Privacy Policy

Because we value your patronage, we want to address any privacy concerns you may have. To that end, we have set forth my privacy policy for handling the information you share with me online.  we want your decision to do business with me to be an informed one.


1. Collecting Information

When you visit our website or any of our other online or print forums or if you contact us directly or if we contact you directly, we may collect information about you that you voluntarily choose to share with us.  This identification information may include, but is not limited to, your name, your physical address, your e-mail address, your telephone number and fax number, details of your real estate needs, lending needs and preferences.

When visiting our website or any other online forums, you may be directed, through hyperlinks, to other websites that are beyond our control. Furthermore, when you are visiting my website or my online forums, other companies, such as third party advertisers, sponsors, partners and IDX providers, may be gathering information about you. This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection of information by those other companies and websites. Although we encourage third parties to provide their own privacy policies, we not responsible for their activities, such as how they handle the information they collect online.


2. Using Information Collected

We primarily use the identification information you voluntarily share with us to customize your online experience and to do what you have asked of us.  We also use your identification information to tell you about our products and services, but you may instruct us not to send communications to you by following the procedure indicated below under “Contacting Us.” On occasion, we use your identification information to validate your identity.  As for usage tracking data, we primarily use that information to operate and improve our website, and to further our marketing efforts.

As a general rule, we do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties. We may, however, share your information with our own personnel, service providers, agents or brokers or persons involved in a transaction of which you are a principal to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests or represent you.   We may also share your information with our affiliates and other third parties, but we will not share it with unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes.   We reserve the right to disclose your information under limited circumstances, such as to cooperate with law enforcement or judicial authorities as required by law or legal process, to protect our own legal rights, to facilitate a transaction, request, contract, escrow or offer on your behalf, or to protect the public good.

Whenever you are online, you run the risk that the information you give out will fall into the wrong hands. Although we implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to safeguard your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us. We accept no responsibility or liability for the activities of third parties.


3. Updating Information

If you would like to review the information about you that we have collected through my website, or to change that information, you can make that request by following the procedure indicated below under “Contacting Us.” We may require that you verify your identity before we process your request.


4. Updating my Privacy Policy

We may, from time to time, change our Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any changes by posting my updated Privacy Policy on my website and inserting a new “Effective Date.”


5. Contacting Us

If you would like to send us a request as indicated above, or if you have any other questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, you may contact us by e-mail by clicking here or call me at: 

Merrill & Associates™ Real Estate

4815 El Camino Real

Atascadero, CA 93422


805-226-5505 (Fax)


6. Authorization and Opting Out

By filling out any of our online forms, requests, property notify pages, registration pages, contact us pages, IDX requests pages, giving us your email or phone number, or by asking any questions, you authorize Merrill & Associates Real Estate and any of its Agents/Brokers, employees or any other Agents/Brokers contracted by or referred by Merrill & Associates™ Real Estate to contact you by Phone, Fax, Email or in Person.

If you would like to "Opt out" and not be contacted by Merrill & Associates™ Real Estate, Please send an email with the subject heading "OPT OUT" and we will place you on our Do Not Contact List.  We can also be reached at 805-226-5500 or by mail at the following address:

Merrill & Associates™ Real Estate

4815 El Camino Real

Atascadero, CA 93422


7. Cookies

During your visit and or registration process we may place a cookie on your computer/device to help determine that you are a registered user.  This cookie gives us information to determine if you have registered with us to avoid having you re-register each time you visit our site.  This cookie is only valid for that particular computer/device and browser you are using.  There may be multiple cookies stored on each of your computers/devices you use to access our site.  If you delete your cookies you may be asked to register again on our site to begin the cookie placement process again.


8. Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 5-31-11


Cassandra Merrill Broker/Owner (CA DRE #01333095)

Merrill & Associates Real Estate (CA DRE #01862762)