Privacy Policy

General

WinnipegREALTORS® values your privacy. As such, it is the policy of The Winnipeg Real Estate Board (WinnipegREALTORS®) that personal information, such as your name, gender, postal and e-mail address or telephone number is private and confidential. Because your privacy is important to us, WinnipegREALTORS® maintains this privacy policy to explain how WinnipegREALTORS® collects, uses and discloses your personal information, including information collected from social media sites, on its websites and mobile applications (collectively, hereinafter "website" or "websites"). Personal information collected by WinnipegREALTORS® may be used for the following general purposes:

  • For registration and to manage your website account.
  • To send you communications you have opted-in to receive.
  • To respond to your questions and comments.
  • To tailor your experience of the website.
  • To help WinnipegREALTORS® analyze the browsing patterns of its users in order to improve the content and design of its websites.
  • For security purposes, such as the prevention of potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
  • To enforce the website terms of use.
  • For statistical analysis.
  • As otherwise described in this privacy policy.
  • As otherwise described to you when the information is collected.

Personal information may be anonymized and consolidated into group data, which may be shared on an aggregated basis with research firms. The shared data will not disclose your personal information and will not enable the recipients to contact you.

Third Party Links and Sources of Information

This website consists of, and includes links to, many websites, including but not limited to: REALTOR® member websites, social media sites (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Twitter) and map sites.  This privacy policy applies only to those sites which display this statement. While WinnipegREALTORS® encourages the site operators to comply with these principles, you should carefully examine the privacy policies of sites appearing on, or linking to or from this website, which do not display this privacy policy. Personal information that you choose to provide to other websites will be subject to the privacy policies of those sites.

Storage and Deletion

WinnipegREALTORS® at all times adheres to applicable legal or regulatory requirement(s) concerning the storage and protection of personal information. While WinnipegREALTORS® is the custodian of the personal information provided to it, it does use third party service providers. 

Messages

Throughout your use of the real estate services on this website, you may communicate extensively with a salesperson or broker. The salesperson or broker may use your email address and all of the information you submit in order to provide you with guidance, suggestions and service in your efforts to either sell or buy real estate. 

WinnipegREALTORS® collects the e-mails provided through the "Your Account" feature of this website, so WinnipegREALTORS® can respond to your questions or suggestions. WinnipegREALTORS® also collects e-mails sent through the website, including the "Email a REALTOR®", feature, for security purposes, to allow the recipient brokers and salespersons to view your email, to send you communications you have opted-in to receive, and for management of your website account.

IP Addresses

Similar to other commercial websites, our website collects information about how our website is used. Each time a user comes to the website, our web server collects the user's IP address. While WinnipegREALTORS® cannot normally determine a user’s identity from an IP address, where you use www.winnipegrealestatenews.com in association with your name or inform WinnipegREALTORS® support staff of your IP address you may be identifiable. At such time, WinnipegREALTORS® treats such information as personal information. 

Cookies

Our website uses standard technology known as "cookies" including session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies temporarily keep your settings. This information is stored until your browser is closed. Persistent cookies are created for specific functions you may choose to use on the website including, but not limited to: accepting terms of use; saving searches; and saving favourites. Persistent cookies are used to improve your experience of the website and are retained from session to session. These cookies remain after the browser is closed and are stored locally on your system. WinnipegREALTORS® does not track such cookies on WinnipegREALTORS® servers, nor does WinnipegREALTORS® use such cookies to store personal information. You may choose to delete persistent cookies after visiting the website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web and mobile analytics tracking tool provided by Google, for audience activity, demographics reporting, and remarketing. Google Analytics information may be disclosed to REALTORS® with whom you interact with on the website. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing a browser plug-in available on Google's website. 

Disclosure to Law Enforcement

WinnipegREALTORS® reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any uses of www.winnipegrealestatenews.com that it, in good faith, believes to be unlawful. You agree that WinnipegREALTORS® may release your personal information to law enforcement agencies where WinnipegREALTORS® has reasonable grounds to believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of WinnipegREALTORS® or any person. 

Revisions

Any changes to this privacy policy will be promptly communicated on this page, which will take effect upon posting. WinnipegREALTORS® encourages you to check this privacy policy from time to time to review the most current version. Your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance by you of such modifications.

Where to Direct Questions

Any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy may be directed to:

Chief Privacy Officer
WinnipegREALTORS® Association
1240 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3M 0T6
Phone: (204) 786-8854
Fax: (204) 784-2343
Email: privacy@winnipegrealtors.ca