This website is owned and operated by Jennifer Whipple, Team Lead for Red Gecko Homes. These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors Real Estate Services and Information. We are licensed in the State of Georgia, and that license is currently held by Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners. I am in independent contractor and solely responsible for the information contained on this website. Certain issues are state-specific and in those cases, the information and opinions given are only relevant in the State of Georgia. By accessing or using the website of our service, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.
In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you must be at least 18 years of age, or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you.
You recognize and agree that by uploading any content (including, but not limited to designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, text and literary works) through any means to the website, you confirm that you own all the relevant rights or received the appropriate license to upload/transfer/send the content. You agree and consent that the uploaded/transferred content may be publicly displayed at the website.
We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations. You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The intent for this website is to offer professional real estate services to anyone in the United States that is interested in purchasing or selling residential property.
Blog Posts & Comments
The opinions expressed are that of the owner of the site and it's contributors. Comments on blog posts are welcome, but they need to follow these guidelines;
Be and act kind
In short, write like your grandfather is watching. If your comment is hurtful, uses inappropriate language, or known to be untrue it can be removed.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. ("KWRI") encourages and supports an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. All residential real estate information on this website is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise " any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial states, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Your state or local jurisdiction may impose additional requirements. We are committed to the letter and spirit of the United States policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity.
REALTOR - CODE OF ETHICS
The Realtor Code of Ethics provides our clients with a higher level of service and commitment. Otherwise, you’re just left with the protection of the law.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Protect and promote the interest of the client. (Does not relieve Realtors of the obligation, to be honest). It just means, it’s my job to put your needs ahead of my own, my brokers, and the other side in the transaction.
When attempting to secure a listing, do not deliberately mislead the owner as to the market value
Do not reveal confidential information
Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation or concealment of pertinent facts about the property
REALTORS® shall not accept any commission, rebate, or profit on expenditures made for their client, without the client’s knowledge and consent.
Realtors include gender identity and sexual orientation as a protected class, Fed just covers race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin,
Realtors do not participate in a transaction without your knowledge. That includes families, LLCs, etc.
There is so much more to this, but these are some interesting hightlights. If your Realtor can’t explain the difference, then they just don’t get it.
Click the button below for a link to the 2020 Code of Ethics has outlined by NAR. Some states/boards may add to those policies, but that is the base Code.
The Keller Williams Real Estate mobile application and other Keller Williams-branded mobile applications made available by us on or through mobile devices (collectively, the “KW Apps”),
Offline interactions you have with us.
Collectively, we refer to the KW Websites, the KW Apps, our emails, and offline interactions as the “Services.”
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. We collect Personal Information including:
Postal and email address
IP address (we may also derive your approximate location from your IP address)
Your real estate buying/selling interests, when you choose to share them with us
Your mobile device’s contacts, photos, and location, when you choose to share them with us
Collection of Personal Information
We and our service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:
Through the Services
—We collect Personal Information through the Services, for example, when you fill out a user profile when using our Services, register an account to access the Services, request a market analysis of your home, or contact us by telephone.
From Other Sources
—We receive your Personal Information from other sources, for example:
○publicly available databases;
○joint marketing partners, when they share the information with us.
Use of Personal Information
We and our service providers use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes including:
Providing the functionality of the Services and fulfilling your requests.
—To provide the Services’ functionality to you, such as arranging access to your registered account and providing you with related user support services.
—To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, when you contact us via one of our online contact forms or otherwise, for example, when you send us questions or comments, or when you request other information about our Services.
—To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
—To allow you to send messages to another person through the Services if you choose to do so.
We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.
Providing you with marketing materials and facilitating social sharing
—To send you marketing related emails with information about our services, new products, and other news about our company.
—To facilitate social sharing functionality that you choose to use.
—We will engage in this activity with your consent or where we have a legitimate interest.
Analysis of Personal Information for business reporting and providing personalized services.
—To analyze or predict our users’ preferences in order to prepare aggregated trend reports, so we can improve our Services.
—To better understand your interests and preferences, so that we can personalize our interactions with you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your interests.
—To better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via our Services that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.
