Privacy Policy / Terms and Conditions

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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The Online Privacy Policy of Crozier & Henderson Productions, Inc. (hereafter referred to as “CHP”).

At CHP, we are dedicated to protecting your personal information and we pledge to keep it confidential and secure, in accordance with your decisions. We are rapidly developing our service to meet your needs, and therefore CHP reserves the right to modify this policy without advance notice. Currently this Online Privacy Policy applies to all users of this website, whether they are general visitors to the public portions of our website or consumer users who complete information request forms.

Our Privacy Pledge

Our privacy pledge to you is this: we will not share any private information that personally identifies you (“personal information”) with any third party, such as Member Home Builders, unless you register and express interest in a specific builder community, set of communities or other promotions.

The only exceptions to this pledge are that we reserve the right to disclose personal information to protect our rights or property as required by operation of law, or at the request of government regulators or other law enforcement officials and the courts (including the issuance of a valid subpoena). We shall have no duty to notify you of such compliance with the law.

What information do we collect?

CHP learns certain information about you from your visit to our site, and what we do with this information depends on what you do when you are visiting the site. This policy explains the current uses for this information. This policy lets you know what choices and security you have with respect to information CHP collects.

Unless you complete one of the information forms, send us an e-mail, or use other products and services that are or will be available on CHP’s website, we collect and store only the following information about you: the domain/IP Address from which you accessed the Internet, the date and time you access the site, and the pages you visit. This information is not linked to a user name. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to various portions of our website and to help us improve our service.

If you do complete one of the information forms, send us an e-mail, or use other products and services that will be available on CHP’s website, we will collect and store the information you enter. What we collect depends upon what you enter. We reserve the right to keep all information in an off-line form, for archival purposes or as otherwise required by law.

How We Use Your Information

To help you with your home search, CHP will deliver your contact information and personal search information via email to Member Builders or third party when you show interest in their product or a similar product while visiting hotonagents.com. Member Builders and third party’s want to help you with your new home search. They will provide you with valuable incentives and information about communities you find of interest. If you wish to no longer receive information from a specific Member Builder or third party simply “unsubscribe” from their email notifications.

We will send the following information to Member Builders and third party’s when you show interest in their product or similar products while visiting hotonagents.com:

Under My Hot On! Homes:
Email Address
Contact Information

We only send your information to Member Builders and third party’s when you visit hotonagents.com and show interest in their product. If you do not want to have you information automatically sent to Member Builders or third party’s simply stop using hotonagents.com Or, if you do want to continue using hotonagents.com but do not want to have your Contact Information sent automatically to Member Builders or third party’s when you show interest in their products contact our Support Department.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to help customize our services as well as to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We will never attempt to read any other cookies or files that may be on your computer, including cookies that may have been placed on your computer by other websites that you may have visited.

Generally, we use cookies to:

1. Remind us of who you are to permit the tailoring of content to better match your interests and/or preferences. These cookies will be stored on your computer when you register and modified as you use our services.

2. Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing one of our websites is given a unique cookie that is then used to determine the extent of use and to tailor our services based on your interests and behavior.

3. Track your progress and measure traffic patterns so we can learn how our services are used and can improve the user experience.

CHP is an affiliate of Hot On Real Estate Services, LLC, which is a licensed real estate broker (Texas Real Estate Broker License #0583214) that is eligible for and does earn sales commissions on the sale of homes the leads for which may or may not derive from use of our website.

