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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

myHomeSpot.com is committed to providing an accessible website for all to utilize, including those with disabilities. All the pages on our website will meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Conformance.

We have incorporated an accessibility plugin, provided by UserWay, to assist our clients with accessibility on our website.

The accessibility widget is located in the corner of the screen of this website and shall scroll with page. It provides accessibility tools to help you better navigate our website. Click on the icon to expand the Accessibility Menu. From there, you can utilize several accessibility tools to ensure a seamless user experience for all our customers, current efforts are focused on delivering digital experiences that: 

     – Are compatible with commonly used screen readers
     – Have full keyboard operability
     – Communicate all necessary information without dependency on color
     – Ensures video accessibility

Here For You

Our team is here for you. Please reach out if you have any questions about utilizing this widget or if you would like us to provide additional information for you in any additional manner.

Continued Improvements

It is our policy to continuously monitor our website to provide accessibility and equal access to information to all. Additionally, we complete an annual review to find ways to improve our accessibility.

We welcome your suggestions on how to continue to improve our website’s accessibility for all. Please contact us if you have any suggestions or ideas on how to better improve your web experience.

FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT

myHomeSpot.com is an
Equal Opportunity Housing Partner!

We strongly believe in the One America Principles and Fair Housing Act.
  • We welcome you and want to do business with you.
  • We will base our decision and opinion of you on who you are, not on any preconceived stereotypes or ingrained value judgments.
  • We subscribe to the Federal Fair Housing Act and its principles.
  • We embrace and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to our communities and our nation.
  • We will help you find opportunities to rent or buy the home you choose.
  • We will market home ownership to the public and reach out to people who may not know that home ownership is a realistic option.
  • We will make sure you know there is a full range of housing choices available to you and encourage you to consider all communities and neighborhoods.
  • We will make every effort to maintain open two-way communication. If we do not share a common language, We will work with you to find someone who can interpret.
  • We have incorporated these principles in my daily operations and our overall business plan. We would be proud to share the plan with you.
  • We am here to help you meet your real estate needs because you are the reason we are in business!
  • Please let us  know about any cultural or special needs that you have so our business relationship will be comfortable and successful.

Fair Housing – It’s Your Right

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race or color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Handicap
  • Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18)

What Housing Is Covered?

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker and housing operated by organization and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

What Is Prohibited?

In the Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:

  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental
  • For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.

In Mortgage Lending: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:

  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan
  • Refuse to provide information regarding loans
  • Impose different terms or conditions on a loan
  • Discriminate in appraising property
  • Refuse to purchase a loan or
  • Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan.

In Addition: It is illegal for anyone to:

  • Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right
  • Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to:
    • single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.

Additional Protection If You Have A Disability. If you or someone associated with you:

  • Have a physical or mental disability (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex and mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Have a record of such a disability or
  • Are regarded as having such a disability

Your landlord may not:

  • Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your dwelling or common use areas, at your expense, if necessary for the handicapped person to use the housing (Where reasonable, the landlord may permit changes only if you agree to restore the property to its original condition when you move.)
  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services if necessary for the handicapped person to use the housing.
    • Example: A building with a “no pets” policy must allow a visually impaired tenant to keep a guide dog.
    • Example: An apartment complex that offers tenants ample, unassigned parking must honor a request from a mobility-impaired tenant for a reserved space near her apartment if necessary to assure that she can have access to her apartment.

However, housing need not be made available to a person who is a direct threat to the health or safety of others or who currently uses illegal drugs. Requirements for New Buildings: In buildings that are ready for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, and have an elevator and four or more units:

  • Public and common areas must be accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Doors and hallways must be wide enough for wheelchairs
  • All units must have:
    • An accessible route into and through the unit
    • Accessible light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats and other environmental controls
    • Reinforced bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars and
    • Kitchens and bathrooms that can be used by people in wheelchairs.

If a building with four or more units has no elevator and will be ready for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, these standards apply to ground floor units. These requirements for new buildings do not replace any more stringent standards in State or local law.

Housing Opportunities For Families Unless a building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, it may not discriminate based on familial status. That is, it may not discriminate against families in which one or more children under 18 live with:

  • A parent
  • A person who has legal custody of the child or children or
  • The designee of the parent or legal custodian, with the parent or custodian’s written permission.

