User Agreement

Last updated: 01/10/23

We care about your privacy and know that it is very important to you. That is 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. As a result, we have prepared this Privacy Policy to let you know the manner in which we collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage the personal information you entrust to us. When you provide personal information at our Site, you are consenting to the manner in which BuildEffective will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information. We summarize below the basic information policies and practices in place on (the ”Site”).

Information We May Collect

You can browse without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Certain features and services on require you to register or supply 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 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 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, we collect and store your e-mail address and password. When you participate in some of services, you may also choose to provide the following personal information:
    • Profile information, including first and last name, member or username, and location
    • Contact information, including email address, mailing address and phone number
    • Project information, including comments and other content you post
    • Payment information such as such as your credit/debit card number, security/CVV code, and expiration date
  • Other information that allows us to personalize your 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.


You may not (and shall not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Services or the Site, or remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices displayed on the Site. Except as provided above, you may not reproduce, print, cache, store or distribute content retrieved from the Site in any way, for any commercial use without the prior written permission of BuildEffective or the copyright holder identified in the relevant copyright notice.


You agree not to modify the Services in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Services, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Services or portions of the Services. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by BuildEffective for use in accessing the Services.


Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing contained in this Agreement or on the Site shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, expressly, by implication, by estoppel or otherwise, with respect to any of BuildEffective’s content or any third party’s content. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


If you choose to forward content from the Site via email through our Services to the extent that we offer such a capability, you agree that you will only forward such content to willing recipients known to you and that you will not use the Services for engaging in spam or other unauthorized conduct.

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,
  • Enforce our Terms of Use.

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.

Public Content

Some portions of allow you to contribute ratings, reviews, tags, comments, and other content on our Site. This content may be displayed publicly on and elsewhere on the web. The reviews and comments you publish may be displayed with your member or username. 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.

E-mail Communications

Choice/Opt-Out. 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.


Email Tools. 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.


Anti-Spam Policy. 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.


Your choices

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.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending you an email to the email address you most recently provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or our information practices, please contact us by email or postal mail below:

BuildEffective, Inc.

Attention: Privacy
Address: 120 Newport Center Drive. Newport Beach, CA 92660