Information collection and use gtar.org is accessible to everyone, but only Greater Tampa Association of REALTOR® (GTAR) members may access certain tools and information. To view that info, GTAR members must login if they wish to visit a page behind the firewall (a tech term for a data wall that you need a password to get around). We compare your login info to our membership records and the personal profiles.
But here's the part that really, really matters: Your privacy is very important to us and we won't sell, share or rent this information to others, except in the ways outlined below. GTAR collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site in order to verify valid users and is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
You must be a member of GTAR to access all areas of this Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit sensitive information through the Web site, your information is protected both online and off- line. When a registration/order form asks you for information such as credit card number, the info is encrypted (meaning it’s turned into a mess of useless data) before it leaves your computer. Once it arrives here, we have the code that can sort out the data, and we're the only ones with the code, which changes constantly. We use the encryption software SSL.
If you have questions about security, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies are really good when your Mom makes them and they're fresh out of the oven and served with a glass of milk. But that's not important here.
A cookie in the Internet world is a piece of data stored on your hard drive that has some connection to a Web site you visited. It generally contains info about you that makes it easier to visit that site. It could, for example, store your login information, which would save you time if you try to link to a password-protected section of gtar.org since it already recognizes you as an GTAR member. Cookies are pretty standard in the Internet industry, and a huge number of Web sites use them. Cookies also allow us to track visits to different areas of the site, which gives us a pretty nifty tool for figuring out which areas we should improve and expand, and which areas we should quietly allow to pass into history.
If you don't like being recognized, however, you can reject the cookie and remain absolutely anonymous. (Not to your family or friends, just us.) That may limit your use of a handful of areas on gtar.org, though. In addition, third-party vendors produce some Web site services offered by gtar.org. In those cases, the independent vendors may also place cookies on your hard drive. GTAR has no control over these cookies.
We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties, other than with our subsidiaries. We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, but that info isn't linked to personal information that can identify you. We could tell another company, for example, that 85 percent of gtar.org Web site visitors took our property insurance survey and here are the results, but we can't say that you clicked on the property insurance survey. (Even if you did.)
We partner with other service providers to provide specific services. When you sign up for these GTAR-sponsored services, we will share your name or other contact information, as necessary, to the third party that provides these services. Third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
If you wish to subscribe to our association newsletters, we ask for contact information, such as name and e-mail address. We couldn’t deliver these products to you otherwise, right?
Sometimes our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and you may choose whether or not to disclose this information simply by not taking the survey. (Sometimes things are simple.) A survey could ask for information such as a name and address, as well as demographic information, such as your zip code or age.
GTAR REALTOR® members have the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our service providers, for example, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the e-mail, opting out through your Personal Profile page or sending an e-mail to Customer Support (email@example.com).
Site and service updates Other types of e-mail correspondence don't have opt-out capabilities if you're an GTAR member, such as the occasional notice of a major breaking news event to Florida licensees, e-mails sent to members of an GTAR committee, and other Web site and service announcements.
Correction/updating personal information E-mail addresses, phone numbers and other personal information may be changed or updated by members in the "Personal Profile" section located in the membership area of the Web site.