Privacy Policy

BY VISITING THE WEB SITE, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING AND ACCEPTING THIS PRIVACY POLICY. BY PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US ON THIS WEB SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF THAT INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY. Effective February 2010 D.P.P.M. Inc., d.b.a. “Zephyr Real Estate” (“Zephyr Real Estate,” “us,” or "we") has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and so that you, as a visitor to zephyrsf.com ("Web Site"), will be aware of the uses of information generated as a result of using our Web Site. Changes to this Privacy Policy We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. In the event we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the Policy's Effective Date and indicating the previous effective date. Your continued use of our Web Site after changes have been posted to the Privacy Policy will constitute your agreement to any changes we make. This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 19, 2010. Information We Collect Automatically If you merely browse through the Zephyr Real Estate website or download information, our servers will automatically collect certain information from you. This information includes the: (a) name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (b) browser software you use and your operating system; and (c) Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to this Web Site. We will use information that we automatically collect to manage and improve our Web Site to make it as useful as possible for visitors like you. Use of Cookies What is a cookie? A cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer's hard drive when you visit a web site. A cookie may save the registration information, passwords, or preferences that you create when using a web site so you don't have to re-enter this information. We use cookies on this Web Site for facilitating your logon to the “MyZephyr” part of zephyrsf.com and for tracking browsing history. Information You Choose to Provide to Us Zephyr Real Estate gathers and retains personal information about you only when voluntarily submitted by you. For example, you may provide us your name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, information about whether you plan on buying and/or selling property, home search criteria and/or other information related to the sale and/or purchase of property when you complete a registration screen, respond to a questionnaire, submit a form, input search criteria or submit an e-mail to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used to provide you with personalized content, to contact you regarding the sale/purchase of property, to alert you to new Web Site tools and services and/or to otherwise fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested and/or collected. Zephyr Real Estate retains the right to store and access your personal information, user preferences, tracked properties, saved searches, password, and account information. Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties Zephyr Real Estate may disclose personal information you provide to us under the following circumstances: (a) as required by law, (b) to our independent contractors who host and maintain our Web Site and e-mail services; (c) to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us; and (d) to third party associates who have products or services we believe may be of interest to you. Forums Zephyrsf.com hosts a school forum so that Users may upload data and images and/or communicate with others ("Forum"). Zephyr Real Estate, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to review, control or edit any text, data, images, files, or other materials that may be uploaded, posted or submitted to the Forum ("Submission(s)") as well as the right to refuse to post any such Submission. All Submissions are subject to the Terms of Use. Any information you disclose will be accessible to the public; you should exercise caution prior to disclosing any personal information. Personal Information as an Asset of Zephyr Real Estate The personal information you provide to us is an asset of Zephyr Real Estate. Opting Out of Receiving Promotional Materials Unless you notify us by email or postal mail that you do not want to receive promotional materials, we may call you or send you information by e-mail or postal mail using information you submit to us on the pages of our Web Site. From time to time, we may send newsletters to you, notify you of special promotions, new products or services, or other information that may be of interest to you. You may also receive notifications of special promotions, new products or services from our third party associates. If you do not want to receive promotional information from us or our third party associates, please feel free to e-mail us at webmaster@zephyrsf.com or write us at 525 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, attn: zephyrsf.com Web Director. Upon receipt of your request, we will take reasonable steps to deactivate your name from our marketing lists. Security We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. You should be aware, however, that no transmission over the Internet, and no electronic data storage method, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of the personal information you provide to us either during its transmission or its storage on the Zephyr Real Estate systems. Links to Other Websites In many areas of our Web Site, we have included links to other Internet sites which we feel add to or improve the quality of our Web Site. While we hope you find these links helpful, Zephyr Real Estate does not endorse and is not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of websites operated by any linked site. If you decide to access a third party’s website that may be linked to this Web Site, you should consult that website’s privacy policy. Children It is not our intention to collect personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you may use this Web Site only with the involvement of an adult. Contact If you have questions about how we use the personal information you may provide us on this Web Site or about this Privacy Policy, or would like to change or delete such information, please contact us using the information listed on our “Contact Us” page. For technical questions about the operation of this Web Site, please contact us at webmaster@zephyrsf.com.