The Privacy Code of The Canadian Real Estate Association
I am a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and adhere to and abide by the principles set out in the CREA Privacy Code. I comply with the requirements of the Code as required by CREA.
I may collect Personal Information when you interact with this website and/or my presence in social media websites. This information is collected in order to recognize when you return to this website or my social media websites, allow the websites to work correctly, evaluate the use of the sites and support the use of website analytics. For example, this website uses "cookies" and obtains certain types of technical information when a web browser accesses it. This type of technical information may include an individual’s internet protocol address and computer’s operating system and browser type, the address of a referring website, if any, and the path an individual takes through my web pages. Also, through the use of social media networks, you may disclose Personal Information that I may collect and link to information that you have provided to me previously.
I use third party service providers for website analytics and social media. Some of these service providers and the databases where they store Personal Information gathered from website users are located outside of Canada. Where Personal Information is located outside of Canada, it is subject to the laws of the jurisdiction in which resides.
Your contact information you provide to me through this website is used by me only for the purpose for which you intend it, i.e. to provide you with requested information, subscribe you to my newsletter and/or permit access to various features or capabilities of this website that require a free account to be created.
Principles of the Privacy Code
The CREA privacy code embodies ten principles:
I am responsible for the proper management of all personal information under my control.
IDENTIFYING THE PURPOSES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
I shall identify the purposes of collecting information before or at the time the information is collected.
The knowledge and consent of the consumer are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information except where inappropriate.
LIMITING COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
I limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the purposes identified.
LIMITING USE, DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
I use or disclose personal information only for the reason it was collected, except with the consent of the consumer or as required by law.
ACCURACY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
I shall keep personal information as accurate, complete, current and relevant as necessary for its identified purpose.
I protect personal information with safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
OPENNESS CONCERNING POLICIES AND PRACTICES
CONSUMER ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
Upon request, I shall inform a consumer of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information and shall give the individual access to that information.
A consumer shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated accountable person or persons in the member office.