- We do not sell information about you to others.
- We protect the security and confidentiality of information about you.
- What personally identifiable information is collected and how it is used
- What general information is collected and how it is used
- With whom personally identifiable information is shared
- Security measures used to protect personally identifiable information
What personally identifiable information is collected and how it is used
Bayview collects personally identifiable information from you in order to respond to your requests for our products and services. Depending on the services you request, this information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, ZIP Code, email address, telephone number, whether you plan on buying, selling or both buying and selling property, information about the properties in which you are interested and your home search criteria. If you are seeking to buy or sell a property with another person, we will collect much of the same information about them as well.
What general information is collected and how it is used
You will be asked to provide personally identifiable information at various places on our site and through off-line communications with us, including, but not limited to, the following:
- E-Mail — Throughout your use of the site, you will communicate extensively with our Agents and other staff. We will use your email address and all of the information you submit in order to provide you with guidance, suggestions and service in your efforts to sell your existing home or in your search for a new home.
- Contact Us — We collect an email address in order to respond to your questions or suggestions.
- Off-line Discussions and Meetings — If you choose to interact with one of our agents, we may collect information in the course of helping you buy or sell property. The purchase or sale of real estate is a complex transaction and requires a considerable amount of information.
Please note that our site is a general audience web site. If you are under the age of 13 you should not register or provide information on this site. We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.
With whom personally identifiable information is shared
We recognize that the information we collect from you may, in itself, or when tied together with other information, identify you as a specific individual. Your personal data is maintained by Bayview in order to fulfill our legal and regulatory requirements and to provide you with the information, products and services you have requested or which we believe you may want in connection with your home ownership. As a general rule, Bayview will not disclose your personal information to any third party except with your permission or under special circumstances where your personally identifiable information is protected, as discussed below.
Bayview will disclose to interested parties information pertaining to the sale of a house listed in our database. This information will be posted on our site and in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the purpose of marketing the home to the greatest number of potential buyers.
By requesting information or services from Bayview or other companies specified by you, you give Bayview permission to transfer your information, as necessary, to the appropriate parties, such as the title insurer, homeowners insurer, lender, appraiser, escrow or settlement provider, home warranty company or inspector you select, so that they can fulfill your request and provide you with the services you require. You information may also be transmitted to other parties in a transaction or their agent. Our agents are employees of Bayview. All personally identifiable information you provide to Bayview will be made available to your agent and other Bayview employees with a need for the information. Generally, your agent will coordinate the disclosure of your information to third parties. This will be done in much the same way as traditional real estate agent shares information with third parties.
We may also share your information with our subsidiaries and with nonaffiliated companies with which we or our subsidiaries have marketing arrangements to help coordinate the services that they may provide to you in connection with your home ownership including mortgage services, home owners insurance services, home warranties and title insurance. Unless you have consented to that sharing or to receiving services from any such company, that company will be required to protect the privacy of your information with the same level of protection that Bayview provides and will not release personally identifiable information about you to any other parties.
The various lending institutions, title companies, home owners insurers, home warranty companies and other service providers you choose for your real estate transaction may each have their own privacy policies governing how they handle your personally identifiable information. Bayview accepts no responsibility or liability for third party privacy policies or the actions of any third party with respect to your personally identifiable information.
Security measures used to protect personally identifiable information
Email is an important communication channel for our online customers. Email sent to our Agents, Buyers or Sellers are carefully routed to the intended party. Unfortunately, no email transmission over the Internet is guaranteed secure. While we strive to protect your information, Bayview cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us from our site, and you do so at your own risk.