SWPRE Privacy Statement

Last Modification Date: December 21, 2015

The notices and policies set forth below are provided in English only to minimize any misinterpretations caused by a language translation. If necessary, please seek the proper advice and help with translation.

Southwest Partners | Global Partners International Realty (SWPRE) operates websites, mobile apps and other internet tools, www.swpre.com, and other websites, mobile apps, social media and other internet tools owned by, operated by or posted to by SWPRE (“Site” or “Sites”)

SWPRE respects the privacy of each user of our Sites (referred to as “You”, “Your” or “A User”), whether You are just beginning Your real estate search or have previously visited SWPRE Sites. This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) gives You specific information about how SWPRE protects your privacy, how SWPRE treats Your Personal Information, and how SWPRE uses aggregated information.

BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, YOU CANNOT USE THE SITE.

SWPRE reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time by posting a notice on the Site’s home page. If SWPRE considers it appropriate, SWPRE may also provide additional notice of significant changes. Your use of the Site after December 21, 2015, the date of the last modification listed at the beginning of this Privacy Statement, indicates to SWPRE Your agree of all changes.

The Site contains links to third party websites, including SWPRE franchisees, partners, affiliates, sales associates, collaborative brokers, Realtors©, agents, brokers, brokerages, companies, persons or entities, without limitation (“SWPRE Friends”). When You click on those links, You will go to a third-party site where You will be subject to that Site’s Privacy Statement and SWPRE encourages You to read that Privacy Statement.

Please be aware that SWPRE is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other websites, and SWPRE expressly disclaims liability for their actions, including actions related to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties.

Location of Servers and
Transfer of Information to the United States

The Site is hosted by servers in the United States and as such, the Site is governed by United States Law. If You are located outside of the United States, Your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States. By submitting Your Personal Information, You consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Privacy Statement and the United States law.

Scope of This Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to Your use of this Site only. SWPRE does not own, operate or control the websites of SWPRE Friends or others using or accessing SWPRE information. Accordingly, this Privacy Statement does not apply to websites, mobile apps, social media and other internet tools, without limitation, owned by, operated by or posted by SWPRE Friends including, without limitation, collection, use, storage and disclosure of your Personal Information.

1. What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is information collected online by SWPRE that identifies the person to whom such information pertains, including without limitation, name address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

2. Collection and Use of Your Personal Information

Personal Information. SWPRE collects Your Personal Information on the Site in order to enhance the services SWPRE offers You. SWPRE collects Personal Information from You only when You voluntarily submit it in order to obtain certain services or information, including, without limitation:

(A) Registrations for special communications, such as saving a search for You and, but only if You request it, sending You new listings that fit the profile of Your saved search(es);

(B) Requests to find a property, to list Your property, and to find a sales associate, and/or SWPRE Friends;

(C) Requests to contact SWPRE;

(D) Requests to receive periodic industry updates;

(E) Requests to email a listing to a friend; and

(F) Inquiries about, without limitation: franchising or affiliation; becoming a partner, broker, broker associate, collaborative broker, affiliate, sales associate; and/or other affiliations or relationships.

Additional Use of Personal Information

SWPRE may also use the Privacy Statement to inform You about other services and products that may be available through SWPRE, SWPRE Friends, and/or companies/entities/persons with which SWPRE has a marketing relationship, and to provide You a customer survey to assess Your satisfaction with SWPRE services and products.

Requests to Find or List a Property With SWPRE or SWPRE Friends

If You submit a request through this Site to find or list a property or to find a sales associate, You will be asked to provide Privacy Statement and SWPRE may refer this information to SWPRE Friends to respond to Your request. For example, if You ask that SWPRE list your property or if You ask to see more listings in a given area, You may be directed to SWPRE Friends in that area.

Contacting SWPRE

If You contact SWPRE, SWPRE collects Privacy Statement, which is retained or referred to a SWPRE Friend depending on the nature of Your inquiry. If You are looking for a property or a sales associate, it may be referred a SWPRE Friend; if Your inquiry or complaint requires a response from SWPRE, it may be referred to the appropriate department for research and a response. The information SWPRE collects is not used in any other way.

Refer a Listing to a Friend

If You choose to send a listing to a friend, You will be asked to provide the friend’s name and email address in order to personalize the email and to send the email. SWPRE does not store this information, and the information is used only to send the one-time referral email.

