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Privacy Policy


We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This Privacy Policy governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors," "you" or "your") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Maria Montalbano (collectively, "Services") ("Authorized Customers"). You are entering into a binding legal agreement with Maria Montalbano, the website, floridacastles.com located on this website (the "Site") and the third party service vendors who use the Site and their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (the "Company," "us," "we" and "our"). This Privacy Policy is in effect for any web page, mobile application, email list, and information, including Personally Identifiable Information, collected/owned by us, regardless of the method of collection, including collection through any online features, services, and/or programs we offer. This Privacy Policy is not applicable to your use of any third party web page, mobile application, social media site, or any information collected or owned by any entity other than us.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference in our Terms of Service and by using the Site or the Services and/or submitting your information to search or create a user profile, you give express consent to all of the terms contained herein, as well as those provided in our Terms of Service, and constitutes your electronic signature. You may withdraw this consent by using the opt-out procedures described below.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")

EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT. BY SUBMITTING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM US AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS YOU ENTERED INTO OUR CONTACT FORM, OR THAT YOU LATER PROVIDE TO US OR ENTER INTO YOUR CONTACT PAGE. YOUR CONSENT ALSO SERVES AS YOUR EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT TO YOUR PAST RECEIPT OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM US. YOU FURTHER REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT: (I) YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD; (II) YOU LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES (OR CANADA, IN SUCH CASE, THE CANADIAN CONSENTS BELOW SHALL APPLY); (III) YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED ON A NATIONAL OR STATEWIDE DO NOT CALL LIST; (IV) YOU ARE THE ACCOUNT HOLDER OF, OR HAVE THE REQUIRED CONSENT TO PROVIDE, THE PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES PROVIDED; (V) THE PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES PROVIDED ARE ACCURATE AND YOU WILL PROVIDE US NOTICE IF YOU RELEASE THEM TO ANOTHER.

COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDE. THESE COMMUNICATIONS MAY INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TELEMARKETING MESSAGES, THROUGH THE USE OF EMAIL, LANDLINE PHONE, FAX, CELLULAR PHONE, TEXT MESSAGES (INCLUDING SMS AND MMS), AND NOTIFICATIONS THROUGH ANY APP THAT WE PRODUCE.

AUTODIALING. WE MAY USE AN AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE DIALING SYSTEM (OR "AUTO-DIALER"), WHICH MAY EMPLOY AN ARTIFICIAL OR PRE-RECORDED VOICE OR "ROBOTEXTS." YOUR CARRIER'S STANDARD RATES AND CHARGES MAY APPLY.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AGREEING TO THESE COMMUNICATIONS IS NOT A CONDITION OF PURCHASING ANY PROPERTY, GOODS, OR SERVICES FROM US.

REVOKING CONSENT AND OPTING OUT. YOU MAY REVOKE YOUR CONSENT TO RECEIVE CERTAIN COMMUNICATIONS AT ANY TIME. TO STOP RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES REPLY "STOP" TO ANY OF OUR TEXTS. TO STOP RECEIVING EMAILS CLICK THE "UNSUBSCRIBE" LINK WHEN PROVIDED, OR REPLY "UNSUBSCRIBE" TO THE EMAIL WHEN AN AUTOMATED UNSUBSCRIBE LINK IS NOT AVAILABLE. TO STOP RECEIVING PHONE CALLS, COMMUNICATE THAT REQUEST TO US VIA PHONE, TEXT MESSAGE OR EMAIL. WE WILL MAKE A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORT TO COMPLY WITH ANY COMMUNICATIONS FROM YOU OPTING OUT. BY CONTACTING US TO OPT-OUT OF A CERTAIN COMMUNICATION, YOU CONSENT TO RECEIVE A FINAL COMMUNICATION CONFIRMING YOUR OPT-OUT.

COMMUNICATION FREQUENCY. HOW OFTEN WE SEND YOU COMMUNICATIONS WILL VARY, BECAUSE THE INDIVIDUAL SALESPERSON OR Realtors WHO COMMUNICATES WITH YOU WILL DETERMINE IT.

COMMUNICATIONS PROVISIONS CANADIAN RESIDENTS. IN ADDITION TO THE CONSENT PROVIDED ABOVE, CANADIAN RESIDENTS AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING COMPLIANCE PROVISIONS, WITH RESPECT TO CANADA'S ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION, CANADA'S PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION AND ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS ACT AND CANADIAN PROVINCIAL LAW INCLUDING ALBERTA' PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT, AND QUEBEC'S ACT RESPECTING THE PROTECT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR: (i) YOU AGREE TO THE PROVISIONS GOVERNING USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT ARE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY; (ii) OUR COMMUNICATION WITH YOU SHALL CONTINUE UNTIL YOU OPT-OUT, WHICH INDICATES YOU ARE NO LONGER CONSIDERING REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES OR THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE; AND (iii) YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY ALSO BE TRANSMITTED TO, USED IN, AND STORED IN THE US.

