a.) Information You Submit To Us. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you register under a HAR.com account or with a Realtor®/licensee. If you sign up for any HAR.com account, or register with a Realtor®/licensee, we collect information you submit to us such as your email address, your first name and last name, telephone numbers, photo, username/password and any other information that you choose to provide to us or a Realtor®/licensee (“your information”) so that we or a Realtor®/licensee may verify your identify (through use of a third party contractor who actually processes the personal information you submit) and provide you service. Use by and disclosure of your information to a Realtor®/licensee is with your consent, is entirely optional and is a service available if you desire to receive information or services related to real estate. We do not collect or store “sensitive” or “special categories of personal data” information as defined under European data protection laws. If a credit card number is submitted by you, then it and some of your information is processed by third-party credit card processing companies solely for payment. They are not permitted to use the credit card or your information for any purpose other than to fulfill the specific purchase transaction. We do not store or save your credit card number.
b.) IP Address. We may collect your IP (Internet Protocol) address to administer our site. When a web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another device on the Internet, it automatically gives that device the address where it should send the information. This is called the computer’s “IP address”. This “address” does not contain any personally identifiable information.
e.) Usage Logs. When on HAR.com, your device communicates a variety of information to computer servers, including the existence of cookies, your Internet Protocol address, and information about your browser program. We also create a record of information you are requesting, such as the page or subject areas you are visiting.
f.) Location Data. HAR.com can provide you with helpful information based on where you are. If you tell HAR.com where you are (e.g., by allowing your device to send HAR.com your location), HAR.com may use that information to provide you with location-based information and advertising. Your general location information may be shared with third parties. If you wish to deactivate this feature, you can disable location services on your device.
h.) Members Only. To gain access to the members-only resources, the Houston Association of Realtors, Inc. (HAR) members are given a login and password. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from members, affiliates or service providers online unless you voluntarily create an account or profile or complete our service provider or advertising forms. During this process we collect contact information such as name, business address, home address, photo, birthday, photo, telephone numbers (including mobile), and email address. HAR and/or HRIS will use this information to provide requested services such as access to the Members Only Site, HAR member Websites, and the Member Finder. HAR and/or HRIS may use your email address or mobile phone number to contact you for association business, weekly newsletters, updated information, surveys or promotions. HAR and/or HRIS will use your mailing address and/or email address to send print and/or online versions the Houston REALTOR magazine. We use a third-party credit card processing companies to process payments for membership dues or other member payments. They are not permitted to use the credit card information or your information for any purpose other than to fulfill the specific payment transaction. We do not store or save your credit card number, but we may keep a generic and non-personal identity of your account for reoccurring membership payments. A list of these vendor companies and the one for your account is available upon request. We also collect licensing information such as TREC license which we then verify against TREC database using online database on their website. Real estate license information is public information, and anyone can verify the same by visiting trec.texas.gov Your contact and other information is available to visitors to HAR.com by way of HAR Member Websites, and/or Agent Profile. Access to HAR.com services are made available with your consent.