Privacy Policy


This web site (the "Site") is operated by HomeTracker, LP. ("HomeTracker," "We," or "Us"). When visiting the Site, We may ask you to provide information that personally identifies you and/or the employer you work for (collectively, you and your employer are hereinafter referred to as "You" or "Your"), for purposes of interacting with the Site; You may also provide confidential information regarding your business or the business of Your employer (collectively, your personal information and confidential business information will be referred to as the "Private Information").

Although HomeTracker is not a "financial institution" that is governed by the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, HomeTracker is committed to respecting the privacy rights of guests and users of the Site. HomeTracker has, therefore, developed this Privacy Policy to protect Your Private Information.

Use of Private Information

When You visit the Site, we may ask You to register and/or provide information that personally identifies You, for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, or other identifying information (such as, mother's maiden name, city of birth, pet name, etc.). We may also request personal information when You ask for information, subscribe to a HomeTracker service or publication, or download material.

In addition, when You visit the Site, You may provide confidential information regarding real estate, real estate transactions, real estate appraisals and valuations, real estate repairs and contracts therefor, and real estate sales and marketing. For example, You may be asked to enter information regarding location, condition, appraisal values, sales prices, bids, work required, contractors, status, and the like. This confidential information may also be used in HomeTracker's comprehensive reporting facilities.

HomeTracker uses Your Private Information to help identify You in the event You lose Your password and to help You quickly find information on the Site. HomeTracker also uses Your Private Information to inform You of the status of your assets and transactions. HomeTracker does not sell or rent Your Private Information to third parties.

If You prefer not to have Your Private Information used as a basis for further contact with You by HomeTracker or to inform You of the status of your assets and transactions, You may "opt out" by simply clicking on the box stating "I Do Not Agree" provided below the Terms of Use agreement upon the first time you use your Login and Password to access the area of the Site that requires registration. If You choose not to give us Your Private Information, You can still access the Site, however, You will not be able to access areas that require registration.

In addition, HomeTracker tracks the domains from which the Site is visited and uses that data to analyze for trends and statistics, and then discards it. HomeTracker uses this information in the aggregate - HomeTracker does not track individuals, only instances of entry onto its Site.

Third-Party Hosting

HomeTracker contracts with a third party to maintain and host the Site. Therefore, any information You submit, including Private Information, shall be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host. The third party has implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your Private Information from unauthorized access or improper use.

Site Technologies

HomeTracker does not provide the technologies used to build its site, and therefore neither recommends nor endorses the same. Any information regarding identified technologies, their capabilities, limitations, applications, etc., should be sought directly from their manufacturers. HomeTracker hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, tradenames, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

Links to Other Materials

If any link is offered connecting to a third-party web site, it is as an accommodation to the respective third-party site owner. Sites linked to and from this Site are not necessarily under the control of HomeTracker and HomeTracker shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time.

Children's Privacy

Persons under the age of thirteen (13) are not authorized to use the Site and HomeTracker does not specifically collect information about children. However, HomeTracker is concerned about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, HomeTracker will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event that HomeTracker receives actual knowledge that HomeTracker has collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, HomeTracker will delete that information from its database as quickly as is practical.

Effective Date and Changes

This Privacy Statement is effective as of April 1, 2003. HomeTracker reserves the right to modify the terms of this Policy at any time and in its sole discretion, by posting a change notice on this page. Your continued use of the Site following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.

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