TheAreaRealtyGroup.com Website Privacy Policy Effective Date: February 26, 2016

Our Commitment to You: At TheAreaRealtyGroup.com we are fully committed to making your experience satisfying and safe. Protecting the privacy and security of any information that you provide to us as a user of our website. We want you to know that we truly respect your privacy, so you can enjoy using our services which allows us to better serve your needs. Our Privacy Policy discloses our approach to privacy and how your personal information is collected and used. Your use of our website constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to the practices it describes. This Privacy Policy applies only to the TheAreaRealtyGroup.com website.

What Information We Collect: Generally speaking, our website is informational. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you voluntarily provide it, such as when you provide information about yourself and your property such as your name, email address, street address, contact phone number and other personal information, filling out a form to request a buyer or seller consultation, subscribe to our listing alerts, subscribe to our e-newsletter, request a market analysis, additional information or relocation packet so that our real estate professionals can assist you or to view properties on TheAreaRealtyGroup.com. Information collected online is typically defined as either Anonymous or Personal Identifiable.

Anonymous (or Technical) Information means information that we can’t identify with a specific individual. As is the case when you visit most websites. For instance, we know that thousands of people have visited this privacy policy page, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their e-mail addresses. Also, some of our pages collect technical information about your session (such as browser type, ISP, server name, IP address, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, number of clicks, domain name and country/state). This information may be used to analyze trends, administer our website and track usage of our website. What we collect from interactions such as this constitutes “anonymous information.” Visiting the TheAreaRealtyGroup.com website will also cause a TheAreaRealtyGroup.com cookie to be issued. This cookie allows TheAreaRealtyGroup.com to gather such anonymous or technical information. When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer using the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the “address” where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address.” This address does not contain any personally identifiable information.

Personally Identifiable Information means information that tells us something specific about an individual, such as their name, email address or phone number. We need this type of information to provide the personalized services that you have requested, specifically, we need this type of information to allow one of our professional home buyers or real estate agents to contact you. We hope that, like many of our customers, you will find it beneficial to provide Personally Identifiable Information to TheAreaRealtyGroup.com so that we may provide our valuable services to you. Again, this type of information will be shared ONLY with real estate and related professionals who can assist you in a real estate transaction.

How We Use Your Information: When we ask you for Personally Identifiable Information, it will be used within TheAreaRealtyGroup.com’s system to deliver our services. We tell you, or it will be clear, why we need any personally identifying information from you either to fulfill a request from you or to provide information or services to you, such as when you send us an email, fill out a form to request a buyer or seller consultation, subscribe to our listing alerts, subscribe to our e-newsletter, request a market analysis, additional information or relocation packet or to view properties on TheAreaRealtyGroup.com. Aside from our own use of your personal information we do share your personal information with our partners when we cross-promote events. At times, TheAreaRealtyGroup.com may enter into co-branding arrangements with other companies, and if so, an opt-in or opt-out question may be provided to allow email contact from these companies as well. Their opt-in/out features are specific to each organization, but you should not receive email from these organizations unless you have indicated that it is acceptable. Before consenting to receive email from third parties, you should read their privacy policy and terms of use, if applicable, to make sure you are comfortable dealing with that company. TheAreaRealtyGroup.com cannot make representations or commitments on behalf of other companies. All email from TheAreaRealtyGroup.com affiliates who gain your permission to send you commercial email will include an opportunity to opt out of future communications. If you supply us with your email address on-line you may receive periodic emails from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. The Area Realty Group may disclose Personally Identifiable Information if we believe we are required to do so by law, regulation, subpoena, court order or other governmental authority.

