When you use CityHomes.com to find, buy, rent, or connect to a real estate professional, we take precautions as you are are trusting us with your data. This policy explains what information we collect, why we use it, who we share it with, and how we protect it.
Information collected by CityHomes.com
When you use our services, we collect a variety of information from and about you and your devices. Some of this information identifies you directly (like an email address) while some of it is associated with you through your account, profile, or device (like the content you choose to save or your location data).
The kind of data we collect about you depends on how you use CityHomes.com. Even if you don’t have an account with us, we may still collect some data about you, like your email address and phone number if you choose to contact a real estate agent through our platform, or your IP address and other device information when you browse our sites or use our apps.
Information you give us or create using our services
When you use our services, we often ask you for information about yourself. This usually includes basic things like your name, email address, and phone number.
You may also provide information about other people through our services. For example, if you share a home listing with someone, we will collect that person’s email address.
Below are some examples of what information we collect for our website.
When you use CityHomes.com to find a home to buy or rent, there are many tools to find your next home. If you tell us what you’re looking for, such as the type of home or features, we save that information so that we can tailor your search results to what you’re looking for.
We also help you connect with local real estate professional and agents
We collect information about how you use CityHomes.com. This includes things like your home search history, homes you view,what you’ve clicked on and other uses of our features, and the amount of time you spend on our website.
Like other websites and apps, we collect data about the browsers and devices you use to access CityHomes.com. The data we collect includes browser or device model and settings, operating system, unique identifiers, and the version of the app you’re using. We also collect data about how your browsers and devices interact with our services, including IP address, crash reports, and system activity.
Cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies
We and our partners use various tools to collect data when you visit our sites and apps, including cookies, pixel tags, and other similar technologies. Cookies are bits of electronic data that can be transferred to your computer or other device to identify your browser.
You can disable cookies altogether by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable some or all cookies, many parts of our services may no longer work.
To improve our services and make them more useful to you, we use data about your activity to understand and infer your preferences. For example, if you usually search for homes for rent rather than homes to buy, we may assume that you are not looking to buy a home and show you more information helpful for renters.
Why CityHomes.com uses your information
Providing and improving our services
We use your information to provide our services to you. This includes things like returning home search results. We also use your information to improve our existing services and develop new ones.
Personalizing your experience
We use the information we collect about you and your activity on our services to personalize the services we offer. We also use it to show advertising, content, or features that we think are relevant to you.
Sharing your information
We understand that sharing information with third parties is a big responsibility. We’re committed to sharing information only when needed for a legitimate business or legal purpose, and then only with recipients who will protect it.
Information you ask us to share
We share information when you ask us to share it.
Legal and compliance transfers
When CityHomes.com needs to share data to satisfy a legal or regulatory requirement, including responding to a subpoena or other lawful government request for data, we will share information only as necessary to comply with that requirement.
We may also share information if needed to enforce our legal rights, detect or prevent fraud or security concerns, and protect public safety.
Public and anonymized data
We may share information that is collected from public sources or that you choose to share publicly (such as public reviews and home facts) with third parties. We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized information that cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
Sales of personal information
CityHomes.com may allow certain companies to place tracking technologies like cookies and pixels on our sites, which allow those companies to receive information about your activity on CityHomes.com that is associated with your browser or device. The companies may use that data to serve you more relevant ads on our sites or others. Under some state laws, sharing data for online advertising like this may be considered a “sale” of information. Except for this kind of sharing, CityHomes.com doesn’t sell any of your information.
CityHomes.com may send you email for a variety of reasons. For example, if you save a search, we’ll send you emails with new homes on the market that match your search. If you save a home, we’ll keep you posted on status updates like when that home has an open house scheduled.