Social Login

We collect your public profile data only from your consent that you grant before initiating Social Login, from the social network used to login at our website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

We use Google Analytics to track social shares made at our website. Google automatically collect and store certain information in their server logs which includes device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account, in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

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Facebook Like

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

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Twitter Tweet

We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

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GooglePlus Share

We use a GooglePlus widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share our webpages using your GooglePlus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

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Linkedin Share

We use a Linkedin Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Pinterest Save official button

Pinterest Save

We use Pinterest Save widget at our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

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TERMS OF USE


The website is registered to, owned and operated by CHP with its headquarters located in Dallas, TX. By use of this website, you agree to abide by (hereinafter, the “Agreement”) the following terms and conditions:

RESTRICTION ON USE OF MATERIALS

HotOn! and CHP are registered trademarks of Crozier and Henderson Productions, Inc. The material used on this website is owned by CHP and is provided solely for the personal use of its users. The site contains material: (i) created by CHP which is protected by applicable copyright and trademark law or (ii) used with the consent of its owner or creator. The reproduction, re-creation, retransmission or other use of any of the material on this website, whether text, visual image, audio, video, or computer software, without the express written permission of CHP is expressly prohibited. Further, this site is intended solely for non-commercial use.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER

CHP does not warrant or make any representations of any kind with respect to the materials contained on this website. Reliance upon any of the material on this site is at your own peril. Although the Company endeavors to provide accurate information, this site is intended to be for general reference purposes only. This information is not to be construed to be an offer or solicitation of sale. Product information, including pricing and availability is subject to change at any time. This website may contain inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date information. Your sole and exclusive remedy for issues relating to the material on this site shall be to discontinue accessing the site and using the information or material obtained. The user and the Company agree that CHP shall not be liable for any damages relating to the use of, or reliance upon, such material.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU HEREBY WAIVE, DISCLAIM AND RELEASE CHP, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, FROM ALL CLAIMS OF ANY KIND (SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS, OR CLAIMS FOR INTEREST), RELATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO, OR ARISING FROM, YOUR ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE OR THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

You hereby acknowledge and agree that CHP shall not be responsible for any damage to your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of access to or your downloading of any material from the site.

CHP may provide links to other websites maintained by other third parties. CHP has not reviewed these linked sites, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that CHP shall not be responsible for the content, products or services offered in such sites. To the extent applicable, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws regarding material obtained from this or linked sites.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

It is agreed and understood that this Agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with, and subject to, the laws of the State of Texas, except to the extent they are superseded or preempted by the laws of the United States. If any provision of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid, unlawful, void or otherwise not enforceable, the parties agree that the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

It is understood and agreed that this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, representatives, successors and assigns. CHP reserves the right to collect and use information in accordance with its Online Privacy Policy.

TERMINATION

This agreement shall remain in force and effect until terminated by CHP. In the event of termination of this Agreement, restrictions imposed upon you by this Agreement, including all disclaimers, waivers, releases and limitations of liability, shall survive.

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REAL ESTATE AGENTS


We value our real estate agents! In order to provide services to our real estate professionals and partner home builders, CHP requires all real estate professionals attending any CHP events to be licensed in the state of Texas with a clear ACTIVE status with the state and CHP.

Invitations for CHP and partner events are for licensed and active Real Estate Agents and from time to time their registered clients. Any individual that is not an Agent, or client attending with your agent, please do not attend these events.Inactive agents are not eligible for prizes, cash, or real estate agent benefits at any CHP event.

CHP ACTIVE status includes but is not limited to the following requirements:

  • An individual must maintain Active Licensing Status in the state of Texas (See Texas Real Estate State Requirements below)
  • Must be an active licensed real estate agent for residential real estate properties.
  • Must have contracted on a home as the agent/broker in the last six (6) months.
  • Must be the signing licensed agent backed by an active broker and/or brokerage firm.
  • Must have a current and valid maintained license in the state of Texas.

In the event that a real estate agent does not meet any of the requirements, CHP has the sole right to eject an individual from the program. Real estate agents may petition for reinstatement upon completed the requirements for Active Status. Should a dispute arise regarding active status, a licensed real estate agent may submit documents to support any active status claims to the CHP advisory board. Final active status will be determined by the discretion of the CHP real estate agent advisory board. Rules and regulations of this program are subject to change without notice. Any event promotion, prize, or prize value is subject to change. Restrictions apply.

