Ramsay Realty Privacy Policy

This privacy statement covers the site www.ramsayrealty.com. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users’ privacy, it has agreed to freely disclose its information practices. If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact the Webmaster.

Plain English

First and foremost, we respect your right to privacy. Information collected on this website is not shared with any person or organization in any form, in any way, at any time. The only exception to this is if we are compelled to share this information through legal proceedings or the order of a court of law.
For each visitor to our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes only the visitor’s domain name. We collect statistical information on what pages visitors access, but that information is used only to understand the geographical demographics of our visitors, and which pages are getting the most (or least) usage. The only other information we collect is what is provided by the visitor.

We collect the e-mail address of people who communicate with us via e-mail. Under no circumstances is this information ever shared with any individual, group, business, organization or any other entity for any reason or purpose. Period. If you receive email or snail-mail from us and do not want to receive it anymore, please send email to the telling us that you do not want to receive mail from our company.

There are links on this site that take you to Web sites of other companies, individuals, and organizations. While the privacy policy statement above represents the policy of Ramsay Realty, we cannot be responsible for the policy or conduct of any other site, whether or not you link to it from the Ramsay Realty site.

And lastly, even though Ramsay Realty respects your right to privacy, remember that any information you provide to us via our web site (unless you are in a secure area) may be intercepted by others and used in unscrupulous ways. We have absolutely no control over this.

What follows is the same information in more formal legalese…

Information Collection

Ramsay Realty is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. Ramsay Realty collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

Registration

In order to use certain portions of this Web site, a user will first have to complete a registration form. During registration a user will be required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which s/he has expressed interest. They will also be required to assign themselves a unique identifier (such as a username and password).

Order

In the case of an order form, we request information from the user that they must provide (such as name, email, shipping address, credit card number, expiration date, etc.). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.

Information Use

The personally identifiable information that is collected on this web site is used strictly to conduct the business indicated at the time of collection. With the exception of communicating with individuals, the information is used in an aggregate form, without the possibility of personal identification.
We store information that we collect through cookies and log files. This information is stored in the aggregate only and no personally identifiable information is collected with the exception of information collected for the purpose of payments. We do not create profiles of users.

Cookies

We use cookies on various pages of this site to enhance the user experience. No personally identifiable information is collected in these cookies. (A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user.) Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your particular Internet browser help file directions.

Cookies are used to suppress one-time messages, eliminate the logging in of a password on subsequent visits, and other time-saving purposes while visiting our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site.

We do use Google’s Analytic Reporting Service and have enabled demographic collection of data. You can opt out of this by clicking here and choosing to opt out.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Communications from the Site

When you communicate with us (e-mail, filling out a form, etc.) we will communicate back to you. We will not initiate communications with you unless you explicitly ask us to. Examples of this are receiving notification of updates to the site, etc. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections, if, indeed they do exist.

Sharing

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

With the exception of the legal disclaimer in the paragraph above, we do not share either personally identifiable or aggregated demographic information with anyone. Period.

Choice/Opt-out

The reason that you do not have a choice to opt-out of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information is because it is our default setting. If you want to opt-in, you have to let us know. Users who have opted-in and who no longer wish to receive communications from Ramsay Realty may opt-out of receiving these communications by letting us know by e-mail or postal mail.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Ramsay Realty is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Surveys

We may, from time-to-time, request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, email address, etc.), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used only for the purpose of communicating with participants. With anonymous surveys, information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site, or to get users’ opinions. With all surveys, we use cookies to prevent the same person from participating more than once. Again, no personally identifiable information is shared with third parties. Period.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just “surfing.”

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.

If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to the Webmaster

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires to use our services, please contact us at our contact page. 

Notification of Changes

In the unlikely event that we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

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