THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHICH AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the other participating real estate boards, or their respective members, (collectively "REBGV") provide this website and its services to you subject to the following terms and conditions, which may be changed by REBGV from time to time without notice to you.
In this document, the words "us", "we", and "our" refer to REBGV.
This website and all property information, images, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures and other materials contained on this website, and the website design, content and arrangement (collectively, the "Information") is provided "AS IS". REBGV makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this website, its services, or the Information. REBGV IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVICES OR THE Information, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BEING TRANSMITTED BETWEEN YOU AND REBGV.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, INCOMPLETE, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED OR STOLEN MESSAGES OR MAIL, UNAVAILABLE CONNECTIONS, FAILED, INCOMPLETE, GARBLED OR DELAYED TRANSMISSIONS, ONLINE FAILURES, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR OTHER TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR DISTURBANCES.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, REBGV DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
REBGV WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR OTHERWISE, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR REBGV'S SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE OR REBGV IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS ON WHICH A CLAIM FOR DAMAGES IS MADE.
While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the Information is accurate and reliable when it was posted on this site, THE INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. You use the Information at your own risk and you should not rely on the Information in situations where that reliance might result in any loss or damage to persons or property.
The Information is protected by copyright laws. All Information available on this site is intended for private, non-commercial use by individuals. Any commercial use of the Information, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, without the prior written consent of the owner(s) of the copyright, is specifically prohibited. The Information may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any form, in whole or in part. Individual users may, subject to these terms and conditions, print or save individual pages for private, non-commercial use, however, an individual user may not otherwise copy, reproduce, republish, post, transmit, display, perform, distribute, modify or create derivative works from the Information without REBGV's prior written approval. By downloading the Information, you confirm agreement with, and acceptance of, the foregoing conditions of use.
Realtylink.org, REBGV and all other trade-marks and trade names of REBGV appearing on this website are owned by REBGV and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not REBGV's; in any manner that is likely to cause confusion; or in any manner that may disparage or discredit REBGV. Nothing contained on this site gives any person the right or license to use any trade-mark displayed on this site, without the expressed written permission of the trade-mark owner.
COMMUNICATION USING THE WEBSITE
This website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums and other communications facilities designed to allow you to communicate with others. You may not use these features or this website to communicate anything defamatory, threatening, hateful, harassing, abusive, unlawful, vulgar, obscene, harmful or potentially harmful, or invasive of anyone's privacy. REBGV does not generally monitor and filter the content posted within these communications facilities; however, REBGV may review and delete any materials without cause, notice or explanation.
The sites that are linked from this website are not under our control, and REBGV does not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at those linked sites. All links are provided for your convenience only; they do not represent an endorsement or referral by REBGV and you access linked sites at your own risk. If you wish to provide a link to our website from your website, you may only link to our home page at www.realtylink.org. You may not use any of REBGV's icons on your website without the express written consent of REBGV, and you may not use the link to suggest that REBGV sponsors, endorses, approves of or is affiliated with your website.
The laws in force in the province of British Columbia, Canada, will govern these disclaimers, terms, conditions and any claims you make against REBGV. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these disclaimers, terms and conditions will be filed only in the courts located in the province of British Columbia, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating such action.
Protecting your privacy is important to Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (referred to as "REBGV"). This Policy explains how REBGV collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using realitylink.org (the "Website") and in its electronic publications, newsletter, and announcements ("Electronic Communications"). Any personal information you provide to us through the Website will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented. By using the Website, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not use the Website.
Information Automatically Collected
Like many other websites, the Website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding Website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system and software you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the materials you post to or download from the Website. This non-identifiable information is used for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.
The Website may use "cookies", a technology that installs information on a Website user’s computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. You may choose to decline cookies, if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website.
Personal Information You Specifically Provide to the Website
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
During your use of the Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (including, but not limited to, your name and your email address) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you, applying for access to certain special features or areas of the Website, conducting contests and/or posting your information on the Website.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
REBGV may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, to track communications with you, to provide you with a customized interactive experience, to help REBGV develop new services and website features that meet your needs, to improve the Website, to conduct contests, to provide you with the Electronic Communications you request and as otherwise permitted or required by law. Generally, REBGV will consider the fact that you have voluntarily visited the Website and have provided REBGV with your personal information in connection to a special feature of the Website to signify your consent for REBGV to use such information for purposes inherent in that feature.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM REBGV
At any time, you may ask REBGV to stop sending you Electronic Communications and other information by contacting REBGV at email@example.com
In addition, REBGV may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics and Website traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. REBGV also may link tracking information with website users’ personal information. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, and in accordance with the law.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
REBGV may transfer or otherwise disclose the information it collects from you to its employees, agents and service providers if the disclosure will enable these parties to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for REBGV. Such parties will be subject to the same obligations as REBGV under this Policy. REBGV may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where REBGV has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to protect REBGV’s rights and property. If REBGV is involved in a merger or other reorganization, REBGV may also disclose your personal information to the resulting organization.
STORING AND SECURING YOUR INFORMATION
REBGV will store and process your personal information in various locations. To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, REBGV employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and REBGV cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may request access to your personal information and information about REBGV’s collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting REBGV at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can help REBGV maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying REBGV of any changes to your personal information.
WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
You may withdraw your consent to the use and intention of personal information about you at any time. To do this, please contact REBGV at email@example.com. Additionally, we routinely provide "opt out" or "unsubscribe" instructions on our Electronic Communications to provide for removal of your name from future transmissions.
The Website may contain links to other websites or Internet resources, notably those belonging to our partners. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another website or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. REBGV has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
If you stop using the Website, REBGV may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time, and subject to compliance with the law.
This Policy may be changed by REBGV from time to time at REBGV’s sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by REBGV will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Website and receipt or request of any Electronic Communication subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website or receive or request any Electronic Communication, you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version. You should also bookmark this page and periodically review this Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.
If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact REBGV at firstname.lastname@example.org.