It is Houston County Living’s (“Houston County Living,” “we”, “our” or “us”) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
By using our Service you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to search for homes, land, lots, and commercial properties that are listed for sale or rent as part of the Central Georgia Multiple Listing Service.
Our Policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service (“Users”).
We collect the following types of information. Information you provide us directly:
- Your username, password phone number and e-mail address when you register for the Property Organizer to save homes for later viewing.
- IDX (“Internet Data Exchange”) activity, including homes, lots, land, and commercial properties viewed on our website.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing, maintenance service requests, or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your device or our Service, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information but it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual User.
Houston County Living uses information it collects to deliver the Service to you and continuously enhance your experience. If you are a registered user of our Property Organizer and have supplied your email address,Houston County Living may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new homes, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with tips of owning and renting a home. We primarily use our product blog or social media to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside ofHouston County Living without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.
Parties with whom we may share your information:
We may share your information as well as information from tools like IDX activity, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide the Service to you (“Service Providers”). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.
What happens in the event of a change of control:
Responding to legal requests and preventing harm:
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.
Effective as of 5-25-2018.