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Privacy Policy

This web site is committed to maintaining the privacy of our site visitors and users. This privacy statement outlines what personally identifiable information of yours or third party personal information is collected from you through the web site. This policy informs you of:

  1. The organization collecting the information.
  2. How the information is used.
  3. With whom the information may be shared.
  4. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
  5. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.
  6. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you feel that this site or any subscribing member is not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact support@rwre.com.

Information Collection and Use

Enhanced Data Systems, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.

Registration

In order to use some of the features of this website, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique identifiers (such as social security number). This information is only requested so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the userís hard drive containing information about the users visit to a website. Any cookie used by this site which may contain personally identifiable information while on our site is saved only for the convenience of our users (you).  For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.  If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site.  The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on sites linked from our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to, or control, over these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.

These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level).  Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.  Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about a property the found on our site, we ask them for the friendís name and email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. We use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.  This information is not stored in any database.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our usersí information.  When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

If a registration or order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.  While on a secure page, such as an order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.  All of our usersí information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.  Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.  Our employees are required to exite any password protected programs when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information.  Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customersí information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure locked environment.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to support@rwre.com.

Supplementation of Information

In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation to our customers, it may be necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from 3rd party sources.

For example, client agents may make inquiries into assessor tax records about property owned under your name.

Special Offers

We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.

Site and Service Updates

We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information:

If a userís personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that userís personal data provided to us.  This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing Customer Support at support@rwre.com.

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.  For example, our information request form has an Ďopt-outí mechanism so users who request more product information from us, but donít want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists. 

Users who no longer wish to receive promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to the unsubscribe email address in the email or email us at support@rwre.com.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

 
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Bandon, OR 97411
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