Last updated July 13, 2015
What this policy covers
BuildingGreen, Inc. values your privacy. This notice describes what information we collect and how we use it.
We collect only information that you provide us through activity on our website, in order to improve our services. We will not disclose your information to any third party, except for the specific purposes outlined below, and never for sales or marketing purposes.
Information we collect
We use a third-party service that employs "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer. When you visit, search, or navigate our website, we may automatically collect the following information: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; your device type; pages you view on our website; links you click on our website; your IP address; the length of time you visit our site; and the referring URL, or how you got to our site. Especially when you first arrive at our site, this information may be anonymous; at other times, especially when you sign in, this information may be associated with your name and account information.
To help us make emails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open email from us and click links. We might also receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information. An example of this might be an updated mailing address from a delivery service.
Can I opt out?
You may refuse to accept cookies, or remove them at any time, by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. This will limit our collecting of information. However, key features of our websites, such as signing in, rely on cookies, and our websites won’t function optimally if you refuse them. Either way, when you visit our websites you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out in this policy.
Information we disclose
We will never disclose your personal information to any third party for sales or marketing purposes.
When we do disclose your information to third parties will be for one of the following purposes:
- To comply with a judge’s order.
- To have an analytics service that we hire process the information on BuildingGreen’s behalf, in which case that service would be bound to keep your information private.
- To provide you with content and services, such as reporting continuing education units to credentialing organizations, or providing you access to content on third-party platforms. BuildingGreen is very selective about who we partner with to provide such services, but you should also review the privacy policies of those groups when you sign on with them.
At times we share aggregated information with the public or specific third parties. As an example, we have published blog posts discussing our ten most popular articles based on aggregate website traffic. No personally identifiable information is shared in a situation like this.
How we use this information
Our goal is to our make our website as useful as possible to you. Understanding how our site is used is critical to us in assessing which content is working for you and how to improve your experience. In addition to informing overall website design and content development, we may use the information that you provide for responding to your requests, processing orders you place with us, or otherwise supporting your experience as a user and/or customer.
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, encryption, SSL, firewalls, and internal restrictions on who may access data to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
BuildingGreen does not retain credit card numbers used to purchase our products and services.
Changes to this policy
We reserve the right to revise this policy. If this policy changes, we will notify all customers and registered users via the email addresses we have on file.
122 Birge Street, Suite 30
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Please also see our terms and conditions.