Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use

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PRIVACY NOTICE AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Last updated: May 12, 2008
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and so that you - a visitor to NEFAR.com - are aware of the uses made of information that may be generated as a result of you using NEFAR.com. NEFAR understands that its members and users care how information is used and shared. By visiting www.NEFAR.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What information is generated when you visit NEFAR Online?
Information You Give Us: Unless we receive your approval to do otherwise, any personal information that you provide to us will be used by us only to fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested or collected (e.g. if information is provided as a result of you e-mailing us, we will only use the information provided, such as e-mail address, to respond to you). NEFAR does not sell, loan or rent member e-mail addresses. The National Association of Realtors and the Florida Association of Realtors also each have standing policies that they will not sell, loan or rent member e-mail addresses.
Generated Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, we may use "cookies," and we may gather certain information when you access NEFAR.com. Other types of information that we may collect or generate when you access our Web site is information that we consider to be "nonpersonal" in nature. For example, we may collect the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site or and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information solely to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Web site and to help us make our Web site more useful to visitors. You may tell your browser not to accept "cookies," and by doing so, we may not be able to provide you with the most personalized experience at NEFAR.com if we cannot recognize you. However, we want you to be aware that tools exist to block this transfer of information.
E-Commerce: This applies to areas within our Web site is where you can make purchases, register for events or classes, pay dues, and view payment history. To process and complete your orders though the this area, we may need to request you to provide certain information, such as your name, company name, address, state and zip code, as well as the last four digits of your Social Security Number and credit card number and expiration date. The information collected through e-commerce is used to process your order and may also be used to keep track of the amount and types of purchases being made, and payment history. With respect to your credit card information, this information is sent encrypted to a secure server. The information is then used solely to complete your purchase order.

Does NEFAR Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our members and/or users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described in this Privacy Notice.

Parties Over Which NEFAR Has No Control: NEFAR.com contains advertisements and web links to third party sites, including sites that are owned or operated by NEFAR members or companies. NEFAR does not share NEFAR.com visitor information with the owners of these advertisements/links except for specific information regarding the frequency with which their advertisement(s) are visited.

Protection and Compliance with Laws: We shall release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of NEFAR, our users, our members, or others. This release of information may, but does not necessarily include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, this exchange does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from members and/or users for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.

Member Directory and Searches: NEFAR is a private trade association, whose membership consists of real estate and allied industry professionals. As one of the many benefits of membership with NEFAR, we make available on our Web site a searchable database of our members. These directories can be used by the public to locate and contact our members by such characteristics as name and company.

The member information made available through the search function is intended to contain only the business information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available on NEFAR.com the personal home addresses or telephone numbers of our members, unless that information is also your business information, given to us as such.

Officers and Directors: For informational and contact purposes, NEFAR.com also includes the names and contact information of members who serve as officers and directors.

Contact Us Feature: Like most sites on the Internet, NEFAR.com contains a feature that allows you to contact us with your comments or questions. When you click on this link, you can contact a staff member directly via email. The information collected through the Contact Us feature is used to investigate and respond to your inquiries. If you are a member, we may also use the information you provide to update your membership record. Throughout the site there are similar icons for contacting or responding to certain issues. This same policy applies to those features.

Links to Other Sites: In many areas of NEFAR.com, there are links to other Internet sites; intended to improve the content or quality of NEFAR.com. While we hope you find these links helpful, we cannot, and do not, assume responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any linked site. Therefore, we encourage you to investigate and determine the privacy policy and practices of any linked site prior to providing information to the linked site.

Surveys: We may, from time to time, create and use surveys on NEFAR.com, or in emailed newsletters. Most surveys are simple "click box" surveys, where you click a box on the screen to indicate your response. However, we may from time to time ask you for your name, e-mail address, or demographic information. If a survey does ask you this information, we will not use it for any purpose other than to complete the survey, compile statistics, and/or to update member records on NEFAR.com.

How Secure Is the Information Given to NEFAR.com?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. It is important for you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your password and/or to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you are finished if you are using a shared computer. Give no one your password, and do not keep it near your computer or other devices.

Security: We have adopted what we consider to be reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft, misuse and alteration of information collected through NEFAR.com. However, if you are concerned about the security of the Internet or NEFAR.com, we suggest that you not provide us with such information; please be advised that if all or some of requested information is not received, some services and site locations may not be available or accessible.

Contacting NEFAR.com Staff: If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of or dealings with NEFAR.com, please email NEFAR Communications Director Melanie Green at mgreen@nefar.org or at 7801 Deercreek Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256, Attn: Communications.

Changes to Privacy Policy Statement: With the ever-changing environment of the Internet, Internet related laws and practices, and to maintain our ability to improve the quality and safety of NEFAR.com, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice. As you use NEFAR.com, we encourage you to periodically review this statement for changes. Your continued use of NEFAR.com constitutes your agreement to any changes we make. If you do not agree with a change, or any of our policies, we suggest that you please refrain from using NEFAR.com. The Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, will still govern your use of NEFAR.com, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.

