When you use Ryan Case Team services to find, buy, rent, or sell your home, get a mortgage, or connect to a real estate pro, we know you’re trusting us with your data. We also know we have a responsibility to respect your privacy, and we work hard to do just that. This policy explains what information we collect, why we use it, who we share it with, and how we protect it, along with the tools you can use to manage your privacy.
We offer a wide range of services that focus on all stages of the real estate lifecycle: buying, selling, and financing.
We know that everyone’s home journey is different, and that deciding on the right place to call home is an intimate, personal experience. Along with a wealth of information about homes, neighborhoods, market conditions, local real estate professionals, and financing options, we also use the information you give us to provide our services and help you find your next home.
We carefully evaluate how we use data to make sure that we’re using your information to provide value for you. On this page, we aim to explain everything you need to know about your privacy at The Ryan Case Team. If you have any questions that we haven’t answered here, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you use our services, we collect a variety of information from and about you and your devices. Some of this information identifies you directly (like an email address) while some of it is associated with you through your account, profile, or device (like the homes you choose to save or your location data).
The kind of data we collect about you depends on how you use The Ryan Case Team. If you only use our services to browse for homes, we’ll have less information about you than if we help you sell your home, get a mortgage, or if you use any of our other transaction services. Even if you don’t have an account with us, we may still collect some data about you, like your email address and phone number if you choose to contact us through our platform, or your IP address and other device information when you browse our sites or use our apps.
The Ryan Case Team collects information from public sources, such as county and state tax and property records, government agencies, and multiple listing services (or MLS). Most of this information is about properties, not people. But some information we collect, like the identity of a property’s owner or real estate license information, may relate to individuals.
We also collect information about you from various third parties in order to provide better service to you, or as part of the employment application process. This may include demographic information and other attributes about you.
Along with the information you give us directly, we collect a variety of information automatically as you use The Ryan Case Team services.
We collect information about how you use The Ryan Case Team. This includes things like your home search history, homes you view, purchase activity, what you’ve clicked on and other uses of our features, and the amount of time you spend looking at different parts of our websites. When you call or text The Ryan Case Team or a real estate professional using our platform, we collect data about your call or text, including the date and time of the call or text, your phone number, and the content of the call or text.
Like other websites and apps, we collect data about the browsers and devices you use to access The Ryan Case Team services. The data we collect includes browser or device model and settings, operating system, unique identifiers, and the version of the app you’re using. We also collect data about how your browsers and devices interact with our services, including IP address, crash reports, system activity, and the date, time, and the URL of the site you visited before The Ryan Case Team.
You can control our collection of certain data, such as your mobile device model or the language your mobile device uses, by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.
If you enable location services on your mobile device, The Ryan Case Team collects the location of your device. We use that information to provide you with location-based information and ads, like homes and real estate professionals in your area, and to offer location-based services, like allowing you to unlock and tour The Ryan Case Team Offers homes on your own schedule and claiming your home on The Ryan Case Team. If you don’t want to use these features, you can turn off location services on your device.
We also collect location information for similar purposes from your browser if you enable it. You can disable access through your browser settings.
We and our partners use various tools to collect data when you visit our sites and apps, including cookies, pixel tags, and other similar technologies. Cookies are bits of electronic data that can be transferred to your computer or other device to identify your browser.
If you use social media logins (like Google and Facebook) to log in to The Ryan Case Team services, we may access your public social media profile information. You can always limit this sharing using your social media service settings.
We use your information to provide our services to you. This includes things like returning home search results and processing your rental application. We also use your information to improve our existing services and develop new ones. For example, we track how you use our websites and apps and use that information to troubleshoot issues and adjust things to improve your experience.
We use the contact information you provide us, like your phone number and email address, to communicate with you about our services. This includes things like responding to comments, questions, and requests you send us. It also includes notifying you of transaction or service updates and changes. We may also inform you about our services, offers, promotions, news, and other updates we think may be of interest to you.
If you ask us to, we also use your information to connect you to real estate professionals, like when you want to contact an agent to discuss a home you find for sale on our platform.
