, or publications in other formats. For Sale and Rentals cannot control this information, or what third parties may do with this information, and by posting this information publicly, you waive any privacy rights you may have in this information.
Some information that we may collect, like your email address or your IP address, might enable someone to identify you personally. We call this type of information “Personally Identifying Information,” and we use our best efforts to maintain the confidentiality of this type of information. This category does not include any personally identifying information that you choose to post in publicly accessible areas of the ForSaleAndRentals.com.
We may collect other information, such as details of your browsing patterns on the website, data contained in web “cookies”, a history of links that you have clicked on, coarse geographic and location data (eg: what town or city you are connecting from), or any other data that we store and use to determine your interests and customize your user experience.
We recognize that disclosure of such information might compromise your privacy if it was accompanied by Personally Identifying Information, thereby allowing someone to associate this information with you. However, if such information were disclosed without any accompanying Personally Identifying Information, it would not directly reveal anything about you personally. We call this type of information “Demographic Information,” and we may share this type of information with third parties, but never accompanied by Personally Identifying Information (except where we may be required or compelled to do so, for example in response to a court order, or as required in order to provide services to you.)
Collection and use of each of these categories of information is crucial to our business and operations, and to our ability to provide services to you. We collect and use this information in order to establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you, to communicate with you, to personalize your user experience on the Website, to provide you with advertising and content tailored to your interests, and to provide services to you. We may be required to use the information we collect to enforce our legal rights, or to defend against claims or other legal action. Collection of this information also allows us to assess and improve the services which we provide, and to analyze user habits and market trends.
- DEFINITION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means:
1: Personally Identifying Information (not including identifying information that you choose to post in publicly accessible areas of the Website or in your user profile); and
2: Sets or collections of Demographic Information (and/or other information which does not itself identify you personally), associated with Personally Identifying Information in such a way that the individual to whom the information relates could readily and easily be identified.
- USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You permit us to collect, use and disclose your Personal Information as described in this Policy. With your consent, we may also collect, use or disclose your Personal Information for other purposes. Such consent may be express, deemed, or implied, as may be reasonable under the circumstances — for example, your consent will be implied where you submit Personal Information in circumstances where it should be clear to you that the information must be used, collected, or disclosed in order to provide a service that you have requested. We may collect, use, maintain or disclose your Personal Information without your knowledge or consent where permitted or required by applicable law.
Your Personal Information may also be used and disclosed, if required, to enable us to comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. For example, we may be required to disclose some or all of your Personal Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena. Where reasonably possible, and provided we are not precluded from doing so, we will make a reasonable effort to inform you if For Sale and Rentals is required to disclose your Personal Information pursuant to a court order.
We may use contact information that you provide to contact you about the Website and the services we provide, or otherwise to maintain our relationship with you. We collect customers’ financial information (such as account or credit card numbers) to bill users for products and services, but we retain this information only as required to process the transaction and for as long as may be required by law. Trader’s online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (such as email addresses) and demographic information (such as postal code, age, or income level). Trader uses contact data from our surveys to send users information about our products and services. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see the Opt-Out section below).
Trader may use customer information for additional purposes that may be identified at or before the time that the information is collected. Trader also uses information from customers for accounting and transaction completion purposes.
We do not store your password in our databases. Instead, we store a unique “cryptographic hash” generated from your password. Each time you login, we generate a cryptographic hash from the password you enter, and compare it to the hash stored in our database. If they match, we know you entered the right password.
It is not feasible to determine your password from the cryptographic hash that we store. Even we don’t know what your password is.
- VISITING OUR WEBSITE
You may view the publicly available areas of the Website anonymously, without registering a user account. However, you should be aware that your computer, network and web browser may be configured in such a way that certain information is transmitted to us when you connect to our servers. This information may include your IP address, and information about your computer’s configuration, including the operating system and web browser that you are using, persistent data stored in internet “cookies”, information about pages that may have linked you to our website, and other information.
Additionally, while you are visiting our website, our web-server may collect information about your visit, including the pages that you view, the length of your visit, information you may provide in web forms, and various other information about your use of the Website. We may collect and use this information to monitor the performance, functionality and utility of our website, and for business purposes including the ongoing assessment, statistical analysis and improvement of our website and services. This information (with the exception of your full IP address), and information we may derive from this information, is not Personally Identifiable Information, and may be used, collected and disclosed as we see fit.
