We know that your privacy is very important to you. That's why protecting any personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address or phone number that you provide to us is of the utmost importance to BuildEffective, Inc. ("BuildEffective
We summarize below the basic information policies and practices in place on BuildEffective.com
Information we may collect
You can browse BuildEffective.com without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Certain features and services on BuildEffective.com require that you register or supply some information that allows us to identify you. We collect some information automatically from your computer while you browse our sites, such as where you go on BuildEffective.com and what you do there. We may collect information that can identify you ("personal information"), such as your name and email address, (i) when you (or other users) provide it to us when using our website or in some other manner, or (ii) from other BuildEffective businesses, from our business partners, and from other third parties. We may combine the personal information that we receive from different sources.
We also may collect other types of information in the following ways when you visit our Site:
- Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users' movements around our site and understand trends.
- We may assign your computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your online experience.
- We may use standard Internet tools, such web beacons, which collect information that tracks your use of our website and enables us to customize our services and advertisements.
When you register on BuildEffective.com, we collect and store your e-mail address and a password. When you participate in some of BuildEffective.com services, you may also choose to provide the following personal information:
- Profile information, including first and last name, member or user name and location
- Contact information, including email address, mailing address and phone number
- Project information, including comments and other content you post
- Other information that allows us to personalize your BuildEffective.com experience - for example, your filter and profile preferences
We may get additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, you might contact customer support or respond to a survey, or we might get a third-party complaint about you.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 on this site. If we were to do so, we would comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Information others may collect
We may allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our websites.
- We do not provide any personal information to these companies.
- These companies may use tracking tools, such as cookies, to collect information about computers used to view or interact with their advertisements.
- Some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers consumers the ability to opt out of ad targeting by all member companies.
- If you post information about yourself or others, or communicate with others using our website, please note that we cannot control who reads your postings or what they do with the information you provide. We encourage you to use caution in posting personal information.
How we may use information we collect
We may use information to:
- Fulfill your requests for products, services, alerts or career opportunities;
- Offer products and services that may be of interest to you;
- Customize the advertising and content that you see on our website;
- Facilitate use of our website;
- Manage your account and your preferences;
- Analyze use of and improve our website, products and services;
- Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our website; and
With whom we may share information we collect
We will not share your personal information with others except as indicated below, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to opt out. We may share personal information with:
- Service providers, such as credit-card payment processors, performing services on our behalf;
- Other BuildEffective businesses;
- Other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer you products, services, and promotions through our website or offline; and
- Other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users.
We may share aggregated, non-personal information in any of the above situations and also with advertisers and others.
Some portions of BuildEffective.com
allow you to contribute ratings, reviews, tags, comments, and other content on our Site. This content may be displayed publicly on BuildEffective.com
and elsewhere on the web. The reviews and comments you publish may be displayed with your member or user name. Registered members can unpublish reviews by logging in to their accounts. For some of our features, other members may be able to request email notifications of your new public content or publish their own comments to your reviews. You can also choose to make your project information public, but they are private by default.
We may use the public content to develop aggregate ratings, personalize site views, market products or identify or feature popular members. For example, we may promote most popular or highest-earning reviews and members. While we don't expect to transfer the complete review rating and web of trust database to others (except as discussed in this policy), we use the database throughout our network and to generate results for others.
At any time, you have the ability to opt out of receiving marketing communications from BuildEffective, but you may not opt out of administrative emails (for example, emails about your transactions or policy changes) while you are a member of BuildEffective. You can opt out by either changing your preferences or using the link provided at the bottom of each email message.
If you send emails to a recipient through our site, they will receive your email address and any personal message you include. Although we do not retain in any easily retrievable way the addresses you email, these emails are not private communications. You may not use our email tools to send spam or content that violates the User Agreement.
BuildEffective does not tolerate spam. We do not send emails to anyone without permission, and we do not sell or rent email addresses to any unauthorized third party. This does not mean that we can prevent spam from happening on the Internet. If you believe that you have received an unsolicited email from us, please contact our Privacy Department and we will investigate.
You may choose:
- Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our website;
- To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features or services of our website may not function properly;
- To review and update your personal information by contacting us at the email address below or, if you have an online account on our website, by logging into that account.
BuildEffective takes appropriate physical, electronic, and other security measures to help safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure. Information you provide to us is stored on secure database servers. Any profile pages that display your personal data is password-protected. We recommend that you do not share your passwords with anyone. BuildEffective will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also, if you are using a computer that others have access to, such as one in a computer lab, Internet cafe or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window when leaving our site.
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