"Personally Identifiable Information"

Refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers.

What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as mortgage lenders, insurance brokers, and title companies) who may provide such services as mortgage lending, mortgage insurance, escrow services and title insurance may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information may be shared?

Personally Identifiable Information pertaining to Authorized Customers and other non-personally identifiable information will be shared with our employees and with third party service providers who assist us with our Site operations or other services we may offer. Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized may be shared with other Authorized Customers and other providers of real estate-related services, such as mortgage lenders, that we work with, who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers and/or us. Further, we may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf. Our employees, agents, third party service providers and partners are contractually bound to use Personally Identifiable Information solely in connection with providing the Services, and may not use it for any other purpose.

We may disclose information provided by Visitors as part of any merger, sale, acquisition, or financing of our company. Furthermore, in some instances, we may be legally required to provide information about Visitors to government authorities, including law enforcement, homeland security, and intelligence agencies. We cooperate with law enforcement in identifying persons using our Services for illegal activities and reserve the right to report any activities that we believe to be unlawful or in violation of our Terms and Conditions.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personally Identifiable Information collected by Maria Montalbano is securely stored in accordance with current industry standards and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Maria Montalbano except for use as indicated above.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at:

Maria Montalbano
401 Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Contact Email:

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the listings and services on our site in which you have expressed interest. When you register as a member of this site, or any of our mobile products, or otherwise provide any personal information to us online, that information will only be used in conjunction with providing you with enhanced services related to the site and mobile products.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or when you register on the site. We will not share, sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to customer service requests, administer your account and send you newsletters. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us or as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.
Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about services, new listings, market information or changes to this privacy policy.
Choice/Opt-Out
You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at .
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You can do the following at any time by contacting us or by logging into your account.
  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change/correct or delete any data we have about you.


Updating/Accessing/Amending/Correcting Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may [correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate it] by making the change on our member information page, by emailing our Customer Support at , or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Tell-A-Friend
If you choose to use our share this article to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Realty does not store this information, which is only used for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Third Party Cookies
The use of cookies by our [partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers] is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our [partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers] use session ID cookies [to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order to keep track of your home preferences, etc.]
Web beacons
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Customer Testimonials/Comments/Reviews
We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.

Are Cookies Used on the Site?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer registers for a free account after spending time using the site services, Cookies allow us to securely associate the Authorized Customer's search preferences with the newly created account.

How does Maria Montalbano use login information?

Maria Montalbano uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

Maria Montalbano has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our Privacy Policy does not cover their collection or use of this information or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at . We encourage Visitors and Authorized Customers to keep Personally Identifiable Information up to date at all times. With that said, changes and updates to Personally Identifiable Information will only be reflected going forward and we cannot alter any information we may have provided to a third party

Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site's database by contacting us via the information provided in this Privacy Policy.. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor's entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

FL Users' Rights

We provide the following disclosures pursuant to Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code 22575.

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers, including those claiming FL residency, with information on how to exercise their respective disclosure options and choices pertaining to Personally Identifiable Information, such as the right to opt-out or unsubscribe, or opt-in for use of Personally Identifiable Information by third parties for marketing purposes. Accordingly, pursuant to the FL Civil Code, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that have received Personally Identifiable Information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

FL residents wishing to request information about how to exercise their disclosure options and choices pertaining to third party disclosures, please send request by mail to "Request for FL Disclosure Choices" at the mailing address provided above. With all request, please include your name, street address, city, state, zip code and e-mail address. We do not accept requests via telephone or fax. We are not responsible for failure to respond to incomplete, incorrectly labeled or submitted notices.

We do not obey Do Not Track signals from a user's Internet browser. We make no representations concerning third parties that do not collect Personally Identifiable Information directly through our Site.

Minors

Our Site is not intended for use by minors and as such, no one under the age of 13 should use, or provide any personal information to, our Site. If we discover that we have mistakenly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as soon as possible.

Links

The Site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Governing Law

By visiting the Site, you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, shall govern this Privacy Policy and any dispute or any sort that may arise between you and our company, or our affiliates.

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy. We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our Privacy Policy by posting such changes on the Site.