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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Privacy Policy

This policy does not apply to any other site accessed by a link located on this site.

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage.


"Content" shall mean all information or images contained on our site(s), including but not limited to trademarks, copyrights, advertisements, data, text, graphics, photos, software and video. "Financial information" shall mean a user's Social Security number, credit card information or the number of any account held by the user in any financial institution. "General information" is all information related to users other than "financial information," whether provided by the user on the site or otherwise obtained by GCAAR. "Site" shall mean the Internet sites located at the URL addresses and "User" shall mean any person or entity that accesses or uses the site in any manner. "GCAAR" shall mean the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®, Inc., its employees, officers, directors and all other persons or entities affiliated with GCAAR responsible for creating, maintaining and publishing this(these) site(s).

Use of Information

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

While sets of labels containing physical mailing address information may be purchased from GCAAR by outside parties, e-mail addresses are never sold to or used by anyone other than GCAAR.

We use information about our users, members and non-members, for administrative, operational, and financial purposes. Databases are maintained to store information regarding: 1) membership records; 2) course registration, attendance and completion; 3) product purchases and other financial or general information.

Strict Privacy of Email Addresses

We use return email addresses to answer the email messages we receive, to contact someone regarding a problem with a registration, to update a member's record, send an automatic registration/purchase confirmation, or to send event reminders. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. Email addresses are not sold or provided to third party vendors, direct mail companies, email list services, etc.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic encryption and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect electronically.

How to Contact Us

Should a user have other questions or concerns about our privacy policy, he/she may contact us at 301.590.2000 or send a message to and enter "Unsubscribe" in the body of the message.


Cookies are small text files that may be placed on a user's computer's hard drive. Essentially, cookies are identification cards for the GCAAR computers or servers that placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them there and are unable to execute any code or virus. GCAAR may use cookies on members' computers to identify that user as a member when that user accesses the site in the future. Cookies may also be used to provide personalized service to users of this site. However, we do not use cookies to collect any personally-identifiable information.

Financial Information

GCAAR will not release a user's financial information to anyone outside GCAAR without first obtaining the user's consent, except for information that we are legally required to gather and/or report to government agencies. General information may be released to third parties without the user's consent. General information may also be distributed publicly in various articles and reports.

Member Records

Some general information gathered on the site related to upgrading a member record is used to maintain records of our members.

Updating Information

GCAAR members may correct, update, or delete* financial or general information previously provided to the site or otherwise maintained in GCAAR databases by doing one of the following:

Going to:

Sending an email to

Calling us at 301.590.2000

Writing to:

GCAAR - ATTN: Membership Records

15201 Diamondback Drive

Rockville, Maryland 20850

*Records that GCAAR is required by law to maintain may be corrected or updated by members, but may not be deleted.

Unsubscribing to Communications

Some information provided to the GCAAR site may be used to identify persons to whom various communications may be sent by GCAAR or third parties. In the event a user prefers not to receive future electronic, print, or fax communications from GCAAR he/she may do so by contacting us at 301.590.2000 or sending a message to and entering "Unsubscribe" in the body of the message.