Effective: July 22, 2009


At Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island, Inc. (“HHIMLS”), we are fully committed to the protection and security of any information that you provide to us as a user of our website.  We want you to know that we truly respect your privacy, so you can enjoy using our services which allow us to better serve your needs.


Our Privacy Policy discloses our approach to privacy and how your personal information is collected and used. Your use of our website constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to the practices it describes.  This Privacy Policy applies only to the Public side of our HiltonHeadMLS.com website.


What Information We Collect


Generally speaking, our website is informational.  We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you voluntarily provide it, such as when you send us an email, fill out a form to contact an agent, or fill out a form to email information about a listing to a friend.


HiltonHeadMLS.com  is not intended for use by those people under the age of 18.  HiltonHeadMLS.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from those people under 18 years of age.


As is the case when you visit most websites, to adminiAs is the case when you visit most websites, to administer our site, your visit triggers the automatic logging of certain anonymous information about your computer system such as the type of browser you use, the server name and your “IP” (Internet Protocol) address.  When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer using the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the “address” where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address.”  This address does not contain any personally identifiable information.


How We Protect Your Information.

We want our visitors to know that we take the security of your information very seriously and that we will use our best efforts to protect the files in our data systemWe maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information.


You need to know, however, that due to the open communicative nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that communication between you and us, and between us and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties nor can we be responsible for information stolen from our servers or computer systems by information harvesting software which may have the ability to scrape data.


How We Use Your Information.


When we ask you for information, we tell you, or it will be clear, why we need any personally identifying information from you either to fulfill a request from you or to provide information or services to you, such as when you send us an email, fill out a survey,  fill out a form to contact an agent, or fill out a form to email information about a listing to a friend.


When you request to contact an agent through the “Contact Agent” option within a listing we share the information that you provide with that agent.


If you supply us with your email address on-line you may receive periodic emails from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events.  If you do not wish to receive such email please opt out where this option is available, or let us know by emailing us at privacy@hiltonheadmls.com, or writing to us at the address below. Please provide us with your exact name and email address and we will be sure your name is removed from our list.


We may have to disclose, transfer, sell or assign your information obtained through this website, or otherwise in our possession, to a third party as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of HHIMLS. We may also have to make information obtained through this website, or otherwise in our possession, available to law enforcement personnel and agencies when requested to do so or as required by law.


Third Party Applications.

This Site may employ the use of third party applications, such as Microsoft Virtual Earth.  These third party applications may collect information about your interaction with these applications.  Your use of these third party applications is subject to their respective Terms of Use and other policies.


We Want To Provide Only Information You Want.

We want to provide only information you want from us. If you do not wish to receive information from us, you can specify your preference by emailing us at privacy@hiltonheadmls.com.


Links to Other Sites

We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which this site links. We do not take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products, privacy policies or other material made available through any other site nor do we endorse other sites. Please direct your concerns to that other site's webmaster or appropriate contact.


Cookie Technology.


Cookie technology may be employed on our website.  Cookies help us keep track of the pages that you visit while on our website.  In case you did not know, “cookies” are small text files sent by Web servers to be stored on the computers of website users. These files often contain personalization settings or unique identifiers to keep track of your information and to help us understand the movements of users within and between websites.


You Can Change Your Information.


You can update or correct your contact information by emailing us at:  privacy@hiltonheadmls.com.


Privacy Statement Changes.


We reserve the right to change or amend our Privacy Policy to address new issues of privacy and information security and to reflect changes to our website or business practices. Any new changes and/or amendments will be posted on this page.  Each version of this policy may be identified by its effective date which is located at the top of the page.


Questions About Our Privacy And Information Security Practices? 


Your visit to this site is subject to both this notice and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the law of the State of South Carolina.


If you have any questions about our privacy practices or procedures, please feel free to contact us at:





Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island, Inc.
P.O. Box 5134
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938


We will promptly address your inquiry.