Real Tools Technologies ® is a provider of real property information and products serving real estate professionals and other persons interested in the real estate industry. This Notice applies only to the information collected by RTT from the users of our Web Site or displayed to users on our Web Site. It does not apply to information collected by RTT in any other way, including offline.
Privacy of individual consumer information is vital to Real Tools Technologies's business. It is Real Tools Technologies's policy to respect and protect the privacy of every user. Real Tools Technologies will not disclose your personal information to any unaffiliated third party. We only disclose user information in special cases - primarily if this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with RTT and/or it's property.
Additionally, within our services or data products, Real Tools Technologies processes names, addresses, telephone numbers, and other real property data, provided by the county recorders' and assessors' offices and advertisements in newspapers. To protect the privacy of consumers, Real Tools Technologies has established a Fair Information Practices Policy focused on carefully managing data so as to be in compliance with all applicable laws and industry guidelines.
The Internet contains a wealth of information, which can also include personal data that you might not want everyone to know, such as your real name, street address, phone number, or e-mail address. Whenever you go online, the sites you visit may be gathering this kind of information without your knowledge. We want to assure you that this is not the case at Real Tools Technologies.
We typically ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, ID number and password, as well as other similar personal information that is needed to register or subscribe you to our services or offers. On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain information, materials and services. In the case of newsletters or mailing lists, you will be able to "unsubscribe" to these mailings at any time.
RTT does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. RTT may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which RTT or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. RTT abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve up" Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
Real Tools Technologies collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, and to audit the use of our site. When subscribers download information from Real Tools Technologies, our servers log into their IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that while a user's visitation time can be logged -- the user remains anonymous. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify any user who has failed to comply with our terms of service. IP information is used to track to total number of users who visit a site.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by RTT. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by RTT for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of RTT.
This disclaimer is a necessary reminder that using any part of the Internet, including this site, is done at your own risk. The importance of having security measures in place to protect the personal information of our membership is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing a secure transmission from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed as a 100% secure. As a result, RTT cannot totally ensure or warrant the security of any information you may transmit to, or receive from, us. Still, once we receive your transmission, we put forth our best efforts to ensure its security. For example, when credit card information is transmitted, we use the industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption to intercept it.
Your RTT Review Account password has been protected so that only you may access it in order to view information relevant to your account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Real Tools Technologies will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Still, due to the reasons stated above, you are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your own passwords and account information.
The Use and Function of Cookies
By showing how and when guests use a site, Cookies help us determine which areas of RTT are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on the data gleaned from them, such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed. We can then use this information to better tailor services to our users' needs.
Consumers' Privacy Rights
Real Tools Technologies ® pledges to conduct its business according to the rules and guidelines that are compliant with industry self-regulatory principles and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
If you desire to have your name removed from real estate public records, you have the option of placing your property in a trust instead of in your individual name. You should contact your local county clerk's or assessor's office for more information on how to do this.
Please e-mail questions or requests for more information about Real Tools Technologies's Fair Information Practices and initiatives to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site provides users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about them.
We also give visitors the following option for removing their information from our customer database, should they no longer wish to receive future communications, or our service in general:
Send an email to email@example.com requesting that you be removed from our database.
Additional Privacy and Opt-Out Information
Real Tools Technologies real property products are only some of the many public records information products in the United States.
If you wish to have your name removed from other consumer lists used for telemarketing and direct mail purposes, you should write the DMA at the following addresses:
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
Telephone Preference Service
P.O. Box 9014
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9014
Your name and address (and any variations of your name and address) should be sent to the DMA along with your request for name removal. The registration is good for five years. After that time, you will need to re-register with the DMA. It normally takes from three to six months before the registration results in a noticeable decrease in the number of direct marketing solicitations you receive.
You may also write to the individual companies that send marketing material to you and request that your name be removed from their lists. If you are receiving multiple mailings from the same company, be sure you attach a copy of each of the various mailing labels showing all variations of your name and address so that they are able to stop all solicitations to you. Most companies are quick to respond to such requests, because they do not want to incur the extra expense from marketing to people who do not wish to receive their materials. Be aware, however, that if you later order anything through the mail from one of these companies, you may get on a new list and will have to repeat your request to be removed from that list as well. Most mail order companies
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
RTT will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how RTT will use your personal information, RTT will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. RTT encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how RTT is protecting your information.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web site's privacy statement, please contact
Real Tools Technologies