Your information may be maintained on and transferred to computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, we may transfer personal information to the United States and process it there. By using the Services and submitting your Personal Information you consent to such transfer and storage.
2. What Information Do We Collect?
The information we gather enables us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information, as well as other information in connection with your use of, and access to, the Services. We collect the following types of information from our users.
a. Information You Choose to Provide to Us:
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, if you set up an account, we will require you to provide certain information, such as a phone number and/or email address. You may also decide to provide us with your full name and telephone number, or other contact information and information about yourself and your interests.
b. User Content:
Some features of the Services allow you to provide content to the Services, such as written comments. All content submitted by you to the Services may be retained by us indefinitely.
c. Information Collected Through Our Mobile App(s):
We offer mobile applications (“apps”) through which we collect information in order to provide our Services and related information. That information may include mobile identifiers as well as personal information that you provide to us, such as your account information, email address, name or professional information and credentials.
d. Information That is Collected Automatically:
When you interact with our Services (including visits to our Site and interaction with emails we may send you), we automatically receive and record information from your web browser. This includes, for instances, your IP address, device information search queries and cookie information. It also includes cookies and similar technical identifiers, that identify your browser or device: we or third parties that we work with (whether as independent companies or as service providers to us) place and read cookies on your browser, along with cookie “identifiers” that identify you as you interact with our website. These third parties may place cookies when you visit other sites, as well. Please see Section 6 below regarding these cookies, and how to opt out of certain marketing uses of cookies.
Similar, we collect other device-specific information if you access the Services using a mobile device. This may include but is not limited to unique device identifiers, network information, and hardware model, as well as information about how the device interacts with our Services.
e. Email Communications:
We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us.
f. Aggregate Information:
We collect (or create) statistical information about how users, collectively, use the Services (“Aggregate Information”). Some of this information is derived from Personal Information. This statistical information is not Personal Information and cannot be tied back to you or your web browser. We may use the information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information, (i) in connection with our business; (ii) in any way we may describe when you provide the information; and (iii) for any other purpose with your consent.
g. Information We Receive from Third Parties:
Although the information that we use and share generally comes from our own Services, we may sometimes receive information from, or enhance our own information with, information we receive from third party, data hygiene or validation companies, or data “brokers.” For instance, we might work with such a vendor to confirm, validate or add information to the consumer profile that we have about you. (And we might then also share this information as described in Section 5.). In some cases, we might receive information this way from our customers, such as to enhance our services, provide co-marketing or promotional services, or generally to help companies better market to individuals.
h. Information Regarding Your Social Networks:
Occasionally, you can use our Services to interact with your account on other services (“Third Party Account”), such as Facebook or Twitter. In addition to using your Third Party Account credentials to sign in to the Services, you can access posting and sharing tools on the Services, including a “share” button that allows you to post information to your social networks outside of the Services (“Share”). Please note that these tools may be operated by Third Party Services.
3. Information We Receive From Our Customers and Business Partners
We also receive information from our customers and business partners that includes personal information about their own customers, contacts, or other personal information they may provide to us. This may include (for instance) an individual’s phone number, name, or email address, or information about individuals’ interests (for instance, the type of home or neighborhood they may be interested in purchasing). Our customers generally act as the “controller” that makes decisions about their own client information. (Therefore, if you have questions about how our customers collect or use information, those questions should be directed to those customers.)
4. How We Use the Information We Collect or Receive
We may use your information for various purposes, depending on the type of information we have collected from and about you and the specific Services you use, in order to:
- Respond to your requests for information
- Provide you with updates and information about our Services
- Verify your identity and for fraud prevention
- Process your payments (as explained above, such payments will be processed by our third-party payment processor, not by us)
- Help us better understand your interests and needs to improve the Services
- Engage in analysis, research and reports regarding the use of our Services
- Contact you regarding our (or other parties’) products, services, surveys, or promotions (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us)
- Provide you with recommendations
- Tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, retarget content to you through our software application and elsewhere, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services
- Tailor advertising or promotions to you when you use the Services or interact with other services, apps or content.
- Assist other companies in advertising to you or contacting you with offers we think may be suited to your interests, which may occur online, through devices you use (such as mobile phones or browsers), or through direct mail or other channels.
- Provide, manage and improve the Services, and test and create new products, features and services
- Understand and resolve any technical and security issues reported on our Sites
- Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property or security of Hive, the Services and the general public
- Enforce any legal terms that govern your relationship with us or your use of the Services
- Share it with or sell it to third parties for their own marketing purposes, if we believe you may have an interests in their goods or services. That marketing may occur across various “screens” or various channels: for instance, it may be through digital advertising, email advertising, telephone, direct mail, mobile or even TV devices.
- For any other purpose with your consent
We may aggregate, de-identify and/or anonymize any information collected through the Services so that such information is no longer linked to your personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, phone number or email address). We may use aggregated and anonymized information for any purpose, including, without limitation, for research and marketing purposes.
