Privacy Statement

It is the policy of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) that personal information, such as your name, postal code and e-mail address or telephone number is private and confidential. Because your privacy is important to us, OREB maintains an Internet privacy policy to protect your personal information on its www.ottawarealestate.org website.

  1. Sites covered by this policy

The Ottawa Real Estate Board website – www.ottawarealestate.org – is made up of and includes links to many sites including real estate association websites, board websites, real estate professionals’ websites and, in some cases, board listing information sites. This privacy policy applies only to those sites which display the OREB Privacy Policy statement. While OREB encourages the site operators to comply with these principles, users should carefully examine the privacy statements of sites appearing on or linking to or from www.ottawarealestate.org which do not display the statement. Personal information that you choose to provide to other sites will be subject to the privacy policies of those sites.

  1. The information we collect

(a) Site Activity Data

Each time a visitor comes to the OREB site, our Web server collects only the visitor’s domain name or IP address; but not the e-mail address.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web and mobile analytics tracking tool provided by Google, for audience activity, demographics reporting, and remarketing. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing a browser plug-in available on Google’s website.

Our website uses standard technology known as “cookies” including session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies temporarily keep your settings. This information is stored until your browser is closed. Persistent cookies are created for specific functions you may choose to use on the website, for example saving favourites. Persistent cookies are used to improve your experience of the website and are retained from session to session. These cookies remain after the browser is closed and are stored locally on your system. OREB does not track such cookies on OREB servers, nor does OREB use such cookies to store personal information. You may choose to delete persistent cookies after visiting the website.

(b) Personal Information

Personal information, such as your name, postal code and e-mail address or telephone number, is collected only when you voluntarily provide it. Such information is received by OREB or its Members only when you send an e-mail through the site.

The personal information you provide to OREB is forwarded only to the person, department, or Member that is equipped to handle your request and is used only to respond to your inquiry.

  1. Restriction on use of information

The data collected is used to help OREB analyze the browsing patterns of its visitors in order to improve the content and design of its site.

Personal information will not be sold to any third parties, nor will such information be added to bulk e-mailing lists.

  1. Policy revisions

Any changes to the Ottawa Real Estate Board Privacy Policy will be promptly communicated on this page. Policy changes will not alter how we handle previously submitted personal information.

If you have any comments or questions about the Ottawa Real Estate Board’s Privacy Policy and how it pertains to this web site, please contact:

Ottawa Real Estate Board
1826 Woodward Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 0P7

Telephone: (613) 225-2240
Facsimile: (613) 225-6420
E-mail: OREB.Admin@oreb.ca