Last Revised: June 22, 2018
We may need to change the Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on the site or in the law. We reserve the right to revise or make any changes to the Policy, and your continual use of the site subsequent to any changes to this Policy will mean that you accept such changes. Therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically to assure familiarity with the most current version of the Policy. We will post all changes to the Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and when and how we will disclose that information. You can tell that the Policy has been updated by checking the last revised date posted on the top of this page.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO OUR USING ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR THAT WE COLLECT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY AND THE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
Information We Collect and Track
CRE collects and retains two types of information about site visitors: (i) personal information that individual visitors provide when interacting on the site or assessing or participating in services, including surveys, or voluntarily provides on certain other occasions (such as via forms or in emails); and (ii) tracking data, which is automatically collected from every site visitor, (collectively, “Information”). The Information that we gather may include your name, title and address (collectively, “Postal Information”), telephone number, email address, credit card number or other elements of personal information.
You may decline to provide any personal information, but please realize that you thereby may be unable to register on CRE’s website or to participate in activities or services offered by CRE on the site.
The tracking data we record includes, without limitation, information regarding the number and frequency of visits to the site, the websites that you access before or after you visit the site, the Internet software used to access the site, and your IP address and Internet service provider.
How We Use Your Information
The Information that we collect and that you provide to us is used for our business purposes and the purpose for which you provided it, including, without limitation, to respond to your requests or correspondence. CRE may also use the Information to contact you about the site or to request your input regarding ways in which we might improve the site or service your needs. We may also use your Information to inform you about CRE activities, products, services, events, and research efforts in which CRE hopes you may be interested. The Information may also be analyzed so that we can provide you with useful information and can serve you in the best manner possible through enhanced features and functions on the site.
We will not disclose any personal information to third parties, except (i) to parties who perform a service for us, such as sending you mail or email, web hosting, credit card processing and other similar services; (ii) when we believe that such disclosure is required by law; (iii) to enforce this Policy or the Terms; (iv) to protect the rights, property, security or safety of CRE, site users or the public; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) as otherwise stated in this Policy. In addition, we may disclose Information to certain third parties if you have requested or authorized the disclosure of such Information.
Information provided to third parties is limited to the Information needed to perform their functions. We seek to limit third-party use of Information; however, we are not responsible for such third-party use of Information that is not in compliance with this Policy.
CRE may use certain tracking data. Tracking data information may be used for a variety of purposes, including but without limitation, to compile statistical, demographic or aggregated information about visitors to the site generally, or for load balancing metrics and also may be used to create reports on user demographics and the traffic patterns of the site. The reports that are generated from tracking data are used for a variety of purposes, including, for example, to improve the site and our services.
You should be aware that any information provided or content posted by you to the site may be read, collected or used by other visitors of the site. CRE is not responsible for the third-party use of any Information provided in such manner. By participating in the use of the blog, you consent to CRE’s use or disclosure of any content that you submit.
Transfer of Information to Third Parties Upon a Sale or Change of Control
We retain the right to transfer or assign all Information pursuant to a merger, purchase or other transaction relating to CRE or our assets if the assignee or purchaser agrees to abide by the terms of this Policy.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect Information from children under the age of 13 through the site or our platforms. If you are under 13, please do not give us any personal information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Policy by instructing their children to never provide personal information without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
How Your Information is Protected
We take reasonable precautions to protect your Information from loss, misuse or alteration. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards for your Information. You should recognize, however, that there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, and we cannot guarantee the security of your Information. In addition, because Internet communication is unsecure, it is also possible that the information you supply to us or your access of any information via the site will be intercepted during transmission. We are not liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our transmission, and we hereby fully disclaim, to the fullest extent provided under law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data or information.
From time to time, we may email users of the site information regarding important developments affecting CRE. We may also email users on occasion regarding the site. Such emails may be sent to CRE users of the site even if they have not requested to receive any communication from us.
Compliance With Laws
We reserve the right to disclose any Information to comply with any law, regulation, decree, judgment, order, subpoena or any other governmental order (“Order”) without any obligation to contest or verify the accuracy of such Order.
This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the site will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
Important Notice to International Users
The CRE website, platforms and servers are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the data protection laws of New York and/or the United States may not be as comprehensive or the same as those in the country where you are located. By using our site, you agree and consent that your Information, Postal Information or other data you provide to us may be transferred to our facilities in the United States or elsewhere, and used or shared with third-party service providers.
Users in the EEA and Switzerland
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland, the following information applies with respect to personal data collected through your interactions with us.
Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: We process personal data consistent with our disclosures in this Policy. We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to provide our services to you; and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing our services to you where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms related to data privacy.
Transfers: Personal data we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or processors maintain facilities. We will ensure that transfers of personal data to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards.
Individual Rights: If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, we respect your rights according to Chapter 3 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you.
How You Can Update or Correct Your Information and Contact the Site
You can call or email CRE at the numbers provided on the site or send a message to [email protected] to update or correct your Information. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns regarding the site or this Policy.