Last Updated – December 22, 2020

INTRODUCTION

Acres Real Estate Inc. together with its subsidiaries (collectively, “Acres”, “we”, “us” or “our”), recognize the importance of protecting your privacy. We are committed to clearly explaining to you what we do with your personal information. On this webpage you’ll find information about the types of personal information we gather, how we use it, and whether we provide some of that information to anyone else.

When we say “personal information” what we mean is any information about an identifiable individual not including aggregated information that cannot be associated with a specific individual.

It’s also important to note that Acres Real Estate Inc. interacts with people falling into several different categories. This includes:

  1. Individuals browsing one of our other websites like our corporate website, AcresRealEstate.com.
  2. Buyers and sellers, who may have provided listing information to their REALTOR® and now see that their property is advertised on REALTOR.ca, MLS® System, our website or any other marketing channel.
  3. Real estate associations such as OREA, TREB, CREA and others.
  4. Real estate professionals in foreign jurisdictions who have contracted with Acres Real Estate Inc. in order to get access to a suite of affiliate services.

Please read the following sections below in regards to Acres Real Estate Inc. privacy policy specifics:

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

Communications With You – Offerings and Services In Which You Expressed Interest:

When you visit or transact business on this Site, you may be required to register with us or be requested to provide us with personal and account information. When you provide us with this information, we may use it to contact you about the offerings or services in which you have expressed an interest. Acres has a legitimate business interest to use the personal information we collect from you to provide such requested services. Where we have relied on your consent, however, if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information as a basis for further contact with you please email us at info@acresrealestate.com, we will respect your wishes.

Communications With You – Newsletters and Marketing Purposes:

In order to keep our users and clients informed about our latest news, products and services, we may send e-mails and marketing communications to the email address provided to us while registering on our Site or requesting information from us. Acres complies with applicable laws when using your personal information for this purpose, and where applicable relies on your consent. Please be aware that we do sometimes partner with third parties to send marketing communications that promote a third party’s products and services (for example, those of our business partners) as well as our own. If you elected to opt–in to any of our email lists, newsletters or other promotional offerings and later decide that you no longer wish to receive such newsletters or promotional e-mail from us, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions contained in each email we send to you or email us at info@aresrealestate.com.

Professional Interactions With You – Customer Relationship Management:

We may use your client relationship data (collected via a business card with an Acres employee or when you communicate with an Acres employee via phone or email, for example) to provide you with services you request and manage our relationship with you. We may also use certain de-identified and aggregated data about our clients for our internal data analytics purposes. Acres has a legitimate business interest to use the personal information we collect from you to provide such requested services and in order to be able to service our clients better. With your consent, we may send you information or services or a promotional nature that we consider may be relevant to you.

Other Uses:

We may also use the personal information we obtain about you for the following purposes:

  • Operating, evaluating and improving our business (including developing new products and services; managing our communications; determining the effectiveness of and optimizing our advertising; analyzing our products, services, websites, mobile applications and any other digital assets; facilitating the functionality of our websites, and mobile applications and any other digital assets)
  • Preparing and furnishing aggregated data reports, which may include anonymized information
  • Enforcing our Terms and Conditions or other legal rights

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection. If you object to us using information in other ways you can email info@acresrealestate.com

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get our consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at info@acresrealestate.com.

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

Third-Party Content:

 

We may present or embed content on our Site, such as property listings, that is provided by our third-party vendors. This content may contain links to other sites not operated by Acres Real Estate Inc. or may request personal information. For example, this content may ask for an email address to subscribe to alerts or share a listing with a friend. This information is collected by our vendors and not by us. In some cases, these vendors may share the personal information they collect from you with us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of our vendors. We encourage you to review their privacy policies to understand how they will use and share the personal information you provide to them.

Third Party Usage:

 

You may also separately share your information with other Web sites or entities, such as those that create professional marketing lists, to receive special offers and promotions from their affiliates. These Web sites or entities may share your information with us. Acres Real Estate Inc. is not responsible for and assumes no liability if a partner or other Web site or entity collects, uses or shares, any information about you in violation of its own privacy policy, or applicable law.

Marketing Data:

Where applicable law allows, we will purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. We may also associate this marketing data to the personally identifiable information that you provide to us.

Third Parties for Retargeting Advertising:

We will, in some cases, share information about how you use our Site with third-party vendors to present you with more relevant advertising. For example, our vendors may track your browsing activity on our Site using cookies to show you ads based on your interests when you browse the Web or use social media. Our vendors will, in some cases, also share information about your browsing activity on our Site with us for analytics purposes. Acres Real Estate Inc. relies on your consent for such processing of your personal information. More information on these cookies, including how to provide or revoke your consent, may be found in our Cookie Policy below.

Service Providers:

We may share your personal information with companies acting as our authorized agents in providing our services, including the following categories of service provider:

  • infrastructure and IT service providers, including cloud service providers
  • marketing, advertising and communications agencies
  • external auditors and advisors
  • cookie analytics providers
  • online advertisers
  • providers of website testing / analytics services

Each service provider must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of your information in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Because we operate globally, we may transfer your information to countries or jurisdictions that do not provide the same level of data protection as the country in which you are based. If we make such a transfer, we will, or our vendors will, as applicable, provide for the proper safeguards required by applicable law to ensure that your information is protected.

Where we share your personal information for our legitimate interests you can object to this disclosure. Please be aware that when you object to disclosure of your personal information for Acres Real Estate Inc. legitimate interests it may affect the services we provide to you.

Links:

When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Cookies:

A “cookie” is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows Acres Real Estate Inc. to recognize you each time you visit this site (www.AcresRealEstate.com). We use analytics services like Google Analytics, Jetpack Stats etc. For their terms and services please visit their respective websites. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers.

You may restrict, block or delete the cookies from this Site at any time by changing the configuration of your browser. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/. In addition, while each browser has different settings and configurations, cookies settings can typically be adjusted in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu. Your browser’s “Help” menu may provide additional information.

SECTION 5 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 6 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We are a rapidly evolving, global business. We will continue to assess this Policy against new technologies and services, business practices as well as our clients’ needs, and make changes to this Policy from time to time as required.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of this privacy policy, please direct them to:

Acres Real Estate Inc.

1-1332 Khalsa Dr. Suite 1 Mississauga, Ontario L5S 0A2 Canada
Phone: (905) 565-1300
Fax: (905) 565-5708
Email: info@acresrealestate.com