Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of, June 25, 2019

This Privacy Policy explains how Metropolitan Property Services, Inc. (“MPS”) uses any Personal Data (as defined below) we may collect from clients and other third parties when you interact with MPS, including through our website and its web pages at www.metroprop.com (the “Website”), as well as other matters concerning such Personal Data.

Information Collected and How We Use It

When you engage us or sign up for any of MPS’s services or when you use our Website, we may collect and process your name, address, telephone number and email address and other information about you from which you can be identified (collectively, “Personal Data”).

We will store and use your Personal Data for purposes of administering and maintaining our relationship with you and providing services or information to you as instructed by you or as otherwise allowed by applicable law. We may separately contact you for the purpose of providing you with other information which we believe may be of interest to you. However, we will not initiate such contacts with you solely as a result of your having accessed our Website, unless you have affirmatively given your consent to such contacts during one of your visits to our Website. Also, where applicable under local laws, we will not use Personal Data for marketing purposes unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data

When processing your Personal Data, we may rely on one or more of the following legal bases (or other available legal grounds), depending on the circumstances:

  • Legitimate Interests – MPS may process your Personal Data where we have a legitimate interest in such processing for managing, operating or promoting our business, and that legitimate interest is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights or freedoms.
  • Consent – MPS may process your Personal Data where we have obtained your consent to the processing.
  • Contractual Necessity – MPS may process your Personal Data where such processing is necessary in connection with any contract we have with you.
  • Legal Requirements – MPS may process your Personal Data where such processing is required by applicable law.
  • Our Use of Website Cookies

What are cookies and how do we use them?

A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. In general, cookies help identify you through your device’s IP address, without collecting personal information about your identity. Our intention when using cookies is to enable more user friendly, efficient and safe visits to our Website; we use cookies to authenticate you as an authorized user, to provide you with safe restricted access areas, to remember you so that when you come back to our Website you do not need to enter your information again, and to understand what brought you to our Website and what pages you visited.

Disabling Cookies

If you wish, you can adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies:

  1. Go to the heading “Manage Cookies” and click onto the option you prefer, either stopping cookies being installed, or notifying you of them; and
  2. From the list provided, click onto the program which your computer uses; if this is not shown on the list, click on the “help” heading on the bar at the top of the page, search for information on “cookies” − an explanation of how to delete cookies will appear, then follow the instructions.

Alternatively, you can adjust your browser to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.  How you adjust your browser (to stop it accepting cookies or to notify you of them) will depend on the type of internet browser program your computer uses. You can follow the appropriate instructions for your specific browser type by clicking onto this link: http://aboutcookies.org/how-to-controlcookies/ (please note that this link will open a new window and will lead to an external website and that we are not responsible for the content of external websites).  Cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. If you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections or functions of our Website may be impaired or may not work properly.

Disclosures to Third Parties

Your Personal Data will not be disclosed to third parties except for where it is necessary for fulfillment of our obligations to you or where we are obliged or permitted to do so by law (including, without limitation, through the terms of any retainer or engagement agreement we may have with you), or where we make disclosures that are otherwise consistent with the uses described in this Privacy Policy. MPS may also disclose any information (including Personal Data) relating to you to law enforcement authorities or any regulatory or government authority in response to any request including requests in connection with the investigation of any suspected illegal activities.

MPS reserves the right to transfer any Personal Data we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, or merge with another organization. Should such a sale, transfer or merger occur, we will use reasonable efforts seeking to require that the transferee uses Personal Data you have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Security of Personal Data

MPS has policies and technical and organizational measures in place which are intended to safeguard and protect your Personal Data against unauthorized access, accidental loss, improper use, and disclosure. However, you should be aware that when data is transmitted over the internet it is not completely secure because of the nature of the internet and that systems and measures used to secure data are not flawless. For these reasons, although MPS will use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data, we do not warrant the security of Personal Data transmitted to us or stored by us, and Personal Data that is transmitted to us by you electronically is done at your own risk.

Retention of Personal Data

Our policy is to retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected such Personal Data.

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