MASON REAL ESTATE LLC

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated March 3, 2015

Mason Real Estate LLC operates the web site at www.masonny.com ("Site"). We take your privacy rights and your expectations of privacy very seriously, and respect the privacy of each user of the Site (referred to as "you" or "a user"). This Privacy Policy gives you specific information about how we protect your privacy, how we treat information we collect on the Site that identifies an individual user ("Personal Information"), and how we use aggregated information.

BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU CANNOT USE THE SITE. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. Your use of the Site after the date of the last update listed at the beginning of this Privacy Policy indicates to us that you agree to the changes.

Contents

1. Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States

The Site is hosted by servers in the United States. 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 Policy.

2. Collection and Use of Your Personal Information

We collect your Personal Information on the Site in order to enhance the services we offer you. We collect Personal Information from you only when you voluntarily submit it in order to obtain certain services or information, including (a) registrations for special communications, such as saving a search for you and sending you new listings that fit the profile of your saved search; (b) requests to find a property, to list your property, and to find a sales associate; and (c ) requests to contact us. If you contact us, we collect Personal Information, may retain it, and/or refer it to the appropriate department for a response. The Personal Information we collect is not used in any other way.

3. Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not send us any Personal Information, we collect 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 under "Non-Personal Information".

  • A. 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 we will not be able to provide you with searches that you have asked us to save.

  • B. Click Stream Data

    As you browse the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each Web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes called "click stream" data, can be collected and stored by a Web site's server. Click stream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use, the address of the Web site from which you linked to the Web Site, and in some instances, your e-mail address. We may use click stream data to determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Web Site and how they navigate through the Web Site. We will only use this information to improve the Web Site. Any collection or use of click stream data will be anonymous and aggregate, and will not contain any personally identifiable information.

  • C. Non-Personal Information

    Like many sites, we obtain 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 our Site, what pages a user visits, the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on each. A vendor performs this service for us by sending a cookie to gather this information, compile it, and report to us. We use Non-Personal Information to customize the advertising and content you see, improve our services, conduct research, and provide anonymous aggregated reporting for internal audits and third-parties.

4. Use of Information

We use the Personal Information and the Non-Personal Information we collect on the Site (a) to provide you with the services that you ask to receive through the Site, including saving searches and, if you request it, sending you updates about those searches, (c) to answer your questions or complaints, (c) to refer you to a sales associate about finding or listing a property or to locate a sale associate; and (d) for analytical purposes to help us improve the Site and for our business generally.

5. Sharing Your Information

We do not rent, sell, or share with third parties the Personal Information we collect from you on this Site except (a) to provide information or services that you have requested, (b) with your permission, or (c) under the following circumstances:

  • Third party vendors we engage to provide services on our 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.
  • There may arise special circumstances where it is necessary for us to disclose and use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, such as to enforce this Privacy Policy, to protect our 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 our assets, or any similar transaction, or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law, such as when we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal or administrative process.

This Site may contain links to third-party web sites. When you click on those links, you will go to a third-party site where you will be subject to that site's privacy policy, and we encourage you to read that policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites and we expressly disclaim any liability for their actions, including actions relating to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties. We remind you to be aware of when you leave our Site and enter a third-party web site, and again encourage you to read the privacy policy on any web site that collects your Personal Information.

6. How We Protect Your Information

Mason Real Estate uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Mason Real Estate or guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. "Perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, and you use the Site at your own risk. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Mason Real Estate will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

7. 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 by modifying or deleting your profile on the Site, emailing us at ____________@masonny.com or writing to us at: Mason Real Estate LLC, 205 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011. Please include your name, phone number, e-mail address and your specific request.

8. Children

This site is a general audience site which is neither designed nor intended to collect personal information from children who are under the age of 13. In order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act children under the age of 13 should not provide any personal information to this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

9. Changes To Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Please check this page on a consistent basis.

10. Comments and Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by using the Contact Us feature or by postal mail at Mason Real Estate LLC, 205 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011.