Members Privacy Statement
(Last updated 07-15-2013)

The Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. ("BAREIS MLS®") respects your privacy and uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of our members and visitors to this Web site. The following Internet Privacy Policy (the "Policy") contains general and technical details about how BAREIS MLS® treats data collected and received from you as a member of BAREIS MLS®.

Types of Information We Collect

BAREIS MLS® gathers personal data from you which is required to be a member. The information includes but is not limited to your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, and real estate license data when you voluntarily subscribe or register for BAREIS MLS® services.

BAREIS MLS® collects personal financial data, which may include but is not limited to your credit card number or bank account number, if you voluntarily choose to pay BAREIS MLS® invoices for services through our automated billing services.

Through use of the BAREIS MLS® prospecting system BAREIS MLS® also gathers the personal data, which includes but is not limited to the name, address, e-mail address and phone number of prospects and customers of your services, when you voluntarily submit such information through the listing or prospect functions of the system.

BAREIS MLS® collects property listing data, which includes but is not limited to images, if you voluntarily choose to submit property listing data to BAREIS MLS®.

Sharing of Personal Data, Financial Data, and Property Listing Data

BAREIS MLS® will NOT share, sell, or otherwise transfer your personal data or the personal data of prospects or other indirect recipients of BAREIS MLS® services to any other third persons or entities in ways different from what is discussed in this Privacy Statement.

BAREIS MLS® has reciprocal agreements with other MLS organizations that will provide the reciprocal organizations members access to the BAREIS MLS® compilation, in exchange for granting BAREIS MLS® members access to their database. The members of reciprocal MLS organizations are bound to BAREIS MLS® Bylaws and Rules and Regulations when they are utilizing our database, as you are bound to follow the rules of the reciprocal MLS when utilizing their database.

BAREIS MLS® approved vendors that produce productivity tools, Internet sites, and products that are compatible with, compliment, and/or enhance MLS services will have access to your name, address, phone, e-mail and listing data of BAREIS MLS® members. Vendors are prohibited from using the data for any other purpose than to offer and facilitate the operation of their product or service provided to our members. Approved vendors may contact members from time to time to inform members of their product, service, advertising and promotional opportunities.  Vendors are prohibited from selling, reproducing, or transmitting any data obtained or that comes into their possession as a result of their role as a vendor to any other party than a member of BAREIS MLS®.

Statistical analysis and aggregation of the property listing data may be made available to the media and other interested parties for public representation. This information will not disclose the details of individual transactions or contain the characteristics of individual properties, their owners, or the agent(s) selling the property.

BAREIS MLS® may disclose, transfer, sell or assign information within the Rules and Regulations of the Service, although it is not the current policy of BAREIS MLS® to do so. In addition, BAREIS MLS® may disclose, transfer, sell or assign information your personal data or the personal data of prospects or other indirect recipients of BAREIS MLS® services or as otherwise obtained to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of BAREIS MLS®.

BAREIS MLS® reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, and/or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.

Proprietary Rights

The Rules and Regulations of the service, under which every member has access and use of the property listing information and BAREIS MLS® services, state that when you submit property listing data to BAREIS MLS® including but not limited to images, that data becomes part of the BAREIS MLS® listing database compilation. All rights, title, and interest in each copy of every BAREIS MLS® compilation and image created and copyrighted by BAREIS MLS® remains at all times vested in BAREIS MLS®. Copyright and ownership interest in images submitted by BAREIS MLS® members for inclusion in the database remain with the BAREIS MLS® Participant on whose behalf the image was submitted. However, the BAREIS MLS® Participant licenses BAREIS MLS® to reproduce, distribute and transform such images and place a BAREIS MLS® copyright legend on each such image by virtue of posting the image to the compilation. Ownership of BAREIS MLS® database compilation and each BAREIS MLS® member's "use" is governed by the BAREIS MLS® By-Laws and Rules and Regulations.


"Cookies" are small data files stored on your computer's hard drive containing information about you and your computer. Some BAREIS MLS® Web services may set and access cookies during the use of those Web services in order to provide a more customized user experience and to establish secure access to data. You may disallow receiving cookies at any time through your Web browser; however it may affect your ability to access BAREIS MLS® Web services.


The BAREIS MLS® Web site is operated from facilities in the United States of America. We make no representation and take no responsibility for any applicable laws and regulations outside the United States. Members who may choose to access BAREIS MLS® from the European Union or elsewhere other than the United States do so at their own discretion and initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Links to Other Sites

We may offer links to sites that are not operated by BAREIS MLS®. If you visit one of these sites, please be aware that they may collect personally identifiable information from you and BAREIS MLS® is not responsible for the policies and practices of those other companies. You should always review the privacy and other policies of other companies.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

BAREIS MLS® reserves the right to update or change this Privacy Statement without notice to address new issues of privacy or information security or changes to our Web site or business practices. BAREIS MLS® encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Statement as changes will always be posted in this section of the BAREIS MLS® Web site.

Privacy statements for our general public visitors are displayed on our Web site and


You are in control of any personal data that you provide to BAREIS MLS® on-line. If at any time, you would like to modify or correct the personal data we have about you, would like to ask a question about our Policy or would like to register a complaint about our Policy, you can let us know by writing us at:

Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc.

153 Stony Circle, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 575-8000