Texas Real Estate State Requirements

Salesperson Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Salesperson License and to become and maintain an active real estate professional status with CHP:

  • An individual must be a citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien, eighteen (18) years of age or older and a legal resident of Texas.
  • Have successfully completed 180 hours of required education including:
    • Real Estate Principles (60 classroom hours)
    • Law of Agency (30 classroom hours)
    • Law of Contracts (30 classroom hours)
    • Promulgated Contracts Forms (30 classroom hours)
    • Real Estate Finance (30 classroom hours). (Related course credit may no longer be used to meet education requirements for a salespersons license).
  • File your application:  https://www.trec.texas.gov/become-licensed/sales-agent
  • Education course completion documents must be submitted to TREC after applying online or with your paper application.
  • You are required by law to have fingerprints on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) so a background check can be performed. Fingerprints on file for other agencies will not be accepted.
  • Once your application has been received, processed and education is satisfied, the applicant will be notified of eligibility to sit for the examination.  License examinations are administered by a national testing service contracted by TREC / TALCB.  The exam eligibility notification will have instructions for contacting the exam administrator and obtaining a copy of the Candidate Handbook to register for the exam.  The Candidate Handbook contains information about the examination, study material, and instructions for making an exam reservation.  Two forms of current signature identification are required for admission to a testing site.  The name on the identification must match the name on the application for a license.  The examination must be passed within one year from the date the application is filed with TREC.  Effective 01/01/16, if you fail the exam more than three times, additional education will be necessary.
  • Before you can practice as a licensed salesperson you must arrange for a Texas real estate broker holding an active license to sponsor you as a salesperson. Applicants and inactive salespersons are not authorized to act as real estate agents.  While you are not required to have a sponsoring broker to file an application for a license, a Salesperson Sponsorship Form is included with the application materials. If you wish, you may file the sponsorship request along with the application. Once all licensing requirements have been satisfied, TREC will send an active salesperson license to the broker, and you may act for the broker on receipt of the license.
  • You are not authorized to perform any act for which a real estate license is required until an ACTIVE Texas Real Estate Commission license is in the possession of your sponsoring broker.

A criminal history may make an individual ineligible for a license.  Please find TREC’s criminal history eligibility guidelines set out in Texas Occupations Code §53.025 and TREC Rule 541.1.   Potential applicants may request a criminal history evaluation by submitting a completed Moral Character Determination Form to TREC prior to applying for a license.

Broker Licensing

Requirements to Obtain a Broker License and to become and maintain an active real estate professional status with CHP:

To be eligible to apply for a real estate Broker License, an individual must furnish the Commission satisfactory evidence of successfully completing the following:

A. At least four years active experience in Texas as a licensed real estate salesperson or broker during the 60 month period immediately preceding the filing of the application;

Or

If licensed as a broker in another state, not less than four years active experience as a licensed real estate salesperson or broker during the 60 month period immediately preceding the filing of the application.

AND

An applicant must demonstrate not less than 3600 points of qualifying practical experience obtained during four out of five years as required by §535.56(b) of the Rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission. One of the supplemental forms promulgated by the commission must be used:

(1) To report qualifying experience with an application use  TREC No. BL-A, Supplement A-Qualifying Experience Report for a Broker License.

(2) To report qualifying experience after an application for a broker license is filed use  TREC NO. BL-B, Supplement B-Qualifying Experience Report for a Broker License after an Application has been filed.

B. 270 classroom hours of core real estate courses.

A 30-hour Real Estate Brokerage course must be completed as part of the 270 core hours.

C. An additional 630 classroom hours in  related courses acceptable to the Commission. A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university satisfies all of the “related” education requirements for a brokers license. A copy of the college transcript awarding the degree must be submitted as evidence of completion of the degree.