The Area Realty Group offers you the ability to control the email and other communications we make to you. It is our intention to give you as much control over our relationship as possible. When you submit an application for our services, you consent to receive communications by email, phone, text message, fax, chat, and voice blast about that service from TheAreaRealtyGroup.com and its affiliates. However, The Area Realty Group gives you the opportunity to unsubscribe from such communications from us and our affiliates. Clear directions for doing so will appear in the email messages we send to you. If you do not wish to receive such email please opt out where this option is available, or let us know by emailing us at info@TheAreaRealtyGroup.com, or writing to us at the address below. Please provide us with your exact name and email address and we will be sure your name is removed from our list. If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings please let us know by emailing us at the above address, or writing to us at the address below. Please provide us with your exact name and address and we will be sure your name is removed from our list. If you supply us with a telephone number on-line you may receive telephone contact from us regarding our products and services. If you do not wish to be contacted by telephone please let us know by emailing us at the above address, or writing to us at the address below. Please provide us with your name and phone number and we will be sure your name is removed from our list. We may have to disclose, transfer, sell or assign your information obtained through this website, or otherwise in our possession, to a third party as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of TheAreaRealtyGroup.com. We may also have to make information obtained through this website, or otherwise in our possession, available to law enforcement personnel and agencies when requested to do so or as required by law. At any time you may let us know whether or not you want to continue to receive information from us. If you do not wish to receive information from us, you can specify your preference by emailing us at info@TheAreaRealtyGroup.com.

Correction of Information: If you wish to correct or delete any information you have provided to us, you may access your account online or contact us at 949-257-2527.

Childrens Information: The Area Realty Group does not knowingly collect information from children and does not target or direct its websites to children. TheAreaRealtyGroup.com is not intended for use by those people under the age of 18. TheAreaRealtyGroup.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from those people under 18 years of age.

How We Protect Your Information; We also want you, our visitors, to know that we take the security of your information very seriously. We use industry accepted tools and procedures that protect the files in our data system. You need to know, however, that due to the open communicative nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that communication between you and us, and between us and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties nor can we be responsible for information stolen from our servers or computer systems by information harvesting software which may have the ability to scrape data. Third Party Applications This Site may employ the use of third party applications such as Google maps, embedded video players, property search and listing pages, and live chat pages. These third party applications may collect information about your interaction with these applications. Your use of these third party applications is subject to their respective Terms of Use and other policies. Our property search and property listing pages are powered by third party software and/or applications. Personally identifiable information that is entered into this software and/or applications, such as to save searches; fill in forms for inquiring about a listing, requesting a showing, or emailing a listing to a friend may be accessed by both TheAreaRealtyGroup.com and the third party software and/or application company and/or vendor.

Policy Changes: TheAreaRealtyGroup.com reserves the right to send a one-time registration confirmation email to its customers to inform them of service changes or issues with the Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions of Use. If we alter our privacy policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our Site so that you are informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it, and the circumstances under which we may disclose it. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of our current privacy policy.

Links to Other Sites: We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which this site links. We do not take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products, privacy policies or other material made available through any other site nor do we endorse other sites. Please direct your concerns to that other site’s webmaster or appropriate contact. Cookie Technology Cookie technology may be employed on our website. Cookies help us keep track of the pages that you visit while on our website. In case you did not know, “cookies” are small text files sent by Web servers to be stored on the computers of website users. These files often contain personalization settings or unique identifiers to keep track of your information and to help us understand the movements of users within and between websites. You Can Change Your Information You can update or correct your contact information by emailing us at: info@TheAreaRealtyGroup.com. Privacy Statement Changes We reserve the right to change or amend our Privacy Policy to address new issues of privacy and information security and to reflect changes to our website or business practices. Any new changes and/or amendments will be posted on this page. Each version of this policy may be identified by its effective date which is located at the top of the page. Questions about Our Privacy and Information Security Practices? Your visit to this site is subject to both this notice and our Terms of Use notice, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the law of the State of California. If you have any questions about our privacy practices or procedures, please feel free to contact us at: info@TheAreaRealtyGroup.com or 33172 Ocean Hill Drive, Front Suite, Dana Point, CA 92629. We will promptly address your inquiry.

Google Analaytics Opt-Out Add On Browser: To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here. Get the Google Analytics Add-On Browser here