Privacy Policy

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used. We will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for the website, newsletters, discussion forums, bid documents, mailing lists and opt-in announcement lists available at www.mbtarealty.com , owned and operated by Greystone & Co., Inc. d/b/a Massachusetts Realty Group (collectively hereafter the “Website”).

This Privacy Policy sets out how Greystone & Co., Inc. d/b/a Massachusetts Realty Group (hereafter, “Greystone”) uses and protects any information that you give Greystone when you use this Website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Greystone may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of such changes. This Privacy Policy is effective from July 23, 2014.

What Information are we collecting and how are we collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s Internet Protocol “IP” address. When a visitor requests a page from the Website, our web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We may use this information to examine traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the Greystone network, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. See also ‘WILL YOU DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION YOU COLLECT TO OUTSIDE THIRD PARTIES?’ (below).

We do not evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record email addresses of visitors. We may collect the following information:

  1. Name and Company Name
  2. Contact information including email address
  3. Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  4. Other information relevant to the public bidding process, proposal process or customer surveys

What are we doing with the information we gather?

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for:

  1. Record keeping
  2. Improving our services
  3. Periodically sending promotional emails about services or other information which we think you may find interesting
  4. Facilitating and augmenting the public bidding and/or proposal process
  5. From time to time, contacting you by email, phone, fax or mail for market research purposes

What are Cookies?

From time to time, the Website may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of Greystone’s network you have visited or customized, so the next time that you visit, those pages may be readily available. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. You can reset your browser so as to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at the Website may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What information do you collect when I register for something?

Greystone offers access to some services that may require registration. We may use your registration contact information to send notification to you of services or bid opportunities by email and/or postal mail. We may also use your IP address internally and share it with third parties. See ‘WILL YOU DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION YOU COLLECT TO OUTSIDE THIRD PARTIES?’ (below)

What other information do you request?

We may also request your email address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, newsletters, announcement or mailing lists, requests for proposals, invitations to big or information about conferences or trade shows). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy, which means we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your email address to a third-party for marketing purposes, without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

We may from time to time send email announcing new Greystone services. Except as stated above, Greystone will not send you email that you have not agreed to receive.

When you sign up for a Greystone discussion forum or register for the public bid or invitation process, your name or alias is recorded solely for purposes of maintaining your own account within the forum. This information is not used to monitor your activity, nor is it used to identify you outside the Greystone network.

What information do you collect when I register for the bid process?

If you are submitting a bid or proposal, we and any third party, may need to know your name, email address, mailing address and pertinent financial and credit information. This allows us to proceed with the bid/proposal process and to promptly notify you of the status. This information may also be used by us to notify you of related services. Financial and contact information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose except as provided in this Privacy Policy without your express permission.

Certain Greystone forums use features that safeguard this information by using industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted servers. SSL codes the information transferred between you and the server, rendering it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept the information. Some Greystone forums do not use SSL and thereby do not offer a secure coded way to transfer information.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside parties?

Greystone may share your information within a family of affiliated Greystone companies and with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (“MBTA”).

Greystone will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  1. Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Greystone or the MBTA
  2. Protect and defend the rights or property of the Greystone network of related sites, or visitors to the Greystone network of related sites
  3. Identify persons who may be violating the law, the Greystone Website usage terms and conditions, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the Greystone network or related sites
  4. Fulfill a Website user’s request
  5. Determine bid or proposal status
  6. Identify the winning bidder or successful proposer

Greystone uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Greystone reserves the right to transfer all such information in connection with the transfer of all or part of Greystone’s assets. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for such third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.

What else should I know about my privacy online?

The Website contains hyperlinks to third party websites. Greystone is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party websites. Greystone does not share any of the individual personal information that you provide Greystone with the third parties to which Greystone links, except as stated elsewhere within this Privacy Policy, although Greystone may share general, aggregate data with such third parties (such as how many people use our site). Please check with those websites to determine their privacy policy.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through email, discussion lists, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Your consent to this agreement

By accessing the Website, you consent to the collection and use of information by Greystone as specified above. We reserve the right to modify this policy.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this Website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep the information on the Website up to date and correct, Greystone makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Website or the information, services, or related graphics contained on the Website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event, will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary or similar damages whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this Website, to include instances in which Greystone has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Through this Website you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Greystone. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the Website up and running smoothly. However, Greystone takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the Website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright Notice

The material on this Website is protected under the copyright laws of the United States. Greystone owns or has a license to all title and copyrights in and to the content provided on this Website. All rights reserved.

Editorial content and graphics may not be reproduced, stored in a retrievable system, or transmitted in any form or by any means – electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise – without the express written permission of Greystone. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  1. You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
  2. You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the Website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Greystone grants permission for portions of the Website to be printed and photocopied for use in educational settings. Portions of the Website may not be reproduced to appear on another website or in a printed publication without prior written permission of Greystone.