Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Introduction for Realnet Florida Real Estate

Welcome to Realnet Florida Real Estate, your trusted partner in navigating the vibrant real estate market across Tampa Bay and Central Florida. At Realnet, we understand the significance of your journey towards finding the perfect home or making a valuable investment in real estate. As we embark on this journey with you, we recognize the importance of privacy and the trust you place in us to handle your personal information with care, integrity, and transparency. 

This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of the information you provide to us or that we gather from you while you access and use our services, whether through our website, mobile applications, or through direct interactions with our team. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal information is used responsibly, only for the purposes for which it is intended. 

The protection of your information is a responsibility we take seriously. As part of our commitment, we strive to comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning data protection and privacy. This policy outlines the types of information we may collect from you, how we plan to use it, the circumstances under which we may share it with third parties, and the choices you have regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your information.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions. Your use of our services constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to the practices it describes. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our services. By accessing or using our services, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

This policy is effective as of 3/20/2024, and we reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically for any updates or changes. 

Thank you for choosing Realnet Florida Real Estate. We look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals with the assurance that your privacy is being protected every step of the way. 

Effective Date and Updates

Effective Date
This Privacy Policy becomes effective as of 3/20/2024, and applies to all information that we have collected, store, and use, as part of your interaction with Realnet Florida Real Estate, through our website, mobile applications, or through any form of communication with our team.

Policy on Updates
At Realnet Florida Real Estate, we are committed to continuous improvement and to adapting our practices to ensure the highest level of privacy protection for our clients. The digital landscape and privacy regulations are ever-evolving, and as such, it becomes necessary to update our Privacy Policy from time to time. 

Notification of Changes: Whenever significant updates are made to this Privacy Policy, we will ensure that you are informed in a timely manner. This may include posting a notice of changes on our website, sending a direct communication to you via email, or through an announcement on our mobile application. It is important that you review the updated Privacy Policy to understand the new practices or changes that have been implemented.

Review Period: The updated Privacy Policy will be made available on our website with an indication of the revision date. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect.

Acceptance of Changes: Continued use of our services after the effective date of the Privacy Policy changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the changes made to the Privacy Policy, you should cease using our services.

Archival of Previous Versions: For your reference and transparency, previous versions of our Privacy Policy will be archived and made available. This allows you to understand how our privacy practices have evolved over time. 

Questions and Concerns: Should you have any questions or concerns regarding any changes made to our Privacy Policy, we encourage you to contact us directly. Our dedicated team is here to provide clarity and support, ensuring that your concerns are addressed promptly.

Realnet Florida Real Estate is dedicated to maintaining a transparent relationship with our clients, built on trust and respect for personal privacy. We understand the importance of keeping you informed about how your personal information is used and protected. As we navigate the changes in the privacy landscape together, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of privacy and data protection for all our clients. 

Use of Collected Information

At Realnet Florida Real Estate, the information we collect is utilized to enhance your experience, provide personalized services, and improve our operations. Below we outline the specific purposes for which we use the information collected from you. 

To Provide and Maintain Our Services
Transaction Facilitation: Personal data is crucial for processing transactions, managing client accounts, and providing customer support. Whether you’re buying or selling, we ensure smooth operation through effective use of your information.

Service Accessibility: Creating an account on our platform enables you to access a personalized dashboard, save searches, and receive alerts about new listings that match your criteria.

Communication
Updates and Announcements: We use your contact information to communicate important updates about our services, transaction progress, and to respond to your inquiries.
Marketing and Promotions: With your consent, we send you promotional materials about our services, market insights, and event invitations that might interest you. You can opt-out of these communications at any time.

Improvement and Customization
User Experience Enhancement: Non-personally identifiable information helps us understand user behavior on our website, allowing us to tailor content, layout, and features that best suit our visitors’ needs.

Feedback Implementation: Your feedback is invaluable. We use information you provide through surveys or feedback forms to enhance our services and address client needs more effectively.

Security and Legal Compliance
Protection Measures: We employ collected data to protect our website and services against unauthorized access, data breaches, and other cyber threats, ensuring the security of your personal information.

Regulatory Adherence: Information may be used to comply with legal, regulatory, and statutory obligations, including responding to lawful requests from public authorities.

