The National Groups, LLC (TNG)
This notice details the privacy policies of The National Groups for consumers, realtors and real estate agents accessing its website located at www.thenationalgroups.com, including how The National Groups protects information provided or collected through this website. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to The National Groups, Privacy and Risk Department, located at 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, Connecticut 06450 or by call 860-368-3400 and asking for the Privacy and Risk Department.
All content included as part of this Website, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of The National Groups or its suppliers and is protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights.
What information does The National Groups collect and how does The National Groups use it?
Consumers - You may visit and use certain features of our website without any registration, in which case none of your personal information will be collected or retained. However for you to register and take advantage of the benefits and exclusive features of The National Groups website, you are required to provide certain registration information.
Agents - You may visit and use certain features of our website without any registration, in which case no personal information will be collected or retained. However for you to register and take advantage of the benefits and exclusive features of The National Groups website, you are required to provide certain registration information. In addition, by registering through the websites registration portal including through the ISIS Vendor Performance Network, you expressly authorize The National Groups to create a performance profile about you as an agent including statistical information with respect to your response times and sales statistics which is collected through this registration process.
If you purchase TNG's products and services or enroll in our network of service providers we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase or enrollment transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by TNG. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the TNG website.
This allows us to properly and effectively integrate you into the website database in order to provide you with the functionality, feedback, support and any information you request. We may additionally use the information we collect to occasionally seek feedback from you regarding potential TNG products and services and to notify you about important functionality changes to the website, new products and services available through the website or otherwise offered by The National Groups, and special offers we think you'll find valuable.
We may additionally use information provided through our website and services to compile performance and analysis reports pertaining to agents, vendors and other users of our website and systems. We may additionally collect website data to contact any entities who access or use our website unless the entity "opts-out" from being contacted. You may choose to opt-out from being contacted by removing your information from our databases as provided in this Privacy Statement.
How does The National Groups protect visitor information?
The National Groups uses industry-standard technologies when storing, transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged to help ensure its security. This includes password protected member records, firewalls, secure servers and SSL encryption.
Does The National Groups use "cookies"?
Does The National Groups disclose any personally identifiable information it collects from its visitors to outside parties?
The National Groups, and any of its affiliates or contractors, may (a) use, sell or transfer any anonymous aggregated statistical user data in any manner, at any time and (b) freely transfer any and all information you provide us limited to only our subsidiary, parent and/or affiliate companies.
The National Groups' special note to parents
In compliance with the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), The National Groups is a general audience website, and does not knowingly collect, nor will ever knowingly retain, personally identifiable information from any visitor The National Groups actually knows to be under thirteen years of age without the consent of that child's parent or legal guardian.
How does a visitor remove or modify the information they have provided to The National Groups?
After gathering any user information, The National Groups offers users the opportunity to remove their information from our database so as not to receive future communications or to no longer interact with the website by contacting The National Groups, Privacy and Risk Department, located at 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, Connecticut, 06450 or by call 860-368-3400 and asking for the Privacy and Risk Department. However, once removed from The National Groups database, users will no longer be able to access any of the exclusive features offered to registered users.
Third party links and co-brand relationships
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, The National Groups may choose various third party websites to link to and from, and frame within, its own website. The National Groups may also participate in co-branding and other relationships to offer information, programs and other services and features to its users. However, even if the third party is affiliated with The National Groups, The National Groups has no control over these linked sites, and each of these sites has separate privacy and data collection practices independent of The National Groups. As such, we have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such websites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. Accordingly, please carefully review the data collection policies on each of these websites.
Your consent, policy changes and change of ownership
By using the website, you irrevocably acknowledge and agree that The National Groups merely provides technological tools that vendors, brokers, agents, buyers, sellers and other individuals and/or companies may use to transact business. At no time and in no event shall The National Groups become involved in any dispute or transaction between the aforementioned parties or have any responsibility or liability in connection therewith, including, but not limited to, making or guaranteeing any payment that may come due as a result of any transaction or agreement between the aforementioned parties.
Additional Information Questions regarding this policy or the practices of The National Groups should be directed by contacting The National Groups, Privacy and Risk Department, located at 500 South Broad Street, Meriden, Connecticut, 06450 or by call 860-368-3400 and asking for the Privacy and Risk Department.