This policy was last modified on 12/15/2016
Collection of Information
The personally identifiable information we collect may include the following: names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request regarding our services. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example, to add your email to one of our mailing lists.
How We Use the Information Provided to Us
ABG Commercial Realty uses personal information for purposes of administering and growing our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective clients. Occasionally, the information we collect may also be use to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by contacting us (insert link).
We collect, retain and use the website information for legitimate business purposes only. We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so in order to comply with all applicable laws.
Sharing Information with Third Parties (Only if you think you will be using a third party)
We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party. We also use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities. As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
In order, to personalize and enhance your experience, the website collects information through “cookies.” A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that are sent by the website which asks your computers browser for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. A website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. In order to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the specific cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. This website may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. While browsing our website, your IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) is automatically logged with your activity while using the site.
Tracking and cookie technology is useful for gathering information like browser type and operating system, tracking the number of website visitors, broad demographic information and understanding how visitors use the website. Personal information is not, nor can it be, collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you did previously provide personally identifiable information, the aggregated cookie data may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.
Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
Requests to Find or List a Property and to Find a Sales Associate
If you submit a request through this website to search or list a property or to find an agent/associate, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information. We refer this information to franchisees or associates to respond to your request. For example, if you ask to list your property or if you ask to see more listings in a given area, you will be directed to an agent/associate in that area.
If you are seeking career services, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself. We refer this information to Franchisees in the geographic area in which you live. If you have sought career service at our company headquarters, the information is forwarded to our Corporate Human Resources Department.
Commitment to Data Security
All of your personally identifiable information collected on our website is kept secure. Our hosting services maintains systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to reasonably secure information for users. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Use of the website at your own risk. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailing list contact.
Massachusetts Privacy Rights
Under Massachusetts law, Massachusetts residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship (1) a list of categories of personal information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties [including affiliates / partners that are separate legal entities] during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information please contact us by writing to the address below.
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
ABG Commercial Realty / Associated Brokerage Group
307 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 492 9900