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If you have any concerns or questions regarding CREIA’s site privacy/security/terms statement below, please contact CREIA.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy
By using this site and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy Policy, your only remedy is to discontinue use of this site and services. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change our policy, we will post those changes on our site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of any portion of the site following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to establish your membership account, and you should always exercise caution whenever disclosing information online.

Security
CREIA’s site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and offline via secure site services.

Usernames and Passwords
The CREIA websites do use usernames and passwords to help enhance your user experience and are necessary to identify and authenticate your access privileges to secure areas of the site.

When using the “Remember Me” Username and Password feature, the password(s) you use is encrypted within a cookie on your system. Encryption is presently the most effective way to achieve data security. As an added measure, we request that you take precautions to safeguard your username and password (s). When selecting a password, use a combination of letters and numbers and do not use words that can be easily associated with you such as family names, street address, social security number or birthdates. We also suggest that you change your password regularly.

Website “Cookies”
The CREIA websites do use “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of text that can be entered into the memory of your browser. We use cookies to save your CREIA username and password so you don't have to re- enter information each time you log into the CREIA Members Only area of the CREIA site. If you disable cookies then your information will not be saved and will have to be re-entered each time you visit the site. However, we do not store your credit card information with any site cookie - that information will have to be entered upon each transaction. This site does not discriminate from the online contact information we collect with regard to age. Therefore, it is possible for children, without prior parental consent or parental notification, to submit contact information.

Online Purchases
When you purchase a product in our Online Store, pay Membership dues, register for an Event, you need to provide your name, e-mail address, credit card, billing and shipping information. This information allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you if there is any difficulty with the order status. We understand the concerns users have with using their credit cards for online transactions. Protecting privacy is a top priority for us, and it is therefore of mutual interest to protect your credit card information and provide you with the best service possible. All dues & fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.

Website Tracking
We may collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. (An IP address is the unique number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you log onto the Internet.) We also use IP addresses to monitor visitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us further develop and improve the content and design of our site. We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable about you.

Third Party Links
The third party links contained in this site will let you leave the CREIA website. The presence of any linked advertisers in the website is not meant to indicate or imply the approval or endorsement of any added inspection-related services by the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA). No representation is made as to the legal validity or adequacy of any provisions or statements made by any link. No advertiser’s statement is meant to (or implied to) expand the scope of the CREIA Standards of Practice. Be aware that the adding of new inspection-related services may also add new legal liability as well as require further expertise for a home inspector. Please be fully informed of both the expertise needed and possible additional liability that may occur when adding new services to your inspection business. If you desire professional or legal advice, consult an appropriate professional for clarification. CREIA neither endorses, supports nor receives any financial remuneration (other than ad space revenue) from these companies. CREIA assumes no liability for any promises made, or for any products and services provided by these advertisers. They are present solely as a resource for those interested in such products and services. It is up to the individual to determine the validity of the products & services they choose to purchase. 

CREIA reserves the right to maintain information on users who have violated our Policies and Procedures or who have had their access to us blocked in order to detect repeat offenders.

If you prefer, you can contact CREIA by phone, fax or mail. Call us at (800) 848-1342 during our business hours; M-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm PST; fax us at (916) 443-6719 or mail your inquiry/order to:

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
1000 Q Street, Suite 203
Sacramento, CA 95811

 

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