COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by the Real Estate Board (REB). Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to us and we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel that you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses the type of information we gather and how we use it.
USE OF THIS WEB SITE:
Please note that the information provided on or via this web site should not be used as a substitute for any form of advice. Decisions based on this information are for your own account and risk.
Although the REB attempts to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information, some information may be incorrect or outdated. Therefore, REB makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to whether information provided on or via this web site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. Thus, REB assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information on this website.
REB may change the information on the website, or the products mentioned, at any time without notice.
INFORMATION GATHERED AND UTILISED
Users are required to provide personal and financial data for the purpose of completing electronic transactions or updating client records.
The REB also gathers and utilizes user information in the following processes:
The REB’s website facilitates the use of email communication; if you choose to correspond with us through our website we may retain the content together with your email address and our responses. Also should you chose to use REB’s “Email this page” feature to forward website content to someone else, neither your email address nor that of the recipient will be used by the REB for any other purpose or be disclosed to any third party, save and except in the instances outlined under “sharing of information” below.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather other information. These IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within the REB. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way other than that stated above without your explicit written permission.
Retention of Information
The REB will retain and maintain personal information as long as is necessary in keeping with legal requirements. The removal and destruction of personal and sensitive information will be done in keeping with relevant legislation, industry standards and best practices to safeguard against unauthorized access.
Overall, cookies provide us with useful information that enables us to constantly monitor and improve our website in order better serve our customers.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
The REB will not share your personal or financial information with third parties except in the course of delivering the service you have requested, having received your written permission to do so, or under the following circumstances:
- In compliance with court orders or other legal actions necessary to defend or initiate legal claim;
- In the course of a criminal investigation related to fraud, money laundering, lottery scam inter alia; and
- Where there are potential threats to the physical safety of persons, violations of these terms or as otherwise required by law.
- Where the REB is required by law and/or regulations which govern its operations to disclose such information.
REB operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
Controls used across our online infrastructure include:
Robust and multi-layered security of servers and applications;
Internal and external firewalls with monitoring and management systems;
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protection information in transmission;
Automated session time-out after an extended period of inactivity is detected.
This web site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to provide the necessary assurance that personal data transmitted during this period is secure. This can be identified by the visual display of the padlock symbol in the status bar on the bottom right hand corner of your web browser and the URL address starting with https://, . SSL applies encryption of data in transmission between two points such as your computer and the connecting web server.
Links to other Web Sites
Your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of the changes in the policy.
The REB has taken reasonable steps to ensure the security of personal information transmitted over the Internet. However, complete confidentiality and security over this medium are not yet possible, and there exists a remote possibility of data security violations occurring. In the event of such a violation, REB does not accept any liability for direct, indirect, special or consequential damage arising out of the use of the site, except where such damage is proven to be caused by the negligence of REB.
Whilst we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information you provide will be kept secure from unauthorized access, the Internet is not a secure environment. We cannot guarantee that the information will be secure during transmission to our web-server.
You agree to indemnify and hold the REB, its officers, agents and employees harmless from any claim or demand, made by any third party due to and arising out of the use of the on-line payment facility.