Analytical Purposes
Market Analysis: Aggregated and anonymized data is used to perform market analysis, track trends, and make strategic decisions to better serve our clients and improve our market position. 

Data Sharing and Third-Party Collaboration
While we are committed to not selling your personal information, we share information with third parties under the following circumstances:

Service Providers: Engaging with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as web hosting, data analysis, marketing, and customer service. These parties are contractually obligated to use personal information only for the purpose of providing these services to us.

Legal Obligations and Safety: Sharing information as required by law or when necessary to protect our rights, comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our services.

User Consent and Control
Consent: By using our services, you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your information as outlined in this policy. We provide mechanisms for you to control your information, including how we communicate with you.

Access and Rectification: You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information held by us. Further details on how to exercise these rights are provided in the “User Rights and Choices” section.

Realnet Florida Real Estate is dedicated to upholding your privacy and ensuring your personal information is used responsibly and in accordance with your preferences. Our commitment to transparency and integrity in our data practices is unwavering, as we continue to provide exceptional real estate services tailored to your needs.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

At Realnet Florida Real Estate, we value the trust you place in us when you provide us with your personal information. We believe in transparency and are committed to disclosing how we might share and disclose the information we collect. Below outlines our policies in this regard:

Sharing Within Realnet Florida Real Estate
Internal Access: Your information is accessed by our staff on a need-to-know basis to provide you with our services, such as property listings, customer support, and transaction processing.

Affiliates: We may share information within our family of affiliated companies to offer you a broad range of real estate services, ensuring a seamless experience across your real estate journey.

Service Providers
Third-Party Services: We engage third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as web hosting, marketing, analytics, and customer service. These entities are selected with care and are legally bound to use the information only for the services they provide to us, ensuring your privacy is respected and protected.

Professional Services: For transactions, we may share information with legal, financial, and real estate professionals to facilitate the services you have requested.

Legal Requirements and Compliance
Law Enforcement and Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information if required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction. We will notify you via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in control or use of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Aggregated and Non-Personally Identifying Information
Analytics and Improvement: We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners like advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

User Consent and Opt-Out
Consent for Sharing: Except as outlined in this policy, we will seek your consent before sharing your personal information with third parties for purposes other than those required to provide Realnet Florida Real Estate services.
Opt-Out Options: You are provided with opt-out options in certain communications and you may contact us directly to withdraw your consent for specific types of data sharing.

Your Rights and Control
Realnet Florida Real Estate recognizes your right to control your personal information. You have the right to request access to, correction of, or deletion of your personal information at any time. Additionally, you may object to the processing of your information or request that we restrict sharing your information in certain circumstances.

For requests regarding your personal information, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact Information” section of this policy. We are committed to responding to your inquiries and handling any concerns promptly and transparently.

Our commitment to your privacy is paramount. We strive to manage your personal information with respect and in accordance with all applicable laws and best practices. Realnet Florida Real Estate is dedicated to maintaining the trust and confidence of all our clients by handling your personal information securely and with integrity.

User Rights and Choices

At Realnet Florida Real Estate, we recognize and respect your privacy rights. This section outlines the control and choices you have over your personal information and how you can exercise these rights. Our commitment is to ensure that you feel informed and empowered when it comes to managing your privacy.

Accessing and Updating Your Information
Personal Information Review: You have the right to request access to the personal information Realnet Florida Real Estate holds about you. This includes the right to be informed about the nature of the personal information, its use, and any parties it has been shared with.

Correction and Updates: If your information changes, or if you believe that the personal information we hold about you is incorrect, you may ask us to correct, update, or amend it.
Data Portability

Data Transfer: Upon request, and where technically feasible, Realnet Florida Real Estate will provide you with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. You may also request us to transmit this data to another controller where the processing is based on your consent or a contract.

Data Retention and Deletion
Retention Policy: We retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. 

Deletion Requests: You have the right to request that we delete or remove your personal information when there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. Upon verification of your request, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe and process the deletion in accordance with applicable law.

Opting Out of Communications
Marketing Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional or marketing emails from Realnet Florida Real Estate by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can contact us directly to opt out.

