Who We Are

Our website address is https://www.marealtor.com/.

Protecting your privacy is important to us. To assure you of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® commitment to protecting your privacy, the following statement discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for www.marealtor.com.

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® maintains this website to provide you with information, and for education and communication. You may download material displayed on this site for non-commercial, personal use only, provided that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the contents of this site for public or commercial purposes, including text, images, audio, and video without the permission of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Personal information that can identify you, such as name and address, is collected only when voluntarily offered and solely for purposes that are clearly identified. Personal information is used to contact you when necessary, and you may opt out of receiving future mailings. If you supply your telephone number online, you may receive telephone calls with information regarding orders you have placed online, new products and services, or upcoming events.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Non-personal information is collected to track the total number of guests visiting www.marealtor.com and to guide efforts to improve the site. The non-personal information includes the browser type and operating system being used by visitors; areas of the sites visited; date and time of access; host or service-provider information, and identification of the referring site. This information is used exclusively for internal purposes and is not disclosed to any third parties.

Who We Share Your Data With

All information acquired through orders is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required to fulfill your order or by law. If you communicate with The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® via e-mail, your e-mail address and any information you provide voluntarily will be collected and retained as part of your record. The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® may share your email address with affinity royalty partners for marketing purposes. You may be contacted via email to send you information and marketing information, as well as other communications to which you have subscribed. You may unsubscribe at any time.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Credit information that you and credit authorizers provide when you make payments by credit card or electronic check for products, dues, or other services via electronic transaction will only be used to process the transaction you request. MAR does not process or store your credit card information. All credit card transactions are conducted through a third-party vendor. MAR does not control what any third-party vendor does with the information submitted.

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® has technological and operational security functions in place to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized individuals have access to the data you provide, and that access is limited by need.

What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data

You may be requested to provide demographic and profile data during your visit to www.marealtor.com. Your compliance with this type of request is strictly voluntary. If you choose to provide this information, it will be used to tailor your experience at the site, showing you content that you might be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences.

This Privacy Policy may be updated or modified at any time without notice, so you are urged to revisit this policy periodically. The most current version of the Privacy Policy can be found at www.MARealtor.com/privacy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 9/25/2020.