FlatFeeMLS.com is committed to providing consumers with the best information about flat fee realty and flat fee mls companies and provide a safe, secure environment. FlatFeeMLS.com wants you to know that we will protect your privacy.
Collection of Information
To provide its members with services and features that are relevant to their shopping experience, FlatFeeMLS.com collects information from its users via three principal methods:
First, FlatFeeMLS.com does not require the consumer to register to gain access to all our services. If the user is a flat fee real estate business, they have the oppurtunity to submit a listing, providing such information as their name, e-mail address, business address and other data, if applicable. This information is used to provide these businesses a directory listing on the site to advertise their company. The Goal of FlatFeeMls.com is to provide a free independent information to the consumer. Our revenue base will consist of sponsers displaying ads throughout the site.
Cookies and IP Address Logging
Second, FlatFeeMLS.com logs user IP addresses and uses “cookies” for site statistics. These practices allow FlatFeeMLS.com to better understand, in aggregate, the preferences of its consumers and thereby create new services that better serve these preferences.
In many ways, cookies have become a way of life on the Web: their use is now an industry standard and is common among most of the major Internet sites. Concerned consumers can reset their browsers to decline cookies or to provide a notification when a cookie will be placed on their computer. FlatFeeMLS.com feels that accepting cookies is an individual decision that each user should make based on his/her own level of comfort with the practice.
Third, from time to time, FlatFeeMLS.com may ask users, on a completely voluntary basis, to share personal information when filling out optional online surveys offered through the FlatFeeMLS.com site.
Sharing of Information
FlatFeeMLS.com takes the privacy of its users extremely seriously. As a consequence, FlatFeeMLS.com has a strict policy against sharing individual user data with third parties, except in certain select instances. FlatFeeMLS.com may disclose or exchange user information when required by law, or, if necessary, to protect the rights or property of FlatFeeMLS.com or its users. In certain other instances.
Some areas of the FlatFeeMLS.com web site are powered by third parties. In these cases, the Web pages, while having the FlatFeeMLS.com “look and feel”, reside on the third party server and are governed by the privacy policies or that company. FlatFeeMLS.com places clearly visible notices (such as the “Powered by” image on every page that is powered by a third party) to alert members when they are visiting such areas on the site.
Some businesses will automatically be listed on FlatFeeMls.com. The purpose of the listing is to benefit the business and the flat fee consumer. Business who would like to be delisted on FlatFeeMLS.com can do so by email. We will verify with the company that they do intend to delist. Delisted companies wanting to be relisted will have to pay a reenlistment fee of $200.
FlatFeeMLS.com has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration of the information under its control.
Compliance with COPAA
The FlatFeeMLS.com service is directed to homeowners; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. FlatFeeMLS.com complies with the Children Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age.
Any modifications to the FlatFeeMLS.com privacy practices will be reflected first within this area of the site. Questions regarding this privacy statement, or regarding any other aspects of FlatFeeMLS.com or its site, should be sent via e-mail by clicking the “contact us” link on this page, or to the FlatFeeMLS.com corporate offices at:
1780 Oak Road Suite C Snellville, GA 30078
We use email links located on the “contact us” page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard the information.
Welcome to FlatFeeMLS.com. Access to and use of this Internet site (the “site”) is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.
If you visit and use the site, you accept these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully. The company, FlatFeeMLS.com, may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms at any time by updating this web page. You are bound by such modification or revision and should, therefore, visit this page periodically to review the terms.
Please review our Privacy Statement, which also governs your membership in FlatFeeMLS.com, to understand our practices.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS
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LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
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This site, or any portion of this site, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of FlatFeeMLS.com except under normal operating procedures for listing this site in an online directory for the purpose of a search engine. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of FlatFeeMLS.com and our affiliates without express written consent, except under normal operating procedures for listing this site in an online directory for the purpose of a search engine..
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If you become a member user of this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You also agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not establish more than one account per unique company. FlatFeeMLS.com believes in protecting the privacy of children online. If you are under age 13, you may use the site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. FlatFeeMLS.com and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content or cancel orders at their sole discretion.
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Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content, and submit suggestions, ideas, questions, or other information so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing upon intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties. Also unacceptable are messages that contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of ‘spam’ mailing. Any complaints concerning abusive postings can be submitted by clicking the “contact us” link on this page. You agree to only post an opinion about a particular product or service, and to rate the helpfulness of any one only if you can prove you were a customer of that product or service by submitting your MLS number.
You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. FlatFeeMLS.com reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content at any time. All opinions and ratings are provided by customers independent of FlatFeeMls.com and do not represent the opinions of FlatFeeMLS.com.
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You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy; and that you will indemnify FlatFeeMLS.com or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. FlatFeeMLS.com has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. FlatFeeMLS.com takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
FlatFeeMLS.com does not endorse, support or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any opinions expressed by FlatFeeMLS.com members. You acknowledge that any reliance on such information will be solely at your own risk.
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CONTENT AND OTHER INFORMATION
The site attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, FlatFeeMLS.com does not warrant that product descriptions, pricing, editorial commentary or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. Although FlatFeeMLS.com attempts to provide information that is useful, FlatFeeMLS.com cannot possibly insure the accuracy of all of the information at all times, and you should not rely on such information in situations where its inaccuracy would cause you to suffer any significant loss. FlatFeeMLS.com assumes no liability for inaccuracies in its product selections, search results, editorial content, or other content on the site. The various products referenced in the site are provided by third party vendors pursuant to agreements or other arrangements between such vendors and the end user. FlatFeeMLS.com does not sell or license any of the products, and disclaims any responsibility for or liability related to such products. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product should be directed to the appropriate vendor.
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