The Pacific West Association of REALTORS® ("PWR") has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and so that you, as a visitor of PWR.NET ("website"), will be aware of the uses made of information that may be generated as a result of you using our website.


We gather the following types of information needed to process your transactions, fulfill your requests, and maintain our membership records:
  • Contact information you provide (for example, your personal and business addresses, phone and fax numbers, firm affiliations and titles).
  • Tracking information which our web server automatically recognizes each time you visit one of our sites or communicate with us by e-mail (for example, your domain name, your e-mail address, and what pages you visit); and
  • Information you volunteer, via websitelications or surveys (for example, education, designations, specialties, affiliations with other real estate organizations and general demographic data).
We use this information to:
  • Improve and customize the content and layout of our sites and other communications tools, such as PWR Point online and print.
  • Notify you of updates to our site.
  • Notify you of relevant products and services.
  • Notify you of upcoming events and programs.
  • Compile specialty directories about which you will be made aware.
  • Track usage of our site.
PWR does not share, sell or trade e-mail addresses, but may provide you with on-line informational or marketing messages that have been websiteroved by PWR for the following purposes described in Part 4 of this policy.

We will not share, sell or otherwise provide other information about you to third parties, except for:
  • Partners in our PWR Perks Program and the limited purpose of notifying you of PWR websiteroved promotions.
  • Exhibitors at PWR Connect trade shows for the limited purpose of contacting you one time immediately before and after trade shows, through marketing vehicles websiteroved by PWR
  • Other vendors for the limited purpose of contacting targeted groups of members, through marketing vehicles websiteroved by PWR
  • When required by law or valid legal process, or to protect the personal safety of our members or the public.
  • Some or all of the data collected during promotions or contests on our sites that are sponsored by third parties may be shared with the sponsor for the limited purpose of a one-time marketing follow-up by the sponsor. If information about you will be shared with a sponsor you will be notified prior to your participation in the promotion or contest and you can decide not to participate in the promotion or contest.

Use of Cookies

What is a cookie? A cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. The typical purposes of a cookie is to make your use of the website easier and more convenient and to assist the website in tracking your use of the site. For example, a cookie may save the registration information, passwords, purchases or preferences that you create when using a website so you don't have to reenter this information. Cookies may also tell the website which areas of the site are popular and which aren't. Cookie technology is used by most major websites and is considered an industry standard for the Internet. Our website uses cookie technology to verify user information. (Please see the section titled "Advertisements" for more information concerning advertisers.). Also, most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you may set your browser so that it refuses cookies or alerts you when cookies are being created on your hard drive. You should be aware though that by not accepting cookies, you may impair your ability to use certain shopping or password protected areas of websites.

Directors and Committee Members

For use by the members of PWR, we make available on the website the names of members who are serving as directors or committee members of PWR

Contact Us

Like most sites on the Internet, our website contains a feature that allows you to contact us with your comments or questions. You will need to provide us with certain information, such as your first and last name, email address, phone and fax number and your address, including your city and state. The information collected through the "Contact Us" feature is used to solely to investigate and respond to your inquiries. If you are a member, we may also use the information you provide to update our membership records.

Links to Other Sites

In many areas of our website, we have included links to other Internet sites which we feel add to or improve the quality of our website. While we hope you find these links helpful, we cannot assume responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any linked site. Therefore, we encourage you to investigate and determine the privacy policy and practices of any linked site prior to providing information to the linked site.


We may from time to time create and use surveys on our website. Most surveys are simple "click box" surveys where you click a box on the screen to indicate your response. However, we may from time to time ask you for your name, email address or demographic information. If a survey does ask you this information, we will not use it for any purpose other than to complete the survey, compile statistics and update member records.


We may from time to time run contests on our website. If our contests require you to provide personal or demographic information, we will not use this information for any purpose other than to complete the contest and update member records.

Public Chat Rooms or Forums

We from time to time may provide chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups on our website. While we feel these features will be helpful to the users of our website, we will not monitor them regularly nor will we be we responsible for what is said on or done as result of them. Please remember that any information you disclose on these types of features will be accessible to the public and you should exercise caution prior to disclosing any personal information on these features.


We have adopted what we consider to be reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft, misuse and alteration of information collected through our website. However, if you are concerned about the security of the Internet or our website, we suggest that you not provide this information. We maintain security procedures and standards which we believe are as safe as today's technology permits. We test these procedures and modify them regularly as new technologies become feasible.

Children's Guidelines

Our website does not currently attempt to collect or solicit information from persons who are under the age of eighteen. However, given the anonymous nature of the Internet, it is possible that someone under the age of eighteen may access our website and provide us with personal information. If this situation occurs and it is brought to our attention, we will not use the information in any way without prior parental consent and we will take all reasonable steps to prevent it from occurring again.


Our website provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. Also, if you are a member of PWR, you can choose to opt out of having your name included in the REALTOR® / Affiliate Directory. To exercise your opt-out privilege, please feel free to email us at: or write us at: 1601 E. Orangewood Ave. Anaheim, CA 92805 Attn: Membership. Please be advised that if you are a member and choose to opt-out of receiving communications from the website, this may affect your ability to receive other email communications that are sent to members of PWR

Contacting our website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of our website, or your dealings with our website, please feel free to email us at: or write us at: 1601 E. Orangewood Ave. Anaheim, CA 92805 Attn: Membership.

Changes to Privacy Policy Statement

With the ever-changing environment of the Internet and to maintain our ability to improve the quality and safety of our website, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. As you use our website, we encourage you to periodically check back with this statement for changes that we may make. Your continued use of our website will constitute your agreement to any changes we make and if you do not agree with a change, please refrain from using our website. Thank you!