Houston Real Estate Inc ("Houston Real Estate") operates http://www.houstonrealestatetalk.com and may operate other websites. It is Houston Real Estate's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Houston Real Estate collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Houston Real Estate's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Houston Real Estate's visitors use its website. From time to time, Houston Real Estate may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Houston Real Estate also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://www.houstonrealestatetalk.com blogs/sites. Houston Real Estate only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Houston Real Estate's websites choose to interact with Houston Real Estate in ways that require Houston Real Estate to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Houston Real Estate gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at http://www.houstonrealestatetalk.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Houston Real Estate are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Houston Real Estate collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Houston Real Estate. Houston Real Estate does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Houston Real Estate may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Houston Real Estate may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Houston Real Estate does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Houston Real Estate discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Houston Real Estate's behalf or to provide services available at Houston Real Estate's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Houston Real Estate's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Houston Real Estate will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Houston Real Estate discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Houston Real Estate believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Houston Real Estate, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Houston Real Estate website and have supplied your email address, Houston Real Estate may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Houston Real Estate and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Houston Real Estate takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Houston Real Estate, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Houston Real Estate goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Houston Real Estate may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.