Privacy Policy

This policy describes the types of information Houlihan Lawrence gathers from its users of the Houlihan Lawrence Web site at www.HoulihanLawrence.com and how that information is used. Please read this policy carefully before you provide us with any personal information. If you have questions about this policy, please email us at atyourservice@HoulihanLawrence.com

Personal Information Collection and Use
When on the Houlihan Lawrence Site, you have the option of creating an account (e.g. when saving searches, signing up for alerts, following homes, sharing properties, contacting agents, etc.). When you sign up, we ask you to give us contact information (such as name and email address). We also may collect and store additional usage information such as where, what and when you are searching. We may use this information to contact you occasionally about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest, or to suggest Houlihan Lawrence tools and services to improve your home buying, selling or renting process.

We use the information we collect to:
A. Find the most relevant information by organizing the Web site optimally
B. Find relevant residential real estate-related news and information via email (if you have registered your email address)
We may also use the information you provide to allow us to contact you for administrative purposes; for example, to tell you about changes to our privacy policy. These emails generally are sent to all users in order for us to abide by notice or other requirements, or to inform you of important product or service information or changes.

Disclosure of Personal Information
Houlihan Lawrence does not share, rent or sell personal information about you with other people or companies except as described in this privacy policy. For example, when you fill out a "contact the agent" form on a property listing page, or other "contact" form available on the site, the information you submit will be passed on to the agent, or the other party you have requested to contact. We reserve the right to use in any manner and also to disclose any non-personal information that we collect, including but not limited to cookie and traffic data (see "Cookies and Tracking Technologies"). We do not combine personal information with any of the non-personal information gathered on our site. We may release personal information when we believe that doing so is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, to respond to a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply our policies; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our rights or property; to protect our users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, our site or services; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. We may use third party service providers to assist us with the administration of the site or otherwise perform services on our behalf, including payment transaction processing and sending email. Such third parties may be supplied with or have access to your personal information solely to provide services to us or on our behalf. Information about our users and the site is a business asset of Houlihan Lawrence. Consequently, information about our users, including personal information, will be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business to provide the site, our services or fulfill products, sale or pledge of company assets as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies
We log your IP address in order to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Web site and track usage statistics. Your IP address may vary each time you visit, or it may be the same, depending on whether you access our site through an always-on type of Internet connection (for example, a cable modem or DSL), or through a dial-up connection (for example, through a dial-up AOL or Earthlink connection). Either way, it would be extremely difficult for us to identify you through your IP address, and we make no attempt to do so. If you reached our site by clicking on a link or advertisement on another site, then we also log that information. This helps us maximize our Internet exposure, and it helps us understand our users' interests. All of this information is collected and used only in the aggregate; that is, it is entered into our database, where we can use it to generate overall reports on our visitors, but not individual reports that identify you personally.
We also place a small text file known as a "cookie" on your computer's hard drive. A cookie may contain information that allows us to track your path through our Web site and to determine whether you have visited us before. Unless you register with us, however, a cookie contains no personally identifiable information that would allow us to identify you. Cookies cannot be used to read data off of your hard drive, and cannot retrieve information from any other cookies created by other Web sites. We use cookies to help us understand how visitors use our site, and to help us to improve our site. You may refuse to accept a cookie from us by following the procedures specific to your Web browser. Although you may do so, you may find that your browser reacts strangely when visiting not only our Web site, but other Web sites as well. Since cookies don't provide us with any information from which we can identify you, we suggest you allow us to place one on your computer.

Security
We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee the protection of information against interception, misappropriation, misuse, or alteration or that your information may be not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). You should be aware that we have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.

Share/Send-To-A-Friend If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Houlihan Lawrence stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. Your friend may contact us at atyourservice@HoulihanLawrence.com, to request that we remove this information from our database.

Links to Other Sites This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Houlihan Lawrence. Please be aware that we, Houlihan Lawrence, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

Share This When you use "Share This" to bookmark and share our products and site, you will be taken to a third party site. Please note that these third party sites' privacy policies govern the collection and use of the information collected on those sites.

Q & A/Blogs/Testimonials
If you post a question, answer or blog on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Professionals may add testimonials to their own profiles on Houlihan Lawrence and they are responsible for obtaining consent to publish any personal information of those persons who submit said testimonials to them. We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.
If you want to remove your personal information that is being displayed on our website under public pages, please contact us at customerservice@HoulihanLawrence.com

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by logging into your account or by emailing our Customer Support at atyourservice@HoulihanLawrence.com or by contacting us by postal mail at the contact information listed below.

Policy Changes
We reserve the right to change this policy should we deem it advisable to do so. If we make significant changes that affect the use or disclosure of your personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the changes such as notifying you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page and will give you the opportunity to cancel your registration.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Houlihan Lawrence
800 Westchester Ave,
Rye Brook NY 10573
atyourservice@HoulihanLawrence.com