Privacy and Data Protection Policy

HomeGroove recognizes the importance of protecting the information collected from Users in the operation of this website, and take reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with this Privacy and Data Protection Policy. By submitting your information to HomeGroove you consent to the practices described herein.

HomeGroove will ensure that any identifiable personal information it collects through, for example, the agent matching and home searching processes, will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for purposes of operating this website or any of the services operated hereunder, it will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on information provided and stored in a secure private archive when no longer needed. Except where necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries (such as certified real estate agents), who will be required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy, HomeGroove will not disclose any personal information identifying Users to any third party, unless required by law or to enforce the HomeGroove Terms and Conditions of Use or otherwise needed in connection with legal proceedings or unless we have received your consent.

If use of an electronic feature or service offered by HomeGroove on this website requires a User to provide a name and password or other personally identifiable information, the User will have the option to opt in or out of providing such information and using the feature or service. Please note some information is mandatory, and a User will not be able to opt in to all services without providing this information. Any private communications or information supplied to HomeGroove by a User may be used by HomeGroove for internal business and research purposes and to help enhance and develop our website but will not be shared with third parties unless we receive your consent.

HomeGroove may disclose to carefully chosen third parties navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including "page views" on this website and the products herein) and demographics but only in forms that do not reveal a User's identity or confidential information, except as required by law, as needed in connection with legal proceedings, or unless we have received your consent.

Links may be provided from this website to other third party websites. In using such links, Users should be aware that each third party website will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and HomeGroove does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others including, without limitation, those of any partner or affiliate.

You should be aware that identifiable personal information--such as your name or e-mail address--that you voluntarily disclose that are accessible to other Users (e.g. on bulletin boards or in comment areas) could be collected and disclosed by others. HomeGroove cannot take any responsibility for such collection and disclosure.

Please note that HomeGroove's Privacy and Data Protection Policy is reviewed periodically. HomeGroove reserves the right to modify its Privacy and Data Protection Policy at any time without notice. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. Your continued use of this website will be deemed conclusive acceptance of such modification. Any comments or questions concerning this policy should be addressed to us using the contact form. If at any point you wish to access your personal information to (1) change your preferences, (2) review the accuracy, or (3) correct, supplement or modify your information, you may either send a request using the contact form, make in a written request to HomeGroove, 65 Forbes Ave, Guelph, ON, N1G 1G5, or update the information directly by loggin into HomeGroove and choosing the section "My Profile".

Additional Services: In addition HomeGroove offers additional services, including optional E-mail Alerting Services, which are opted into by registration and may be opted out of at any time by sending us a corresponding request using the contact form. By choosing to take advantage of this and other services offered by HomeGroove, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.

Use of Cookies: A cookie is a small piece of information that a website puts on a hard drive so that it can remember information about a user at a later date. In HomeGroove cookies are used as a temporary Session Control cookie to validate access privileges. Cookies are not used to gather or provide usage statistics. By choosing to take advantage of these services, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.

Session Control Cookie: Session control cookies are used on most Web sites today because they facilitate navigation. In order to use all of our functionality, HomeGroove users must have their browsers set to accept cookies.

Once a user is signed onto HomeGroove, our Web server uses a temporary cookie to help us manage the visit to the service. This Session Control Cookie is deactivated when the user clicks on the Logout button in HomeGroove respectively is deleted when the user quits the browser. This cookie allows us to quickly determine access control rights and personal preferences during the online session. The Session Control Cookie is set out of necessity and not out of convenience.

A user must be careful not to be logged into HomeGroove on any computer when temporarily or permanently away from this computer, since doing so would enable other persons coming to that computer to access HomeGroove and create, manipulate and delete any data which belongs to the user (e.g. account data, homes) in every way the user could.