Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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: 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.


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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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, 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. 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.

Publisher’s Notice

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms of Use set forth the policies regarding your use of this website and any of our services.

Changes and Acceptance

Your use of our website and services is governed by these terms. By using our website or accessing any of our services, you are accepting these terms.

We reserve the right to update or modify these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice.

Indemnity and Release

You agree to release, indemnify and hold the BIPOC IC Council and their officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of this website or our services, any user content on this website, your connection to this website or our services, or your violation of these Terms of Service.

You are aware of local, state and federal labor laws, which apply to you, and will be in compliance with them.

If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.

We do not give any guarantee or warranty that this website is free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.

Termination or Modification of Services & Inability to Access

We may, at our sole discretion and with or without a refund, with or without cause (any such cause may include your violation of these Terms of Use), and with or without prior notice, cancel your access to our services, and block or remove your profile and all related information, content, or other data.

We may also in our sole discretion and at any time modify or discontinue providing services through this website or otherwise with or without notice. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of our services and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Any liability we may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access this website or our services, or from any use of the or reliance on the data transmitted, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Third Party Websites and Materials

The BIPOC Council or third parties may provide links or other access to other websites and materials. We have no control over such sites and resources and we are not responsible for and do not endorse such sites and materials. We have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed to be otherwise objectionable.

You further acknowledge and agree that the BIPOC Council will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your accessing or use of any content, events, goods or services available on or through any such websites or materials. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using our website or services are between you and the third party, and you agree that the BIPOC Council is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.

User Conduct

When using this website or our services you are solely responsible for all content or data that you upload, post, email, or otherwise use, as well as all interactions you have with other users. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of this website or our services. We do not monitor interactions between you and other members as a matter of course and have no obligation to do so. We do however reserve the right to do so if we wish.

You agree that all content or data and interactions with other users must not:

  • Infringe on any intellectual property, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • Contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; 
  • Pose or create a privacy or security risk to any person; 
  • Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from this website or our services by electronic or other means for any purpose;
  • Constitute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial or transactional activities, or any other form of solicitation; 
  • Be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, stalking, intimidating, tortious, violent, misleading, misinformation, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, inflammatory, hateful or bigoted, or be otherwise objectionable; 
  • Restrict or inhibit any other person from using or enjoying our website or services, or which may expose the BIPOC Council or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the services or servers or networks connected to the services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the services;
  • Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  • Further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or
  • Obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website or our services;
  • assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

You agree that your use of these services is at your own risk.

We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action against anyone who violates this provision, including but not limited to, removing the offending content from the services, suspending or terminating the account of such violators, and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. 

Reporting Misconduct & User Disputes

We encourage you to report misconduct. If you interact with anyone through this website or our services who you feel is acting or has acted inappropriately, including but not limited to offensive, violent or sexually inappropriate behavior, who steals from you, or engages in any other disturbing conduct, or in any way violates the User Conduct towards you, we strongly encourage you to immediately report such person to us and any appropriate authorities. 

You also agree that the BIPOC Council will have no liability or responsibility for those interactions or any conflict or dispute that might occur as a result.

Use of the forum or any interactive portions of this site are also subject to our Forum Agreements.