  • File your application to become an individual real estate broker:  https://www.trec.texas.gov/become-licensed/individual-real-estate-broker
  • After you have met the experience requirement and completed your education, you may then file and pay for the Application for Broker License by an Individual. Evidence of successful completion of any education that has not been posted to your records with our office should be submitted via credit transcript or certificate and submitted with your application. DO NOT submit original transcripts or course completion documents. Keep the originals for your personal files and send photocopies to the Commission.
  • Provide fingerprints, pursuant to §1101.3521 of the Real Estate License Act, and pass your background check.
  • License examinations are administered by Pearson VUE, a testing service company. Once your application has been received, processed and accepted, you will receive notification that you may obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Brochure (CIB) to register for the exam. The CIB will provide instructions on how to make reservations to take the examination and contains study material and instructions about licensing. A copy of the CIB can be downloaded from the PSI web site. Please DO NOT attempt to register for the exam without first receiving notification from our office.  The examination must be passed within one year from the date the application is filed with the commission office.
  • You are not authorized to perform any act for which a real estate license is required until an ACTIVE Texas Real Estate Commission license is in your possession.

Salesperson Renewing Under the SAE (Sales Agent Apprentice Education) requirement

  • All active and inactive salespersons, who are under the  Sales Agent Apprentice Education (SAE) requirement, must show evidence of having completed a minimum of 90 hours in qualifying real estate education and 4 hours in Legal Update I and 4 hours in Legal Update II prior to the first two year license term, for a total of 278 hours by the end of the second year of licensure. Evidence of successful course completion must be posted to the TREC computer system prior to the online renewal process or the license will expire. Evidence of course completion cannot be submitted during the online renewal process. You may use the  SAE Cover Sheet, and you must submit your hours at least 10 days prior to the date you wish to renew online. Course completion certificates may be mailed to or faxed to TREC’s Education Section at (512) 936-3863. Please allow 10 business days for processing.

Salesperson MCE Renewal (Not subject to SAE Requirements)

  • As of 1/1/2016 all active salespersons not subject to Salesperson Apprentice Education (SAE) requirements are required to complete MCE for an active license renewal. The MCE requirement is 18 classroom (clock) hours of TREC approved MCE courses. This must include the non-elective 4-hour Legal Update I course, the 4-hour Legal Update II course, and 10 hours of approved CE elective topics.   A licensee cannot obtain credit for a course that was not approved for MCE at the time the course was conducted. A course may not be repeated for credit during the same license period. Providers are allowed 10 days to submit proof of course taken.
    • 4 hours Legal Update I
    • 4 hours Legal Update II
    • 10 hours of elective credit
  • MCE course providers are responsible for notifying TREC when a licensee has completed an MCE course. However, if you are seeking MCE elective credit for the following types of courses, you must forward your documentation to TREC:
    • Core real estate course
    • Out of state continuing education course
    • A course approved by the State Bar of Texas for MCLE participatory credit

Broker MCE Renewal

  • A broker or a designated broker of a business entity, who sponsor one of more sales agents during their current license period or a delegated supervisor of one or more license holders for a period of six months or more during the supervisors current license period, must also attend a 6 hour Continuing Education (CE) Broker Responsibility course.
  • All active brokers are required to complete MCE for an active license renewal. As of 1/1/2016, the MCE requirement is 18 classroom (clock) hours of TREC approved MCE courses. Fourteen of the 18 hours must include the non-elective 6-hour Broker Responsibility course, 4-hour Legal Update I course, a 4-hour Legal Update II, plus 4 hours of approved CE elective topics.   A licensee cannot obtain credit for a course that was not approved for MCE at the time the course was conducted. A course may not be repeated for credit during the same license period. Providers are allowed 10 days to submit proof of course taken.
    • 6 hours Broker Responsibility
    • 4 hours Legal Update I
    • 4 hours Legal Update II
    • 4 hours CE elective topics
  • MCE course providers are responsible for notifying TREC when a licensee has completed an MCE course. However, if you are seeking MCE elective credit for the following types of courses, you must forward your documentation to TREC:
    • Core real estate course
    • Out of state continuing education course
    • A course approved by the State Bar of Texas for MCLE participatory credit