PRIVACY POLICY

ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY


These terms of use are entered into by and between You and Bernstein Real Estate (”Company,” “we,” or “us”). The following terms and conditions and privacy policy, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively,  “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of flowchelsea.com, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through flowchelsea.com (the “Website”), whether as a guest or a registered user.

By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

This Website is offered and available to users who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.

CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF USE

 

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

                                                                                                               

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS


The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

 

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website.

 

TRADEMARKS

 

The Company name, the Company logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

                                                                                                                                       

CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE

 

We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.                                                           

                                                                                                                                       
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO THE WEBSITE

 

All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy. 

 

LINKS FROM THE WEBSITE

If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

                                                                                                                                       

GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS


The owner of the Website is based in the State of New York in the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES


To the fullest extent provided by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or any services or items obtained through the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

 

Your use of the website, its content, and any services or items obtained through the website is at your own risk. The website, its content, and any services or items obtained through the website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Neither the company nor any person associated with the company makes any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy, or availability of the website. Without limiting the foregoing, neither the company nor anyone associated with the company represents or warrants that the website, its content, or any services or items obtained through the website will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the website or any services or items obtained through the website will otherwise meet your needs or expectations.

 

To the fullest extent provided by law, the company hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory, or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose.

The foregoing does not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

 

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY


To the fullest extent provided by law, in no event will the company, its affiliates, or their licensors, service providers, employees, agents, officers, or directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the website, any websites linked to it, any content on the website or such other websites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable. 

INDEMNIFICATION


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.    

                                          

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION


All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of New York, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts. 

ARBITRATION


At Company’s sole discretion, it may require You to submit any disputes arising from these Terms of Use or use of the Website, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying New York law.

            

LIMITATION ON TIME TO FILE CLAIMS


Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these terms of use or the website must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues; otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred. 

WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY


No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect. 

PRIVACY POLICY


Bernstein Real Estate respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.bernsteinre.com (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

This policy applies to information we collect:

•  On this Website.

•  In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

•  Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.

•  When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

•  ANY OTHER SOURCES
It does not apply to information collected by:

•  Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or

•  Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW WE COLLECT IT


We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

•  By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or telephone number (”personal information”);

•  That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or

•  About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

We collect this information:

•  Directly from you when you provide it to us.

•  Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.


The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

•  Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website.

•  Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.

•  Your search queries on the Website.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. 
                                                                                                            

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

•    Details of your visits to our Website, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.

•    Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

•  Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

•  Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.

•  Speed up your searches.

•  Recognize you when you return to our Website.


The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

•  Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

•  Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

•  Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website [and our e-mails] may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an email] and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION


We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

•  To present our Website and its contents to you.

•  To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.

•  To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

•  In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

•  For any other purpose with your consent.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own goods and services that may be of interest to you. 

                                                                                                                                     

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.


We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

•  To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

•  To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

•  To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have consented to not opt out of these disclosures. We contractually require these third parties to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

•  To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. 

•  For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

•  With your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

•  To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

•  To enforce or apply our Terms of Use.

•  If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Bernstein Real Estate, our customers, or others.                                               


CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION


We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

•  Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

•  You can also always opt-out by sending us an email with your request to [email protected]

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (”NAI”) on the NAI’s website.         

                                                                                                                           

ENTIRE AGREEMENT


The Terms of Use, and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Bernstein Real Estate regarding the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Website. 

YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS


This website is operated by Bernstein Management Corp., c/o Bernstein Real Estate, 150 West 30th Street, New York, New York 10001.

All notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to the copyright agent designated in our Copyright Policy  in the manner and by the means set out therein.

All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: [email protected].

NYS STANDARDIZED OPERATING PROCEDURES


Notice to Home Buyers


Dated: April 1, 2022


New York Real Property Law section 442-h requires real estate brokers to institute standardized operating procedures for the prerequisites that prospective home buyers must meet prior to receiving any services. Bernstein Real Estate standardized office procedures concerning those prerequisites are as follows:


1. We do not require prospective clients to show identification,
2. We do not require an exclusive buyer broker agreement, and
3. We do not require a pre-approval for a mortgage loan.