Non-Personal Information

Even if You do not send SWPRE any Privacy Statement, SWPRE collects information about how You use our Site (“Non-Personal Information”). This information cannot be used to identify You personally and is explained in more detail below.

What is Non-Personal Information?

Like many Sites, SWPRE obtains Non-Personal Information such as IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser types, the name of Your ISP (internet service provider), information about where A User comes from before arriving at SWPRE Sites, what pages A User visits, the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on each. A vendor performs his service for SWPRE by sending a cookie to gather this information, compile it, and report to SWPRE.

Use of Non-Personal Information

SWPRE uses Non-Personal Information to customize the advertising and content You see, improve SWPRE services, conduct research, and provide anonymous aggregated reporting for internal audits and third-parties.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file, often including an anonymous unique identifier that is sent from a web Site’s computer and stored on Your computer’s hard drive. Use of cookies is common on the Internet. A web site can send its own cookie to Your browser if Your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect Your privacy) Your browser permits a web site to access only the cookies it has already sent to You, not the cookies sent to You by other sites. You can configure Your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify You when a cookie is sent. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of Your browser to learn how to change Your cookie preferences.) You can reset Your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. But if You refuse cookies, some parts of the Site will not function properly and may not provide services or information You have requested. For example, without cookies, SWPRE will not be able to provide You with searches that You have asked SWPRE to save.

Use of Information With Respect to Third Parties

SWPRE reserves the right to share your Personal Information with SWPRE Friends as permitted by law, in order to fulfill SWPRE’s commitment of providing You with full service real estate brokerage services. SWPRE does share your Personal Information under the following circumstances:

A. Third party vendors SWPRE engages to provide services on SWPRE’s behalf, such as hosting, web site development, and support, have access to Personal Information, but they have agreed not to disclose the Personal Information or to use it for any purpose other than providing the requested services.

B. There may arise special circumstances where it is necessary for SWPRE to disclose and use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, such as: to enforce this Privacy Statement or any other part of SWPRE Terms of Use; to protect SWPRE property or rights; to protect the safety of anyone; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or improper activities; to carry out a merger or consolidation with another entity, a sale or transfer of some or all of SWPRE assets, or any similar transaction; or for other reasons SWPRE determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law, such as when SWPRE responds to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal or administrative process.

The Site contains links to third-party web Sites, including, without limitations, real estate industry organizations and community outreach organizations.

If You hold Your mouse over a link, it will indicate whether clicking the link will send You off SWPRE’s Site. When You click on those links, You will go to a third-party Site where You will be subject to that web site’s privacy statement and SWPRE encourages You to read that policy statement. Please be aware that SWPRE is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites and SWPRE expressly disclaims any liability for their actions, including actions relating to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties.

SWPRE reminds You to be aware of when You leave our Site and enter a third-party web sites, including SWPRE Friends and again encourage You to read the privacy statement on any web site that collects Your Personal Information.

3. Security

SWPRE maintains systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to reasonably secure the information of its customers against unauthorized access, accidental or intentional manipulation and loss. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and You use the Site at Your own risk.

4. Correction/Updating Personal Information

If Your Personal Information changes or if You no longer wish to use the Site, You may correct or update your Personal Information or unsubscribe from any industry updates You have requested by modifying or deleting Your profile on the Site, writing to customer service at SWPRE Designated Agent, George Alexander, 850 FM 390 RD E
Brenham, TX 77833, or sending an email to legal@swpre.com.

5. Children

This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 (“Children”), and SWPRE does not knowingly collect any information, including Personal Information, from Children.

6. State Privacy Rights

Many States have privacy laws and rights. For example, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established 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.

Other States may have the same or laws.

To request the above information please contact SWPRE by writing to SWPRE Designated Agent, George Alexander, 850 FM 390 RD E, Brenham, TX 77833, or sending an email to legal@swpre.com. SWPRE will respond to such requests within 30 days of receipt. Please note that SWPRE is only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.

7. Comments and Questions

If You have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact SWPRE by using the “Contact Us” feature or by postal mail at SWPRE Designated Agent, George Alexander, 850 FM 390 RD E, Brenham, TX 77833.

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