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Privacy Policy


Last Updated February 3, 2020


Your privacy is important to us, and we take it seriously. We provide this Privacy Policy to explain how Southern Shores Realty (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collect, use, and disclose your information. This Privacy Policy applies to www.southernshores.com and any other websites (our “Websites”), that relate to operations of Southern Shores Realty (our “Services”).

What Information Do We Collect?

Information You Provide To Us

We collect information you provide directly to us, such as when you fill out a form, send us an email, or request information. The types of information we collect may include your name, contact information (email address and phone number), payment card information, and information about your visit to the Outer Banks, such as the dates of your stay and the presence of children in the household.

Information We Collect Automatically

You can browse our Websites without telling us who you are or revealing your personally identifying information. Like most websites, however, we collect usage information automatically from all visitors to our Websites. Usage information may include your IP address or other unique device identifier, web browser and operating system; the date and time of your visit; the pages from which you navigate to and from our Websites or the search terms that lead you to our Websites; and the pages on our Websites you visit and how long you spend on each one.

Information Collected by Third Parties

As you navigate our Websites, please be aware that third parties may be able to gather information from and about you. For example, companies offering services or products through links to our site may use "cookies" to collect and use information about you and may collect information that you submit. In these cases, those third parties will use such information in accordance with their own privacy policies, which may differ from our policy.

How do we use your personal information?

We will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. However, we may use information that you provide to us or that we collect automatically for various purposes, including:

  • To administer, operate, and improve our Websites and Services;
  • To respond to an email, inquiry, or request sent by you;
  • To process a transaction, such as a vacation rental or other reservation;
  • To remarket to you in the future using third party sites, Google.com, and an email marketing platform to provide ads and emails based upon your past visits to our Websites. Communicate with you, and to provide you with information you request or that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of this remarketing option and use of your cookies by visiting Ad Preference Manager on Google or choosing to “Unsubscribe” in an email.
  • To prevent fraud and to ensure the safety and security of our Websites;
  • To comply with applicable legal obligations, such as responding to a subpoena or a court order, or to protect our rights.

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information about our users for a variety of purposes, including marketing and promotions. However, in these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Children’s Information

Our Websites are not directed to children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 16, either directly or via any other website or online service. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Cookies

We use “cookies” and similar technologies (such as web beacons and pixels) on our websites. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer when you access our websites. We use cookies to improve your access to our websites (for example, by storing your username so you can log in more easily), and to allow you to share website content with social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of visitors to our Websites, so that we can provide more customized content. Cookies can also be used to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information. Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, inhibit or preclude your use of the Site or its features. You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Links to Other Websites

Our Websites may contain links to other websites that we do not operate or control. For example, to help generate interest in our Websites and Services, our Websites may offer you the opportunity to share information via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any such third-party website.

“Do Not Track” Signals

“Do Not Track” is a setting available in most web browsers setting that asks a web application disable its tracking of an individual user. There is currently no consensus yet on how companies should respond to Do Not Track signals. At this time, we do not respond to Do Not Track signals. You can learn more about Do Not Track by visiting https://allaboutdnt.com.

Changes to this Policy

We may occasionally update this Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the beginning of the Policy. By continuing to use our Websites after such updates, you are agreeing to the terms of the then-current Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our data collection practices, please contact us as follows:
[Name]
[mailing address]
[City, State ZIP]
[email address]