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Privacy Policy

The VAR privacy policy applies to all content created by or belonging to the VAR.

This Policy does not apply to any other site accessed by a link located on the Sites.

1. Definitions. "Content" shall mean all materials published on the Sites, including but not limited to text, images, video, graphics and multimedia files “Financial information” shall mean a User’s social security number, credit card number or expiration date, or the number of any account held by User in any financial institution. “General information” is all information related to Users other than “financial information”, whether provided by the User on the Sites or otherwise obtained by the VAR. "Sites" shall mean VAREALTOR.COM; VIRGINIAREALTORSCHOOSE.COM; VARBUZZ.COM; and other VAR social media forums. "User" shall mean any person or entity that accesses or uses the Sites in any manner. "VAR" shall mean the Virginia Association of REALTORS®, Inc., its employees, officers, directors, and all other persons or entities affiliated with VAR responsible for creating, maintaining, and publishing the Sites.

2. We use information about our Users, members and non-members, for administrative, operational and financial purposes. Databases are maintained to store information regarding: 1) membership records; 2) course registration, attendance and completion; 3) product purchases, and other financial and general information.

3. VAR will not release a User’s financial information to anyone outside VAR without first obtaining the User’s written consent, except for information that we are legally required to gather and/or report to government agencies.

4. Electronic Mail Privacy: VAR values, and commits to preserve, the privacy of its members, and to protect them from unwanted solicitations and other invasions of privacy. To that end, VAR and its employees will not, under any circumstances, sell, offer or otherwise distribute or make available the personal or company email address of any individual member or member firm to any individual or entity, including members of VAR, charities, political associations or candidates, vendors, contractors or affinity partners. VAR will obtain from all individuals and entities with whom VAR deals and who might have access to such email addresses the contractual commitment to abide by this policy (VAR Policy & Procedures Manual: 3.14) .

5. VAR members and non-members may correct, update or delete* financial or general information previously provided to the Sites or otherwise maintained in VAR databases by:

- Sending an email to membership@varealtor.com,
- calling the following telephone number: (804) 264-5033, or,
- writing to: Membership Department, Virginia Association of REALTORS®, 10231 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059-4578

* Records that VAR is required by law to maintain may be corrected or updated by members or non-members, but may not be deleted.

6. Financial and general information collected from Users via online registration and order forms is used to process and send orders, bill credit cards, verify membership, when applicable, and to accurately maintain continuing education records (as required by the Virginia DPOR rules). You may be asked to provide contact information (i.e., e-mail address, phone number, firm name), unique identifiers (i.e., National REALTOR® Database member number (social security numbers may be volunteered, as an alternative, by a member who does not have his/her membership number)), and/or financial information (i.e., credit card number). Financial and e-mail information supplied via online order forms and registration forms is used only by VAR. It is not sold or provided to third party vendors, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc.

7. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Sites, or your dealings with the Sites, you may contact us by:

- Sending an email to membership@varealtor.com, or
- calling the following telephone number: (804) 264-5033, or,
- writing to: Membership Department, Virginia Association of REALTORS®, 10231 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059-4578

8. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on User’s computer's hard drive. Essentially, cookies are identification cards for the VAR computers, or servers that placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them there and are unable to execute any code or virus. The VAR may use cookies on members' computers to identify that User as a member when that User accesses the Sites in the future. Cookies may also be used to provide personalized service to Users of the Sites.