Article 19.30: Security of IDX Listings

Section 30 Security of IDX Listings

Each Member Participant is required to employ appropriate security protection such as firewalls on their websites and displays, provided that any security measures required by MLS GRID may not be greater than those employed by MLS GRID. Each Member Participant shall make reasonable efforts to avoid “scraping” of the MLS GRID Data by third parties or displaying of that data on any other website. Reasonable efforts shall include but not be limited to (a) Monitoring the website for signs that a third party is “scraping” data and (b) Prominently posting notice that any use search of data on the website, other than by a consumer looking to purchase real estate, is prohibited. If a Member Participant suspects “scraping” of the data has occurred, the suspicion and any evidence must be reported to MLS GRID or their applicable MLS immediately. (Updated 11/2020)