5. How, and With Whom, Is My Information Shared?
The Services are designed to help you share information with others. As a result, some of the information generated through the Services is shared publicly or with third parties.
a. Public Information About Your Activity on the Services:
Some of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted publicly on the Site or otherwise through the Services.
b. Information You Elect to Share:
c. User Profile Information:
User profile information including your username and other information you enter may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. We will not directly reveal user email addresses to other users.
d. Information Shared with Agents:
We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf, including our independent contractor licensed real estate salespersons and brokers, that may offer or provide services to you (“Agents”). We may need to share Personal Information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist in the provision of the Services.
e. Service Providers:
Any information we collect or receive will be shared with service providers that help us to offer, operate and improve our Services. This includes (for instance) entities that provide services related to billing, collections, marketing, data storage, hygiene, processing and enhancement, hosting, tech and customer support, and other operational and security functions.
f. Aggregate Information:
We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners can understand how and how often people use our Services and their services or websites, which facilitates improving both their services and how our Services interface with them. In addition, these third parties may share with us non-private, aggregated or otherwise non Personal Information about you that they have independently developed or acquired.
g. Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers:
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions (and due diligence leading up to such transactions), user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.
h. Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others:
i. Information We Share with Marketers:
Finally, as also noted in Section 4, we sometimes share or disclose any information we have collected about you with other companies, platforms or marketers who wish to market products or services we or they think would be relevant to you. This may happen in various ways. For instance, we may run a co-marketing or co-branding program with another company. Or, we may simply provide real estate brokers on our platform information about who is viewing or seems interested in their listings. We similarly may in some cases supplement information that our customers provide to us with information we have collected from you through our Services, (For instance, if we know you often search 2 bedroom apartments, we might share that with a customer that is trying to better market to you), or that we have collected from third parties, such as data providers or other companies that license information about consumer preferences.
And in some cases, we may share information with trusted businesses we partner with to provide you offers, discounts or information we believe may be pertinent to or desired by you.
We may also share information in other ways, upon your consent or reasonable notice to you.
Please remember that if you choose to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, then that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly available. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Services.
6. Your “Opt Out” Choices
We provide you the opportunity to “opt out” of our sale of your personal information. This will apply to any personal information that we collect and then sell to our customers. It will not, by contrast, apply to personal information that we handle only as a vendor for our customers. It also will not apply to information that we provide to our customers to complete a process or request that you initiated – such as request a tour or complete a form that indicates that information will likely be shared with a third party (such as an agent). If you wish to opt out of our sale of your personal information for marketing purposes, please send your email, telephone number, name and to us at email@example.com.
We provide information about additional marketing choices in Section 7 below.
7. Cookies and Similar Technologies
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. However, turning off cookies may reduce the functionality of some websites and web operations.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Essential Cookies. Essential Cookies are required for providing you with features or services that you have requested. For example, certain Cookies enable you to log into secure areas of our Services. Disabling these Cookies may make certain features and services unavailable.
- Functional Cookies. Functional Cookies are used to record your choices and settings regarding our Services, maintain your preferences over time and recognize you when you return to our Services. These Cookies help us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Retargeting/Advertising Cookies. Retargeting/Advertising Cookies collect data about your online activity and identify your interests so that we can provide advertising that we believe is relevant to you. For more information about this, please see Section 7 below.
8. Cookies and Similar Technologies
a. Targeted Online Advertising.
We allow third-party ad networks, including third-party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms, to serve advertisements through the Services. These advertisements may be targeted to users who fit certain general profile categories or display certain preferences or behaviors (“Interest-Based Ads”). Information for Internet-Based Ads (including Personal Information) may be provided to us by you, or derived from the usage patterns of particular users on the Services and/or services of third parties. Such information may be gathered through tracking users’ activities across time and unaffiliated properties, including when you leave the Services. To accomplish this, our service providers may deliver cookies, including a file (known as a “web beacon”) from an ad network to you through the Services. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Web beacons allow ad networks to view, edit or set their own cookies on your browser, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. (We describe “cookie” technologies in greater detail in Section 6 above.
Through the DAA and Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of, and greater control over, ads that are customized based a consumer’s online behavior across different websites and properties. To make choices about Interest-Based Ads from participating third parties, including to opt-out of receiving behaviorally targeted advertisements from participating organizations, please visit the DAA’s or NAI’s consumer opt-out pages, which are located at
b. Email and SMS Marketing
You can unsubscribe from email and SMS marketing about our Services at https://localize.city/optout. You also have “unsubscribe” or “opt out” choices you may access at the bottom of emails, and through SMS marketing you may receive.
c. Opt -Out of Sale
As described in Section 6, you may also “opt out” of our sale of your personal information by sending us your name, telephone number and email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note that you can opt out of your sale of other personal information about you, in other circumstances, by using the “opt out” method we provide in Section 3 above.
9. Is Information About Me Secure?
We seek to protect Personal Information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we (like any company operating online) cannot guarantee the security of any information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We therefore cannot guarantee or warrant that any techniques we use (no matter how sophisticated) will in all cases prevent unauthorized access to information about you that we store, Personal Information or otherwise.
11. What If I Have Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to email@example.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Effective Date: September 12, 2023