Here at propertySites your privacy is important to us. To better protect and respect
your privacy we provide this statement explaining our online information
practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is
collected and used. To make this policy easy to find, we make it available
on our homepage, at the bottom of most pages on the site, and
at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
If we make any changes to this statement, we'll announce it
here on our site.
This policy has been designed to address the following concerns:
- the type of information we collect about our visitors,
- how we use this information,
- will we disclose this information to third-parties,
- security measures used when collecting information, and
- how to change your information, as well as
- other information regarding your privacy.
concerns you may have regarding this statement can be sent by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at:
P.O. Box 2204
Columbia, MD 21045
Information Collection and Usage
propertySites collects a limited amount of information about our visitors, so that we can provide a
service that is more interesting and useful.
- Personal Information: we collect personal information when you
register with propertySites.
When you register we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, zip code, and housing status.
Once registered, you may or may not provide your phone numbers and address. As a registered member
you are not anonymous to us. By providing your personal information we provide you, the member,
with the best and most personalized Web experience possible, as well as keeping you up to date with
our newsletter and special offers available only to registered members - all for free.
- IP Address: we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your
browser, including your IP address, as well as other site usage. This is used to produce aggregate
demographic information that helps us serve you by understanding how visitors use our web site and
how to improve it.
- Cookies: probably the most misunderstood element of a Web site. A Cookie is a small piece
of data stored by your browser and saved on your computer. This data identifies you to our Web site
upon each request you make. Our cookies do not collect personal information nor do
order to deliver a better and more personalized service to you.
- Cookies are used while searching the "By Owner Sales," as well as during registration, partaking in surveys, and
placing a "By Owner" advertisement. These cookies are used to provide you accurate content and
concise data from our system.
- We sometimes use third-party advertising networks to serve ads onto our site, in turn, they may also use
cookies, we don't control nor have access to these cookies.
- By Owner Advertisements: if you use one of our "By Owner" advertising packages, you'll be
required to enter specific information and optional information regarding your property for sale.
This information is delivered to any visitor requesting the Web page for your advertisement on our site.
- Surveys: we conduct various surveys on our site. All surveys are 100% voluntary. We use the
aggregate information of these surveys to obtain a better understanding about our visitors in order to
improve our site and services.
Basically, by knowing a little about you, we can provide more relevant content and advertisements to you
while at our Web site. Additionally, we conduct research on our member's demographics, interests, and behavior
based on the information you provide us, as well as from our server logs. This research is
conducted on an aggregate basis only. We do this to obtain a better understanding of our members and to
create a better Web site and improve your overall experience while using our service.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
propertySites will not disclose any information about individual members, except as described in this Privacy
Policy, or to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of propertySites.
We do not give, rent, lend, or sell any individual information to anyone. Unlike most "For Sale
By Owner" Web sites, we will never disclose any information about you or property you may advertise
for sale here on our site to Realtors or anyone else.
We share with our advertisers and partners non-identifying, aggregate information regarding our visitors
and members. For example, we may share that 50,000 people have visited a specific area of our site, or we
have 100,000 registered members, but we would never disclose anything that could be used to directly identify any one
If you use our "E-Mail This Page" feature to notify yourself or a friend about our service, propertySites
will send a one-time e-mail to the individuals, with a link for the page of interest. Your e-mail address will
appear on the "From" line of this e-mail, thereby disclosing this information to whomever opens and reads the message.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put
in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information
we collect online. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers, behind firewalls and
protected by your encrypted unique username and password.
We do not store any credit card numbers or other financial information on our servers. When creating a
"By Owner" advertisement on our site, you'll be transferred to
2CheckOut's secure transaction service for handling payment. 2CheckOut
is a leader in the industry for processing secure transactions and uses the industry standard SSL encryption for
data handling. We have selected them based on their high
standards for data security. Subsequently, you'll need to re-enter some of your personal information such as
name, e-mail, and address while processing payment. Because 2CheckOut is responsible for this information, you'll
means for properly safeguarding your financial information.
Personalized areas of our site are password-protected. Only you have access to these password-protected areas.
We recommend that you do not share your passwords with anyone. propertySites will never ask you for your password
in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also, if you are using a computer that others have access
to, such as one in a computer lab or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window
when leaving our site.
In short, while we do our best to protect your personal information, propertySites cannot ensure or warrant the
security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk - you must protect yourself.
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful
and responsible while online.
Accessing and Changing Your Information
If you wish to change or need to correct any of your personally identifiable information that we collect online, you
may do so from the "My Profile" page from within your account or by going to
http://www.propertysites.com/my/profile.php. You'll be
able to make any necessary changes online.
If you need to change the e-mail address you registered with us you may do so by clicking the "Change My E-Mail Address" link
on the profile page or by going to
Upon registration with propertySites you'll automatically be subscribed to receive by e-mail our newsletter
(The Property Showcase), as well as special offers from us made available by our promotional partners.
If you wish to unsubscribe or suspend delivery of one or more of these mailings you may do so by clicking on
the "Manage My Newsletters" link on the profile page or by going to
This link is also present at the bottom of all our newsletters.
Certain communications from propertySites, such as service announcements and administrative messages are
considered part of propertySites membership and you may not opt out of receiving them.
Other Important Information
The information you post in our discussion forums is publicly visible - that's the basic idea behind
the forums. Additionally, all basic member profile information, username, registration date,
forums participation, last forum post, and property for sale are made public (unless noted else wise).
We feel this information is part of the community spirit of our service, and the information
made publicly available is not enough to identify anyone individual. Your privacy is very important to us.
We are very proud to be the only "For Sale By Owner" Web site offering the ability to manage your sale
without ever posting personal information to the public. By default, your member profile privacy setting
is set to be private, and you'll note that we never ask you to enter phone numbers. However, we also understand
that many of you may prefer to make your personal contact information known to "would-be" buyers. You can select
to make your personal information viewable to registered members only (protected) or publicly available. By changing your
privacy setting to protected or public, your full name, e-mail address, and phone numbers
(if entered) will be made visible.
Please note that whenever you disclose personal information publicly - for example, by changing your privacy setting,
on a forums post, through e-mail, or in your "By Owner" advertisement - that information can be collected and
used by others. Basically, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may
receive unsolicited e-mails or phone calls from other parties in return. If you don't want strangers to send
you messages or call you, don't make your e-mail or phone numbers public.
Various third-parties link from our site to areas on their own sites where they sell their own goods and services.
If you follow these links from our site to theirs, you should be aware that these other sites have their own privacy
and data collection practices. propertySites has no responsibility or liability for these policies.
For information regarding a site and its privacy policies, check that particular site.