January 1, 2017

Sequoia Real Estate, Inc. is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us through your use of this website. It is important for you to know how we treat your information, should you provide it to us. Please read the following privacy policy before engaging with our website.

This policy applies to the Sequoia Real Estate website and any and all affiliate sites operated by Sequoia Real Estate from within the United States and accessed from within the United States. Residents from outside of the United States that decide to access and/or provide personal information to a Sequoia Real Estate website will be subject to the collection, use and disclosure laws of the United States, which may differ from those of other countries. Please note that our affiliates may have their own privacy policies that differ from Sequoia Real Estate’s and information practices of those affiliates are to be governed by their own privacy policies. Sequoia Real Estate’s website contains many links to external and third party websites. Sequoia Real Estate is not responsible for the privacy policies of these external sites, nor are we responsible for the use of any information they collect from you. If you venture to an external link through our website/s, we encourage you to read the respective privacy statement of the external site/s you intend to browse.

By using our site, you accept and agree to, without exception or limitation, this privacy policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please leave the Sequoia Real Estate website.

Collection and use of your personal information
Personal information, such as your name, email, address, phone number, etc. is not required to use our website. You are free to access and browse the majority of our website completely anonymously. 

We only collect personal information when you decide to voluntarily provide it to us within the certain areas of the website that require such information in order for you to send us a request, such as a request for a quote or service, a request to join our newsletter list, to enter a contest or promotion, to register for online or offline events, or to simply contact us with an inquiry. Providing us with your personal information is entirely voluntary. However, if you are requesting a service or response through our website but do not want to provide personal information, the related service or reply may not be available to you. You are always welcome to call us directly if you are not comfortable with providing your information through the website. You may receive promotional offers or marketing materials from Sequoia Real Estate if you provide to us your personal information. You may elect to opt out of these offers and/or materials at any time by using the “unsubscribe” action at the bottom of these materials.

Certain areas of our website may require a personal user ID and password to gain secure entry. If you are one of our visitors that requires or requests access to these related areas of the site, you will be required to register and provide your personal information in order to obtain a personal ID and secure password. For security purposes, we cannot provide access to private areas of the site without your voluntary registration.

Sharing of your personal information
We do not sell your personal information to third parties for marketing or solicitation except in the unique scenario that you have given us explicit permission to do so. We may share your personal information with authorized third-party affiliates, contractors, or distributors in order to provide a requested service or transaction. 

Sequoia Real Estate reserves the right to transfer or sell your personal information to another entity in the event that Sequoia Real Estate, Inc. is acquired by, or merged into, that entity, or in the event of a transfer or sale of the company or business to a new owner.

Your personal information may also be shared to comply with legal requirements, security or law enforcement investigations, or as needed to protect and defend our rights, property, or assets.

Collection and use of non-personal information
We collect non-personal information when you visit our websites. This information is important to us because we use it to better customize and improve your online experience with Sequoia Real Estate. We use this information to measure and learn more about how our customers interact with our website so that we can make any necessary updates, changes, or fixes to better the site’s usability and performance so that we may improve user experience. We may also use this information to provide you content that is relevant to your searches or experience, or to provide you promotional offers.

Sharing of non-personal information
We may share your non-personal information with third parties or platforms for the purpose of helping us improve our website, content, services, or online user experience.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a tiny data file that the website writes to your computer when you visit it. Cookies allow us to provide content, offers, and advertisements that are uniquely relevant to our users. They also are used to store shopping cart information if and when you transact with us online. When we follow up with you by email, phone, or text, it is often based on the information that you voluntarily provided to us through our site or by the information stored by these cookies.

Today’s web browsers feature an option in the browser settings that allow you to choose which cookies can be placed on your computer, or allow you to delete or disable cookies altogether. Please note that while you’re absolutely welcome to do so, blocking, disabling, or deleting cookies written to your computer by the Sequoia Real Estate site may degrade your experience with our website and may result in the loss of any information you may have stored on the site, such as autofill information on our contact forms.

Security
Sequoia Real Estate uses industry standard practices to help prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, or use of your personal information. At the time of this most recent update to our privacy policy, we do not sell directly through our website and will never ask for or require financial information, credit card information, social security numbers, or similar sensitive personal data through the site.

We strongly recommend, as is true for any online page or site that you may visit, that you take every precaution when providing your personal information through the Internet. We take your personal security very seriously and while we aim to protect you and your information to the best of our abilities, we cannot fully ensure the security of all of the information you transmit online.

Children
We take the privacy of children extremely seriously. In no way does Sequoia Real Estate knowingly collect any personal identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

Email
If you have provided your email address to us through the Sequoia Real Estate website or through other means, you may receive information, content, notifications, updates, newsletters, marketing emails, offers, promotions, or similar communications from Sequoia Real Estate via email. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you are free and welcome to opt out through the “unsubscribe” instructions that are provided at the bottom of these communications.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us here.

Updating this privacy statement
Sequoia Real Estate reserves the right to update this privacy policy frequently and without notice. At the top of this page, we provide the date at which this policy was last updated, and we recommend that you check this page regularly to remain aware of any changes or updates to the policy. By using our website, you signify your agreement with our privacy policy.