We will provide personalized services based on our legitimate interests, and with your consent to the extent required by applicable law.
Allowing you to participate in sweepstakes, contests or other promotions.
—We may offer you the opportunity to participate in a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion.
—Some of these promotions have additional rules containing information about how we will use and disclose your Personal Information. Please read those additional rules before choosing to participate.
We use this information to manage our contractual relationship with you.
Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
—We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose, as it no longer identifies you or any other individual.
Accomplishing our business purposes.
—For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Services;
—For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and to address legal, regulatory or contractual requirements;
—For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;
—For developing new products and services;
—For enhancing, improving, or modifying our current products and services;
—For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to users;
—For determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; and
—For operating and expanding our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests.
We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or based on our legitimate interests.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We disclose Personal Information:
To our third party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us.
—These can include providers of services such as data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, user support service, email delivery, auditing, and other services.
To our Keller Williams agents, brokers, and market centers where you have requested such sharing or inquired about a property.
To third party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions.
To our third-party business partners.
—We may share your Personal Information with selected third-party business partners for our partners’ own business purposes, including to enable them to send information about products and services that may be of interest to you, consistent with your choices. Please refer to “Choices and Access” below, for information about the choices we offer concerning such sharing.
By using the Services, you may elect to disclose Personal Information.
—On message boards, chat, blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and content. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to other users and the general public.
Other Uses and Disclosures
We also use and disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, in particular when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:
To comply with applicable law and regulations.
—This may include laws outside your country of residence.
To cooperate with public and government authorities.
—To respond to a request or to provide information we believe is important.
—These can include authorities outside your country of residence.
To cooperate with law enforcement.
—For example, when we respond to law enforcement requests and orders or provide information we believe is necessary or appropriate.
For other legal reasons.
—To enforce our terms and conditions; and
—To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.
In connection with a sale or business transaction.
—We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual. The Services collect Other Information such as:
Browser and device information
App usage data
Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
Demographic information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity
Information that has been aggregated in a manner such that it no longer reveals your specific identity
Collection of Other Information
We and our service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:
Through your browser or device
—Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the Services (such as the App) you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly.
Through your use of KW Apps
When you download and use KW Apps, we and our service providers may track and collect App usage data, such as the date and time the App on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the App based on your device number.
Using pixel tags and other similar technologies
Pixel tags. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
—We may collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower or WiFi signals. We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content. We may also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our marketing partners to enable them to provide you with more personalized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such uses and/or sharing of your device’s location, but if you do, we and/or our marketing partners may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content.
Uses and Disclosures of Other Information
We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Policy. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the“Contacting Us” section below.
Choices and Access
Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information
We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from:
Receiving marketing-related emails from us: If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt out
Our sharing of your Personal Information with our affiliates for their direct marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we discontinue sharing your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with our affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt out.
Our sharing of your Personal Information with our third-party business partners for their direct marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we discontinue sharing your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with our business partners for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt out.
TO OPT OUT- Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with the above. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.
How you can access, change or delete your Personal Information
If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Information, object to the processing of Personal Information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may update your information by emailing us at DSAR-KW@kw.com. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. If you are a California resident, please refer to the “California Consumer Privacy Notice” at the end of this Policy for more information about the requests you may make under California law.
In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase).
If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a registered user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
We retain Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.
The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:
The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Services);
Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or
Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).
Third Party Services
In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM or any other app developer, app provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Services.
Use of Services by Minors
The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of sixteen (16), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under 16.
Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Services you understand that your information will be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE EEA: Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacy-protection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as certification to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, to protect your Personal Information (please see our EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Statement at the end of this policy). You may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.
Unless we request it, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.
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Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails to us.
Additional Information Regarding the EEA
You may lodge a complaint with an EU/EEA data protection authority for your country or region or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs. A list of data protection authorities is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Statement
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and KW Worldwide, Ltd. commit to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact email@example.com.
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and KW Worldwide, Ltd. have further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information or to file a complaint. The services of BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD are provided at no cost to you.
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and KW Worldwide, Ltd. are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of The Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It is possible, under certain conditions, for individuals to invoke binding arbitration.