HFO Investment Real Estate ("HFO") provides this web site as a service and convenience to our clients and to friends of the corporation.
Please note that sending e-mail to one of our brokers or employees does not create a broker-client relationship. Such a relationship will exist only once it is confirmed in writing between HFO and you or your company. Please do not send confidential information to us through e-mail. Information that you send to us unsolicited will not be regarded by us as confidential. Instead, please call (503) 241-5541 or send your name and phone number to someone at our company via e-mail and we will call you back as soon as we are able.
Brokers, like other professionals who advise on personal financial matters, may now be required by federal law (the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act") to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. We have always protected our clients' right to privacy, and we will continue to do so.
In the course of providing our clients with real estate brokerage services, we receive significant personal financial information from our clients. If you are a client of HFO, you should know that all information we receive from you is held in confidence and is not released to people outside our company, except as agreed to by you or as required under an applicable law.
We retain records relating to the professional services we provide so that we can better assist you with your professional needs and comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
There are times when we may need to collect information from you through our Web site. This generally involves filling out a form so that you can download something from the site.
What we do with the information we gather and track:
The personally identifiable information gathered from the forms that you fill out on our Web site is used in one of two ways:
· To allow you to download various pieces of information; and
· To provide you with information about our activities, news, and events
HFO uses various methods to collect certain other kinds of information, including referrers, cookies, system information, and IP addresses. The only method that can be personally identified with you with you is cookies, which can optionally store information that you may enter in forms on our Web site, as described below.
A "referrer" is the information passed along by a Web browser that references the Web URL you linked from and is automatically gathered by our Web server. This information is used by HFO to identify broad demographic trends that may be used to provide information tailored to your interests. You will not be personally identified from this information.
System information that we gather includes time, type of Web browser being used, the operating system/platform, and CPU speed. This information is sent automatically by your Web browser when you are connected to a Web site and is used by HFO only for broad demographic statistics. This information is used by HFO in identifying broad demographic trends and may be used to provide information appropriate for your computer system. You will not be personally identified from this information.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you. IP addresses are automatically gathered by our Web server. HFO will not use your IP address to attempt to identify your personal information.
The HFO web site, contains links to other Web sites. HFO is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites.