Last Modified: March 2020

Global Privacy Notice. 1

Types of Personal Information.. 2

Collection of Personal Information.. 2

Use of Personal Information.. 4

Disclosure of Personal Information.. 5

International Transfer of Personal Information.. 6

Security of Personal Information.. 6

Retention of Personal Information.. 7

Manage Your Personal Information.. 7

Global Privacy Notice Changes. 8

Contact Us. 8

 

 

As a provider of information about business opportunities and commercial real estate, Florida Buy and Sell LLC, Inc. and our affiliates (collectively, “Florida Buy and Sell,” “we,” or “us”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your Personal Information. This Global Privacy Notice describes the types of Personal Information we collect and our practices for using, maintaining, sharing, and protecting it. It also describes the rights and choices you may have with respect to your Personal Information and how you may contact us about our privacy practices. Our privacy practices may vary among the countries in which we operate to reflect local practices and legal requirements, and specific privacy practices may apply to some of our products and services.

This Global Privacy Notice applies to the following websites and any associated Florida Buy and Sell websites, social media profiles, products, services, and mobile applications (the “Services”). It does not apply to the collection and use of certain employment-related information.  If you are a current or former Florida Buy and Sell job applicant, employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor, please contact us for the appropriate policy.

When using our websites, you may choose to interact with features from third parties that operate independently from Florida Buy and Sell, such as social media widgets and links to third-party websites. Florida Buy and Sell has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties. This Global Privacy Notice does not apply to the extent Florida Buy and Sell does not own or control any linked websites or features you visit or use. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy practices of these third parties.

Types of Personal Information

“Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. Examples of Personal Information Florida Buy and Sell may collect include:

  • Payment information (credit card and other payment card information)
  • Personal contact information (name, nickname, gender, mailing address, email address, phone number)
  • Business information (office location, business contact information, department, job title/description, professional bio)
  • Log-in credentials (username, password)
  • Job applications and related information when you apply through our Careers page
  • Usage details (log-on activity, search terms, views, clicks, downloads, Florida Buy and Sell-related preferences, lead submission information)
  • Technical details (IP address, geolocation information, cookie/session IDs, authentication information, browser type/version, operating system/platform)
  • Any other information you or other Florida Buy and Sell customers may upload or enter into the Services

     Collection of Personal Information

Florida Buy and Sell may collect Personal Information using the following methods:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us (information you enter into web forms, subscription agreements, and contracts or submit to the Services)
  • Through your participation in surveys, promotions, and contests
  • Florida Buy and Sell’s internal customer relationship management system and databases
  • From third parties, such as analytics and email marketing service providers
  • Researching or scraping public websites where permitted by the Terms of Use (company websites, search engines, social media)
  • Automatically through tracking technologies (cookies, web beacons, log files), including over time and across third-party websites or other online services

For more information about how we use Personal Information collected through tracking technologies and the ways you may be able to manage it, see Use of Personal Information, our Cookie Policy, and Manage Your Personal Information.

Florida Buy and Sell websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website or through any of its features, register, or make any purchases. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete it. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please Contact Us.

 Florida Buy and Sell collects Personal Information from the following categories of sources:

Personal Information

Sources

Identifiers

Directly and indirectly from you, other Florida Buy and Sell customers, service providers, consumer reporting agencies, companies with public websites

Categories of personal information described in California Civil Code §1798.80(e)

Directly from you, consumer reporting agencies, companies with public websites

Commercial information

Directly and indirectly from you, service providers, companies with public websites, government entities

Internet or other electronic network activity information

Indirectly from you, service providers

Geolocation data

Indirectly from you

Professional or employment-related information

Directly from you, companies with public websites

Inferences

Indirectly from you, service providers

 

Where we need to collect Personal Information by law or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but will notify you first.

Use of Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Communicating with you
  • Providing you with the Services
  • Authenticating use, detecting potential fraudulent use, and otherwise maintaining the security of the Services
  • Developing, testing, improving, and demonstrating the Services
  • Creating and maintaining a customer relationship management system, member directories, and invitation lists for Florida Buy and Sell events
  • Carrying out our legal and contractual obligations and enforcing our rights, including billing and payment processing
  • Anonymizing and aggregating information for analytics and reporting
  • Advertising, marketing, and selling the Services, including linking together or merging Personal Information with other Personal Information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our Services and those of our partners
  • Short-term transient use
  • For any other purpose with your consent

You may have the ability to share certain pages or content with third parties. If you use the “share” functionality, you will be asked for your email address and the recipient’s email address, and you may enter an optional message. We do not use the email addresses stored through the “share” functionality for any purpose other than sending a one-time email.

