|COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by Select Certified Appraisals.
Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.
At Select Certified Appraisals, we want to make your experience
online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users,
we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement
discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION SELECT CERTIFIED APPRAISALS GATHERS AND TRACKS
Select Certified Appraisals gathers two types of information about
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters,
or from participation in polls and surveys:
Information Select Certified Appraisals gathers through aggregated
tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout
our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content
to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better
understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances
does Select Certified Appraisals divulge any information about
an individual user to a third party.
Select Certified Appraisals Gathers User Information In The Following
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of
voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Requests for Information
Information gathered through the Request Information form will
be used to respond quickly and accurately to online users. Specific
information submitted through this method is never shared with any
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share
their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks
about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are
aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Select Certified Appraisals may use a system to "tag" users after
they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question.
This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Select Certified Appraisals may occasionally conduct user surveys
to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share
the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our
sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information
about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally
identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.
Select Certified Appraisals tracks user traffic patterns throughout
all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information
with data about individual users. Select Certified Appraisals does
break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain
name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from
the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
Select Certified Appraisals sometimes tracks and catalogs the
search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking
is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information
to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like
based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual
users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This
helps us continue to build a better service for you.
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser
files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal
Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this
site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided.
But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk
or read cookie files created by other sites. Select Certified Appraisals
Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track
ad impressions and click rates.
you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you
will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need
to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need
cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling
USE OF INFORMATION
Select Certified Appraisals uses any information voluntarily given
by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites,
whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites
or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide
in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users
to participate in polls. We send out newsletters to subscribers
on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally
send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly
interested in something we are doing. Select Certified Appraisals
never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including
advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our
sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas.
We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well
each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better
service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function
as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't
track which terms a particular user enters.
Select Certified Appraisals creates aggregate reports on user
demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and
partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively,
and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent
to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual
users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific
user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about
any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid
legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Select Certified Appraisals uses the above-described information
to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers
better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential
to keeping our service free. We will not share information about
individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable
law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of
our users or the public.
Select Certified Appraisals operates secure data networks protected
by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our
security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced
as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the
information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely
alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information
from our users.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by Select Certified Appraisals. If we decide to change
you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use
it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.