Privacy Policy


The Canadian Real Estate Association (“CREA”) is committed to clearly explaining to you what it does with your personal information. On this webpage you’ll find information about the types of personal information we gather, how we use it, and whether we provide some of that information to anyone else.

For starters, you’ll see that we refer to “privacy policy” and “privacy policies” throughout this webpage. Don’t get confused! The simplest way to wrap your head around this is to think of CREA’s “privacy policy” as the combined total of all of CREA’s “privacy policies”, which are specific portions of our overall policy.

When we say “personal information” what we mean is any information about an identifiable individual not including:

  1. The name, title, business email, business address or telephone number of an individual when collected, used and disclosed solely for the purpose of communicating or facilitating communication with the individual in relation to their employment, business or profession;
  2. Aggregated information that cannot be associated with a specific individual.

It’s also important to note that CREA interacts with people falling into several different categories. This includes:

Individuals using the website or mobile application versions of in order to find out information on properties they are interested in.
Individuals browsing one of our other websites like our corporate website,
Our members, AMITAIRI®, who have access to a suite of membership services.
Global Affiliates, real estate professionals in foreign jurisdictions who have contracted with CREA in order to get access to a suite of affiliate services
Buyers and sellers, who may have provided listing information to their AMITAIRI® and now see that their property is advertised on