Privacy Policy  
 
 
 

 

 
 

Effective April 1, 2008

This site is owned and operated by the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us and we want to make your experience online both satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
 

 

Information MEREDA Gathers And Tracks


MEREDA gathers two types of information about users:

1.) Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These voluntary submissions include contacting our organization via our site, submitting an online application, or registering for an event.


2.) Information MEREDA gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to our users' needs and to more fully understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does MEREDA divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.


 

Usage tracking


MEREDA tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. MEREDA does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).


Cookies


We may, on occasion, place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. MEREDA uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above) and to aid in the use of member only portions of our site. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.
 

 

Use Of Information


MEREDA may use any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As mentioned above, MEREDA creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by MEREDA. If there is a change to our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 
   
     
     
     
     
 
 
 

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