COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by Republic Appraisals. Your privacy
on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Republic Appraisals,
we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users,
we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement
discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION REPUBLIC APPRAISALS GATHERS AND TRACKS
Republic Appraisals gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters,
or from participation in polls and surveys:
Information Republic Appraisals gathers through aggregated tracking
information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our
sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to
readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand
the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Republic
Appraisals divulge any information about an individual user to a
Republic Appraisals Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of
voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1. Requests for Information
Information gathered through the Request Information form will
be used to respond quickly and accurately to online users. Specific
information submitted through this method is never shared with any
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share
their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks
about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are
aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Republic
Appraisals may use a system to "tag" users after they
have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question.
This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Republic Appraisals may occasionally conduct user surveys to better
target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated
demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers
and partners. We never share any of this information about specific
individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally
identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.
Republic Appraisals tracks user traffic patterns throughout all
of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with
data about individual users. Republic Appraisals does break down
overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser
type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser
string (information contained in every user's browser).
Republic Appraisals sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms
that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never
associated with individual users. We use tracking information to
determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based
on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users
read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps
us continue to build a better service for you.
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser
files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal
Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this
site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided.
But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk
or read cookie files created by other sites. Republic Appraisals
Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track
ad impressions and click rates.
you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you
will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need
to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need
cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling
USE OF INFORMATION
Republic Appraisals uses any information voluntarily given by our
users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether
to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or
to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide
in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users
to participate in polls. We send out newsletters to subscribers
on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally
send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly
interested in something we are doing. Republic Appraisals never
shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including
advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our
sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas.
We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well
each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better
service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function
as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't
track which terms a particular user enters.
Republic Appraisals creates aggregate reports on user demographics
and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This
allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows
our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their
needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users,
an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked
their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual
user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process
or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Republic Appraisals uses the above-described information to tailor
our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand
our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service
free. We will not share information about individual users with
any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal
process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Republic Appraisals operates secure data networks protected by
industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our
security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced
as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the
information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely
alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information
from our users.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by Republic Appraisals. If we decide to change our privacy
policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are
always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances we disclose it.