1. Information Collection, Use, and Opting Out
The types of information we collect depend on your level of engagement with the Sites. The higher the level, the more information we need to provide our services.
A. All Spectapp Website and Users of the Spectapp Applications
From registered and unregistered users of the Sites, we automatically receive and record information whenever you interact with the Sites. This includes IP address data from our server logs, cookie information, the pages you request, and the URL of the site you came to the Sites from. From all Users of the Spectapp Applications (“App Users”) we also collect the mobile device ID and your geo-location information so that we can interact with you; we need to know where to direct responsive Application pages and it allows us to provide geo specific information, such as homes for sale near you. Your IP address serves the same function for website Users. App Users can turn off our access to your geo-location by adjusting “location services” within your iOS or Android device settings. We use the information listed above to help diagnose Site problems and performance, analyze trends, customize your experience on the Sites, and administer the Sites.
Cookies and opting out:
Spectapp Cookies: We put Spectapp cookies on your computer to help us keep track of when you were last on the Sites, and what you last searched on the Sites. While you are free to disable cookies on your browser, we recommend that you leave cookies activated to use some of the most useful Spectapp features.
Third-Party Cookies Used to Target Ads to You When You are on Other Websites: The Google Doubleclick cookie will inform Google that you visited the Sites. Google may serve Spectapp ads to you on other websites on our behalf. Similarly, the Sites drop cookies on your browser that are read when you visit Facebook, so that during your visits to the Facebook website you might receive Spectapp advertising based on the pages you visited on the Sites. We may work with other companies and use their cookies to target Spectapp ads to you on other websites.
Opting Out of Google Analytics: To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here for instructions.
Opting Out of Google Advertising: To opt out of Google interest-based advertising, click here to see your Google ad settings.
Opting Out Generally: The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising program provides consumers with the ability to opt-out of having their online behavior recorded and used for advertising purposes. To opt-out of having your online behavior collected for advertising purposes (for example, serving Spectapp ads to you on Facebook), click here for instructions. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific. This means that, for example, if you opt out when using Safari on your phone, you will not be opted out on Firefox or on your laptop.
Do Not Track: Some browsers have a âdo not trackâ feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet uniform, so we are not currently set up to respond to those signals.
B. Registered Spectapp Site Users (including Registered App Users & Contact Agent Form users)
C. Contact Agent
When you submit your info for an Agent. We will also ask some questions so that our agent can verify your identity. When you meet up with one of our agents at the home, the agent will ask you to verify your identity, and may even ask for a photo ID. At this point, your relationship with Spectapp is not just online.
D. Spectapp Clients
2. Information Storage
We store all User information on secure servers and in the cloud.
3. Information Sharing
We share your information with Spectapp personnel in the normal course of business. We also share some of your information with third parties.
B. Spectapp Clients:
Public Record Information: Please be aware that home sales and purchases are a matter of public record, and your name and address, the price you paid, your property taxes, and other information will be available from public sites regardless of the brokerage(s), if any, who assist in the transaction. We post on our Sites some information that typically becomes part of the public record of a home sale or purchase.
Non-Public Record Information: We share information obtained from you that is not public record in order to facilitate your home purchase or sale transaction.
Service Providers to all Spectapp Clients: Our agents work with third parties to process your home search and sale transaction, and must share your information with those third parties.
Partner Agents: A Partner Agent is employed by or works with another brokerage, but has teamed up with us to provide Spectapp-quality service to a wider range of customers. We’ll refer you to a Partner Agent in our discretion. If you are referred to a Partner Agent for your home purchase or sale transaction, we share your information with that Partner Agent so they can assist you.
We also share your listing information with listing vendors such as photographers, home staging experts and home repair professionals like plumbers and electricians, as needed.
Home Buyer Service Providers: As is customary as your home purchase agent, we must share your buying information with inspectors, title companies, escrow agents, closing attorneys, lenders, and other third parties as needed to process your transaction.
Potential Buyers: By law, we are required to disclose to potential buyers certain information you provide about your property.
Negotiations: We also post on our Sites price offers and counteroffers. We do not post your name on our Sites without your permission but if the sale is closed, the price and the fact that you bought or sold your house at that price is a matter of public record.
4. Information Deletion
You may request deletion of your Spectapp details by e-mailing us at [email protected] We may keep a copy for our records.
5. Email Communications
We communicate with account holders and Clients about their accounts and home tours, searches and sales by email. You may also subscribe to Listing Alert Emails with customized summaries of homes for sale. If you opt-in to also receive marketing email messages, Spectapp may send you Spectapp-related news, surveys or promotions. If you do not want to receive alerts or marketing email from us, please follow the instructions contained in the unwanted email message.
The Sites are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us. You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this policy.
8. Contact Us
Please contact us if you have more questions. If you have any questions about this policy, please email us at [email protected] You can also write to us at: OMT Building, 266 Sami El Solh Ave., P.O.Box 116-5079, Beirut, Lebanon.