To help you sell, buy or lease real estate, REALTORS
and real estate boards need to collect, use and disclose some of your
personal information. This form provides you with information about, and
obtains your consent to, such information handling practices.
may include information about your property (such as listing and selling
price, lease rate, listing term, etc.).
is a member of a real estate board, the British Columbia
Real Estate Association (BCREA) and of The Canadian Real Estate
Association (CREA). REALTORS
in BC are licensed under the Real
Estate Services Act. Brokerage refers to the real estate company where
is licensed. The boards are British Columbia real
estate boards that are members of BCREA. REALTORS
of real estate as part of a co-operative selling system, otherwise known as
System. A MLS
System is a member-to-member cooperative
selling system for the purchase, sale or lease of real estate that is owned
or controlled by a board, includes an inventory of listings of participating
, and ensures a certain level of accuracy of information,
professionalism, and cooperation amongst REALTOR
How is my personal information collected?
Most personal information will be collected directly from you through the
Disclosure Statement) and through discussions you have with the
to whom you are giving this consent. Some information may
be collected from other sources such as government departments and
and mortgage brokers.
To whom may my personal information be disclosed?
Your information may be disclosed to (or may be accessible by) the
legal advisors, service providers, BCREA, the Real Estate Council of
British Columbia (RECBC), CREA and members of the public, for the
purposes described below.
Not all of your information will be accessible to each of the above-
mentioned entities. For example, once the listing term has ended, the
general public will not have access to your information, unless it is
otherwise available through public registries or publications (e.g., Land
Why is my personal information collected, used and disclosed?
Your personal information may be collected, used and disclosed for some
or all of the primary uses set out below.
1a) To list/market your property on the MLS
System in accordance with
the terms and conditions of the MLS
System and the boards.
1b) To allow members of real estate boards (including REALTORS
appraisers) to value your property.
1c) To market your property through any other media (both print and
1d) To help you locate a suitable property to buy or lease.
1e) To facilitate the purchase and sale or lease transaction both before
and after the completion of your transaction or entering into of
legal advisors, government departments and agencies and third
parties engaged in connection with the purchase and sale or lease
transaction, such as photographers, appraisers and other service
providers, and by communicating with you to coordinate any of the
foregoing or to ensure your satisfaction with any of the foregoing
and the real estate services provided to you in connection with the
1f) To allow the boards (including REALTORS
) to compile current and
historical statistics on sales and property prices and lease rates,
and to conduct comparative market analyses. Information about
your property will be retained in the MLS
System and handled
published by the boards from time to time for these purposes after
your property has sold or leased or your listing has expired (if you
are a seller/landlord) and after you have purchased or leased your
property (if you are a buyer/tenant).
1g) To enforce codes of professional conduct and ethics for REALTORS
(by cooperating with the boards, BCREA, RECBC, CREA and other
1h) To comply with legal requirements and to act pursuant to legal
The above-mentioned primary uses are a necessary part of your
relationship with the REALTOR
to whom you are giving this consent.
Will my personal information be collected, used and disclosed for
any other purposes?
Your personal information may also be collected, used and disclosed for
the secondary uses set out below. These secondary uses are optional.
If you do not want your personal information used or disclosed for any
of these secondary uses, you may opt out of granting consent to any
of them by initialing the “Opt Out” box(es) to the right of the secondary
use(s) to which you do not want to consent.
2a) The REALTOR
to whom you are giving this consent (or
their brokerage) may communicate with you in the future
to determine whether you require additional real estate
2b) The REALTOR
to whom you are giving this consent (or
their brokerage) may communicate with you to provide
information about other products or services that may
2c) Other REALTORS
may communicate with you to
determine if you require additional real estate services.
2d) The boards, and other REALTORS
communicate with you to participate in surveys.
You may withdraw your consent to any or all of the secondary uses in the
future by contacting the REALTOR
to whom you are giving this consent
or that REALTOR
Contact information for all boards can be obtained from BCREA (website
www.bcrea.bc.ca or telephone 604.683.7702).
I/We consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information
as described in this Privacy Notice and Consent form.
BC 1008-F REV. JULY 2019 COPYRIGHT
PRIVACY NOTICE AND CONSENT