Cookie Preferences: You have choices regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies. By adjusting the settings in your web browser, you can refuse to accept cookies, remove them, or be notified when cookies are being sent.

Objections to Processing
Processing Objections: Where we process your personal information based on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to this processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if the processing is for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

Withdrawal of Consent
Consent Withdrawal: For processes based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

How to Exercise Your Rights
To exercise any of the rights mentioned above, please contact us using the contact information provided in the “Contact Information” section of this policy. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe and provide information about how we will proceed with your request.

Realnet Florida Real Estate is dedicated to providing you with full transparency and control over your personal information. We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your data in accordance with the highest standards of data protection.

Data Security

At Realnet Florida Real Estate, the security of your personal information is paramount. We understand the trust you place in us when sharing your data, and we are committed to protecting it from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. This section outlines our practices and measures designed to secure your information and ensure its confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Security Measures
Technical Safeguards: We employ a variety of technical safeguards designed to protect your personal information, including encryption, firewalls, and secure server facilities. Our technical measures are regularly reviewed and updated in response to new threats and vulnerabilities as they become known.
Access Controls: Access to your personal information is restricted to authorized personnel only, based on the necessity to know and their roles within Realnet Florida Real Estate. Employees are trained on the importance of maintaining confidentiality and privacy of user information.

Data Encryption: Sensitive data, including transactions and personal information, is encrypted during transmission using industry-standard encryption protocols to ensure secure data transfers.

Regular Audits and Monitoring: We conduct regular security audits and continuous monitoring of our systems to detect and address potential security breaches. This proactive approach helps us to maintain a robust security posture.

Data Breach Response
Incident Response Plan: In the unlikely event of a data breach, Realnet Florida Real Estate has an incident response plan in place designed to promptly investigate the breach, mitigate the risks, and take appropriate corrective action.
Notification Procedures: Should any breach result in a high risk to your personal data, we will inform you and relevant authorities without undue delay, as required by law. We will provide you with information about the breach, its potential impact, and the steps we are taking to secure the data and prevent future breaches.

User Participation
Strong Passwords: We encourage you to use strong, unique passwords for your accounts and to change them regularly as a personal security measure.

Phishing Awareness: Be aware of phishing attempts. Realnet Florida Real Estate will never ask you to provide sensitive personal information via email. Always access your accounts directly through our official website or customer service.

Commitment to Data Security
Realnet Florida Real Estate is committed to implementing the highest standards of data security in all our operations. We continuously evaluate and upgrade our security practices to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure of your information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure; therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your trust is essential to us, and we are dedicated to maintaining the security of your personal information through our diligent efforts and by fostering a culture of privacy and security awareness within our organization.

Ensuring Your Privacy
Realnet Florida Real Estate’s dedication to your privacy extends beyond the technical measures and into every aspect of our operations. We aim not only to protect your information but also to educate and empower our clients and staff about data security and privacy. Your peace of mind is our top priority as we continue to offer real estate services you can trust.

International Data Transfers

Realnet Florida Real Estate operates primarily within the United States but recognizes that the digital realm knows no borders. We are committed to ensuring the secure and lawful transfer of personal data across international boundaries, in compliance with applicable data protection laws.

Cross-Border Data Transfers
Transfer Mechanisms: When transferring personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK), or other regions with data protection laws, to countries not deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of data protection, we employ approved transfer mechanisms. These may include Standard Contractual Clauses or relying on a service provider’s Privacy Shield certification, among other lawful mechanisms.

Compliance with Local Laws: Before any international transfer of personal data, we ensure compliance with local data protection laws, applying rigorous data protection measures and securing data transfer agreements as necessary.
Data Protection Measures: Regardless of where your information is processed, we apply the same protective measures described in this policy. We also comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to and from countries outside the EEA, UK, and the United States.

Safeguarding Your Information
Collaboration with Foreign Entities: When engaging with service providers or partners outside your country, we take care to collaborate with entities that demonstrate a strong commitment to data protection. This ensures your personal information is handled with the highest standard of care, irrespective of geographical location.
User Consent: For users in regions with stringent data protection laws, such as the EEA or UK, consent for the international transfer of personal data will be obtained explicitly, ensuring you are fully informed and in agreement with such transfers.