For More Information: The Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its Web site.

Children:
NEFAR.com does not sell products for purchase by children, or include content for children. If you are under 18, you may use NEFAR.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit NEFAR.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Florida. If you have any concern about privacy at NEFAR.com, please contact NEFAR Communications Director Melanie Green at mgreen@nefar.org

Conditions of Use:
You provide such information when you search, buy, post content, participate in a survey, or communicate with NEFAR. For example, you provide information when you search for a Realtor, place an order through NEFAR.com; provide information; communicate with us by telephone, email, or otherwise; complete a survey or registration form; provide employer information; and register for classes or events, or through email communications. As a result thereof, you may give us your name, address, and telephone numbers; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including addresses and telephone number; email addresses; content of emails to us; and perhaps, financial information, including date of birth, Social Security Number and driver's license numbers.

Other examples of the information we collect and use are the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; email address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history, date and time; cookie number; products you viewed or searched for; and pages or links you visited. During some visits we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (like scrolling and clicks).

CONDITIONS OF USE
Conditions of Use: Welcome to NEFAR.com. NEFAR provides their services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at NEFAR.com, you accept these conditions, so please read them carefully. When you use any current or future NEFAR.com service, or visit or purchase from NEFAR, whether or not included in the NEFAR.com Web site, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such service or business.

Privacy: Please review our separate Privacy Notice above, which also governs your visit to NEFAR.com.

Electronic Communications: When you visit NEFAR.com or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Copyright: All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of NEFAR or of its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of NEFAR and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of NEFAR, or of its software suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Trademarks: NEFAR, the term and logo Realtor, and other marks indicated on our site are registered trademarks of NEFAR, the Florida Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, or of the content providers on NEFAR.com, in the United States and other countries. Any NEFAR.com graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress or trade and proprietary property of NEFAR or of the content providers on NEFAR.com. Any and all NEFAR trademarks, trade and proprietary property and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not that of NEFAR, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among members and/or users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits NEFAR. All other trademarks not owned by NEFAR or that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by NEFAR.

License Granted by Site Access: NEFAR grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of NEFAR. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, reprinted, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial or business purpose without express written consent of NEFAR. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of NEFAR and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any "meta tags" or any other "hidden text" utilizing NEFAR's name or trademarks without the express written consent of NEFAR. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by NEFAR is and subject to legal action by NEFAR. You may not use any NEFAR logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of a site link without express written permission from NEFAR. If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. NEFAR does not sell products for children, but it sells products to adults, who can purchase with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may use NEFAR.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. NEFAR and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion. Members, users, and visitors may send comments and e-mails regarding suggestions, ideas, or questions so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any communication or other content. NEFAR reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content. If you do post content or submit material or information, unless we indicate otherwise, you automatically grant NEFAR and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant NEFAR and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify NEFAR or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. NEFAR has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. NEFAR takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or by any third party.
NEFAR and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact NEFAR Communications Director Melanie Green at mgreen@nefar.org.
All items purchased from NEFAR are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. NEFAR.com and its affiliates attempt to be as accurate as possible. NEFAR does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. NEFAR makes no warranties, express or implied regarding the use of any of its products for any particular purpose.

Procedures for Reporting Potential Copyright Infringement: If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide NEFAR's webmaster Melanie Green with the information specified below. Please provide this information in writing. Please be advised that this procedure is exclusively for notifying NEFAR and/or its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed, and shall be used for no other purpose. You must provide:

  1. The electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  3. A description of the location on our site where the material that you claim is infringing;
  4. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf;
  5. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  6. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

For this purpose, NEFAR's webmaster can be reached at: Melanie Green, Communications Director, Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, 7801 Deercreek Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256

Parties other than NEFAR may provide services, or sell products through this site. In addition, NEFAR herein provides links to the sites of certain other businesses. NEFAR is not responsible for examining or evaluating, does not examine or evaluate, and NEFAR does not warrant the offerings or content of the web sites of, any of these businesses or individuals. NEFAR does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of these and/or any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED NEFAR ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NEFAR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEFAR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEFAR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM NEFAR ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NEFAR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
By visiting NEFAR.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Florida, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and NEFAR or its affiliates.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to NEFAR.com or to products you purchase through NEFAR.com shall be submitted to confidential, binding arbitration in Jacksonville, Florida, and to the extent not covered by its policies, to the laws of the State of Florida and/or County of Duval in Florida, relating to arbitrations, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate NEFAR's intellectual property rights, NEFAR may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the United States, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that the prevailing party in any arbitration shall be entitled to injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the arbitration award. You agree that the prevailing party in any arbitration shall be awarded its reasonable attorney's fees and costs, including but not limited to any expert's fees and costs.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
NEFAR expressly reserves the right to make changes to its site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.