Last Updated: December 22, 2006
MambucaRealtors's Privacy Statement
ByOwnerWay provides a variety of online services for commercial, residential and by owners real estate. ByOwnerWay values your privacy, feedback and candor very highly. Any user information we collect is considered private and we do not use it or share it except as permitted herein, without the user's permission. We use this personal information at ByOwnerWay to provide the best quality service possible. The following policy statement summarizes ByOwnerWay's protection and use of any personal information provided by visitors to the ByOwnerWay site.
Information Collected by ByOwnerWay:
ByOwnerWay collects user information from several areas of the ByOwnerWay site including the ' Registration' area (where The Mambuca International Group Inc., collects each user's name, street address, telephone number, email address, and self-selected primary role in real estate); products; business services; the adding and editing of property listings; email forms; and any surveys or contests that ByOwnerWay may sponsor. ByOwnerWay collects individual user search activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes. ByOwnerWay may track the IP address of a user's computer or place a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer. This is required by ByOwnerWay services to provide automated features.
Use of Information Collected:
Collected information helps ByOwnerWay better understand its users' needs in order to improve its product and service offerings. Email addresses are used to communicate with members through ByOwnerWayNews (a weekly email news summary), Promotional emails, Partner emails and for site administration purposes. Users may be deleted from ByOwnerWayNews, Promotional email and Partner email lists at their request. Personal information may be used to contact users for the purpose of research, product development, marketing, or customer service, if the user has opted to receive such communication. User search activity is collected and analyzed and may be utilized by ByOwnerWay in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. Financial information is used to bill users for products and services purchased. IP address and cookie log data is analyzed to better understand traffic flows and user preferences.
Use of Email Tools:
You may NOT use the email services that we offer to send spam (i.e. unsolicited commercial email) or otherwise send content that would violate ByOwnerWay's Terms and Conditions. We may monitor, track or save the use of this feature, but will be under no obligation to monitor, track or save these email messages sent from these tools. If you send and email using the Email This Item to a Friend service to an email address that is not registered in our system, we do not use that email address for any purpose other than to send your email. We also do not rent or sell these email addresses of un-registered users.
Though ByOwnerWay makes every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
ByOwnerWay shares member information in the following areas on the site: Listing Service, Email Alerts and Professional Directory. When a member enters a sale or lease listing in the Listing Service, listing contact information is also entered. During this process, the listing submitter is able to view other members' contact information when he adds another contact beside himself to the listing. In addition, members searching ByOwnerWay can view contact information (name, email and phone number) when they view a property listing profile. ByOwnerWay allows users to share contact information with one another via its Email Alerts service. With Email Alerts users can save their property search criteria to have information about properties that match the specified criteria emailed to them. When selecting this service, users are given the option of releasing their contact information to other users who have property listings that match their criteria. This contact information is then shared with the users who have property listings that match the buying or leasing criteria. Unless required by law as detailed in this section or a user specifically takes action as discussed in this paragraph, ByOwnerWay does not share individual user search activity information and such activity information remains private to the individual user and to ByOwnerWay.
ByOwnerWay shares information with its partners for the purpose of providing related services in which we deem our users have interest. The use that ByOwnerWay's partners make of customer information will not exceed ByOwnerWay's use of the data. ByOwnerWay also uses third party providers to perform email and postal mailings on behalf of ByOwnerWay, but this information (such as name, address and email) is confidential and is not used by the provider for any other purpose.
ByOwnerWay does not sell, rent or lease user information to any third party, except as disclosed here. From time to time, ByOwnerWay may obtain information (such as electronic mail addresses) from third party providers. It is our goal to only contact individuals who we believe may have a legitimate business interest in ByOwnerWay based on their membership or participation in other organizations or web sites, and who have indicated a willingness to be contacted for this purpose. While ByOwnerWay endeavors to work with other sites and companies with a similar respect for user privacy, ByOwnerWay cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
Please be aware that in the event ByOwnerWay merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of ByOwnerWay's assets are acquired by a third party, customer information, including personally identifiable information, will be shared and/or transferred to such third party. The information may only be used or shared by such third parties for the primary purpose for which the information was originally collected. If such third parties, or if ByOwnerWay for its own business needs, desire to use the personally identifiable information for another purpose, you will be notified prior to the information being used for a new purpose, and you will have the opportunity to opt out of such new use of your personally identifiable information.
Security of personal information:
ByOwnerWay's clients and their personal information are considered to be ByOwnerWay's greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. ByOwnerWay takes every reasonable precaution to secure personal information within both its computers and its physical premises.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can email us .
Opting-out, editing, updating or deleting personal information:
ByOwnerWay utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with registered users and customers. As a registered user/customer, you hereby acknowledge and grant ByOwnerWay the permission to communicate with you via email (as well as other communication channel such as phone and fax) for any purposes ByOwnerWay determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. ByOwnerWay will use best efforts to honor customers request to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will ByOwnerWay have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/customers.
Users who do not wish to receive marketing emails including ByOwnerWayNews, ByOwnerWay Promotional Emails, or Sponsor Emails are requested to contact ByOwnerWay Client Services via email, or select the opt-out option by deselecting the email option from their member profile. We also send our users site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about service notices and responsibilities. ByOwnerWay occasionally communicates with its users via email and phone to provide information about requested services and regarding issues related to their account. It is important to note that this communication is not used for marketing or promotional purposes. Requesting the deletion of certain types of user information may prevent users from accessing some web site features.
You may correct or update your personally identifiable information by making the change on your member profile page. If you no longer desire our service, you may deactivate your membership by sending an email to ByOwnerWay Costumer Services.
Changes to this Privacy Statement:
ByOwnerWay reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If ByOwnerWay makes material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.