Privacy Policy

The Mountain Lakes Board of REALTORS® (MLBOR) has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and so that you, as a visitor to the MLBOR website, will be aware of the uses made of information that may be generated because of you using our website.

What information is generated when you visit the MLBOR website?

Depending on how you use our web site, certain types of personal and non-personal information may be generated and collected. For example, you may give us your name or email address when you complete a registration screen, respond to a questionnaire, or submit an email to us. We will use any personal information that you provide to us, primarily to fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested or collected (e.g., if information is provided because of you emailing us, we will use the information provided, such as email address, to respond to you).

Find a REALTOR® and Affiliate Services Directory

MLBOR is a private trade association consisting of real estate professionals. As one of the many benefits of membership with MLBOR, we make available on our website searchable databases of our members and affiliates.  These directories can be used by the public to locate and contact our members by such characteristics as name, company, or affiliate service type.

The member information made available through the directories is intended to contain only the business information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available on our website the personal home addresses or phone numbers of our members, unless an individual member indicates that a personal address, cell phone, or home phone number is their primary contact information.

Directors and Committee Members

We make available on the website the names of members who are serving as directors or committee members of MLBOR, as well as their primary contact phone number and email address.

"Contact Us" Feature

Like most sites on the Internet, our website contains a feature that allows you to contact us with your comments or questions. The information collected through the "Contact Us" feature is used to investigate and respond to your inquiries. If you are a member, we may also use the information you provide to update our membership records.

Links to Other Sites

In many areas of our website, we have included links to other websites, which we feel add to or improve the quality of our website. While we hope you find these links helpful, we cannot assume responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any linked site. Therefore, we encourage you to investigate and determine the privacy policy and practices of any linked site prior to providing information to the linked site.


We may from time to time create and use surveys on our website. Most surveys will be simple "click box" surveys where you click a box on the screen to indicate your response.  However, we may from time to time ask you for your name, email address, or demographic information. If a survey does ask you for this information, we will use the information to complete the survey, compile statistics and update member records.


Advertising space on our website will be available to advertisers who purchase ad space in our print publications. The advertising space on the website will be a graphic link to the actual Internet site or email address of the advertiser.

While we hope you will find our advertisers' products helpful, we cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy practices of our advertisers. Therefore, like any other Internet site you may visit, we encourage you to become knowledgeable of the privacy policies and practices of our advertisers prior to providing information on their sites.

Public Forums

We may provide chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups on our website.  While we feel these features will be helpful to the users of our web site, we will not monitor them regularly nor will we be responsible for what is said or done because of them.  Please remember that any information you disclose on these types of features will be accessible to the public and you should exercise caution prior to disclosing any personal information on these features.

Required by Law

We may disclose information provided by you if we are legally required to do so, such as by court order or subpoena.


We use industry accepted tools and procedures that protect the files in our data system and have established an offline privacy policy regarding the membership and other information maintained by MLBOR. SSL encryption is used to transmit sensitive data such as credit card numbers to the site. You need to be aware that due to the open communication nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that communication between you and us and us and you will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, nor can MLBOR be responsible for members’, affiliates, and service providers’ information stolen from our website by information-harvesting software which may have the ability to scrape data, such as your email address.

Children's Guidelines

Our website does not currently attempt to collect or solicit information from people who are under the age of eighteen. However, given the anonymous nature of the Internet, it is possible that someone under the age of eighteen may access our website and provide us with personal information. If this situation occurs and it is brought to our attention, we will not use the information in any way without prior parental consent and we will take all reasonable steps to prevent it from occurring again.

Member Corrections/Updates

If you are a member and there is information about you on our website which needs to be corrected or updated, please feel free to email us at or write to us at 93 Tennessee Street, Murphy, North Carolina 28906.

Contacting Our Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy/Security Policy, the practices of our website, or your dealings with our website, please feel free to email us at or write to us at 93 Tennessee Street, Murphy, North Carolina, 28906.

Privacy Statement Changes

MLBOR reserves the right to change or amend its Privacy/Security Policy to address new issues of privacy and information security and to reflect changes to our website or business practices. If we make material changes to this policy in how we use your personal information, we will notify you here, by email (to members), or by means of a notice on our home page.