Rights and Remedies
User Rights: Irrespective of where your personal data is processed, Realnet Florida Real Estate acknowledges your rights to access, correct, and request deletion or restriction of your personal information as detailed in the “User Rights and Choices” section of this policy.

Queries and Complaints: Should you have any concerns or complaints regarding the international transfer of your data, you are encouraged to contact us directly. We are committed to resolving any issues and ensuring your data protection rights are respected.

Commitment to Global Data Protection
Realnet Florida Real Estate’s commitment to your privacy and data protection extends beyond the borders of the United States. We recognize the global nature of our business and the importance of facilitating international real estate transactions in a secure and compliant manner. By adopting stringent data protection measures and respecting the principles of data minimization, purpose limitation, and transparency, we aim to uphold your trust and provide services that meet global data protection standards.

Ensuring the lawful and secure transfer of personal data across international boundaries is a responsibility we take seriously, striving to provide peace of mind to our clients, no matter where they are located.

Special Information for Users from Certain Jurisdictions

Realnet Florida Real Estate recognizes that privacy laws vary by jurisdiction, and we are committed to complying with such laws applicable to our clients. This section provides additional information for users from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK), California, and other jurisdictions with specific data protection regulations.

EU/EEA and UK Users
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR, residents of the EU, EEA, and UK have certain rights regarding their personal data, including:

Right to Access: You have the right to access your personal data held by us and to learn how we use it.

Right to Rectification: You have the right to request correction of inaccurate personal data.

Right to Erasure: You may request the deletion of your data, under certain conditions.

Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, including for direct marketing purposes.

Right to Withdraw Consent: Where processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time.
Automated Decision Making and Profiling Rights: You have rights related to automated decision making, including profiling.

California Users
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California residents have specific rights regarding their personal information, including:

Right to Know: You have the right to know and see what data we have collected about you over the past 12 months, including the categories of personal information and the sources from which it was collected.

Right to Delete: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information collected by us.

Right to Opt-Out: You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.

Right to Non-Discrimination: You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of your CCPA rights.

Exercising Your Rights
To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the contact details provided in the “Contact Information” section of this policy. We will respond to your request within the time frame required by applicable law. Please note that we may need to verify your identity before processing your request, and some requests may be subject to certain limitations or exceptions as provided by law.

Additional Jurisdictions
Users from other jurisdictions may also have specific rights under their local laws. We are committed to respecting those rights and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or requests related to your personal data.

Commitment to Global Compliance
Realnet Florida Real Estate is dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of all our clients, regardless of where they are located. We strive to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding data protection and privacy. Our aim is to ensure that you feel confident and informed about your privacy rights and how we handle your data, fostering a relationship built on trust and transparency.

Children's Privacy

Realnet Florida Real Estate is committed to protecting the privacy of children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other applicable laws, our services are not designed for, intended to attract, or directed towards children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent.

Collection of Information from Children
No Knowing Collection: We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13. Our services, including our website and mobile applications, are aimed at a general audience and are not designed to solicit or collect information from children.

Parental Consent and Involvement: In instances where we collect information from children under the age of 13, we will seek parental consent prior to such collection, as required by law. Parents have the right to review the information collected from their children and to request its deletion.


Guidelines for Parents and Guardians

Monitoring and Supervision: We encourage parents and guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through our services or any other website without their permission.

Review and Removal of Children’s Information: Parents who believe that their child has submitted personal information to us and would like to have it deleted may contact us using the contact information provided in the “Contact Information” section of this policy.

Reporting and Compliance

Compliance with Laws: Realnet Florida Real Estate complies with COPPA and other applicable laws and regulations regarding children’s privacy. We are committed to safeguarding all personal information collected and to being transparent about our practices.

Contact for Concerns: If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at our website or wish to report any potential violations of this Children’s Privacy section, please contact us immediately so that we can address your concerns and take appropriate action.

Conclusion
Realnet Florida Real Estate recognizes the importance of safeguarding children’s privacy in the digital world. Our commitment to ensuring a secure and appropriate environment extends to all users, especially young children and their families. We take this responsibility seriously and continuously evaluate and update our practices to ensure compliance with all laws and to uphold the highest standards of privacy protection.