Familial status protection also applies to pregnant women and anyone securing legal custody of a child under 18. Exemption: Housing for older persons is exempt from the prohibition against familial status discrimination if:

  • The HUD Secretary has determined that it is specifically designed for and occupied by elderly persons under a Federal, State or local government program or
  • It is occupied solely by persons who are 62 or older or
  • It houses at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of the occupied units; has significant services and facilities for older persons; and adheres to a published policy statement that demonstrates an intent to house persons who are 55 or older. The requirement for significant services and facilities is waived if providing them is not practicable and the housing is necessary to provide important housing opportunities for older persons.

A transition period permits residents on or before September 13, 1988 to continue living in the housing, regardless of their age, without interfering with the exemption.

If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated HUD is ready to help with any problem of housing discrimination. If you think your rights have been violated, you may fill out the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form in this brochure, write HUD a letter or telephone the HUD Hotline. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with HUD, but you should file it as soon as possible.

What to Tell HUD:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of the person your complaint is against (the respondent)
  • The address or other identification of the housing involved
  • A short description of the alleged violation (the event that caused you to believe your rights were violated)
  • The date(s) of the alleged violation

Where to Write: Send the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form or a letter to the HUD regional office nearest you (addresses on the Complaint Form) or to:

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Room 5204
Washington, D.C. 20410-2000

Where to Call: If you wish, you may use the toll-free Hotline number: 1-800-669-9777. (In Washington, D.C. call 708-0836.)

If You Are Disabled: HUD also provides:

  • A toll-free TDD phone for the hearing impaired: 1-800-927-9275. (In Washington, D.C., call 708-0836.)
  • Interpreters
  • Tapes and Braille materials
  • Assistance in reading and completing forms

What Happens When You File A Complaint?

HUD will notify you when it receives your complaint. Normally, HUD also will:

  • Notify the alleged violator of your complaint and permit that person to submit an answer
  • Investigate your complaint and determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe the Fair Housing Act has been violated
  • Notify you if it cannot complete an investigation within 100 days of receiving your complaint

Conciliation:

HUD will try to reach an agreement with the person your complaint is against (the respondent). A conciliation agreement must protect both you and the public interest. If an agreement is signed, HUD will take no further action on your complaint. However, if HUD has reasonable cause to believe that a conciliation agreement is breached, HUD will recommend that the Attorney General file suit.

Complaint Referrals:

If HUD has determined that your State or local agency has the same fair housing powers as HUD, HUD will refer your complaint to that agency for investigation and notify you of the referral. That agency must begin work on your complaint within 30 days or HUD may take it back.

What If You Need Help Quickly?

If you need immediate help to stop a serious problem that is being caused by a Fair Housing Act violation, HUD may be able to assist you as soon as you file a complaint. HUD may authorize the Attorney General to go to court to seek temporary or preliminary relief, pending the outcome of your complaint, if:

  • Irreparable harm is likely to occur without HUD’s intervention
  • There is substantial evidence that a violation of the Fair Housing Act occurred
    • Example: A builder agrees to sell a house but, after learning the buyer is black, fails to keep the agreement. The buyer files a complaint with HUD. HUD may authorize the Attorney General to go to court to prevent a sale to any other buyer until HUD investigates the complaint.

What Happens After A Complaint Investigation?

If, after investigating your complaint, HUD finds reasonable cause to believe that discrimination occurred, it will inform you. Your case will be heard in an administrative hearing within 120 days, unless you or the respondent want the case to be heard in Federal district court. Either way, there is no cost to you.

The Administrative Hearing: If your case goes to an administrative hearing HUD attorneys will litigate the case on your behalf. You may intervene in the case and be represented by your own attorney if you wish. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will consider evidence from you and the respondent. If the ALJ decides that discrimination occurred, the respondent can be ordered:

  • To compensate you for actual damages, including humiliation, pain and suffering.
  • To provide injunctive or other equitable relief, for example, to make the housing available to you.
  • To pay the Federal Government a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest. The maximum penalties are $10,000 for a first violation and $50,000 for a third violation within seven years.
  • To pay reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.

Federal District Court: If you or the respondent choose to have your case decided in Federal District Court, the Attorney General will file a suit and litigate it on your behalf. Like the ALJ, the District Court can order relief, and award actual damages, attorney’s fees and costs. In addition, the court can award punitive damages.

In Addition You May File Suit: You may file suit, at your expense, in Federal District Court or State Court within two years of an alleged violation. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court may appoint one for you. You may bring suit even after filing a complaint, if you have not signed a conciliation agreement and an Administrative Law Judge has not started a hearing. A court may award actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees and costs.

