Protecting Your Personal Info
What About International Users?YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE MAINTAINED ON AND TRANSFERRED TO COMPUTERS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF YOUR STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL JURISDICTION WHERE THE PRIVACY LAWS MAY NOT BE AS PROTECTIVE AS THOSE IN YOUR JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CHOOSE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO US, WE TRANSFER PII TO THE UNITED STATES AND PROCESSES IT THERE. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION EACH REPRESENTS YOUR CONSENT TO THAT TRANSFER.
What Information Do We Collect?In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request and collect PII as well as other information in connection with your use of, and access to, the Services. We collect the following types of information from our users.
- Information Collected Automatically: We also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Services. We automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, search queries, cookie information, mobile device identification and the listings and pages you request. We also record the details of your activity on the Services. This information may be used by us to develop new services or improve the Services and may be shared with third parties in order to do so.
- Information Collected from Third Parties: If you choose to register on our Site or otherwise link your Compass account with a third party’s service (such as Facebook or another third party website), we may receive the same type of information we collect from you (described above) directly from those services. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, employment information, social media networking and imprints or fraud detection information, from third party partners and service providers and combine it with other information that we have about you.
- Aggregate Information: We collect statistical information about how users, collectively, use the Services (“Aggregate Information”). Some of this information is derived from PII. This statistical information is not PII and cannot be tied back to you. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often users use parts of the Services so that we can make the Services appealing to as many users as possible, and improve the Services. As part of this use of information, we may provide Aggregate Information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and the Services, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience.
How Do We Use Your Information?In addition to the uses set forth above, we may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any PII:
- Present the Services and its contents to you;
- Present brokerage services through our Affiliates to you;
- Present other adjacent services through our Affiliates to you;
- Develop Services that help Agents provide real estate transaction services to you;
- Provide you with information or services that you request from us;
- Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
- Contact you regarding the Services or your account;
- Provide you with promotional information regarding the Services;
- Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
- Notify you about changes to the Services or any services we offer or provide through the Services;
- Allow you to participate in interactive features of the Services;
- Conduct research and development for the improvement of the Services, the development of new services and offerings and in connection with our business;
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or for any other purpose with your consent.
How and with Whom is My Information Shared?
- Affiliates: We may receive and share your PII or other information about you with our Affiliates to develop or provide the Services. Information we share with and receive from Affiliates includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address, address, phone number, geolocation data, employment information, social security number, demographic information, electronic network activity information, rental listing information, financial information, credit card or other payment information, background check information, rental application information, information contained in any lease or purchase agreement you are negotiating or entering into, photo identification, reference letters, bank statements, GCI, income tax returns, or address of a listing you intend to rent, other information we request from you that is required by law, or any other information you provide to us or our Affiliates.
- Information Shared with Our Agents: We may share PII with our Agents in connection with their provision of services to you related to the sale, purchase, lease or financing of properties and the advertising and marketing of such properties and related services. You hereby consent to our sharing of PII with our Agents.
- Third Party Partners and Service Providers: We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, employment information, or fraud detection information, from third party partners and service providers and combine it with other information that we have about you. We work with third party partners and service providers to perform Services on our behalf, and we may share your PII with such third party partners and service providers to help us provide the Services.
- Email Communications, Phone Calls, SMS Communications with Us and Other Users: As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email, phone calls or SMS (text), and other communications from us, such as communications relating to a transaction, promotions, marketing, and recruiting. You acknowledge and agree that by providing us with your contact information and/or posting information on or through the Services, or requesting that we do so on your behalf, we and our Agents, the landlords, tenants, buyers or sellers relevant to your request for Services, and others may send you e-mail, call you or text you or otherwise contact you or engage in other communications that they determine in their sole discretion relate to your profile, your preferences, or use of or interest in the Services.You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by following the instructions included with such emails, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving communications from us then you may not have access to certain features of the Services. This opt-out only applies to messages from Compass and not third parties, Agents or Affiliates.If you want to opt-out of communications from third parties (including, without limitation Agents) or Affiliates, please follow their opt-out instructions as prescribed in their respective notices.
- Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your PII as set forth in this policy.
- Information We Share in Connection with the Services Performed for You: The information you provide us, including, without limitation, your profile information, search criteria, user name, phone number, email, address, and co-habitant information, may be used by us to facilitate and provide the services for you and transactions within the Services. This may include, without limitation, sharing your PII within Compass and with Affiliates, potential landlords, owners, co-brokers, our Agents and our third party partners and service providers, as applicable, to your request for Services; and if you are landlord or owner, we may also share your PII (such as name, listing address, etc.) to potential tenants, buyers, co-brokers, our Agents and our third party partners and service providers, as applicable, in connection with the Services.
What About Tracking Technologies and Do Not Track Signals?Tracking Disclosures: We may use tracking technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). We will comply with web browser “do not track” signals that you may set in your web browser regarding the collection of PII about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
- Google will only use access to read, write, modify, or control Gmail message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to provide a web email client that allows users to compose, send, read, and process emails and will not transfer this Gmail data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.
- Google will not use this Gmail data for serving advertisements.
- Google will not allow humans to read this data unless we have your affirmative agreement for specific messages, doing so is necessary for security purposes such as investigating abuse, to comply with applicable law, or for our internal operations and even then only when the data have been aggregated and anonymized.