By fostering an environment of safety, privacy, and respect, we aim to empower families to make informed decisions about their children’s participation in the digital community. We believe that with proper education, supervision, and adherence to our privacy practices, we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all our users.

Third-Party Websites and Services

Realnet Florida Real Estate’s website and communications may contain links to third-party websites, applications, and services not operated by us. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party services; instead, it governs only information collected by Realnet directly. We provide links to these external sites for your convenience and information, but we have no control over these third-party platforms’ privacy practices and policies.

Interaction with Third-Party Services
Autonomy of Third-Party Services: When you engage with a third-party service linked from our website, the information you provide is collected by that third-party, not Realnet Florida Real Estate. Your interaction and any information you disclose will be subject to the third-party’s privacy policy.

Due Diligence Recommended: We encourage you to exercise caution and read the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services before providing any personal information. This is to ensure you are informed of how these entities will handle your data.

Social Media and External Platforms

Social Media Widgets: Our services may include social media features, such as the Facebook “like” button and widgets, such as the “share” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it. 

External Marketing and Analytics Providers: We may use third-party marketing and analytics services to gather non-personally identifiable information for improving our services and for marketing purposes. The use of cookies by these third-party service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

Responsibility for Third-Party Content

No Endorsement Implied: The inclusion of any link or mention of third-party platforms or services on Realnet Florida Real Estate’s website or communications does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us. We are not responsible for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

User Discretion Advised: Users are advised to approach any third-party links, services, or functionalities with caution and to engage with them based on their judgment, bearing in mind that our Privacy Policy does not cover these third-party interactions.

Ensuring Your Informed Decision 

Realnet Florida Real Estate aims to empower you with information to make informed decisions about your privacy, including when you choose to interact with third-party sites and services. While we strive to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these third-party sites, remember that your use of such external sites or services is subject to their respective privacy policies and terms of use.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the way in which third-party links are handled within our services or the implications for your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Information” section of this policy. Our goal is to ensure a transparent and secure experience for all our users, both on our platform and as they navigate the broader digital landscape.

Contact Information

At Realnet Florida Real Estate, we are dedicated to maintaining open and transparent communication with our clients regarding their privacy and the information we collect.

 Should you have any questions, concerns, or require further clarification about our Privacy Policy, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights as detailed in this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.   

Our team is committed to addressing your inquiries promptly and effectively, ensuring your peace of mind and trust in our services.

How to Contact Us: 

By Email: For privacy-related inquiries, including requests to access, correct, update, or delete personal information, or to opt-out of certain uses of your information, please send an email to our dedicated privacy team at [email protected]

By Mail: If you prefer to contact us by mail, please send your written inquiries to the following address:

Realnet Florida Real Estate
Attn: Broker/Owner/Compliance Officer
1902 W. Main St
Tampa, Florida, 33607

By Phone: For immediate assistance or to speak directly with a member of our team regarding privacy concerns, please call us at (813)819-8090.

Feedback and Complaints: 
We value your feedback and are here to ensure that your concerns regarding privacy and data protection are addressed. If you believe that Realnet Florida Real Estate has not adhered to this Privacy Policy or if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our privacy practices, please let us know.

For users in certain jurisdictions, you may also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority if you are not satisfied with our response to your inquiries or concerns.

Changes to Contact Information:
Please be aware that our contact information may change as our business evolves. Any changes to our contact details will be updated in this Privacy Policy and posted on our website. We encourage you to review this section periodically to ensure you have the most current contact information.

Commitment to Your Privacy:
At Realnet Florida Real Estate, your trust and confidence are paramount. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal information is handled in a secure and responsible manner, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws. Our dedicated team is here to assist you with any privacy-related matters and to ensure that your experience with Realnet Florida Real Estate is both safe and rewarding. 

Glossary of Terms

To enhance understanding and ensure clarity, Realnet Florida Real Estate provides this glossary of terms related to our Privacy Policy and practices. This section aims to define key terms used within our Privacy Policy to help our clients better understand our commitment to privacy and data protection.

Personal Information 
Personal Information (also known as Personal Data) refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone number, email address, and financial information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information 
Non-Personally Identifiable Information consists of data that, on its own, does not directly identify an individual. Examples include browser types, device types, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website or services.

