Colliers.com is owned and operated by Colliers International Group, Inc. ("CIGI"). CIGI is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. It is our belief that you should understand how we use any information that you provide to us and, furthermore, that you should have the right to approve the use of that information.
In the handling of your information, we follow a policy of "informed consent", that is to say: In using the varied features of this web site, you may occasionally provide information, such as your name, your contact information, or other information about yourself by which others may identify you (hereinafter "Personal Information"), to CIGI, the network of independent member firms known as Colliers International Group, Inc. ("Colliers International"), its member companies, our service providers, or other businesses which you may contact while visiting our site. CIGI and these other entities may use this information and other technical information about your use of this web site to tailor their presentations to you, to facilitate your movement through this web site, or communicate separately with you. However, we will never intentionally provide any of your Personal Information to other companies or individuals not listed above (collectively "Third Parties") without your express permission to do so. We will notify you at the time of such data collection or transfer if your Personal Information is to be shared with a Third Party and you will always have the option of not permitting such sharing.
The following describes how we are using the information that you provide to us.
1. What Personal Information does Colliers.com collect from you?
Colliers.com collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site.
Some Personal Information is gathered when you sign up for our newsletter, enter a site feedback form, or complete a client satisfaction survey. During the on-line registration process, for example, Colliers.com may ask for your name, email address, telephone number, postal code, occupation, industry information and professional interests. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to assist you with your real estate needs.
2. What are cookies and how does Colliers.com use them?
Cookies from Colliers.com can only be read by Colliers.com. And, if you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you will still be able to access most of the areas on this site. However, please note that if you disable all cookies using your browser, you may not be able to edit your newsletter profile. So, if you wish to edit your newsletter profile, make sure that you have not configured your browser so as to disable all cookies.
3. How does Colliers.com use Personal Information?
Colliers.com's primary goal in collecting Personal Information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalized services, interactive communications, online transactions and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to you. In order to provide such services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, Colliers.com is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you. Colliers.com does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this in order to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. CIPC may share aggregated user data with advertisers or business partners. However, CIPC will never intentionally provide any of your Personal Information to other companies or individuals without your permission to do so and will take all reasonable steps to protect such Personal Information from perpetrators of fraud or internet piracy.
4. Who is collecting information?
When you are on a Colliers.com site and are asked for Personal Information, you are sharing that information with Colliers.com alone unless it is specifically stated otherwise.
5. Does Colliers.com share my information with outsiders?
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from Third Parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these Third Parties, Colliers.com will (with your permission) share your name and email address with them.
6. What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
Colliers.com may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from Colliers.com, we may occasionally send you direct mail about services which we feel may be of interest to you. Only Colliers.com (or agents working on behalf of Colliers.com under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. At any time you can easily edit your Colliers.com account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. As mentioned earlier, by modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is about to be set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to edit your newsletter profile. So, as mentioned earlier, if you wish to edit your newsletter profile, make sure that you have not configured your browser so as to reject all cookies.
7. How does Colliers.com protect my personal and business-related information?
Keeping your information private is vitally important to us. As with all information, Colliers.com will never rent or sell your personal and business-related information to Third Parties without your express permission.
8. What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your Colliers.com Profile Information are accessed by the cookies on your computer so that only you should have access to this Profile Information. You may edit your Colliers.com Profile Information by logging on to the Colliers.com Website from your computer.
We recommend that you sign out of your Colliers.com account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This will help ensure that others cannot access your Personal Information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or an Internet cafe.
9. What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you disclose Personal Information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post Personal Information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE. AS A RESULT, WHILE WE STRIVE TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, COLLIERS.COM, CIPC OR COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION, WE MAKE OUR BEST EFFORT TO ENSURE ITS SECURITY ON OUR SYSTEMS.
10. Additional Information
For any questions regarding this statement, please contact us.