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Web Site Privacy Information


recognizes that respecting user privacy over the Internet is of utmost importance. This privacy statement is designed to provide information about the privacy and data collection practices for the site: The Site is operated by BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES .

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our site coordinator via email or call:

  • 412.831.1500
  • Click Here For Direct Email

Identifying Information. In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of the Site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to process an order, offer services that require registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. Generally, BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES requests identifying information when you:

  • Register on any of our web sites.
  • Place an order.
  • Provide feedback to an online survey or tell us about an idea or suggestion.
  • Participate in a rebate program, contest, or other promotional offer.
  • Request information or files from technical support or customer service.

In these instances, BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES will ask for your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and other appropriate information needed to provide you with these services. In all instances, if you receive a newsletter or other mailing from us, you will always be able to “unsubscribe” to these mailings at any time.

What BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES Will Do With Your Information. If you choose to give us personal information for any of the purposes above, this information is retained by BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES and will only be used by BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES to support your customer relationship with us. We will only contact you if further information is required from you to complete a service.

What Others May Do With Your Information. BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES does not share, rent, or sell any personally identifying information provided through our Site (such as your name or email address) to any outside organization for use in its marketing or solicitations. From time to time BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES may use agents or contractors who will have access to your personal information to perform services for BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES (such as DATABASE MAINTENANCE OR SIMILAR ACTIVITIES), however, they are required by us to keep the information confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services for BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES. In addition, BOSTEDO APPRAISAL SERVICES may also share aggregate information about its customers and its web site visitors to advertisers, business partners, and other third parties. For example, we might share that our users are x percent PCs users and y percent Macintosh users. None of this information, however, will contain personal, identifying information about our users.

BOSTEDO APPRASIAL SERVICES On-line Store. The BOSTEDO APPRASIAL SERVICES On-line Store is designed to give you a secure gateway when purchasing products or services. To access the services purchasing page, you will need to have a user name and password which will be emailed to you for temporary use.

When purchasing products/services through the our web site, the order form will also ask you to provide a daytime telephone number. However, the telephone number is only used to quickly resolve questions relative to an order, such as to clarify customer email addresses that are inactive, or entered incorrectly.

Third Party Links does provide links to other sites. Other Internet sites and services have separate privacy and data collection practices. Once you, BOSTEDO APPRASIAL SERVICES cannot control, and has no responsibility for, the privacy policies or data collection activities at another site.


At times, we will use a feature on your web browser to send your computer a “cookie”. We do not use cookies to retrieve any personal information from your computer. We only use cookies to learn ways to enhance our Sites, and to give you better, more personalized service while in our web site. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is sent. However, some functions of the Sites will not function if you refuse cookies. These areas of our web site will have information posted about cookies, and when a cookie will be uploaded to your computer.

Children’s Privacy Protection

BOSTEDO APPRASIAL SERVICES is sensitive to the heightened need to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13. The vast majority of the material on our web site is not intended for children and is not targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect data from children and, if we learn that we have received personal data from a child, we will remove this information from our database.

Changes to this Policy

BOSTEDO APPRASIAL SERVICES may from time to time revise its privacy policy. You should therefore periodically visit this page, so you are aware of any such revisions. We will not, however, use your existing information in a manner not previously disclosed. You will be advised and have the opportunity to opt out of any new use of your information.

Contacting Us. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and/or the practices of our web site, please do not hesitate to email us or call the number below:

  • Bostedo Appraisal Services
  • 412.831.1500
  • Click Here For Direct Email

Credit Card Security

We know customers are concerned about credit card security. We use one of the worlds largest funds transfer agencies – PayPal for online purchases and we can also swipe credit cards at the time of inspection. If you choose to use a PayPal account, your personal credit card information will not be given to BOSTEDO APPRASIAL SERVICES.


Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Privacy Requirements (for the Appraiser) as of July 1,2001
  1. Real Estate Appraisers and Lender Clients.
    Where an appraiser performs an assignment for a lender or financial institution (and not an individual), the appraiser will not be subject to the Final Rule’s (GLB) privacy notice requirements because the appraiser will not have a “consumer” or “customer” as defined by the (GLB). In this situation, the appraiser will not have to provide any notices. The privacy regulations permit the appraiser to disclose information that is “necessary to effect a transaction.” Privacy Policy.
  2. Summary Of Requirements When Dealing With “Consumers”.
    A consumer is an individual who engages an appraiser to perform an appraisal for personal, family or household purposes. A consumer is a person with no continuing relationship with the appraiser and who obtains his or her appraisal in an isolated, one time transaction.When a real estate appraiser deals directly with a consumer, the appraiser will be subject to certain notice requirements under the Final Rule (GLB) if the appraiser is going to disclose to third parties any non public personal information collected about the consumer. In that case, the appraiser must first provide to the consumer an Initial Privacy Notice and an Opt-Out Notice.
  3. Summary Of Requirements When Dealing With “Customers”.
    When an appraiser has a continuing relationship with a consumer, that consumer becomes a”customer” under the Final Rule (GLB). The Final Rule permits the appraiser to disclose information that is necessary to “necessary to effect a transaction”. If the appraiser is going to disclose to third parties any information collected about the customer outside of this exception, the appraiser must first provide an Initial Privacy Notice, an Opt-Out Noticeand an Annual Privacy Notice.
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