- WHO CAN ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information may be accessible to our employees, contractors, consultants, service providers, and such other parties who require this information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our websites and business relationship with you. This may include third parties engaged to provide services to us (including any parties working with us to provide services to you).
We may disclose your Personal Information to sellers of vehicles on our Website if you ask us to do so, or consent to us doing so. For example, when you submit your personal information on our Website for the purposes of obtaining additional information about a vehicle from the seller, we will provide this information to the seller.
Your Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred in the event of a change in ownership of ForSaleAndRentals.com, or a grant of an interest in the same, in part or in whole, through any form of business acquisition, merger, joint venture or otherwise. Any party acquiring such an interest in ForSaleAndRentals.com may be granted access to your Personal Information pursuant to terms governing collection, use and disclosure consistent with those set out in this Policy.
- WE VALUE YOUR CONSENT
It is important to us that we obtain your consent whenever we collect, use, maintain or disclose your Personal Information. You may, at any time, delete your user account here. Your user account information will be maintained for 30 days after you deactivate your account, in case you choose to reactivate the account. Then, (subject to any legal requirement for us to retain these records), your Personally Identifying information will be deleted. We may store anonymized Demographic Information indefinitely. Shared Information, such as your submissions, listings, and comments, may remain on the Website after your account is deleted, however.
- STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We have data security policies and practices in place, and use our best efforts to safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot be held liable in the event of unauthorized access to or inadvertent disclosure of any Personal Information.
- DATA COLLECTION BY THIRD PARTIES
While using the Website, your computer may connect to third-party servers which are not under our control. This may happen, for example, when content hosted on a third-party server is embedded inline in a page on the Website, or if you leave the Website to view linked content. These third parties may collect information about you. We have no control over how they collect, use, or disclose that information. In order to provide services to you, we may engage third party service providers. We may share your personal information with our third party service providers. Third party service providers may have privacy policies and information gathering, storage, and disclosure procedures that differ from those set out herein.
You recognize that during the course of your connection to, or use of the Website, as a result of disclosure to third parties as outlined above, or as a consequence of the network connections used to connect to the Website or any related servers or computer networks, any data transmitted may be transmitted to jurisdictions outside of Canada, and may therefore be subject to the laws of those other jurisdictions, which may differ from the laws of Canada.
- MONITORING OF CALLS AND EMAILS INITIATED THROUGH THE WEBSITE
In order to manage fraudulent activity on the Website, For Sale and Rentals reserves the right to monitor and record calls and emails that occur through, or as a result of, the use of the Website.
Private Sellers that choose to post Real Estate (Properties) for sale or Property Rentals on the Website are aware that For Sale and Rentals are not licensed real estate agents and do not hold licensing in British Columbia and only providing a marketing platform for users on the website and are not responsible for any off-line contact that the user of the system makes with potentials purchaser, buyers, renters, business contacts, trades people or any other contacts that may not be mentioned but manifested as a result of the website.
Users of the Website are therefore required to use caution and common sense when using the Website, and when entering into correspondence or purchase or sale transactions with third parties. In particular, users must exercise great care when revealing personal information and when purchasing items listed for sale on the Website. For Sale and Rentals publishes “for sale” listings on the Website without verification or endorsement. For Sale and Rentals cannot and does not guarantee that these listings are accurate, or that the persons submitting or responding to these listings are not acting under false pretenses.
- CONTACT OUR PRIVACY DEPARTMENT
The contact information for our office is as follows:
When appropriate, users of the Website are given the opportunity to (1) opt-out of receiving communications from us, (2) remove their information from our database, or (3) elect to no longer receive services from us. If you wish to opt-out of receiving further communications click the opt out link on any of out emails. Or send a request to be removed by using the contact information above. Users of this Website may contact our office to modify or correct any of their personal information that is under our control if required.
- REVISIONS TO, AND INTERPRETATIONS OF THE POLICY
We may amend this Policy from time to time by posting an amended version of this Policy on our website at ForSaleAndRentals.com. Any amendments will be effective from the date on which they are posted. By continuing to use the Website after these amendments are posted, you agree to these amendments.