Other Tools to Combat Housing Discrimination:

  • If there is noncompliance with the order of an Administrative Law Judge, HUD may seek temporary relief, enforcement of the order or a restraining order in a United States Court of Appeals.
  • The Attorney General may file a suit in Federal District Court if there is reasonable cause to believe a pattern or practice of housing discrimination is occurring.

For Further Information: The Fair Housing Act and HUD’s regulations contain more detail and technical information. If you need a copy of the law or regulations, contact the HUD regional office nearest you or:

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Room 5116
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410-2000
(202) 708-2878

PRIVACY STATEMENT

As your Real Estate Property Management Company, we have always protected your right to privacy. Like all providers of personal financial services, we are now required by law to inform our clients of our policies regarding privacy of client information. Any information provided on our website is viewed and used only by myHomeSpot.com, and is NOT sold or given to third parties for any reason.

Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect

We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization. Parties to Whom We Disclose Information For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees, and in limited situations, to our affiliates or unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients’ Information

We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards. Please call if you have any questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us.

WEBSITE COOKIES STATEMENT


What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small bits of data we store on the device (computer, mobile phone, tablet or any other mobile device) that you use to access any of our websites (the Sites), so we can recognize repeat users. Each cookie expires after a certain period of time depending on what we use it for. Like most commercial websites we use cookies on our web pages. We use cookies for several reasons. Below we list and describe the various types of cookies we use on our site.

By using our websites, you expressly consent to the use of cookies as described on this page as well as in our Privacy Statement. Please see below for details on each of the types of cookies we use.

What Cookies Do We Use?
Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on the Sites. We will also be updating this policy before 25 May 2018 (to include detailed lists of cookies used on each of our Sites to include information about type of cookie, expiry periods and links to third party sites where applicable).

The Sites use both 1st party cookies (which are set by the Sites being visited) and 3rd party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of our Sites).

Required or Essential Cookies
Certain cookies are necessary in order for the Sites to operate correctly. For example, we use cookies to authenticate you. When you log on to our websites, authentication cookies are set which let us know who you are during a browsing session. We set these automatically.

Functionality Cookies
These cookies are used to enable certain additional functionality on our websites, such as storing your preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and preventing users from taking the same form multiple times. This functionality improves user experience.

Preference Cookies
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Sites accordingly.

Social Media Cookies
Social media cookies collect information about social media usage for the purpose of serving relevant ads to users.

Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the Sites, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Sites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites, rather than the usage of a single person. We use the information to analyse the Sites’ traffic.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies
We may use cookies to market our services to you on third party websites. For example, if you visit our website, you may then see an advertisement for our services on certain third party websites you visit in the future. Information about this is described under the paragraph in our Privacy Policy which is entitled “We may disclose the presence of a cookie to advertise our services.”

We sometimes use cookies delivered by third parties to track the performance of our advertisements. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited our websites. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after we receive it. This process helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We also contract with third-party advertising networks that may collect IP addresses and other information from web beacons on our websites, emails, and on third-party websites. Ad networks follow your online activities over time by collecting website navigational information through automated means, including through the use of cookies. They use this information to provide advertisements about products and services that may be of interest to you. You may see these advertisements on other websites. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

How Do I Manage Cookies?
If you’d like to remove or disable cookies via your browser, you certainly can. You’ll want to refer to your browser’s configuration documentation to do this since the steps for doing so are usually browser-specific. One important note is that if you do go this route, this might adversely impact your ability to use our services effectively. Enabling cookies ensures a smoother experience when you use our site.

To learn more about how to disable cookies you can refer to this link:

https://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1 

LEGAL NOTICES AND FEEDBACK

Contacting myHomeSpot.com

Email:   Inbox@myHomeSpot.com
Phone:  (850) 453-5555
Mail:  225 N Pace Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32505

 

Legal Notices and Service
Any legal notices should be sent certified mail, return receipt requested to:

Legal Department
Glenn Dorsey Inc, D/B/A myHomeSpot.com
225 N Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32505-7915

You can also contact our CEO by email: CEO@myHomeSpot.com

 

Changes to Policies and Statements
We are always reviewing our practices to make sure they comply with best practices and our policy statements. Sometimes, we’ll need to update the policy to reflect changes in our products, services, technology, and uses of data. We won’t change the policy in a way that reduces your rights or significantly changes the way we use or share data without telling you ahead of time and giving you a chance to stop using our services if you want.

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