Who we are

The Phillips Group of Companies, LLC operates the website at www.thephillipsgroupofcompanies.com. We respect the privacy of each user of the website whether you are just beginning your real estate search or have previously visited our website.

This Privacy Statement gives you specific information about how we protect your privacy, how we treat information we may collect on the website provided to us through your use of this website, mobile application, or other technology solution that identifies an individual user and how we use aggregated information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect Personal Information from you only when you voluntarily submit it in order to obtain certain services or information, including registrations for special communications, such as saving a search for you and, but only if you request it, sending you new listings that fit the profile of your saved search; requests to find a property, to list your property, and to find a sales associate; requests to contact us; requests to receive periodic industry updates; requests to email a listing to a friend.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you contact us, we collect Personal Information, depending on the nature of your inquiry. If you are looking for a property or a real estate agent, it is referred to a real estate agent; if your inquiry requires a response from us, it is referred to the appropriate department for a response. The information we collect is not used in any other way.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics and other such tracking mechanisms to collect information about the use of the Site.  More information on Google Analytics – including how you can control the information sent to Google – can be found here:  www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Who we share your data with

We reserve the right to share your Personal Information with our affiliated companies as permitted by law, in order to fulfill our commitment of providing you with full service real estate brokerage services. We do share your Personal Information under the following circumstances:

The Site contains links to third-party websites. If you hold your mouse over a link, it will indicate whether clicking the link will send you off our website. When you click on those links, you will go to a third-party website where you will be subject to that website’s privacy statement and we encourage you to read that policy statement. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites and we expressly disclaim any liability for their actions, including actions relating to the use and disclosure of Personal Information by those third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States

The Site is hosted by servers in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Personal Information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Your contact information

We use the Personal Information and the Non-Personal Information we collect on the website to provide you with the services that you ask to receive through the website, including saving searches and, if you request it, sending you updates about those searches; to receive, if you choose, to receive periodic industry updates; to answer your questions and/or to refer you to real estate agents about finding or listing a property.

How we protect your data

Our hosting services maintains its systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to reasonably secure the information of its customers. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, therefore you use the website at your own risk.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Use of this site constitutes consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and subject to legal action to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

By using the website, you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement.We reserve the right to modify this Statement at any time by posting a notice on the website’s home page. Your use of the website after the date of the last modification listed at the beginning of this Privacy Statement indicates to us that you agree to the changes.