We use the information we collect about you and your activity on our services to personalize the services we offer. We also use it to show advertising, content, or features that we think you might like. This includes things like customized search results that match your preferences and prior search criteria and, if you ask us to, connecting you to a real estate professional best suited to help you.
If we know you’re working with a particular real estate agent, we may share information about your saved homes and searches with that agent to let them serve you more effectively. You control what we share with real estate pros you find on our platform.
We understand that sharing information with third parties is a big responsibility. We’re committed to sharing information only when needed for a legitimate business or legal purpose, and then only with recipients who will protect it.
We share information when you ask us to share it. For example, if you choose to contact a real estate agent, mortgage lender, investor, builder, property manager, or other real estate pro through our platform, we will send them your name and contact information. Similarly, if you apply for rental housing through The Ryan Case Team, your application information will be sent to the landlords you select.
When The Ryan Case Team hires a service provider to help operate our business, we may need to give them access to information to provide their service. We allow them to use the information only to perform the service we’ve asked them to perform. We vet all service providers carefully, and The Ryan Case Team always remains responsible for the privacy of your information that is shared with our service providers.
When The Ryan Case Team needs to share data to satisfy a legal or regulatory requirement, including responding to a subpoena or other lawful government request for data, we will share information only as necessary to comply with that requirement. We’ll tell you before sharing your information in these situations unless we’re prohibited from doing so. For more information about how we respond to requests for data, see Government and Civil Information Requests. We may also share information if needed to enforce our legal rights, detect or prevent fraud or security concerns, and protect public safety.
If The Ryan Case Team is involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of transfer or sale of some or all of its business, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, we may share your information in connection with that transaction.
We may share information that is collected from public sources or that you choose to share publicly (such as public reviews and home facts) with third parties. We may also share aggregated and/or deidentified information that cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
The Ryan Case Team allows certain companies to place tracking technologies like cookies and pixels on our sites, which allow those companies to receive information about your activity on The Ryan Case Team that is associated with your browser or device. The companies may use that data to serve you more relevant ads on our sites or others. Under some state laws, sharing data for online advertising like this may be considered a “sale” of information. Except for this kind of sharing, The Ryan Case Team doesn’t sell any of your information.
The Ryan Case Team may send you email for a variety of reasons. For example, if you save a search, we’ll send you emails with new homes on the market that match your search. If you save a home, we’ll keep you posted on status updates like when that home has an open house scheduled and when it has an offer pending. When you use our transaction services, we’ll send you status updates and other information about your transaction. If you have an account with The Ryan Case Team, you can select your preferences through your account settings. Also, you can manage the types of email you receive by following the instructions included in each email we send you. Even if you unsubscribe from some email subscriptions, we may still need to email you with important transactional or other non-advertising information.
Some of our services allow you to provide your phone number to us. If you give us your number, we may call or text you, for example, to give you information about getting an offer on your home through The Ryan Case Team Offers. We will contact you through these methods only in accordance with applicable legal requirements, and you always have the ability to opt out of further calls or texts.
We understand that no matter how we collect your information, we have a responsibility to protect it. We take that responsibility seriously. We build security into our products and features from the ground up to help protect data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
We’re always looking for threats and take reasonable steps to respond to those threats, protecting the information users share with us. Of course, no method of Internet transmission or data storage can provide guaranteed protection to your information. If anything should ever happen to your information, we’ll let you know as soon as we can and try our best to make it right.
The Ryan Case Team is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed primarily by U.S. law. Where we are subject to the privacy laws of other countries, we comply with those requirements. If you access or use our services or provide information to us, your information will be processed and stored in the United States, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under your local law.
This policy applies to every service of ours that links to it.
We are always reviewing our privacy practices to make sure they comply with this policy. Sometimes, we’ll need to update the policy to reflect changes in our products, technology, and uses of data. We won’t change the policy in a way that reduces your rights or significantly changes the way we use or share data without telling you ahead of time and giving you a chance to stop using our services if you want.