When you use our mobile application or our website, your location may be  obtained from the mobile device or the network, or directly from you, and may be used to search for information you may need, including local searches for rental properties. When we execute such searches on your behalf, we do not transfer your identity or Personal Information to third parties other than the rental property owners or managers. This information is not used to create a profile about you or your activities. Your location is only stored in the application if you save your location (rental property) searches, and you may delete this information by clearing your search history. Location coordinates are shared with our geocoding service providers (such as Google Maps) only to perform the task of providing maps and directions at your request. No location information is shared with any third parties for marketing purposes. Our application does not interact or share information with any other applications installed on your mobile device.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose Personal Information:

  • To affiliates and other entities within Florida Buy and Sell’s group of companies, distribution partners, other Florida Buy and Sell customers, and service providers
  • To third parties when you use a third party feature in our Services
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements or comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including government or regulatory requests
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Florida Buy and Sell’s assets
  • If we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Florida Buy and Sell or others
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide Personal Information
  • With your consent, such as when you choose to provide your information to third parties

We may also disclose de-identified information without restriction. Note that if you make any Personal Information publicly available on the Services, anyone may see and use such information.

     Florida Buy and Sell may share member information in the following areas on the Services: Marketing Center, Email Alerts and Professional Directory. When a Florida Buy and Sell customer enters a sale or lease listing in the Marketing Center, listing contact information is also entered. During this process, the listing submitter is able to view other Florida Buy and Sell customers’ contact information when he or she adds another contact to the listing. In addition, Florida Buy and Sell customers can view contact information (name, email and phone number) when viewing a property listing profile.

The Services may also allow users to share contact information with one another via email alerts. 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.

International Transfer of Personal Information

Florida Buy and Sell is a global business. We may transfer your Personal Information to the United States, where we are headquartered, and to other countries which may not have the same privacy laws as the country in which you initially provided the information, but we will protect your Personal Information in accordance with this Global Privacy Notice, or as otherwise disclosed to you.

Security of Personal Information

Florida Buy and Sell implements security safeguards to protect your Personal Information.

We take steps to secure Personal Information through administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against the risk of accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. For example, we encrypt payment card information in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and store sensitive information such as biometric and geolocation data on Florida Buy and Sell servers located in the United States with access limited to authorized Florida Buy and Sell employees.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted through the Internet, and where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Retention of Personal Information

Florida Buy and Sell generally retains records only as long as necessary and as required for our business operations, for archival purposes, and/or to satisfy legal requirements.

When determining the appropriate retention period for personal information, we take into account various criteria, such as the amount, nature and sensitivity of the Personal Information; potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure; purposes for which we process your personal information; whether we can achieve those purposes through other means; and business operations and legal requirements.

Because we maintain our applications and websites to protect from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your Personal Information may be retained in our backup and archival systems for a limited period of time, after which the information will be automatically deleted or put beyond use where deletion is not possible.

Manage Your Personal Information

You may manage your Personal Information by making certain choices. If you believe that any Personal Information you have provided to us is out-of-date or inaccurate, you may review and correct such information if it is within your online account by logging in at any time or Contact Us. You may also have additional rights detailed below depending on where you live. As a security precaution, we may need to request information from you to help us confirm your identity when exercising a right related to your Personal Information.

Direct Marketing Opt-Out

If you no longer wish to receive direct marketing emails from Florida Buy and Sell, you may click the “Unsubscribe” link in an email at any time to stop receiving emails for that particular subject. Depending on the Services, you may also be able to manage notification preferences in your account. Note that Florida Buy and Sell may still contact you in connection with providing you Services you have requested from us.

Tracking/Online Advertising Opt-Out

You may disable or delete browser cookies through your browser settings. Cookies are generally easy to disable or delete, but the method varies between browsers. To learn how you can manage Flash cookies, visit Adobe’s Flash player settings page. If you disable or delete cookies, or if you are running third-party software that intercepts or deletes cookies, please note that some parts of our websites may not work properly.

Global Privacy Notice Changes

This Global Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices.

We will post changes on this page and identify the date the privacy notice was last revised at the top of the page. If we make material changes to our privacy practices, we will notify you through a notice on the home page of the websites covered by this Global Privacy Notice. If a material change will apply to Personal Information we have already collected, we will additionally seek your affirmative consent.

Contact Us

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or write to:

Florida Buy and Sell

3325 Hollywood Blvd. office 305

Hollywood FL 33021

You may also make a complaint to your local data protection authority.

 

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