Privacy Policy

We recognize the importance of protecting the personal information you provide at web sites and mobile applications owned or controlled by the WASHINGTON REALTORS® (WR). For our web sites and mobile apps, we maintain the following privacy policy:

1.  WR gathers the following types of information needed to process your transactions, fulfill your requests, and maintain our membership records:

  • Contact information you provide (for example, your personal and business addresses, phone and fax numbers, firm affiliations and titles).
  • Tracking information which our Web or mobile app server automatically recognizes each time you visit one of our sites or mobile apps or communicate with us by email (for example, your domain name, your email address, and what pages you visit).
  • In the case of WR’s mobile applications, your location data. You can control or limit location data collected through mobile applications by changing your preferences in your device’s location services preferences menu or through your choices regarding the use of Bluetooth and other network interfaces you may use to interact with WR’s mobile applications.
  • Information you volunteer, via applications or surveys (for example, education, designations, specialties, affiliations with other real estate organizations and general demographic data).

2.  WR uses this information to:

  • Improve and customize the content and layout of our sites and other communications tools, including but not limited to our mobile applications, email, and RE Magazine online and print.
  • Notify you of updates to our sites.
  • Notify you of relevant products and services.
  • Notify you of upcoming events and programs.
  • Compile specialty directories about which you will be made aware.
  • Track usage of our sites and mobile applications.
  • Assist local and state REALTOR® associations and affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils in membership tracking and for their use for purposes similar to those listed above.

3. Email contact information. 

  • WR does not share, sell, or trade email addresses, except that state and local association staff and leadership email addresses may be listed in the membership directories available on WR may use your email address to directly send you information and may provide you with online informational or marketing messages that have been approved by WR together with other communications to which you have subscribed.

4. Other forms of contact information.

  • Forms of contact information other than email address (for example, street or office address) may be listed in the membership directories available on WR will not share, sell or otherwise provide this contact information about you except for the following purposes:
    • Partners in our REALTOR Benefits® Program for the limited purpose of notifying you of WR-approved promotions.
      Exhibitors at REALTOR® trade shows for the limited purpose of contacting you one time immediately before and after trade shows, through marketing vehicles approved by WR.
    • Other vendors for the limited purpose of contacting targeted groups of members, through marketing vehicles approved by WR.
    • When required by law or valid legal process, or to protect the personal safety of our members or the public.
    • Some or all of the data collected during promotions or contests on our sites that are sponsored by third parties may be shared with the sponsor for the limited purpose of a one-time marketing follow-up by the sponsor. If information about you will be shared with a sponsor you will be notified prior to your participation in the promotion or contest and you can decide not to participate in the promotion or contest.

5. Credit information that you and credit authorizers provide when you make payments by credit card or electronic check for products, dues or other services via the REALTOR® Electronic Commerce Network, Square or other financial vendors WR utilizes will only be used to process the transactions you request. This information will be provided to and maintained by reputable credit reporting databases, but will never be sold, shared or provided to other third parties.

6. WR follows generally accepted standards to protect the information it collects and makes available via its Web sites. WR tests their security procedures regularly and modifies them as new technologies become feasible.

7. WR utilizes a strict Opt-Out policy for sending online notifications regarding services, products and programs. You may adjust your Communication Preferences by reviewing your subscription preferences. Just Login first. Then you can change your preferences.

8. You may edit your personal contact information directly in the Membership ID system or by contacting your local REALTOR® association.

9. Some of our Web sites contain advertising placed by advertising networks pursuant to agreements between WR and the advertising network. WR does not control these advertising networks, the sites of third parties reached through links on our site, or their information collection practices, and WR will not be responsible for the activities of these third parties. The advertising network uses cookies to collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you click on the banner ads appearing on our sites. This information is collected by the advertising network for purposes of measuring and reporting on the advertising to advertisers and WR. The advertising network may also aggregate the information for certain other statistical and reporting purposes.

10. Do-Not-Track Disclosure: Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature that allows you to communicate to websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Our system does not respond to Do Not Track requests or headers from some or all browsers at this time.