Cookies 
Cookies are small text files placed on your device by a web server when you access a website. They are used to store information about your interactions with the website, such as preferences and tracking information for analytics purposes.

Data Controller
The Data Controller is the entity that determines the purposes, conditions, and means of the processing of personal information. In the context of this Privacy Policy, Realnet Florida Real Estate acts as the data controller for the information collected from its clients.

Data Processor 
A Data Processor is an entity that processes personal information on behalf of the data controller. Processors are usually third parties that perform services for the data controller, such as payment processing or analytics.

GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.

CCPA 
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants California residents new rights regarding their personal information and imposes various data protection duties on certain entities conducting business in California.

Consent
Consent is a freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of an individual’s wishes by which they, through a statement or a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.

Data Breach
A Data Breach is a security incident in which information is accessed without authorization. It can involve sensitive, protected, or confidential information being copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.

Opt-Out
To Opt-Out means to withdraw consent from receiving future communications from a company. This can typically be done through unsubscribe links provided in emails or contacting the company directly to request removal from marketing lists.

This glossary is provided to help our clients navigate the terms related to privacy and data protection. If you have any questions or require further clarification on any of the terms used in our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Appendices

In the interest of providing comprehensive information and resources related to our Privacy Policy and practices, Realnet Florida Real Estate includes the following appendices. These sections are intended to offer additional details and context to ensure our clients are fully informed about how their personal data is managed, protected, and utilized. 

Appendix A: Detailed Cookie Policy
This appendix outlines the specific types of cookies used on the Realnet Florida Real Estate website, including but not limited to:

Essential Cookies: Necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. 

Performance Cookies: Collect information about how visitors use the website, such as pages visited and traffic sources.

Functionality Cookies: Allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or region) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Advertising Cookies: Used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests.
For each type of cookie, the appendix provides information on purpose, duration, and how users can manage their cookie preferences.

Appendix B: Data Protection Officer (DPO) Contact Information

To ensure effective communication and handling of privacy-related inquiries, this appendix includes the contact details of Realnet Florida Real Estate’s Data Protection Officer (DPO). Clients and users can reach out directly to the DPO for matters concerning data protection and privacy.

Appendix C: Third-Party Data Processors
Realnet Florida Real Estate engages with various third-party data processors to provide specific services and functionalities. This appendix lists these third-party processors, the services they provide, and their compliance status with privacy laws and regulations.

Appendix D: International Transfer Agreements
Given the global nature of our services, personal data may be transferred across international borders. This appendix details the mechanisms and agreements in place, such as Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) or adherence to the Privacy Shield framework, to ensure these transfers comply with data protection laws. 

Appendix E: Rights Under Different Jurisdictions
Recognizing the variance in privacy laws by jurisdiction, this appendix provides a detailed overview of specific rights afforded to individuals under different laws, such as the GDPR for EU residents and the CCPA for California residents. It includes procedures for exercising these rights.

Appendix F: Privacy Impact Assessments
This appendix includes summaries of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) conducted for major projects or new data processing activities undertaken by Realnet Florida Real Estate. PIAs are tools used to identify and mitigate privacy risks at the early stages of any project.

Appendix G: Privacy Training and Awareness Programs
Realnet Florida Real Estate is committed to fostering a culture of privacy and data protection. This appendix outlines the training programs and awareness initiatives undertaken by the company to educate employees about privacy responsibilities and best practices.

Conclusion
These appendices are part of Realnet Florida Real Estate’s ongoing commitment to transparency, compliance, and privacy protection. We strive to keep our clients informed and engaged about the measures we take to protect their personal information. For any further details or inquiries, please refer to the “Contact Information” section of our Privacy Policy or reach out directly to our Data Protection Officer.

Special Information for Users from Certain Jurisdictions

Welcome to Realnet Florida Real Estate, your trusted partner in navigating the vibrant real estate market across Tampa Bay and Central Florida. At Realnet, we understand the significance of your journey towards finding the perfect home or making a valuable investment in real estate. As we embark on this journey with you, we recognize the importance of privacy and the trust you place in us to handle your personal information with care, integrity, and transparency.