Brian Ward Appraisal is committed to protecting user privacy online. No personally identifiable information is stored online and we will not disclose individually identifiable information about you to any third party without your express permission.
Information We Collect
Brian Ward Appraisal's website logs IP addresses for system administration purposes. Your IP address can help us diagnose problems with our server and track a user's session to give us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. In addition, we track system information, such as the type of browser you are using, your operating system, and the referring IP address. We use this information in aggregate only.
Online Ordering and 'Comp Checks'
Brian Ward Appraisal's Online Ordering and 'Comp Check' forms request private information. All form entries are optional and their completion is at the discretion of the person completion the forms and it is their responsibility to ensure they are authorized to provide the information.
Credit Card Data
Brian Ward Appraisal does not collect or store credit card information, period. Third party credit card processors are used (PayPal, Google Checkout) who have their own, industry standard, privacy and security mechanisms.
As you interact with our Web site, your usage patterns are logged anonymously. Our user logs tell us whether you searched or browsed to find information and what searches you used. We also log whether or not your searches were successful and what subject areas you visited. The logs use your IP address only. Usage data is viewed and analyzed in aggregated form only.
Marketing by Email, Fax and Telephone
Brian Ward Appraisal to date has not sent email, fax transmission, or telephone calls to our users/clients for marketing purposes. However, by using our site, you agree to allow us to send you marketing messages. We will never send you unsolicited messages. If we begin a marketing campaign, we will provide explicit directions on how to opt out of the campaign.
Gramm Leach Bliley Title V (GLB)
Brian Ward Appraisal makes significant efforts to keep all appraisal-related data confidential in compliance with the Gramm Leach Bliley act, Title V. We will not disclose confidential appraisal and/or mortgage data to any third party without the written permission of the rightful owner of that data.
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Brian Ward Appraisal makes significant efforts to keep all appraisal-related data confidential in compliance with the then current version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as published by The Appraisal Foundation. We will not disclose confidential appraisal data to any third party without the written permission of the rightful owner of that data. Furthermore, our staff, contractors and member appraisers have all entered into written contracts with Brian Ward Appraisal to keep this data confidential. Appraisals ordered through Brian Ward Appraisal are treated as a contract between the ordering party and the appraiser completing the work. Brian Ward Appraisal is an agent for the ordering party and the appraiser. We will not release a copy of an appraisal you have ordered to any third party (INCLUDING the homeowner or borrower) without the written permission of the ordering party.
Our Use of Your Information
The majority of the information we collect is analyzed anonymously so that we can improve our services. One of our goals is to create an interactive learning system. To that end, we use our usage data to study how users seek information.
Brian Ward Appraisal will never willfully disclose personally identifiable information to a third party for marketing or other use.
Third Party Collectors of Information
Our Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Any information you disclose to a third party, such as other users, advertisers, affiliates, vendors, or our co-branded partners (such as "Powered By" partners) is subject to that party's Privacy Statement. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others. Brian Ward Appraisal is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.